October is…LGBTQ History Month!

It’s October, which was designated LGBTQ History Month in 1994. The library has many great Ebooks, print books, and other resources on this topic. Let’s take a look!
Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America, by Miriam Frank
If you’re interested in the connections between worker’s rights and LGBTQ history, check out Out in the Union. This book covers the journey towards inclusivity by unions in the 1970s and 1980s.
Call number: HD6285.5 .U6 F73 2014
Transgender History, by Susan Stryker, is a great (and relatively short) primer on the subject. It mostly focuses on the post-World War II period to the present, with a few references to the experiences of trans people in the 19th century.
Call Number: HQ77.9 .S77 2008
Biographies and essays are other good windows into the past, such as The Truth that Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom, by Barbara Smith. It’s available as an Ebook, as well as a print book at the CityTech Library.

And remember! If you’re looking to pursue queer studies at CUNY, there are many options. In particular, Brooklyn College offers a minor in LGBTQ Studies, and the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies (CLAGS) offers year-round programming that is free and open to the public.

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