Skip to Main Content

Systemic Racism

LGBTQIA+ Activism

This page links to resources that will help you learn more about the intersection of racial and gender equity, and is broken down into the following categories:

If you're looking for even more resources on this topic, check out Milner's LGBTQIA+ Resources Guide with the link below!

Video Clips

Source: Time. (2021, March 10). Raquel Willis | TIME's "Voices Of The Future" Women's Summit. YouTube.

Source: Los Angeles Times. (2020, July 8). At the Intersection of  LGBTQ Pride  and Black Lives Matter. YouTube.

Source: NowThis News. (2019, September 14). Why This Lawyer is Fighting to Decriminalize Sex Work in New York. YouTube.

Source: AJ+. (2019, May 12). Trans And Native: Meet The Indigenous Doctor Giving Them Hope. YouTube.

Source: CBS News. (2020, June 27). Black LGBTQ activists bring Pride back to its protest roots. YouTube.

Source: NowThis Entertainment. (2019, September 17). 'Pose' Co-Creator Steven Canals on the Vitality of Authentic, Trans Storytelling. YouTube.

Source: Rowan Ellis. (2018, June 22). How To Be A Good Ally At LGBTQ+ Pride. YouTube.


book cover for  The path to gay rights : how activism and coming out changed public opinion by Jeremiah J Garretson
book cover for  Transforming prejudice : identity, fear, and transgender rights by melissa Michelson
Fat and queer : an anthology of queer and trans bodies and lives
book cover for  Queer social work : cases for LGBTQ+ affirmative practice by Tyler Arguello
book cover for  Trans and non-binary gender healthcare for psychiatrists, psychologists, and other health professionals by Christina Richards
Book cover for  LGBTQ politics : a critical reader by Marla Brettschneider
Lived experiences of LGBTQ people : what helps and what hurts
book cover for  The trans generation : how trans kids (and their parents) are creating a gender revolution by ann Travers
book cover for Brown trans figurations : rethinking race, gender, and sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx studies
book cover for  What's your pronoun? : beyond he & she by Dennis Baron
book cover for  Queering anarchism : addressing and undressing power and desire by C.B. Daring
book cover for  Gender : what everyone needs to know by Laura  Erickson-Schroth
book cover for  Turning the page : storytelling as activism in queer film and media by David Coon
book cover for  Unapologetic : a Black, queer, and feminist mandate for radical movements by Charlene Carruthers
book cover for  The remedy : queer and trans voices on health and health care by Zena Sharman
book cover for  Affirmative counseling with LGBTQI+ people  by Misty Ginicola
book cover for  Exploring gender and LGBTQ issues in K-12 and teacher education : a rainbow assemblage by Adrian Martin
book cover for  LGBTQ social movements by Lisa Stulberg
book cover for  Come out, come out, whoever you are by Abigail Cope Saguy
book cover for  How we fight for our lives by Saeed Jones
book cover for  Asegi Stories Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory by  Qwo-L Driskill
book cover for Black queer freedom
book cover for  We are everywhere : protest, power, and pride in the history of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer
book cover for  We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir by Samra Habib,
book cover for  Crip theory : cultural signs of queerness and disability by Robert McRuer
book cover for  Queer legacies : stories from Chicago's LGBTQ archives by John D'Emilio
book cover for  Redefining realness : my path to womanhood, identity, love & so much more by Janet Mock
book cover for  Mouths of rain : an anthology of Black lesbian thought by Briona Jones
book cover for  Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity  by C. Snorton
book cover for  Our lives matter : a womanist queer theology by Pamela Lightsey
book cover for  Do you remember house? : Chicago's queer of color undergrounds by Micah Salkind
book cover for  Exile and pride : disability, queerness, and liberation by Eli Clare

Social Media


image for translash podcast


Episode: A New Black Trans Civil Rights Agenda

image for the we live here podcast

We Live Here

Episode: Uprising: Black Trans People Lead

image for intersectionality podcast

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: Drag at the Intersection

image for translash podcast


Episode:  Trans Bodies, Trans Choices

image for nancy podcast


Episode: Black Trans Lives Matter


Black Gaze

Episode: Loving & Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Folx

image for cite black women podcast

Cite Black Women

Episode: We Must Center Black Trans Women in This Struggle with Imara Jones

image for the at liberty podcast

At Liberty

Episode:A Trans Organizer on the Movement to Decriminalize Sex Work

image for all my relations podcast

All My Relations

Episode: Indigiqueer

image for podcast being seen

Being Seen

Episode: Freedom

image for intersectionality podcast

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: Stonewall 50: Whose Movement Is It Anyway?

image for podcast LGBTQ&A


Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world.


Did you know you have free access to the New York Times? Register for your free account with your ISU email!


Ask a Milner Librarian