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Monographs & Edited Volumes

  1. Solitary Pleasures: The Historical, Literary and Artistic Discourses of Autoeroticism . Co-editor with Paula Bennett. New York: Routledge, 1995.
  2. Science and Homosexualities. Editor. New York: Routledge, 1997.
  3. The Erotic Imagination: French Histories of Perversity . New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  4. L'irrésistible ascension du pervers entre littérature et psychiatrie. Trans. Guy Le Gaufey. Paris: Editions et Publications de l’Ecole Lacanienne, 2000.
  5. Homosexuality and Science. A Guide to the Debates . Controversies in the Sciences series, ed. Daniel Kevles. Foreword by Richard Pillard. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Press, 2002.
  6. Litoral 33: Una Analitica Pariasitaria Raro, Muy Raro. Jean Allouch, Vernon Rosario, Mayette Viltard. Buenos Aires, 2003.
  7. Guest editor, special volume on Intersexuality, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy 10(2), 2006.
  8. Guest editor, special volume on Gender Variant Children and Adolescents, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health 15(1), 2011.

Articles - Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. "Sexual Liberalism and Compulsory Heterosexuality." Journal of Contemporary French Civilization 16 (1992): 262-79.
  2. "Gay Genes: Analyzing the Evidence of Experience." Gender and Psychoanalysis 5(3) (2000): 209-219.
  3. "Science and Sexual Identity." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 57 (Jan 2002): 79-85.
  4. "An Interview with Martha J. Kirkpatrick, M.D." Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy 6 (2002): 85-98.
  5. "Perversion sexuelle et transsensualisme, Historicité des théories, variations des pratiques cliniques." L’Unbévue (Journal of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis) 19 (Spring 2002): 91-104.
  6. "An Interview with Judd Marmor, MD." Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy 7(4) (2003): 23-34.
  7. "The Biology of Gender and the Construction of Sex?" GLQ 10.2 (2004: 280-287.
  8. "Qué Joto Bonita! Transgender Negotiations of Sex and Ethnicity." Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy 8.1-2 (2004): 89-97.
  9. "Transforming Sex: An Interview with Joanne Meyerowitz author of How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States". Studies in Gender and Sexuality 5 (2004): 473-483.
  10. "An Interview with Cheryl Chase." Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy 10(2) (2006): 93-104.
  11. "Quantum Sex: Intersex and the Molecular Deconstruction of Sex." GLQ 15.2 (2009): 267-284.
  12. "African-American Transgender Youth." Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health 13 (2009): 298-308.
  13. "Gender Variance: An Ongoing Challenge to Medico-psychiatric Nosology."  Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health 15(1) (2011): 1-7.
  14. "The GAP Online LGBT Mental Health Curriculum." Co-authored with Mary E. Barber, Jack Drescher. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health 16 (2012):41-48.
  15. "Fustigating the 'One-Sex-Body' Thesis."  Studies in History and Philosophy of Biologal and Biomedical Sciences  48(A) (2014): 112-114.
  16. "Hurdling Over Sex? Sport, Science, and Equity." Co-authors: Nathan Q. Ha, Shari L. Dworkin, María Martínez-Patiño, Alan D. Rogol, Francisco J. Sanchez, Alison Wrynn, Eric Vilain.  Archives of Sexual Behavior 43 (2014):1035-1042.
  17. "Cultural competence and LGBT issues in psychiatry."  Psychiatric Times 32(7)(2015): 24-27.
  18. "The Growing Regulation of Conversion Therapy." Co-authored with the  GAP LGBT  Committee.  Journal of Medical Regulation 102(2)(2016): 7-12. (Winner of 2018 Federation of State Medical Boards Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing.)
  19. "Historical and Clinical Experiences Across the Gender Spectrum:  An Interview with Vernon Rosario by William Cornell." By Editor W. Cornell. Transactional Analysis Journal (2017).  DOI:
  20. "Psychosocial Screening in DSD: Psychometric Evaluation of the Psychosocial Assessment Tool." M.M. Ernst, M. Gardner, C. A. Mara, D.E. Sandberg and in collaboration with the DSD-TRN Leadership Group and the DSD-TRN Psychosocial Workgroup. Forthcoming in  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Articles - Non-Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. "Larry Miller" [an AIDS case study]. Co-authored with LeBaron Moseby. In The Harvard Medical School AIDS Casebook, ed. Harvey Makadon. Boston: Harvard Medical School, 1992.
  2. "Brown Skin, Gay Masks," HQ 3(2) (1994): 4-6, 27.
  3. "Genes in the Service of Gay Pride." In The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review 4(1) (Winter 1997): 24-25.
    Reprinted in The Best of the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review. Ed. Richard Schenider, Jr., 99-101. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.
  4. "Rise and Fall of the Medical Model: The Pathologization of Homosexuality from 1881 to 1973." In The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 6(4) (Fall 1999): 31-34.
  5. "Transgenderism Comes of Age." The Gay & Lesbian Review 7(4) (Fall 2000): 31-33.
  6. "The 'Gay Gene' Is Born." The Gay & Lesbian Review 8(5) (2001):13-16.
  7. "The Science of Sexual Liberation." The Gay and Lesbian Review 9(6) (2002):37-38.
  8. " 'Is It a Boy or a Girl?' Introduction to Special Issue on Intersexuality." Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy 10(2) (2006): 1-7.
  9. "The Fate of Sodomy Law in the U.S." Gay & Lesbian Review 15(6) (2008): 19-21.
  10. "The New Science of Intersex." Gay and Lesbian Review 16(5) (2009): 21-23.
  11. "Of Genes, Genitals, and Gender." Gay and Lesbian Review 18(4) (2011): 9-13.
  12. "Is Sexual Orientation Research Biased?" Gay & Lesbian Review 19(4) (2012): 24-26.
  13. "Rise and Fall of the Medical Model." Gay & Lesbian Review 19(6) (2012): 39-41.
  14. "Deep History of the AIDS Virus." Gay & Lesbian Review 20(1) (2013): 32-34.
  15. "How 'Sex' Undid John Money." Gay & Lesbian Review 23(1) (2016): 18-21.
  16. "On the Medicalization of Gender."  Gay & Lesbian Review 24(1) (2017): 25-27.
  17. "Magnus Hirschfeld Rediscovered." Gay & Lesbian Review 25(2) (2018): 29-31.
  18. "Gay Gangs."  Gay & Lesbian Review  25 (2018): Forthcoming.


