UBC Special Collections: A Queer Century (Part 1)

It all started with a question: “gay people existed back then?” It sounds like a simple question, but this exhibit at UBC Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections highlights writings by, for, and about queer people over the past 150 years to help show that many of the issues we talk about now around sex, sexuality, and gender are nothing new.

Thanks so much to Greg & Kyle, and especially to Chelsea Shriver, RBSC’s librarian & archivist who helped arrange this and make it all possible. You can learn more about the exhibit at https://rbsc.library.ubc.ca/2019/05/27/a-queer-century-1869-1969/

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CREDITS: This video was shot and recorded on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people. Music: “Lola” performed by the United States Marine Band, in the public domain.