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A DYKE'S WORLD - COME IN! This home page addresses those who are lesbian and proud. The web design alone makes this a must see web site.
Beyond Homophobia To An Acceptance of Difference Many gay people were so psychically damaged when they were young that they still suffer greatly from the disease of loathing even after having been out of the closet to friends, family, and coworkers for many years. In the most extreme cases, they become quite vocal. They will often lash out at the transgendered members of the gay community, people who are out- spoken and visible. In essence, what they are doing is directing their own internalized homophobia outward onto other gay people.
Bisexuality and Parenting... HELP!!! This site is designed in a question/ answer format. Developed to provide positive feedback to your questions.
Campaign to End Homophobia This site wants to; provide resource referrals, publish and distribute educational materials, and work to end homophobia and heterosexism through education in a multicultural context. "The purpose of the Campaign is to build and support a network of people working together to end homophobia and heterosexism through education. We believe that education is a powerful tool for ending homophobia and heterosexism, so our work is focused on providing educational strategies which can be used to end homophobia and heterosexism."
Citizens Against Homophobia "Citizens Against Homophobia is a group that uses mass media campaigns to reduce homophobia."
Court TV's Legal Cafe "Despite increasing awareness and acceptance of domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages, gay and lesbian couples still don't have the same rights as heterosexual couples. For example, while many health insurance companies cover spouses, most do not cover domestic partners. Are same-sex marriages legally binding? If one partner dies without a will, does the living partner have a legal claim to the estate?"
   
Directory of Gay Dads, Gay Step Dads, and Gay dad Wannabes This site is devoted to publicizing the names of gay men assuming the male parental role as dads. It is very welcoming and friendly to all types.
Dutch Gay News A non-commercial volunteer-run service aimed at spreading news concerning the Gay Community in Holland. Editor: Bert Schuur.
   
Family Q This site discusses "Queer Family Issues." It is open to anyone who is authentically interested in their community. It is not open to those who oppose gay issues. This group wants to support those who need support and avoid controversial issues.
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE? TIME Magazine JUNE 3, 1996 Volume 147, No. 23 Return to Contents page FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE? . As the debate heats up over same-sex marriage, we take a look at the arguments
Forcing Gay Marriages on America Just recently the arguments for and against gay marriages have taken the spotlight. With Hawaii on the verge of legalizing gay marriages, it has forced states to
Foyle Film Club This site lists films that are of the interest of the gay community.
Freedom.co.uk Search to find gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered web sites around the world. The search engine categorizes entries by location and type of content, so you'll be able to find what you're looking for quickly and easily.
FTM The National Freedom To Marry Coalition states that they are, "A nationwide coalition committed to winning and keeping the freedom to marry for same-gender couples."
   
Gay Amsterdam News Welcome to Amsterdam: Europe's Gay Capital. Gay Amterdam News is the free - monthly updated - gay newspaper for the Netherlands. An up-to-date listing of gay-venues in Amsterdam, and in the Netherlands. The journal is filled with pictures, news, gay-history, agenda, and much more.
Gay Couples Raising Children  This site provides a list of legal organizations regarding information on insemination, surrogacy, co-parenting, second parent adoption and other legal issues regarding homosexuals raising children.
Gay Fathers Group This site serves as a support group to those that are "coming out", parenting, separation, and divorce. It contains the listings of about 40 members. This is a relatively new support group.
Gay: Homophobia Homophobia is odd because it is based on views that are easily debunked, and which rely on strangely distorted view of ordinary gay folks. There are some interesting studies on the roots of homophobia and the links between self-esteem and violence.
Gay/Lesbian Issues Deborah Levinson hosts this lively Mining Company site. It offers gay/lesbian-focused news flashes and action alerts, weekly features, and annotated links to other gay and lesbian sites and resources.
Gay & Lesbian Studies on the University of Amsterdam  
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Journals. Information Resources for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies
Gays and Lesbians in Taiwan Contains articles on the history of the gays and lesbians in Taiwan after 1986; Aids and HIV in Taiwan; Early studies about Chinese homosexuality and more. English and German version.
Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives "We cannot accept the view that Amendment 2's prohibition on specific legal protections does no more than deprive homosexuals of special rights. To the contrary, the amendment imposes a special disability on those persons alone. Homosexuals are forbidden the safeguards that others enjoy or may seek without constraint."
GAY 'MARRIAGE': HAWAII'S ASSAULT ON MATRIMONY Gay 'Marriage'. Hawaii's Assault on Matrimony. The Hawaii Commission on Sexual Orientation recently voted 5-2 to recommend that same-sex couples be granted identical legal status
Gay Marriages Summary A comprehensive collection of same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships discussing the definition of a family, partnership in domesticity, domestic partner policies, same sex marriages, and constitutional fundamental rights.
Gay Parents This site strictly contained statistics on a poll, "Can Gays be Good Parents?" Most of the statistics shown are in favor of gay parents. For example, in New York, 6 in 10 American people vote that gay individuals make sufficient parents.
Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International "The mission of the Family Pride Coalition is to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding."
Gay Parenting This website is an argument defending the right to adopt children by homosexuals.
GaySearch A Germen search engine that finds almost anything related to gay and lesbian topics.
GayWeb A beautiful designed guide to gay and lesbian business.
GayZoo A Search Engine for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Internet Community. It is dedicated to making G/L/B/T related Internet content much easier to find.
Girlfriends "Girlfriends is a national lesbian magazine. Each issue is loaded with smart coverage of culture, politics, and sexuality from a lesbian perspective. You can sample all that analog stuff here, but take time to enjoy our Web-only content!" This is a leading lesbian newspaper.
GLAAD The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has been active in promoting equality for gay and lesbian people.
Guides to Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Resources on the Internet  
   
