LGBTQ+ Resources

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Sexual and Gender Identity

A brochure for men who believe that they might be gay. This brochure answers questions about knowing if you are gay, how to feel about yourself being gay, coming out, and HIV/AIDS.

A brochure for women who believe that they might be lesbian. This brochure answers questions about knowing if you are lesbian, how to feel about yourself being lesbian, coming out, finding other women like you, and HIV/AIDS.

A brochure for people who believe that they might be bisexual. This brochure answers questions about knowing if you are bisexual, how to feel about yourself being bisexual, coming out, meeting other bisexuals, and HIV/AIDS.

A pamphlet explaining what bisexuality is and common myths and misconceptions about bisexuals, including beliefs such as bisexuals being unable to have stable relationships, bisexuals being equally attracted to both sexes, and bisexuals causing HIV/AIDS.

A pamphlet provided by the American Psychological Association that explains what intersex is and answers common questions about intersex individuals.

A pamphlet provided by CIEE that includes tips for LGBTQ+ students who plan on studying abroad.

Trans*

A pamphlet provided by HRC (Human Rights Campaign) for transgender people. This pamphlet answers questions about how to accept yourself, telling others, making the transition, and common myths and misconceptions about transgender people.

This pamphlet provided by NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) and SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) is a guide for others about trans* people. It explains topics such as understanding trans* people, living with a stigmatized identity, and practices for dealing with trans* youth in facilities.

These documents explain both common and uncommon trans* terminology.

This article by Jody Marksamer and Dylan Vade provides useful information on people who identify as trans* and how to respect them.

This pamphlet provided by NCTE (National Center for Transgender Equality) answers many frequently asked questions about people with a transgender identity.

This pamphlet explains the current rights and answers frequently asked questions about the rights of trans* people.

This pamphlet is a tool kit for trans* individuals who would like to change their name and/or other identification documents.

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For Straight Allies

This pamphlet provided by HRC (Human Rights Campaign) is a guide for straight allies. It explores topics such as what to do when someone comes out to you, having courage, problems that allies face, facts to know, and showing your support.

A pamphlet provided by PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) for parents of LGBTQ. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions asked by friends and family of LGBTQ people.

This pamphlet provided by the American Psychological Association answers frequently asked questions about LGBTQ people such as how people know if they are gay, the coming out process, and discrimination against LGBTQ people.

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Coming Out

This pamphlet provided by HRC (Human Rights Campaign) is a guide to coming out. Topics in this guide include being open with yourself, deciding to tell others, and coming out to family.

A pamphlet provided by HRC (Human Rights Campaign) that discusses how to be out in your place of worship. Topics discussed include why you should be out in your faith community, if living openly is not an option, and steps to take in order to prepare for coming out in your faith community.

A pamphlet provided by HRC (Human Rights Campaign) for African Americans who want to come out.

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Growing Up LGBT

A report provided by HRC (Human Rights Campaign) that details their key findings in a survey taken by youth across the US.

A report provided by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) about the problems that LGBTQ people face in rural areas.

A report provided by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) about the experiences that LGBTQ people of color face in schools.

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Additional Websites

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Healthrainbow heart

LGBT news and entertainment

Gay and Lesbian Travel, Fashion, Culture and Politics

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Human Rights Campaign: working for LGBT equal rights

Suicide prevention for LGBTQ

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Working to advance equality of transgender people

News and other resources for bisexuals

The Asexual Visibility & Education Network: working to create public acceptance of asexual people

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays: working towards equality

A map of gender-diverse cultures across the world

AMSA's website provides a plethora of information on LGBT+ related issues in the medical field.