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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 05:32 PM

An Ongoing Comprehensive List of LGBT Links/Resources

Last edited Mon Mar 6, 2017, 06:55 PM - Edit history (30)

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(Listed alphabetically by category and by date added within category)

Families and Friends of LGBTers
- GLAAD: Be an Ally

HIV/AIDS Awareness and Support
- The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
- The AIDS Memorial Quilt Project
- POZ Magazine: Health, Life, & HIV
- AIDSMeds: Your Ultimate Guide to HIV Care

LGBT Charities
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
- The Point Foundation
- The Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute

LGBT Facebook Groups
- Freedom to Marry
- Out For Marriage
- National Coming Out Day App

LGBT-Friendly Business
- Human Rights Campaign Buyers Guide
- GayFriendlyBiz.com
- Home Buying for Same-Sex Couples

LGBT History
- What is LGBT History Month?
- LGBT History Month
- GLBT Historical Society
- Wikipedia: A Timeline of LGBT History

LGBT News / Blogs
- The Advocate
- The Washington Blade
- Pink News
- The Human Rights Campaign
- LGBT World
- GLAAD

LGBT Pop Culture
- Greg in Hollywood
- PerezHilton.com

LGBT Support and Resources
- The Trevor Project
- It Gets Better Project
- Gay / Lesbian National Help Center
- The Pride Institute
- Domestic Violence
- Gay / Lesbian Resources: Domestic Violence Resources
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- Jim Collins Foundation
- No H8 Campaign
- Wikipedia: List of LGBT-Related Organizations
- Lamda Legal: Making the Case for Equality
- The Asexual Visibility and Education Network
- The Thinking Asexual (Blog)

LGBTers and Coming Out
- What is National Coming out Day?
- Gay and Lesbian Resources: Stages of Coming Out
- Gay and Lesbian Resources: Coming out to Parents

Marriage Equality Movement
- Marriage Equality USA
- Freedom to Marry
- OutForMarriage.org

Pride Events
- San Fransisco Pride
- New York City Pride
- San Diego Pride
- Noho Pride
- LA Pride
- Chicago Pride

Religion and LGBT People

- Gay Christian Network
- The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews

State and Local Level Resources
- Center Link: The Community of LGBT Centers
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
- Center on Halsted: Chicago Area LGBT Support

Worldwide LGBT Movement
- International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Association
- Ahbab News
- Sangat (South East Asia)
- The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
- Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society
- LGBT Asylum Support Task Force
- Gender Identity Research and Education Society


Statement of Purpose
Several months ago I floated around the idea of creating a master list of links for the LGBT community covering topics such as the marriage equality movement, LGBT rights, LGBT support groups, HIV/AIDS awareness, our favorite LGBT Blogs, LGBT news sites, and so on and so forth.

I suggested that such a list could be pinned to the top of the forum as a way to knit our family closer together and share information amongst our members and our silent viewers. I still feel strongly about this idea. Some links would be informational particularly for our youth, but many could be our favorite gay blogs, news sites, and so on. I know that there are several LGBT orientated sites I visit frequently, and I bet there are some for you too. The only suggestion I have is that these sites would remain DU appropriate. I'd be curious what you all think about the idea and if you have any links that you would like to contribute.

Feel free to include your links below or PM them to me. I will add all links provided to my post here, condensing them into one spot for ease of use.

And for anyone out there who may be in need of direction or have questions, feel free to email me at any point. I'm respectfully discreet and happy to point you in the right direction.

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Reply An Ongoing Comprehensive List of LGBT Links/Resources (Original post)
Fearless Oct 2012 OP
William769 Oct 2012 #1
LeftofObama Oct 2012 #2
William769 Oct 2012 #3
Fearless Oct 2012 #4
TomChicago Nov 2012 #5
Fearless Nov 2012 #6
It-Gets-Better Nov 2012 #7
Fearless Nov 2012 #8
redqueen Dec 2012 #9
Fearless Dec 2012 #10
MC891 Dec 2012 #11
Fearless Dec 2012 #12
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #13
pinto Jan 2013 #14
Fearless Jan 2013 #15
marginlized Feb 2013 #16
Zorra Oct 2013 #17
Zorra Oct 2013 #18
Fearless Oct 2013 #19
Zorra Jan 2014 #20
Fearless Jan 2014 #21
trickyguy Feb 2014 #22
Fearless Feb 2014 #23
Holy Bullies Sep 2014 #24
gopiscrap Oct 2014 #25
Maeve Mar 2017 #26
Fearless Mar 2017 #27
Beautiful NM May 2017 #28
left-of-center2012 Apr 2018 #29

Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 05:35 PM

1. Sounds good to me.

Why not just go ahead and do it.

IMHO, the two pinned threads that we have now should be unpinned.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 05:39 PM

2. One of my favorites for HIV/AIDS Support...

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 05:47 PM

3. I don't want to sound vain but...

My website is up to date on most news that is of interest to our community and I also have a links page that is pretty good also.

And if no one minds, I would love to take the links they offer here and also put there.

For the one's who have not noticed, my website is in my sig line.

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:03 PM

4. Nonsense! Added!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:11 AM

5. Midwest GLBT Community Center here in Chicago

www.centeronhalsted.org

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Response to TomChicago (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:13 PM

6. Happily added. Thanks!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:28 PM

7. It Gets Better

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Response to It-Gets-Better (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:37 PM

8. Done!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:49 AM

9. I searched but didn't see this mentioned: The Jim Collins Foundation

http://jimcollinsfoundation.org/

The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-confirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-confirming surgery is impossible...

