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  • "The leader in gay news and information, 365Gay.com has news bureaus throughout the United States and Canada, and in London and Sydney, Australia."
  • "The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America's original civic values: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."
  • The Aids Coalition to Unleash Power " is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis."
  • Transcripts of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York.
  • "The award-winning national gay and lesbian newsmagazine Website."
  • "With chapters around the world, Affirmation serves the needs of gays,lesbians, bisexual LDS and their supportive family and friends through social and educational activities."
  • "AIDS Action, founded in 1984, is the national AIDS organization dedicated to the development, analysis, cultivation, and encouragement of sound policies and programs in response to the HIV epidemic. We do this through the dissemination of information and the building and use of advocacy on behalf of all those infected with/affected by HIV/AIDS."
  • "The GLBTRT is a unit of the American Library Association. The GLBTRT was founded in 1970 as the Task Force on Gay Liberation. We are considered to be the nation's first gay, lesbian & bisexual professional organization. . .Each year, we present the Stonewall Book Awards (one for literature, one for non- fiction) to the best books with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered themes."
  • Provides all types of documents (manuscripts, printed materials, visual, audio, and others) on the gay and lesbian community in Quebec, Canada. English and French versions available.
  • A compilation of polling data dating back to the 1970s.
  • Current and archived articles from the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • "San Francisco's oldest and largest local newspaper of record serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities."
  • Bibliographies arranged by time, geographic region, or discipline.
  • This nonprofit, educational organization's site "makes available a number of. . . publications, as well as other resources about bisexuality and/or bisexuals. In conjunction with commercial distributors, we also provide virtual storefronts to provide convenient access to bi-related books, videos, and recordings." Includes an essay by Liz Highleyman titled "A Brief History of the Bisexual Movement."
  • A site for gay short fiction.
  • Information on domestic partnerships in California from the CaliforniaSecretary of State.
  • For over 25 years, CLGA has collected and maintained information related to gay and lesbian life in Canada, including material on people, organizations, issues and events.
  • "The Center promotes the interdisciplinary analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and othermarginalized sexual identities in the armed forces." Includes scholarly articles, teaching and research resources, program calendar, and newsletter.
  • Founded in 1991, CLAGS was the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities.
  • Companion site to a PBS documentary which "profiles a progressive United Methodist church in the midst of profound change as it struggles with the arrival of a new minister and must reinvent itself under new leadership."
  • "DignityUSA works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support."
  • "The United States' largest and most progressive organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Catholics."
  • From Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Site contains information about the issue of same sex marriages, primarily in Canada.
  • "The Federation of Gay Games perpetuates the quadrennial Gay Games and safeguards its founding principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best. An all-volunteer organisation, the Federation is made up of individuals and organisations representing four continents."
  • Frameline is an organization whose "mission is to support, develop, and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer visibility through media arts. Through a variety of programs and activities,Frameline provides access to films and videos dealing with a wide variety of issues related to sexuality and gender. Eachyear Frameline presents the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival,the world's oldest and largest event of its kind."
  • Since 1990, nearly 100 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the Frameline Film & Video Completion Fund. The leading distributor of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media to the educational market and beyond.
  • "The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated topromoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia anddiscrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation."
  • Organization which fosters safe-school laws and policies.
  • "The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay and lesbian community by offering free and totally anonymous information, referrals and peer-counseling."
  • Finding aid for the archival collection at the Fales Library & Special Collections at New York University.
  • Annotated bibliography from the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library.
  • A health and wellness site for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender men and women.
  • "Follow this trail and location map to find out where gay and lesbian history lives in collections and displays - formerly a tricky subject for museums, now a heritage that is being celebrated."
  • Essays by Rictor Norton which cover The Queer Canon, The Homosexual Pastoral Tradition, Queer Culture, The Great Queens of History, A History of Homoerotica, and A History of Homophobia.
  • Information as well as numerous services available to people living with HIV/AIDS. Site is also available in Spanish.

  • Links to related articles.
  • The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network "is the leading organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools."
  • This site provides "an introduction to the stories and the people of modern gay history (1700-1973). The site is an ongoing project and most articles about gay male history from 1700-1900 have been completed."
  • Texts which address gender studies and queer studies, with a particular focus on discussions of sex, gender, sexual identity, and sexuality in cultural practices.
  • "An electronic journal dedicated to the discussion of women's and gender studies. It developed out of gender Inn, a database for gender and women's studies providing annotated bibliographic records of feminist theory, gender and queer studies, feminist literary criticism and gender-related literature from various other fields."
  • This New York-based organization "offers transgender identified people an opportunity to discover who they are, and to build communities, in an atmosphere of self-acceptance."
  • A peer-reviewed journal with full-text articles about gender and sexuality in relation to social, political, artistic, and economic concerns.
  • "The mission of the GLBT Historical Society is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and otherwise make available to the public historical, cultural, and artistic materials related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender communities, identities, and practices, as well as of other sexual minorities."
  • "YouthResource, a Website created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people 13 to 24 years old, takes a holistic approach to sexual health by offering support, community, resources, and peer-to-peer education about issues of concern to GLBTQ young people. YouthResource has four focus areas: health, advocacy, community, and issues in our lives."
