Information Handouts

LGBTQ Terminology

Frequently Asked Questions

Sex and Gender

Sexual Orientation


Gender Expression

Coming Out

Sex and Gender Model

Sex and Gender Spectrum

LGBTQ Job Market|Workplace

Workplace Diversity|Global Intercultural Fluency

Safe Zone Program

Lavender Graduation Program

Respectful Language

GLAAD Tolerance Survey

Ethical Treatment for LGBTQ Clients

LGBTQ Topics for Discussion|Debate



Research Resources


News Reports|Current Events


Editorial|Commentary History|Timeline


Informational Resources

Frequently Asked Questions


Celebrities|Famous People



Historical Data


LGBTQ Community|Profile

Important Days|Celebrations

Archaic Language|Images

Slang Terminology



News Sources

Advocate Magazine

LGBTQ Nation

Pink News

NBC News|NBC Out

Edge Media Network

Washington Blade

Huff Post|Queer Voices

Lavender Magazine

Gay Star News

The Pink Times
Out Magazine

Rainbow Times

Pride Magazine

Trans Equality

Lesbian News

Gay Men's News
Out|Gay News

Curve Lesbian Magazine

Advocate Channel
Queerspace Magazine

Alturi LGBTQ World News

Queer Majority


Reuters LGBTQ News


On Top Magazine




LGBTQ&A Apple Poscast



Media Resources









Basic Information

Gay Defined

Lesbian Defined
Bisexuality Defined

Heterosexuality Defined

Transgender Defined


TED Talks

Why is Gender Identity So Important?

Love is Love

Why We Need LGBTQ Education

Misadventures of a Tired Gay Black Man

Sam Killermann Discusses Gender

The Gift of Living Gay

Benjamin Carlton|Gay Black Minister

The Amazing Aces

Gender is Not a Straight Line

The Bible as a Queer Positive Book

Gender Fluidity

How to Talk (and Listen) to Trans People

Gays in the Military

Born Intersex|We Are Human

Derrick Gordon|Black LGBTQ Basketball Player

LGBTQ Pastor's Journey

Why I'm Done Trying to be Man Enough

Coming Out of the Closet

Unconditional Love|Journey With Transgender Child

Some Boys Are Born Girls

Problems Facing LGBTQ Youth Today

Why Am I So Gay?

