Bring Knowledge and Understanding to Your Community

LGBTQ civil rights issues were at the forefront of the news in 2015 with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and still today, dominate the headlines. While the need for information and understanding is great, the existence of material to support learning and acceptance is minimal. Until now.

With Archives of Sexuality & Gender, your library can be a leading provider to an underserved LGBTQ population and help inform community dialogue during this cultural shift. This vast digital collection enables users to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of study.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender is a rare and unique documentation of the past, including newsletters, organizational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other primary sources.

  • LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I (2016) brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source content on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities in the U.S. and world-wide. Topics covered include the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/Aids crisis, and more. Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives like the New York Public Library, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, GLBT Historical Society, Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc., and others.
  • LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part II (2017)
  • Emergence of Sexualities, 1860 - 1950 (2017)
  • Early Modern Gender and Sexuality, 1600 - 1860 (2018)

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