Museums are places where we can all come together to engage in discourse, raise awareness, communicate who we are, and belong as a community. Being so, it is essential that museums celebrate, recognize, support, and welcome people of every sexual orientation and gender identity, not only during June, but all year round. Inclusion muse be embedded in every aspect of museum work – from staffing and signage to exhibitions and educational programs.
In honor of Pride Month, WMA is highlighting and providing easier access to the amazing LGBTQ+ resources that are out there to help museum professionals advocate for and advance inclusion with specific respect to LGBTQ+ communities, within their own institutions.
Please note, these resources are subject to change and will be updated as new information becomes available.
If you have other resources to add, please share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Museums
Glossary of Terms – Human Rights Campaign
Welcoming Guidelines for Museums, 2019 – AAM’s LGBTQ Alliance
Advocating for LGBTQ Equality in Your Workplace – Human Rights Campaign
Inclusion Tools & Publications for Museums – The Incluseum
Film: How Museums Can Expand Narratives With LGBTQ Interpretation – Museum Next
The Queer-Inclusive Museum – article written by Margaret Middleton
Inclusion Resources for Museums – The Incluseum
An Institution’s Guide to: Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Field – AAM’s LGBTQ Alliance
How to Make Your Hiring Practices Accessible – BCMA
As Museums Move to Diversify, Newly Created Roles for Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Take on New Significance – ArtNews
Queering the Museum Project – Queering the Museum
LGBTQIA History in Museums – Sustaining Places
10 Easy Ways Museums Can Be More LGBTQ-friendly – AAM
Research Guides – GLBT Historical Society
Center for Queer History – Goldsmith’s Center for Queer History
Resources for Museum Professionals
A Coworker’s Guide to: Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Field – AAM’s LGBTQ Alliance
A Transitioning Professional’s Guide to: Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Field – AAM’s LGBTQ Alliance
Coming Out at Work – Human Rights Campaign
List of LGBTQ Professional and Student Associations – Human Rights Campaign
Gender Equity in Museums Movement – GEMM
Out and Equal Workplace Summit – Out & Equal
LGBTQ Museums + Libraries + Archives
Museum of Transgender History & Art
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria