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  LGBT Community | Gay Politics | Gay Political Candidates - The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
Since there are currently no LGBT members of the Florida legislature, so this election presents a tremendous opportunity for the state’s LGBT community.
Pennsylvania is one of the largest states in the country without an openly LGBT state legislator.
This race is extremely important for the gay community since Kansas does not currently have any LGBT representation in its legislature.
www.victoryfund.org   (499 words)

  Greater Boston LGBT Aging Project
Older LGBT persons may be less likely to identify as gay or lesbian or to participate in LGBT community organizations due to internalized homophobia.
LGBT older persons who live in nursing homes may be especially vulnerable if the healthcare staff is not sensitive to their needs.
Educating older LGBT people about advance health care directives is essential if they wish their partners, friends, or other non-family members to participate in health care decisions on their behalf.
www.lgbtagingproject.org /guide5.php   (1509 words)

 UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender
A number of LGBT students said that because of their sexual orientations or gender identities and the struggles they experienced, they felt no connection to the institution nor to their various ethnic groups to want to participate in any of the commencement ceremonies.
It is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBT students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university.
Since LGBT students cross all lines of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, ability, and socioeconomics, this celebration provides a unique opportunity to present a truly multicultural event while acknowledging a population of students who often succumb to the plight of invisibility on their campuses.
www.lgbt.ucla.edu /Lavgrad_history.htm   (2525 words)

 Howard, Carroll County Maryland LGBT Political Investment Caucus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Conaway lawsuit filed in July of 2004 was the first volley fired by LGBT proponents.
Adopting a principled position on LGBT issues is very difficult for elected officials when LGBT constituents make up such a small minority of the electorate.
LGBT constituents and their allies may be few in number but we can be politically powerful if we are well organized and well funded.
www.lgbtcaucus.com /why.php   (533 words)

 LGBT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
LGBT (or GLBT) is an abbreviation used as a collective term to refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people.
LGBT became increasingly common from the mid 1990s and as of 2005, LGBT has become so mainstream that it has been adopted by the majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community centers and the LGBT press in most English-speaking countries.
This fraction of gay/lesbian/bi people are often not very visible compared to other LGBT people, as most of them blend into the general population showing few or zero external or social indicators as to their orientation, apart from interest in the same gender / when they are looking for a partner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/LGBT   (1712 words)

 FSA - LGBT Parenting Network
The LGBT Parenting Network is now fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and supported by a new partnership between Sherbourne Health Centre, the 519 Church St. Community Centre and Family Service Association of Toronto.
Queer Parenting Info”, covering issues of interest to LGBT parents and/or parents-to-be and their families and friends.
The newsletter is a place for LGBT parents to exchange information, announce community activities and events, have discussions and debates, make birth/adoption/fostering announcements and generally be in touch with others who are parenting outside of traditional family structures.
www.fsatoronto.com /programs/lgbtparenting.html   (601 words)

 LGBT Studies - University of Maryland
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program (LGBT) at the University of Maryland offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate designed to examine the lives, experiences, identities, and representations of LGBT persons, those who are today described as having a minority sexual orientation or who are gender-transgressive.
Students study LGBT families and communities, cultures and subcultures; histories, institutions, languages and literatures; economics and politics; and the complex relations of sexual minorities to the culture and experience of the gender-conformant and (hetero)sexual majority.
LGBT Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field.
www.lgbts.umd.edu /certificate.htm   (622 words)

 Hofstra School of Law LGBT Fellowships
The fellowship is open to persons of all sexual orientations in recognition of the diversity of individuals who may ally themselves with sexual equality, and to underscore the importance of alliances between the LGBT community and the community at large.
The LGBT Fellowships are awarded for one year, but are renewable annually subject to satisfactory academic performance and full participation in program activities and externships.
Fellows are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic ability, leadership potential, experience with advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community prior to law school, which may include political activity, aid to LGBT social support networks, participation in events that promote the visibility of LGBT people, and other forms of charitable or philanthropic activity.
www.hofstra.edu /Academics/Law/law_lgbt_fellowships.cfm   (700 words)

