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Check out some of the Gov Doc Department’s informative and commemorative resources on the LGBTQ+ community in America.

The LGBTQ+ Community in America

[ LAUREN WITTE | Times (2022) ]

The LGBTQ+ community in America is rich with a history of activism and courage. While there were certainly many precursor moments, many view the 1969 Stonewall Riots as the impetus for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States, a movement that gave its all to create a more equal and just society for everyone, no matter their sexuality or gender identity. On June 28, 1970, only a year after the first Stonewall demonstrations, the first pride parade took place during the Christopher Street Liberation Day celebration. Hundreds of queer Americans took to the streets to commemorate those who had fought for their community, and while Pride has certainly grown in the years that have followed, it will always remain a holiday to honor those who have come before and continue after.

The purpose of this LibGuide is to highlight the materials available from the federal government that pertain to the LGBTQ+ Community in America. It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not include materials available in other collections at the Marx Library. To access those materials, be sure to check SOUTHcat and the list of databases accessible through the library.

For additional pathfinding aids, check out these other LibGuides:

LGBTQ+ Resources

Mental Health Resources: LGBTQ+ Concerns 

General Websites

Library of Congress Collections


Government Documents & Serials LTA II

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