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Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and LGBTQ+ Studies

A guide for resources on gender studies, women's and feminist studies, and LGBTQ+ resources

Women's Studies Websites & Online Magazines

Amnesty International: Women's Rights Amnesty International USA is the global organization’s presence in the United States that engages people in the U.S. to fight injustice in America and all around the world.

Catalyst - Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is one of the oldest international organizations working to end the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls. Through an approach rooted in women’s rights and human rights principles, we advocate for strong laws and policies, raise public awareness and support survivor leadership.

Emily's List - Emily's List seeks to put women into office who can make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights, and economic equality.

Feminist Majority - The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.

Jezebel - "A Supposedly Feminist Website" featuring news on gender, culture, and politics.

National Organization for Women - As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

National Women's Law Center - The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

National Women's Studies Association - Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings."

Planned Parenthood - Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. 

Society for Women's Health Research - The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving women’s health through science, policy, and education.

UN Women - UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

Women's eNews - Women’s eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy.

LGBTQ+ Websites & Online Magazines

The Advocate - Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer news leader including politics, commentary, arts & entertainment - your source for LGBTQ news for over 50 years.

The Center - New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives. The Center celebrates our diversity and advocates for justice and opportunity. A wide range of resources are available including health, wellness, advocacy, career, and youth assistance.

EduMed: LGBTQIA+ Healthcare and Education - Provides information and resources about finding LGBTQIA+ friendly healthcare for students.

Equality Federation - Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. From Equality Florida to Freedom Oklahoma to Basic Rights Oregon, we amplify the power of the state-based LGBTQ movement.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - GLSEN was founded by a group of teachers in 1990 on the understanding that educators play key roles in creating affirming learning environments for LGBTQ youth.

ILGA World (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) - A worldwide federation of more than 1,700 organizations from over 160 countries and territories campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex human rights.

The LGBT Bar - The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity.

LGBTQ Nation - LGBTQ Nation is an online news magazine, reporting on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community. We have a pro-LGBTQ point of view, but we don’t shy away from keeping a critical eye on the movement itself.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) - The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable.

National LGBTQ Task Force - The National LGBTQ Task Force is the country’s oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group which works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people by training millions of activists.

Out & Equal - Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving global workplaces where all people are equal, belong, and thrive.

Out Magazine - Gay and lesbian perspectives on style, entertainment, travel, fashion, arts, politics, culture, music, film, celebrities and the world at large.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

Transgender American Veterans Association - Founded in 2003, the Transgender American Veterans Association is a grassroots organization that advocates for the equality of transgender veterans and active duty service members to receive fair and equal treatment in areas such as healthcare, benefits, and open transgender military service.

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