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Websites and evaluation
The websites you will find on this page were specifically selected by the Library in consultation with your professor to support your research. As a result, you can trust that they will be reliable sources of information.
However, it is important that you always think critically about any source you use. This is particularly important when using sources that you have found on the internet. To help you with this, the College has developed a simple test, the PAARC test, that you can use with any resource.
Below is a list of selected reputable websites with a variety of resources related to Gender and Sex/uality Studies, organized by location.
Canadian Aids Society - CAS (Website)
"CAS represents community-based HIV/AIDS organizations across the country. Our objective is to strengthen the response to HIV/AIDS in Canada and enrich the lives of people and communities living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS."
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity - CCGSD (Website)
"The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms on a national level through services in the areas of education, health, and advocacy. Our resources and programming can be used to uplift gender and sexual minorities, as well as give them tools to wider populations in building allyship."
Egale - Equal Not Other (Website)
"Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias."
Government of Canada: Rights of LGBTI persons (Website)
This page goes over the rights of LGBTI persons in Canada, and lists related resources.
Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada - LGLC (Website)
"Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada (LGLC) reconfigures two books, Don McLeod’s chronologies Lesbian and Gay Liberation In Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, Volume 1, 1964-1975, and Volume 2, 1976-1981, as a data set allows users to explore the people, places, events, and publications that defined Canadian gay liberation history."
United States of America:
American Psychological Association: LGBTQ (Website)
The American Psychological Association (APA) has created an online guide to learn more about and answer questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Select one of the links on this page to find out more information about that topic.
American Sexual Health Association - ASHA (Website)
"Sexuality is a normal, healthy, and positive aspect of human life. The American Sexual Health Association (a.k.a. ASHA) believes that everyone has the right to information and services that will help them be sexually healthy. We aim to provide resources and information that is reliable, science-based, and stigma-free."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Sexual Health (Website)
The CDC Sexual Health website aims to support healthy sexuality for all with a variety of online informational resources, including data and statistics.
Equality Now (Website)
"At Equality Now, we believe in creating a just world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys. We tackle the most difficult issues, challenge ingrained cultural assumptions and call out inequality wherever we see it. Social change often begins with legal change and so we use the power of the law to create enduring equality for women and girls everywhere."
ILGA World (Website)
"ILGA World – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association - is a worldwide federation of more than 1,700 organisations from over 160 countries and territories campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex human rights."
OECD: Gender Equality (Website)
"The OECD Gender Initiative examines existing barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. This website monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non- OECD countries and provides good practices based on analytical tools and reliable data."
The Pleasure Project (Website)
The Pleasure Project is the world’s leading organisation putting the sexy into safer sex since 2004. Our objective is to get sex educators hooked on talking dirty and to embrace desire, joy, happiness, and pleasure when it comes to sex education. We can have safer sex if we know how to have good sex. The Pleasure Project wants to provide sex education with the emphasis on ‘sex’, not ‘education’.
United Nations Research Guides: Women and Gender Equality (Website)
The United Nations Library in Geneva has created a Research Guide on the topic of Women and Gender Equality. Many of the resources (e.g. statistics, websites, treaties) are freely available online.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health - WPATH (Website)
"The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health."