LGBTQ Pride Month originated in 1970. It first spread to major American cities, and now is celebrated around the world. Because nontraditional sexuality and gender considerations were severely stigmatized until quite recently, many libraries find themselves with very little depth in their collections and resources devoted to helping people understand and research topics in this area.
Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender, the largest collection of resources available to support the study of gender and sexuality, was introduced to address this dearth of information. LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part II expands the breadth of unique, fully searchable primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues—and provides extensive coverage of underrepresented LGBTQ communities.
The path to today: A brief timeline
While LGBTQ history has hundreds of milestones, we’re highlighting a few to share primary source content from the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series.
The next step
Help your community, students, educators, and researchers discover vast, rare, and unique primary sources that document LGBTQ history. Take the next step and request an archive trial.
Upcoming webinar June 15
Join Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Deb Sica, chair of ALA’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, as they discuss how to serve an underrepresented population and protect content from censorship. Register now.