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On-Campus University Resources:
These resources are located on or available from the Penn State
Altoona campus. University resources are available to all Penn State
students regardless of their location.
If you need to report an LGBT hate crime
of LGBT Related Courses at Penn State 2005-06
Adobe .PDF File
on the Renee Portland Case
Probably the most comprehensive
collection of information about the Renee Portland case. This is hosted on the
PSU Pride Alliance website.
See Penn State Pride
Office of Institutional Equity
Jen DeCoste, Director
Slep Center, Room 103
GSA Office: Slep Center, Room
202. Sade Johns, President
See the Penn State Pride Alliance website for a
University-wide list of LGBT student organizations.
Campus diversity watchdog group
which consists of student, staff, and faculty.
"[MOSAIC] will confront any acts
of hatred, prejudice, and intolerance that demean the dignity of individuals or
Penn State Pride
The Penn State Pride Alliance is an alliance of
all the LGBTQQIA organizations from the PSU Commonwealth Campuses. Their website
lists every LGBT organization across the entire spectrum of Penn State campuses.
University-wide, initiated by the LGBTA Resource
Center in University Park, consists of students, staff, and faculty.
Altoona Campus members are
for membership today!
See LGBTA Resource Center
Need answers to your questions, or want to help a
friend but don't know how? This member handbook is an excellent resource for
queer, questioning, and allies alike. Normally available only to Network
members, we they have agreed to let us make this available to the public. Feel
free to download and distribute!
Commission on LGBT
"Created in 1991, the Commission on Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Equity is an advisory group to the President. The
purpose of the Commission is to improve the climate for diversity within Penn
State and specifically to address issues affecting the welfare of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the University community."
Diversity in the University Libraries*
University Diversity Policies, Initiatives,
Affirmative Action Office*
"The Affirmative Action Office responds to
complaints of or concerns about prohibited harassment or discrimination on the
basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race,
religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status."
University Diversity Policies*
These policies protect LGBTQQIA students, staff
Tolerance Policy On Hate Crimes*
This policy is University-wide.
resources are accessible at every Penn State Campus.
These are a few of the LGBT Penn State listservs
which are open to the public.
Penn State Altoona GSA Weekly Newsletter
You must be a Penn State student, staff or
here for how to
sign up or simply email our
President with an add request.
L-PRIDE: LGBTA Students & Community
To join send a blank email to:
LGBT Support Network
You must be a member of the LGBT Support Network.
University Park's LGBT Events
To join send a blank email to:
Friends of the LGBTA Student Resource Center
To join send a blank email to:
LGBTA Professional Association
To join send a blank email to:
University Park is merely a 40 minute drive from
the Altoona Campus. All resources accessible to Altoona Campus students are
LGBTA Resource Center
Based in University Park, this is a huge and
magnificent office chock full of excellent resources.
of LGBT Graduate Students
See Penn State Pride Alliance website for a
complete list of LGBT student organizations.
Nittany Gay Men's Social Club
John Bell ..................
State College PFLAG
Center for Counseling & Psych. Services
Center for Women Students (CWS)
Multicultural Resource Center
814-865-1773, Grange Bldg
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Straight Talk Presentations
814-863-1248, LGBTA Student Resource Center
See LGBTA Student Resource Center
The AIDS Project
814-234-7087 or 1-800-233-AIDS
Central PA GLBT Potluck Dinners
Central PA Transgendered Alliance
3rd. Sat. of each month 8-10pm. Contact
Jackie G. firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Ground Worship
GAIN (Gay Affirming Interfaith Network)
Interweave (Unitarian LGBTA Social)
These LGBTA resources are
external from the University. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
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Ethnic-specific resources from YouthResource.com
- "Es un proyecto de Advocates For Youth y esta dedicada a la
comunidad gay, lasbiana, bisexual y transexual joven latina en e.e.u.u y latnino
america; con la meta de proveer informacion sobre salud sexual y mental, asi
como informacio sobre cultura general."
Civil Liberties Union
The Lesbian &
Gay Rights Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights
through the courts, in legislatures and public education.
American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round
"We are the
nation's first gay, lesbian & bisexual professional organization. Each year, we
present the Stonewall Book Awards (one for literature, one for non-fiction) to
the best books with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered themes."
Amnesty Lesbian Gay Bisexual
-Volunteers from national networks across
the world promoting focus on LGBT human rights violations. News announcements,
action updates, and resources.
Asian/Pacific Islander Resources
Ethnic-specific resources from YouthResource.com
world bisexual community." Has links to resources, news, bi groups and networks,
Bisexual Resource Center
"Our website has news that relates specifically
to bisexuals. We only write and link to
articles that have a specific bisexual content. We will write articles
about articles and web sites that should
have bi content, but do not."
Black Lavender Resources
Lavender Resources specializes in educating and informing the public about the
truths, talents, and realities existing at the intersection of homosexuality,
gender identity, and black cultures."
