Annotated Links to
LGBT/Queer Studies Resources

* 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

College/University-based LGBT Scholars, Programs & Resources

E-Directory of Lesbigay Scholars Louie Crew's directory of LGBT scholars (explore the public list or add yourself for access to the full list)
University LGBT Programs John Younger's listing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies in the USA and Canada, plus Sibling Societies & Study-Abroad Programs. John works hard to keep this current.
New York Public Library's Research Guide to Gay and Lesbian Studies Explore this index to their collection of reference and research materials.
Graduate Faculty in Psychology Interested in LGB Issues In fall 1996, the American Psychological Association's Public Interest Directorate conducted a survey of chairpersons of graduate programs in psychology to gather information about graduate faculty inpsychology interested in LGB issues. This survey includes both doctoral and masters only programs and some helpful climate indicators to consider when choosing a program.
National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education The only national organization connecting staff of college and university offices serving LGBT campus populations. Note: Not all such offices/programs have a role in LGBT studies on their campuses. This site has a complete listing of professionally staffed LGBT campus offices and lot of other resources.

Queer Studies

Beginning Library Research on LGB Studies Stanford University's guide to starting research on LGB topics lists many useful books (a good percentage of these are also in UIC's collection). The list includes encyclopedias -- literature, bibliographies, indexes,periodicals, dictionaries, directories and other resources.
Bibliography for Gay Language Study Maintained by Gregory Ward, Northwestern University
CLAG's collection of syllabi The CUNY-based Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies has collected several examples of syllabi for lesbigay/queer stuidies courses. They are in the process of posting the their entire syllabi collection -- previously available only via copy through the mail.
David Barnett's annotated GLB Bibliography The director of the OGLBTC has created an extensive bibliography of books and a few articles addressing GLB issues: with special attention to health issues/AIDS; gay and lesbian relationships; sexual abuse; sexual compulsivity; and spiritual concerns.
Gays in the Work force: A Bibliography of Articles Compiled by NYU (article text is not accessible on line)
Information Resources for GLB Studies The Library at the University of California, Santa Barbara prepared a lengthy set of links (not annotated) covering references, journals, libraries and archives, organizations, bibliographies, UC Resources, and international resources.
Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter(LGSN) This newsletter is published by the Duke University Press for the MLA's L/G Caucus. You can contact their editor for more information: Margee Morrison, at
QStudy-l: The Queer Studies List QSTUDY-L is a forum for academic discussions pertaining to queer theory. QSTUDY-L is intended to promote networking and information sharing between teachers, researchers, librarians, and students -- anyone involved or interested in the field of queer studies. Posting announcements about relevant conferences or publications, calls for papers, job opportunities, or anything else relevant to the topic of queer studies is encouraged, though only subscribers may post to the list. Their website has subscription information.
Study of Sexual Orientation Issue in the News A new program for the Study of Sexual Orientation Issue in the News (SOIN) has been established at the USC/Annenberg School for Communication (Journalism Department). This is a unique program involving courses and research, as laid out in their brand new website.
Subject Bibliographies for Queer Studies Duke University's guide to materials in their Perkins Library may be useful to others in identifying works including encyclopedias & handbook, directories, bibliographies, Indexes & Abstracts to Periodical Literature, and periodicals. They also list specific titles under topics such as History, Comparative Ethnography, Race, Culture & The Arts, Law, Religion,Theatre, coming out, youth, domestic partnerships, parenting, and AIDS. Based at the University of Leeds, Institute of Communications Studies, this is a website about the relationship between the mass media and people's identities, genders and everyday lives. The Resources area includes Judith Butler, Adorno, Foucault, Gramsci, and more.
Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research - Gender and Queer Studies This site, based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, includes a variety of links. As with all such lengthy sets of links, it is hard to update and several links were broken on our last visit (5/5/99).

