By Winn Wasson, Social Science Librarian
June is here, which means the celebration of Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. Finding information about our identities has long been a major part of coming out, and libraries in general have long had a role to play in providing resources to help community members better understand themselves and others who share their sexual orientation or gender identity and find facts critical for sexual health.
SU Libraries has a Research Guide devoted to LGBTQ+ Studies that lists a variety of resources available to all SU community members, whether gay or straight, trans or cis, non-conforming or expressive of their sexual identity in their own unique manner. The Research Guide is an excellent first stop for information about and for the LGBTQ+ community: resources available through SU Libraries, elsewhere on campus, and on the wider Internet and broader physical world. The guide, as well as those of us at SU Libraries, are here to help you with a paper, with your research, and with understanding your identity or that of a friend, family member, or coworker. We adhere to a high professional standard of protecting the privacy of students, faculty, staff, and community members who come to us with questions and always aim to be a safe space for you to explore LGBTQ+ topics, whether it is part of your academic career or as part of learning who you are as part of the LGBTQ+ community or how to be an ally to someone else who is.