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Introduction

There are times when we may wish to contribute to a project that involves making information more widely available to the public, and especially when a high level of ignorance (a lack of knowledge & understanding) has proven to be harmful.

This site has two interrelated information sections. One section is devoted to a major problem reported to exist in many western countries:

The high incidences of bisexual/gay/queer male suicidality
in adolescence and young adulthood

The second section is:

The 21 Subject Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer
Information Pages


GLBTQ Suicidality Information Is Requested

Information related to gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender and/or queer suicidality may include the following:

1. Your knowledge of a homosexually oriented and/or transgender person(s) who attempted to die by suicide, with only one other person - or maybe a few - knowing about the individual's homosexual or bisexual orientation and/or being transgender. This individual could be yourself. Note: being a person who is transgender does not necessarily mean they are easily detectable or known to others.

2. Your knowledge of someone homosexually oriented and/or transgender person(s) who died by suicide, but only one person - or maybe a few - knowing about the individual's homosexual or bisexual orientation and/or being transgender. The individual or one of the few knowing this could be yourself. You may also be aware of actions by yourself and/or others to keep this information from others, including family members.

3. Your knowledge of homosexually oriented and/or transgender person(s) - could be yourself - who attempted to die by suicide shortly after a relationship breakup with a person of the opposite-sex, the timing being strategic so that everyone would then believe that the unbearable pain of the relationship breakup - implying that one was heterosexual - was the reason for the suicide if death had been the outcome. However, the real reason for wanting to die was the unbearable pain or  total unacceptance of one's same-sex desires and/or one's transgender identity.

4. Related essay(s) that you may have written on the subject of GLBTQ suicidality (or related problems). Such essays would be evaluated and made available as a web page so that others may benefit from your work.

5. Should you have read a paper that is directly or indirectly related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and or transgender suicidality, and should you wish to write a summary of this paper (or have already done this), the submitted summary wil be evaluated, possibly edited for clarity, and placed in the resources. You name will be noted along with other information such as the date of submission, your email address, and where you live, if this is acceptable to you.

6. Should you have been seeking information related to gay,  lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer suicidality and surveyed this site, but then located information not available here, a notice of this information - via email - would be appreciated. Please include the title of the piece and its URL. Before sending, Google may also be used to to locate other copies of the piece to be referenced if a copy (or copies) is (are) available. In such cases, we supply "Alternate Links" with the referenced piece.  See Internet Seaching Tips.


GLBTQ Information Pages

The "Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual//Transgender/Queer/Questioning Information Pages" have the 21 Subject Headings listed below, with links to numerous web pages. Should you have encountered information that is not located on these pages, please send the title of the piece and the URL via email to:
 
Pierre Tremblay
Richard Ramsay

You may also have a special interest in one GLBTQ subject, or in a subject subcategory. If so, and should you wish to become involved in making related information available on the Internet, arrangements could be made so as to make this possible. For example, information related to GLBTQ issues in Northeast Asia is on one page. One web page, however, could be developed for one of the listed countries, such as Japan, Korea, China...
 


Soliciting "Drafts" of Published Papers


Full text papers / reports / articles on GLBTQ subjects have been made available on the Internet by some authors and web sites:

Arlene Istar Lev. - F. Kenneth Freedman. - Margaret Nichols & IPG Staff. - Michael Shernoff. - Gary Remafedi. - Susan Cochran & Vickie Mays (and Others). Gregory M. Herek and others. - The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review - Special Issue, 1996: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Education (Many Authors). - The International Journal of Transgenderism (Many Authors, Official Journal of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association: HBIGDA). - British Medical Journal GLBT Collection. - Other BJM Collection. - British Medical Journal. - Sexually Transmitted InfectionsWestern Journal of Medicine. - Evidence Based Nursing. - Lesbigay SIGnals. - Self-Help Psychology Magazine. - Australian Humanities Review Archive Index. - Sexuality.Org . - FindArticles.com.


