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Stonewall 50: A Guide Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and LGBTQ History: LGBTQ History Online Resources

Exhibition-related guide created to accompany "Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50" at The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rayner Special Collections Wing and Print Gallery, February 14 - July 13, 2019.

Databases Available Through The New York Public Library

Other Online Resources

NYC Trans Oral History Project
The New York Public Library has collaborated with the NYC Trans Oral History Project,"to collect, preserve, and share oral histories from our city's transgender and gender non-conforming communities." Listen to these powerful stories that discuss everything from race to dis/ability to housing migration. Listen to the story of Jay Toole, as she describes her experience of queer homelessness and choosing her own queer family.

Making Gay History Podcast
This podcast, produced by Eric Marcus, highlights important voices from all points of LGBTQ history, based on his decades-old recorded interviews housed by The New York Public Library. Through in-depth interviews you can hear the stories from LGBTQ champions, such as Dick Leitsch, Paulette Goodman, and Morris Foote. The New York Public Library is proud to hold many of the archival collections from a number of the podcast guests as well as Eric Marcus, who documented the LGBTQ movement through his writings, public talks, and TV productions.  

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."

Village Voice Archives
An excellent source to read independent news coverage of the Stonewall uprisings as they occurred. Read, "Full Moon Over Stonewall" by Howard Smith.

Blogs and Social Media

Visit the LGBTQ at NYPL blog page to learn about collections, exhibitions and events.

Visit the lgbt_history Instagram page