  1. "Olfaction and the Primitive: Nineteenth-Century Thinking on Olfaction." Co-authored with Anne Harrington. In Olfaction and the Central Nervous System, ed. Michael Serby and Karen Chobor, 3-27. New York: Springer Verlag, 1992.
  2. "Phantastical Pollutions: The public threat of private vice in France." In Solitary Pleasures: The Historical, Literary, and Artistic Discourses of Autoeroticism, eds. Paula Bennett and Vernon Rosario II, 101-30. New York: Routledge, 1995.
  3. "Pointy Penises, Fashion Crimes, and Hysterical Mollies: The Pederasts’ Inversions." In Homosexuality in Modern France, ed. Jeffrey W. Merrick and Bryant Ragan, 146-76. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  4. "Trans [Homo] Sexuality? Double Inversion, Psychiatric Confusion, and Hetero-Hegemony." In Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transsexual Anthology, ed. Brett Beemyn and Mickey Eliason, 35-51. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
  5. "Homosexual Bio-Histories: Genetic Nostalgias and the Quest for Paternity." In Science and Homosexualities , ed. Vernon Rosario, 1-25. New York: Routledge, 1997.
  6. "Inversion’s Histories | History’s Inversions: Novelizing Fin-de-siècle Homosexuality." In Science and Homosexualities , ed. Vernon Rosario, 89-107. New York: Routledge, 1997.
  7. "Histoires d’inversion: Novelizing Homosexuality at the Fin-de-Siècle." In Articulations of Difference: Gender Studies and Writing in French , ed. Lawrence Schehr and Dominique Fisher, 100-18. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.
  8. "Masturbation." In Gay Histories and Cultures. Ed. George Haggerty, 572-73. New York: Garland Press, 2000.
  9. "Medicine and Homosexuality." In Reader’s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies, ed. Timothy Murphy. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.
  10. "Phallic Performance: Phalloplasty and the Techniques of Sex." In Body Parts: Critical Explorations in Corporeality , ed. Christopher Forth and Ivan Dalley-Crozier, 177-190. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2005).
  11. "On Sexual Perversion and Transsensualism." In Perversion: Psychoanalytic Perspectives/Perspectives on Psychoanalysis, ed. Dany Nobus & Lisa Downing, 323-342. London: Karnac Books (2006).
  12. "The History of Aphallia and the Intersexual Challenge to Sex/Gender." In The Blackwell Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies , ed. George E. Haggerty & Molly McGarry, 262-281. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing (2007).
  13. "Sex and Heredity at the Fins-de-Siècle." In Sexuality at the Fin-de-Siècle: The Makings of a "Central Problem," ed. Peter Cryle & Christopher Forth. Newark, DE, University of Delaware Press (2008).
  14. "Studs, Stems, and Fishy Boys:  Adolescent Latino Gender Variance and the Slippery Diagnosis of Transsexuality." In Transgender Experience: Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility, ed. Chantal Zabus & David Coad, 51-67. New York: Routledge (2014).

