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Library resources for researching LGBTQ issues and completing the final project for FEMST 162: Queer Theory.

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LGBTQ STUDIES RESEARCH GUIDE & FEMST 162: QUEER THEORY COURSE GUIDE

Welcome to the UCSB Library research guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies.  Use the tabs above to find both print and electronic resources for researching LGBTQ issues and finding sources for the FEMST 162 QUEER THEORY FINAL PROJECT.

Don't waste too much time trying to figure things out on your own - PLEASE ASK FOR HELP.  Librarians are available 24/7 via chat to assist you.  You can also email or schedule an appointment to talk with us. 

Happy Researching!

Gay Genius 

Gay Genius by Annie Murphy (sticker, 2012/Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Description

Logo with white text filled with geometric designs on a black background. Gay Genius is a comics anthology illuminating the past, present and future of queer history makers. A labor of love, a celebration of possibility, an offering to the ancestors. Conceived and edited by Annie Murphy, Gay Genius is a showcase of contemporary radical queer visionaries-to-watch-out-for" --Total Trash Girl + Queer Music website

Repository

Courtesy of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic American, as well as, other terms such as Latino/Latina, are umbrella terms, meaning that they represent a wide variety of people and nationalities embedded in one term. It is used broadly to include the descendants of people that migrate to the United States from the Americas, e.g. Cuban, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Brazilian, Salvadoreans, etc. The most recent term, Latinx, not only refers to ethnicity but also to gender identity.

 

Armijo MEChA Mural"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period."

Text Source: National Hispanic Heritage Month Website

Photo CreditArmijo MEChA Mural. Politec acrylic mural on the wall of Armijo High School's administration building, Fairfield, CA. Panel features a pyramid of values before a globe, and lowriders on the left side.


 

Chicano and Latino Queer Resources

LGBTQ STUDIES LIBRARIAN

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Attribution

This guide was created by Heather Nisen and Sherri Barnes at the UCSB Library and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


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