  • A new interdisciplinary journal that promises to bring a queer perspective to issues of sex and sexuality. Table of contents plus free sample issue.
  • Searchable and browsable encyclopedia. Entries include bibliographies, citation information, and related links.
  • Created by a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Their mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority. Of particular note is the calendar of programs, services, workshops, forums, and other events offered in New York City.
  • This online bibliography "identifies and classifies over 4500 monographs and serials in the University of Chicago Library collections that deal primarily with gay and lesbian themes."
  • Information from the NYC Commission on Human Rights regarding gender identity discrimination as it relates to the NYC Human Rights Law.
  • An overview essay and a number of primary documents.
  • "The Human Rights Campaign works on behalf of more than 500,000 diverse members to ensure equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community."
  • In association with National Coming Out Day on October 11th, 2007, this resource provides "a map for planning your coming out conversations with yourself, family and friends. It also provides basic information and resources about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people."
  • Site provides "a resource for parents who want information and advice on a child with gender-variant behaviors." From the Children's NAtional Medical enter in Washington.
  • Site of the TV News magazine.
  • NAtional Institute of Health (NIH) researchers recall the early years of AIDS.
  • "From groundbreaking research on giving and volunteering to analysis of the economic status of lesbians and gay men, IGLSS leads the way in research and analysis on issues important to LGBT Americans"
  • Abstracts and reviews of materials relating to LGBT Studies.
  • This site "is intended to serve as a place of art and culture for women-oriented women, offering a historical glimpse into lesbian lives and vintage views of affection between women."
  • "The Gay and Lesbian Center is a research center devoted to the documentation of lesbian and gayhistory and culture by collecting, preserving and providing access to material on all aspects of thelesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered experience." The center is a part of the San Francisco Public Library.
  • For and about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered South Asians. Includes subjects: Organizations, Literature, Cinema, Who's Who, News, Links.
  • A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
  • "It is the mission of the Lambda Literary Foundation to support and further the creation and dissemination of writings by, for, and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community."
  • International web resource for lesbian, includes links to sites on activism, arts, business, health, media, politics, sports, and other areas. "Providing a comprehensive reference to lesbian information on the web is a goal we have nurtured since October of 1999."
  • Directory of sites.
  • Journal tracks significant new legislation, reports on new court decisions, administrative rulings, and executive actions, and highlights new publications of interest. A publication of the Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York.
  • Profiles of journalists "who inspired us to get into this business by setting an example of telling the truth whatever the cost and whatever the difficulties."
  • Library Q: The Library Worker's Guide to Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Users is specifically developed as an aid to librarians working in the area of LBGT librarianship." . . .
  • "The mission of the Log Cabin Republicans is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians. "
  • This site "addresses the portrayal of gays and lesbians in news, advertising and entertainment media. It also examines homophobia in the media, and provides examples of gay-positive media."
  • "NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights."
  • The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force "is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement."
  • Statement of significance concerning the historic New York City bar "that sparked the modern struggle for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans."
  • Focus is on legal issues affecting lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. Current through 1998.
  • "A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. NLGLA promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity."
  • Online exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • ONE is dedicated to collecting, preserving, documenting, studying, and communicating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,and Transgendered heritage and concerns..
  • An online exhibit highlighting "the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Librarys James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center by highlighting its collection and offering a rare look into what an archives is and how it ensures the legacy of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities."
  • Companion site to a pbs documentary.
  • A national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
  • PFLAG is the national advocacy and support organization for family members and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.
  • Planetout.com presents a searchable list of queer films and information about gay film festivals.
  • "Queer Arts Resource is a not-for-profit educational forum for the display and discussion of queer art and culture."
  • "The Queer Resources Directory has one of the most extensive collection of materials devoted to queer legal issues on the Internet."
  • "The Queer Resources Directory contains 25488 files about everything queer." Arranged by subject.
  • "QueerTheory.com provides you with the best online resources integrated with the best visual and textual resources in Queer Culture, Queer Theory, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and related fields."
  • "This radfae.org website exists to pull together Radical Faerie information: links to resources and web pages, news, information,and pointers to other faerie lists." The group defines itself as generally tending "to be Gay men who look for a spiritual dimension to our sexuality many of us are healers of onekind or another. Our shared values include feminism, respect for the Earth, and individual responsiblity rather than hierarchy."Many of us are Pagan (nature-based religion).
  • Over 400 digitized texts, in a site constructed to allow the visitor to read some of the world's great books.
  • Biographies which celebrate the lives of gay and lesbian artists.
  • Overviews of Russian gay literature, history, and films.
  • "The mission of The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth is to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation."
  • News stories and editorials on the debate, from the online companion to the Boston Globe.
  • Directory of books, articls, and websites from 1997 to the present.
  • A browsable, rated lists of science fiction novels or stories with lesbian characters or by lesbian authors.
  • "This site features work by Dr. Gregory Herek, an internationally recognized authority on sexualprejudice (also called homophobia), hate crimes, andAIDS stigma. It provides factual information to promote the use of scientific knowledge for education and enlightened public policy related to sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS." Also available in French.
  • "The Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) of the American Anthropological Association was founded in 1988. SOLGA promotes communication, encourages research, develops teaching materials, and serves the interests of gay and lesbian anthropologists within the association."

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