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  • Remembering Larry Kramer and How He Harnessed Anger to Propel Creativity and Action

    By Alex Teplitzky, Senior Communications Manager, Library for the Performing Arts Communications | June 24, 2022
    The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    We remember Larry Kramer, playwright, AIDS and gay rights activist who harnessed his anger to propel creativity, plays, and action.
  • Get Lost in The Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    By Mia Bruner, Librarian III, Instruction and Outreach | June 24, 2022
    The Archives of Sexuality and Gender is a fantastic database for exploring queer history and LGBTQIA2S+ community archives since 1940s.
  • Read the 2022 LAMBDA Literary Award Winners

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 13, 2022
    Find new stories, viewpoints, and voices in across 24 categories—a great starting point for your summer reading.
  • Where There is Love, There is Life: LGBTQ YA Reads

    By Samantha Simoes, Specialist II, School Outreach | June 9, 2022
    These young adult novels embrace stories of queer joy as friends, rivals, co-workers, and teammates find love.
  • Clásicos de la literatura lésbica, trans y gay latinoamericanos

    By Vilma Álvarez | June 2, 2022
    ¿Has leído la literatura LGBT+ de América Latina? Si no, te recomendamos esta lista.
  • New LGBTQ Fiction for Pride 2022

    By Emily Pullen, Reader Services Coordinator | June 1, 2022
    Below are some favorite new releases including science fiction, mystery, romance, short stories, and literary fiction.
  • New LGBTQ Nonfiction for Pride 2022

    By Emily Pullen, Reader Services Coordinator | June 1, 2022
    Here are some of our favorites from among the latest nonfiction releases which include memoirs, essays, social history, and more.
  • Endearing YA Romances for Fans of Heartstopper

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | May 3, 2022
    Smitten by Heartstopper? Here are more heartfelt and affirming reads that highlight the sweetness of young love.
  • How Activists Harnessed the Telephone and Built the Nation’s First LGBTQ+ Hotline

    By Quinn Anex-Ries, NYPL Short-Term Fellow | April 28, 2022
    Short-term fellow Quinn Anex-Ries discusses the Gay Switchboard of New York and its callers' daily fears, joys, pleasures, and questions.
  • American Library Association Releases List of the 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021

    By NYPL Staff | April 5, 2022
    All of these titles are available at The New York Public Library in multiple formats.