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Gays & Lesbians

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Assault on Gay America: The Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither
This PBS website takes a hard look at  anti-gay violence in American life.  The beating death of Billy Jack Gaither is featured, with discussions about homophobia as well as the gay gene.
Gay and Lesbian Studies: A Research Guide
"Gay and lesbian studies is the examination, analysis and interpretation of the phenomenon characterized byromantic and affectional preference by individuals for others of the same sex.  It is by nature cross-disciplinary, covering a wide range of intellectual bases: literature, history, religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, medicine, law, fine arts, and others." - Intro. The commentaries on conducting research will be quite useful for serious researchers. The Guide was prepared by the New York Public Library.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
"IGLHRC's mission is to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status." - Intro. The site offers world-wide coverage of gay issues including press alerts and U.N. activites.
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Take a virtual tour, look at the online exhibits, newsletters, and collections.  This is the largest and oldest lesbian archive in the world, begun in 1973.
One: National Gay and Lesbian Archives
The Archives are part of the oldest ongoing gay and lesbian research library, and affiliated with the University of Southern California. This website contains books, periodicals, scripts, personal papers of prominent gays and lesbians, and more.
People With A History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
"People with a History presents the history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people. It includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world." - Intro. An exceptional site that is part of the respected Internet History Sourcebook series developed by Dr. Paul Halsall of Fordham University.

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