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GLBTQ Guide

Resources for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer communities. Source: Newark Public Library

Recommended Books

Here are some books from our collection for you to check out:

1564148963

Homophobia : the state of sexual bigotry today - Martin Kantor
Call Number: 306.766 KA
ISBN: 0313359253

 

 

 

 

0313359253Gay & lesbian rights : a guide for GLBT singles, couples, and families - Brette McWhorter Sember
Call Number: 342.7308 SE
ISBN: 1572485507

 

 

 

 

1572485507Gay & lesbian medical rights : how to protect yourself, your partner, and your family - Brette McWhorter Sember
Call Number: 344.7304 SE
ISBN: 1564148963

 

 

 

 

1594630577The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed - Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
Call Number: 364.152 SH
ISBN: 1594630577

 

 

 

 

Recommended Websites

AfterEllen.com
http://www.afterellen.com/

"News, reviews,  and commentaries on lesbian and bisexual women in entertainment and the media." The reviews and interviews in the Books section can be useful guides, as can those for movies and music; other features give viewers a sense of popular topics.

AfterElton.com
http://www.afterelton.com/

A kind of Us/People for gay and bisexual men, with book, music, and movie reviews.

American Institute of Bisexuality:  Resources
http://www.bisexual.org/resources.html

Links to information about sexuality, counseling, spirituality, support groups, etc.

Gay/Lesbian News
http://www.topix.com/news/gay

A blog of news and opinion.

Gayscape: Gay and & Lesbian Search Tool
http://www.gayscape.com/

Search geographically (e.g., New Jersey) or by topic, such as adoption, attorneys, bisexual, coming out, disabilities, ethnic groups, recovery, religion, transgender; good too for people eager to support GLBTI businesses.

GLBTQ Encyclopedia
http://www.glbtq.com

Look here for articles and discussions about the arts, education, history, literature, social issues, sports, and more.

LOGOonline
http://www.logotv.com/

See it here for free: video and television, with comedy, travel, popular shows, short and full-length movies.

Robyn Ochs:  Bisexual Resources
http://www.robynochs.com/resources/Bisexual.html

Organizations, online materials, books, movies, etc.

Straight Spouse Network
http://www.straightspouse.org/home.php

Find support, find reading for yourself and your kids.  If you married a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning person, this is a fine website for you.

National Organizations

AntiViolence Project (NYC)
http://www.avp.org

Garden State Equality
http://www.gardenstateequality.org

Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org

Jersey Pride
http://www.jerseypride.org

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
http://www.lambdalegal.org

National Center for Transgender Equality
http://transequality.org

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
http://www.thetaskforce.org

NJ LGBT Coalition
http://www.njlgc.org

NJLA LGBTI Roundtable
http://njla.pbworks.com/LGBTI

Rainbow Families of NJ
http://www.rainbowfamiliesnj.org

Truth Wins Out
http://www.truthwinsout.org

Williams Institute (Sexual Orientation Law)
http://www.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute/home.html

Civil Rights Information

ACLU  LGBT Rights
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights

News, cases, legal documents, resources for advocacy, and more.

AFSCME Pride
http://www.afscme.org/publications/5580.cfm

A labor union’s publications about GLBTI rights in the workplace, such as nondiscrimination policies and domestic partnership benefits.

American Gay Rights Movement:  A Timeline
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0761909.html

1924-present, from the InfoPlease almanac.

Gays and Lesbians in the Military
http://www.gaycityusa.com/Military.htm

Links to news, issues, and organizations.

GLBT Scholarship Resources
http://www.washburn.edu/sobu/broach/glbt-scholar.html

Scholarships to attend school or to attend meetings—for GLBT students or students with GLBT parents.

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html

“GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools. GLSEN strives to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, and to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people.”

LGBT Minority Issues
http://www.library.yale.edu/rsc/gayles/gayminor.html

Links to online resources dedicated to Black, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and deaf LGBT people, and for women of color.

PFLAG:  Parents, Famillies, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2

"Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is 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."

Queer Legal Resources
http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/legal

Cases, an AIDS bibliography, immigration issues, laws for various states (including New Jersey), organizations, and more.

Same Sex Marriage:  A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature
http://law-library.rutgers.edu/SSM.html

Compiled by a Rutgers professor of law, this reading list is extremely helpful for learning about such topics as parenting, taxes, and international aspects.

Same Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/same_sex_marriage/index.html

Articles from the New York Times cover news on the subject.

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