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LGBTQ Studies: History/Background Information

Background Information

  • LGBTQ: Research Starters Topic - LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Although LGBT individuals are no different than their heterosexual counterparts, numerous social inequities exist that compromise their employment, health, welfare, and families. There are numerous Research Starter articles related to this topic.
  • Homosexuality - Research Starters  - Homosexuality: sexual interest in and attraction to members of one’s own sex. The term gay is frequently used as a synonym for homosexual; female homosexuality is often referred to as lesbianism.
  • Bisexualtity Bisexual orientation is defined as sexual involvement with members of both sexes concurrently or any sexual attraction to or involvement with members of both sexes at any time in one's life.
  • Homosexuality (Times Topics) - News about Homosexuality, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.



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