This guide offers an introduction to the LGBTQIA+ collections of the Library of Congress. The Library collects at the research level in the area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) studies. Library holdings are particularly strong in LGBTQIA+ politics, history, literature and the performing arts. This guide is organized by subject, format, and time period.
Historic newspapers are a rich yet often overlooked resource when it comes to studying LGBTQIA+ history. Learn search techniques and strategies unique to newspaper research by watching our new video presentation: Finding LGBTQIA+ History Hidden in Newspapers.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) engages, educates, and inspires multiple audiences to discover and explore the records of the American people. Its collection documents the experience of the full range of our diverse society, with records that constitute a rich documentary history of the experience of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
LGBTQ+ History Month Videos
LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images, and other resources.