International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture examines diversity in underrepresented areas of the world such as southern Africa and Australia, highlighting cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality, organizations and key figures in LGBTIQ history, and countering the erasure of the stories and experiences of LGBTIQ people from official histories. Materials include the papers of Simon Nkoli, a prominent South African anti-apartheid, gay and lesbian rights, and HIV/AIDS activist; Exit newspaper (formerly Link/Skakel), South Africa’s longest-running monthly LGBT publication; Geographic Files, also known as “Lesbians in…” with coverage from Albania to Zimbabwe; and the largest available collection of Australian LGBTIQ periodicals.
Date range: 1828–2016; bulk of material 1970–2016
Document types: manuscripts, periodicals, ephemera
Source libraries: Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA); Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA); Lesbian Herstory Archives
Subjects supported: gender studies, women’s studies, anthropology, international studies, twentieth-century social history, media and communications, and sociology