Cities across the world are celebrating Pride Month with parades and events to honor the LGBTQ+ activists who fought for gay liberation during the Stonewall riots of 1969. A year later, the nation’s first Gay Pride marches were held, thus launching a worldwide celebration of LGBTQ+ pride and history every June.
In honor of this important time of reflection, we rounded up several university-wide education resources that are available to the Longhorn community—from Ally trainings to inclusive language guides to library collections. We also compiled a number of Pride Month celebrations happening in Austin and across the state.
Gender & Sexuality Center: Serving Women and LGBTQIA+ Communities
The DDCE’s Gender & Sexuality Center (GSC) offers and array of LGBTQIA+ resources to the entire university community. Visit their website to learn how to access books from the GSC’s Ana Sisnett Library, which houses a large collection of literature and DVDs. Offerings also include Ally trainings, Peers for Pride student workshops, student advocacy organizations and more.
Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association
The Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association (PEFSA) is a University Resource Group that works to promote the interests of LGBTQ+ and allied faculty and staff at UT Austin. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff (including graduate students) who subscribe to the mission of PEFSA are welcome to join. Go to the PEFSA website for more information.
The Black Queer Studies Collection
The Black Queer Studies Collection, which is designated digitally through notes in library catalog records, is designed to promote and increase the discoverability of the UT Libraries’ unique holdings in the area of African and African Diasporic lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies. Visit the LGBTQ Studies website for more information.
U.S. Latinx LGBTQ Studies Collection
The U.S. Latinx LGBTQ Studies collection is housed within the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Library, one of the premiere libraries in the world focused on Latin America and Latinx Studies. Visit this UT Libraries website to explore the many books, archival collections, databases and scholarly journals focused on Latinx LGBTQ studies.
UT Libraries LGBTQA+ Resources
For a broader look at LGBTQA+ studies, peruse the LibGuide featuring several collections of LGBTQA+ studies materials—from scholarly journals to databases to fiction and nonfiction books. You can also find resources on Allyship, inclusive language, intersectionality and more on the UT Libraries’ DEI Resources page.
Not Even Past
The Not Even Past (NEP) is a digital magazine developed by historians in the College of Liberal Arts that sheds light on intriguing corners of the past. Explore the NEP’s multimedia stories related to gender and sexuality.