Book Reviews

  1. Yves de Smet. La neuropsychologie ‘pré-corticale’: Histoire de la localisation et de la constitution des ‘fonctions mentales supérieures’ de Thalès de Milet à Franz Josef Gall. In Bulletin of the History of Medicine 64 (1990): 300-1.
  2. Eugene Webb. The Self Between: From Freud to the New Social Psychology of France. In Isis 85 (1994): 541-2.
  3. Vern L. Bullough. Science in the Bedroom: A History of Sex Research. In Journal of the History of Medicine 50 (1995):154-55.
  4. Domna C. Stanton, ed. Discourses of Sexuality from Aristotle to AIDS In Bulletin of the History of Medicine 69 (1995): 332-35.
  5. Sander Gilman, Helen King, Roy Porter, G. S. Rousseau, Elaine Showalter. Hysteria Beyond Freud In Journal of the History of Medicine 50 (1995): 418-20.
  6. Mark S. Micale, ed. and intro. Beyond the Unconscious: Essays of Henri F. Ellenberger in the History of Psychiatry In Journal of the History of Medicine 50 (1995): 582-83.
  7. Richard Trexler. Sex and Conquest: Gendered Violence, Political Order, and the European Conquest of the Americas In American Indian Culture and Research Journal 20 (1996): 245-48.
  8. Simon LeVay. Queer Science In The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 3(4) (1997): 42-43.
  9. Bernice Hausman. Changing Sex: Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender. In Configurations 5 (1997): 243-46.
  10. Julia Epstein. Altered Conditions: Disease, Medicine, and Storytelling In The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 4(3) (1997): 39-40.
  11. Steven Epstein.  Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of KnowledgeIsis  88(4) (1997): 693-694.
  12. Timothy F. Murphy. Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research In The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 5(4) (1998): 48-49.
  13. Alice Domurat Dreger. Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex . In The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 6(2) (1999): 52-53.
  14. Paula Treichler. How to Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS In Committee on Lesbian and Gay History Newsletter 14(2) (Spring 2000): 33-35.
  15. "Where Gay and Straight Don't Suffice." Annick Prieur. Mema's House, Mexico City: On Transvestites, Queens, and Machos. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 8(3) (May-June 2001):38-39.
  16. "The Interpretation of Disease." Peter L. Allen. The Wages of Sin: Sex and Disease, Past and Present In The Gay & Lesbian Review 8(6) (Nov-Dec 2001): 36-37.
  17. Henry L. Minton, Departing From Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America In American Historical Review 107(5) (2002):1598-99.
  18. Robert A. Brookey. Reinventing the Male Homosexual: The Rhetric and Power of the Gay Gene In The Gay & Lesbian Review 10(4) (July-Aug. 2003):40-41.
  19. James N. Green, Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil. In The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy 7(4) (2003): 95-96.
  20. J. Michael Bailey. The Man Who Would Be Queen. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 10(6)(2003): 47.
  21. Joanne Meyerowitz. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States In The Gay & Lesbian Review 10(6)(2003): 47.
  22. Thomas Laqueur. Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation. In Bulletin of the History of Medicine 2004, 78: 908-909.
  23. Deborah Rudacille. The Riddle of Gender: Science Activism and Transgender Rights. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 13(3): 3941.
  24. Duncan Osborne. Suicide Tuesday: Gay Men and the Crystal Meth Scare. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 13(6)(2006): 35-37.
  25. Marcia Gallo. Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 14(5)(2007): 31-32.
  26. Steven Seidman. Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life. In The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy 11 (2007): 192-194.
  27. Richard C. Keller. Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa. In H-France Review 8(7) (January 2008).
  28. Joseph A. Massad. Desiring Arabs. In The Gay & Lesbian Review
  29. Lisa M. Diamond. Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire. In History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 30 (2008): 449-486.
  30. Andrew Koppelman, with Tobias Barrington. A Right to Discriminate? How the Case of Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale Warped the Law of Free Association. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 17(1)(2010): 39-40.
  31. Mary L. Gray.  Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 17(3) (2010): 39.
  32. Moe Meyer. An Archaeology of Posing: Essays on Camp, Drag, and Sexuality. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 18(5) (2011): 41.
  33. Jacques Balthazart.  The Biology of Homosexuality.  In The Gay & Lesbian Review 20(5) (2013):39-40.
  34. Chiara Beccalossi. Female Sexual Inversion: Same-Sex Desires in Italian and British Sexology, c. 1870-1920. In American Historical Review 118 (2013):1242-1243.
  35. Mary McAuliffe.  Twilight of the Belle Epoque:  The Paris of Picasso, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein and Their Friends through the Great War. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 22(3) (2015): 40.
  36. Tom Linkinen. Same-Sex Sexuality in Later Medieval English Culture.  In The Gay & Lesbian Review 23(4)(2016): 35-36.
  37. Wendy Doniger. Redeeming the Kama Sutra. In The Gay & Lesbian Review 23(5) (2016):30-31.
  38. Clayton J. Whisnant.  Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945.  In The Gay & Lesbian Review 23(6)(2016): 35-36.
  39. Ritch C. Savin-Williams.  Becoming Who I Am: Young Men on Being Gay.  In The Gay & Lesbian Review 24(4) (2017):34-35.
  40. Lynn Comella.  Vibrator Nation: How feminist sex-toy stores changed the business of pleasure.  In The Gay & Lesbian Review 24(5) (2017): 33-34.
  41. Amin Ghaziani.  Sex Cultures.  In The Gay & Lesbian Review 24(6) (2017): 34-35.