LGBTQ+

 

Databases

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Find reasearch overviews, magazine and newspaper articles, film clips and scholarly reviews. A great place to get your research started. Topics include LGBTQ Parents, Rights and State Laws, Rights and Military Service and Transgender Rights. Virtual Tour 

 

Websites

ACLU - LGBTQ Rights
Works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association

Find a Health Provider GLMA
Looking for a healthcare professional you can trust? GLMA’s online Provider Directory can help. The service is free and you do not need to register.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) 
GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.

Gender Identity Development in Children  HealthyChildren.Org
Article discusses how parents can promote healthy gender development in children.

Huffington Post - LGBT History
The online news source also contains sections for LGBT Wellness, Gay Voices News, and more.

Human Rights Watch - LGBT Rights
Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people’s rights, with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues.

It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
Health topics presented by the CDC. This link is not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your personal healthcare provider.

LGBT New York Wedding Guide
LGBT-friendly wedding venues, planners, ceremony officiants, photographers and honeymoon destinations.

LGBTQ Nation
Online news magazine, reporting on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community.

National Center for Transgender Equality
The Center’s mission advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.

National LGBTQ Task Force
The country’s oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group. Advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.

Rainbow Book List
Annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for ages birth - 18 from  the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. 

Straight for Equality-  a project of PFLAG national
Provides information and resources that will help straight allies understand their role in supporting and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

The Trevor Project
National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

YA Pride
Website and blog dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ Young Adult literature, containing author interviews and reviews. There is also a Queer YA Masterlist divided into six sections: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Asexual/Aromantic.

 

Community and Local Links 

Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus
Dedicated to producing vocal music of high quality in the rich tradition of men’s choral singing. 

Buffalo Pride Festival
The week of celebration included a Flag Raising Ceremony, Gay 5K, Chroma (an art opening hosted in memory of longtime LGBT supporter Jim Rolls), the Dyke March, Allen Street Festival, Pride Parade, and Pride Festival at Canalside.

Buffalo United Artists
BUA is committed to uniting the finest performers in the city to bring you a provocative array of plays.

embraceWNY
Dedicated to equality and fairness within Western New York and seeks to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of the LGBT community amongst all citizens.

Evergreen Health
Fosters healthy communities by providing medical, supportive and behavioral services to individuals and families in Western New York — especially those who are living with chronic illness or who are underserved by the healthcare system. They also specialize in LGBT health concerns, including: medical care, counseling, educational/social groups and more.

Gay & Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York
GLYS offers a variety of opportunities & services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning youth and their friends, ages 14-21.

MOCHA Center
The Center's mission is to improve the health and wellness of LGBT Communities of Color. 

Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays of Buffalo (PFLAG) 
PFLAG's mission is to promote the health and well-being of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered people, their families, and friends through support, education and advocacy.

Pride Center of Western New York
The mission of the Pride Center is to work with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for LGBTQ people to live, work, and establish their families. This is a comprehensive site providing access to various services.

Silver Pride Project
The Silver Pride Project, led by the Pride Center of WNY, provides a range of services and activities for LGBT people over 50.

Spectrum - Transgender Group of WNY
Provides support, information, education, and advocacy for transitioning transsexuals and questioning transgender individuals. Friends, families, and allies are welcome. Monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 7 p.m.

Visit Buffalo Niagara
Buffalo’s warmth, friendliness, commitment to history, dedication to art and culture and fighting underdog spirit make it a great city for LGBT visitors.

 

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