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Resources in LGBTQ History in the United States: 1900 to 2019 (November 2019): Conclusion

by Lisa N. Johnston


The variety of scholarly and popular resources on LGBTQ US History continues to grow thanks to series by academic publishing houses, digitization of rare primary sources, and film production. The materials discussed in this essay provide evidence that LGBTQ history is indeed American history. One more useful publication must be mentioned. The National Park Foundation of the National Park Service produced LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History. Published online in 2016, it is part of the Telling All Americans’ Stories: Publications on Diverse and Inclusive History initiative. This document features peer-reviewed chapters and invitations for the public to participate. It highlights historical sites, the diverse cultures of the LGBTQ United States, and, most importantly, illustrates in a public document the essential contributions of LGBTQ people to the history of the United States. LGBTQ history is American history.