About Love and Do Not Judge is a "... study of Christian writings about the LGBT community. ... It is designed to help┬ all persons of the monotheistic religions, i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, whatever their orientation or views, to ┬ examine what we believe we know both biologically and biblically about these issues."┬ See: http://lovejudgenot.wordpress.com/
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a page on lesbian and gay
rights and other legal issues at: http://www.aclu.org/
DiversityBuilder offers LGBT referrals to a local
gay-friendly doctor, counselor, attorney or business across the U.S.
See: http://www.diversitybuilder.com The referrals are free to those
seeking information. Professionals and companies pay a fee to be listed.
The Gay Lesbian International Therapist Search Engine (GLITSE)
maintains a data base of referrals to gay-positive and lesbian-positive
therapists. See: http://www.glitse.com
Shrimp is a parody website to poke fun at homophobes. They stress the
"abomination" of eating shrimp, crab, lobster, etc. according to Leviticus.
John C. Okeefe has: "... come to the conclusion that God Hates Sodomites." This web site attempts to reveal the real perversion of
the city of Sodom, that God hates.This perversion has nothing to do with same-gender sexual behavior, or of homosexual orientation. It has
everything to do with pride and inhospitality towards the oppressed."
Human Rights Campaign is one of the leading groups promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. See: http://www.hrc.org.
One of their helpful resources is their Municipal Equality Index (MEI) publications which rates U.S. cities according to their progress towards LGBT equality. It is available online at: http://www.hrc.org/
The Independent Gay Forum is written by "libertarians,
moderates, and classical liberals [holding] differing views on the role of government,
personal morality, religious faith, and personal relationships." See: http://igfculturewatch.com/
The LGTBTQ Housing Guide offers information to help LGBT individuals and couples navigate the housing market. See: https://creditcritics.com/
On Being is a radio program on National Pubic Radio. A 53 minute episode discusses: "Gay Marriage: Broken or Blessed? Two Evangelical Views." See: http://www.onbeing.org/
Since the program was originally aired during 2004-MAY, there have been many developments in same-sex marriage. By 2016, same-sex couples are able to marry anywhere in the U.S. except for American Samoa and some Native American jurisdictions. Over 60% of U.S. adults now favor SSM. Support for SSM is increasing, and opposition is decreasing by 1 to 2 percentage points a year.
Legal Age of Consent has a list of ages of consent in each U.S. state and around the world for male-female, male-male, and female-female sexual activity.
See: http://www.ageofconsent.com/ Use this data with caution; laws
often change and websites sometimes make mistakes.
The Recovery Village in Ridgefield and Vancouver, WA specializes in treating LGBTQ individuals who seek drug or alcohol rehabilitation in Washington State and Oregon. They offer residential treatment programs, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. In addition, they offer an extensive aftercare plan so that you can transition back into the real world with the necessary tools to maintain your sobriety. Their web site includes an extensive list of LGBTQ support resources.
The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) his an annual "... exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image.
Their Queer cinema series, called: "Rated LGBTQ, ... explores the breadth of the queer experience┬ through a series of narrative and documentary films. The series provides a forum for┬ diverse┬ perspectives within the Queer spectrum including gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and intersex stories."
Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual publications:
Blithe House Quarterly is a site for gay short fiction by emerging and established gay and lesbian authors at http://www.blithe.com/
Wikipedia lists The Journal of Homosexuality as "... a covering research into sexual practices and gender roles in their cultural, historical, interpersonal, and modern social contexts." See: https://en.wikipedia.org/
Total Mortgage Services« publishes "The Total Guide: Home Buying for Same Sex Couples" The guide's introduction states:
"Purchasing a home is a major undertaking for any couple, but same-sex couples must be especially diligent to make sure their investment and their interests are protected. This is due in part to inconsistent marriage laws in America and because of varying laws handling the disposition of a property with multiple owners. Purchasing a home with your partner is an exciting time in both of your lives, but it is absolutely imperative that you plan ahead so that you can avoid potentially serious financial and emotional stress in the future."
10-20 Gay Christian Teens is a public Yahoo group for gay and lesbian
teens. The group was founded in early 2001 and has 4094 members by early 2016. See: https://groups.yahoo.com/
PFlag (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a support group for (I
suppose this is obvious) parents and friends of lesbians and gays. One charming home page
(with at least one religious intolerance horror story at last count) is at: http://www.pflag.org/
Families United Against Hate (FUAH) "... provides support,
guidance and assistance to families and individuals dealing with
incidents based on bias; and to the people, organizations and agencies
who serve and support them." See: http://www.fuah.org/aboutfuah.html