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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. 


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!

Magazines in the Library

Online Resources