The collections of the Library of Congress tell the rich and diverse story of LGBTQ+ life in America and around the world. This research guide serves as an introduction into the excellent collection of LGBTQ+ resources available at the Library of Congress
Meg Metcalf, Women's, Gender, & LGBTQ+ Studies Librarian, Researcher and Reference Services Division
Created: June 1, 2019
Last Updated: July 14, 2022
Welcome to the LGBTQIA+ Studies Resource Guide. 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. Have a question? Submit your query to the Library of Congress Ask a Librarian Service, and our LGBTQIA+ Studies Librarian will assist you.
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