As part of a You Read, We Buy the Library has access to LGBT thought and culture, until July 2023. At the end of that period the Library will purchase the collections with the most usage.
LGBT thought and culture is an online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection illuminates the lives of lesbians, gays, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community.
It includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community. At completion, the database will contain 150,000 pages of rich content essential to students and researchers of cultural studies, history, women’s and gender studies, political science, American studies, social theory, sociology, and literature.
It is also an important resource to support identity and place in society for LGBTQ+ individuals, and will provide a rich reference point for past and present lived experiences.