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LGBT Thought and Culture

Todd Waddington as Eleanor Roosevelt in "Eleanor & Hick," which premiered during Pride Fest Philadelphia.

Contains books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century. The collection illuminates the lives of lesbians, gays, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community with content including selections from The National Archives in Kew, materials collected by activist and publisher Tracy Baim from the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s, collections from the Kinsey Institute and ONE archive, periodicals and important books.  Includes:

  • Important periodicals such as En la Vida, Blacklines, and Fag Rag
  • Damron Guides and Bar Flyer collections from the ONE archive
  • Records of early sexologists Magnus Hirschfeld and John Money
  • Lambda and Stonewall award winning works of literature, drama and nonfiction, as well as more rare small press publications




March 5, 2020