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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Gay and Lesbian Resources Pathfinder


  Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. (Also Ref. HQ 16 .E53 2004)
In volume one, there is a chapter on homosexuality.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.


Internet Sites


Gender and Sexuality Studies - Coverage includes:

• General Resources
• Women's Studies & Feminist Theory
• Queer Studies
• Men's Movements & Men's/Masculinity Studies
• Cybergender & Techgender
• Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Abuse


GLBTQ - An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer culture.

Homosexuality Wiki essay


Gay Slang

Glossary of Gay Slang Terms

N.B.: One can find many other dictionaries by going to Google and typing in "gay slang" or "gay dictionaries."


Politics and Law

American Civil Liberties Union: Lesbian & Gay Rights

Lambda Legal  - "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."

GayLawNet - "GayLawNet® is dedicated to providing general information, news and resources concerning the law as it affects the global gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (GLBTI) community and the simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or lesbian-friendly) lawyer."



GLBT Historical Society

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History

One: National Gay and Lesbian Archives - "The LGBT History Timeline is a web resource that chronicles the events that have shaped the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Southern California and our movement for equality and justice for the past 65 years."

Timeline of GLBT History

Lesbian Herstory Archives


Gay Demographics

LGBT Demographis of the United States

Americans have No Idea How few Gay People There Are Atlantic Monthly

U S adults overestimate Homosexual population by as much as tenfold

Gallop Poll

What percent of the world is gay?


Queer Resources Directory - This is a first site containing over 25,000 files on such matters as organizations, workplace issues, religion, business and much more. Take a gander:

  • Queers and their Families, including parenting and marriage.
  • Queer Youth on campus and all over the world.
  • Queers and Religion, and religious queers!
  • Queer Health, with links to safer sex information.
  • Electronic Resources, with links to all over the Net.
  • Queer Media: magazines, TV, movies, more!
  • Queer Events: conferences and celebrations on a global scale.
  • Queer Culture, History and Origins: what makes us unique, where we've been and where we come from.
  • Worldwide Queer Info: From Australia to Zimbabwe, we are everywhere.
  • Business, Legal and Workplace issues, including info on domestic partnerships and queer-friendly businesses.
  • Politics, Political News & Activism: Fight back with technology!
  • Organizations, Directories & Newsletters: find them all here, or submit info on your organization.

Community Marketing and Insights-

Annotated Links to LGBT/Queer Studies Resources - Covers:

  • College/University-based LGBT Scholars, Programs & Resources
  • Queer Studies
  • Centers and Institutions
  • Libraries & Archives
  • Professional Caucuses/Organizations
  • Journals/Periodicals/Literary publications
  • Assorted links of potential interest

Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications - Covers:

  • Academic/Professional/Employees
  • Archives
  • Bookstores/Videostores
  • Business
  • Culture, History, and the Arts/Music/Cinema/Radio/TV
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Health/Support Groups/AIDS
  • Human Rights/Law/Politics
  • Newspapers/Journals/Publishers
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Sports/Social/Recreation/Travel

GLBT National Help Center



Lesbianism.com - This site is arranged in a directory format covering gender issues, arts, spirituality, travel, sexuality, etc.

Women's Issues Website:Sexuality Scroll down and you will see several sites on lesbianism.


Queer Theory
Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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