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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

October 2020 

Take some time this month to learn more about LGBTQ+ history. Lambda has collected a number of resources for you to explore, from a magazine that summarizes Lambda's Black LGBTQ+ June 2020 digital profiles, to reading recommendations. This month is all about celebrating the past, as well as learning from the present, so we hope our collection of works inspires you to make history of your own.




  • Zami, A New Spelling Of My Name by Audre Lorde

  • Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940 by George Chauncey

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin 

  • Sweet Tea by E. Patrick Johnson 

  • Boundaries of Blackness by Cathy Cohen

  • Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

  • Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion

  • Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry by Essex Hemphill

  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

  • Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai

  • "Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality" by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell

  • Loving in the War Years by Cherríe Moraga

  • "Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution" by Susan Stryker

  • "Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity" by C. Riley Snorton


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