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LGBTQ+ History Month: Home

This guide is a virtual display celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month. The first tab contains websites and multimedia, while the following tabs link to videos and ebooks from the library's collection.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

October is LGBTQ+ History Month!  This month celebrates the contributions the LGBTQ+ community has made to U.S. society and culture, and honors the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

LGBTQ+ History Month was founded in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, the first openly gay public school teacher in Missouri. The month of October was selected due to its historical significance to the LGBTQ+ community - LGBT Marches on Washington were held on October 1979 and 1987, and October 11 is National Coming Out Day.

Podcasts

  • Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
    Explores topics that host Jonathan Van Ness, of Queer Eye fame, is curious about.
  • Nancy
    Series hosted by Kathy Tu and Tobin Low that covers a variety of topics related to the LGBTQ+ experience.
  • QUEERY with Cameron Esposito
    Host and standup comic Cameron Esposito interviews members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • LGBTQ&A
    Documents modern LGBTQ+ history through weekly interviews with LGBTQ+ people.
  • Making Gay History
    Documents oral histories of those on the frontlines of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.
  • One From the Vaults
    Host Morgan M. Page shows the history of trans people throughout the world.
  • Keep It
    Pop culture and politics podcast hosted by Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman.
  • The Read
    Weekly pop culture podcast hosted by Kid Fury and Crissle.