Gale Literature Resource Center Additions Boost DEI Coverage

| By Gale Staff | Gale is excited to announce the inclusion of more than 2,000 additional entries in the Gale Literature Resource Center, drawn from 10 titles that were selected based on their unique perspectives that include both American and international experiences, often with an emphasis on first-person narratives. Most of these titles make … Read more

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law: Covering the Gamut of Law Subjects

| By Matt Cordon | Those who contributed to the fourth edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law (GEAL) are celebrating its upcoming release. Creating GEAL was unforgettable, given that we were actively writing or revising the entries when the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. The pandemic caused us to delay the completion of our work by … Read more

LGBTQ History Month: Trailblazers & Activists to Know

| By Carol Brennan | October is LGBTQ History Month, and Gale In Context: Biography celebrates the trailblazers whose courage and fortitude continue to inspire a new generation of activists. LGBTQ History Month includes National Coming Out Day, the 11th of every October—an occasion first promoted by Jean O’Leary, a former Roman Catholic nun who … Read more

Inclusion Is Wellness: Transgender Health

| By Sam Long (he/him) – a transgender man and a high school teacher specializing in gender-inclusive biology education | In the last weeks of the school year, I invited my class to share their exciting summer plans. Many of my high school students were looking forward to spending time with their families, playing their … Read more

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