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  1. Out of The Closet Into the Sunlight LGBT RESOURCEMARCH 2014 Gay Bar in Rotterdam Rainbow flag, Bruges Market Place

  2. MY CONTACT DETAILSKevin SellMBACP, Grad. Dip. Int. Counselling, BSc Therapeutic Counselling. This resource is a supplement to a presentation about LGBT issues calledOut of the Closetinto the Sunlight Please contact me if you would like further details, or to discuss anything you wish regarding LGBT issues. Use the resource as you wish and please share it with people you think may find it useful. I am not offering counselling, but I may be able to offer useful insights.Where I do not have the knowledge or information, I may be able to refer you to helpful organisations. kevin.sell2@virginmedia.com

  3. How to use the Resource Much of the information is provided in the form of internet links. Select the link, right-click the mouse and select Open Hyperlink. The site should open. Alternatively copy the link and paste it into your internet browser. Hit the return key and the site should open. If the link should fail, then conduct a search using key words, such as the title of the organisation. Sites may provide further useful links and sometimes downloadable booklets and articles. A number of U.S. sites are included because of the high quality of content. The American Psychological Association is a particularly valuable resource. Some organisations appear in more than one section. I do not monitor the services listed, nor offer any guarantees of the quality of services offered.

  4. How to use the ResourceContents Include Quick Reference, meta-websitesAbuse (Sexual) & Domestic ViolenceActs of Parliament (Guides)Adoption & Families (Same-Sex Couples)Armed Forces & Gay RightsBisexual TopicsBullying – see also Teenagers & Young PeopleCampaigning Organisations, including Equal MarriageConversion TherapyEntertainmentFaith & SpiritualityFilm, Cinema & DVD’sHate CrimeHealth (General) – see also Help & AdviceHealth – HIV & AIDSHealth – Mental Health & Professional AssociationsHealth – Sexual Orientation & Mental HealthHealth – Therapy & Mental Heath

  5. How to use the ResourceContents Include Help & Advice & Campaigning Organisations (Various) History Resources (LGBT) International & Human RightsLesbian TopicsLiterature & Non-Fiction (LGBT) Literature & Non-Fiction – some suggested readingMagazine (LGBT)News (LGBT)Older LGBT PeoplePrides & Events (UK)Professional Organisations (LGBT)Sport & RecreationTeenagers & Young People – see also Bullying & Help/AdviceTransgender & Related TopicsYouTube – great LGBT speeches

  6. Quick ReferenceBelow are some meta-websites that provide links to further information and other organisations The Archives Hub provides a gateway to many of the UK's richest historical archives. Entering Gender Minorities as a search will take you many LGBT related subjects. http://archiveshub.ac.uk/ Equaldex.com is a collaborative LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights website. The site provides users an accurate and comprehensive global view of LGBT rights. http://equaldex.com/ Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Voluntary and Community OrganisationsProvides a useful directory of LGBT organisationshttp://www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/directory ScotsGay MagazineLISTINGS of GROUPS and ORGANISATIONS http://www.scotsgay.co.uk/listings/groups.html List of LGBT Rights organizations around the world provided on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_rights_organizations The Queer Archive on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theQarchive

  7. ABUSE (SEXUAL) & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SurvivorsUKoffers support to men who have been sexually violated http://www.survivorsuk.org/ Help and support for victims of Sexual violence (rape, sexual assault or abuse)Extensive links to support and counselling http://victimservices.justice.gov.uk/sexual-violence Rape And Sexual Abuse Support Centre http://www.rasasc.org/ Helpline available to all in the UK 01483 546400 Freephone0800 0288 022

  8. ABUSE (SEXUAL) & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BROKEN RAINBOW UKis the only National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/ 0300 999 5428 help@brokenrainbow.org.uk Galop is a support group for the LGBT community on police related issues such as hate crime and sexual violence. http://www.galop.org.uk/ 020 7704 2040

  9. ABUSE (SEXUAL) & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Bede House AssociationWe provide an advocacy service for victims of domestic abuse and hate crime. We cover the five main strands of hate crime, race, religion, sexual oreintation, gender identity and disabilityOperates around Greater London 020 237 9162 natashachopra@bedehouse.org.uk

