LGBT Thought and Culture includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community. At completion, the database will contain 150,000 pages of rich content essential to students and scholars of cultural studies, history, women’s and gender studies, political science, American studies, social theory, sociology, and literature. Content partners include the Kinsey Institute Archive and Library, Windy City Media Group, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archive, and notable LGBT publishers Alyson Books, Cleis Press, and Firebrand Books as well as mainstream trade and university publishers. 

Editorial Board:
Michael Bronski, Dartmouth College and Harvard University
Linda Garber, Santa Clara University
Todd Gilman, Yale University Library
Gerard Koskovich, Queer Antiquarian Book Dealer and Independent Scholar
Lisa Johnston, Sweet Briar College
Dennis Altman, LaTrobe University 

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