Gender and Sexuality Studies
This guide presents information that should be of utility to students and researchers who have varying levels of familiarity with the study of gender and sexuality. The study of gender and sexuality at New York University and in general is characterized by interdisciplinarity. Given that reality, users are also encouraged to consult the related research guides noted on this page.
- Librarian for Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Research Assistance
- Dictionaries, Guides and Overviews
- Subject-specific Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Overviews
- Reviews of Research and Book Reviews
- Databases, Indexes and Bibliographies
- NYU Links
- Selected Internet Resources
- Related Guides
- Libraries and Archives
- Online Magazines
Librarian for Gender and Sexuality Studies
New York University Bobst Library
Humanities and Social Sciences Reference, 1st floor
70 Washington Square So.
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2514
- Bullough, Vern L. and Bonnie Bullough, eds. 1990. Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland.
Bobst REF1 HQ9 .H846 1994 Non-circulating
More than 200 articles on a variety of subjects, ranging from biographical entries, to developmental issues, medical issues, matters of public policy, culture, sexual behaviors, practices and variations.
- Dynes, Wayne, ed. 1990. Encyclopedia of Homosexuality . New York: Garland.
Bobst REF1 HQ76.25 .E53 1990 Non-circulating (Two Volumes)
- Francoeur, Robert T., ed. 1997-2001. The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. New York: Continuum.
Bobst REF1 HQ21 .I68 1997 Non-circulating (Four Volumes)
- Gerstner, David A., ed. 2006. Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture. New York: Routledge.
Bobst REF1 HQ76.96 .R68 2006 Non-circulating
This encyclopedia contains hundreds of short entries on a variety of topics with an emphasis on contemporary queer culture and pop culture. For instance, entries on Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde are consciously omitted. Covered topics include AIDS, American Underground Cinema, Pat Buchanan, Frantz Fanon, Judy Garland, German Literature, Human Rights Campaign, Japanese Transgender Performers, Lipstick Lesbians, Graham Norton, Robyn Ochs, The Pope, Queer Nation, Scholarship and Academic Study (GLBTQ), Jeff Stryker, Rick Santorum, Elizabeth Taylor, Vanilla Sex, Rufus Wainwright, Alice Walker and Xena, Warrior Princess. Users might find the appendices useful as well. They cover international research materials and short descriptions of international sex laws in many countries.
- Haggerty, George E. ed. 2000. Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland.
Bobst HQ75.13 .G37 2000
- Kramarae, Cheris and Dale Spender, eds. 2000. Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. New York: Routledge.
Bobst REF1 HQ1115 .R69 2000 Non-circulating (Four Volumes)
- McFadden, Margaret, ed. 1997. Women's Issues . Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Bobst REF1 HQ1115 .W6425 1997 Non-circulating (Three Volumes)
- Smelser, Neil J. and Paul B. Baltes, eds. 2001. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. New York: Elsevier.
Electronic access is provided through ScienceDirect at http://library.nyu.edu/collections/find_articles_title.html; select the "Books" tab and then select the "Reference Works" tab. This title, according to the publisher, is the largest reference work ever published for the social sciences. The print version was published in 2001. The electronic version has since been updated. Across 17,000 pages, contributors write on the diversity of topics of interest to social scientists. It contains numerous articles on sex and gender that touch on issues such as economics, the family, social movements, socialization, theoretical perspectives, religion and ideology, androgyny, GLBT youth, heterosexism, homophobia, rape and sexual coercion, sexual harassment, the law, the gendered division of labor, feminist theory, feminist philosophy and many others. Bibliographies are included with entries.
(also see Bobst REF1 H41 .I65 2001 Non-circulating for the print version in 26 volumes)
- Stein, Marc ed. 2004. Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons/Thomson/Gale.
Bobst REF1 HQ76.3.U5 E53 2004 Non-circulating (Three Volumes)
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip047/2003017434.html
- Tierney, Helen, ed. 1999. Women's Studies Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst REF1 HQ1115 .W645 1999 Non-circulating (Three Volumes)
- Worell, Judith, ed. 2001. Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender . San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Bobst REF1 HQ1115 .E52 2001b Non-circulating (Two Volumes)
- Wright, Stephen. 1978. Brief Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. New York: S. Wright Press.
Bobst HQ76.25 .W74
Dictionaries, Guides and Overviews
- Abelove, Henry, Michele Aina Barale and David M. Halperin, eds. 1993. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge.
Bobst HQ76.25 .L48 1993
- Aldrich, Robert and Garry Wotherspoon, eds. 2001. Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to World War II. New York: Routledge.
Bobst REF1 HQ75.2 .W47 2001 Non-circulating
- Aldrich, Robert and Garry Wotherspoon, eds. 2001. Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day. New York: Routledge.
Bobst REF1 HQ75.2 .W46 2001 Non-circulating
- Beasley, Chris. 2005. Gender & Sexuality: Critical Theories, Critical Thinkers. London: SAGE Publications.
Bobst REF1 HQ1075 .B42 2005 Non-circulating
- Boles, Janet K., Diane Long Houveler and Rebecca Bardwell, eds. 1996. The Historical Dictionary of Feminism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Bobst HQ1115 .B65 1996
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0413/2004000060.html
- Brown, Loulou, Helen Collins, Pat Green, Maggie Humm and Mel Landells, eds. 1993. W.I.S.H.: The International Handbook of Women's Studies. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Bobst REF1 HQ1180 .W5 1993 Non-circulating
- Essed, Philomena, David Theo Goldberg and Audrey Kobayashi, eds. 2005. A Companion to Gender Studies. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Bobst HQ1075 .C656 2005
- Greenspan, Karen. 1994. The Timetables of Women's History: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in Women's History. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Bobst REF1 HQ1121 .G74 1994 Non-circulating
- Kimmel, Michael S. and Amy Aronson, eds. 2004. Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural and Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
NSSR New School Reference HQ1090.3 .M436 2004 Non-circulating
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip049/2003020729.html
- Macey, David. 2000. The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory. London: Penguin Books.
