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Gender Studies: LGBTQ Studies

LGBTQ STUDIES

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies houses over 3,000 linear feet of material about the GLBT experience. Located in Minneapolis, it includes published material, organizational records, personal manuscripts, informational files, films, music, textiles, posters, and other items. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages.  Limited, but interesting digital collections are searchable from this address.

The Transgender Collection of the Oak Park (IL) public library site offers access to a wide variety of works, sorted by genre, subject and reading audience.  In essence, a good bibliography for both age-related and subject-related student research.

Gay and Lesbian Studies is by nature cross-disciplinary, covering a wide range of intellectual bases: literature, history, religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, medicine, law, fine arts, and others. Resources in this subject area may be found in nearly every division of the Research Libraries. This guide offers multiple trajectories into a richly varied field. From the New York Public Library.

Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers and journals from a variety of libraries in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.  Most from the second half of the twentieth century.

Queerzine Archive Project (QZP) An archive of queer zines, searchable by a variety of terms and subjects.

Women’s Liberation Movement Print Culture. Speeches, essays and manifestos from the 1960s and 19070s.

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing First research institute focused exclusively on LGBT health.  Pertinent articles and research materials.

Queer Comic Book Database. An impressive independently run database, with a wide variety of series.

Freedom to Marry.  Historical background of the right to marry between 2004 and 2016.

Family Support:  Resources for Parents of Transgender & Gender Diverse Children.

The New York Public Library LBGTQ Initiative. Links to collections, including archival materials, exhibitions, programs and book recommendations.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Federal and agency initiatives serving a variety of populations with survey reports and behavioral health resources.

National Black Justice Coalition. “ NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBTQ/SGL equality.”

Transgender Law CenterAdvocates self-determination for all people.  Valuable links to a variety of resources.

Lilly Library is a founding member of PALNI, ALI, and The Oberlin Group


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