  10. Acts of Parliament (Guides) The Equality & Human Rights Commission have produced a guide to the Equality Act 2010 http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/EqualityAct/equality_act_employment_easyread.pdf A guide to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 can be obtained from the following http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/civil_partnership_guidance.pdf A pocket guide to hate crime can be obtained from Edinburgh College http://www.ed-coll.ac.uk/uploaded/A%20Pocket%20Guide%20to%20Hate%20Crime%202011.pdf The Citizens Advice Bureau provide information about hate crime http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/discrimination_e/discrimination_hate_crime_e/what_are_hate_incidents_and_hate_crime.htm

  11. Acts of Parliament (Guides) Government & Equalities Office Information A guide to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (updated April 2007) can be obtained from http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/tribunals/gender-recognition-panel/overseas-application-process/explanatory-leaflet-guide-for-users.pdf The Equality and Human Rights Commission resources on sexual orientation http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/about-us/vision-and-mission/our-business-plan/sexual-orientation-equality/ The Equality and Human Rights Commission provide various publications including: Beyond tolerance: making sexual orientation a public matter http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/key-projects/beyond-tolerance-sexual-orientation-project/ /

  12. ADOPTION & FAMILIES (SAME-SEX COUPLES) PINK PARENTS – Issues relating to gay adoption http://www.pinkparents.org.uk/same-sex-adoption-in-the-uk.html Gay Adoption UK provides useful links and resources http://www.gayadoptionuk.com/ The British Association for Adoption and Fostering provides information about same-sex adoption http://www.baaf.org.uk/info/lgbt When Sally Met Sally provides a section on parenting http://www.whensallymetsally.co.uk/

  13. ADOPTION & FAMILIES (SAME-SEX COUPLES)SEE HELP & ADVICE FOR FUTHER INFORMATION ABOUT FAMILIES http://www.gayfamilyweb.co.uk/ GayFamilyWeb - For all of your Fertility & Alternative Family Needs http://www.pink-parenting.com/ LGBT parenting magazine http://www.familyequality.org/ A US Websitededicated to ensuring all families are respected, loved, and celebrated - especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

  14. ADOPTION & FAMILIES (SAME-SEX COUPLES) Proud 2 B Parentsprovides services, including advice, information & advocacy, to LGBT parents and their children.Operates in the North West01612260162 Moss Side Children Centre, 30 Selworthy Road, M16 7UH, Manchester proud2bparents@hotmail.co.uk

  15. ARMED FORCES & GAY RIGHTS Proud 2 Serve is the British Armed Forces LGBT e-networkhttp://www.proud2serve.net/ THE LEGAL TREATMENT OF HOMOSEXUALS IN THE ARMED FORCES OF EUROPE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SUBMISSION http://www2.law.ox.ac.uk/opbp/GaysinMilitaryFinal%20Submission.pdf About.com Civil Liberties have links to various US articles about lesbians and gay men in the military http://civilliberty.about.com/od/gendersexuality/ig/Lesbian-and-Gay-Rights-101/Gays-in-the-Military.htm

  16. BISEXUAL TOPICS The Bisexual Index offers a variety of resources to Bisexuals and people who are Bi-curious http://bisexualindex.org.uk/ Bi UK the UK national organisation for bisexual research and activism http://www.biuk.org/ Bi Social Network for entertainment, news, opinion, advocacy and community http://bisocialnetwork.com/

  17. BISEXUAL TOPICS BiMedia – Bisexual News & Opinionhttp://bimedia.org/ BiCon – The UK national get-together for bisexuals, allies and friendshttp://www.bicon.org.uk/ BiPhoria is a social & support group for bisexual people in and around Manchester - and those who think they may be bi.http://www.biphoria.org.uk/index.html BCN: Britain’s biggest selling bisexual magazine http://bicommunitynews.co.uk/

  18. BISEXUAL TOPICS The Bisexual Resource Center is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality http://www.biresource.net/

