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Students, educators, and researchers can now engage with a vast resource that connects them to the rich history of sexuality and identity, enabling them to delve deeper and make new connections in subjects such as queer history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies and more. Selection of materials for this milestone digital program is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

News and Press

"This is a very unique resource and represents a major and meaningful effort to support the study of LBGTQ issues. It is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. It is carefully and thoughtfully constructed and enhanced with advanced search tools. It is invaluable to have all of these major sources of information in one place, and the addition of the powerful search features make it even more valuable." - ARBA, June 2016
“Created for students and researchers focused on women, gender, LGBTQ, and sexuality studies, the product offers rare and unique documentation, including organizational papers, government documents, newsletters, photographs, and private correspondence…Available as a stand-alone database or on Gale Artemis: Primary Sources, this is an ambitious beginning to another robust tool from Gale." - Booklist, April 15, 2016

LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I

This unique fully-searchable collection brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from newsletters, organisational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. Truly global in scope, Part I: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented.

Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives, including:

GLBT Historical SocietyNew York Public Library
Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc.Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
National Library of Medicine (United States)British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics
Women’s Energy Bankand others

Coming soon:

LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II (March 2017)

Emergence of Sexualities, 1860-1950 (2017)

Early Modern Gender and Sexuality, 1600-1860 (2018)


Related Resources from Gale include:

Archives Unbound
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920
Making of Modern Law
Periodicals on InfoTrac
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Women: Transnational Networks

This collection is now available on Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources provides a seamless research experience that enables scholars to search across millions of pages of primary and secondary sources in the humanities from the 15th to the 20th centuries.

Please note:

“Our databases and digital archives are only available for institutions to trial and purchase. They are not available at this stage for individual subscriptions. For individuals seeking specific content within one of our resources, Gale, part of Cengage Learning does not have the rights to provide this service. If you wish to obtain a specific article, issue or book, please contact your library and enquire about online access to our products. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”