LGBTQ Studies

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  • LGBT life with Full Text
    World's literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues. (Was GLBT Life with Full Text)
  • GenderWatch
    GenderWatch is a full-text database containing 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. It is a repository of materials on gender issues worldwide, the evolution of the women's movement, and the changes in gender roles over the last twenty years.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related areas of study: criminology & criminal justice, demography,ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions and violence.
  • Gender Studies Collection
    This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
  • Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis)
    For legal aspects: civil rights, marriage equality, discrimination.
  • Washington Blade
    Leading LGBT newspaper, published in Washington, DC.  1969-1982 archives of the paper have been digitized.  Additional years will be added.
  • From Teasing to Torment: School Climate Revisited

Local Resources

  • Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services
    This nationally recognized center is the place to go for Events, Programs, Resources and Services, including Emergency Assistance. Luca Maurer is the Program Director.
  • Ithaca College Women's and Gender Studies
    An interdisciplinary program comprised of students and faculty from across the five schools at Ithaca College. Focusing on women and gender as crucial categories of analysis, the minor seeks to explore their intersections with race, class, sexuality, and nation (among other social categories). The program's faculty are not just scholars and instructors, but mentors.
  • Tompkins County Office on Human Rights
    The County department "charged with providing civil rights enforcement and outreach programming." Its members handle complaints of discrimination in housing, employment, lending, public accommodation, and education.
  • Ithaca Transgender Group is a confidential, peer-led support group for anyone identifying "as transgender, gender-queer, or fall anywhere along the gender spectrum."

Contact Us

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Humanities Librarian
(607) 274-1198
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Social Sciences Librarian
(607) 274-1961

LGBT Films in the IC LIbrary

The Ithaca College Library has in its DVD collection more than 250 feature and documentary LGBT Films.


Advocacy Legal Aspects Research and Reports History


These resources on pronoun use have been suggested by Luca Maurer, Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services.

Special Report on Transgender on Campus

On October 18, 2015, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a special report on Diversity in Academe: Transgender On Campus.
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