In preparation for Champaign Urbana’s 2019 Pride Fest, organized by the UP Center of Champaign-Urbana, I compiled short list of web resources for people to learn more about LGBTQ History. This year also marks the 10th Anniversary of the UP Center and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
On Friday, August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 246 which requires that the contributions of LGBTQ individuals are taught in public schools. Below are a sample of links to LGBTQ History sites that go beyond the “great people, and significant contributions.”
- History.com (formerly The History Channel): A timeline and multimedia collection of the history of the Gay Rights Movemeent | https://www.history.com/topics/gay-rights/history-of-gay-rights
- GLSEN: An interactive website featuring the “Making Gay History” podcast | https://www.glsen.org/article/lgbtq-history-1
- Facing History and Ourselves lesson plan for “LGBTQ History and Why It Matters” | https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/lgbtq-history-and-why-it-matters
- Zinn Education Project Teaching Guides for “Tackling LGBT Issues in School: A Resource Module” | https://www.zinnedproject.org/materials/tackling-gay-issues-in-school/
- CNN’s “LBGT Rights Milestones Fast Facts” | https://www.cnn.com/2015/06/19/us/lgbt-rights-milestones-fast-facts/index.html