LGBT materials in the New York Public Library https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/lgbt-materials-in-the-new-york-public-library?fbclid=IwAR2c3aW27rxZs1AQwp6VXYj92bke6uHSsqJoK3qrV4zUmq6EQzBFQX0CTgg#/?tab=navigation&roots=3:f7ffc990-c5ae-012f-eb75-58d385a7bc34 New York City is an important location in the history of LGBTQ activism, so it's not surprising that New York Public Library has a wealth of materials documenting the movement. LGBTQ Materials in the New York Public Library is a super-collection, composed of hundreds of documents, photographs, post cards, and more. Many of these items were originally archived by the International Gay Information Center (IGIC) and donated to the New York Public Library in 1988. Subsequently, other archives and collections were also added. Readers may want to begin with the About section, which gives an historical overview of New York City's activist groups from 1950s through the '90s and offers related resources for those looking to learn more. To browse the collection, readers can use the Navigation section, which features drop-down menus specific to particular groups and individuals within which users may view by material type. Some of the activists and organizations represented include Act UP New York, photographer Diana Davies, and artist Emilio Sanchez. Those interested in a more selective search can also use the Filters section to navigate by material topic, collection name, genre of media, and more.
100+ LGBTQ Black Women You Should Know: The Epic Black History https://www.autostraddle.com/100-black-lesbian-bisexual-queer-and-transgender-women-you-should-know-225375/ In honor of Black History Month, you’ll find over 100 lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer and transgender women you should know about. If she was still alive, the oldest person in this list would be 189 years old. The youngest person on this list is a mere 21 years of age. Like all our lists of this sort, this post aims to contain a wide variety of humans of all ages and backgrounds, from reality TV show stars (despite its numerous failings, Reality TV has been a major mainstream source of LGBTQ visibility dating back to the early ’90s) to State Representatives to actresses to game-changing activists.
True North Strong and Gay. 50 Years of Gay Rights in Canada https://www.macleans.ca/marching-brave-lgbq-rights-canada/?fbclid=IwAR19OMExACuhNNzT6DK7RGL6CX4XSjNOB3CnwPar5mIFcqi5-OXZW8jrK2c To mark the 50th anniversary of Bill C-150—which amended Canada’s Criminal Code and represented a significant step forward for gay rights--Maclean’s looks back on five historic images from the past five decades, each of which highlights a key moment for the LGBQ community. (You may note a ‘T’ is missing from that familiar acronym. While the 1969 relaxing of prohibitions included expressions of sexuality, it didn’t extend to gender identity, and did little to improve issues faced by trans people.) June 21, 2019