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Response to redqueen (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:55 PM

10. Happily adding to the list... n/t

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:12 PM

11. LGBT Housing resource

Just found this thread and thought this guide on home buying for same sex couples might be helpful:
[link:http://www.totalmortgage.com/total-guide/home-buying-same-sex-couples.asp|
Home Buying for Same Sex Couples
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Response to MC891 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:06 PM

12. Added and welcome to DU!

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Response to MC891 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:49 PM

13. Welcome to DU and I hope you enjoy the site.

 

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:27 PM

14. POZ

Mission Statement

POZ is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence since 1994, POZ and poz.com are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.

AIDSmeds is dedicated to providing people living with HIV, along with their health care providers, the necessary information they need to make empowered health care decisions. By offering complete, but not complicated, up-to-date information since 2000, AIDSmeds seeks to help those who are both new and old to these challenges, and to remain a powerful resource for years to come.

http://www.poz.com/


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Response to pinto (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:47 PM

15. Added! Thanks!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:32 PM

16. How about general lgbt friendly directories?

I mean, you could spend a lot of time searching and listing every business, organization, etc. in every area. Or...

http://www.myrainbowpages.com/about.php

which covers just one part of one state, but maybe other states have similar directories?

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 03:05 PM

17. What Is Intersex?

What Is Intersex?

“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia. Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of her cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY.

Though we speak of intersex as an inborn condition, intersex anatomy doesn’t always show up at birth. Sometimes a person isn’t found to have intersex anatomy until she or he reaches the age of puberty, or finds himself an infertile adult, or dies of old age and is autopsied. Some people live and die with intersex anatomy without anyone (including themselves) ever knowing.

Which variations of sexual anatomy count as intersex? In practice, different people have different answers to that question. That’s not surprising, because intersex isn’t a discreet or natural category.
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In the same way, nature presents us with sex anatomy spectrums. Breasts, penises, clitorises, scrotums, labia, gonads—all of these vary in size and shape and morphology. So-called “sex” chromosomes can vary quite a bit, too. But in human cultures, sex categories get simplified into male, female, and sometimes intersex, in order to simplify social interactions, express what we know and feel, and maintain order.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 03:14 PM

18. How Common Is Intersex?

How Common Is Intersex?

To answer this question in an uncontroversial way, you’d have to first get everyone to agree on what counts as intersex —and also to agree on what should count as strictly male or strictly female. That’s hard to do. How small does a penis have to be before it counts as intersex? Do you count “sex chromosome” anomalies as intersex if there’s no apparent external sexual ambiguity?1 (Alice Dreger explores this question in greater depth in her book Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex.)

Here’s what we do know: If you ask experts at medical centers how often a child is born so noticeably atypical in terms of genitalia that a specialist in sex differentiation is called in, the number comes out to about 1 in 1500 to 1 in 2000 births. But a lot more people than that are born with subtler forms of sex anatomy variations, some of which won’t show up until later in life.

Below we provide a summary of statistics drawn from an article by Brown University researcher Anne Fausto-Sterling.2 The basis for that article was an extensive review of the medical literature from 1955 to 1998 aimed at producing numeric estimates for the frequency of sex variations. Note that the frequency of some of these conditions, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, differs for different populations. These statistics are approximations.

Not XX and not XY one in 1,666 births
Klinefelter (XXY) one in 1,000 births
Androgen insensitivity syndrome one in 13,000 births
Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome one in 130,000 births
Classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia one in 13,000 births
Late onset adrenal hyperplasia one in 66 individuals
Vaginal agenesis one in 6,000 births
Ovotestes one in 83,000 births
Idiopathic (no discernable medical cause) one in 110,000 births
Iatrogenic (caused by medical treatment, for instance progestin administered to pregnant mother) no estimate
5 alpha reductase deficiency no estimate
Mixed gonadal dysgenesis no estimate
Complete gonadal dysgenesis one in 150,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening in perineum or along penile shaft) one in 2,000 births
Hypospadias (urethral opening between corona and tip of glans penis) one in 770 births
Total number of people whose bodies differ from standard male or female one in 100 births
Total number of people receiving surgery to “normalize” genital appearance one or two in 1,000 births


Many people who are intersex live out their entire life without ever knowing they are intersex.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 03:12 AM

19. Adding to the list!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 10:59 PM

20. LGBT Asylum Support Task Force

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Response to Zorra (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 01:56 AM

21. Added to the list

Thanks!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2014, 06:00 PM

22. missed information

Did you overlook Lambda Legal under LGBT Support and Services? They do such fine work.
Also there are many Pride events across the country including Chicago - where I lived and paraded for years.
Might be nice to include some more of the major cities in this list.

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Response to trickyguy (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 01:48 AM

23. Thanks! I added both Lambda Legal and Chicago

I'd be happy to add more quality resources that anyone knows of! Just send 'em my way!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Sep 29, 2014, 06:48 PM

24. A good resource to fight anti-gay propaganda

We don't talk about it much but our community needs to expose anti-gay groups and their talking heads. A good resource is something I helped to create - How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America.

This website tells you all about it and copies of the booklet are free.

And yes that is former Congressman Barney Frank on the front of the webpage with a copy I was able to give him.

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Response to Holy Bullies (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 07:37 PM

25. Thank you!!!

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 11:56 PM

26. This one is from the UK

https://www.gires.org.uk/

I went looking for info helping families and found this:
GIRES' purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

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Response to Maeve (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 03:37 PM

27. Thanks a lot!

I'll be adding it into the list when I get to my laptop.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 12:29 PM

28. Thanks!

 

Great job.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 04:05 AM

29. Here's two more (Not the best, but contains some local input)

San Diego Gay Lesbian News
http://sdgln.com

Gay San Diego (news)
https://gay-sd.com

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