Bobst REF1 HM101 .M24 2000 Non-circulating
- Murphy, Timothy F., ed. 2000. Readers Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
Bobst REF1 HQ75.15 .R43 2000 Non-circulating
- Nordquist, Joan. 1997. Queer Theory: A Bibliography. Santa Cruz, CA: Reference and Research Services.
Bobst Z7161.A22 S6 no. 48
- Payne, Michael, ed. 1996. A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Oxford: Blackwell.
Bobst REF1 HM101 .D527 1996 Non-circulating
- Richardson, Diane and Steven Seidman, eds. 2002. Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies . Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Bobst HQ75.15 .H36 2002
- Scanlon, Jennifer, ed. 1999. Significant Contemporary American Feminists: a Biographical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst 1412 .S56 1999 Non-circulating
Table of Contents: http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/toc/98-22899.html
- Smart, Barry, ed. 1994. Michel Foucault: Critical Assessments. London: Routledge.
Bobst REF1 B2430.F724 M49 1994 Non-circulating Vols. 1-4
NSSR New School Reference B2430.F724 M49 1994 Non-circulating Vols. 1-7
- Tyrkus, Michael J, ed. 1997. Gay & Lesbian Biography. Detroit, St. James Press.
Bobst REF1 HQ75.2 .G39 1997 Non-circulating
275 wide-ranging entries include Alexander the Great, Edward Albee, Francis Bacon, Caravaggio, Roy Cohn, Samuel Delaney, Martin Duberman, Michel Foucault, Jean Genet, Duncan Grant, Radclyffe Hall, Lorraine Hansberry, Bill T. Jones, Billie Jean King, Leonardo Da Vinci, Susan M. Love, Carson McCullers, Herman Melville, James Ivory, Elaine Noble, Plato, Manuel Puig, RuPaul, Sappho, Bessie Smith, Susan Sontag, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Carl Van Vechten and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Entries include bibliographical references.
- Weinberg, Martin S. 1972. Homosexuality: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Harper and Row.
Bobst REF6 Z7164.S42 W425 Non-circulating
Bobst Z7164.S42 W425
Subject-Specific Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Overviews
- Bacus, Elsabeth A, and Kurt F. Anshuetz. 1993. A Gendered Past: A Critical Bibliography of Gender in Archaeology. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.
Bobst REF1 Z5118.W65 G46 1993
This book contains approximately 200 bibliographies with substantial annotations which critically engage the work considered therein. The work considers articles and books published in anthropological archaeology, historical archaeology, and some classical and ethnoarchaeological works that deal with gender. It also contains materials addressing gender as it relates to how archaeology is practiced.
- Gacs, Ute, et. al. 1988. Women Anthropologists: A Biographical Dictionary. New York, NY: Greenwood Press.
Bobst GN20 .W63 1988
- Lancaster, Roger N. and Micaela Di Leonardo, eds. 1997 The Gender/Sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy. New York: Routledge.
Bobst GN479.65 .G475 1997
- Robertson, Jennifer Ellen, ed. 2005. Same-sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Bobst GN484.35 .S36 2005
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0412/2003026674.html
- Wright, Rita P., ed. 1996. Gender and Archaeology. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Bobst GN799.W66 G45 1996
Bloom, Harold ed. 1997. Lesbian & Bisexual Fiction Writers.
Philadelphia, Chelsea House.
Bobst PS153.L46 L43 1997
Conner, Randy P. et. al, eds. 1997. Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth,
Symbol, and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Love.
Bobst REF1 HQ75.15 .C66 1997
Davidson, Cathy N. and Linda Wagner-Martin, eds. 1995. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in
the United States. New York: Oxford University Press.
Bobst REF1 PS147 .O94 1994
Contains A-Z entries, an index, bibliographies and a chronology
Day, Frances Ann. 2000. Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst Z1037 .D24 2000
Eagleton, Mary, ed. 1996. Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader . Oxford: Blackwell.
Bobst PN98.W64 F44 1996
Foster, David William and Emmanuel S. Nelson, eds. 1994. Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst REF1 PQ7081.3 .F62 1994
This work contains short biographical entries on selected writers along with lists of their works and bibliographies. Many authors are considered and they include Oscar Zeta Acosta, Jose Balza, Jorge Luis Borges, Nancy Cardenas, Hugo Foguet, Gabriela Mistral, Manuel Mujica Lainez, Senel Paz, Manuel Puig, John Rechy, Evelio Rosero Diago and Luis Zapata. A bibliography for further reading is included.
Furtado, Ken and Nancy Hellner, eds. 1993. Gay and Lesbian Plays: An Annotated Bibliography.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.
Bobst REF1 Z1229.G25 F87 1993
Garber, Eric and Lyn Paleo, eds. 1983. Uranian Worlds: A Readers Guide to Alternative Sexuality in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Boston: G.K. Hall.