Myths of Gay Adoption

Living Non-Binary in a Binary World

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

Fifty Shades of Gay

The Danger of Hiding Who You Are

Accepting My Transgender Daughter

African and Gay

Parenting a Gender Non-Conforming Child



PBS First Person Series


Being Queer and Orthodox Jewish

Black Trans Woman's Journey

Asian Trans Person Talks About Gender Dysphoria

Surviving Racism and Cancer as a Queer Black Woman

Queer and Muslim in America

Growing Up Lesbian in Jamaica

Boundless Black Masculinity

Olivia Has Two Moms

Differently Abled and Bisexual

Growing Up Intersex

Religion and Sexuality

Queer Feminist Punk Rocker

Non-Binary Inclusion in Sports


Prep and HIV

Breaking the Binary

Drag and Gender Expression


Transgender|Transition Issues

Queering Fashion



LGBTQ Digital Streamers


Austin Snow




Sweet Anita



Biggus Bennus







Audio Books


Boy Meets Boy|David Levithan

Simon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda|Becky Albertalli

Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue|Mackenzie Lee

More Happy Than Not|Adam Silvera

I'll Give You the Sun|Jandy Nelson



Hidden Camera Lessons


Lesbian Waitress Hassled by Customers

Gay Family Refused Service in a Cafe

Gay Soldier Berated in Restaurant

Family Gay Bashed in Texas Cafe

Gay Couple Gets Kicked Out of Cafe


Matt Baume: Marriage Equality


Why Opinion Changed so Quickly on Gay Marriage

Best Lines From the Marriage Equality Ruling

Worst Reactions to Marriage Equality

Debunking Marriage Equality Dissenters


Lexus Series: How It Got Better

Jason Collins|Basketball Player

George Takei|Actor

Adam Lambert|Musician

Laverne Cox|Actor

Janet Mock|Magazine Editor

Rosie O'Donnell|Actor, Comedian

Tim Gunn|Designer

Jane Lynch|Actor

Raven Simone|Actor


Portia DeRossi|Actor

Wanda Sykes|Comedian

Nate Berkus|Designer

Candis Cayne|Actor

Andrew Rannells|Actor

Ian McKellen|Actor


Quizzes and Games

LGBTQ Trivia Quiz

LGBTQ Crossword Puzzle

LGBTQ Match Game

LGBTQ Flags Quiz
Sporcle: LGBTQ Quizzes

What’s Your Pride Vibe?

Queer Actors Trivia Quiz

Instagram Pages


27 Travels/Gabi & Shanna
Once Upon a Journey

Two Femme Gems

Meg Ten Eyck

Burrito and Tortilla/Chris & Alex
Rosie and Ella/LGBTQ Couple

Lindsay Cale

Allie and Sam/Travel Couple

Raff Out Loud/Lesbian Family

Kate Austin/Travel & Laughs

Ash Hardell

Unite UK 1

Jessi and Millie



DotGay Dictionary|Library


What Does Coming Out Mean?

What is Gaydar?

What is Kink?

What is Gender Identity?

Who Are Your LGBTQ Role Models?

Safe Spaces and Chosen Family
What Does it Mean to be an Ally?


Craft Projects

Pride Flags, Pins, Magnets, Necklaces

Ultimate Rainbow Cake Recipe

Stunning Rainbow Projects

Rainbow Cakes and Desserts

Button|Decal Design Ideas

Rainbow Rosette Cake

Flower Seeds|Rare Holland Rainbow Rose

Pride Themed DIY Projects

Chocolate Rainbow Surprise Cake

Make Your Own Pride Outfits

Rainbow Heart Cake

Homemade Rainbow Treats

Placard Designs

Bumper Sticker Designs

Pride Wristband Resources


Personal Stories


Cathy's Coming Out Story

Two Retired Vets Celebrate Love

Jamie's Coming Out Story

My Coming Out Story + Advice

Amy's Coming Out Story

Gail and Audrey | Unexpected Love Story

Kristy's Coming Out Story

Steve's Coming Out Story

Elle Mills | My Coming Out Story

Jill's Coming Out Story

Old Gays Share Their Coming Out Stories

Ray's Coming Out Story

Coming Out to My Mormon Parents

Kathryn's Coming Out Story


Diversity Information

African American|Black

Arab|Muslim|Middle East




Native|Two Spirit




Diversity Videos

Love Has No Labels
Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth

Stand By Me|Playing for Change

I Am a Work of Art


Good Morning Humanity

Can You See Past the Label?

Frozen Movie Soundtrack|25 Languages

What is Culture?

Strangers|Friends You Haven't Met Yet

Modern Love

Black Guy|White Girlfriend|Harlem Barber Shop

Ultimate Wedding Party

Imagine|World Version

Celebrate Diversity


Lean on Me|Playing for Change

Love is Love|Diversity and Inclusion

No More Trouble|Playing for Change

True Colors

Shy Strangers Kiss Each Other

Born Free and Equal

One Love|Playing for Change

UN Free and Equal|Be You


Celebrating Diversity|Photography
Multiculturalism Documentary

We Are All Equal



Fans of Love|Love Has No Labels

United|Playing for Change

Don't Tell Me Who to Love

LGBTQ Rights|Human Rights Leaders Speak Out

World Faces
Best Friends|Beer and Dialogue

Wake Up Everybody

Heartwarming|Two Toddlers

First Day of School|Boy Consoles Classmate

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Colorblind Kids Get Matching Haircuts



Topical Videos


Interviewing LGBTQ Teenagers

Beyond the Binary

Countries Where Gay Men are the Happiest

How Do You Express Your Gender?

