Welcome to the Library Guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) studies. Contained within are the many perspectives and resources that have been compiled to study this complex and involving subject. Within the guide are interdisciplinary articles, websites, research, and other media from many different areas of academic and cultural interest that show a myriad of aspects about the LGBTQ community. This guide can be used as a base to study the different ramifications of this group in the multiple areas of the academic and cultural study over time. Although not definitive, this resource can help with defining cultural, scientific, and historic perspectives of the subject.
The recent historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guaranteed the constitutionality of marriage equality, ruling that same-sex marriages must now be recognized in all 50 states. Read the official ruling here.
The Seminole State College Library has recently added the database, GenderWatch, which enhances gender and women’s studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present. This well-established and highly reviewed resource offers over 260 titles, with more than 240 in full-text, from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses. Researchers and teachers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace.