Leslie Buxbaum Danzig and Kris Trujillo spoke with Tableau about queer readings. Here are some of their recommended texts on the topic. 

From Leslie Buxbaum Danzig’s syllabus for Queering the American Family Drama, presented in the order they were read in class:

The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life, Michael Warner (Free Press, 1999)*
Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, José Esteban Muñoz (University of Minnesota Press, 1999)
• “Queer Belongings: Kinship Theory and Queer Theory,” Elizabeth Freeman, from A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007)
“‘Quare studies’, or (almost) everything I know about queer studies I learned from my grandmother,” E. Patrick Johnson, Text and Performance Quarterly, Vol. 21, 2001 – Issue 1
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Gloria Anzaldúa (Aunt Lute Books, 1987)

Recommendations from Kris Trujillo, alphabetical, with essential texts in bold:

Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History, Kadji Amin (Duke University Press, 2017)
The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection, Judith Butler (Stanford University Press, 1997)
Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern, Carolyn Dinshaw (Duke University Press, 1999)
No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive, Lee Edelman (Duke University Press, 2004)
Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, José Esteban Muñoz (New York University Press, 2009)
Closet Devotions, Richard Rambuss (Duke University Press, 1998)
• “White Glasses,” from Tendencies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (Duke University Press, 1993)
Object Lessons, Robyn Wiegman (Duke University Press, 2012)
The Calendar of Loss: Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS, Dagmawi Woubshet (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015)

* No link is available because the publisher closed its business.

Photo Creds: 
Photo courtesy of Leslie Buxbaum Danzig