In existence for over 25 years, the Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives served as a place where LGBTQ+ people could access materials specific to their community. Curated by Michael Bohr, the library was comprised of over 7,000 titles, mostly from donations from community members.
In 2017, Indy Pride entered into a partnership with The Indianapolis Public Library to receive most of the book and video materials, curate. The now-named Chris Gonzalez Collection is housed at Central Library, with extra copies of items floating throughout the system.
There are three ways to find items in the collection:
The Indianapolis Public Library strives to serve everyone in Marion County. Since 2018, we have been working diligently on improving our collections at a higher level of inclusiveness for people of color, women, non-binary, transgender, and lesbian/bisexual/queer/+ authors, as well as people at the intersections of these identities and adding programs specifically to include and support the LGBTQ+ community and to educate the community at large about LGBTQ+ issues. LGBTQ+ Services@ Your Library