History of Sexuality & LGBTQ Collections

Research the history of sex, sexuality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other communities in across our library holdings.


The social construction of sexual behaviour — its taboos, regulation, and social and political impact — has had a profound effect on the various cultures of the world throughout history. LGBT history dates back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality of ancient civilizations, involving the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peoples and cultures around the world. LGBTQ, including Queer/Questioning, is also be covered in this guide.

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