"Campus PrideNet is a
national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and
campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of
homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism and genderism at colleges and
- "a resource for information about GLBT (gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender) periodical publications — newspapers, newsletters,
magazines, 'zines, journals and other material published on a periodic basis.
CatalogQ is searchable by title, organization/publisher, and subject terms. It
also possible to search by geographical location of publication and by
The Center For Lesbian And Gay Studies In
Religion And Ministry
- "Our goal in this site is to be the premier
source on the worldwide web for reliable and up-to-date information and
resources on LGBTQ issues and religion. Please explore the site where you will
find many resources, such as articles, bibliographies, sermons,
Central PA Pride Network
"In order to promote diversity in our society, the mission of the Central
Pennsylvania Pride Network is to facilitate the building of a stronger,
healthier and more active gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community in
the central Pennsylvania region. The scope of CPPN includes, but is not limited
to, the region between State College, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, and Emlira,
Day of Silence
"The Day of
Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in
collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA), is a
student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias
unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest
the discrimination and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by
LGBT students and their allies. The Day of Silence takes place in April of each
Deaf Queer Resource Center-
"is a national
nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf LGBT
Democratic Party Official LGBT Website
The Democratic Party has withdrawn this site.
Federation of Statewide
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Advocacy Organizations
US state and territory organizations committed to working with each other and
with national and local groups to strengthen statewide advocacy organizing and
secure full civil rights. Includes an action center and media archives.
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues
Advocates for increased support of LGBT issues within organized philanthropy.
Publications, funders directory, and membership information.
- an online directory of everything
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Promotes fair and accurate representation of gay people in the media. Includes
news and topics, outlines of projects and publications, and events calendar.
Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society
group based in the United States with chapters worldwide. Related news, chat
room, and articles.
Gay Lesbian Straight Education
"The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that
each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of
sexual orientation or gender identity/expression."
The official web site of
the tiny Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.
Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons, Inc.
developing Projects that reflect pride in our GLBT Community, we hope to promote
the positive aspects of our lifestyle. We also want to promote fun,
friendship and continued relationships in a group living setting that is
accepting and tolerant of differences while emphasizing health, wellness and
well-being. GLARP intends to add to and coordinate with existing LGBT
community's efforts, organizations and agencies in its development of retirement
Gays and Lesbians
for Individual Liberty
- Persons committed to the political
philosophy of individual liberty. Group history, photographs, and related
Get All Your
Ducks In A Row (GAYducks)
Focuses on educating and encouraging the LGBT community to get their wishes regarding health care and estate planning
issues in writing. Includes political activism information.
supports a progressive community working for Peace, the Environment, Gender
Equality and Social Justice, through the use of Information Communication
HRC: Human Rights Campaign
- "As America’s
largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, the
Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on GLBT issues. HRC effectively
lobbies Congress, mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities, invests
strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress, and increases public
understanding through innovative education and communication strategies."
History, chapters, and programs. Based in the United States with an office in
Holland. Includes stories, resources, and articles.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights
- An organization filling
the gap between the international human rights movement and the gay rights
International Gay Rodeo Association
organization comprised of regional gay rodeo associations from across the United
States and Canada.
International Lesbian and Gay Association
World wide network of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered groups working
together for the human rights of LGBT people. Current activities, campaigns, and
mission ..to create social change and achieve full civil rights, dignity, and
self-respect for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals through
education, youth advocacy, anti-violence efforts, and fighting discrimination of
all forms, to achieve full participation in society of persons belonging to a
"The Lambda 10 Project - National Clearinghouse for Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Fraternity & Sorority Issues works to heighten
the visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of the college
fraternity by serving as a clearinghouse for educational resources and
educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender
identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity/sorority experience."
Latino & Latina Resources
Ethnic-specific resources from YouthResource.com
"These web pages address the health concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender people, also known as 'GLBT' people and 'sexual minorities.'"
LGBT Historical Society
archives of the GLBT Historical Society is one of the world's largest
collections of primary source materials about GLBT history. Filmmakers,
academics, journalists, students, and others use the archives to craft truthful
and inspiring representations of GLBT people."
- A list of some LGBT-only scholarships.
- "Pennsylvania's most
effective group dedicated to electing progressive, pro-LGBT Democratic
candidates to public office."
- "The Man Around Group
is now Europe's largest travel organization dealing specifically with the gay
and lesbian community."
National Association of People With AIDS
in 1983, the National Association of People with AIDS is a non-profit membership
organization that advocates on behalf of all people living with HIV and AIDS in
order to end the pandemic and the human suffering caused by HIV/AIDS. We are the
oldest national AIDS organization in the United States and the oldest national
network of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world."
National Association of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Community Centers
Supports and enhances LGBT
community centers. Includes directory of members, programs, events, topics, and
National Gay and Lesbian
Task Force (NGLTF)
Promotes civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Includes federal and state organizing news, issue
backgrounders, and analysis from the NGLTF Policy Institute, a progressive think
National Coalition for LGBT Health
"Committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition
building and advocacy that focuses on research, policy, education and training.
