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LGBTQ Studies

Resources for those interested in LGBTQ Studies

UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Archive at UNT is a collaborative project to document the history and culture of the LGBTQ communities in the South and the Southwest. This major collecting initiative involves working with community partners to collection documentation of people, places, and events through primary source materials, including letters, photographs, newspapers and magazines, scrapbooks, diaries, audio-visual materials, organizational records, posters, flyers, and objects.

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D.C. Media Committee. National March! On Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights: Official Souvenir Program, pamphlet, 1979; Wash. D.C.

Most current scholarship on LGBTQ history is based upon the stories of large LGBTQ communities in cities like New York and San Francisco. Meanwhile, the stories of Southern and Southwestern LGBTQ communities are mostly unheard. The experience of LGBTQ people in Texas and the Southwest has not been explored with the same emphasis that scholars have placed on other communities, partially because of the lack of adequate resources for humanities scholars to use and interpret. Texas hold the fourth largest LGBTQ population in the U.S. Documenting and preserving the history of the regional LGBTQ community is critical for comprehensive understanding on this topic.

Watch the Discover the LGBTQ Collection at the University of North Texas Archives introductory video.

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