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History Day

Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+

(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, etc.).

This describes a person's sexual orientation or gender.

For Lavender Scare, see page under Civil & Human Rights.

For specific people, check the History Day Previous Topics guide to see if they are listed.

State Archives

State Archives

Newspapers, Newsletters, etc.

Newspapers, Newsletters, etc.

Articles

Other Institutions

Other Institutions

Other Libraries

These are guides created by other libraries. The Connecticut State Library will have many of the federal documents listed (if any are listed). You most likely will not be able to access any of the subscription databases listed by other libraries. 

Gay Rights Bill of 1975

Gay Rights Bill of 1975

Also check the general History Day guide. There are numerous resources listed there that won't be repeated here.

Other

LBGTQ+ and the Military

LBGTQ+ and the Military

Statistics & Data

US Census Bureau

In July 2021, the Census Bureau began collecting information on the sexual orientation and gender identity of respondents to its Household Pulse Survey. Not all surveys collect this information, making it complex to compare data across surveys without advanced statistical analysis. Remember that terminology changed over time. Finding historic data may prove to be difficult. 

These are a few suggested resources - you might want to explore information linked off these pages. Most resources report fairly current statistics, which may help when putting your research in context.