Centers and Institutions

Bisexual Resource Center This non-profit educational organization is based in Boston; incluthe site offers an LGBT glossary of terms, information on starting a support group and many links to sites pertaining to issues of bisexuality.
(Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies)
This is the first & only university-based research center in the US dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to LGBT individuals. By sponsoring public programs and conferences, offering fellowships to scholars, and functioning as a conduit of information, CLAGS is a national center for promotion of scholarship that fosters social change. CLAGS makes its home at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
IGLSS -- The Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies Based in Washington D.C., IGLSS is a national independent public policy think tank. In their journal, Angles, the Institute reports findings on issues such as employment discrimination and same-sex mariage. On the website, you'll find the Institute's most current publications as well as opportunities to participate in its work.
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction Based at Indiana University, The Kinsey Institute Web site supports interdisciplinary research and the study of human sexuality. The Institute was founded by Dr. Alfred Kinsey in 1947.
LAMBDA Institute of Gay and Lesbian Studies This Alberta-based organization is a research/education centre for educators, scholars, specialists, students, and other interested persons concerned with gay & lesbian social issues, particularly, multi-faceted issues of culture & lifestyle, problems with stability & security, and political & social changes.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute The Institute is dedicated to research, policy analysis and strategic projects to advance gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality and uniting thought to action by linking the worlds of academia, community activists, and policy makers. The Policy Institute publishes critical research papers that provide a factual backdrop for the work of advocates, develops policy options and proposals on a wide range of public policy issues, and develops new strategies and projects to advance the movement for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) equality. The link is to a list of their publications (and other NGLTF publications).

Libraries & Archives

University of Illinois at Chicago Library

(check the Out of the Stacks pages for recent LGBT additions to the UIC library collections)

Besides a very extensive collection of books addressing LGBT topics, the UIC Library offers two major sets of microfilmed collections:

Gay Activists Alliance Records, 1970-1983. Housed in Microforms, 3rd floor of Daley Library, under HQ-16. 21 reels.The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was founded in December 1969, by a group of men and women dissatisfied with the direction of the Gay Liberation Front. The GLF had emerged half a year earlier in the immediate wake of the Stonewall Riots. GAA rapidly became the largest, most visible gay organization in New York. On June 28, 1970, the first anniversary of Stonewall, 200 GAA members led the way as tens of thousands of gays and supporters of gay rights marched. The GAA papers contain minutes of meetings, internal and general correspondence, and large amounts of ephemera.

