Sexual Orientation and the Law

This guide covers issues including marriage equality, employment and housing discrimination, child custody issues, and military policy.

Local LGBT Resources

LGBT Legal Associations

LGBT Archives and Historical Societies

These archives are great sources for historical LGBT materials that are difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere.  However, searching an archive is typically not very user-friendly as their mission tends to focus on preservation, rather than access.  Because of this, we recommend you speak with a librarian at the reference desk if you needing to find archival materials.  Frequently, the archive must be contacted personally to determine what is in their collection.

LGBT Civil Rights Organizations

LGBT blogs

These blogs do not have an exclusive focus on LGBT legal issues.  Regardless, they are often invaluable in following recent legal developments.  Frequently, these popular blogs report on LGBT legal events before mainstream media outlets.

LGBT media