The classic text recounting the emergence of HIV and the creation of a movement by those affected in the gay community to have their voices heard and their deaths addressed, and more deaths prevented. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Hoopla.
So you’ve perused our Pride Month displays, pored over our booklists, explored our LGBTQIA+ Staff Picks, maybe taken part in our June Virtual Book Club with a selection by a nonbinary author. Just like any of the big monthly celebrations – Black History month, Women’s History month, etc. – Pride Month should be a starting point for exploration and interest rather than a self-contained celebration.
This list was put together to accompany a blog post highlighting some of the best LGBTQIA+ Instagram accounts to follow, a podcast to listen to, and an archive to explore. Click over to see what I’ve recommended! The materials here relate to the accounts and media highlighted in that post, and focus on LGBTQIA+ history and experience through the stories of the people in the community and the images and video captured by the community.
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Cherry Grove is a community on Fire Island, where gay men could be themselves and not fear censure or arrest. The documentary features stories from the residents who lived there.
Based on a podcast, this is a collection of real stories of coming out, from a variety of people – gay, pan, queer, bi, trans, and non-binary, along with tips and inspirational quotes.
While ACT UP will be remembered easily for its slogans (Silence = Death) and actions (the die-in at St. Patrick’s Cathedral), it also started needle exchange programs, fought legal battles to support everyone with AIDS, and targeted the insurance industry. In this detailed history based on interviews with members, the full story of ACT UP can begin to be known. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
The focus of LGBTQIA+ history is often on the movements in the large urban centers, but there were communities being formed in small cities and more rural areas across the United States. The LGBT Center of Central PA History Project’s oral histories and archives help to tell the story of the community in Central Pennsylvania. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.
An in-depth visual history of the Pride movement in the United States, from World War I to the present, including profiles of leaders in the movement, excerpts from speeches made by activists and political figures, and passages of important creative works.
The 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant presented the world with competitive drag, and the hotly contested winner angered the legendary Crystal LaBeija so much she went on to help found the ballroom scene in New York City.
Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to live unconventional lives in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ+ culture in contemporary Japan.
A compilation of archival footage from both documentary and fiction films released from 1919 to the present, which illustrates the huge changes in LGBTQIA+ life in Great Britain over the course of the 20th century. You can also check out this title as video on Hoopla.
A collection culled from the LGBTQ archives of the New York Public Library offers perspectives on gay life before the uprising at Stonewall, first-person narratives from the night, and articles from LGBTQ publications following the event, highlighting the role of trans and BIPOC activists in the movement.
The curators of the Instagram account @lgbtq_history bring forth a book of curated photographs and a narrative that traces queer activism from the nineteenth century to today.