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GLBTQ Studies: Selected Web Sites

Archives and History

In the Life: Documentary Stories From the Gay Experience

James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center

This 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 Program 

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

APA's 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

Covering 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

This 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)

A 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

Web Journals

Blithe House Quarterly

This highly regarded literary magazine features works by established and emerging GLBT talent.


Available 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

The 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

The 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.

Lamda Legal

From 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.



Edited 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.

Although 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 topics.


Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications