October 3, 2018
by Lilah Heyman
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     Celebrate LGBT History with the DNL! LGBT History Month takes place in October, and commemorates LGBT history and the fight for LGBT rights. One major landmark in LGBT history is the Stonewall Riots that took place in Manhattan in June 1969. When police raided a gay bar, Stonewall Inn, the LGBT community resisted arrests, and held protests for four nights.These riots marked the start of the LGBT rights movement, which has continued to fight for equal rights even today. In honor of this month, here are some quotes from famous LGBT authors.


“When we define ourselves, when I define myself, the place in which I am like you and the place in which I am not like you, I'm not excluding you from the joining - I'm broadening the joining.”

       - Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, 1984


"Full citizenship was, and to a large degree still is, predicated on keeping 'unacceptable' behavior private. This complicated relationship between the public and private is at the heart of LGBT history and life today."

       - Michael Bronski, A Queer History of the United States, 2011


"Two women in love confirms for me that there is a love that can push you beyond what everyone else says is possible.”

       - Daisy Hernandez, A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir, 2014


"Lay your sleeping head, my love,

Human on my faithless arm;

Time and fevers burn away

Individual beauty from

Thoughtful children, and the grave

Proves the child ephemeral:

But in my arms till break of day

Let the living creature lie,

Mortal, guilty, but to me

The entirely beautiful."

       - W. H. Auden, “Lullaby”, 1940


Check out the display on the main level to find these works and more!



June 15, 2018
by Lilah Heyman
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Read With Pride

During the month of June, the Dimenna-Nyselius Library is celebrating LGBT Pride Month, which commemorates the fight against discrimination and violence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people face. It is a time to take pride in who you are, … Continue reading


October 10, 2008
by Jackie
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LGBT Exhibit – Oct. & Nov. 2008

In collaboration with the Safe Spaces program, the Library is pleased to host what we believe is the first Fairfield University exhibit dedicated to the history and awareness of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) communities on campus and … Continue reading


October 6, 2008
by Curtis
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New Database LGBT Life

The library has just added LGBT Life to its list of databases–an invaluable resource for anyone researching issues in sexuality, gender studies, or sociology. LGBT Life is the definitive index to literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. This … Continue reading


October 1, 2008
by Jackie
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New Library Exhibit: LGBT: Student Life and Beyond

  Just what is LGBT anyway? Even in 2008, many people have asked that question as this exhibit has gone from conception to reality. DiMenna-Nyselius Library staff members answered with the first-ever Fairfield University exhibit dedicated to history and awareness … Continue reading