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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer LGBTQ Resources and Studies

Selected Resources for LGBTQ Studies and Research

LGBTQ People and the Church

"I love church and the feelings it brings out, but it's like a line from the play: "How do you embrace something that doesn't embrace you?" How do you separate spirituality from religion? I still haven't really worked that out in my life. There's a couple of break-up scenes in the play, but none is as painful as breaking with the church."

Playright Del Shores, excerpt from interview in Creative Loafing
April 11, 2007

Ex-Gay and Reparative Therapies

For more than a quarter-century, the major professional associations of mental health practitioners and researchers in the United States have recognized that homosexuality is not a mental illness. They are highly critical of attempts to change sexual orientation. The American Psychiatric Association's official web site notes that: "There is no published scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of 'reparative therapy' as a treatment to change one’s sexual orientation, nor is it included in the APA's Task Force Report,Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders.

from Facts About Attempts to Change Sexual Orientation

Selected Web Sites and Descriptions

Selected Books in the Library