Blogs Category: LGBTQ

Forgotten and Overlooked: Queer Trials of the Early Modern Period

The following is a guest post by Jeremy Gainey, Lead Library Technician in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.    For LGBTQI+ month, here are three forgotten and overlooked trials of queer people in early modern European and American history. Katherina Hetzeldorfer The case of Katherina Hetzeldorfer in 15th-century Germany illustrates […]

Pride in Literature: Inspiring Authors for Everyone

Co-authored by Meg Efthimiadis, Assistant to the General Counsel, and Holland Gormley, Public Affairs Specialist The following blog is a part of the Copyright Office’s Copyright for All initiative, which aims to make the copyright system as understandable and accessible to as many members of the public as possible, including individuals and small entities as […]

George Chauncey, Kluge Winner

Historian George Chauncey, whose work has focused on LGBTQ issues for four decades, is the 2022 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. The Kluge Prize awards $500,000 to scholars for distinguished work in fields outside those covered by the Nobel Prize. Previous winners include political historian Danielle Allen, philosopher Jurgen Habermas, former president of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and John Hope Franklin, the renowned scholar of African American history.

Pride Month Bibliography

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month. It was chosen as the month we observe this celebration because of the Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969. Stonewall was a watershed for gay rights activism and recognition of the way people live their lives. Since then, there have been improvements in […]

Exploring AAPI Murals in DC

DC’s public art scene is full of contributions from AAPI artists. In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re celebrating some of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are painting the walls of DC—and exploring how the copyright system supports their creativity.

"Return of the Jedi," Mark Hamill and the 2021 National Film Registry

The National Film Registry's 2021 class is the most diverse in the program's 33-year history, including blockbusters such as "Return of the Jedi," "Selena" and "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring," but also the '70s midnight-movie favorite "Pink Flamingos" and a 1926 film featuring Black pilots in the daring new world of aviation, "The Flying Ace." The Library interviewed a dozen key players about their role in inducted films, including Mark Hamill, Edward James Olmos, John Waters, and documentary filmmakers Cheryl Dunye and Sylvia Morales.

Rainbows in DC - Pic of the Week

Bibliography curated by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. He previously wrote posts on Theodore Roosevelt and Marriage Equality in the U.S. October commemorates LGBTQIA+ History Month, a perfect time to provide an update on the Law Library’s recent LGBTQIA+ acquisitions. In the past […]