 LGBT Texts
This doesn't mean that societies where these religions are dominant or practiced are (or are not) tolerant of LGBT people; simply that whatever discrimination or persecution may be present is not based on religious grounds.
Modern studies of the nature of gender have found that human sexual preference is innate; homosexuality occurs in hundreds of species; and gender and sexual behavior is a continuum rather than two compartmentalized poles.
Many religious groups have not found it difficult to extend tolerance to LGBT people, even if this does not lead to acceptance within their religion, or sanctioning of same-sex unions or homosexual clergy.
www.sacred-texts.com /lgbt/index.htm   (6107 words)

 LGBT Support Network, Northwestern University
The LGBT Support Network affirms academic freedom and supports research regarding sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
At the same time, we recognize that our mission is to offer emotional, psychological and social support to members of the Northwestern community, respecting their self-identification across a continuum of sexuality and gender.
We recognize that these beliefs may not always be congruent and we encourage open dialogue and discourse, with our central goal remaining to always support members of the LGBT community and embrace each person in being themselves.
www.northwestern.edu /lgbt   (267 words)

The nature of the subject matter is highly complex, the population of interest is stigmatized, and access to the population for research is challenging, resulting in a relatively unexplored set of social issues.
That is, although similar issues of identity and impact by the social environment cross-cut among members of this community, there is also diversity related to gender, race, marital status (legally sanctioned or not), age, and geography.
At the same time, those issues that effect all people are of interest when conducting research within the LGBT community, e.g., culture, family of origin, family and identity formation, aging, caregiving, health care, disabilities, end of life, substance abuse, mental health, and issues of social justice.
www.naswdc.org /research/naswResearch/substanceAbuse/LGBT/LGBT.asp   (6603 words)

 - LGBT History Month
The event was to encourage a diverse range of services and organisations to have a stall where members of the LGBT communities (and their friends) could interact, pick up information and engage with services in the area.
She is member of the NUT working party on LGBT issues and is also the vice chair of Southwark Ant Homophobia Forum.
Part of the reason to have the walk was to see what LGBT history there is in Southwark as mostly it is unknown.
www.southwark-lgbt.org /page9.htm   (945 words)

 LGBT, ally groups plan events for National Coming Out Week - News
Coming Out Week is a tradition for the campus, and it demonstrates SU's commitment to inclusion, education and advocacy for the LGBT community and LGBT issues, said Amit Taneja, the assistant director of the LGBT Resource Center at SU.
Some activities include the Rainbow Bridge of LGBT people and straight allies on the Quad this afternoon, the "Guess The Hetero" game show that will test various sexual identity themes and associations and Friday night's The Big Gay Dance.
Most of the activities are meant to support the LGBT community with being comfortable with their lifestyles, as well as establishing straight allies, Stout said.
www.dailyorange.com /news/2006/10/09/News/Lgbt-Ally.Groups.Plan.Events.For.National.Coming.Out.Week-2338356.shtml   (392 words)

 Human Rights Learning Centre: Study Guide on Sexual Orientation and Human Rights
Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons are denied - either by law or practices - basic civil, political, social and economic rights.
Practically all states that have ratified or acceded to an international treaty must issue decrees, amend existing laws or introduce new legislation in order for the treaty to be fully effective on the national territory.
This guide is a part of ongoing educational outreach to the youth and their advocates who struggle everyday in schools to get a safe and sound education in the USA.
www.hrea.org /learn/guides/lgbt.html   (3639 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions  About LGBT Issues
LGBT is an acronym which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender.
This is a term referring to a variety of different circumstances, situations, and experiences which many LGBT people face or deal with in some way.
Most all LGBT people experience homophobia from someone in their lives, either at home, at school, at work, or in other social situations.
www.housing.wisc.edu /lgbt/old/FAQ.htm   (644 words)

