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Safe Zone Homepage

Safe Zone educates JMU faculty, staff, and students about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning individuals (LGBTQIQ) and their loved ones.


Dr. Kessler Memorial

Web Links

    American Psychological Association - "Answers to Your Questions about Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality"
    Siecus Fact Sheets on Sexual Orientation and Identity - This site includes definitions of sexuality, origins and characteristics of sexual orientation, civil liberties and discrimination, and information about the military.

Higher Education:
    Campus Resource Centers for LGBT Directors and Centers
    LGBT Scholarship Resources and Links - LGBT specific financial aid information

Know Yours Rights…:
    Equality Virginia - is a statewide, non-partisan lobbying, education and support network for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and straight allied (GLBT) communities in Virginia.
    Human Rights Campaign - Find out what's happening regarding LGBT legislation
    Gay and Lesbian Politics - Get in touch with the right people and be heard
    Out Proud - The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Youth, publisher of QueerAmerica books
    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - The place to go for LGBT activists
    Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund - The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS
    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation - GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination “

Local Organizations:
    JMU Harmony - Harmony is a JMU student run organization that focuses on gay and lesbian issues. The group consists not only of gay and lesbian students who feel the need for personal support, but also of any students who are supportive of gay rights.
    STAND in the Valley - A website which purpose is to create a safe, affirming, and fun environment where members are empowered to reach their full potential while embracing diversity and the inherent worth of every person.
    Shenandoah Valley Gay and Lesbian Association - The SVGLA’s purpose is to create a safe, affirming, and fun environment where members are empowered to reach their full human potential.

    The Advocate – “The award winning LGBT news site.”
    Gay Today – It “stands at the cutting edge of communication with the GLBT community for the new millennium.”
    Oasis – Is an online LGBT magazine featuring news, poetry, and a forum
    PlanetOut – “PlanetOut Inc. is a leading global online media company offering consumer services, news and entertainment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.”
    The Washington Blade – “the weekly news source for Washington’s large and visible Gay community.”

    On Religious Tolerance and Homosexuality
    • Denominational Organizations for LGBT People
      o Integrity (Episcopal) o The Anglican Pages of Louie Crew - Comprehensive pages and links for homosexuality and faith
      o Dignity (Roman Catholic)
      o Evangelicals Concerned

Youth and Parenting:
    COLAGE - Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere - a group that is dedicated to providing resources for the children of one or more gay parents.
    Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – PFLAG is a national organization for parents, friends and families of lesbians and gays. It provides an extensive selection of resources both for parents and for those who are exploring their sexual orientation.
    Youth Resource Directory - HUGE youth link library, good starting point