Web Resources

The following is a list of Web links that have been recommended by members of the Rainbow SIG. We have sought to identify sources of information on cultural, lifestyle and legal information.

We welcome your comments and encourage you to inform us of additional resources that might be added to the site.


This is a Canadian resource-based bilingual web site (English and French) concerning sexual diversity. Its goal is to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, to improve the image of homosexuals and bisexuals, and to halt homophobia so that youth can feel proud to be equal members of society. The site includes interesting articles about cultural minority groups and sexuality, including first person narratives by internationals living in Canada, as well as ethnic minorities living in Canada.

Amnesty International

Found in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over one million members worldwide. Amnesty International is dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and “disappearances” and abolishing the death penalty throughout the world. For international GLBT issues check the OUTfront Human Rights and Sexual Identity section on Amnesty International’s Issues page.

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask is a web magazine devoted to lesbian and gay affairs in Africa. The site includes a country listing that includes legal and social status of homosexuality in each country, as well as links to news items and articles (sometimes in a variety of languages) on that country. There are also message boards, information about arts & culture, specific information for women, and an extensive section devoted to HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network

The mission of GAPSN is to provide supportive environments for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander men to meet, network, voice concerns, foster self-empowerment, and to advocate on issues of significance to the gay Asian Pacific Islander community.

Gay Lesbian Arabic Society

Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS) serves as a networking organization for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent or those living in Arab countries.
GLAS aims to promote positive images of Gays and Lesbians in Arab communities worldwide, in addition to combating negative portrayals of Arabs
within the Gay and Lesbian community. GLAS also provides a support network for our members while fighting for our human rights wherever they are oppressed.

GLAAD: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

The Gay and 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.

Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for total equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals. Founded in 1994 as the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, Immigration Equality provides legal aid and advocacy for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants, LGBT people in immigration detention and their families.

Indiana University’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Student Support Services

The IU GLBT Student Support Services office provides local, state and national resources for GLBT students, faculty and administrators at IU.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission’s mission is to protest and advance the human rights of all people and
communities subject to discrimination or abuse based on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. IGLHRC’s constituency
therefore includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and anyone living with HIV or AIDS. A U.S. based non-profit,
non-governmental organization, IGLHRC responds to such human rights violations around the world through documentation, advocacy, coalition
building, public education, and technical assistance.

The International Lesbian and Gay Association

The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights
for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere. ILGA focuses public and government attention on cases of discrimination
against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people by supporting programs and protest actions, asserting diplomatic pressure, providing
information and working with international organizations and the international media.


Idealist.org is a global network of individuals and organizations working to build a world where all people can live free and
dignified lives in a healthy environment. Idealist.org is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed. Its work is guided
by the common desire of its members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

Institute for Global Communications

The Institute for Global Communications’ (IGC) mission is to advance the work of progressive organizations and
individuals for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and environmental sustainability through
strategic use of online technologies.

Japan AIDS Prevention Awareness Network (JAPANetwork)

Japan AIDS Prevention Awareness Network (JAPANetwork) is a group
of volunteer educators throughout Japan who are interested in teaching
about HIV/AIDS in the EFL (English as a foreign language) classroom.
JAPANetwork offers free AIDS lesson plans, articles, games, a video
library and a newsletter. Web site has information for teachers and work
pages for students containing reading passages, quizzes and project ideas
for the classroom.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Peace Corps Alumni

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Peace Corps Alumni is are an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender people and others who are Peace Corps volunteer alumni, current volunteers, former and current staff
members and friends. The organization promotes Peace Corps ideals and the legal, political and social rights
of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around the world. Organization has online newsletter and listserv.

NASPA: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators – Knowledge Community (KC) on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Issues Knowledge Community provides avenues for both
social and professional involvement. Knowledge Community activities allow for personal and professional
growth, increased awareness and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professionals and
students, and promote understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender professional and student needs.

NGLTF: National Gay & 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.

PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG: Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays 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 rights. PFLAG provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy
and respectful of human diversity.

World Legal Survey by The International Lesbian and Gay Association

From its inception in 1978 The International Lesbian and Gay Association has always attached great importance to the sharing of information about LGBT rights. Their World Survey is firmly grounded in this tradition. It is primarily intended as a resource for those working to promote LGBT rights, whether they be activists, lawyers, people working in the media, or academics.