However, the vast majority of information remains inaccessible to the general public, inluding people wanting to better understand sexual minority issues. This unfortunate situation is also replicated with respect to the public's access to even "minimum information" about published papers, such as their abstracts. Generally, in the social sciences, abstracts are only made available if one subscribes to the service (for a fee) or happens to be associated with a university with subscriptions to these services. Fortunately, The National Center for Biotechnology - via PubMed: The National Library of Medicine - makes all abstracts of indexed papers available to everyone online:

In the "Warning, Acknowledgments, Authors" section of the "GLBTQ Information Pages," it was reported that mainstream social science publication in the "Helping Professionals" (e.g. community psychology, education, family therapy, medicine, nursing, psychology and social work) have not been proactive with respect to publishing information that would provide a holistic understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and their contextual communities. Furthermore, the little that has been published is NOT available online, meaning that the general public is deprived of even minimum information. In an effort to help solve this problem we are requesting pre-publication "drafts" of published, soon-to-be published, or unpublished papers (e.g. papers presented at a conference) on any of the subjects covered on these web pages. Although these drafts will not be the exact version of the work published, they will be "educational" to all seeking related information and, for those wishing to have the published version of these papers, their acquisition should not be a major problem. Furthermore, making these drafts available will also serve as "advertisement," leading to the more likely acquisition of the published version of these papers by individuals throughout the world.
 

Richard Ramsay
Note: Should anyone be worried about others copying their work (plagiarism), this possibility is greatly reduced given that Google.com will be indexing all our web pages. Should a teacher or professor suspect that plagiarism has occurred, placing in quotations a selected line segment from an essay (or a few of these, one at the time) in Google's search window will locate the original work if the web page has been indexed by Google.
 

Request for "summaries" of papers or dissertations.

Receiving digital copies of summaries for published or soon-to-be-published papers or unpublished dissertations related to GLBTQ subjects will be greatly appreciated. These summaries may include properly referenced cited short excerpts from the paper or dissertation.
 
Richard Ramsay

Request for "abstracts" of papers or dissertations.

Receiving digital copies of abstracts for published or soon-to-be-published papers or unpublished dissertations related to GLBTQ subjects  will be greatly appreciated.
 
Richard Ramsay

Subjects Pages

The "21 Subjects Pages" form the bulk of the information made available. Each subject is listed below with links to the 4 parts making up each Subject Page: An Web Resource Section, A Bibliography (often with links to abstracts), Summaries & Abstracts, and Dissertation Abstracts. The Subjects (with related links) are:
 
 
COMMUNITY   ATTRIBUTES & PROBLEMS.***
HOMOSEXUALITY:  INNATE ?
LEARNED ?.
 OF COLOR: NORTH AMERICA
 & INTERNATIONAL.
IDENTITY  FORMATION 
&   COMING  OUT.
LESBIAN  &  BISEXUAL  FEMALES.
HOMO-PHOBIA / -NEGATIVITY & HETEROSEXISM.
BI-SEXUALITY.
K - 12 SCHOOL ISSUES.
TRANSGENDER-TS/TV.
MALE PROSTITUTION.
COUPLES,  FAMILIES &  ADOPTION, ABUSES.
AN EDUCATION FOR
PROFESSIONALS.
THE  ELDERLY.
COUNSELING & THERAPY.
RELIGION /SPIRITUALITY.
SUBSTANCE USE & ABUSE.
HIV / AIDS.
SUICIDE PROBLEMS.
QUEER or HOMO - HISTORY: ANCIENT TO RECENT.
THE MIDDLE EAST
and ASIA.*
LATIN-AMERICA and
AFRICA.**

*, **, *** : See Below - Access "Frames" Section

International Resources


*Countries from Asia to the Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean Region

Section A - Middle East to Central Asia: Central Asia: - Middle East / Eastern Mediterranean Region: - Iran -- Israel -- Palestine -- Lebanon -- Jordan -- Saudi Arabia -- Kuwait -- Iraq -- Bahrain -- Oman -- Yemen -- Syria -- Egypt -- Algeria -- Morocco-- Tunesia -- Turkey -- Cyprus-- General International Resources. -- Afghanistan -- Kazakhstan -- Kyrgyzstan -- Uzbekistan -- Turkmenistan -- Tajikistan.

Section B - South Asia: South Asia - Web Resources - Bibliographies - Books: - India - Films -- Bangladesh-- Nepal -- Sri Lanka -- Pakistan -- Bhutan -- Maldives.

