LGBTQI Americans encompass a diverse group in terms of race, ethnic or cultural identity, age, gender expression, physical mobility, national identity, and religion. Even the criteria that seemingly defines them as a group, sexual or gender identity, shows a wide range of differences. Generally, sex and sexuality relate to the physical body and identity, while gender relates to social identity. Issues and interests of LGBTQI focus on civil and human rights, health, economic and political equity, protection from violence or hate crimes, legal issues, public access and accommodation, and social issues. The acronym usually stands for:
At CR, a great resource for information and support is the Multicultural and Equity Center.
There are a huge number of websites and organizations that can help you find information relating to LGBTQI issues, whether you are researching for class assignments or personal interest. The various tabs in this guide will provide resources on different specific issues, but the following sites cover a broad spectrum of issues and topics:
Before diving into a search, consider what words best describe your interest or topic. Consult your textbook, class notes, or assignment guidelines for topic ideas. Correct spelling is important for best search results.
Combine group words with topic or format words, such as students, advertising, business, demographics, economics, education, health, history, humor, law, medicine, military, music, poetry, politics, religion, soldiers, sports, statistics, theater, traditions, videos, etc.
There are a wide range of classes that cover topics that relate closely to LGBTQI issues. The list below is not comprehensive, but it will give you some idea of courses that may be of interest:
The following guides may also provide relevant sources of information or topic ideas.