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LGBTQIA+ Community

LMU celebrates the community during LGBTQIA+ History Month and throughout the year.

This community hub is an expression of LMU’s commitment to celebrating the diverse perspectives and myriad contributions of the LGBTQIA+ members of our community. We intend for it to be an ongoing space for sharing resources and uplifting important events in the LGBTQIA+ community at LMU and beyond. Please email dei@lmu.edu if there is anything you would like to add to this site.


Graduates at Lavender Graduation 2022

Latine/Queer Students Art Exhibit
Monday, Sept. 26, 12 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m.

Stretch Out Toxic Masculinity with DIY Slime
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4-5 p.m.

OUTGrads: An LGBTQ+ Graduate Students Discussion Group
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m. 

The Circle: An LGBTQ+ Discussion Group
Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m.

Futbol Against Homophobia Soccer Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m-2 p.m. (RSVP Required)

The Circle: An LGBTQ+ Discussion Group
Thursday, Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m.

OutLaw Diverity Fair (Loyola Law School)
Monday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

OutLaw History Week (Loyola Law School)
Oct. 17-21

Somewhere Under the Rainbow - Fall Festival
Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.

Recommended Reads

The librarians and staff of the William H. Hannon Library have curated the following recommended books for celebrating and/or learning. Want to explore more titles? Check out the full list at LMU Library Staff Picks.

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LGBTQ Fiction & Poetry from Appalachia

Edited by Jeff Mann & Julia Watts

This collection confronts the problematic and complex intersections of place, family, sexuality, gender, and religion with which LGBTQ Appalachians often grapple.


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Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology

Edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson

A collection of 16 essays that examines the productive intersection of the fields of black and queer studies.

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The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History & Handbook

By Ashley Molesso

This colorful digest is a keepsake honoring LGBT+ people and the ongoing fight to gain--and maintain--equality for all.

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Queer Religion

Edited by Donald L. Boisvert and Jay Emerson Johnson

This ground-breaking and eye-opening book examines the intersections of religion and same-sex desire, from St. Augustine to Hinduism to contemporary LGBT and queer culture.

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Angelwings: Contemporary Queer Fiction from Taiwan

Translated by Fran Martin

Lesbian and gay--or queer--fiction (known in Mandarin as tongzhi wenxue) constitutes a major contribution to Taiwanese literature, as evidenced by the remarkable number of prestigious literary awards won by many of the authors of the short stories presented here.



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Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices

Edited by Kevin Manders and Elizabeth Marston

Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the Buddhist world and society at large.



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My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

by Allan Bérubé

This anthology pays tribute to Allan Berube (1946-2007), a self-taught historian and MacArthur Fellow who was a pioneer in the study of lesbian and gay history in the United States.

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution

by Evan Gerstmann

In 2015 the Supreme Court made history by ruling that the constitution protects the right of same-sex couples to get married. The third edition of perhaps the most influential book on the subject explains the Court's reasoning and what the consequences of the decision have been.

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