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LGBTQ / Gender & Sexuality Studies

Find periodicals, journals, databases, archives, museums, libraries about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer topics.

LGBTQ Studies at CUNY

Below is a sampling of the offerings relating to LGBT+ communities at CUNY - including campus centers, archival resources, and more! Feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions for additions to this page.

The Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is home to CLAGS, the nation's first University-based research center for LGBTQ Studies.

There are also course offerings for currently enrolled doctoral and Master's students at The Graduate Center, in the form of:

- An interdisciplinary concentration in LGBTQ Studies for doctoral students 

-  An LGBTQ Studies track within the Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program

CLAGS additionally offers Fellowships and awards for scholars within and beyond CUNY.

Programs and Courses of Study at CUNY

An Overview of LGBTQ Studies at CUNY:

CUNY offers a minor in LGBTQ Studies at both CityTech and Brooklyn College. The University encourages students to make use of the e-permit system, in order to access courses at other campuses, on various topics (CUNY BA is a unique undergraduate program in which students take courses entirely through the use of the e-permit system, in which one can create any major of their choice, including LGBTQ Studies).


LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College is home to the LGBTQIA Consortium, boosting programming, activities, and scholarship across the University system. The initial CUNY Queens LGBTQ+ Consortium was made possible thanks to support from former City Council members, and expanded to other campuses in 2021. Check out their Youtube channel for recordings and clips of oral histories from CUNY students, faculty, and staff.

Wagner Archives' LGBTQ Collection - "Presently the bulk Of this collection comes from the Daniel Dromm Papers and NYS Senator/Assemblyman Tom Duane."

Queens College

Queens College Civil Rights Archive - "This exhibit showcases materials in the Queens College Archives that document LGBT issues and activism, both at the college and beyond. The efforts and experiences of two New York City area activists, Robert Rygor and Joan Nestle, a graduate of Queens College, are represented."

The Queer Collection - A selection of books relating to LGBTQ topics, accessible to Queens College patrons.