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Recommended Reading: October

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

LGBTTQIA History Month

National Coming Out Day is on October 11 this year, and Highline College's LGBTQIA Week also serves to celebrate and remember the history of the gay rights movement. This collection of books, streaming media, blogs, and resources highlights resources and stories of past and present LGBTTQIA artists, thinkers, and activists. 

For Families:

LGBTTQIA PRIDE: Gender Diversity in Youth Books!

This children's book list highlights stories that encourage children and grown-ups alike to learn more about and to celebrate! gender diversity, trans, and gender noncomforming/ nonbinary gender experiences. Some of these books are #Ownvoicesbooks -- a political movement in publishing about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group. 


KIKI (available on youtube, HULU, and screenings via Kiki film group)

"In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990's by Madonna's music video "Vogue" and the documentary "Paris is Burning." Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene. KIKI follows seven character from the Kiki Community over the course of four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as Kiki balls as a framing device while delving into their battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice as well as their gains toward political influence and the conquering of affirming gender-expressions..."- 

kanopy logo "LGBT History" and suggested movies

Kanopy LGBTQAI+ History Month Picks 

Access Kanopy's large video library to watch films by and about LGBT people and communities. Films include: "Tongues Untied," "The Times of Harvey Milk." "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" and "Vito".

Reading List: LGBTTQIA History Month!

Groups, Websites, and Articles


Highline LGBTQIA Website

Highline College LGBTQIA initiatives, terminology, resources, and events.  Highline College's diversity statement specifically identifies gender and sexual orientation as recognized, protected, & valued identities on campus. As an extension of this, campus leadership continues to commit to initiatives that maintain an environment conducive to representing and serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Ally and unlabeled (LGBPTQIA) students, staff and faculty.

LGBTQIA WEEK October 8-12, 2018

2018 LGBTQIA Week provides support and raises awareness at Highline College



Mission: "GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change."

The Northwest Network

The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse work to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country. 

NW Network's Local Resource List (King County)  

Resources for LGBTQ Youth by State (Lambda Legal)



We Who Feel Differently

We Who Feel Differently is a database documentary that addresses critical issues of contemporary queer culture. These Interviews feature conversations with fifty queer academicians, activists, artists, radicals, researchers, and others in Colombia, Norway, South Korea and the United States about the histories and development of LGBTIQQ politics in those countries

Black Girl Dangerous Blog articles on GENDER

Black Girl Dangerous Blog articles QUEERNESS

Black Girl Dangerous -- "BGD Press is the brainchild of award-winning writer Mia McKenzie. BGD seeks to, in as many ways as possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). Since its inception in December 2011, BGD Blog has featured over 300 diverse writers from 3 countries and reached over 7 million readers from every populated continent on earth." -


 Wear Your Voice is a digital platform whose mission is to educate, inspire and empower society  and create positive change in the world we live in. WYV publishes first-person stories, providing unique insight into the daily conversations to embrace and incorporate diversity into our lives. Through impactful and powerful long- and short-form stories, video series, podcasts, events and products, WYV brings the thought leaders of a new generation closer than ever by creating conversations and refreshing perspectives needed in our evolving world.


Gay news, LGBT Rights, Politics, Entertainment (print copies for CHECKOUT here at Highline's Library!!) 

OUT Magazine  

Gay & Lesbian Travel, Fashion, and Culture (print copies for CHECKOUT here at Highline's Library!!)