Bobst Z6514.C5 S43 1983
Gay and Lesbian Caucus, College Art Association. 1994. Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian Art. New York: College Art Association
Bobst N72.S42 C62 1994
Gillon, Margaret. 1995. Lesbians in Print: A Bibliography of 1,500 Books with Synopses.
Irvine, CA: Bluestocking Books.
Bobst REF1 Z7164.H74 G55 1995
Griffin, Gabrielle, ed. 2002. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing.
Bobst REF1 HQ75.13 G75 2002 Non-circulating
Helbing, Terry. 1980. Gay Theatre Alliance Directory of Gay Plays.
New York, NY: JH Press.
Bobst REF1 PS338.H66 H4
Humm, Maggie. 1994. A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Feminist Literary Criticism.
New York: Harvester Wheatshef.
Bobst REF1 PN98 .W64 H85 1994
Addresses second wave feminism, myth criticism, Marxist feminist criticism, French feminist criticism, Psychoanalytic criticism, Postructuralism, Deconstruction, Postmodernism, Black Femnisim and the African Diaspora, Lesbian feminist criticism and Third World feminist criticism.
McGill, Frank N., ed. 1996. Masterpieces of Women's Literature.
New York: Harper Collins.
Bobst REF1 PS147 .M37 1996
Nelson, Emmanuel S. 1993. Contemporary Gay American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook Westport, CT: Greenwood Press
Bobst REF1 PS374.N63 C66 1993
This work contains short biographical entries on selected writers along with lists of their works, discussions of their critical receptions and bibliographies to secondary material. Authors discussed include Steve Abbott, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Marsh Cassidy, Christopher Coe, Denniss Cooper, Christopher Davis, Melvin Dixon, John Fox, Robert Gluck, Allan Gurganus, Armistead Maupin, Felice Picano, David Plante, John Preston, Paul Reed, Gore Vidal, Edmund White and many others. The appendix contains a list of small presses.
Summers, Claude J. ed. 2002. The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works, From Antiquity to the Present, Revised Edition. New York: Routledge.
Bobst REF1 PN56.H57 G365 2002
Summers, Claude J, ed. 2004. The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance & Musical Theater. San Francisco: Cleis Press
Bobst MusicRef ML100 .Q44 2004
Summers, Claude J, ed. 2004. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts. San Francisco: Cleis Press
Bobst REF1 N72.H64 Q44 2004
Thesing, William B., ed. 1998. Victorian Women Poets. Detroit: Gale Research.
Bobst REF1 PR595.W6 V49 1998
Young, Ian. 1982. The Male Homosexual in Literature: A Bibliography, 2nd ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press
Bobst Z6514.C5 S47 1982
Crow, Barbara, ed. 2000. Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader. New York: New York University Press.
Bobst HQ1426 .R325 2000
Bobst Tamiment HQ1426 .R325 2000 Non-circulating
Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy, Christina K. Gilmartin and Robin Lydenberg. 1999. Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Bobst HQ1180 .F43 1999
Heywood, Leslie, ed. 2006. The Women's Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst REF1 HQ1115 .W644 2006
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0515/2005019217.html
Kemp, Sandra and Judith Squires, ed. 1997. Feminisms.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bobst HQ1190 .F4424 1997
Nicholson, Linda, ed. 1997. The Second Wave: A Reader in Feminist Theory.
New York: Routledge.
Bobst HQ1190 .S42 1997
Ballou, Patricia K. 1986. Women: A Bibliography of Bibliographies ., 2nd Edition.
Boston, MA: G.K. Hall.
Bobst REF1 Z7961 .B32 1986
This book is an annotated bibliography on a variety of subjects. For the most part, it leads the reader to other, more specific bibliographies. It is organized across the broad categories Geographical Subjects (International Scope) , History, Literature, Mass Media, Fine Arts, Religion, Education, Economics, Political Science, Law, Criminology, Crimes against Women, Anthropology, Sociology, Divorce, Widowhood, Unmarried Couples, Lesbians, Ethnic and Racial Groups, Age Groups, Women Classed by Place of Residence, Disabled Women, Radical Women, Working-Class Women, Psychology, Health and Reproduction.
Bergeron, David Moore. 1999. King James & Letters of Homoerotic Desire .
Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.
Bobst DA391 .B46 1999
Borris, Kenneth. 2004. Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissance: A Sourcebook of Texts .
New York: Routledge.
Bobst PR428.H66 S36 2004
Frey, Linda, Marsha Frey and Joanne Schneider, eds. 1982. Women in Western European History: A Select Chronilogical, Geographical, and Topical Bibliography.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst REF1 Z7961 .F74 1982
Across two volumes, nearly 16000 references to scholarship on women in Europe from Antiquity to the twentieth century are provided. The subjects are covered are numerous. The volumes also contain subject indexes, name indexes and author indexes.
Gerard, Kent and Gert Hekma. 1989. The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe .
New York: Harrington Park Press.
Bobst HQ76.2.E9 P87 1989
Harrison, Cynthia E, ed. 1979. Women In American History: A Bibliography.
Santa Barbara, CA: American Bibliographical Center-Clio Press.
Bobst REF1 Z7962 .H37
Hubbard, Thomas K. 2003. Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents .
Berkeley: University of California Press.
Bobst HQ76.3.G8 H66 2003
Merrick, Jeffrey and Bryant T. Ragin, eds. 2001. Homosexuality in Early Modern France: A Documentary Collection.
New York: Oxford University Press.
Bobst HQ76.3.F8 H645 2001
Phillips, Kim M. and Barry Reay, eds. 2002. Sexualities in History: A Reader .