Harvard Gay & Lesbian Page The gay and lesbian groups at Harvard developed this page.
Homophobia What Are We So Afraid Of? Homophobia is an intense, irrational fear of gay people. It is a two-sided tragedy. Those of us who fear or hate gay men and lesbians usually don't think we "know" any, even though there may be a number of people with whom we work, socialize, or even live who are lesbian or gay.
Homophobia: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation This is a 40 page, 5 part lesson plan for junior and high school students. This prejudice-reduction curriculum contains lesson plans, supplementary readings and a bibliography.
HOW HOMOPHOBIA HURTS EVERYONE: A THEORETICAL FOUNDATION Within the numerous forms of oppression, members of the target group (sometimes called "minority") are OPPRESSED, while on some level members of the dominant or agent group are HURT. Homophobia is one cause of premature sexual involvement, which increases the chances of teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
How to be a Happy Homosexual This is one mans interpretation on how to live life to the fullest. He says realize that you are gay and that you can still live happily ever after.
   
Institution Of Marriage, The "February 11,1996. The big news of the day happens to be same sex marriages. Is it ok? What are the pros and cons?" Street Knowledge dealt with this issue and later sequed into others.
International Lesbian Information Service The ILIS is an international newtwork of lesbians working towards lesbian rights. "The five basic ILIS demands are: We have the unconditional right to control our own bodies; We have a right to education that is not sexist or heterosexist and which includes positive information about lesbian lifestyle; We need the right to self-organisation; All governments must repeal legislation which criminalizes us or discriminates against us; Therefore, all governments must pass human rights legislation to protect individuals against discrimination based on color, class, creed, sex and sexual preference."
Is Homophobia Associated With Homosexual Arousal? Psychoanalytic theory holds that homophobia --the fear, anxiety, anger, discomfort and aversion that some ostensibly heterosexual people hold for gay individuals -- is the result of repressed homosexual urges that the person is either unaware of or denies.
Isle of Lesbos This is another leading lesbian e-zine that offers poetry among other things.
Legalization of Gay Marriage Current Events - Law - 08/04/97  The latest developments in the debate over legalization of gay marriage, from your Mining Company Guide.
Lesbian Moms Web Page The issues facing lesbian women with children are addressed at this site.
Lesbian and Gay Parenting Advertisements for lesbian and gay parenting. A resource for psychologists. The first portion of the book focuses on the research findings on lesbian mothers, gay fathers and their children. The second part is an annotated bibliography of published psychological literature. This website is geared for readers such as clinicians, researchers, students and those interested in the legal aspect of the subject.
Lesbian Parenting-"Two Women and a Baby This site contains a personal story of two women, who decided to have a child through artificial insemination. It has become increasingly possible for a couple of the same sex to adopt children. However currently in Wyoming and Louisiana adoption rights by gays has been denied. In Florida and New Hampshire there are statutory bans prohibiting the adoption rights.
Lesbian History Project Links to lesbian history. Includes links to notable lesbians of all color, archives and oral history collections, dissertations and thesis on lesbian history, bibliographies, citations and syllabi.
Lesbian Links Lesbian.org and WWWoman have combined efforts in order to provide lesbians with the most comprehensive, up-to-date and searchable database of lesbian links on the internet. You'll find almost anything (in the U.S.A.). Categories: Activism and Advocacy; Arts, Entertainment and Music; Lesbian-owned Business, Products and Services; Lesbian Hotlinks and Collections; Publications and Literary Links; Health and Sexuality; Meeting Places and Discussion Groups for Lesbians; Misc. Links; Web Pages by Lesbians.
Lesbian.org Promoting lesbian visibility on the internet. The oldest and largest collection of lesbian-specific information on the internet. Editor: Amy Goodloe.Lesbians of Color Site (Yolanda Retter's site includes listings of lesbians and gays of color, bibliographies, archives, articles, interviews, news, organizations, a chronology 1950-1995, and more.)
Lesbians of Color Site Yolanda Retter's site includes listings of lesbians and gays of color, bibliographies, archives, articles, interviews, news, organizations, a chronology 1950-1995, and more.
   