  The Mattachine Society of New York Records, 1951-1976. Housed in Microforms, 3rd floor of Daley Library, under HQ-17. 24 reels. Founded in Los Angeles in 1950 by Harry Hay, the Mattachine Society was the first major gay organization in the USA. Proclaiming the need for "an ethical homosexual culture... paralleling the emerging cultures of our fellow-minorities--the Nego, Mexican, and Jewish Peoples," the Society sponsored discussion groups, encouraged support for civil rights and opposed police entrapment for sexual acts. In 1955, a New York chapter of the Mattachine Society was founded. Five years later, it was the largest gay rights group in the USA. After 1965, the organization assumed a more outspoken posture. It fought to establish civil rights of gays, defended men arrested on morals charges and protested the continual police practice of harassing gay bars. The Society's organizational papers reflect vigorous and at times acrimonious debate among its members. They also contain an extensive, and frequently poignant, correspondence with gay en and lesbians throughout the United States, as well as the minutes of meetings, memoranda, and ephemera.
Chris Gonzalez Library and Archives , Diversity Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. The library started as private collection by Michael Bohr. It was made available to the community in 1992. The collection focuses on Central Indiana and offer complete runs of Indianapolis gay and lesbian publications.
Charles Deering Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library, Evanston Part of Northwestern University, this collection primarily includes published lesbian materials and ephemera (part of a more general feminist collection documenting the women's movement). There is some gay male material, mostly periodicals documenting the gay liberation movement of the 1960s and 70s.
Gerber/Hart Library Chicago's own! Founded in 1981, Gerber/Hart Library is the Midwest's largest gay, lesbian and bisexual circulating library, archives and resource center. In addition to their collections, Gerber/Hart is a vital community resource offering a wide range of cultural and educational programs aimed at the goal of dispelling homophobia through knowledge.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Library and Archives of Philadelphia Online archives, exhibits, and bibliographies (this link was broken when we checked it on 5/18/99)
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library Materials in the Center include a core reference collection, non-circulating new and historical books, current issues of over two-dozen periodicals, and changing exhibitions. Most of the materials in the GLC collection are non-circulating, meaning that they are to be used in the San Francisco Public Library.
June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection This collection covers almost a century of lesbian artwork, manuscripts, books, records, newspapers, magazines, photographs, games, organizational papers, tapes, letters, scrapbooks, clothing, and flyers.
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana The institute was founded in 1947 by Dr. Alfred Kinsey and is affiliated with Indiana University. Most of the collection is post-WWII. The photography collection includes works of Wilhelm von Gloeden, George Platt Lynes, and Pavel Tchelichev. Only a portion of the collection documents gay and lesbian history; materials are part of a larger collection documenting sexual practices and attitudes. Acquisitions are limited to material about sexual behaviors, attitudes, and lifestyles. There are no limitations of time period or geographical area. Use of the collection is restricted to qualified researchers. It is not open to the general public.
Lavender Legacies Lesbian and Gay Archives The Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists site includes the Lavender Legacies Guide (the first formal and comprehensive guide to primary source material relating to the history and culture of LBGT people held by repositories in North America), a Geographical Index of Repositories, a Repository Name Index, and a Survey Form (to produce a national guide to manuscript and rare book collections about lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people.)
Lesbian Legacy Collection (archives and library) At the One Institute International Gay and Lesbian Archives in LA, this site is edited and maintained by Yolanda Retter, MLS, Lesbian historian and ONE Institute librarian.
ONE Institute International Gay & Lesbian Archives Based in Los Angeles, ONE Institute is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution which houses the world's largest research library on GLBT heritage and concerns. Formed in 1952, ONE is the oldest ongoing Gay/Lesbian organization in the Western Hemisphere
NYPL's Research Guide to Gay and Lesbian Studies New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library's guide to NYPL collections.
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Partial holdings include documents of Milwaukee's Black and White Men Together; the David E. Clarenbach papers (1974-1992. which focus on AIDS legislation, gay rights, women's issues, and divestiture of state funds in South Africa); Gay Madison, .the Terry Murphy papers (1976-1977, 1980, mostly clippings related to gay activism); the National Coalition of Gay Sexually Transmitted Disease Services records (1985-1990); the Gore Vidal papers (1888-1994, which include: Ben Hur, homosexuality, Is Paris Burning?, Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams); and the Allen Young papers (1962-1994, topics include: Homosexuality, The gay report, Allen Ginsberg).
Twice Blessed: Jewish GLBT Archives On-Line, One Institute, West Hollywood, California Designated now as the Judaica Collection of the One Institute, it will reflect the range of influence of Jewish thought, culture and history upon evolving lesbian and gay identity inlcuding how Judaism treated homosexuality over the centuries; how Jewish principles about social justice, equality, human rights, diversity, liberation, interpersonal relationships and suffering have helped develop lesbian and gay activism; and how individual Jews, gay or straight, have contributed to these efforts.
University of Western Ontario's Research Facility for Lesbian and Gay Studies This facility was established in November, 1997 to promote and advance interdisciplinary scholarship in this field. It combines the Pride Library (including a listing of books in 10 areas) with the Hudler Archives (which contains "Fond HALO" -- a donation of materials from the Homophile Association of London Ontario)

Professional Caucuses/Organizations

American College Personnel Association Standing Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness The Standing Committee has been a strong voice within ACPA since 1985. It's work includes a Domestic Partners Project and a National Resource Clearinghouse plus efforts to educate the general membership of ACPA to increase their awareness of issues facing LGBT persons; to work to eliminate overt and covert oppression of LGBT persons within ACPA and on college and university campuses; and to protect and advocate for the basic human rights of LGBT students and colleagues.
Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Caucus for Political Science This principal association of lesbians and gay men within the American Political Science Association offers an arena for presentation of research on the interaction of sexual identity, theory and political behavior. There are currently over 200 members from the US and other nations. All academically affiliated social scientists, practitioner political scientists and graduate students are welcome to join.
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators' Network on LGB Concerns [currently off-line while a new server is found]
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals NOGLSTP is a national organization of GLBT people employed or interested in scientific or high technology fields. Its goals include dialogue with professional organizations, disseminating information, improving its members employment & professional environments, opposing anti-queer discrimination & stereotypes, educating the queer, scientific, and general communities, and fostering inter-city contacts among its members.
National Women's Studies Association NWSA supports and promotes feminist/ womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women's Studies for those outside the profession. NWSA publishes a newsletter, the quarterly NWSA Journal and other publications
Sociologists' Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Caucus The Caucus works to encourage unprejudiced sociological research on lesbians and gay men and their social institutions; to provide a forum for current research, teaching methods and materials, and professional issues relevant to homosexuality; to monitor anti-gay ideologies in the distribution of sociological knowledge and to investigate practices oppressive to lesbians and gay men; to oppose discrimination against gay and lesbian sociologists in employment, promotion, tenure, and research situations; and to maintain a social support network among its members.
Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy The Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy was founded in 1988 to promote philosophical inquiry into lesbian and gay issues. It sponsors programs on important historical and contemporary topics, held in conjucnction with the professional meetings of the American Philosophical Association. The Society is concerned with matters related to professional standing of its members, including hiring, promotion, and tenure and works to increase the presence of lesbian and gay issues in college and university curricula. The Society publishes a biannual newsletter and provides a forum for both serious discussion and friendly interchange.
United States Student Organization's National Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Student Caucus USSA's NLGBSC offers lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth an opportunity to gain support, develop skills and confidence to meet the challenge of building a more inclusive world. NLGBSC holds several meetings a year--all of them are open to any interested LGBT students.