Tell My Story|Blind Date

It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore

Sex and Gender Terms Explained

Lilly Singh|Let's Talk About LGBTQ Issues

Queer YouTubers|Losing Your Virginity


Trans|Insecurity vs Dysphoria

Trans Boy|I Started Living My Life vs Surviving It



Je Suis Lesbienne

Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Children

These Boots Are Made for Walking

Gay Men Discuss What it Means to be Gay

This Is Me|Queer Identities

Come At Me Bro

Lilly Singh and Friends Celebrate Pride Month

Coming Out|Short LGBTQ Film

BuzzFeed|Interview With Intersex People

What is Normal?

True Colors|LA Gay Men's Chorus

Nina|You Love Me Entirely

Young, Trans, and Looking for Love

How Does it Feel to Come Out?

LGBTQ Celebrity Roundtable

Trans Talk|Transition, Surgery, Passing

Can Two Strangers Fall in Love?

Fans of Love|Love Has No Labels

Pronouns|Singular They

People Guess the Sexual Orientation of Strangers

Life Plan

LeAnn Rimes and LA Men's Gay Chorus|The Rose

Church Organist Walks Out During Homophobic Sermon

100 Different Ways to Come Out

Lesbian Couples: Somewhere Only We Know

Tips for Coming Out to Your Parents

Sexplanations: Bondage 101



Music Videos

Secrets|Mary Lambert

It Gets Better|Broadway Stars
Don't Give Up|Maggie Szabo

Modern Love|Matt Nathanson

She Keeps Me Warm|Mary Lambert

When I Was a Boy|Dar Williams

I Just Want to Be OK|Ingrid Michaelson
You're a Firework|Katy Perry

The Great Pretender|Freddie Mercury

I Am What I Am|Gloria Gaynor

I'm Coming Out|Diana Ross

Love Sweet Love|Broadway for Orlando

Watermelon Sugar|Harry Styles

True Colors|Cyndi Lauper

Dancing in the Living Room|Cameron Hawthorn

Scarecrow|Melissa Etheridge

YMCA|Boy George

Better This Way|Doug Strahm

Stranger in This World|Boy George

Same Love|Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Handsome Man|Matt Alber



Lesbian Couples


Andrea and Collette

Ellen and Vera

Janet and Bianca

Mia and Pauline

Kalinda and Lana

Chloe and Mel

Dorrie and Kerry

Nick and Benedetta

Anni and Jasmin

Audrey and Camille

Zoe and Mal

Brenna and Margo

Aditi and Rooh

Raquel and Malu

Juliana and Valentina

Natalia and Majka

Alice and Nat

Carmilla and Laura

Ji Soo and Yoon Ju

Serena and Bernie

Anni and Jasmin

Ally and Sam



Mariah and Tessa

Julie and Nikki

Tia and Nadine

Shireen and Atafeh

Roma and Diane

Sue and Janey

Flor and Jazmin

Auste and Sangaile

Laura and Esra

Sarah and Mindy

Bianca and Reese

Sara and Roxane

Umang and Samara

Iris and Mardou

Denise and Marila

Juan and Emma

Aisha and Yiren

Yoon-ju and Ji-soo

Andrea and Collette

Dani and Sophie



European Gay Slang Dictionaries

Spanish Gay Slang Dictionary
German Gay Slang Dictionary
French Gay Slang Dictionary
Italian Gay Slang Dictionary
Portuguese Gay Slang Dictionary
Greek Gay Slang Dictionary
Danish Gay Slang Dictionary
Dutch Gay Slang Dictionary
Swedish Gay Slang Dictionary
British Gay Slang Dictionary







Crisis Resources


988 Suicide Lifeline
Trevor Project: Get Help
LGBTQ Support
Youth Support

Crisis Text Line

Support Hotlines

Trans Lifeline


Organizational Resources

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays
Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
National LGBTQ Task Force

