Celebrate Pride Month with KSL!

Books in rainbow colors

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On the first floor of KSL, find librarian-selected fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and traditional titles that highlight LGBTQIA+ identity, history, and voices. Explore the selection, and if you see something you like – bring it to the Service Center Desk to borrow and take it home with you!

Gay Waves Radio Program on Digital Case
A collection of 46 open reel and one tape recording of WRUW-FM's radio program "Gay Waves". The program covered news and events affecting the gay rights movement. These amazing audio files are available on Digital Case under the Western Reserve Historical Society Digital Collections. Listen to the program here!

Explore LGBTQIA+ culture, history, movements, issues, and primary source materials in a variety of formats through the following library databases. (Make sure to log in with your single sign-on to access these resources!)

LGBTQ+ Source
Provides indexing and abstract coverage of the world's literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Literature includes LGBTQ-specific core periodicals, core books, reference works, monographs, and gray literature, including newsletters, case studies, speeches, etc., with full text of many important and historically significant LGBTQ journals, magazines, monographs, and regional newspapers.

LGBT Thought and Culture
LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. The collection contains 150,000 pages of rare archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera.

Queer Pasts
Collection of primary source exhibits for students and scholars of queer history and culture. The database uses “queer” in its broadest and most inclusive sense, to embrace topics that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and to include work on sexual and gender formations that are queer but not necessarily LGBT.