Causes in Common: Resources
Two, Issues, Common Bonds:LGBT Rights and Reproductive Freedom
The factsheet produced by Lambda Legal gives a predominantly legal overview of the connections between reproductive rights and LGBT rights.
Crossing the Lines: Reproductive Rights as a Queer Issue
This article produced by Choice USA looks at how reproductive and queer rights are intertwined.
A New Vision for Advancing our Movement for Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, and Reproductive Justice
This article from Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice provides an excellent overview of the differences between reproductive health, reproductive rights and reproductive justice.
Distributed in 2007 at the US Social Forum, this collection of essays from different reproductive rights, health, LGBT, environmental, legal, AGRT and media-focused organizations deals with what reproductive justice means.
Lesbians are Women Too
Lesbians are Women Too was made by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and consists of three fact sheets on the status of African-American, Hipanic/Latina, and Asian Pacific American lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women.
Timeline of Significant US Reproductive Rights Events
How have reproductive rights evolved in the United States? Planned Parenthood of Northeast Pennsylvania offers a quick list of the major events that have gotten us to where we are.
Class Issues in Reproduction
A presentation by Terry Boggis at the Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International Conference on July 25, 1997.
Public Funding For Abortion Map (pdf)
This map shows the states which voluntarily provide public funding for abortion, those which are forced via court order to provide public funding, and those which restrict public funding for abortion.
Judicial Nominations Awareness Campaign: Latinas for Justice
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health's Judicial Nominations page looks at the importance of the Supreme Court.
Major U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on Reproductive Health and Rights (1965-2006)
Provides a good chronology of reproductive rights cases from 1965-2006.
State Policies on Sex and STD/HIV Education
Provides a state-by-state list of policy requirements for sex education.
The Rights of LGBT Public Employees
A factsheet outlining the laws against discrimination of LGBT public workers.
Administration for Children & Families (ACF) | Welfare Reform
The page includes links to important documents used to determine welfare status as well as links to research and information pages. Also, its fact sheet on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) describes some of the regulations put into place in August of 1996 with "The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act," also known as Clinton era welfare reform.
Common Ground: Why Welfare Reform is a Queer Issue
An article by Joseph N. Defilippis, Common Ground looks at the way that welfare reform policies harm queer people and the manner in which political strategies used by the right align to impact both LGBT people and welfare recipients.
Leaving Our Children Behind: Welfare Reform and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community
Sean Cahill and Ken Jones analyze the impact of welfare reform on the queer community.
Same-Sex Marriage is a Feminist Issue
The National Organization for Women outlines the intersections between the feminist movement and the struggle for marriage equality.
Marriage Equality USA | Get the Facts
Marriage Equality USA gives an intense look at the evolution and changing nature of marriage with fact sheets about its history, the rights it confers, and recent public opinions about it.
Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients (pdf)
A resource for service providers to create a welcoming environment for LGBT patients.
Proving Transgender-Inclusive Healthcare Services (pdf)
A manual by Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes.
A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment of LGBT Individuals (pdf)
A resource for providers of substance abuse treatment.
Emergency Contraception—The Basics
This Planned Parenthood sheet gives a basic outline of Emergency Contraception—both Emergency Contraception Pills (ECP's) and Intrauterine Devices (IUD's).
This page offers a list of frequently asked questions about emergency contraception, including what types there are, how it works, and whether it's effective.
Emergency Contaception: A Practitioner's Guide
Provides information on different types of emergency contraception including prescriptions and dosages.
FDA's Plan B
In August of 2006, The Food and Drug Administration approved Emergency Contraception for over-the-counter sales. Read their press release.
Eligiblity Determination for Donors of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products
This 191-page document is the Food and Drug Administration's regulations that bans men who have engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years from being an anonymous sperm donor.
Rainbow Flag Health Services
North America's only gay sperm bank, Rainbow Flag Health Services offers a list of service and information on how to become a donor.
What is Abortion?
Basic information from Planned Parenthood explaining abortion.
What Every Physician Needs to Know about Abortion Methods (pdf)
A resource guide for physicians provided by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.
The SIECUS Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
The SIECUS Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: K-12 are a framework to promote and facilitate the development of comprehensive sexuality education programs.
Campaign to End AIDS: Training Kit
This resource, released by CHAMP: Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project, is for organizers who are looking to include HIV/AID’s in their activism.
Abstinence-Only "Sex" Education
A Planned Parenthood primer on the harms of abstinence-only sex education, the article lays out some of the dis-information produced by conservatives to promote an ideology rather than reduce risks.
The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs—"The Waxman Report"
The Waxman Report evaluates the content of abstinence-only education.
A primer on the basics of abstinence-only education from Advocates for Youth.
proudparenting.com is a e-community that caters to LGBT parents and thier children.
Custody Resource Sheet
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston's paper on the need for and the how to of establishing safeguards for families that don't conform to legal definitions.
A primer to human rights and their current state in the U.S.
Specific examples of applying international human rights framework in domestic courts.
Principles for applying international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Assisted Reproductive and genetic technologies (ARGT)
This article offers an overview of current developments and also addresses the issues beyond pure access surrounding ARGTs.
Published in Bitch, this article discusses the marketing of AGRTs to LGBT families and its implications.
Hate/bias violence and state violence
Reproductive health services
Global reproductive issues
60% of young people living with HIV worldwide are female. This article examines the intersections of age and violence with HIV/AIDS among women.
An explanation of how the global gag rule has dramatically lessened the effectiveness of U.S. HIV/AIDS relief globally.
For every two people treated by PEPFAR, five more will be infected with HIV. Scott Swenson of RH Reality Check tells us why PEPFAR isn't working and how to fix it.
The National Center for Transgender Equality's list of ideas for increasing acceptence and awareness of non gender-conforming people.
Written by the National Center for Transgender Equality, this guide helps organizations to make sure that the T in LGBT is fully included in their programming.
Julia Serano, transgender activist and author of Whipping Girl, takes a look at cissexism and misogyny in the way transwomen are portrayed in the media.
This primer from The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health explains the connections between immigration reform and reproductive rights.
Progressive faith communities
Comprehensive sex ed and advice for teens, including essays, articles, and forums.
The Pro-Choice Public Education Project's recent report on young African-American and Latina women and their reproductive rights.
A New York City based organization for LGBTQ youth of color aiming to build their leadership, community, and communication.
The LGBTQ youth drop-in center of Queens. Offers educational and after-school programs.
The Center's youth education and services program for young people ages 13-21.
A collection of resources on comprehensive sex-ed and LGBTQ issues.
Educating and training the next generation of leaders in the reproductive justice movemnt.
A foundation supporting young women and transgender youth.