Topics / Library Resources

The GSRC features a small library of donated books, movies and pamphlets on a variety of topics related to Sex, Gender, Sexuality and LGBTQ* experience. You can check out many of the books available in our library through our online list on Librarything.

The main university and downtown librarys carry a large variety of books on these topics as well. Check out this list of books and articles by topic compiled by our LGBT* Librarian liaison Deborah LaFond.

Additionally the Science Library Special Collections and Archives features archived UAlbany LGBT* History. These documents can be viewed during regular business hours but can not be removed from the archives. Most of these original documents can be viewed from our History page.

    LGBTQ & Diss/Ability  

    Often unspoken LGBTQ people experience intersecting identities including those that are differently abled. Below are some links and resources available on campus and online around the intersection of LGBT and Ability. Students who experience these intersections are welcome to connect with the GSRC and the DRC to connect with other students and campus wide resources.

    University Resources:

    Disability Resource Center

    Bias Related Incidents


    Education and Information


    An online magazine ran by gay disabled men. They stopped writing in 2007, but all of their issues are online.


    Queerability seeks to increase visibility of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ experience. Queerability was founded by Kristen Guin, In addition to her work with Queerability, she is also a chapter leader for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

    Leaving Evidence

    A blog detailing Mia Mingus’ experiences as a self-identified queer, physically disabled Corean woman transracial and transnational adoptee who is also a writer, community educator, and organizer working for disability justice and transformative responses to child sexual abuse.

    Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities

    A special issue of the publication Impact. Its articles cover topics ranging from sexuality education in the home and school, to personal stories of dating and marriage, to legal and ethical issues for staff and agencies providing services for people with disabilities. It is written for people with disabilities, family members and professionals.

    Eli Clare

    Thought-provoking, compassionate, and challenging, Eli will enliven your classroom, fire up your conference, educate your department or agency, and empower student and grassroots activists. Bring him to your community or campus to teach, speak, read, facilitate, or train.


    Queer Disability:

    This listserv is for the discussion of Queer/Disability issues. We are focused on the development of ideas, challenging existing norms, and providing much needed information for the Q/D community. This list is not a personal support group.

    Advocacy Organizations

    Reach Out USA

    ReachOut USA focuses on the intersection between disability and LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) concerns. ReachOut USA seeks to influence the disability community to be more responsive to LGBT individuals, and at the same time it seeks to influence LGBT individuals and organizations to be more accountable to people who have disabilities.

    Sex-Related Resources

    Queerability - Disability and Sexuality Resources:

    Queerability seeks to increase visibilty of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ. This post provides an extensive list of sex resources for various disabilities.

    Come as You Are:

    Online store that sells sex toys and other things to make sex even better. They have done a lot of work on being inclusive to people with disabilities. 

    The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability by Miriam Kaufman: 

    The first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities—from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more.


    Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorders

    GLBT-Attention Deficit Disorder (GLBT-ADD)

    A safe social, supportive, and informative group for members and friends of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community affected by or interested in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

    Blindness or Low Vision 


    The Blind Gay list is a list for blind or visually impaired gay and bisexual men only. If you want to meet other blind or visually impaired gay or bisexual men, talk about problems your having, talk about gay life in general, or anything else, this is the list for you. Keep in mind that there are topics which may be deemed inappropriate for some. No one under the age of 18 may join this group.

    Blind LGBT Pride International  (formerly known as BFLAG)

    The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGBT By providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons interested in issues facing those who are LGBT.

    Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

    Deaf Queer

    A national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.

    Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

    The purpose of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf GLBT citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.

    Speech and Language Disability 

    Passing Twice

    An informal network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender stutterers and their friends.

    Performing Arts 

    Axis Dance Company

    One of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Through the outreach programs AXIS brings physically integrated dance outside the studio and into schools, community centers, independent living centers, and to countless organizations seeking to learn more about dance, disability and collaboration.

    Sin Invalid

    A performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.

    Asexual Identity and Culture

    One of the major assumptions in the world is that everyone experiences sexual drive or interest. This is not always the case, Asexuality is one of the words used to describe someone who does not experience such a drive. Below are some resources and links for those interested in exploring or understanding asexual identities. 