  19. BULLYING RESOURCESFurther associated resources may be found in other sections such as TEENAGERS and HELP & ADVICE Stonewall have launched a 60 second long film, titled No Bystanders, supported by Stonewall co-founder Sir Ian McKellen, which starkly shows how prejudice and bullying escalates if left unchallenged. http://nobystanders.org.uk/?dm_i=FBX,2A86Z,3NGGHN,8BMWJ,1

  20. BULLYING RESOURCES Further associated resources may be found in other sections such as TEENAGERS and HELP & ADVICE Stonewall produces a range of information, programmes and resources http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_school/education_for_all/default.asp NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers) produces a booklet about homophobic bullyinghttp://www.nasuwt.org.uk/consum/groups/public/@equalityandtraining/documents/nas_download/nasuwt_009350.pdf

  21. BULLYING RESOURCES Acas has produced a guide on Sexual Orientation and the Workplacehttp://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/8/6/Sexual_Orientation_and_the_workplace(OCTOBER2010)-accessible-version-July-2011.pdf Ben Cohen, the former England Rugby Union Player, created a Foundation to combat homophobia and bullying.http://www.standupfoundation.com/ Schools Out campaigns on all LGBT issues within educationhttp://www.schools-out.org.uk/

  22. BULLYING RESOURCES Bullying Intervention Group http://www.bullyinginterventiongroup.co.uk/ Bullying UK – part of Family Lives http://www.bullying.co.uk/ Teachers TV: Gay Teachers http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Teachers-TV-Gay-Teachers-6045849/ If you want to know why people bully, Youthoria(Cambridgeshire Youth Support Service) explain some of the possibilities http://www.youthoria.org/home/life/relationships/relationships-bullying/1239707670.182/

  23. BULLYING RESOURCES Ditch the Label A team of adults and teens working with schools, colleges, youths and parents from across the UK to help reduce the prominence and harmful effect of bullying within the UK’s education system. http://www.ditchthelabel.org/ http://www.theredcard.org/resources/ homophobia Show Racism the Red Card provides an educational resource: two films and an accompanying education pack.

  24. BULLYING RESOURCES DIVERSITY ROLE MODELSWhose mission is to eliminate homophobic and transphobic bullying.http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/Inclusion For All is a small charitable organisation that was founded by openly gay schoool leader Shaun Dellenty in order to support schools in tackling gender stereotyping, homophobic bullying and the pejorative use of homophobic language.0207 252 3676 shaun@shaundellenty.com

  25. CAMPAIGNING ORGANISATIONSINCLUDING THOSE FOR EQUAL MARRIAGE OutRage! is a broad based group of queers committed to radical, non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to ASSERT the dignity and human rights of queers .... http://outrage.org.uk/ Equal Love believes that civil marriages and civil partnerships should be open to everyone without discrimination http://equallove.org.uk/

  26. CAMPAIGNING ORGANISATIONSINCLUDING THOSE FOR EQUAL MARRIAGE Out4Marriage - Love is the same, straight or gay - is on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Out4Marriage The Equality Network aims to bring about equality and improve the human rights situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. http://www.equality-network.org/

  27. CAMPAIGNING ORGANISATIONSINCLUDING THOSE FOR EQUAL MARRIAGE Truth Wins Out (TWO) is a non-profit U.S. organization that works to demolish the very foundation of anti-gay prejudice. http://www.truthwinsout.org/

  28. CONVERSION THERAPYSee also HEALTH – THERAPY Beyond Ex-Gay is a website for survivors of attempts to change one’s sexual orientation http://www.beyondexgay.com/ They provide links to other sites http://www.beyondexgay.com/resources/links.html Scientific research indicates that reparative therapy and other attempts to change sexual orientation are generally ineffective. The following site explains. http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/faculty_sites/rainbow/html/facts_changing.html

  29. CONVERSION THERAPYSee also HEALTH – THERAPY A U.S. paper by Karolyn Ann Hicks as to whether ‘reparative therapy’ can legally constitute child abuse. http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=29&ved=0CHYQFjAIOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wcl.american.edu%2Fjournal%2Flawrev%2F49%2Fhicks.pdf&ei=N94pU6m1OJOqhAf8loGYCg&usg=AFQjCNHd2pkCVdl7CI1IJ5WBdAB5fo8XtQ

  30. ENTERTAINMENT Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus http://www.brightongmc.org/ Brighton & Hove's Actually Gay Men's Chorus http://www.actuallygmc.org/ Brighton & Hove's Actually Gay Women's Chorus http://www.actuallygwc.org/ Rainbow Chorus – Brighton and Hove's only LGBT choir http://www.rainbowchorus.org.uk/

  31. ENTERTAINMENT Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus http://egmc.co.uk/ London Gay Men's Chorus, Europe's largest gay men's choir http://www.lgmc.org.uk/ The Pink Singers – London’s LGBT Community Choir http://www.pinksingers.co.uk/

  32. ENTERTAINMENT Outbox LGB Theatre Company is an all gay theatre companyhttp://www.outboxlgb.com/ A guide to LGBT Theatre http://www.lgbttheatre.com/ VOICEOUT – Empowering the creative voice of the LGBTQ+ community through physical theatre http://www.voiceouttheatre.org/

  33. Faith and Spirituality http://www.lgcm.org.uk/ The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement http://changingattitude.org.uk/ A rainbow network within the Anglican Communionwww.sohomasses.com A community that welcomes LGBT Catholics http://questgaycatholic.org.uk/ A group for LGBT Catholicshttp://queeringthechurch.com/ A great site dedicated to ‘reality based theology’ by a man who says he is ‘Catholic, gay, partnered; a father and a grandfather.’

  34. Faith and Spirituality http://www.liberaljudaism.org/ Liberal Judaism http://qlgf.org.uk/ Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship http://www.imaan.org.uk/ A support group for LGBT Muslims http://www.sarbat.net/ A support group for LGBT Sikhs

  35. Faith and Spirituality http://www.jglg.org.uk/ Jewish Gay & Lesbian Group http://www.unitarian.org.uk/index.shtml The Unitarians and Free Christians http://www.urc.org.uk/resources.html The United Reformed Church produce some documents about LGBT issues GALHA promotes Humanism and LGBT equality http://www.galha.org/ http://www.sibyls.co.uk/ THE SIBYLS Christian Spirituality Group for Transgender People

  36. Faith and Spirituality BeitKlalYIsrael Are a liberal Jewish community who recognise the true diversity of Jewish experience and who welcome all new members and participants.07505 477 459 bkymailing@googlemail.com

  37. Faith and SpiritualityUS Sites SOULFORCE http://www.soulforce.org/resources/what-the-bible-says-and-doesnt-say-about-homosexuality/ ‘Soulforce is committed to relentless nonviolent resistance to bring freedom to lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer people from religious & political oppression.’ The Center For Affirming Theology http://www.affirmingtheology.com/ Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus http://progressivechristianity.org/

  38. FILM, CINEMA & DVD’s (LGBT) CINEMA QUEER PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO GAY FILMS http://www.cinemaqueer.com/review%20pages/index.html 50 Best Gay Movies according to Total Film http://www.totalfilm.com/features/50-best-gay-movies

  39. FILM, CINEMA & DVD’s (LGBT) Documentaries AIDS We Were Here(2011) Peccadillo Pictures. Common Threads – Stories from the Quilt (1989) Telling Pictures. GENERAL Before Stonewall (1984) Peccadillo Pictures. The Celluloid Closet (1995) Directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. How Hollywood has portrayed gay characters. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) Directed by Rob Epstein. The slaying of the first openly gay city official in the United States. The Naked Civil Servant (1975) Starring John Hurt as Quentin Crisp. An Englishman in New York (2009) Starring John Hurt as Quentin Crisp.

  40. FILM, CINEMA & DVD’s (LGBT) A Selection of Films Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Elena Undone (2010) NecarZadegan, Traci Dinwiddie. Directed by Nicole Conn. Latter Days (2004) Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey. Directed by C. Jay Cox. Love is the Devil (1998) Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig. Directed by John Maybury.Milk (2008) Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin.Directed by Gus Van Sant. Maurice (1987) Hugh Grant, James Wilby, Rupert Graves. Directed by James Ivory. Philadelphia (1993) Tom Hanks, Denzil Washington. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Prayers for Bobby (2009) Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny. Directed by Russell Mulcahy

  41. FILM, CINEMA & DVD’s (LGBT) A Selection of Films Shelter (2007) Brad Rowe, Trevor Wright. Directed by Jonah Markowitz. TransAmerica(2005) Felicity Huffman, Fionnula Flanagan, Kevin Zegers. Directed by Duncan Tucker. Victim (1961) Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Sims. Directed byBasil Dearden. Wilde (1997) Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Brian Gilbert.

  42. HATE CRIME A pocket guide to hate crime can be obtained from Edinburgh College http://www.ed-coll.ac.uk/uploaded/A%20Pocket%20Guide%20to%20Hate%20Crime%202011.pdf The Citizens Advice Bureau provide information about hate crime http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/discrimination_e/discrimination_hate_crime_e/what_are_hate_incidents_and_hate_crime.htm

  43. HATE CRIME Galop is a support group for the LGBT community on police related issues such as hate crime and sexual violence. http://www.galop.org.uk/ 020 7704 2040Bede House AssociationWe provide an advocacy service for victims of domestic abuse and hate crime. We cover the five main strands of hate crime, race, religion, sexual oreintation, gender identity and disabilityOperates around Greater London 020 237 9162 natashachopra@bedehouse.org.uk

  44. HEALTH – GeneralSEE ALSO HELP & ADVICE The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document is a resource for all those commissioning and delivering healthcare services in order to support the delivery of an equitable public health system. http://www.lgf.org.uk/policy-research/the-lgbt-public-health-outcomes-framework-companion-document/ GMFA is the gay men’s health charity and promotes a wide range of health initiatives http://www.gmfa.org.uk/ REGARD A self-help group that provides information, advice and support to LGBT disabled people and awareness about disability within the LGBT community secretary@regard.org.uk

  45. HEALTH – HIV and AIDS The Terrence Higgins TrustTHT is a national organisation devoted to improving sexual healthhttp://www.tht.org.uk/ THT Direct providing support, advice and information0808 802 1221 Avert is an international AIDs and HIV charity and has helpful sections on sex, sexuality and relationships. http://www.avert.org/ http://www.avert.org/gay-lesbian.htm http://www.avert.org/teens.htm

  46. HEALTH – HIV and AIDS MILDMAY INTERNATIONAL is a pioneering HIV charity operating in the UK, sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe. http://www.mildmay.org/home/ The Terrence Higgins Trust is a major UK based AIDS and HIV Charityhttp://www.tht.org.uk/ THT Direct 0808 802 1221 Yorkshire Mesmacprovides sexual and mental health services to the LGBT community http://mesmac.co.uk/ 0113 244 4209

  47. HEALTH – HIV and AIDS Sheffield based Centre for HIV & Sexual Healthhttp://www.sexualhealthsheffield.nhs.uk/

  48. HEALTH – HIV and AIDS US SitesAids.orgis a US site providing information and education http://www.aids.org/ Factsheets about HIV & AIDS available from the Centers for Disease Control http://cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets The NAMES Project Foundation is the custodian of TheAIDS Memorial Quilt weighing 54 tons and composed of more than 48,000 panels dedicated to more than 94,000 individuals http://www.aidsquilt.org/

  49. HEALTH – HIV and AIDSSome Reading Books Doty, Mark. (1996) Heaven’s Coast. London: Jonathan Cape. Monette, Paul. (1988) Borrowed Time.

  50. HEALTH – MENTAL HEALTH & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONSMany professional associations have policies or position statements about LGBT issues and may provide helpful booklets or fact sheets that can be downloaded British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy http://www.bacp.co.uk/ UK Council for Psychotherapyhttp://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/ Resources and information on UKCP's policies and campaigning work against reparative therapy http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/reparative_therapy.html British Psychological Societyhttp://www.bps.org.uk/