Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month


From left to right. First row: Audre Lorde, Sylvia Rivera, Langston Hughes, Keith Haring. Second row: Marsha P. Johnson, Alan Turing, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry. Third Row: Gertrude Stein, Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk


This Pride Month, CRL is showcasing historical material that highlights the creativity and talent of LGBTQ+ individuals in the struggle for equality.

CRL's collections include numerous volumes, periodical titles, and archival collections produced for and by the LGBTQ+ community.  Researchers interested in discovering the lives and accomplishments of LGBTQ+ individuals have the opportunity to peruse a wide range of items, including the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance collection, containing a large set of titles from 189 microfilm reels.

CRL also provides Reference Consultations to identify material in our collection that may be relevant to your work. Please contact staff for details.



The Ladder



Clippings of The Ladder including a letter from a reader in search of a writing group in 1962.


Running from 1956 to 1972, The Ladder was one of the first lesbian publications in the United States. The magazine was published by the Daughters of Bilitis, an early lesbian civil and political rights organization.

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Chicago Outlines


Compilation of Outlines front-page articles including updates on the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, alongside a weekend movie guide.


Chicago Outlines was started in 1987 by one of the founders of the widely-circulated Midwestern US LGBT news and culture paper Windy City Times.

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Dyke, A Quarterly


The publication featured numerous illustrations such as those by Tee Corinne (1976) for Dyke A Quarterly 3


Published in New York by Tomato Publication from 1975-1978.

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Other titles that can be found in the CRL collection include: Out and About (Seattle, WA), and The News: A Publication of the Atlanta Gay Center (Atlanta, GA)


Left: The News: A Publication of the Atlanta Gay Center, Volume 1, Number 2 1984. Right: Out and About, December/January 1984.




Cover featuring an illustration of a woman and her dog on The Ladder, Sept. 1965.