    On Campus Resources:

    The GSRC has Asexual books and Pamphlets

    Tuesday Talk's

    - Meet and talk with other Asexual spectrum and like minded people across campus


    Online/National Resources:




    Asexuality Archive Is an online information hub “a collection of all things Ace”.

    Acebook Is an online community for people who identify as Asexual to find friends and relationships.

    Asexual Awareness Week Is an organization that hosts a week to promote awareness about the Asexual community October 26-Nov 1st (2014)  See the site to participate and watch cute videos. 

    Huffington Post  In 2013 Huff Po’s Dominique Mosbergen published a 6-article series on asexuality . These articles included:



    Athletics is a historically gendered environment that can have challenges for LGBTQ people. Below is a list of resources and information for current and perspective athletes as well as those interested in exploring this topic.

    Recent research has found that the biggest factor found to influence athletes, athletic identity and LGBTQ inclusion in recent studies has been campus climate. 

    On Campus Resources


    Tuesday Talks!


    Campus Rec

    Gender Inclusive Restrooms


    Transgender Inclusion


    Community/National Resources

    You Can Play Project


    NCAA Release

    Community Resources

    Trans Athletes



    BI- PAN- Non Monosexual Identities

    The word Monosexual is a way to understand the way in which people experience attraction to only one sex. Bisexual and Pansexual identities are Non-Monosexual- that is attracted to more than one sex. Below are some links and resources for people who identify with Bisexual and Pansexual spectrum identities or who wish to explore these concepts further.

    There are many identities within and beyond a bisexual or pansexual identity this information is not meant to be exhaustive but a great starting spot. 

    On Campus/Community

    Tuesday Talks!
    Connect with other Bisexual/Pansexual/Fluid Identified students at our Identity Talk events.

    Albany LGBTQ Law Day


    Educational Resources






    It's Pronounced Metro-Sexual



    Under Construction

    Understandings of Sex, Gender and Sexuality span the influence of culture, class, nation and faith. The below resources are meant for those who are interested in exploring the intersections of Gender and Sexuality across religious and spiritual identities.

    On Campus & Community Spiritual Resources

    LGBTQ Inclusive Worship Locations in Albany

    Interfaith Center
    The University Interfaith Center has many allies, books and events throughout the year exploring the intersections of LGBTQ identity and faith. 

    Hate Crime/ Bias Incident Reporting


    Educational Resources

    Trans Faith Coalition

    Transgender Faith 

    QPOC Spirituality

    Believe OUT Loud



    LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent

    LGBT Freedom & Asylum Network

    LGBTQ Fraternity & Sorority Life 

    Fraternities and Sororities are historically gendered institutions that are often complicated to navigate for gender diverse and LGBQ individuals. Many of our on campus Fraternities and Sororities are supportive, inclusive chapters, that are welcoming to all students. Only you can make the decision as to whether fraternity/sorority life is right for you and which organization will offer the most fulfilling experience as an addition to your college experience. 

    Below is a list of resources and links for those interested in/or currently a part of Fraternities and Sororities. Included here are resources on how to be an inclusive chapter, how to start an LGBT specific fraternity and sorority and some research on the experience of LGBT people in fraternities and sororities. 

    Active and OUT UAlbany Fraternities/Sororities:

    Gamma Rho Lambda

    Lesbian Founded Multicultural Sorority on Campus



    Hazing is a problem across the nation. No one should be made to feel inferior, be physically harmed, or ridiculed for their actual or perceived identities. Check out this page for the universities information around hazing, what it is and what to do if it happens.

    Transgender Fraternity/Sorority

    Other LGBT Fraternities/Sororities

    Out & Greek Conference and Lambda 10


    Hate Crime/ Bias Incident Reporting 

    Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence


    An intersex identity is often complicated by the fact that many people are never informed of this experience. “Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. There are at least 32 kinds of intersex conditions known to the medical community but often obscured to the general public, and even those who have experience this condition.

    Below is a list of resources on campus and online for individuals who are intersex or who are interested in exploring intersex conditions more thoroughly. Intersex conditions are different from transgender identities in a number of ways but are not mutually exclusive.

    Intersex Society of North America

    What it's like to be Intersex - Video

    Health Center

    Contact the LGBTQ* Liaison in the Health Center for Inclusive health care on campus.

    Counseling Center 

     You can contact our LGBTQ* liaison in the Counseling Center to identify someone to speak to who is knowledgable about intersex conditions.

