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Queer Spaces

This is a non-exhaustive curated list of resources regarding LGBTQIA+ in relation to architecture and design.

Queer Spaces at NewSchool

Queer Spaces at

Weclome to Your Queer Spaces Guide

This guide provides resources to assist you in your research with regards to queer architects, spaces, art, and design.


Tips for Keyword Searches

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Below are some suggested keywords for searches related to queer studies. If you need additional help with keywords, please email our team of librarians at


LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, + other identities within the spectrum)

LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual)

LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, + other identities within the spectrum)

MOGAI (Marginalized Orientations and Gender Alignments and Intersex)

Note: Including a plus sign (+) or asterisk (*) with the above acronyms may affect search results.

Sexuality/Sexual Orientation: gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, allosexual

Gender Identity: transgender, trans, cisgender, genderqueer/gender-queer, nonbinary/non-binary, agender, gender dysphoria/Gender Identity Disorder

Queer People of Color: QPOC, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), QTPOC (Queer, Trans People of Color)

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