Keeping Up with LGBTQ History

While LGBTQ history dates to ancient civilizations such as Ancient Egypt and Greece, LGBTQ studies remains a relatively new field. It covers constantly evolving developments as laws are challenged, activism expands, and LGBTQ topics grab headlines. Students and researchers need the most current information available to make sense of both contemporary and historical discussions.  

Gale is proud to present the first international, authoritative and academically rigorous reference title that is squarely focused on LGBTQ history.


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. Wide-ranging in scope, this encyclopedia complements a broad range of courses. Features include a thematic outline, geographic index, and a subject index.

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, and 316 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs and more. The content is far more substantive than the average encyclopedia, with entries averaging 3,000 words each and abundant cross-references to help readers make connections between entries.

ISBN: 9780684325538
1,800 Pages
Original Copyright 2019 | Available January 2019

Relevant Courses

This new frontlist title from Gale is ideal for any of the following subject areas or disciplines:

  • History 
  • Sociology
  • Literature
  • Women’s Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • American Studies
  • British Studies
  • Psychology

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This newly released title is an ideal companion to Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History in America (2004)

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Reviews & Testimonials

"An essential resource for those just beginning to study queer history, and highly recommended for readers, even those well versed in the subject, who wish to gain a global perspective."
–Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Massachusetts Historical Soc., Boston

"This is a valuable addition to all academic libraries."
–Barbara M. Bibel, Reference Librarian, Science/Business/Sociology Dept., Main Library, Oakland Public Library, Calif 

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