We have created a Resource Center for the GLBT community at FSC.  In this Resource Center you can find books and movies, both fiction and non-fiction, about GLBT related issues.  You can find the Resource Center in the office of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs in Kim Dexter's office. If one wishes to view the library please email Kim Dexter @ beforehand to arrange a time to view the collection.

On Campus Resources

10% Alliance and Allies
Meetings Tuesdays at 430 in College Center 216 (behind the forum)

FSC Counseling Center
Health and Wellness Center
(508) 626-4640

Net Resources (GLBT 101): Human Rights Campaign                 
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

HRC seeks to improve the lives of GLBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for GLBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other GLBT organizations.
Boston’s GLBT Speakers’ Bureau - the first GLBT Speakers’ Bureau in the nation!  SpeakOut TV   
SpeakOut TV is a live weekly cable television call-in show hosted by volunteer members of SpeakOut. The program features conversations with special guests about a variety of topics pertaining to the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. SpeakOut TV airs every Tuesday on Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) Television, Channel 9, from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. More than 115,000 households in Boston subscribe to cable television, representing close to 400,000 viewers. Viewers may call in to the show to ask questions of the host or guests. The live call-in number is (617) 973-4848. (Viewers with a caller ID block on their phones must first dial *82.) EDGE Boston                                   
EDGE is a group of writers, artists and promoters dedicated to the goal of presenting news and information to the GLBT community in a fair, entertaining, non-conglomerate format. PlanetOut                                         PlanetOut Inc. is the leading global media and entertainment company exclusively serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. provides entertainment news, national news, and LGBT community networking opportunities. IN Newsweekly                              
IN Newsweekly is distributed to over 650 locations throughout all six New England states but is also accessible on the web and contains local news. Bay Windows                                  
Bay Windows is New England’s largest LGBT newspaper.

Net Resources (Making Connections and Health Resources):

Pride Sports       
Boston’s Gay and Lesbian athletics alliance – they have the goal of promoting athletics in the Greater Boston area. P-FLAG               Provides resources for gay youth and their families and friends. Gay Youth Resource            
A website by and for GLBTQ youth - taking a holistic approach to exploring sexual health and issues of concern. GLAD                            
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.Fenway Community Health          
For more than thirty-five years, Fenway Community Health has been working to improve the physical and mental health of our community, especially those who are traditionally underserved like lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, women, those living with HIV/AIDS, and people from communities of color. Commission for GLBT Youth              “The Friends,” as we’re known to many in the Massachusetts GLBT community, fights for the GLBT youth of Massachusetts by funding and orchestrating the annual Youth Pride Celebration as well as our Mini-Grant program to Gay-Straight Alliances statewide. We will continue to work ensure the safety of GLBT youth in the schools and communities in Massachusetts to reduce suicide, violence, encounters with weapons, and harassment. Boston Ally Gay and Bi Youth                        The BostonAlliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth provides weekly and monthly social activities and special events for people ages 22 and under. These activities provide an opportunity for youth to socialize, have fun and develop a sense of personal and community identity. BAGLY has a Halloween Dance, Winter Ball, and the world's first and largest LGBT Prom. BAGLY also has HIV, STD, Drugs, and Alcohol education and prevention programs in place. We actively educate and empower youth in making wise decisions regarding their health. Gay Youth Stories       
Gay and lesbian youth write their personal stories, including coming out stories and struggles they have encountered.  Bullying in Schools
This information on bullying in schools comes from the National Mental Health Association and also lists additional resources. GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The website includes contacts for local chapters and information about starting GSAs (Gay Straight Alliances) in schools. Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. We educate the public, lobby state and local government, encourage political activism, and empower community members through collective action. Intersex Society of North America             The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

GLBT Elderly:

LGBT Aging Project               The LGBT Aging Project of Massachusetts advocates for changes in laws and policies, including an end to the exclusion of same-gender couples from civil marriage. The Project also provides training and assistance to fair-minded aging service providers throughout the state, and offers a framework for lgbt seniors and their friends and family who want to speak out for themselves. Ethos - (617) 522-6700       Ethos is dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and well-being among the elderly and disabled through quality, affordable, and culturally-appropriate home and community-based care.   Primetimers – (617) 447-2344 The purpose of our organization is to provide mature gay and bisexual men, and their admirers, with opportunities to come together in a supportive atmosphere to enjoy social, educational, and recreational activities. Stonewall Communities – (781) 853-0986 Stonewall Communities is a non-profit organization that was created to better understand and advocate for the needs of older lesbians, gay men, and their friends. We strive to support and enhance the well-being and independence of gay men and lesbians in their choice to age at home or in a Stonewall community. We are committed to creating community among older lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender individuals by creating residential, educational, social and supportive opportunities.

