Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Gale Unveils Fourth Installment of Archives of Sexuality and Gender Series


In collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Gale, a Cengage company, has released the fourth installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality and Gender series. Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture, a part of Gale Primary Sources, explores the untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture, with a focus on southern Africa and Australia throughout the 20th century (1820-2016). This never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first three archives, providing researchers and scholars access to thousands of rare and unique resources that offer historical perspectives into the populations and regions of the world that have been underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender. Read Gale's blog about the new archive.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture presents cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality and organizations and prominent figures in LGBTQ history in southern Africa and Australia. Additionally, it presents documentation of grassroots activism, the papers of lesbian and feminist organizations, and lesbian culture internationally. Researchers and scholars will gain key insights into the oppression, struggles and triumphs of southern African and Australian LGBTQ individuals and groups as well as international lesbian activism and herstory.

"Gale is committed to publishing collections that support the study and inclusion of diverse and minority voices," said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. "Offering new perspectives on sexuality and gender studies while making certain LGBTQ history is not erased from the historical record supports initiatives to decolonize the curriculum and are key goals of the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series. Gale is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to preserving cultural memory."