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February 19, 2021, by Sarah

Discover our collections: LGBTQ+

Information and materials related to LGBTQ+ topics can be found in a wide range of sources, including those which may not directly have an LGBTQ+ focus.

This blog offers an introduction to just some of the many related resources that can be found in our collections, including our LGBTQ+ reading list.

Books and journals

Staff, students and researchers can access a wide range of books and journals related to LGBTQ+ topics, across a variety of academic disciplines, in our physical and online collections.

We’ve recently added more than 3,700 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion ebooks to give you even more titles to choose from for your research or studies.

To browse our available resources, simply search NUsearch for LGBTQ+ or your specific keywords.

To browse, read and keep up-to-date with scholarly journal content, we recommend using the Browzine tool, available on mobile devices, laptops and desktop PCs. 

Archives of Sexuality and Gender 

The Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 (Part 1) contains rare and unique content from primary sources.

The Archive sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. 


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You can find guidance on the key resources for your area of study or research on our Subject Guides.

LGBT+ reading list

In February 2020, we asked staff and students to share their recommendations for our LGBTQ+ reading list and to further develop our collection of titles that explore LGBTQ+ culture and history.

We received over 120 suggestions including award-winning fiction, graphic novels, poems, essay collections, non-fiction titles and more.

Over the last year, we have purchased many of the titles not in our collections including many ebooks.

Browse the list of print and resources on our online LGBTQ+ reading list.

Additional temporary resources

Thanks to Proquest’s extended trial, we have temporary access to even more LBGTQ+ resources until 31 July 2021. 

LGBT Thought and Culture

LGBT Thought and Culture illuminates the LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.

It includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community.

LGBT Magazine Archive

The LGBT Magazine Archive contains 24 leading but hard-to-find magazines, including many of the longest-running, most influential publications of this type. All titles can be accessed via NUsearch and include: 

  • The Advocate 
  • AIDS Weekly 
  • Diva 
  • Erie Gay News 
  • Gay Scotland 
  • Gay News and its successor publication Gay Times 
  • Out 
  • The Pink Paper
  • Transgender Tapestry 

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