The collections of the Library of Congress contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts, and other material produced by, about, and for the LGBTQ community. The contributions of this community are preserved as part of our nation’s history and include noted artistic works, musical compositions, and contemporary novels. The Library’s American collections range from the iconic poetry of Walt Whitman to the manuscripts of the founder of LGBTQ activism in Washington, D.C., Frank Kameny.
The Library of Congress is the largest single repository of world knowledge in a single place. In addition to having the mission of acquiring and preserving this exponentially growing body of knowledge, the Library is responsible for making all of its vast collection accessible to all.
Source citation: Library of Congress. "About." Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/. Accessed June 6th 2022