New York: Routledge.
Bobst HQ12 .S46 2002
Currah, Paisley, Richard M. Juang and Shannon Price Minter, eds. 2006. Transgender Rights.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Bobst HQ77.9 .T716 2006.
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0613/2006014106.html
Stewart, Chuck. 2001. Homosexuality and the Law: A Dictionary .
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Bobst KF4754.5.A68 S74 2001
Williams, Walter L. and Yolanda Retter, eds. 2003 Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States: A Documentary History.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
NSSR New School Reference HQ76.8.U5 G37 2003
Wing, Adrien, ed. 2003. Critical Race Feminism: A Reader, 2d Edition.
New York: New York University Press.
Bobst HQ1154 .C75 2003
Bobst HQ1154 .C75 1997 (For the 1st Edition which differs significantly from the 2nd Edition.)
Grahn, Judy. 1984. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds.
Boston: Beacon Press.
Bobst HQ76.8.U5 G73 1984
Bobst SpecCol Fales American
Mira Nouselle, Alberto. 2002. Para Entendernos: Diccionario de Cultura Homosexual, Gay y Lesbica.
Barcelona:Ediciones de la Tempestad.
Bobst REF1 HQ75.13 .M57 2002
Pereda, Ferran. 2004. El Cancaneo: Diccionario Petardo de Argot Gay, Lesbi y Trans.
Bobst REF1 PC4977.G39 P47 2004
Povert, Lione, ed. 1994. Dictionnaire Gay.
Paris: Jacques Grancher.
Bobst REF1 HQ76.25 .P68 1994
Skinner, Jody. 1997. Warme Brude, kesse Vater: Lexikon mit Ausdrucken fur Lesben, Schwule und Homosexualtat.
Essen: Die blaue Eule.
Bobst OFFSITE HQ76.3.G4 S6 1997
Westberg, Markus. 1999. Gaylex: Das Informative und Unterhaltsame Nachschlagewerk fur den Schwulen Mann: Mit Uber 1000 Begriffen rund um das Schwule Leben. Hamburg: Himmelsturmer
Bobst REF1 HQ76.25 .W46 1999
Craig Edward, ed. 1998. Routledge
Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Bobst REF1 B51 .R68 1998
Internet: http://library.nyu.edu/collections/find_articles_title.html, Updated August 2005
Halle, Randall. 2004. Queer Social Philosophy: Critical Readings from Kant to Adorno .
Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
Bobst H61.15 .H35 2004
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip048/2003019952.html
Jaggar, Alison M. and Iris Marion Young, eds. 1998. A Companion to Feminist Philosophy .
Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Bobst REF1 HQ1190 .C665 1998
Slade, Joseph W. 2001. Pornography in America: A Reference Handbook .
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Bobst REF1 HQ471 .S59 2000
A basic level reference tool with short expositions on a number of issues related to pornography in the United States followed by a chronology from (500 A.D. to 1999), approximately two dozen biographical sketches (e.g. Andrea Dworkin, Larry Flynt, Lenny Bruce, Learned Hand, Edwin Meese), references to and excerpts from primary source material, a glossary and a bibliography
Slade, Joseph W. 2001. Pornography and Sexual Representation.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst REF1 Z7164.P84 S56 2001
Davis, Nanette J., ed. 1993. Prostitution: An International Handbook on
Trends, Problems, and Policies. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst REF1 HQ117 .P767 1
Essays, statistics and bibliographies on prostitution in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England and Wales, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States, Vietnam, West Germany and Yugoslavia
Ditmore, Melissa Hope, ed. 2006. Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Bobst REF1 HQ115 .E53 2006 Non-circulating
Table of Contents:http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0611/2006010227.html
Coyle, Adrian and Celia Kitzinger, eds. 2002. Lesbian and Gay Psychology: New Perspectives.
Oxford, UK: BPS Blackwell.
Bobst HQ75.15 .L47 2002b
Perez, Ruperto M., Kurt A. DeBord and Kathleen J. Bieschke, eds. 2000. Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual clients, 1st Edition.
American Psychological Association: Washington, D.C.
Bobst REF1 BF637.C6 H3125 2000
A wide-ranging handbook that summarizes empirical research on working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients and addresses social, historical, theoretical and practical issues.
Sobsey, Richard, ed. 1991. Disability, Sexuality and Abuse.
Baltimore, MD: P.H. Brookes Publishing Company.
Bobst Z5703.4.H36 D57 1991
Stainton Rogers, Wendy and Rex Stainton Rogers, eds. 2001. The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality: An Introduction.
Philadelphia: Open University Press.
Bobst BF692 .S72 2001
Taublieb, Amy Beth, ed. 2000. A to Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Bobst REF1 BF721 .T38 2000
Short entries describe a myriad of issues involving the psychology of children and adolescents. Sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, tomboyism and other issues are discussed. The entries are written in non-technical language and usually include short bibliographies.
Unger, Rhoda K., ed. 2001. Handbook of the Psychology of Women and Gender.
New York: Wiley.
Bobst REF1 HQ1206 .H2385 2001
Horner, Tom. 1981. Homosexuality and the Judeo-Christian Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography.
Metuchen, N.J.: American Theological Library Association/Scarecrow Press.
Bobst Z7164.S41 H67
Hinnells, John R., ed. 1997. A New Handbook of Living Religions.
Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.
Bobst REF1 BL80.2 .H275 1997
This handbook contains chapters on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, and other religions. Gender is not the exclusive focus but there is a section on Gender and Religion and the sections do contain good bibliographies.