Human Rights Campaign

Southern Poverty Law Center

Campus Pride

Trevor Project



Safe Zone Materials

Safe Zone|Decals 1

Safe Zone|Decals 2

Safe Zone|Placards

Safe Zone|Certificates

Safe Zone|Promo Flyers 1

Safe Zone|Promo Flyers 2

Safe Zone|Message Flyers 1

Safe Zone|Message Flyers 2

Safe Zone|Scenarios

Safe Zone|Name Tags

Safe Zone|Self Reflection

Safe Zone|Privilege Checklist

Safe Zone|Heterosexual Privilege Reflection

Safe Zone|You Can Be Yourself With Me


Slideshow Presentations

Safe Zone Slideshow

LGBTQ Terminology Slideshow

Pride Symbols Slideshow

Sex and Gender Slideshow

Transgender Information Slideshow

LGBTQ Job Market|Workplace Slideshow

LGBTQ Mental Health Ethics  Slideshow

LGBTQ Image Montage Slideshow



Info Graphics

Sex and Gender

Sex and Gender Model

Sex and Gender Spectrum

Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity

Gender Expression

Gender Queer

Biological Sex

LGBTQ Pride Symbols

Respectful Language

LGBTQ Slang Illustrated


Topical Videos


The Love|Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, Joe Biden

Oreos Commercial|Proud Parent

In a Heartbeat

I Wish You Were Gay

Kissing Around the World

100 Gay Things To Do Before You Die
Coming Out|Animated Short

Marriage Equality Poem: Until We Could

David and Patrick: Simply the Best

Sexual Orientation|Gender Identity|Gender Expression



Indya Moore|Daily Affirmations

History of the Word Gay

The One I Love

Acronyms and Words Words Words

Jackson Bird|Time is an Amazing Healer

Yale Univ LGBTQ Alumni Reunion

Elton John and James Corden|Carpool Karaoke

The One You Never Forget

Having Pride|Thomas Sanders Group Discussion

Pete Buttigieg in Provincetown

Lady Gaga|Till it Happens to You

Drawn to You

Gay is Okay

The Ultimate Wedding Party

Am I Normal?



100 Lesbian Things To Do Before You Die

Ian McKellan|Harvey Milk's Hope Speech

Young Gay Illeagal|Then and Now

My Love My Life|Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Homosexual Men

Watching My Son Become My Daughter

Truth of a Gay Black Man

If Straight People Had to Come Out

Go Ahead, Be Too Much

What It's Like to Grow Up Gay and Black

LGBTQ Rights|I Wish

If You Could Be Straight, Would You?

What is Morally Wrong With Homosexuality?

You Are Beautiful

Ten Sexualities to Know About

Love Bravely|Mini LGBTQ Documentary

Trans Short Film|They Them

Sexual Orientation|Spectrum of Attraction

Secret Intersex|Neither Male Nor Female

I Can't Date Jesus



Janelle Monae|Growing Up Queer and Black

Happily Trans|Short Documentary

Could It Be I'm Falling in Love

I Am|Gender Identity Music Video

Glee Cast|I Kissed a Girl

Cris and Joanna|Curious

Trans Music Film|Watch Me Exist

Todrick Hall|Beauty and the Beast Parody Song

How Does it Feel to Come Out

Pink for Boys? Blue for Girls?

Romeo and Julio

My Parents Think I'm Gay, But I Am Not

Transgender|At War and In Love

Love is Love

Two Dads, Two Kids, Normal Family

Sexual Orientations Explained

Bisexual and Elderly

Queer People of All Ages Talk About Identity

If You Could Be Straight, Would You?

We Are America|Love Has No Labels

How You See Me

For Anyone Who's Been Told It's Just a Phase

You Are Not Alone

It Takes a Lot of Courage to Be Your True Self

13 Year Old Comes Out to Classmates

Nails Hair Hips Heels

Gay Elementary School Teacher Comes Out to Students

You Can't Pray the Gay Away|Laura Bell Bundy

A Change is Gonna Come|Sam Cooke



Facebook Pages


Queer Cafe

LGBTQ Real Talk Radio

Paige and Holly

The Gay Salon

Transgender World

LGBTQ Loyalty

Mama Dragons


LGBTQ Advocate

Gay Professional

Pride Portraits

Parents of Transgender Children

Black Lesbians

Betty Turbo

Non-Binary Gender Pride

Transgender Support

Rainbow Pride

LGBTQ Writers and Readers



YouTube Channels


I'm From Driftwood

Rowan Ellis

LGBTQ Top Lists


I Want the World to Know

Jeffrey Marsh

Tyler Oakley

It Gets Better


Queer Network

Matthew and Paul

United Nations Human Rights


Amelia Ace

RuPaul's Drag Race

Sapphic Underground

Ashley Wylde


Queerspace Magazine

Celeste M

Human Rights Campaign

Matt and Blue

Trevor Project



Keara Graves

Go Charlie

Adventures of Zach and B


Queer Cafe



Instagram Pages


27 Travels/Gabi & Shanna
Paige and Holly
Once Upon a Journey

Two Femme Gems

Meg Ten Eyck

Burrito and Tortilla/Chris & Alex
Rosie and Ella/LGBTQ Couple

Nicole Coenan

Lindsay Cale

Allie and Sam/Travel Couple

Raff Out Loud/Lesbian Family

Kate Austin/Travel & Laughs

Ash Hardell

Unite UK 1

Jessi and Millie


Topical Resources

Coming Out Process

Respectful Language

Attitude|Self Reflection


Cisgender|Gender Normativity



Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity

Gender Expression

Gender Queer

Origins of Homosexuality




Romantic Orientation

Preferred Gender Pronouns





LGBTQ Merchandise


Red Bubble


Rainbow Depot

Pride Outlet

Look Human

LGBTQ T-Shirt Depot

Revel and Riot

Society 6|Queer Art Prints

Made With Pride


Pride Nation

Spark Company

Queerly Designs

Rainbow's Brand

Esty|Queer Art

Spread Shirt

Tee Public

Fine Art America|Queer Prints

Queer-Owned Merchandise Shops



Matt Baume: LGBTQ Television


The Golden Girls Meet a Lesbian Girl

Designing Women Goes Looking for a Lesbian

Archie Bunker, Drag Queens, All in the Family

Murphy Brown Goes to a Gay Bar

Kate & Ally and the Secret of the Lesbian Landladies

Roc and TV's First Gay Wedding

How Sitcoms Handled Homos in the 70s and 80s

A Salute to Sissies


Historical Videos


Coming Out in the 1950s

Brief History of Queer Political Action

Coming Out in the 1960s

How Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement

Coming Out in the 1970s

Important LGBTQ Moments in US History

Coming Out in the 1980s

Stonewall Forever|Past Present Future Pride

Wanda Sykes|Overview of LGBTQ History


Marketplace Tools


HRC Corporate Equality Index 2018

LGBTQ Friendly College List 2018

Study Abroad|Most LGBTQ Friendly Countries

LGBTQ Friendly Cities

Advocate Mag|LGBTQ Friendly Hospitals

HRC|Healthcare Equality Index 2018

Best Countries for LGBTQ Visitors



Product Promo Videos


Oreos|Proud Parent

Car Gurus|Need More Space

Zola|Wedding Planners Wells Fargo Bank|Learning Sign Language

Emotional Gay Commercials

Ralph Lauren|What is Family

Awesome Gay Commercials

Visit Las Vegas|Now and Then

Clean & Clear|Being Your True Self

Tide|Couple Doing Laundry

Funny Gay Commercials

Video Compilation 1|Funny LGBTQ TV Ads

Baby Formula Ad Featuring Same Sex Dads Toyota|She Thinks She’s in Love

NatWest Bank|Whoever You Are


More Funny Gay Commercials

Variety 1|Funny Gay Commercials

Sealy Posturepedic|Afterglow

Ikea|Dining Room Table

Video Compilation 2|Funny LGBTQ TV Ads

Bud Light Honors Stonewall Anniversary

Emotional Gay Commercials Colgate|Smile With Pride

More Emotional Gay Commercials

Heinz|Gay Kiss

Video Compilation 3|Funny LGBTQ TV Ads

Variety 2|Funny Gay Commercials

Pepsi|Three Men in a Bar

Kindle|At The Beach

Compilation|Funny TV Ads with LGBTQ Couples

XXL All Sports United|Airport Love

Hyundai|Lipstick Note

More More Emotional Gay Commercials


Trevor Project: It Gets Better

President Barack Obama
Broadway Sings for the Trevor Project
Dan & Terry
AFL CIO President Trumka
Adam Lambert
Rob Thomas
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton
Gloria Estefan
Comments From MTV Logo Staff
Comments From Jewel



