Trace LGBTQ Culture Across the Decades
Connect students, educators, and researchers to a vast resource containing rare and unique documentation of LGBTQ history. Fully searchable periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source materials for this milestone digital program, which was given a Platinum Award at the 2023 Modern Library Awards, were selected by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.
LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II provides coverage of underrepresented communities through access to key publications. This second installment in the series highlights often-excluded groups—even within the LGBTQ community—and enables users to draw new connections across the development of LGBTQ culture and activism.
OPEN UP A VAST DIGITAL COLLECTION
The content will include approximately one million pages of primary source material aligned with LGBTQ history and related research areas.
COVER IMPORTANT TOPICS
Explore periodicals of record in the US, Canada, and beyond that cover regional communities within the US; underrepresented communities; Lesbian feminist groups; non-profit organizations that forwarded the LGBTQ movement; the evolution of Civil Rights in the LGBTQ community; and legislation and court cases.
DISCOVER NEW CONNECTIONS
Integrate content from complementary primary source products in one intuitive environment, uncovering valuable connections between history and the issues facing us today.
SUPPORT KEY DISCIPLINES WITH AN ARRAY OF MATERIALS
Periodicals, personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and a variety of other content types offer insight into topics surrounding history, psychology, sociology, LGBT and queer studies, women’s and gender studies, political science, and American and British studies.
- Gender & Women's Studies
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- U.S. History
- Current Events
Platform Features & Tools
Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, places, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.
By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.
Search across the content of complementary primary source products, including books, in one united, intuitive environment, enabling innovative new research connections.
Subject indexing at article level to aid searching by author, topic and region.
Reviews & Testimonials
Best eProduct/ Best in Humanities
"The program, which brings together about 1.5 million pages of rare and unique primary source content, is continuing to make an impact. It has become one of the most commercially successful Gale archives and can be found in institutions all around the globe. It recently won the PROSE award for "Best eProduct/Best in Humanities", presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing unit of the Association of American Publishers."
"The importance of individuals having access to these materials through local and university library subscriptions cannot be overstated. For many queer people, looking up homosexual or transgender at the library is a first step to self-knowledge—it certainly was for me—and it’s one that’s usually met with somewhat frightening clinical descriptions. With access to this resource, searchers will find themselves awash in a much richer—and inspiring—history than they might otherwise have encountered."
“Created for students and researchers . . . the product offers rare and unique documentation, including organizational papers, government documents, newsletters, photographs, and private correspondence...This is an ambitious beginning to another robust tool from Gale.”
“This is a very unique resource and represents a major and meaningful effort to support the study of LBGTQ issues. It is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. It is carefully and thoughtfully constructed and enhanced with advanced search tools.”