Sexuality Weblinks

Queer Issues

GLBTQ Online Encyclopedia

The largest encyclopedia of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer culture to date. Contains articles and research on a variety of issues, as well as a space to sign up for the list serve and receive regular updates.

Humsafar

This organisation is a male sexual health agency in Mumbai providing support for gay men and men who have sex with men. The website provides links to STD and HIV and AIDS information and education as well as information about gay rights in India.

ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)

“ILGA is a worldwide federation of 1,200 member organisations from 125 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights.” They have many resources on the status of LGBT issues across the world – reports, maps, surveys and more.

Intersex Society of North America

The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female. The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) was founded in 1993 in an effort to advocate for patients and families who felt they had been harmed by their experiences with the health care system. ISNA has now evolved into an important resource for clinicians, parents, and affected individuals who require basic information about intersex people and how to improve their health care and overall well-being. The ISNA website offers resources such as frequently asked questions, a library, history, videos, links online articles, to name a few.

Life Outside the Binary

This is a “nonbinary transgender information centre”. It has resources on gender identity and coming out, as well as information on medical, legal and employment issues. Most of the hotlines and organisations listed on this site are based in the US, but it does have some global resources. It also has art, a Q&A page, videos and resources for allies.

MINGLE (Mission for Indian Gay & Lesbian Empowerment)

MINGLE is a non-profit think tank and advocacy group for gay and lesbian people in India. Their site has publications with information about coming out, LGBT issues in different religions, legal help and more.

New York Public Library – LGBT Section

The New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States. It stores, publishes and consistently posts articles, news, events and archived material including books and scholar articles on LGBT issues in this particular section on their website.

OII Australia – Intersex Australia (Chinese and English)

This site is a comprehensive resource for intersex people and their families, friends, employers and other people who want to know more about being intersex. The site has a wealth of information, including an employer’s guide to intersex inclusion, a list of definitions, subject guides for everything from marriage to travel, posters and more. Information is also available in Chinese at www.oii.tw.

Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

“PFLAG is a [US based] national organization promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families and friends.” Their site has resources like training manuals and FAQs, and an ‘Advocacy 101’ page.

Queer Ink

Queer Ink’s Digital Library is “an elaborate collection of material focused on sexuality, gender diversity, and everything queer in various communities of India and South Asia.” The Queer Ink site also has a timeline of ‘Queerness in India’, a ‘Queer Lingo’ dictionary and a blog.

Queer Resources Directory

Online resources for books, journals, articles, resource people, organisations, and support groups for people who identify as queer.

Sahodari

“A movement, a family, and a team of young transsexual people, volunteers and friends.” Sahodari works to establish both social and economic justice for gender non-confirming persons while working towards the elimination of oppression and exclusion based on caste, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, legal status, sexual orientation, age, and disability. Sahodari runs several projects and is also responsible for having created India’s first matrimonial site for transgender persons.

TG Forum

A news and information source for crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals, transgender people, their family and friends since 1995.

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

AVEN hosts ‘the world's largest asexual community’, serving as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers and the press. AVEN has FAQs for different audiences (asexual people, friends & family, etc) and ‘Asexual Perspectives’, a forum with contributions from asexual people.

The Library Workers Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources

Library Q: The Library Worker's Guide to Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Users is specifically developed as an aid to librarians working in the area of LBGT librarianship. This virtual library contains resources oriented to both public and technical services, including directories, bibliographies, checklists, and other resources compiled by Library Q staff as well as annotated links to a myriad of other resources developed by other library workers, bibliophiles, and knowledgeable people.

Trans.cafe

Trans.cafe has resources for people who are transgender, gender nonconforming and questioning. It has articles on identity, health, lifestyle, relationships, career and crisis. The articles are a mix of features, news and guides/advice. The site is based in the United States.

Transgender ASIA

The online centre serves as a resource for psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, as well as medical and legal experts who share a desire to better understand the transgender community and identities, as well as the circumstances in which transgender people live, in Asia. The site contains country reports, book reviews, bibliographies, links to new resources and research, and personal accounts of transgender people in Asia.

Trikone

Trikone is a non-profit organisation based in the United States that works with queer people of South Asian descent. Their “Resources” page provides links and phone numbers for queer organisations in many South Asian countries and those with large South Asian populations. Trikone also has two sub-groups for queer women and parents with queer children.

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