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The following collections can be used to find information on the historical and cultural context of LGBTQ+ movements and people. Search for a specific topic (e.g. "LGBT rights") within these collections to retrieve relevant results. Read the descriptions of each collection to choose the most appropriate one to search for your topic.
Search for specific LGBTQ topics or people to learn more about them in the context of American history. Contains encyclopedia-like information, timelines, and biographies.
This database provides an overview of historical US events of the last 500 years with timelines, videos of newsreels, photographic documentation, biographies, statistics on historic US expeditions and exploration, immigration maps and charts plus links to many primary source documents on topics such as state charters, Federalist Papers, westward expansion, women’s suffrage, State of the Union addresses and Presidential Inaugural addresses.
Chronicles important historical events from around the world that have identified, defined, and legally established the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queers and transsexual, transgender, intersex, and asexual persons.
The Lesbian and Gay Movements explores this dilemma in both contemporary and historical contexts, describing the sources of these conflicts, to what extent the conflicts have been resolved, and how they might be resolved in future (2015). Includes sections on "The Conflict over HIV/AIDS Policy," "Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Policy Perspectives on the Military Ban," and "Jilted at the Altar: The Debate over Same-Sex Marriage."