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LGBTQ+ Research & Resources


  • UM-Dearborn LGBTQ+ Programs & Initiatives: information about LGBTQ+ resources and programs at UM-Dearborn. 
  • UM-Dearborn LGBTQ Studies Certificate: prepares students to work and live in our diverse world by concentrating on forms of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression that are frequently left out of traditional fields of study. The LGBTQ Studies Certificate can complement your major or stand alone as a post-baccalaureate credential. For more information contact Program Coordinator Dr. Amy Brainer at

State & National LGBTQ Websites

  • Equality Michigan: has been working for 25 years to achieve full equality and respect for all Michigan residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Educates and advocates to change Michigan laws and address issues that disproportionately impact LGBTQ lives throughout the state. See publications under Resources tab.
  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Center: promotes LGBT visibility and acceptance and comprehensive. See its publications and reports under the Resources tab.
  • Intersex Society of North America: devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for males or females.
  • LambdaLegal: a non-profit national organization committed to achieving full recognition of LGBTQ civil rights through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. 
  • Association of LGBTQ Journalists: an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues. 
  • National LGBTQ Task Force: advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.  See fact sheets and infographics under Stay Informed tab. 
  • PFLAG: the extended family of the LGBTQ community, made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members, and allies. 
  • The Trevor Project: the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. See publications and fact sheets under Resources tab.
  • Library of Congress: includes LGBTQ collections and research guides as well as this history of Pride Month in the United States.
  • The Genderbread Person: A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.

International LGBTQ Websites

  • Human Rights Watch: LGBTQ Rights: a non-profit, non-governmental international human rights organization. Includes international videos, news, and reports on LGBTQ rights and issues around the world. 
  • IGLA: a driving force for legal, political, and social change in Europe and Central Asia to improve the freedom and equality of LGBTQ people. See reports, policy papers, and other publications under the Resources tab.
  • It Gets Better Project: created to show young LGBTQ people around the world the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach, if they can just get through their teen years. See local LGBTQ support resources under Get Help tab.
  • OutRight Action International: dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. See reports from around the world under the Reports tab. 
  • Transgender Europe: adovcates for equality and freedom from discrimination for transgender people in Europe and Central Asia. See policy papers and reports under the Resources tab. 
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): international, multidisciplinary professional association dedicated to promoting evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health. 
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