Rainbow Videos


Rainbow Video No. 1

Rainbow Video No. 2

Rainbow Video No. 3

Rainbow Video No. 4


Music Videos


Everyone is Gay|Great Big World

Americans|Janelle Monae

For What It's Worth|Billy Porter, Stephen Stills

March March|The Chicks

When She Loved Me|Sarah McLachlan

All American Boy|Steve Grand

Born This Way|Lady Gaga

Stay With Me by Sam Smith


It Gets Better|Todrick Hall

The One I Love | Ellen Krauss

Feelings|Hayley Kiyoko

Girl in the Kinks Shirt|Matt Nathanson

Like Me|Chely Wright

I Need a Woman to Love|Kesha



Aftermath|Adam Lambert

Coming Out|Jessie Paege

True Colors|LA Gay Men's Chorus

These Are the Days of Our Lives|Freddie Mercury

This is Me|Greatest Showman

Hands|Song for Orlando

Brave|Sara Bareilles

You Can Sleep|KD Lang, Melissa Etheridge


Breath and Sound|Tom Goss, Matt Alber

Beauty and the Beast Parody|Todrick Hall

Girls Like Girls|Hayley Kiyoko

YMCA|Village People

Dear Boys|FELIN

Son of a Preacher Man|Tom Goss

Radio Gaga|Queen (Live Aid Concert 1985)

Burning|Sam Smith

What Mattered Most|Ty Herndon

Your Song|Lady Gaga Tribute to Elton John

We Are Golden|Mika

Lovesick Blues|Brandi Carlile

People Like Us|Kelly Clarkson
You Need to Calm Down|Taylor Swift



Fool|Alyson Stoner

Relax|Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Hands of Love|Miley Cyrus

Freedom|Kameron Michaels

I Think She Likes Girls|Metro Station

She|Hayley Kiyoko

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger|Kelly Clarkson


Rise|Superfruit, Mary Lambert, BJ Crum, Mario Jose

Dear Evan Hanson|You Will Be Found

Me|Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie

Love Sweet Love|Broadway for Orlando

Redesigning Women|Highwomen

Every Sperm is Sacred|SF Gay Men's Chorus

I Was Born to Love You|Freddie Mercury

I Have a Voice|Broadway Kids

Some Call it Magic by Raven-Symone




Holiday Music


Mary Lambert|Seasonal Depression

Elton John|Step Into Christmas

Sam Smith|Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Jimmy Fallon & Friends|Wonderful Christmas Time

Xmas Queens|Let it Snow

Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson|Winter Song

Shawn Hayes|Jingle Bells

SNL|Christmas Morning (I Got a Robe)

Pentatonix|That's Christmas to Me

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus|Lesbian Version

Glee|Baby It's Cold Outside

Drag Carole|We Three Queens

SNL|I Wish it Was Christmas Today

Mary Lambert|Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Indigo Girls & Chely Wright|Wonderful Life

So This is Christmas

Dolly Parton|Hard Candy Christmas

Supreme Fabulettes|You Ruined My Xmas

Stairway to Christmas

Indina Mansel and Michael Buble|Baby It's Cold Outside

Chicago Gay Hockey Association|All I Want for Christmas

Christmas Queens|Let it Snow

Melissa Etheridge|Blue Christmas

Sarah McLachlan|River
Univ Conn Funky Dawgs|Jingle Bells



Lesbian Couples


Ruth and Jade

Petra and Jane

Aster and Vivian

Brenna and Greer

Mia and Pauline

Chloe and Elly

Sara and Lexus

Gin and Rose

Kang Ji-woo and Yoon Ji-woo

Elizabeth and Olive

Aida and Alba

Iris and Mardou

Dana and Alice

Gia and Linda

Amy and Karma

Jean and Lydia

Alexandra and Veronica

Emily and Sue

Ellie and Aster

Lou and Kenna

Nina and Magda

Pink and Mari

Annisa and Grace

Calle and Poche



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