Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity


  • Planet Out

    Internet search/news portal

  • National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education

    Annotated Links to LGBT/Queer Studies Resources

  • Bisexual Resource Center

    The Bisexual Resource Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the ``East Coast Bisexual Network, Inc.'' The purposes of the corporation are: To research and educate the general public and other interested organizations about bisexuality; To provide a public forum through technical assistance, seminars, conferences, informational programs and publications for the discussion of bisexuality; To provide a support network for individual members of the general public and interested organizations to discuss and obtain information about bisexuality; and To act exclusively for educational and charitable purposes as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). (from site)

  • Day of Silence Project

    The Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA), is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by LGBT students and their allies. (from site)

  • E-Directory of Lesbigay Scholars
  • Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

    Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and almost 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, DC, the national Board of Directors and 14 Regional Directors. (from site)

  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network

    The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, is working to ensure safe and effective schools for all students. This site contains training materials: "From Denial to Denigration: Understanding Institutionalized Heterosexism in Our Schools." (from site)

  • Human Rights Campaign

    HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. (from site)

Books, Book Chapters, & Journal Articles:

  • D'Augelli, A. R., & Patterson, C. (1995). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities over the lifespan : psychological perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered--and what we still need to learn--about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear, nontechnical language, the contributors cover a range of topics, including conceptions of sexual identity, development over the lifespan, family and other personal relationships, parenting, and bigotry and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan is essential reading for researchers, students, social scientists, mental health practitioners, and general readers who seek the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available. (from

  • Evans, N. J., & Wall, V. A. (1991). Beyond tolerance : gays, lesbians, and bisexuals on campus. Alexandria, VA: American College Personnel Association.

    Written especially for student affairs professionals, administrators, and faculty and student leaders, this ground-breaking book is a vital resource for those facing the complex and challenging issues that confront gays, lesbians, and bisexuals on campus. Eighteen scholars and practitioners examine the controversies surrounding identity development, homophobia, career planning, gay and lesbian student organizations and many other concerns unique to this population. It combines theory and practical applications for developing awareness and initiating collegiate programs. It also includes a comprehensive list of resources for learning more about the gay, lesbian and bisexual experience on campus. Co-published with ACPA. (from

  • Howard, K., & Stevens, A. (2000). Out & About Campus: Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender College Students. Los Angeles: Alyson Publishers.

    From California to Vermont, countless college students are grappling not only with grades, jobs, and student loans but with their very identity. For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students, college can be a disorienting and lonely experience. In spite of tremendous progress over the past 20 years, the presence of GLBT clubs, and queer studies curricula, an overwhelmingly large number of them not only feel isolated, but are too afraid to do anything about it. In Out & About Campus, the first book of its kind, the courageous voices of 28 remarkable individuals, shatter this unbearable silence to provide comfort, inspiration, insight and hope. A young man prevails as the first student to create a gay and lesbian studies major at the University of Wisconsin. A self-described "queer woman of color" helps to form gay Chicano/a solidarity at Stanford. A basketball player battles homophobia on the Harvey Mudd women's team. A brave man attends the University of Texas in drag. Students in North Carolina, California, Utah, and North Dakota reconcile their sexuality with their religious beliefs, often in the face of derision and interrogation. (from

  • Lipkin, A. (2000). Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools. New York: HarperCollins.

    A comprehensive book that explores the issues surrounding homosexuality and education and advises a course of action to promote tolerance and provide equal opportunity for homosexual students. Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools written by veteran teacher and university instructor Arthur Lipkin, provides a foundation in gay/lesbian studies and offers models for equity, inclusion, and school reform. It is designed to help teachers, administrators, counselors, and policymakers understand the significance of gay and lesbian issues in education; to aid communication between students and their families; and to facilitate the integration of gay and lesbian families into the school community. This book is also designed to promote the psychological health and development of all students by reducing bigotry, self-hatred, and violence. Bringing together eleven topics related to homosexuality and education, Understanding Homosexuality, Changing Schools makes the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience part of a democratic multicultural vision. (from

  • Sanlo, R. L., Rankin, S., & Schoenberg, R. (2002). Our place on campus: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender services and programs in higher education. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students arrive on campuses every year expecting their voices to be heard, their concerns acknowledged, and their needs met in a welcoming educational environment. The establishment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Centers on campuses has transformed colleges and universities into places where social justice prevails. This book provides guidelines for establishing and operating LGBT centers or program offices on their own campuses. (from

  • Wall, V. A., & Evans, N. J. (1999). Toward acceptance : sexual orientation issues on campus. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America.

    Toward Acceptance is a systematic study of the complex issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons on college campuses. Organized into five distinct sections, "Toward Acceptance" builds on the content included in Evans and Wall's previous book, "Beyond Tolerance: Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals on Campus" (American College Personnel Association, 1993). The editors begin with an overview of the current research dealing with gay, lesbian and bisexual student issues and then move into a discussion of the organizations promoting awareness and counseling. The latter portion of the book focuses on diversity among the gay and lesbian community and concludes with an examination of how student affairs professionals can continue to be proactive in the area of sexual orientation awareness and support. Complete with a comprehensive collection of resources, "Toward Acceptance" is an important tool in the greater awareness of problems within the gay and lesbian college community. (from

  • Windmeyer, S. L., & Freeman, P. W. (2001). Secret Sisters. Los Angeles: Alyson Books.

    The primary objective of this book is to help higher education and student affairs graduate students as well as current higher education and student affairs professionals practice and refine thinking skills needed to resolve diversity-related issues and problems on college and university campuses. Within each chapter the author has included case studies that address all of the different aspects of diversity and the following functional areas within higher education and student affairs: academic advising, administration, admissions, career services, counseling and psychological services, financial aid, Greek affairs, international education, institutional research, judicial affairs, multicultural affairs, orientation services, residence life, student activities, student development in the two-year college, teaching, and wellness and student health. The case studies are designed to serve as a useful starting point to enable students and professionals to practice examining and thoughtfully articulating appropriate plans of action in response to the issues presented in each. (from Alyson Books)

  • Windmeyer, S. L., Freeman, P. W., & Lambda 10 Project. (1998). Out on fraternity row : personal accounts of being gay in a college fraternity (1st ed.). Los Angeles: Alyson Books.

    A companion book to Out on Fraternity Row, this anthology presents the first-person accounts of 32 women; accounts of pain and isolation resulting from being lesbian or bisexual inside the very organizations which are designed to promote belonging, community, and sisterhood -- a college sorority. Secret Sisters is important, because it teaches, in the most intimate way possible, the complex lessons of embrace and rejection of sisters. Lesbians do not want to be 'accepted.' We want to be, and to have, sisters. As with all love, the greatest enemy of that goal is fear. (from Lambda 10 Project)