Keller, Rosemary Skinner and Rosemary Radford Ruether, eds. 2006. The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Bobst REF1 BL458 .E52 2006
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005032429.html
Dynes, Wayne R. and Stephen Donaldson. 1992. Homosexuality and Medicine, Health and Science.
New York: Garland.
NSSR New School HQ76.25 G6738 1992.
Herzenberg, Caroline L. 1986. Women Scientists from Antiquity to the Present: An Index.
West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press.
NYU Bobst REF9 Q141 .H475 1986
Keller, Evelyn Fox and Longino, Helen E., eds. 1996. Feminism and Science.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bobst Q175.5 .F455 1996
Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of Sociology (Dorothy E. Smith); Feminism and science (Evelyn Fox Keller); (Reason, Science and the Domination of Matter (Genevieve Lloyd); Animal Sociology and a Natural Economy of the Body Politic, Part II: The Past is a Contested Zone (Donna Haraway); Body, Bias, and Behaviour: A Comparative Analysis of Reasoning in Two Areas of Biological Science (Helen E. Longino and Ruth Doell); Pre-theoretical Assumptions in Evolutionary Explanations of Female Sexuality (Elisabeth A. Lloyd); The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles (Emily Martin); Race and Gender: The Role of Analogy in Science (Nancy Leys Stepan); Why Mammals are Called Mammals: Gender Politics in Eighteenth-century Natural History (Londa Schiebinger); Language and Ideology in Evolutionary Theory: Reading Cultural Norms into Natural Law (Evelyn Fox Keller); Nuclear Language and How We Learned to Pat the Bomb (Carol Cohn); The Mind's Eye (Evelyn Fox Keller and Christine R. Grontkowski); Though This be Method, Yet There is Madness In It: Paranoia and Liberal Epistemology (Naomi Scheman); A Science of Mars or of Venus? (Mary Tiles); Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: What Is 'Strong Objectivity'? (Sandra Harding); Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective (Donna Haraway); Subjects, Power, and Knowledge: Description and Prescription in Feminist Philosophies of Science (Helen E. Longino)
Whaley, Leigh Ann. 2003. Women's History as Scientists: A Guide to the Debates.
Santa Barbra, CA: ABC-CLIO.
NSSR NewSchool Q130 .W46 2003
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip044/2003011314.html
Adams, Rachel and David Savran, eds. 2002. The Masculinity Studies Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
New School HQ1088 .M377 2002
Bobst HQ1088 .M377 2002
Denny, Dallas. 1994. Gender Dysphoria: A Guide to Research.
New York: Garland.
Bobst REF1 Z6665.7.G44 D46 1994
This guide contains hundreds upon hundreds of bibliographic citations. Some are annotated. It contains information on books, book chapters, articles and even legal cases on gender dysphoria
Heath, Rachel Ann. 2006. The Praeger Handbook of Transsexuality: Changing Gender to Match Mindset.
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
Bobst REF1 HQ77.9.H43 2006
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0612/2006011953.html
LaFont, Suzanne, ed. 2003. Constructing Sexualities: Readings in Sexuality, Gender, and Culture. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Bobst GN479.65 .C66 2003
Rust, Paula C. Rodriguez, ed. 2000. Bisexuality in the United States: A Social Science Reader .
New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Bobst HQ74.2.U5 B55 2000
Storr, Merl, ed. 1999. Bisexuality: A Critical Reader.
New York, NY: Routledge.
NSSR NewSchool HQ74 .B577 1999
Stryker, Susan and Stephen Whittle, eds. 2006. The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge.
Bobst REF1 HQ77.9 .T72 2006
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip065/2005037854.html
Holmes, Janet and Miriam Meyerhoff, eds. 2003. The Handbook of Language and Gender. Malden, MA: Blackwell
Bobst P120.S48 H36 2003
Wilkinson, Carroll Wetzel. 1991. Women Working in Nontraditional Fields: References and Resources, 1963-1988. Boston: G.K. Hall.
Bobst Z7963.E7 W53 1991
Anthropology and Archaeology
Art, Literature and Literary Criticism
Law & The State
Prostitution and Sex Work
Science and Knowledge
Reviews of Research and Book Reviews
- Annual Reviews. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews.
Internet: http://library.nyu.edu/collections/find_ejournals.html (1-Present, 1975-Present)
Bobst REF1 HM1.A763 (Current Issue Only)
NSSR NewSchool Reference HM1 .A763 (1-Present, 1975-Present)
The Annual Reviews contain articles on varying topics examining past and current literature on a variety of issues in the social sciences. These articles provide excellent reviews of the state of the research on the considered topics. The bibliographies are comprehensive. Anthropology, Clinical Psychology, Environment and Resources, Law and Social Science, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Sociology are covered. There are Annual Reviews in the Physical and Biomedical Sciences as well.
- Book Review Digest Plus via Wilson. Bronx, NY: H.W. Wilson Co.
This electronic resource retrieves book summaries, bibliographic data, full-text reviews, review excerpts, or basic citations of fiction, nonfiction, children's books and reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and general sciences.
- Lambda Book Report via numerous electronic resources. Washington, D.C.: Lambda Rising, Inc.
Bobst PN56.H57 L36 (1-Present, 1989-Present)
- Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide via numerous electronic resources. Boston: Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Inc.
