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Resources for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer communities. Source: Newark Public Library
Here are some books from our collection for you to check out:
Homophobia : the state of sexual bigotry today - Martin Kantor
Call Number: 306.766 KA
The meaning of Matthew : my son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed - Judy Shepard with Jon Barrett
Call Number: 364.152 SH
"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.
A kind of Us/People for gay and bisexual men, with book, music, and movie reviews.
American Institute of Bisexuality: Resources
Links to information about sexuality, counseling, spirituality, support groups, etc.
A blog of news and opinion.
Gayscape: Gay and & Lesbian Search Tool
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.
Look here for articles and discussions about the arts, education, history, literature, social issues, sports, and more.
See it here for free: video and television, with comedy, travel, popular shows, short and full-length movies.
Robyn Ochs: Bisexual Resources
Organizations, online materials, books, movies, etc.
Straight Spouse Network
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.
Civil Rights Information
ACLU LGBT Rights
News, cases, legal documents, resources for advocacy, and more.
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
1924-present, from the InfoPlease almanac.
Gays and Lesbians in the Military
Links to news, issues, and organizations.
GLBT Scholarship Resources
Scholarships to attend school or to attend meetings—for GLBT students or students with GLBT parents.
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
“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
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
"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
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
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
Articles from the New York Times cover news on the subject.
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