Our members are dedicated to the concept that our ability to effect change will
be determined by our bringing together the rich diversity of the LGBT community
at a national level..."
National Consortium of
Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
- "Our goals are to
support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work;
to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change,
program development, and establishment..."
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
National Youth Advocacy Coalition takes a comprehensive approach to improving
the lives of LGBTQ youth and operates through a social justice framework."
Native American Transgender Resources
Institute International Gay and Lesbian Archives
of sexual and gender diversity by supporting education and research about our
heritage and experience worldwide. Dedicated to collecting, preserving,
documenting, studying and communicating our history, our challenges, and our
OUT for People Inc.
A national GLBT service organization helping people in need regardless of their
orientation, thus demonstrating to the larger world the goodness, truth and
beauty inherent in the lives we lead.
International's Program on Human Rights and Sexual Identity
part of an international network of Amnesty activists in over twenty countries
that organize to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians
Support group for parents of gays and
lesbians in the UK.
Nationwide group advocating the right to bear arms for protection. Links to
local chapters, safety information, and photographs.
Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and
Promoting a respect for life within the gay community and
encouraging gay and lesbian participation in the pro-life cause.
- "QueerFilter is: A
user-submitted directory of weblogs and journals written by Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, and Transgendered people; A RSS feed of posts from the weblogs/journals
in that directory."
- "Queeruption is an annual
international Queercore festival and gathering where
alternative/radical/disenfranchised queers can exchange information, network,
organize, inspire and get inspired, self represent, and challenge mainstream
society with DIY ideas and ethics. Shows featuring queer punk bands, performance
artists, and others are put on at night, while workshops and demonstrations take
place during Queeruption days. Queeruption generally takes place in a different
city in a different country every year."
"Queer Theory addresses a diverse array of
interests, academic and otherwise, integrating visual, audio and textual
resources with the best online resources -- extending across many disciplines,
including queer studies, gender studies, feminism, women's studies, lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgendered and transsexual studies, etc."
Queers for Peace and Justice
Organizes events focused on peace and social justice related to GLBT issues.
Queer Zine Explosion
Explosion (a.k.a. QZE) was a [electronic maga]zine of reviews of paper queer
zines which was printed and distributed in the San Francisco queer community
before it had ended in 2003. The link will take you to their back issues.
Queer Zine Archive Project
"The mission of the Queer Zine Archive
Project (QZAP) is to establish a "living history" archive of past and present
queer zines and to encourage current and emerging zine publishers to continue to
create. In curating such a unique aspect of culture, we value a collectivist
approach that respects the diversity of experiences that fall under the heading
"queer." The primary function of QZAP is to provide a free on-line searchable
database of the collection with links allowing users to download electronic
copies of zines. By providing access to the historical canon of queer zines we
hope to make them more accessible to diverse communities and reach wider
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Organization of current and former volunteers, staff members, and friends. Information on what they do,
membership, and chapters.
Scouting for All
Information about the volunteer staff, policy and procedures on gays, girls and
atheists in Scouting, mission statement, and position statement. Regional
directors are locatable by your region.
Scholarships - See LGBT Scholarships.
For worldwide GLBT equality however focus is on ending the discrimination,
prejudice, and separatism which exist within the GLBT community.
Turkish Gay International (TRGI)
Turkish GLBT Site Directory - a comprehensive guide to the GLBT life in Turkey.
Matchmaking, city guides, organizations, health, news and upcoming events.
True Colors, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, adults and families. We
provide support, education and advocacy.
A web comic about transgendered life.
Pittsburgh, PA's Transgender Day of Remembrance
on November 20th. "For the remembrance of those who were taken from
our community based on hatred;
and the communication and education of the Pittsburgh area about transgender
hate bias and discrimination."
Ukranian Gay & Lesbian Association (UGLA)
gender groups LGBTs and fights for acceptance and legislation to guarantee
human, civil and political rights and freedoms. Helps educate the public and
- An HIV/AIDS awareness
and support campaign based in PA. Founder and Executive Director Tom Donahue was
a PSU student when he discovered he was HIV positive. Today he travels the
country to talk about his experiences and to urge students to get tested for HIV
and AIDS. We love you Tom!
Women In The Life
"Women In the Life ("WITL") was
created in 1993 to empower and enrich the lives of lesbians of color, through
educational, social and cultural programming, and support services."
World AIDS Day Campaign
AIDS Day - the international day of action on HIV and AIDS which takes place
every year worldwide on December 1st."
- "A web site
created by and for GLBTQ young people 13 to 24 years old, takes a holistic
approach to sexual health by offering support, community, resources, and
peer-to-peer education about issues of concern to GLBTQ young people.
YouthResource has four focus areas: health, advocacy, community, and issues in
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