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Changing the narrative: championing inclusive collection development: LGBT+ Studies

A guide produced as part of the "Changing the narrative: championing diversity in collection development" project, running January 2020 to December 2021, led by Helen Worrell.


LGBT+ Studies is an inter-disciplinary academic field concerned with the study of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities.  Within Oxford, TORCH's Queer Intersections network aims to bring together scholars at the University who's work engages with these communities. 

Note: 'LGBT+' was chosen in line with the terminology used by the University of Oxford's Equality and Diversity Unit:  Stonewall provide a useful glossary of terms for anyone unfamiliar with the terminology used above: .

A reading list of LGBT+ resources is available here.

New eResources

Thanks to your feedback we have purchased the following resource:

LGBT Magazine Archive: Proquest. 

The resource archives of 26 leading but previously hard-to-find magazines are included in LGBT Magazine Archive, including many of the longest-running, most influential publications of this type. The complete backfile of The Advocate is made available digitally for the first time. As one of the very few LGBT titles to pre-date the 1969 Stonewall riots, it spans the history of the gay rights movement. LGBT Magazine Archive also includes the principal UK titles, notably Gay News and its successor publication Gay Times.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender, part I: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
This resource spans the sixteenth to twentieth centuries and is the largest digital collection of historical primary source publications relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality, and gender research and gender studies research. Documentation covering disciplines such as social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities around the world are included, as well as rare and unique books on sex and sexuality from the sciences to the humanities to support research and education.