More on the Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Case The Flint Hills Observer January 1997. More on the Hawaii Same-Sex Civil Marriage Case by Deb Taylor, and internet reports. In 1991, one gay and two
   
Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples Marriage Report Legal Marriage Report. (c) 1996, Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples. Whether the gay and lesbian community wants it or not, legal marriage has become a leading issue in the US.
   
Queer Family Lingo This site contains modern terminology used in gay communities. Both positive and derogatory. Some unique examples include: Bothis: Someone with both a lesbian mom and gay dad. Gayby: A kid of the boom in lesbian and gay parenting since the late 80's, often having two lesbian mom's or two main dad's.
Queer Frontiers An effort to provide a home and space for Queer Theory and Studies information on the Net. Edited by: John Waiblinger (University of Southern California Library, USA).
QSTUDY-L A forum for academic discussions pertaining to queer theory, an umbrella term encompassing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual/transgender studies. It is also intended to promote networking and information sharing between teachers, researchers, librarians, and students --anyone involved or interested in the field of queer studies. Posting announcements about relevant conferences or publications, calls for papers, job opportunities, or anything else relevant to the topic of queer studies is encouraged, though only subscribers may post to the list. It will serve additionally as a repository for syllabi, bibliographies, and other items of interest relating to Queer Studies.
Queer Resources Directory The QRD is an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.
Queer World The location for gays on the net.
Rainbow Families Family oriented type group. Topic's of this website include a summary of the group "Rainbow Families," professionals, legal, educational organizations and current gay and lesbian periodicals.
Rainbow Query A very large collection of queer resources in a searchable and browsable database.
Same-Sex Marriage Issue Report ISSUE REPORT: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. Key Points NOW's Efforts Under Attack Take Action NOW More Information Chapters
Same-Sex Marriage "The Defense of Marriage Act" would allow each state to decide for itself, as to residents of that state, whether it wanted to

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Gay marriage is likely to become a reality later this year in Hawaii, where everyone is predicting that the state's top court will rule.
Same-sex marriage? Think it through! Leon Worden + July 17, 1996. "Marriage is a personal relationship arising out of a civil contract.
Same Sex Marriage and Parenting This site provides some statistics related to gays and lesbians. Effort to urge support and speaks of change in culture. Offers online "The Lesbian and Gay Handbook."
Sapphic Ink A lesbian literary journal.
Sexual Pleasures An extract from a book with the same name. They hope that it will reveal something new or at least confirm your thoughts about the Finns' sexual habits and fantasies.
Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) Dedicated to promoting the critical study of how gender shapes and constricts men's lives. Provides a mebership information, a newsletter, archives and a nice compact collection of links.
Soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi This is an introduction to the newsgroup.
Support Gay Businesses This site contains a listing of businesses that are owned and operated by gay men and women. Businesses include bookstores, adult novelty shops, marriage consultants, clothing apparel, and art studios.
   
Tactics Of Survival In A Homophobic Culture There is no doubt a substantial gay presence on the Internet, but it is one that occupies, as it does in larger social contexts, marginal spaces. The net, unlike our society, however, is relatively free, and currently leaves open the possibilities of new tactics of political resistance to homophobia. And, these tactics begin to assume the urgency of tactics for survival when the very freedom that the Internet provides becomes severely threatened.
Transgender Forum An excellent resource for information about transgendered people and transgender rights.
Welcome to Oasis! This e-zine is for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, and anyone who's not sure.
Winning the Hawaii Court Case Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples applauds the December 3rd decision by a Hawaiian court ordering the state to allow legal marriage for same-sex couples.
World Conference On Homosexual Culture July 20-23, 1998. Addressing what is gay culture and how to fight homophobia.