Sunday, October 12, 2014

LGBT History Month

October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month, and ACC Library Services has many resources that can answer your questions and help you learn about the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.

Online Resources

A great place to start looking for LGBT resources is the Library Services Information Guide on Diversity. It contains information on statistics, local and national organizations, library resources, pride information, magazines, and more. Thanks to librarian Teresa Ashley for gathering and making available this and other diversity information. Be sure to check it out!


Just some of the print and e-books ACC libraries have about LGBT history. For even more titles try catalog searches on gay history, lesbian history, gay rights, bisexual*, transgender*, or any other terms you're interested in.

Queer America: A GLBT history of the 20th Century
by Vivki L. Eaklor
Greenwood Press, 2008
from Gale Virtual Reference Library

by Vivki L. Eaklor
New Press, 2011
Call number: HQ76.3.U5 E35 2011
Available at  CYP, RGC, SAC

Lillian Fademan, ed.
Salem Press, 2007
Call Number: HQ73 .G74 2007
Available at EGN, HYS, NRG, RRC, SAC (in-library use only)

Victory : the triumphant gay revolution
by Linda Hirshman
Harper, 2012, 2013
Available at HLC, PIN

A queer history of the United States
by Michael Bronski
Beacon Press, 2011
Call number: HQ76.3.U5 B696 2011
Available at EGN, HYS 

Ebook Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America
A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. 

Provides an international overview of key issues in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and fosters a broader understanding of the status of LGBT people in their society.



Library Services has many films related to LGBT history and literature, including award-winning feature films and documentaries. Some searches to try:

Keyword search on gay* limited to films (note: not all of these will be on the topic)
Keyword search on lesbian* limited to films
Keyword search on transgender* or transsexual* limited to films

Here are just a few of the titles available...

PN1997.2 .M555 2009  EGN, HLC, RRC, SAC

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
HQ76.8.U5 B4462 2010  EGN, HLC

Paris Is Burning 
HQ76.2.U52 N535 1992  DVD EVC
HQ76.2.U52 N535 1992  VH RGC

The Celluloid Closet
"Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s."
PN1995.9.H55 R82 2001 EVC NRG RRC

Boys Don't Cry
PN1997.B69 B69 2009  RRC
PN1997 .B71736x 2009  HLC
PN1997 .S863 2005  Disc 5  EVC

Brokeback Mountain
PN1995.9.H55 B76 2006 DVD EVC, NRG, SAC

Need help finding these or other resources? Stop by one of ACC's 11 campus libraries and ask!

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