Bobst HQ75 .H37 (2-Present, 1995-Present)
Databases, Indexes and Bibliographies
An index is a reference tool that helps you to find articles in periodicals, such as scholarly journals or magazines, chapters in books, dissertations and conference proceedings among other resources. Usually you look in an index by subject. However, most indexes allow users to search on a variety of criteria, including author, title, source or document type. Once you have found citations, the next step is to check if Bobst Library owns the source and then to determine the location of the source. For more information about finding journal articles please consult the article tutorial at http://library.nyu.edu/research/tutorials/, or ask a librarian at one of the reference centers in Bobst Library. The resources listed below typically focus on the study of gender or sexuality, however there are a number of other major indexes and abstracts that are appropriate for the study of gender and sexuality. Please see the related research guides at the end of this page to learn more about them.
- Contemporary Women's Issues. Beachwood, Ohio: Responsive Database Services
Full-text resources from a variety of sources and concerning a variety of subjects of interest to researchers in gender studies are provided. The database has an international scope and contains statistical data.
- Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index. Haverford, PA: M. Schaus
From the Resource: Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Because of the explosion of research in Women's Studies during the past two decades, scholars and students interested in women during the Middle Ages find an ever-growing flood of publications. Identifying relevant works in this mass of material is further complicated by the interdisciplinary nature of much of the scholarship. In order to help researchers find current articles and essays quickly and easily, librarians and scholars began compiling the Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index in July 1996. Books written by a single author are not indexed in Feminae; for these, check library catalogs that have strong collections in medieval studies.
- GenderWatch. Stamford, CT: SoftLine Information
GenderWatch contains full-text resoures and abstracts from a variety of publications and sources on aspects of gender.
- Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature. St. Paul, MN: Family Social Science, University of Minnesota.
Bobst Z7164.M2 I57 (3, 5-19; 1973/1974, 1977/1978-1992/1993)
- Literature Resource Center. Detroit, MI: Gale Research.
From the Vendor: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analayses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, essayist, poets, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Includes links to: Dictionary of literary biography, Contemporary authors, Contemporary literary criticism, and more
- Sage Family Studies Abstracts. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
Bobst REF1 HQ546 .S23 (1-Present, 1979-Present)
- Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts. Abingdon: Carfax Publishing.
Bobst REF1 Z7962 .S79 as Studies on Women Abstracts (1-17, 1983-1999) (Some Volumes Stored Offsite)
Electronic Access via ProQuest (16-18, 1998-2000)
Bobst REF1 Z7962 .S79 (22-25, 2004-2007) (Some Volumes Stored Offsite)
- Women Studies Abstracts. Rush, NY: Rush Pub. Co.
Bobst REF1 Z7962 .W65 (1-Present, 1972-Present)
- Flood, Michael. 2005. The Men's Bibliography: A Comprehensive Bibliography of Writing on Men, Masculinities and Sexualities, 14th edition. Canberra, ACT.
- August, Eugene R. 1994. The New Men's Studies. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Bobst REF1 Z7164.M49 A84 1994
This resource is an annotated bibliography of works that have potential interest to those who study men. It is interdisciplinary in nature and covers Anthropology, History, Sociology, Literature, the Arts and Psychology. It also engages topics like divorce, boys and socializations, erotica and pornography, feminism, health, humor, family, midlife, men's rights, minoritiy males, comparative and multicultural study, spirituality, single men, sexuality, violence, crime, the military, patriarchy and work among others.
- Women and Social Movements in the United States. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press
Covering the years 1600-2000, Women and Social Movements contains full-text documents and other resources related to the study of U.S. women's history.
- Frayser, Suzanne G. and Thomas J. Whitby, eds. 1995. Studies in Human Sexuality, 2nd Edition. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Bobst REF1 HQ21 .F73 1995
- North American Women's Drama. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press
The database contains more than 1000 plays in full-text by 247 playwrights.
- Women Writers Project. Providence, RI: The Project
From the Title Screen: The mission of the Brown University Women Writers Project is to create, develop, and make accessible a state-of-the-art electronic textbase of women's writing in English before 1830. The WWP textbase is intended to support a wide range of activities, including new research on texts, information technology, and cultural history; publications and other textbase products; and innovative approaches to teaching.
- British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press
Spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Includes approximately 100,000 pages of primary materials.
- Offenhauer, Priscilla and Alice Buchalter. 2005. Women in Islamic Societies, A Selected Review of Social Scientific Literature . Federal Research Division, Library of Congress: Washington, DC.
- Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945. Ann Arbor, MI: Bell & Howell Information and Learning
The Gerritsen Collection was begun by Aletta Jacobs Gerritsen in the late 1800s. The online resource delivers two million page images exactly as they appeared in the original printed works. It includes monographs, periodicals and pamphlets in fifteen languages, and is searchable by keyword and Boolean operators.
- LGBT Life. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Information Services
A resource for literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 LGBT-specific core periodicals. Also contains data mined from over 70 priority periodicals as well as data mined from over 5,000 select titles
- Alternative Press Watch. Stamford, CT: Softline Information
Full text database of selected newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press
- Alternative Press Index. College Park, MD: Alternative Press Centre
Citations to articles published in over 250 alternative, radical, and leftist publications in the U.S. Approximately 90% of the API's coverage is not found in the Reader's Guide or the Social Sciences Index
- JSTOR. New York, NY: JSTOR
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in feminist and women's studies, as well as history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields in the humanities, social sciences and physical sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title. JSTOR contains the backfiles of selected journals and does not contain recent issues.
Other Notable Indexes
- America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts.
