Archives and History
In the Life: Documentary Stories From the Gay Experience
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center
collection focuses mainly of GLBT life in the San Francisco bay area.
Archival collections have descriptive finding aids. Some resources are
on loan from the GLBT Historical Society. In addition to maintaining
archives, the Hormel Center also functions as a gateway to the San
Francisco Public Library's "collections documenting lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgendered history and culture."
Out of the Past: 400 Years of Gay and Lesbian History in America
Companion site to a PBS documentary of the same name.
GLBT Historical Society
Arts and Media
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD: Advertising Media
Examples from commercials and advertising that reflect society’s view of the gay and lesbian community.
LOGO TV: Lesbian & gay network from MTV Networks
Queer Arts Resource
This is a combination resource directory, online gallery and educational for GLBT art.
American Psychological Association's Healthy LGB Students Project
LGB student page is a good information source for those researching
anti-gay harassment in schools and other issues faced by gay youth.
GLSEN: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Organization for students, parents, and teachers that tries to affect
positive change in schools.
International Foundation for Gender Education
all aspects of transgender culture, this site includes a transgender
web guide. IFGA also publishes the online and print magazine
Transgender Tapestry (subscription only).
National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
organization works to "achieve higher education environments in which
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff,
administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect." Includes a
topically arranged guide of LGBT resources in higher education.
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
professional organization comprised primarily of physicians, GLMA works
to influence health care policy and educate medical care providers
about GLBT health concerns. This is a good source to find statically
data and research on GLBT healthcare. GLMA also offers a physician
referral service to connect people with GLBT providers.
Lesbian Health and Research Center
Run by UCSF, the LHRC offers programs, trainings and research on lesbian health issues
365 Gay: The Daily Gay Newspaper Online
Blithe House Quarterly
This highly regarded literary magazine features works by established and emerging GLBT talent.
free online since 1998 (issue 27), Genders is published twice a year
and features articles on gender and sexuality as it relates to
"semiotic, political, literary, social, ethnic, racial, economic,
rhetorical or legal concerns."
ONE: National Gay & Lesbian Archives
An extensive online research library for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trangendered materials.
Politics and Law
American Civil Liberties Union: Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender Project
LGBTQ division of the ACLU, the leading organization for civil rights
in the United States. This division lobbies, launches media campaigns,
monitors and influences law suits and support people in fighting for
civil rights for LGBTQ people and their families.
Human Rights Campaign
largest advocacy group in the United States for gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender equality, HRC works for equality at work, for families
and individuals at the state and national levels.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
ILGA is an international group dedicated to ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people everywhere.
the web site: “Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to
achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men,
bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact
litigation, education and public policy work.”
National Center for Transgender Equality
From the web site, NCTE is "an organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people
through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment."
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National civil rights and advocacy organization for GLBTQ issues.
by University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty, GLBTQ bills itself as "an
encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture."
Articles are scholarly in nature and searchable by keyword. GLBTQ also
hosts several discussion boards.
the name implies a strictly academic site, Queertheory is actually an
extensive, well-arranged directory. While academia is prominently
featured, the site also steers users toward information on various GLBT
Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications