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Undergraduate Student Career Resources

Graduate Student Career Resources

Medieval, Early Modern, and Eighteenth-Century Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Resources

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Resources

The Mapping Brandeis Project

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Resources


Resources at Brandeis University

General Queer and Gender Resources



Queer Theory and History


Transgender, Transsexual, Intersexual, and Gender Inclusive Resources

A Digital Library

Youth Resources

LGBT/Queer and AIDS Activism

AIDS and Safer Sex

Health and Support

Queer Political Performance and Performance as Activism

LGBT/Queer Artists, Performers, and Performance Venues

Queer Literary Magazines and Websites

Religion and Spirituality


Check the links pages of the following for even more resources!




Student Sexuality Information Service: Boston Area Hotlines

Visit the Feminist Sexual Ethics Website.

Brandeis Women's and Gender Studies Program



The following database collection can be found through the LTS Databases page:

LGBT Life: Indexes literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.


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Bay Windows: New England LGBT newspaper

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Organization [website missing or down]

Planet Out

Queer Resources Directory: A great place to start surfing!


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The source for queer friendly educators: GLSEN: The Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network

University LGBT / Queer Programs: John Younger’s list of links to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual Queer Studies in the USA and Canada

CLAGS: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

National Consortium of Directors of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Higher Education

An excellent starting point! Annotated Links to LGBT/Queer Studies Resources, including College/University-based LGBT Scholars, Programs & Resources; Queer Studies; Centers and Institutions; Libraries & Archives; Professional Caucuses/Organizations; and Journals/Periodicals/Literary publications.

Directory of College/University Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Centers/Programs

The Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam, is an intensive four-week summer program, which focuses on the study of sexuality across cultures and is taught by an international faculty team.

Women's Studies Programs, Departments, and Research Centers (Joan Korenman)

The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law: "Advancing critical thought in the field of sexual orientation law and public policy." See also this LA Weekly story about the Williams Institute.


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GLBTQ: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture:

an excellent starting point for information about lgbti/queer history, personages, and culture, featuring brief essays and interviews by important queer scholars and journalists.

Includes: What was Queer Nation? “Social theory for fans of popular culture. Popular culture for fans of social theory.”

QStudy-l: The Queer Studies List (currently run by riedelbs at includes information for subscribing.

Gay History and Literature: Essays by Rictor Norton: A thorough and useful collection of primary documents, assembled and edited by British literary historian Rictor Norton. (Norton is best known for his refusal of constructivist approaches to gay history.)

Guide to Gay and Lesbian Resources: A Classified Bibliography Based upon the Collections of the University of Chicago Library, compiled by Frank Conaway, Sebastian Hierl, and Sem Sutter.

The History Project (Boston, MA)

from the website: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer History by the LGBTQ Community: Fight Against Forgetting

Queer Music Heritage: A radio show and website devoted to gay and lesbian music of the past.

Voice of the Shuttle's Gender and Sexuality Studies Links Page: a great starting point!




WEB SITES FOR FANS OF MICHEL FOUCAULT . . . . (developed by Clare O’Farrell)

Michel Foucault, Info: From the web site: " is an anonymous, nonprofit enterprise, not attached to any institution and not aiming to become one. Nobody can claim the ownership of the Foucault-L list or of the website. It exists only as long as there is a demand and a need for it. It auto-feeds itself, accumulates, grows, changes over time; it tries to be flexible and uses the best available web technologies."




Kate Bornstein

Leslie Feinberg

Coco Fusco

Judith Jack Halberstam

Liz Highleyman

Tim Miller

--Essay by Tim Miller: "Solo Performing as Call to Arms"

--More information on Tim Miller (GLBTQ Encyclopedia)

Cherrie L. Moraga

Robyn Ochs

Sandy Stone


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A great starting point! Links to Libraries and Archives (National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education)

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (Toronto)

Gerber/Hart Library (Chicago, IL, USA)

GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco, CA, USA)

The History Project (Boston, MA)

Leather Archives and Museum (Chicago, IL, USA)

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (New York, New York)

The National Archive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History (The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, New York, NY, USA)

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Outfest Legacy Collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive.

From the website: "In collaboration with Outfest, the UCLA Film & Television Archive has made over three thousand titles on videocassette and DVD accessible through the Archive's Research and Study Center (ARSC). The Outfest material represents the largest publicly accessible collection of LGBT films in the world and is a vital resource for students, faculty, and researchers interested in LGBT moving-images."


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Liz A. Highleyman’s A Brief History of the Bisexual Movement


Bisexual Resource Center


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Everyone check out: JoAnn Roberts, "A Bill of Gender Rights," 1990 (St. Louis Gender Foundation)

Accord Alliance: Founded to "promote comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by sex development."

Diesel Cafe: Davis Square, Somerville, MA (Someone please save me a table!)

FTM Passing Tips (maintained by Andy)

The Gender Anarchy Project: an installation that intervenes in public space to break down assumptions of gender.

Gender Crash was a spoken word and performance event held the second Thursday of every month at Spontaneous Celebrations (45 Danforth Street in Jamaica Plain) at 7:30 p.m. [now archived online]

The Gender Identity Clinic of New England: Now closed. From the web site: "The Gender Identity Clinic of New England offers evaluations for transsexuals who seek hormone treatment and reassignment surgery. Psychotherapy and psychiatric services are available for persons who are confused about their gender or are uncertain about whether to proceed toward transition, as well as for persons experiencing emotional difficulties associated with gender dysphoria. Therapy is also available for families or a family member who may be in crisis or may be having difficulty understanding and accepting the gender issues of a husband, wife, son, daughter or father." [closed 30 December 2009]

Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GPAC) [closed 28 May 2009]

GRS: Gender Reassignment Surgery in Montreal: information on gender reassignment surgery for both female-to-male and male-to-female transsexuals.

GenderTalk: Created and maintained by Nancy Nangeroni, provides resources and access to GenderTalk, a weekly radio program. 

All programs since 1997 are archived online. Website currently features a blog and a great list of resources.

From the press release: "Airing each week since 1995 from MIT's WMBR in Cambridge, GenderTalk is the world's leading transgender radio program, broadcasting live each week to the Greater Boston area. Streaming online at since 1997, it has enjoyed a growing audience since its inception, with thousands of loyal and appreciative listeners around the world (see Among other honors, GenderTalk received an award from GLAAD in 2000 for "Outstanding LGBT Radio".

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) Closed May 2008.

C. Jacob Hale’s Suggested Rules for Non-Transsexuals Writing about Transsexuals, Transsexuality, Transsexualism, or Trans

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition: From Shane Landrum: "Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition are some really great people, and they've been doing some good awareness work with G/L organizations about how same-sex marriage affects transfolk. Because of them, Boston has one of the most progressive gender identity/expression nondiscrimination laws in the country."

--Massachusetts Transgender Resource Open Listing: A Community Portal (Wiki Resource Space)

Remembering Our Dead

The Tiffany Club of New England [Website appears to be down, as of 8 January 2010]

Tiffany Club of New England: MySpace Page [formerly, National Center for Transgender Equality]

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Workplace Diversity (Jillian Weiss): for HR and Diversity Professionals.

Transgeneration (Sundance Channel)

The Transitional Male: from the web site: “The Transitional Male is a comprehensive educational support-based personal website for transmen, significant others, family, and friends.”


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Beyond the Binary: A Guide for Student Activists

Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients(University of Michigan Medical School)

Down to Basics: An Introduction to Transgender Issues for College and University Communities

Down to Basics: Notes for Health Care and Social Services Providers

Gender Identity 101: A Transgender Primer

Keeping It Real: Transgender Inclusion in Safe Sex Education

Peeing in Peace: A Resource Guide for Transgender Activists

Safer Sex for Bisexuals and their Partners

Transgender Health and the Law: Identifying and Fighting Health Care Discrimination

Ways that Colleges and Universities Meet the Needs of Transgender Students (Transgender Law and Policy Institute)


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Boston-Area Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY): 22 years and under

Advocates for Youth: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ) Youth Initiative

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality

!Out Proud! The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth [website appears to be down, as of 8 January 2010]

For parents and friends of queer youth: PFLAG


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LGBT/QUEER AND AIDS ACTIVISM (See also AIDS and Safer Sex Links below):

AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP): Please see ACT UP's "Documents" page, which includes a "Capsule History" and the important "AIDS Political Funerals" page.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: "Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. Our grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights."

Day of Silence Project: 16 April

DIVA TV: Damned Interfering Video Artists (Go to "Netcasts" page.)

Freedom to Marry

GLAAD: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Independent Gay Forum

ILGA: International Lesbian and Gay Association

IDAHO: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May)

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

The Lesbian Avengers Action Outline

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). Great resource! Follow link from "Library and Publications" to NGLTF publications and maps showing state-by-state statistics on queer issues!


What was Queer Nation? (GLBTQ online encyclopedia)

QN was launched with the circulation of the manifesto Queers Read This, a leaflet published anonymous by queers and distributed at Pride Marches in NYC and Chicago, June 1990.

Also available at:

Transgender Law Center

The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law: "Advancing critical thought in the field of sexual orientation law and public policy."  See also this LA Weekly story about the Williams Institute.


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AIDS Action Committee, Boston

The AIDS Library (Critical Path Project)

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality

Fenway Community Health Center

Safer Sex for Bisexuals and their Partners


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HEALTH AND SUPPORT (see also “A Digital Library,” above):

Cambridge Cares About AIDS

Fenway Community Health Center (Boston, MA)

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project (Cambridge, MA) 

Michael Dowling, Medicine Wheel Productions

The Network / La Red: LGBT Domestic Abuse resources and hotline.


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AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP, New York): Please see ACT UP's "Documents" and "Actions" pages; look for the link to the "Capsule History" of ACT UP.

Political Funeral for Steve Michael, Founder of ACT UP Washington, D.C.

David Wojnarowicz reading from Fever, ACT UP NY

Day of Silence Project: 16 April

DIVA TV: Damned Interfering Video Artists (Go to "Netcasts" page.)

DIVA TV: AIDS Political Funerals Synopses page

Michael Dowling, Medicine Wheel Productions

The Gender Anarchy Project: an installation that intervenes in public space to break down assumptions of gender. From the web site: "The site documents an art project implemented by Amelia Marzec, an MFA candidate in the Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design in NYC. The essence of the project is a small screen that displays a traditional bathroom door man or woman caricature that morphs into some combination of the two caricatures as someone passes within view of an electric eye over the door. The stated purpose of the project, which is installed on the bathroom door of a gallery in NYC, is to: "[give] the viewer the experience that a transgendered person may find themselves in every day: unsure of which bathroom to use, because their body and mind are not represented by the iconography on the door."

The Lesbian Avengers Action Outline


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Historical overview of LGBTQ Performance(GLBTQ Encyclopedia)



All the King's Men: Boston Area Drag King Performance Troupe

Ron Athey

Another Ron Athey site

Kate Bornstein

Loren Cameron: Online Alchemy

The Cockettes: A Brief History

Michael Dowling, Medicine Wheel Productions

The Gold Dust Orphans Theatrical Company

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company

Tim Miller

--Essay by Tim Miller: "Solo Performing as Call to Arms"

--More information on Tim Miller (GLBTQ Encyclopedia)

Mark Morris Dance Group

QueLACo: Queer Latino/a Artists Coalition

Varla Jean Merman



Highways Performance Space and Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) Founded by Tim Miller and Linda Frye Burnham.

Performance Space 122: from the website:"Performance Space 122 is dedicated to supporting and presenting artists whose work challenges the traditional boundaries of dance, theatre, music, and performance. Committed to exploring innovative form as well as material, PS 122 is steadfast in its search for pioneering artists from a diversity of cultures and points of view."

The Theater Offensive: Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, South End.

Wow Cafe Theatre


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Blithe House Quarterly: "Queer Fiction Lives Here."

The Center for New Words

from the website: "The Center for New Words is dedicated to a simple mission: To use the power and creativity of words and ideas to strengthen the voice of progressive and marginalized women in society."

The Lambda Literary Foundation

From the website: "The country’s leading organization for LGBT literature. Our mission is to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians – the whole literary community."



The Emily Dickinson Museum


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The Queer Resources Directory


The Institute for Welcoming Resources

(a program of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, "supporting the unconditional welcome of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & their families in the church home of their choice.")

RELIGIOUS GROUPS' POLICIES ON HOMOSEXUALITY (Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance,

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry

Al-Fatiha Foundation: from the web site: "Al-Fatiha Foundation is dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families and friends."

Keshet: A non-profit organization that "seeks to create a fully welcoming and inclusive Jewish community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews in Greater Boston."

Keshet Rabbis: Gay-Friendly Conservative / Masorti Rabbis. Keshet is a pluralistic Jewish community organization that seeks to create a fully welcoming and inclusive Jewish community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews in Greater Boston.

Michael Dowling, Medicine Wheel Productions

Unitarian Universalist Association


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