America: History and Life is a comprehensive bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises over 490,000 bibliographic entries for periodicals dating back to 1954, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of US and Canadian history. Historical Abstracts is a comprehensive index for the study of the history of the world from 1450 to the present, excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life. This database contains more than 500,000 records.
- Anthropology Plus.
Anthropology Plus combines Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute from the United Kingdom into one index that provides references to scholarship on social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology; ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
- Art & Humanities Citations Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index . Philadelphia, PA: Institute for Scientific Information
The Web of Science provides access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 research journals in the world.The citation indexes also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research. Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles.
- ATLA Religion Database. Bethesda, MD: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.
The ATLA Religion Database is a comprehensive database designed to support religious and theological scholarship in graduate education and faculty research. The database includes the contents of ATLA's print indexes: Religion Index One (RIO), Religion Index Two (RIT) and the Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR).
- Dissertation Abstracts.
Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download.
ERIC is a complete bibliography of educational materials available since 1966. It indexes published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education).
Dating from 1969, the major bibliographic database covering the scholarly literature in economics. Provides citations and selected abstracts to articles in over 300 journals; citations and abstracts to books; citations to dissertations and conference proceedings. Over 100 journals indexed are published outside the U.S. The database contains at least 735,000 records.
FRANCIS is a multilingual and multidisciplinary bibliographic database covering the humanities, archaeology, history of art, history of science, linguistics, literature, philosophy, prehistory, religions, the social sciences, administration, Latin America, computer and law, education, ethnology, geography, health (RESHUS), sociology, economics, economy (ECODOC), energy economics, and management (DOGE).
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
This index provides citations and some brief abstracts to journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology and medicine and allied historical fields from prehistory to the present.
- Modern Language Association (MLA) Bibliography . New York : Modern Language Association of America.
Indexes journal articles (except book reviews), books, collections and festschriften, audiovisual materials, reference works, conference papers and proceedings on literature, language, linguistics, folklore and film. Covers sources in many languages.
- PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service).
The PAIS International database from CSA contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. The database contains information on a diversity of social topics.
- Philosopher’s Index . Bethesda, MD: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.
The Philosopher's Index online provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aestehtics, epistemology, logic, and metaphysics as well as material on the philosophy of disciplines, such as law, religion, science, history, and education.
PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law.
There is a great deal of information in this database that would be useful in the social study of medicine, public health, and violence among other issues.
- WorldWide Political Science Abstracts.
The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.
- The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) at New York University
The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) is among the few centers in the U.S. with a named emphasis on both gender and sexuality. The Center facilitates a broad interdisciplinary investigation of gender and sexuality as keys to understanding human experience....
- NYU Office of LGBT Student Services
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Services at New York University exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identification.
Selected Internet Resources
- National Women's Studies Association.
- The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies.
- The Fales Library
- Gay and Lesbian Studies: A Guide to the Collections of The New York Public Library .
- Women's History (Women's Studies Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries).
- Wellesley Centers for Women.
Research on a variety of topics that concern women, men and children. A large number of working papers are indexed on the site. A significant number of those are available freely in full-text.
- Queer Resources Directory.
From WorldCat (OCLC): This resource is an electronic library with information of interest to the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community. It provides access to resources on several topics, including queers and their families, queer youth, queers and religion, queer health, queer media, politics, organizations, and worldwide queer information
- New American Studies Web.
A searchable Internet database to electronic resources that covers a variety of topics including gender, sexuality and the body
- Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites.
An annotated collection of websites that consider women's studies, categories include Activism, Arts and Humanities, Business/Work, Multi-Disciplinary websites, Cybercultures, Girls and Young Women, Health, Higher Education, International Issues, Periodicals, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation, Sexuality, Women of Color & Women's Studies Programs/Research Centers
- Gay/Lesbian Politics and Law: WWW and Internet Resources .
From the Website: A selective, annotated guide to the best and most authoritative resources on politics, law, and policy. Designed for students, scholars, teachers, journalists, activists, and citizens. Maintained by Steve Sanders, of University of Michigan Law School, and hosted by Indiana University.
- glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Culture .
This site contains a comprehensive encyclopedia on culture. There are at least 900 entries on a variety of topics and the strength of the encyclopedia is currently in the arts and literature.
From the Website: WestWeb is a topically-organized website about the study of the American West created and maintained by a born-and-bred Westerner, Catherine Lavender, of the Department of History, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York. Under each topic heading, you will find collections of primary and secondary documents, biographical and bibliographical resources, lists of hot links to other sites of interest, and images.
- Feminist Theory Website.
- Gays and Lesbians: Reference and Bibliographical Resources Annotated.
An internet bibliography created by Alvin Fritz of the University of Washington Libraries.
- The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: An Annotated Bibliography of Nonfiction Sources in English .
Maintained by Gerard Koskovich
- Association for Middle East Women's Studies.
Internet: http://www.amews.org /
- Bisexual Resource Center
- CDS Bookstand
- Transgender Law and Policy Institute
It contains an up-to-date listing of all laws in the US that are transgender-inclusive and resources and information on legal issues affecting transgendered and gender variant people in the US.
- The Williams Institute (UCLA School of Law)
Related Subject Guides
- African-American Studies
- African-American Literature
- East Asian Studies
- English and American Literature
- Finding Doctoral Dissertations
- Latin American Studies
- Literary Theory
- Political Science
- Primary Sources in United States History
- United States History
Libraries and Archives
- Archives Gaie du Quebec
Collects and preserves all types of documentation (both paper and media) relating to the gay or lesbian communities of Quebec.
