The MSU Libraries have an extensive scholarly collection on gender studies, including academic journals, books and ebooks, and conference proceedings. Within Special Collections, our focus is on collecting the voices of LGBTQ individuals and groups.
A sampling of important titles:
Search for the subject heading Gay bars.
Important early periodicals:
We have many newsletters and publications by and about LGBTQ people of color. Construct a keyword search, such as asian american and bisexuals:
|asian american||gay men|
|indians of north america||lesbians|
|color or colour||transsexuals|
Bachelor. Philadelphia: The Bachelor Inc. MSU has issues from 1937.
Advocate Classifieds. Los Angeles: Liberation Publications. MSU has issues from the mid-1990s.
Unzipped. Los Angeles: SLI. Continues Advocate Classifieds. MSU has issues from 1997 to 2002.
Gay Truckers Classifieds. Houston: LeDucq. MSU has issues from 2004-2007.
Lesbian Connection. Lansing, MI: Ambitious Amazons. MSU has issues from 1974-present.
Drummer. San Francisco: Desmodus Inc. MSU has issues from 1975-1998.
We have many examples of the work of "Tom of Finland" (Touko Laadsonen), a noted illustrator of homoerotica.
Early transgender titles in our collection:
See the resource guide Transgender Voices in Special Collections for a more thorough exploration of our holdings.