The primary goal for International Gay & Lesbian Review (IGLR) is to provide abstracts and evaluations of books. Preference will be given to constructive critiques and substantive, yet concise, comments that will be of help to readers, researchers, and authors alike. Because the readers of IGLR come from many nations, many disciplines, and from outside academia, reviewers are expected to write in jargon-free, clear language that is accessible to a larger audience. Racist, sexist, heterosexist or other discriminatory writing will not be published, but the editors encourage expression of a wide spectrum of lesbian and gay ideas, reflecting the diversity of homoerotically inclined people in different nations, classes, ethnicities, ages, and genders.
Due to the explosive growth of publishing about lesbian and gay subjects, it is nearly impossible for readers to keep up with the large number of books being written. The purpose of the IGLR is to abstract and/or review as many books as possible on any subject relating to female or male homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender or sexual variance. Both nonfiction and fiction books will be reviewed, and the IGLR will solicit and include unpublished Ph.D. dissertations and Master’s theses as well. The editors especially encourage coverage of books that deal with subjects transcending the boundaries of a single nation.
The purpose publishing IGLR online is to be distributed freely and widely, to the largest possible audience—beyond academia, beyond the USA—to our communities in the widest, international sense.
Translation of reviews into other languages is encouraged. We are seeking “Language-specific” Editors willing to maintain mirror sites of International Gay & Lesbian Review. Other volunteers are needed as well. Interested individuals should contact the editors to discuss their interest.