Lesbians

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Allan Bérubé, 1946-2007: Against The Current vol. 135
Kinsman, Gary
Article
2008
An inspiring and broad-ranging queer historian, Allan Bérubé died at the age of 61 on December 11, 2007. He left us with major contributions of exciting historical work, but also important unfinished ...
Bad Attitude/s On Trial: Pornography, Feminism, and the Butler Decision
Cossman, Brenda; Bell, Shannon; Gotell, Lise; Rose, Becki L
Book
1997
This work, wrtten by four Canadian feminist university professors, analyzes law and pornography.
Call Me Kuchu
Zouhall-Worrall, Malika; Fairfax, Katherine
Film/Video
2012
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while ...
Canadian Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Resource Directory
Website
Listings of organizations and businesses which offer services and support for the gay, lesbian and bisexual communities of Canada. Non-profit.
The Canadian War on Queers
Kinsman, Gary; Gentile, Patrizia
Book
2010
From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the Canadian state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in a series of so-called national security campaigns. This book traces this histor...
Coming out in Kenya
Topazzini, Arusha
Article
2009
Rape has always been used to intimidate assertive women in Kenya, like feminists and female politicians.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Annual Overview: Lesbians & Gays
Article
1989
Gays and lesbians have shown that while on one level -- rights, employment, etc. -- sexual orientation doesn't matter, on another level, sexual politics are profoundly important. They do matter, and n...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on gays, lesbians, bisexuals.
Drawing the Line: Lesbian Sexual Politics on the Wall
Stewart, Susan; Blackridge, Persimmon; Jones, Lizard
Book
Feminism and Sadomasochism
Califia, Pat
Article
1981
Califia says that sadomasochism encourages fluidity and questions the naturalness of binary dichotomies in society.
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
Book
1982
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Gay Marriage Yes!: Against The Current vol. 110
The Editors
Article
2004
Any doubts about the meaning of the struggle for the right of gay and lesbian marriage should have disappeared forever when Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco opened the marriage bureau at city hall ...
Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
Duberman, M.B.; Vicinus, M.; George, C. Jr. (eds)
Book
1989
Eessays analyzing the political, philosophical, and social history of homosexuality from the ancient world to the postwar era.
The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality
Hite, Shere
Book
1976
The results of a survey of 3,000 American women regarding their sexuality.
Lesbian Sex Mafia ("l s/m") speakout
Moira, Fran
Article
1982
Report of a workshop on "politically correct, politically incorrect sexuality."
Lesbians in Canada
Stone, Sharon Dale (ed)
Book
1990
...
LGBT Social Movements: Connexipedia Article
Article
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender social movements.
Look Me in the Eye: Old Woman, Aging, and Ageism
Macdonald, Barbara; Rich, Cynthia
Book
1985
About ageism, aging, and the inevitability and imminence of death.
'The movement is ours!': Lesbian activist critique
Amy
Article
2008
We have recently claimed a right to reciprocity in the support of our struggles, but how many in the Queer rights movement have actively worked for the liberation of those groups whose endorsement we ...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity
Baird, Vanesse
Book
An examination of the ways in which tolerance and hostility have manifested themselves throughout history, and in current attitudes toward sexual diversity.
Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book
Book
Includes over 40 articles and personal testimonies. Lists of reference materials on topics such as where to meet lesbians, how to start an organization, etc. Following each essay sectional is an appen...
Out Our Way: Gay & Lesbian Life in Rural Canada
Riordon, Michael
Book
1996
Explores the richly varied life experience of gay and lesbian Canadians living in small towns and rural areas across the country. Travelling 27,000 km and recording more than 300 conversations, the au...
Pat Califia - A Three Part Interview
Califia, Pat; Shosho
Article
"If you believe that inequities can only be addressed through extreme social change, then you qualify as a sex radical, even if you prefer to get off in the missionary position and still believe there...
Sexual Minorities Out South Sexual minorities in the Majority World: New Internationalist October 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Why and how sexual minirities are persecuted throughout the South. As well as religion, minorities are a threat to the nuclear family (the most manageable social unit) and a convenient scapegoat. Arti...
Social Movements/Social Change: The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4
Cunningham, Frank; Findlay, Sue; Kadar, Marlene, et.al.
Book
1988
This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution
Rebick, Judy
Book
2005
Using interviews with many feminist activists, Rebick provides an oral history of feminism in Canada from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Time for Civil Disobedience
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1990
The lesbian and gay movement should be committed to a strategy of non-violent civil disobedience to force the repeal of Britain's discriminatory anti-homosexual laws.
Toronto Pride 1981 - setting the historical record queer
Kinsman, Gary
Article
2006
The Pride event in 1981 would not have taken place without the new political and social context created by the massive resistance that took place against the bath raids that year. Thousands of queer m...
Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism
Drucker, Peter
Book
2015
Recent victories for LGBT rights have gone faster than most people imagined possible. Yet the accompanying rise of gay 'normality' has been disconcerting for activists with radical sympathies. This bo...
Winds of Change: The Daughters of Bilitis and Lesbian Organizing
Gallo, Marcia M.
Article
2005
A history of Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), the first national lesbian organization in the United States.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives aspires to be a significant resource and catalyst for those who strive for a future world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are accepted, valu...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Glad Day Bookshop
Specializing lesbian and gay literature, both in and out of print.
Good As You
Good As You represents a new generation of GLBT activism. Now is the time for intelligent, progressive-minded individuals to step up and fight for the common rights of which they might be denied. We'r...
Lesbian and Gay Archivist
To acquire, preserve and provide public service for material in any medium relating to lesbians and gays, with an emphasis on Canada, but in the context of events worldwide.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honors the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender...
Second Story Press
Dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers.
Society for Human Sexuality
Social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honours the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting educ...

Sources Library

Homosexuality
Homosexuality is romantic or sexual attraction or behavior among members of the same sex/gender.
Lesbians & Gays Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to lesbians, gays, and bi-sexuals in the Sources directory for the media.

From the Connexions Archives

Alternate Sources
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1996
A safe sex manual for SM Play. The authors, all experts in SM play, dispel the stereotypes and myths about sadomasochism with this introduction to a hitherto hidden world of human expression. Safe Edg...
Bisexual Resource Center
Website
Information, discussions, and resources for bi-sexuals.
The Body Politic
Gay Liberation Journal
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Serious tabloid foucsing on political and social issues related to the gay struggle in Canada and in other countries.
Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A group of volunteers working in Toronto to preserve lesbian and gay history in Canada and beyond. Our primary mandate is to collect and maintain information related to gay and lesbian life in Canada ...
EGALE - Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere
Organization profile published 1988
Organization
1988
Leaping Lesbians
Organization
1986
Lesbian/Gay Organizations and Publications
Relating to the Issue of Discrimination in the Labour Market and the Work Place
Organization
1981
This group (SPAG) has published a brief entitled "Rights and Realities: Discrimination and the Gay Women and Men of British Columbia."
Lesbian Information Line: Project Proposal Submission
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980
Lesbian Issue/Etre Lesbienne
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
The Lesbian Mothers Defence Fund
Organization profile published 1984
Organization
1984
The Lesbian Mothers Defense Fund
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Lesbian/Lesbienne
Periodical profile published 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Organizing Committee - Lesbian Conference 1981
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981