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Wellness Guide — LGBTQIA+ Community Wellness

A Guide to the UConn Library Wellness and Self-Care Collection

Welcome to Resources on LGBTQIA+ Wellness

This page features selected memoirs, advice, and other books by authors for the LQBTQIA + (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual) community which relate to mental health or wellness. Ebooks are at the top of the page followed by physical books at the bottom of the page.  This list highlights selected recently acquired titles which relate to the topic of wellness and the LGBTQ+ community. These books are also useful resources for allies of the LGBTQIA community.

People walking underneath a giant pride flag at a pride march

Photo by Mercedes Mehling on Unsplash

New as of August 2022: UConn Student Health and Wellness and the Rainbow Center are excited to announce a new intersectional clinical support group open to all LGBTQIA+ identified students.  Group is scheduled to meet on Tuesday evenings from 5-6:30pm.  Interested students should email Melanie Penalosa, MPH, at to sign up.  Sign up ASAP.  Space is limited.

The Rainbow Center and UConn Student Health and Wellness are pleased to announce a new parternership:Lavender Resiliency Group. This group will meet on Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm. This is an educational support group is open to all LGBTQ+ identifying undergraduate students. Reach out to Melanie Penalosa for information about joining. 

For more information, contact: Melanie Penalosa at


Bibliotherapy and Comics

The titles below are available as ebooks.

LGBT History Databases at UConn Library

Do you want to know more about LGBT history?  These databases are a great place to learn more!

Physical Library Books

The books in this list are either shelved in the library stacks or in the Leisure Reading Collection on the B Level of Babbidge Library.  You may also request these titles for pickup at the information desk by clicking on "Request It" in the book's record.