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Unfiltered Voices of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Published: 2017-06-13

We're thrilled to report that the Zines collection has been greatly expanded with materials from one of our newest collaborators, the Queer Zine Archive Project.


Stepping Out from the Shadows of History

Published: 2017-06-08

The Charlotte McLeod collection from Transas City contains news clippings and photographs of Charlotte McLeod, whose gender realignment surgery became the second such surgery widely known to the U.S. public (the first being Christine Jorgensen’s).


"Spotlight on Cross-Dressing"

Published: 2017-06-05

Four new issues of Female Mimics from the Lili Elbe Archive have been added to the Female Mimics Collection. Included in the issues are articles, cartoons, and photos of “female impersonators”.


Pushing the Envelope with GenderFlex

Published: 2017-05-30

GenderFlex is a newsletter that was developed and published in the 1990s aimed towards the “polygenderous” person. GenderFlex covered anything and everything from topics to avoid during a dinner party and goings on about town, to serious considerations of religion, politics, and gender identity.


Mid-1900sPopular News Coverage

Published: 2017-05-26

The Transas City collection contains newspaper and periodical clippings from the latter half of the twentieth century, from 1950 through the 1990s. This era saw the increasing medicalization of the transgender community, as gender realignment surgery became a more common practice.


Capturing Images of Queer Culture

Published: 2017-05-01

The Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs features photographs of the Tampa, Florida, gay community taken by Bobby Smith, with occasional contributions from Rex Maniscalco and Donald Bentz.


Forging Community Through Correspondence

Published: 2017-04-25

The Lou Sullivan/Ben Power Correspondence collection features a series of letters sent between Lou Sullivan and Ben Power from 1986 until Lou’s’ death in 1991.


Voices of Trans Folks in the Upper Midwest

Published: 2017-04-10

The Transgender Oral History Project of the Upper Midwest highlights an often hidden trans population: that of the Midwest.


Gender and Faith Beyond the Binary

Published: 2017-04-07

Twilight People spotlights two under-represented transgender communities, non-binary identified persons and religious believers, through a thoughtful compilation of the unique experiences that come about from living in/as both of these worlds.


America’s First Trans Celebrity

Published: 2017-04-03

The Christine Jorgensen Collection, part of our recently added Transas City materials, offers a fascinating look into the public and private life of America’s first transgender celebrity.