    Queer & Trans* People of Color (QTPOC)

    Gender & Sexuality is understood and experienced within and across many identities including one's cultural, ethnic and racial background. In U.S. culture the experience of race and racism is not isolated from the experience of heterosexism and sexism. For those at the intersections of and interested in both race and sexual orientation/gender identity we have compiled some on campus and online resources.

    The University has many Ethnic/Cultural based identity groups and many of them are reflective on and supportive of members who identify across gender and sexuality spectrums.  

    On Campus Resources

    Multicultural Resource Center

    Race, Gender, Sexuality, Faith Identity Groups

    Tuesday Talks!

    Rainbow S.O.U.L 

    UMRG: International LGBT Org

    Advocacy Center Brochures: Sexual Violence Resources for LGBTQ & ALANA Students


    Community/National Resources

    Albany LGBTQ Law Day

    In Our Own Voices - Albany Community 

    International Resources

    Trans* People of Color

    TransWomen fo Color Coalition

     #QTPOCshoutouts Project
    Tons of resources/Asian/Undocumented/Latino/Intersex/Orgs etc.

    Educational Resources

    Black Girl Dangerous - Blog

    QTPOC Selfies

     Queer Intersectionality

    Racism for White LGBTQ People





    Transgender Identity

    Trans* means to cross, and is most closely associated with transgender identities. The asterisk denotes identities within and beyond that identity. Our understanding in the U.S. of Sex and Gender is often conflated and limited to two oppositional constructs of Male and Female with specific bodily configurations. Below is a select of on campus and online resources and links for those who identify with a Trans* identity, of Trans* experience and/or further interested in exploring Trans* identities.

    On Campus Resources

    UAlbany Trans Guide - Coming Soon

    UAlbany Preferred Name Policy

    Trans* Action Student Club

    Tuesday Talks!

    Title IX On Campus


    On Campus Housing

    On Campus Restrooms

    Sexual Assault: Trans* & GNC, Students and Allies

    NYS Document Changing Info 


    State/Community/National Resources

    NYS Gender Marker Change

    Albany LGBTQ Law Day

    NY State Trans Health Care Guide

    Community Resources

    NYS Trans Inclusion in Education

    National Resources

    National Center For Transgender Inclusions

    Transgender Legal Defense

    Trans Women of Color Coalition

    Capital Region Transgender Archive


    Trans Education/Resources

    Non Binary


    Transgender Concepts

    The Gender Book

    The Trans 100

    Trans People of Color

    It's Pronounced Metro-Sexual

    Trans Policy Clearing House

    Below included in UAlbany Trans Guide:

    Policy Inclusion

    Coming out to Teachers


    Selective Service

    Name Changes

    Gender Marker Changes

    Sharp Disposal On Campus

    Athletics/Campus Rec


    Study Abroad


    Preferred Name System

    Health Care/Insurance

    Coming Out To Family

    Losing Family Support

    Transitioning on Campus

    Counseling Center Resources





    Military & Veteran Information

    LGBTQ identities span across a plethora of experiences including military background and affiliation. Below are some resources we have gathered around LGBTQ and Military experience/concerns. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. 

    University Resources:

    UAlbany Veterans Student Club

    ROTC on Campus

    UAlbany Veterans on Facebook

    Veterans Liaison: Located in CC G26

    Veteran Affairs

    Albany Community:

    Albany LGBTQ Law Day

    Online Resources:

    Dept. of Defense and Transgender Military Inclusion

    Dept of Defense: Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

    LGBTQ: Modern Military Family Resources 

    Military Acceptance Project Resources:

    American Veterans for Equal Rights
    AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Blue Alliance
    Blue Alliance is the organization of over 150 proud U. S. Air Force Academy alumni who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender joined by our supporters and friends.

    GLBT National Help Center
    The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Knights Out
    Knights Out is an organization of West Point Alumni, Staff and Faculty who are united in supporting the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender soldiers to openly serve their country.

    Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC)
    MPFC provides support, resources, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender military partners and their families.

    OutServe works to support a professional network of LGBT military personnel and create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.

    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization that promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America’s military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

    USNA Out
    Is the association of proud United States Naval Academy alumni who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender joined by our supporters and friends.


    Where is the GSRC?


    How do I find Gender Inclusive Restrooms?


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