Expanding Our Worldview of LGBTQ Society

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture | By Phil Virta | International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture is made up of three unique archival collections, casting a spotlight on LGBTQ society and experiences, cultural history, and activism in southern Africa and Australia, and presenting lesbian organizational groups and … Read more

Uncovering Marginalized History, Experience, and Narrative

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture | By Phil Virta | There is a common saying that history is written by the victors. History is generally written by well-meaning women and men who, for all their education, still write from their own worldview, their own perspective, no matter how … Read more

Cengage PRIDE Group Provides Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center with Education Resources, Food, and Fun for Local LGBTQ+ Community

| By Matthew Saldeen | Maslow’s hierarchy of needs describes five needs that people strive to attain: Physiological Safety Belongingness Esteem Self-actualization The Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit is an amazing resource for the Detroit LGBTQ+ community struggling to achieve these needs. Their mission is to “create opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their … Read more

Gale eBooks Support the LGBTQIA+ Community

| By Heather Van | I grew up in a small town with strict values. There was little room or tolerance for someone who was gay. And so my lifelong best friend, E—fabulously funny, brilliant, and slightly haunted—carried this secret with him until adulthood, when he moved away to a big city and his true … Read more

Library Journal Recommends New LGBTQ eBook

| By Gale Staff | The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History covers the history of, and current developments in, LGBTQ-related topics and events around the world. This title includes more than 380 entries, half of which are written by international contributors representing 35 different countries; expansive coverage of nearly 70 countries; … Read more

Supporting Teen Health in Your Community

| By Tara Atterberry | Gale has recently compiled collections of eBooks targeted at aiding public libraries in providing content that helps patrons form opinions and answer questions regarding topics that are important within their communities. One of these is our handpicked teen health eBook collection, which provides timely and authoritative content on a myriad of … Read more

Helpful Resources for Supporting Your LGBTQ Community

| By Gale Staff | This is only a selection of resources that might be helpful when looking at ways to support the LGBTQ community. ONLINE AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES Archives of Sexuality and Gender Offers the largest collection of materials available to support the study of gender and sexuality, providing library patrons with unparalleled access … Read more

Supporting LGBTQ People—in the Library and the Community

| By Gale Staff | Public libraries are committed to reflecting the diversity of their patrons via collections, programs, and services. The thousands of public libraries across the nation have the capacity to spark community conversations and actions that further understanding and address local needs. Serving and supporting LGBTQ patrons requires more than creating a … Read more