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LGBT History Month  

Celebrate LGBT Month
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What is LGBT
  History Month?

LGBT History Month was created in order to highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. In 1994, a group of U.S. education organizations designated October as LGBT History Month, leading to a 1995 resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association to include LGBT History Month on a list of its commemorative months. 

At BCTC Library, we celebrate this month in recognition of the diversity and inclusiveness it represents.

BCTC Groups

  • BCTC Alliance
    The BCTC Alliance organization is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Ally (LGBTQIA) staff/faculty coalition, founded in the fall of 2012, working to support and promote diversity and inclusion at BCTC. Membership in BCTC Alliance is open to all BCTC faculty and staff, regardless of sexual orientation.

LGBT History Month Database: LGBT Biographies

  • LGBT History Month Database
    Search the LGBT History Month Database to find biographies of 248 LGBT Icons from 2006 to 2013. You can search by a person's name or by using the tag cloud. Also included are supplementary materials and videos.

Safe Space: Be an Ally to LGBT Students

LGBT DVDs at the Library


Library Catalog

Search for even more LGBT materials in the KCTCS Library Catalog




Celebrate LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month Display


Social Media - Equality Forum

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LGBT Books at the Library

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Maureen Cropper
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212 Oswald Building
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Lexington, KY 40506
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LGBT History Month Website

Many resources to help celebrate LBGT History Month

LAMBDA Literary Foundation / LAMBDA Literary Awards


  • LAMBDA Literary Foundation
    The LAMBDA Literary Foundation site has book reviews, interviews, essays, poetry and other materials written by the LGBT community. The LAMBDA Literary Foundation's Annual Lambda Literary Awards honor excellence in LGBT literature.

LGBT Journals / Magazines

  • Advocate
    Articles, commentary, personality profiles, reviews and book reviews representing a wide variety of gay and lesbian ideas and perspectives.
  • Lesbian News
    Magazine for the lesbian community including news of note, feature articles, commentary, profiles, music, book and movie reviews. Focuses on relationships, lifestyle, social interaction and identity, health, prominant figures, and political issues.
  • LGBT-News
    LGBT news and views from community, state, nation and world
  • OUT
    General interest magazine, covering LGBT news, art, culture.

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