 GAY-SERBIA.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gayten-LGBT, Center for Promotion of LGBT Human Rights was formed in May, 2001 and officially registered as an NGO at the Ministry of Justice in October, 2001.
Gayten-LGBT is, among other activities, (with Labris) the organizer of the first public celebration of the Pride Day of LGBT in Yugoslavia As a recently founded organization, Gayten-LGBT does not have its own premises yet, but this issue is currently in the process.
Posters, Flyers, Stickers (for International LGBT Pride Day), Two Pamphlets ("Against racism and homophobia and for LGBT Pride Day) Rainbow flags Cooperation with other organizations Gayten-LGBT is cooperating with ILGA, IGLYO and IGLHRC, and co-works with Amnesty International and International Youth Parliament, Community Aid Abroad - Australia.
www.gay-serbia.com /gayten_lgbt/index_eng.jsp   (1272 words)

 lgbt health
Studies show that the LGBT community has higher than average smoking rates.
LGBT adolescents are taking up smoking at an alarming rate, in a recent national study 45% of females and 35% of males reporting same-sex attraction or behavior smoked.
LGBT people have been successfully targeted by tobacco companies...
www.ohio.edu /lgbt/resources/lgbt-health.cfm   (382 words)

 Lesbian Sexual Assault - Rape Crisis Information Pathfinder
LGBT safe space for survivors of sexual/physical/emotional abuse, assault and rape.
Resources in your area- by area code -find an lgbt support group near you.
Part of the Center for LGBT Health at Columbia University, the Lesbian Health Research Institute is committed to conducting, facilitating, supporting, and publishing high quality community-based research about lesbian health.
www.ibiblio.org /rcip/lgbtq.html   (2537 words)

 lgbt: Sub-Committee Mission Statements   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The LGBT Youth sub-committee will work to provide a direct link between the city and youth service providers in the District of Columbia.
The LGBT Seniors sub-committee will evaluate the needs of the aging LGBT community in Washington, DC and develop recommendations on innovative ways to address those needs in, among other areas, recreation, housing and health.
The Health sub-committee will work to improve health and mental health services and outcomes for the city's LGBT community by increasing knowledge and understanding of health issues specific to this community and promoting appropriate wellness treatment and prevention strategies.
www.lgbt.dc.gov /lgbt/cwp/view,A,3,Q,554333.asp   (379 words)

 LGBT Internet Resource Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education: Primarily an organization for professionals working on LGBT issues in higher education, the Consortium website has a listing of campuses that have such offices, and a useful FAQ section.
The Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues: Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (lgbt) people face a daunting array of social and legal issues, yet their concerns are largely ignored in the funding patterns of nearly all major foundations and corporate giving programs.
National Center for Lesbian Rights: NCLR is the nation's legal center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.
www.niu.edu /lgbt/links.htm   (6512 words)

 LGBT Studies Certificate Program   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LGBT Studies involves the academic investigation of sexuality in established fields such as literature, history, theatre, law, medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology and political science.
With its interdisciplinary approach, LGBT Studies interweaves complex theories and analysis into the study of sexuality.
Through the certificate program and the guidance of faculty advisors, students are given an opportunity to integrate a wide variety of courses offered in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of societies and cultures and to relate that understanding to lived experience.
www.colorado.edu /ArtsSciences/LGBTStudies   (154 words)

 Oral History Interviews to gather History of LGBT Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
One of the most important aspects of the Milwaukee LGBT History Project is conducting interview with key individuals in the community.
While most of the people the Project initially concentrated on were prominent figures (that is, people who were "movers and shakers" in making major strides forward in our freedoms and in developing the LGBT "community"), the Project is active in encouraging and facilitating everyday individuals recounting their own personal memories as well.
The original audio recordings as well as any transcipts of all interviews conducted by the Milwaukee LGBT History Project, Inc. are available in the LGBT Collections at the UWM Library- Archives Department, which is designated the permanent repository for preserving archives and memorabilia collected for and by the Project.
www.mkelgbthist.org /project/oralhist.htm   (162 words)

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