Resources in LGBTQ History in the United States: 1900 to 2019 (November 2019)

This essay first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Choice (volume 57 | issue 3).


The study of the history and culture of LGBTQ people in the US is an essential part of understanding US history and society. During the past 100 years, there have been remarkable positive advances in civil rights and anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. In 2011, the Senate of the State of California passed SB48, “The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act” (FAIR Education Act) into law, thus mandating that the economic and social contributions of disabled and LGBT people to the history of the US and California be incorporated into the social sciences curriculum in public schools. More such curriculum revisions in o…

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About the author:

Lisa N. Johnston is director of library services, librarian for the Letters Collegium, and associate professor at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.