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LGBTQ Pride Resources

Trio of gay pride rainbow flags hanging from a balcony railing

Each June, communities around the nation come together to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York during LGBTQ Pride Month. While Pride parades and other official celebrations have been postponed due to the pandemic, the Library has a wide range of resources that can help you explore LGBTQ stories, history, and issues. Liaison librarian Jade Madrid has put together some of her top recommendations of e-books, databases, and streaming films available through the Library for you to check out this month.

E-books

These are just a few examples of titles you can find in HoyaSearch:

Databases

These databases are a great jumping off point for exploring the history of LGBTQ movements:

  • Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940: More than 1 million pages of newspapers, periodicals, government reports, and more on LGBTQ activism, culture, organizations, and more. Coverage ranges from the 1940s to 2014. Part of Gale Primary Sources Online.
  • LGBTQ+ Source: An index to the world's literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues. This database contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 LGBT-specific core periodicals.

Streaming Films

The Library has a number of streaming media platforms, including Academic Video Online, Films on Demand and Kanopy Film & Media. Here are a couple of films which you can watch from home:

  • The Rest I Make Up: A documentary about Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés, the winner of nine Obie Awards who is known as American theater’s “Mother Avant-Garde.”
  • Out in Mumbai: A Victory for India's LGBT Community: A documentary following three members of Mumbai's LGBT community as they celebrate the anniversary of the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalized consensual sex between adults of the same gender.
  • Stonewall Uprising: This PBS film draws upon eyewitness accounts and rare archival material to bring the Stonewall Uprisings to life.

Looking for more resources? Check out the Women's, Gender, and LGBT Studies Research Guide or set up a research consultation with Jade Madrid today.