Find the resources that can connect you to the culture, history and civil rights issues of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered people and the queer community.


Steven Petrow's complete gay & 

lesbian manners : the definitive guide to LGBT life        Beyond trans : does gender matter?          LGBTQ stats : lesbian, gay, bisexual, 

transgender, and queer people by the numbers          Queer : a graphic history          When we rise : my life in the 



The essential dykes to watch out 

for        Love wins : the lovers and lawyers 

who fought the landmark case for marriage equality           It gets better : coming out, 

overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living           The gay revolution : the story of the 

struggle          David Bowie made me gay : 100 

years of LGBT music       


eBooks available at Alexandria Library

        Out at the Movies [eBook] : A 

History of Gay Cinema          A Burst of Light [eBook] : and Other 

Essays          Gay & Lesbian History for Kids 

[eBook] : The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities          Between XX and XY [eBook] : 

Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes


Children's Books

LGBT families  : Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, and Transgender         Queer, there, and everywhere : 23 

people who changed the world           LGBTQ+ athletes claim the field : 

striving for equality          Stonewall : breaking out in the fight 

for gay rights          Speaking out : queer youth in focus


Catalog Topics

Sexual orientation Bisexual  
Coming Out    Gay  
Homosexuality Gender Identity  
Lesbians Intersexuality
LGBT Queer Theory
Transgender Transsexuals


*Alexandria Library card needed to access databases offsite. 

Biography in Context
A database for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.

Diversity Studies Collection
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.

Credo Reference- Literati
A great place to research any subject for papers or projects with access to full-text books and articles.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Collection of virtual reference books on a wide variety of topics.

Magazines and Periodicals

Print Magazines

The Advocate -- available at Beatley Central and Barrett Branch

Out -- available at Beatley Central and Barrett Branch

Online Magazines

The Advocate -- from 01/21/1997 to 06/01/2015 in Expanded Academic ASAP

The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide --  from 01/01/2001 to present in Expanded Academic ASAP

Queer Studies in Media & Pop Culture --  from 01/01/2016 to present in Diversity Studies Collection

Lambda Book Report -- from 01/01/1992 to 03/22/2009 in General OneFile



Pink News 
A media outlet for news concerning LGBTQ throughout the world.

Human Rights Campaign
The HRC is the largest civil rights organization working towards equality for LGBTQ Americans.

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal offers legal representation for cases affecting LGBTQ civil rights.

Equality Virginia
Equality Virginia is a statewide advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people living in Virginia.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community
The DC Center is the hub for events, support, and connections for those living in the DC Metro area. 

Rainbow History Project
The Rainbow History Project collects, preserves and curates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history of greater Washington, D.C. 

A social and advocacy group serving Northern Virginia. 

A network of young people organized to make sure schools are safe for everyone. GLSEN helps to establish Gay-Straight Alliances in schools.

An advocacy and support group for parents, family and friends of people in the LGBTQ community. 

Rainbow Families
Provides support and social events for LGBTQ families in greater Washington, D.C. 

LGBTQ Services
The City of Alexandria offers assistance and resources to those experiencing domestic violence. 


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