LGBT History Month 2021

LGBT History Month

"Lesbian Angels" by Diricia De Wet. Gay Pride Parade Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2006.

This month, we celebrate "LGBT History Month," a month set aside to remember throughout the year, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans whose many and varied contributions have enriched our national life.


Diversity Champion

Diversity Champion
Dr. Robin Miller

Dr. Robin Miller is an MSU professor of Ecology/Community Psychology whose research focuses on structural and community-level HIV prevention programs for young sexual minority men.

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Diversity Torch

Diversity Torch
John Steudle

John Steudle, an MSU Human Resources and Labor Relations graduate student, has committed himself to supporting LGBT students throughout campus.

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Diversity Spotlight

Diversity Spotlight
Dr. Cameron T. Whitley

MSU alumnus Dr. Cameron T. Whitley is an assistant professor of Sociology at Western Washington University, whose research on how science informs individual opinions about transgender rights, has demonstrated his commitment to LGBT communities.

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Additional Resources

  • Academic Materials
    • Jen Manion (2021). Female Husbands: A Trans History Cambridge University Press

    • Stuart Getty (2020) How to They/Them: A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity. Sasquatch Book

    • Abramovich, Alex, & Shelton, Jama. (Eds.). (2017).  Where am I going to go?: Intersectional approaches to ending LGBTQ2S youth homelessness in Canada & the US. Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press.

    • Adam Zmith (2021). Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures. Repeater 

    • Arguello, Tyler. (2019).  Queer social work: Cases for LGBTQ+ affirmative practice. Columbia University Press.

    • Bausum, Ann. (2016).  Stonewall: Breaking out in the fight for gay rights. Penguin Random House.

    • Beauchamp, Toby. 2019. Going Stealth: Transgender Politics and US Surveillance practices. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

    • Bilodeau, Brent, L., & Renn, Kristen, A. (2005). Analysis of LGBT identity development models and implications for practice. New directions for student services, 111, 25-39.

    • Brooks, Adrian. (2015).  The Right Side of History: 100 years of LGBTQ activism. Cleis Press Start.

    • Bronski, Micahel. (2011).  A Queer History of the United States. Beacon Press.

    • Connell, Raewyn. 2012. "Transsexual women and feminist thought: Toward new understanding and new politics." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37(4): 857-881.

    • Dentato, Michael, P. (Ed.). (2017).  Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community: The Intersection of History, Health, Mental Health, and Policy Factors. Oxford University Press.

    • Forstein, M. (2013). AIDS: A History. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 17, 40-63.

    • Halperin, David M. (2012). How To Be Gay. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    • Irving, Dan. 2008. "Normalized transgressions: Legitimizing the transsexual body as productive."  Radical History Review100: 38-59.

    • Kattari, S. K., Kinney, M. K., Kattari, L., & Walls, N. E. (Eds.). (2020).  Social Work and Health Care Practice with Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals and Communities: Voices for Equity, Inclusion, and Resilience. Routledge.

    • Meyerowitz, Joanne. (2009). How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

    • Rupp, Leila J., & Freeman, Susan K. (Eds.). (2014).  Understanding and Teaching US Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History. University of Wisconsin Press

    • Snorton, Riley C. (2017). Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    • Stone, Amy L., and Sarah Davis. (2019). LGBT Social Movements. Oxford University Press.

    • Valentine, David. (2007). Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

    • Wilber, S., Caitlin, R., & Marksamer, J. (2006). CWLA Best Practice Guidelines: Serving LGBT Youth in Out of Home Care. Child Welfare League of America.

  • Non-Academic Printed Content
    • Chauncey, George. (1994). Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940. New York: Basic Books.

    • Clare, Eli. The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion. (2007). Homofactus Press.

    • Dawson, James. (2015). This Book is Gay. Sourcebooks, Inc.

    • Faderman, Lillian. (1991). Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Books.

    • Feinberg, Leslie. (1997). Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Beacon Press.

    • Funk, Mason. (2019). The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes who Changed the World. Harper Collins.

    • Garbacik, Jaimee. & Lewis, Jeffrey. (2013). Gender & Sexuality for beginners. Steerforth Press.

    • Heger, Heinz. (1994). The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps. Alyson Books.

    • Jones, Cleve. (2016). When We Rise: My Life in the Movement. Hachette Books.

    • Moraga, Cherríe (1983). Loving in the War Years. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

    • Reimer, Matthew & Brown, Leighton. (2019). We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation. Ten Speed Press.

    • Stryker, Susan. (2017). Transgender history: The Roots of Today’s Revolution (2nd). Seal Press.

    • Teich, Nicholas, M. (2012). Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Columbia University Press.

  • Historical Archives and Museums
    • The GBLT historical society provides a comprehensive archive of historical materials:

    • The National LGBT Museum:

    • Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NY, NY 

    • One Archive, Los Angeles, CA 

    • Stonewall National Museum and Archives, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

    • Lesbian Herstery Archives, Brooklyn, NY 

    • National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, Chicago, IL 

    • GLBT History Museum, San Francisco 

  • Podcasts and Media
  • Other Resources