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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 click here.


List of LGBT Related Courses at Penn State 2005-06

Adobe .PDF File


Updates 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 Alliance.


Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

Jen DeCoste, Director

Slep Center, Room 103


Gay-Straight Alliance

Student Organization

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.


The MOSAIC Committee

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 groups."


Penn State Pride Alliance*

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.


LGBTA Support Network*

University-wide, initiated by the LGBTA Resource Center in University Park, consists of students, staff, and faculty.

Altoona Campus members are listed here.

Apply for membership today!

See LGBTA Resource Center


LGBTA Support Network E-Handbook*

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 Equity*

"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, Publications, etc.


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 and faculty.


Zero Tolerance Policy On Hate Crimes*

This policy is University-wide.



*These 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 faculty.

Click 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:


L-NETWORK: LGBT Support Network

You must be a member of the LGBT Support Network. Click here to join.


Q-News: 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 -- PSU

To join send a blank email to:



University Park Resources:

University Park is merely a 40 minute drive from the Altoona Campus. All resources accessible to Altoona Campus students are listed here.



LGBTA Resource Center

Based in University Park, this is a huge and magnificent office chock full of excellent resources.



Coalition of LGBT Graduate Students

See Penn State Pride Alliance website for a complete list of LGBT student organizations.


Nittany Gay Men's Social Club

Contact John Bell ..................


State College PFLAG

Contact Joan ................


Center for Counseling & Psych. Services (CAPS)



Center for Women Students (CWS)

814-863-2027, Email:


Multicultural Resource Center

814-865-1773, Grange Bldg


Paul Robeson Cultural Center

814-865-1779, HUB


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

Contact John Bell..............


Central PA Transgendered Alliance

3rd. Sat. of each month 8-10pm. Contact Jackie G.


Common Ground Worship

Contact Neil .................................


GAIN (Gay Affirming Interfaith Network)

814-238-1858 .............


Integrity (Episcopal)



Interweave (Unitarian LGBTA Social)

Contact John .................



Independent Resources:

These LGBTA resources are external from the University. This is by no means an exhaustive list.


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African-American Resources - Ethnic-specific resources from


Ambiente Joven - "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."


American 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 Table (GLBTRT) - "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 Transgendered Concerns -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


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B  - "Serving the world bisexual community." Has links to resources, news, bi groups and networks, and more.


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 - "Black 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."


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Campus PrideNet - "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 universities."


CatalogQ - "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 repository."


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, presentations—and more."


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, N.Y."


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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 year."


Deaf Queer Resource Center- "is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf LGBT community."


Democratic Party Official LGBT Website - The Democratic Party has withdrawn this site.


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Federation of Statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Advocacy Organizations -Network of 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.


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G - an online directory of everything gay.


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 - Networking group based in the United States with chapters worldwide. Related news, chat room, and articles.

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - "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."


Gay Kingdom - The official web site of the tiny Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.


Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons, Inc. - "By 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 communities."

Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty - Persons committed to the political philosophy of individual liberty. Group history, photographs, and related articles.

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.

GreenNet - "GreenNet supports a progressive community working for Peace, the Environment, Gender Equality and Social Justice, through the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)."


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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."


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Immigration Equality - 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 Commission - An organization filling the gap between the international human rights movement and the gay rights movement.

International Gay Rodeo Association - An 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 news.

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Lambda - "Our mission 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 sexual minority."


Lambda 10 Project - "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


LGBT Health - "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 - "The 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."


LGBT Scholarships - A list of some LGBT-only scholarships. - "Pennsylvania's most effective group dedicated to electing progressive, pro-LGBT Democratic candidates to public office."


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Man Around - "The Man Around Group is now Europe's largest travel organization dealing specifically with the gay and lesbian community."


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National Association of People With AIDS - "Founded 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 job listings.

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 tank.

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 - "The 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 - Ethnic-specific resources from



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ONE Institute International Gay and Lesbian Archives - Fosters acceptance 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 aspirations.

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.

OUTFront: Amnesty International's Program on Human Rights and Sexual Identity - OUTFront is part of an international network of Amnesty activists in over twenty countries that organize to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.



Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians - Support group for parents of gays and lesbians in the UK.

Pink Pistols - Nationwide group advocating the right to bear arms for protection. Links to local chapters, safety information, and photographs.

Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians - Promoting a respect for life within the gay community and encouraging gay and lesbian participation in the pro-life cause.

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QueerFilter - "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 - "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 - Queer Zine 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 audiences."

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteers - Organization of current and former volunteers, staff members, and friends. Information on what they do, membership, and chapters.

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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.

StoneWall Society - For worldwide GLBT equality however focus is on ending the discrimination, prejudice, and separatism which exist within the GLBT community.

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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 - Annually 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."


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Ukranian Gay & Lesbian Association (UGLA) - Represents Ukrainian gender groups LGBTs and fights for acceptance and legislation to guarantee human, civil and political rights and freedoms. Helps educate the public and fight HIV/AIDS.


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Who's Positive - 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 - "World AIDS Day - the international day of action on HIV and AIDS which takes place every year worldwide on  December 1st."


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YouthResource - "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 our lives."





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