Lesbian, gay, & bisexual resources
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Secular organizations with health related,
dating, penpal, friendship, human rights,
scholarships, and other services:
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Note: For ethical reasons, we do not list therapists or organizations that
provide reperative therapy. This involves an attempt to convert persons
with a homosexual or bisexual orientation to heterosexuality.
This therapy has been shown to have a zero or very near zero success
rate, and has led to serious depression, suicidal ideation and completed
suicides among clients. The use of this therapy on children has been
banned in a few states
Websites providing indexes of a broad range of resources:
||The Gay Lesbian Directory has "full page listings with link to website, map & directions, pictures, reviews & ratings.
US, Canada, UK, Other Countries, & Internet based businesses. Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels, Travel, Lawyers, Real Estate, Doctors, Therapists, more." See: http://gaylesbiandirectory.com/directory/
||The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) lists a broad range of helping services for the LGBT community. See: https://www.nami.org/
||Online Nursing Degrees has a broad range of links services for the LGBT community involving domestic violence, federal Department of Health and Human Services issues involving hospitals, health insurance, mental and physical health, STDs, tobacco usage, transgender issues, vaccines, youth suicide prevention, etc. See: http://www.onlinenursingdegrees.org/
||The Trevor Project maintains lists of local resources in each state
Dating, matchmaking, penpals, friends, and similar resources:
||America's gay bachelor at http://www.mypartner.com offers: Free dating online service. Enter your profile in less than 5 minutes
and see Quick Matches instantly.
Private matchmaking focusing on long lasting relationships.
Christian Gays "Connections" is:
"... a community for ALL, including LGGBTTIQQEU2AA (Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Eunuch, Undecided, 2-Spirited, Asexual, and Allied – i.e. straight supporters), and while we are absolutely Christian-based, we also believe strongly in Christ’s acceptance and support of all, so it is not necessary to be Christian to be loved and accepted here." See: https://christiangayschat.com/ This web site, almost unique on the Internet, is fee based.
||Travel Zone Greece at http://www.travel-zone-greece.com/ arranges committment ceremonies in Santorini, Mykonos and the Greek islands.
Financial help for the LGBT community:
Scholarships for members of the LGBT community who have a bachelor's degree:
||Go Grad features a guide of "key resources and expert tips to make grad school affordable." See: http://www.gograd.org/
Worldwide gay and lesbian rights information:
The following website lists most countries in the world, the status of their
laws regarding same-sex behavior, and the minimum age of consent. This data is
only as reliable as the source material used by the webmaster. If you are
planning to be sexually active with a same-sex partner, it would be wise for you
to verify the information. See Wikipedia's "LGBT rights by country or territory" at: http://en.wikipedia.org/
Most GLBT groups are broadly based, and support gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals.
We found a few groups and one listing that focus on bisexuality:
||American Institute of Bisexuality"... encourages, supports and
assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to
make a material difference and enhance public knowledge, awareness and
understanding about bisexuality." It is a professional association founded by
Dr. Fritz Klein in 1998 to:
||Educate the general public, civic and professional organizations on
bisexuality and the needs and concerns of bisexually oriented people;
||Promote and fund research on bisexuality; and
||Sponsor and organize conferences, public forums, panels, social and
cultural activities that increase understanding about bisexuality.
||The Australian Bisexual Network has a website that lists many
international groups. See: http://members.optusnet.com.au/
||Bisexual Resource Center has a massive list of bisexual resources and
links at: http://www.biresource.net/ Their mission "... envisions a world where love is
celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because
bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated
against, the BRC is
committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public
awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people."
||Bisexual.org is "... a project designed to introduce our community to the world. With this site, they hope to bring faces and voices of the bi community to the world, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning. See: http://bisexual.org/
||The Usenet soc.bi discusses all issues related to bisexuality. Its web site contains 150 pages of bisexual resources including FAQs. See: http://serf.org/jon/soc.bi/
Support group for straight/homosexual Marriages:
The Straight Spouse Network (SSN) is a support group for the straight spouse in
those marriages in which the other spouse is gay or lesbian. They have five goals:
- to offer
caring support in a group context;
- to help women and men adjust to change;
- to deal
with negative emotions;
- to enhance feelings of worth and personal identity;
- to find
positive self-image and new direction.
They are also establishing an outreach program for
couples who have recently begun facing the fact that only one of them is straight, and are
developing an educational program to promote better understanding of homosexuality.
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Latest update on: 2016-FEB-02
Links last checked on: 2016-FEB-27
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