Journals/Periodicals/Literary publications

Angles: The Policy Journal of the Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies Online offerings include Vol. Three No. 1 May 1998's Expanding the Resource Base for Community Organizations: Giving and Volunteering by Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Sept. 1997's Vulnerability in the Workplace: Evidence of Anti-Gay Discrimination.
Blithe House Quarterly: A Site for Gay Short Fiction You can read issues on-line since the summer of 1997.
Church-Wellesley Review: A Quarterly Review of Lesbian and Gay Writing CWR first took to the Internet with an experimental web version of their Fall '97 print edition of poetry and fiction. You can read poetry and prose from current and back issues on-line.
Critical InQueeries This is the first fully-refereed academic journal of queer theory in Australia. An interdisciplinary journal, they offer offering queer readings in areas of cultural studies, feminist theory, film & television, postcolonialism, poststructuralism, and sexuality.
Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review  The site include an index to the Review contents, excerpts, and subscription info.
International Gay and Lesbian Review A ONE Institute Press publication which offers intensive reviews and abstracts of published books
International Journal of Transgenderism The IJT is peer reviewed, published quarterly and updated with new articles during the quarter. Free access to the journal's articles is available on-line.
Matrices: A Lesbian and Lesbian Feminist Research and Network Newsletter This publication aims to enhance communication and networking among those interested in lesbian scholarship. The website includes a table of contents and sample articles from issues from 1995 and 1996. The site was last updated in May of 1996.
National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law This is the first on-line law journal in the country and the second devoted exclusively to legal issues affecting lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.
Sapphic Ink: a lesbian literary journal This journal "temporarily" ceased publication and may not resume. This site has Volume 1, Issue 4 available to read (fiction, poetry, book reviews)
Stanford Masque This is a queer art and literary magazine published twice a year. The site includes artwork, literature, "amusements," as well as subscription information to the paper version

Assorted links of potential interest

Bibliography on Lesbian & Gay Language This bibliography was compiled by Gregory Ward, Dept. of Linguistics, Northwestern University. It is quite lengthy but is mostly not annotated.
Gay and Lesbian Politics: WWW & Internet Resources A selective, annotated guide to the best and most authoritative resources on politics, law, and public policy. Designed for students, scholars, journalists, activists, and citizens, it is maintained by Steve Sanders, Indiana University.
Gender and Sexuality This long page lists unannotated links which address gender studies and queer studies, with a particular focus upon discussions of sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality in cultural practices. It is part of which looks at collections in the Arts and Humanities.
InforM's Sexual Orientation Database at University of Maryland Site includes announcements of openings, job opportunities, grants, etc.; bibliographies; calls for papers; conference announcements; a listing of email groups devoted to LGB/ queer issues; film reviews; legislative issues; academic papers, essays, and poetry; and syllabi.
Overcoming Heterosexism & Homphobia:
International Perspectives
This webpage is designed to emphasize international perspectives on reducing heterosexism. They want to hear from people in many different countries, and from every continent, who can give others the benefit of their knowledge, to write of their own experiences and direct understanding of strategies and techniques that have been successful in reducing heterosexist prejudice, institutionalized discrimination, and homophobic violence in their culture. Entries will be accessible both by the name of the country, and by the subject.
Queer Resource Directory This expansive site includes information on families, Queer youth, religion, and religious, health media, culture, history, politics, organizations, directories & more.
Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy This site features work by Dr. Gregory Herek - a noted authority on antigay prejudice (or homophobia), hate crimes, and AIDS stigma - and his Northern California Community Research Group at the University of California, Davis. It provides factual information about sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS to promote the use of scientific knowledge for education and enlightened public policy.

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