BSA Staff Picks: Pride Month
Happy Pride from the BSA! In celebration of this month, BSA staff have compiled the following resources—articles, podcasts, videos, stories, and more—that highlight the achievements of LGBTQ+ architects, artists, and designers.
To submit a resource or share an experience related to LGBTQ+ history, culture, and/or architecture, please reach out to us at [email protected].
8 Comic Books in Honor of Pride
Romance, self-discovery and a celebration of identity: Magic is in the air in these comic books and graphic novels, out now through September.
The Leading LGBTQ+ Milestones in the World of Design
As Pride Month begins, we consider some of these events to be watershed moments for their artistry, some for their historical importance, and some for being a design pioneer's most impactful contribution.
Out in Architecture?
Workplace norms are changing, but how inclusive is the profession for LGBTQI+ architects?
Queer Spaces: LGBTQ Voices and Resources for Architects and Designers
As Pride month draws to a close, Metropolis offers some perspectives and readings to help design professionals incorporate LGBTQ+ perspectives into their thinking and practice.
LGBTQ Pride: Movies That Rocked Their World [Updated]
Since Independent Lens is naturally a film-centric space, we decided to honor the occasion by reaching out to a few filmmakers who’ve made documentaries for Independent Lens, asking them to contribute their own picks for the gay-themed films (fictional or documentaries) that affected them most profoundly. A few films deservedly get mentioned twice, but it’s an appropriately diverse list.
Queer culture is about more than just our personal experiences, it’s about the way we stand out as individuals and find freedom in our collective joy. Queerness is a TikTok bio. It’s cuffed jeans. It’s a lighting scheme. Queerness is no one thing. Queerness is a fact. Queerness just IS. Queerness is everything.
AIA National: Raising LGBTQ+ voices in architecture
To strike a path toward greater equity and inclusion in architecture, queer architects encourage others to identify themselves and come together.
Queer x Design highlights 50 years of LGBT+ graphic design
Keeping a record of LGBT+ design makes political change increasingly possible says Andrew Campbell, the author of Queer x Design. He has picked five examples of LGBT+ graphic design from the past 50 years for Dezeen.
Building out: What it means to be LGBTQ in the design industry
The engine of the commercial real estate industry is people, which can often make it feel like a close-knit family. Likewise, the LGBTQ community is also very nurturing of its members. So, what are the experiences of those who fall within both groups?
Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968
The civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements impacted every facet of US society, including architecture and design. Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968 is a traveling exhibition that links the design community to larger social and political movements of the late 20th century, placing design practice in the foreground and engaging viewers in critical conversations around history, progress, and the built environment.
ICA: Virtual First Fridays: #PrideExtended
#PrideExtended is a reclamation of the TLGBQ+ movement, honoring Black trans and non-binary ancestors, and the experiences of this community today. The initiative centers the well-being and security of Black trans and non-binary people, 24/7, 365. Not just in June.
The newly-formed LGBTQ Network is a place for professionals in the AEC industry to meet to discuss, learn, share.
The History Project
The History Project is the only organization focused exclusively on documenting and preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ communities and sharing that history with LGBTQ individuals, organizations, allies, and the public.
Boston's LGBTQ Past
A gay and lesbian culture flourished in Boston, in private homes, the theatre, coffee houses, the baths, and of course, bars. We will follow the footsteps of gay and lesbian friends from the 1840s to the 1980s, from Thoreau's walks along the Common and Charlotte Cushman's cross-dressing roles, to the World War II bars and baths, to the AIDS Action Committee and the AIDS memorial quilt project.
✨ organizer facilitator designer ✨ architectural mutual aid world-building ✨ abolition & care ✨ genderqueer nonbinary ✨ they them ✨
Trans Resistance MA
We are a trans and community led organization who plans and organizes the annual Trans Resistance rally at Franklin Park. Throughout the year we create spaces, events and experiences that uplift the TQBIPOC community. We will work in collaboration with other social justice networks in order to address the pressing, urgent, and emergent needs of marginalized communities across Massachusetts.
LGBTQ Senior Housing
LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc is a non-profit whose stated mission and raison d’etre is to facilitate access to welcoming, safe and affordable housing for low-income LGBTQ seniors, including through a formal role in the development of such housing; to define onsite housing services and programming that addresses the needs of LGBTQ seniors; and to support community space to serve seniors in the Greater Boston community. We are an all volunteer board.