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Recommended Reading: October

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

About This Guide


LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transexual, Questioning or Queer, Intersex, Asexual or Ally

October is LGBTQIA Pride Month. In celebration of the month, you may take a look at the Recommended Reading List or visit our display on the Plaza Level of the Library. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

Full list of Recommended Reading Titles

Finding Materials in the Library

If you click on one of the titles in the list of materials, you will be taken to our online catalog. These tutorials will help you use the catalog and the materials you find there:

Tutorial: Library Catalog

Tutorial: Books and Ebooks

October: LGBTQIA Pride Month

New Books

Websites The Library of Congress has numerous collections that contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Highline Community College Library provides the libguide to locate LGBTQIA resources.

an online magazine focused on the LGBTQI community. University LGBT/Queer Programs/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual Queer Studies in the USA and Canada/Plus Sibling Societies & Study-Abroad Programs Campus Pride is a national organization that promotes safe college environments for gay students.  This site includes a variety of resources “to network-to learn-to lead with pride.” A national report, “The State of Higher Education for LGBT People,” the most comprehensive national research of its kind to date and available in September 2010, can also be ordered here. videos for LGBTQI youth to fight against despair and suicide from bullying. Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications of the Northwest and British Columbia, and organizations important to the GLBT community National and International Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications with other organizations/publications important to GLBT research [Alvin Fritz: Gay and Lesbian Studies Coordinator; University of Washington Libraries] Gays and Lesbians: Reference and Bibliographic Resources Annotated The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide: A bimonthly journal of history, culture and politics National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Hall of Fame Southern California LGBT History Project Frameline is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the funding, exhibition, distribution and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media arts. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association G/L Alliance against Defamation LGBT Social Network Found San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Pages (facilitated by Shaping San Francisco and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.) Gay television on demand