Office of Student Life & Athletics
ACLU - The American Civil Liverties Union is our nation's guaridan of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communitiesto defens and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
The Advocate - The Advocate is one of the most well-known LGBTQ magazines published. It's like a combination of a newsweek and People magazine, but only about LGBTQ people. Here is total access!
AIDS Memorial Quilt, The - The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for prevention education and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Each of the more than 44,000 colorful panels in the Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS. As the epidemic claims more lives, the Quilt continues to grow and to reach more communities with its messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.
Alternative Phonebook: Chicago's Lesbigay Yellowpages - Consumers use the Alternative Phonebook when they are seeking products and services because it's an easy way to find gay friendly resources. And because consumers keep the Alternative Phonebook, ads work for several months. The Alternative Phonebook is published twice a year (April and October) and is distributed free of charge throughout Chicago. We print 25,000 copies of each edition. The print run is verified by an independent agency, so you can be sure we deliver what we promise. In addition, an electronic version of the Alternative Phonebook is available on the World Wide Web. Through the electronic version, advertisers reach thousands of additional consumers. Best of all, this service is provided at no additional charge.
American Psychiatric Association - States the official stance of the APA on Gay and Lesbian Issues. Also says the date, reasoning, and circumstances for removing Homosuxuality from its official nomenclature of mental disorders. You can also go to this link for FAQ's: Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality.
Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber's mission is to develop, educate, support and promote diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender commerce.
Chicago Pride - News on LGBTQ happenings in Chicago!
DykeDiva.com - The alternative lesbian site. (This was suggested by someone for me to take a look at it. It has a few more "ris-gay" subjects, but decided that it was a great source of local events and real-life entertainment. Enjoy!
Elight's Coming Out Tips - Elight is a very limited resource, but has some good coming out tips here. Some are humerous, but most are serious and good advice.
GLAAD - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
GLAD - Gays and Lesbians Advocating Diversity (GLAD) offers support groups that meet regularly in multiple locations, HIV Antibody testing and screening, and professional trainings on topics like: HIV / AIDS, STD's, and Gay / Lesbian Awareness. For more information call (708) 709-6791 or e-mail: Condomman6791@hotmail.com.
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. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.
HRC - As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. The Human Rights Campaign 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. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Jane's World - In case you don't know, it's hard to be a female cartoon character. If you're a female cartoon character, you are expected to make jokes about dating, raising children, dieting and anything else that relates to poor body image. But what if you are a female cartoon character who feels that life is too short for caloric concerns? What if you are a cartoon character who chases vampires, needs sensitivity training, requires career counseling and basically needs to get a life? Well, then you'd be Jane. Welcome to Jane's World. Where female cartoon characters are free to be goofy, flat-chested and self-absorbed. Jane's World, a strip for all those gals out there who are just trying to figure life out.
Matthew Shepard Foundation - The Matthew Shepard Foundation was created in December 1998 by Dennis and Judy Shepard to honor the memory of their son. The goals of the Matthew Shepard Foundation include supporting diversity programs in education and helping youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement. This sight is highly recommended! There are so many USEFUL resources here, you won't know what to do with yourself!
PFLAG - PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Local: PFLAG Hammond
7143 Olcott Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323
Phone: (219) 845-2195
Helpline: (219) 845-2195
ProudParenting.com - "ProudParenting.com serves as an online portal for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents and their families worldwide. Bringing family together by being the best on the Internet serving the needs and interests of the proud parenting community is our goal. Welcome!"
Queer America - QueerAmerica is a database published by OutProud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. With over 5,000 entries, it's the largest collection of queer resources in the nation, and includes information on community centers, support organizations, PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians And Gays) chapters, queer youth groups, and more. These can be great places to meet friends, get questions answered, or find support.
Religious Tolerance.org - If you are concerned about your religion and your sexual orientation or gender identity, you can look here for some answers. It is a very balanced site, meaning that there are many religions covered and there are pro's and con's. This is flat-out, cited information. Highly recommended!
Soulforce - Soulforce is an interfaith movement committed to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies and teachings against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people. It mainly discusses Jerry Fallwell (the bad guy) and what he is doing to hurt people.
The TransGender Guide - "Our goal, as always, is to provide the Transgender community with quality resources. We are committed to publishing the most comprehensive site of services and information, accurately representing the Transgendered community, in a positive manner."