Posted by: Karly Domsky
In partnership with the organization You Can Play, Northeastern University Athletics has recently recorded a PSA supporting equality in sports. Northeastern student- athletes, coaches, administrators,and fans came together to express their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes, promoting their message that sexual orientation has no bearing in sport: if you can play, you can play. In their partnership with You Can Play, NU Athletics is been committed to creating an open, inclusive and supporting culture at Northeastern for LGBT athletes and students.
Supporting the LGBT community at Northeastern more broadly,the Library’s Archives and Special Collections Department highlights LGBT groups as part of the social justice collection strategy. Community members can view collections from organizations such as:
- The Bromfield Street Educational Foundation, which published The Gay Community News, considered one of the oldest and most progressive newspapers in the gay community from 1973 to 1999;
- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Political Alliance of Massachusetts, a community action group that serves the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community; and from many more organizations and supporters of the LGBT community.
Archives collections include materials such as documents, newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, and articles allow the Northeastern community to learn and gain an understanding of the history of the LGBT community and support for it in Massachusetts.
These collections and others and be viewed in the library’s Archives and Special Collections Department located at 92 Snell Library.