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LGBT History Month Spotlight

The Times of Harvey Milk (video)

William Masters and Virginia Johnson
Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexual response. Two of their important works are highlighted here. The library has other books by them as well.

Hirschfeld, Magnus
Hirschfeld was a pioneering researcher in Germany and an outspoken advocate for sexual minorities in the early 20th century. The Nazis sacked his Institute for Sexual Research and burned his books in 1933.

Santa Clara Professors in Counseling Psychology

Ling Lam
Ling Lam, Ph.D. is a Lecturer (Academic Year) in the Counseling Psychology Department where he teaches courses on Complex Trauma, Crisis Intervention, LGBT Counseling, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy and Multicultural Psychotherapy. Ling is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a part-time practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University. Ling was also a graduate of the Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitation Training Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, Ling was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and was named President’s Scholar, Terman Scholar, and National Tau Beta Pi-Fife Fellow. He was the founding Clinical Director of the San Jose chapter of A Home Within, the largest national non-profit dedicated to serving the emotional needs of foster children, and continues to provide pro-bono therapy through A Home Within as well as Give An Hour Foundation, a non-profit serving the mental health needs of military veterans and their families. Before he became a licensed therapist, Ling worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley and was part of the original engineering team that invented the world’s first HDMI chip. 

Professor Lam teaches these courses in the Counseling Psychology program.

  • Counseling LGB Clients
  • Multicultural Psychotherapy (LGBTQI+ and Religion/Spirituality)

eBooks and Videos


The University Library catalog (OSCAR) holds a lot of eBook and video titles on a wide range of LGBTQIA topics. A selected title list would not do justice to the breadth of the collection. If you are interested particularly in eBooks or videos, you can use the Advanced Search option to limit your search to whichever category of material you want.


The Library has a lot of information available on LGBTQIA topics in Library databases.

LGBTQIA Focused Databases

Subject Specific Databases with LGBTQIA Related Content