Pride month is meant to celebrate and highlight the LGBTQ community; to take a moment to reflect on the history of the movement; and to learn about the experiences of the individuals who not only are a part of the LGBTQ community, but also those that made a significant impact during the movement.
In honor of Pride Month, Atkins wants to highlight the Gale Archives of Sexuality and Gender, a primary source collection featuring the The LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 archival collections. This two-part collection highlights important aspects of LGBTQ life and the cultural, sociological development of LGBTQ groups during the later half of the twentieth century.
This award-winning collection features journals, personal papers, posters, and a variety of other content types, allowing users to make connections between the past and the present about the experience amongst LGBTQ communities.
So take a moment and explore this online archive — explore Pride Week posters of the late 1970s in the Posters from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives collection, view documents and correspondences about the Bush Administration response to the AIDS crisis during the 1980s, or learn about the first-hand experiences of Ms. Bob Davis, the first openly transgender tenured faculty member of City College of San Francisco.
You can view more content by visiting the homepages for each of the collections: