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Gender : your guide : a gender-friendly primer on what to know, what to say, and what to do in the new gender culture Becoming an ally to the gender-expansive child : a guide for parents and carers Love is love : a comic book anthology to benefit the survivors of the Orlando Pulse shooting Harvey Milk : his lives and death It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living Brown, white, black : an American family at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and religion






Queer, there, and everywhere : 23 people who changed the world
The music of what happens
Aesop Lake : a novel
Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world
The love & lies of Rukhsana Ali
Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights
Introducing Teddy : a gentle story about gender and friendship
Coping with gender dysphoria


Complete booklist download.




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

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

A social and advocacy group serving Northern 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.

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

National Center for Transgender Equality
Advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.

Human Rights Campaign
Envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.

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

PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Digital Transgender Archive
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.

Roanoke College's Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ Oral History Project
A community-based history initiative committed to researching and telling the stories of LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations in the region.

Historically Marginalized Communities Resources
Virginia Tech's guide includes information about which Special Collections and University Archives holdings contain materials about the history of historically marginalized communities.

The Paper
Old Dominion Unversity Libraries Digital Collections - "The Paper" was a limited run (1981) newspaper for the LGBT community. It was "published in the City of Norfolk, Virginia for the community."

LGBTQ Heritage in Virginia
From the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

50 Years of LOVE: A History of LGBT Travel in Virginia
A blog post from about LGBTQ+ resources and history.


Last updated:  July 2021