LGBTQIA Resources

Articles and Databases

Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Search EverythingUse the "Search Everything" tab on the Library’s homepage to search across all library collections, including books, ebooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, and other publications.

Academic Search Complete
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.

LGBTQ+ Source with Full Text

Database provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications as well as historically important primary sources, monographs, magazines as well as newspapers. This database also includes a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus.

Social Sciences Full Text

Articles from peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and trade publications in the following subjects: addiction studies, anthropology, community health & medical care, communications, economics, environmental studies, ethics, family studies, gender studies, geography, international relations, law, mass media, minority studies, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public welfare, social work, urban studies and more.

Proquest Research Library
Articles from academic journals, trade publications, and magazines across many subjects, including business.



Print Books

Search for books in the Library's catalog. Also find print materials via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc.

  • Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Students may check out up to ten books at a time for 16 weeks with an FSC ID.
  • Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.


Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Student Resources

Campus Mental Health Services

Campus Mental Health Services (CMHS) provides a wide range of professional counseling services to all students. These services are free. Accepted standards for confidentiality are followed at all times. Counseling is offered for individuals, couples, and groups. The effort is made to arrange meeting times that will fit with a student's academics schedule.

FSC LGBTQIA+ Support & Inclusivity

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is committed to ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for all members of the FSC community, including our LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners. I invite you to engage in the creation and maintenance of a healthy, supportive, inclusive, and affirming environment for FSC's LGBTQIA+ community.


FSC recognizes and  celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion as foundations for 1) comprehensive recruitment and retention, 2) curriculum development, 3) collaborative governance and administrative planning and leadership, and 4) diverse campus activities and programs.  The college cultivates a campus population that reflects the rich diversity of our global society while fostering a climate that provides educational, cultural, and economic opportunity.  

When I Came Out

Every day across the world, people are coming out — to themselves, to friends, to family, to strangers, as gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning. And every story is unique. Some are funny. Some are disappointing. Some are inspiring. Some are heartbreaking. This is a place for your story. When you took that brave step and said, “This is who I am.”

Associations & Organizations


ACLU - LGBT Rights

The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

Advocates for Youth-GLBTQ

Advocates for Youth envisions a society in which all young people are valued, respected and treated with dignity; sexuality is accepted as a healthy part of being human; and youth sexual development is normalized  and embraced.

AFFA-Alliance For Full Acceptance

To achieve, nurture, and defend equality and full acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Genders & Sexualities Alliances, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. 

GSLEN-Gay Straight Lesbian Education Network

GSLEN Programs

Human Rights Campaign | LGBT Rights

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world.

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)

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.

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Learn more about our work.

National LGBT Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues.

NOH8 Campaign

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. 

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998. It focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. 

Gender Identity, Pronouns, Terms

LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary

The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIA+ Resource Center) is to provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, cissexism/trans oppression/transmisogyny, heterosexism, monosexism, and allosexism.

LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for Health Care Teams

The Education Center specializes in providing national training and technical assistance (T/TA) to health centers in order to optimize access to quality health care for LGBTQIA+ populations.


A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.

Understanding Pronouns is a practical resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language.

Gender-Variant Identities Around the World (Nonbinary Wiki)

Two-Spirit - Indian Health Services


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