Elsevier commemorates Stonewall Riots with 50 free LGBTQ-related research articles

50 years ago, this historic uprising in New York galvanized the gay rights movement

The Stonewall Inn — site of the famous Stonewall Riots in 1969 that galvanized the gay rights movement — is now a national landmark in New York City. (Photo © istock.com/vivalapenler)

In the early hours of June, 28, 1969, police raided New York City's Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. Their intentions were to search people and make arrests. But on this night, the mostly gay patrons began to fight back.

The Stonewall Riots were one of the most important catalysts for the gay rights movement. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

To celebrate this milestone, Elsevier is making 50 articles on LGBTQ research freely available until the end of 2019.

At Elsevier, we are honored to publish peer-reviewed scientific research on areas concerning LGBTQ issues. As a company, we fully support the principles of diversity and inclusion in the composition of our editors, editorial boards and conference committees, as well as within our organization and among our colleagues.

We encourage individuals of any sexual orientation to be able to bring their full selves to work and inspire straight allies to spread awareness and knowledge. To this end, our colleagues have started several chapters of our employee resource group, Elsevier Pride, around the world. This includes the flagship Amsterdam Pride group in addition to chapters US, the UK, Germany, the Philippines, Brazil and India.

Michiel Kolman, PhD"Elsevier is actively supporting the LGBTI community," said Dr. Michiel Kolman, Senior VP of Information Industry Relations at Elsevier and board member of Workplace Pride. "Everyone at Elsevier should be able to be themselves at work. We are proud to have a dozen Pride chapters around the world.

"We are also excited to share 50 LGBTI-related research articles to commemorate 50 years since Stonewall took place. They cover a broad range of topics and disciplines, ranging from health, life sciences, social sciences and psychology to economics."

Read the articles

RELX SDG Resource Center

You can find 50 articles for 50 years of gay pride: celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in the RELX SDG Resource Centre. The articles are freely available until the end of 2019.

Read a related post by Dr. Michiel Kolman in his role as Presidential Envoy for Diversity & Inclusion at the International Publishers Association: "Pride in Diversity: Stonewall at 50."



Written by

Sheba Agarwal-Jans, PhD

Written by

Sheba Agarwal-Jans, PhD

Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans is a Scientific Editor at iScience, published by Elsevier's Cell Press. Previously, she was a Publisher at Elsevier, managing the Microbiology and Mycology portfolio of journals in the Life Sciences department. Sheba is also the founder of the science communications blog We Talk Science, which brings evidence-based science to the general public.

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