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Pride! Celebrate LGBTQ+ with the Library

rainbow LGBTQ= pride fladDesigned by Gilbert Baker in 1978 for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day celebration, the pride flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community. Since then, the pride flag has been a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. 

In 1999 former President Bill Clinton decreed June as Pride Month to celebrate the LGBT community. Other countries are now recognizing June as Pride Month. It is a major celebration in the United States, with towns and cities having pride parades and events.




In this groundbreaking book, thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. Nuanced storytellers break away from mainstream portrayals of gender diversity, cutting across lines of age, race, ethnicity, ability, class, religion, family, and relationships.

Fair Play

Outsports co-founder Cyd Zeigler tells the story of how sport has been radically transformed for LGBT athletes in the past four years. When Cyd Zeigler started writing about LGBT sports issues in 1999, no one wanted to talk about them. Today, this is a central conversation in American society that reverberates throughout the sports world and beyond. As a key figure in the LGBT sports movement, Zeigler tells the story of how sports have transformed for LGBT athletes, diving into key moments and issues that have shaped sports for LGBT people today.


The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbians undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just half a century.

Transgender History

Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events.

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Trans Issues in Sports

This YouTube Video from ABC News discusses the continuing issues of the transgender debate in sports. 

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Thank Yous

This guide was made with the help of:

  • Alexandra Hyland, Spring 2022 Intern
  • The Office of Multicultural Affairs