- Canadian Gay and Lesbian
Created in 1973 by the collective that produced the newspaper the Body Politic, the archives' mission is "to collect and maintain information and materials relating to the gay and lesbian movement in Canada and elsewhere." Researchers investigating any aspect of Canadian way culture should also visit the site for the Archives Gaie du Quebec for the Franco-phone viewpoint on specific issues.
- Gerber/Hart Library & Archives
Founded in Chicago in 1981, Gerber/Hart Library is the Midwest's largest gay, lesbian and bisexual circulating library, archives and resource center. In addition to our 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.
- Human Sexuality Collection
Description: Human Sexuality Collection in the Rare & Manuscript Collections of Cornell University Library. The collections focus on gay and lesbian history and the politics of pornography in the 19th and 20th centuries. The core of the collection comes from the Mariposa Education and Research Foundation.
- Lesbian Herstory
Archives (New York City)
By far the premier site for beginning any research on the lesbian community of the United States. The Herstory collection was begun in 1974 as the private library of lesbian feminists Joan Nestle and Deborah Edel. Holdings range from standard books and publications through unpublished diaries and clippings files to oral histories and videotapes.
- June L. Mazer
Lesbian Collection (Los Angeles)
Originally known as the West Coast Lesbian Collection, this is the only archive in the western United States "dedicated exclusively to preserving lesbian history." Holdings reach back to 1895 and include the papers of veteran lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.
- ONE Institute International
Gay and Lesbian Archives (Los Angeles)
Housed at the University of Southern California, this collection was formed in 1994 through the merger of the library of ONE (the oldest continuing homosexual activist group in the western hemisphere, founded in 1952) and the huge private collection of veteran activist Jim Kepner.
- The ADVOCATE
Referred to as "the New York Times of gay America," this comprehensive magazine has been published since September 1967.
- Data Lounge
Daily stories about people and events affecting the Lesbian/Gay community.
- Girlfriends: The Magazine of
- The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review
Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review One of the leading new journals in the field of gay and lesbian studies.
- In the Life Media
IN THE LIFE is a national television series in a newsmagazine format that reports on gay and lesbian issues and culture. IN THE LIFE broadcasts on over 130 public television stations nationwide, including all of the top 20 viewer markets, reaching over one million viewers per episode.
- The National Journal of
Sexual Orientation Law
- Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
COLAGE is the only national and international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents.
- Empire State Pride Agenda
The Pride Agenda is New York's statewide lesbian and gay political organization. Our purpose is to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Empire State Pride Agenda, includes legislative updates, voting records and other political information.
- Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
The only national gay and lesbian multimedia watchdog organization, dedicated to "promoting fair, accurate and inclusive representation as a means of challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity." Site features include information on the creation of October as Lesbian and Gay History Month, the Freedom to Marry Project, and the GLAAD archives.
- gfn.com(The Gay Financial Network)
GFN - the Gay Financial Network, hopes to lead all gay and lesbian Americans to their financial independence and rightful place within the US financial services marketplace.
- Human Rights Campaign Links
As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues.
Legal Defense and Education Fund
The nation's oldest and largest legal organization dedicated to the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.
- The Lesbian and Gay Community
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.
- National Deaf Queer Resource
Developed and maintained by the former head of San Francisco's Deaf Gay and Lesbian Center.
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Describing itself as "the frontline activist organization and national resource center for grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations," this site also includes press releases, full text of selected publications, and profiles of the "Creating Change" conferences.
- !OutProud!, The National Coalition
for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
Welcome to the World Wide Web site for OutProud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth.
- PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians
A national nonprofit grassroots group dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of gay and lesbian people, their families, and friends through education and advocacy.
(Queer Studies List)
A forum for academic discussion of queer theory, an umbrella term covering homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender.
- Smith, Olivia C., ed. 2006. Guide to Graduate Work in Women's and Gender Studies. College Park, MD: National Women's Studies Association.
In addition to providing a comprehensive list of programs dedicated to the study of gender, sexuality and women's studies, this guide also contains a select list of academic journals in Women's, Gender or Feminist Studies and a number of web resources. A number of short essays also should help prospective graduate students in finding the right fit in a graduate program.
- Driekant (gay/lesbian/bisexual, Belguim)
- East European Gay Culture
- Gay and Lesbian Politics: WWW and Internet Resources
This list is intended as a comprehensive resource on the roles, participation, attitudes, and behaviors of, and issues of concern to, gay men and lesbians in American politics.
GayCanada started in 1994, directly focused on serving as a resource centre on the internet. Our reputation as a clean and respected database, we grew from 15 initial listings to over 3600, and still growing today.
- Guide to Gay and Lesbian Resources
A Classified Bibliography Based upon the Collections of the University of Chicago. In total, the guide lists over 4500 monographs and serials dealing with this broad topic, and will be of great assistance when looking for scholarly materials in this area.
The only major site devoted exclusively to monitoring news reports from the homosexual community worldwide. Limited archives available.
- Queer Resource Directory
One of the longest established gay directory sites and the model for others, with 16,494 files on every aspect of lesbian and gay culture.
QueerNet provides hundreds of email-based communities for the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered, HIV/AIDS, and leather/S&M communities.
- The Source
To provide the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community with a comprehensive resource directory of gay owned and gay friendly businesses and service organizations that treat all individuals in a dignified and nondiscriminatory manner.