Winning a Dartmouth Medal: The Recognition of a Lifetime

| By Rebecca Parks | Winner, winner, chicken dinner! While I can’t tell you the origin of that phrase (something about casinos giving away chicken dinners in the 1970s?), I can tell you how I feel when I yell it at the moment of victory: utter exhilaration! And that was how I felt when I …Read more

Get Your Primary Sources!

| By Gale Staff | The New York Academy of Medicine Library is home to one of the most significant historical libraries in medicine and public health in the world, safeguarding the heritage of medicine to inform the future of health. Their goal: to provide patrons with access to “closed” materials in ways they too …Read more

Bring All the Colors of the Rainbow to Your Collection


By Liz Mason, Vice President, Product, Gale

搜索ing for an “unparalleled assemblage of newsletters, newspapers, and periodicals by, for, and about gays and lesbians?”人类性行为和身份的档案Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from microfilm, newsletters, organizational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

”问题的最前沿的新闻2015. A major U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, high-profile transgender celebrity appearances, and many related stories dominated social news. Many media have declared the Rainbow Revolution in full effect. And while LGBTQ resources have been published for many years (the USC library began their collection in 1952), access to materials has been limited and not broadly publicized. In fact, libraries with significant LGBTQ collections remain small in number.

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by Jessica Bomarito, Acquisitions Editor, Gale

Gale Digital Collections

人类性行为和身份的档案: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940

With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the人类性行为和身份的档案: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940在二十世纪及以后的下半年LGBTQ生命存在的重要方面。归档照亮经验不只是LGBTQ社会作为一个整体的,但不同的种族,民族,年龄,宗教,政治倾向,并构成这个社会的地理位置的个人。由LGBTQ个人创立的政治和社会组织的历史记录由和同性恋者,以及艾滋病危机应对政府覆盖广泛功能,以及出版物。归档还包含私人信件,并与众多LGBTQ个人,等等采访。该档案包括同性恋和来自超过35个国家,报告,政策声明女同志报纸和有关同性恋权利和健康,包括艾滋病,材料从1950年跟踪LGBTQ行动在英国到1980年,更多的世界性影响的其他文件。

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Posted on June 12, 2015

我们增加了新的内容和资源,一些喜爱的In Context产品。看看有什么可用的:


  • Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner
  • 拿破仑·波拿巴,谁在滑铁卢战役(200年前的这个月)遭受了他最终战胜法国领导人
  • Alex Morgan, an American soccer player heading to the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada
  • Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq
  • Edith Windsor, the woman who challenged the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013


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In Other News: Caitlyn Jenner & Gender Identity


A look at a current news item through the lens of different titles available on GVRL to find research inspiration.

By Michelle Eickmeyer

When Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer, he openly discussed a battle he has been fighting for most of his life. And on 24 April, he let the world in on his secret: Bruce Jenner, American hero athlete and reality pseudo-star, is transgender. Though Jenner is an actual stranger to most of us, many people do feel that they know Bruce. They may have seen him on TV, or on a magazine cover. They may have rooted for him all those years ago as he seemed to embody America’s battle against the USSR. Because of this unique position and circumstance, Jenner’s revelations and transition are special. For the first time, perhaps ever, most of the country (if not the world) can truly say they know someone who identifies as transgender. On ` June, the world said goodbye to Bruce, and hello to Caitlyn Jenner. She is who she has always been, and is now sharing her battle to be herself, and her appearance, with the world.

Caitlyn is the most recent in a growing list of main-stream transgender people. In 2007, Candis Cayne turned heads as Billy Baldwin’s mistress for 11 episodes on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money, marking the first time a trans character appeared for more than a single episode on prime time American television. Chaz Bono began his transition in 2008, after suffering for years with the press. Laverne Cox, one of the stars of Orange is the New Black, became the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time Magazine (May 2014) for an article titled “The Transgender Tipping Point.” Andreja Pejic (Instagram的)是第一个变性模型出现在Vogue杂志,而哈丽·内夫(Instagram的)签订的建模机构IMF今年早些时候,一为强国机构。还有其他的,有名的,而不是,使每一天的变化。

Less 1/3 of 1% of the U.S. population identify as transgender (Source). Historically, this group is the recipients of an extremely disproportionate amount of violence, 20% of murders and 40% of violence by police. (Source) More recent statistics for the first quarter of 2014 show that 10% of violent crimes were committed against trans kids under 18. Kids.They were beaten, stabbed, stoned, shot, hanged, strangled, and dismembered. (Source) Sometimes by strangers; sometimes by family. Too often, they kill themselves.

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