Section C - Northeast Asia: - China - History - Films - Web Resources. -- Hong Kong - Films - Web Resources. -- Taiwan  - Films - Web Resources. -- Tibet -- Mongolia -- South Korea - Web Resources. -- Japan - History  - Films - Web Resources - Books.

Section D - Southeast Asia / Pacific Islands: Vietnam - Web Resources - Books. -- Thailand - Web Resources - Books. -- Singapore - Web Resources - Books. -- Malaysia - Web Resources - Books. -- Philippines - Web Resources - Books. -- Indonesia -- East Timor -- Laos -- Burma-- Brunei -- Guam -- Nauru -- General Asian Resources.
 

**Countries from Latin America, The Caribbean, and Africa

Section 2A - Latin America: Mexico - Cuba --- Caribbean: Jamaica - Trinidad / Tobago - Puerto Rico - Haiti - Martinique / Guadeloupe - Netherland Antilles - Cayman Islands - Bahamas - Bermuda - Saint Lucia --- Central America: Panama - Honduras - Belize - Costa Rica - Nicaragua - Guatemala - El Salvador --- South America: Brazil - Peru - Chile - Columbia - Argentina - Equador - Venezuela - Uruguay - Bolivia - Guyana - Paraguay --- Latin American / Caribbean Resources --- General International Resources.

Section 2B - Africa: South Africa - Kenya - Zambia - Namibia - Nigeria - Uganda - Burkina Faso - Botswana - Ivory Coast - Senegal - Egypt - Algeria- Morocco - Tunesia --- Angola - Benin - Burundi - Cameroon - Cape Verde --- Central African Republic - Chad - Comoros - Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of Congo --- Equatorial Guinea - Erithrea - Ethiopia - Gabon - Gambia -- Ghana - Guinea - Guinea Bissau - Lesotho - Liberia --- Ghana - Guinea - Guinea Bissau - Lesotho - Liberia --- Mauritius - Mozambique - Niger - Reunion - Rwanda --- Sao Tome and Principe - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Sudan - Swaziland - Tanzania - Togo --- General African Resources --- General International Resources.

***Community Attributes  &  Problems

Part 1: - Community / Culture / Pride - - The Arts  - - Publications & GLBT Book Listings - - Classism - - Ethnic / Race Issues & Racism - - Stereotypes? Negative Stereotypes? & Scapegoating  - - Sissyphobia / Transphobia / Effeminaphobia.

Part 2: - Anonymous / Near - Anonymous Public Sex / Promiscuity - - Intergenerational Relationships - - Sadomasochism - - 'Different', Not Fitting in, Community Rejection/Abuse, Being Fetishized - - Ableism: People With Disabilities - - Body Shape/Size & Other Attributes - - Rape and Sexual Abuse .

Part 3 (Individual Pages): - Bisexuality, Biphobia,  and Related Issues / Abuses - - The Elderly and Ageism - - Intimate Relationships - - Couples, Marriage & Adoption - - Violence in Relationships - - Drug / Alcohol Use / Abuse / Addiction .

Access "Frames" Section

Listing of the Published Full Text Papers / Reports / Articles Available Online In 21 Subjects

 
COMMUNITY   ATTRIBUTES & PROBLEMS.
HOMOSEXUALITY:  INNATE ?
LEARNED.
 OF COLOR: NORTH AMERICA
 & INTERNATIONAL.
IDENTITY  FORMATION 
&   COMING  OUT.
LESBIAN  &  BISEXUAL  FEMALES.
HOMO-PHOBIA / -NEGATIVITY & HETEROSEXISM.
BI-SEXUALITY.
K - 12 SCHOOL ISSUES.
TRANSGENDER-TS/TV.
MALE PROSTITUTION.
COUPLES,  FAMILIES &  ADOPTION, ABUSES.
AN EDUCATION FOR
PROFESSIONALS.
THE  ELDERLY.
COUNSELING & THERAPY.
RELIGION /SPIRITUALITY.
SUBSTANCE USE & ABUSE.
HIV / AIDS.
SUICIDE PROBLEMS.
QUEER or HOMO - HISTORY: ANCIENT TO RECENT.
THE MIDDLE EAST
and ASIA.
LATIN-AMERICA and
AFRICA.

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