Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

Alliance: connecting people and information to enhance understanding

As a diverse and inclusive campus, Indiana University East is dedicated to ensuring a safe and enriching environment for all its students. We also want to support students involved in educational events that present new information in interesting and engaging ways. IU East is fortunate to have an Alliance student organization that is hosting a variety of activities March 21-24:

March 21 discussion boards in all buildings

March 22 3:00 pm panel discussion in Vivian, preceded by reception at 2:30 in Meijer Artway

March 23 8:00-11:00 pm DJ & pizza for Gender Bender dance, in the Graf

March 24 8:00 pm – Annual Drag Show, Vivian auditorium


The LGBTQS Alliance helps create awareness on campus about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and straight issues in order to increase understanding of diversity. This student group promotes acceptance of all individuals. Their faculty advisor is education faculty Josh Tolbert.


The IU East Campus Library is committed to providing resources that discuss and relate to a variety of different subjects of interest to our students. We have a variety of LGBTQIA+ materials in the Campus Library collection, both online and print.


Our largest academic databases, ProQuest and Academic Search Premier, both include a wealth of LGBT materials. Between them, you can search 24 different academic journals, with areas of focus ranging from legal and social perspectives to the broad-based Gay and Lesbian Review (originally Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review). The journals to which Academic Search has provided access include Harvard Journal of Law and Gender; Sexualities; and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, which is concerned with pre-20th century and multinational LGBT studies. ProQuest’s titles lean toward social sciences and health, with journals such as Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services; Sexuality Research and Social Policy; and Journal of GLBT Family Studies. Academic Search Premier and ProQuest, and many other databases, are available through the library’s A-Z Database List.


In addition to academic journals, we also maintain a concise but insightful collection of LGBT print and online books. A sample of these books are on display in the library and are available for checkout. From histories on landmark LGBT figures such as Jeannette Howard Foster to comprehensive studies on watershed events like Stonewall, our collections encompass a thoughtful, well-chosen selection of materials. Additionally, the collection maintains works that cover sexuality in general, which include LGBT issues as part of their contents.


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Aside from IU East’s collection, the open web includes some references that may prove beneficial. The GLBTQ Encyclopedia project, which built 789 entries over a variety of personages and topics related to LGBT life and history, ended in 2015, but all of the entries unique to the encyclopedia remain accessible to the public., a grant-funded project by historian Jonathan Ned Katz, contains a wealth of links, oral histories and historical essays to broaden knowledge of LGBT American history from the founding of the US to the present. With regard to health issues, the Centers for Disease Control have developed a set of resources dedicated to LGBT issues. LGBT groups have been active in politics for decades as well, advancing LGBT causes through organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the National Center for Transgender Equality. Social advocacy groups can also be found online, such as the Trevor Project, focused on preventing suicide, and It Gets Better, which is dedicated to improving the lives of young LGBT people.


The IU East Campus Library is a welcoming and engaging area for all students, with many staff members having participated in Safe Zone training. We in the library are eager to foster student exploration and learning through materials on-and off-campus. Want to learn more? We’re here:


Selected List of LGBT materials at IU East:


LGBT journals:

Via ProQuest

Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling

Journal of Bisexuality

Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review

Journal of Lesbian Studies

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services

Journal of Homosexuality

Journal of GLBT Family Studies

Culture, Health and Sexuality

International Journal of Sexual Health

Studies in Gender and Sexuality

Sexuality Research and Social Policy


Via Academic Search Premier

Sexuality and Culture


Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide

Gender Studies and Research


Lesbian News

Lesbian Review of Books

GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies

Harvard Journal of Law and Gender

Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice



Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide

Transgender History

A Queer History of the United States

The First Time I Met Frank O’Hara

Gay in America

Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Howard Foster


Open access journals:

Transgender Health

Dukeminier Awards Journal (compiles best LGBT legal scholarship)

Sexuality, Gender and Policy Journal


Open web reliable resources:

glbtq Archive (the glbtq Encyclopedia Project)

CDC: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health links

Out of the Past: 400 Years of Lesbian and Gay History in America (PBS series)

LGBT History Month site

Understanding Prejudice

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