Subject of the Month: 2018

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June 2018


Warrior LGBTQ Pride photo of a fruit cart

Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University

Librarians Alison Greenlee and Karen Liston are pleased to bring you these highlights about LGBTQ history and materials from the Wayne State University Libraries.  Look around and Enjoy!


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Subject of the Month Display

Subject of the Month Display

Wayne State University Press

Logo for the Wayne State University PressThe Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting the core research, teaching, and service mission of WSU by generating high-quality scholarly and general-interest books of global importance.

Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

Websites (June 2018)


The following websites are suggested in Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker & Julia Scheele, London : Icon Books, 2016:

The following publication was published by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, although it no longer links from the National Parks Service's website:

Databases (June 2018)


LGBTQ Nation News Feed


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Wayne State University Expert - John Corvino

Wayne State University Sesquicentennial

WSU Logo with 150 years in the heart of Detroit

On May 18, in 1868, Wayne State University was officially founded as the Detroit Medical College. The first academic term began on Nov. 3, 1868.  On April 22, 1956, the Michigan Legislature adopted Act 183 “to establish and regulate a state institution of higher learning to be known as Wayne State University.” 

Photo of Detroit Medical College with the WSU Seal, Making History Since 1868


Throughout 2018, the WSU Libraries invite you to join us as we celebrate our University's rich history and sesquicentennial. The official celebration period will run from Jan. 1, 2018 to Nov. 1, 2018.  In addition to the Subject of the Month displays, please check the University Calendar for Special Events and Exhibits.

WSU Theses & Dissertations

eBooks about LGBTQ Theory

eBooks on LGBTQ Issues

Videos (June 2018)

Equality U

Equality U

Examining the complicated relationships between schools, religion, and human rights, Equality U is a feature-length documentary following a group of 33 young activists on the Soulforce Equality Ride, a first of its kind, two-month, cross-country tour to confront anti-gay discrimination policies at 19 conservative religious and military colleges.


Speak Up!


Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students and their allies face unique challenges of violence and harassment in schools. SPEAK UP! explores what these students and their allies have done to transform their schools into safer and more welcoming environments. 




With a fearless look at a highly charged subject, Straightlaced unearths how pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. These stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways these expectations connect with culture, race and class.

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