Books and Suggested

Transgender Interest:
Atkins, Dawn. Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities. HarringtonPark Press, 1998. Blackwood, Evelyn. Female Desires: Same Sex Relations and Transgender Practices Across Cultures. ColumbiaUniversity Press, 1999. Bornstein, Kate. Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us.  New York: Vintage Books, 1995. Bullough, Bonnie. Gender Blending: Transvestism (Cross-Dressing), Gender Hersey, Androgyny, Religion & the Cross-Dresser, Transgender Healthcare, Free Expression, Sex. Prometheus Books, 1993. Califia, Pat. Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1997. Devor, Holly. FTM: Female-To-Male Transsexuals in Society. Bloomington: IndianaUniversity Press, 1997. Feinberg, Leslie. Stone Butch Blues. Firebrand Books, 1993. Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue. Beacon Press, 1998. Feinberg, Leslie Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Beacon Press, 1997. Mackenzie, Gordone. Transgender Nation. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling GreenStateUniversity Popular Press, 1994. Mallon, Gerald P., DSW (ed.), Social Services with Transgendered Youth, 2000. Nataf, Zachary I. Lesbians Talk Transgender. Scarlet Press, 1996. Scholinski, Daphne. The Last Time I Wore a Dress. Riverhead Press, New York, 1997. Wilchins, Riki Anne. Read My Lips. IthacaNew York, 1997. Wood, Diane. Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton. Mariner Books, 1999.

Bisexual Interest

Harris, E. Lynn. Invisible Life: A Novel. Anchor Books, 1994. Harris, E. Lynn. Just As I Am: A Novel. Anchor Books, 1995. Harris, E. Lynn. And This Too Shall Pass: A Novel. Anchor Books, 1997. Hutchins, Loraine, ed. Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out. Alyson Publications, 1991. Kerr, M.E. "Hello," I Lied. HarperCollins Children's Books, 1997. Klein, Fritz, MD (ed.), Journal of Bisexuality, 2000. Lopez, Erika. Flaming Iguanas. Scribner, 1998. Rodi, Robert. Drag Queen. Plume Books, 1996. Savin-Williams, Ritch C. And Then I Became Gay: Young Men's Stories. Routledge, 1997.


Gay Interest

Ehrenstein, David. Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-1998. William & Morrow and Co., 1998. Merla, Patrick. Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories. Avon      Books, 1997. Tejirian, Edward J., PhD, Male to Male, 2000. Tobias, Andrew, Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up, 1998. Woog, Dan. Jocks: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes. Alyson Publications, 1998. Windmeyer, Shane L., ed. Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity. Alyson Publications, 1998.


Lesbian Interest

Elwin, Rosamund. Tongues on Fire. Women’s Press, 1998. Faderman, Lillian, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, 1991. Kobayashi, Tamai. Exile and the Heart. Women’s Press, 1998. Moore, Lisa C. (ed.), Does Your Mama Know?, 1997. Wilson, Barbara. Salt Water and Other Stories. Alyson Publications, 1999. Seyda, Barbara and Diana Herrera, Women in Love, 1998.       

Religious Interest
Stuart, Elizabeth. Religion is a Queer Thing. Pilgrim Press, 1998. Tigert, Leanne McCall. Coming Out While Staying In: Struggles and Celebrations of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in the Church. United Church Press, 1999.


Jennings, Kevin. Becoming Visible: Telling Tales Out of School (1998) Mastoon, Adam. The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating the Lives of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Young People. Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1997.

General InterestBass, Ellen and Kate Kaufman. Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies. HarperCollins, 1996. DeCecco, John P., PhD (ed.), Journal of Homosexuality, 2000. Gray, Mary L. In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth. Haworth Press, 1999. Hogan, Steve and Lee Hudson, Completely Queer, 1998. Owens, Robert E. Jr., Ph.D. Queer Kids: The Challenge and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth. Pardie, Lynn, PhD and Tracy Luchetta, PhD (ed.), The Construction of Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men, 1999. Shepard, Curtis F., Ph.D., et al. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Campus Organizing.         Fiction:
Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina. Plume Books, 1993. Beam, Joseph, ed. In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology. Alyson Publications, 1986. Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle. Bantam Books, 1983. Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name. Crossing Press, 1983. Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice. Dover Publications, 1995. Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. Washington Square Press, 1998.

Bauer, Marion Dane (ed.), Am I Blue?, 1994. Gray, Mary L., PhD, In Your Face, 1999. Jennings, Kevin (ed.), Becoming Visible, 1994. Marcus, Eric, What If Someone I Know Is Gay?, 2000. Schifter, Jacobo and Johnny Madrigal (eds.), The Sexual Construction of Latino Youth, 2000. Singer, Bennett (ed.), Growing Up Gay / Growing Up Lesbian, 1994.


Gottlieb, Andrew R., PhD, Out of the Twilight, 2000. Lipkin, Arthur, Understanding Homosexuality, 1999. Ryan, Caitlin and Donna Futterman, Lesbian and Gay Youth, 1998. Woog, Dan, Friends and Family, 1999. Yelland, Nicole (ed.), Gender in Early Childhood, 1998.

Day, Francis Ann, Lesbian and Gay Voices, 2000. Gillespie, Peggie (ed.), Love Makes A Family, 1999. GLSEN, At Issue: Marriage, 2000. PFLAG, Our Trans Children, 1998. Sears, James and Walter Williams, Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia, 1997.


Youth: Gay Youth, Pam Walton, 1995. Out!  Making Schools Safe for Gay Teens (student video), The Attainment Co., 1999. Trevor, Peggy Rajski, 1998.


Straight From the Heart, Woman Vision, 1994.
It’s Elementary, Women’s Educational Media, 1995. Out!  Making Schools Safe for Gay Teens (staff video), The Attainment Co., 1999. Outside The Lines, ESPN and GLSEN, 2000. That’s a Family, Women’s Educational Media, 2000.