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LGBTQ+ Resources

RESPECT Team

The purpose of the RESPECT Team is to provide impacted parties of bias incidents opportunities to be heard and supported; understand and respond to situations that affect the University of Florida; educate and inform the community; and create awareness of ignorance and intolerance. The RESPECT Team provides services to witness(es), bystander(s), targeted individual(s), offender(s), or a member(s) of the community. The RESPECT Team does not investigate, adjudicate, or take the place of other UF processes or services. Rather, the RESPECT team complements and works with campus entities to connect impacted parties and communities with appropriate support and resources.


Smathers Libraries LGBTQ+ Open Resources

A Guide to Openly Accessible Resources at the University of Florida libraries.


George A. Smathers Libraries Digital Library LGBTQIA Collection

The University of Florida’s Digital LGBTQIA+ Collection consists of varied materials including bulletins, journals, magazines, newsletters, and newspapers, photographs and assorted ephemera published by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) organizations supporting the State of Florida’s LGBTQIA+ community.


Smathers P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History’s Florida LGBTQ+ Collection

The P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History has started a new collection on LGBTQ+ publications in Florida, focusing on newspapers or periodicals published during the 1970s and 1980s.

The collection first came together around an 18-month run of the Miami-based The Weekly News (TWN) for 1980 and 1981. Originally published by the Dade County Coalition for Human Rights, TWN advocated for the 1977 passage of a basic Gay Rights regulation in South Florida prohibiting discrimination in housing and employment.


Tamara Cohen LGBT Resource Library

To check out materials from the Tamara Cohen LGBTQ Resource Library, individuals need to take the item(s) they would like to check out to one of our student ambassadors or LGBTQ Affairs staff member. An ambassador or LGBT Affairs staff member will be able to assist you and check out the items for you. Checkouts last for 2 weeks.

J. Wayne Reitz Union Suite 2210, UF Campus
Contact: lgbtq@multicultural.ufl.edu
Phone and Hours: 352-294-7851 / 8am-5pm, M-F


Women’s & Gender Studies LGBTQI Resources

Women’s and Gender Studies research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender, its function in cultures and societies, and its intersections with race and class.

Very large collection of links related to LGBTQ+ studies and research.


Smathers Libraries’ Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: LGBTQ+

The mission of this committee is to promote intercultural understanding and acceptance among library users and library staff by educating, empowering, and creating self-awareness in the context of a global society. Leveraging the Libraries’ expertise, programs, collections, and services will foster an environment of inclusion and equality with fairness, appreciation for individual differences, and respect for all. (UF Library Guides)


Library of Congress LGBTQIA+ Studies: A Resource Guide

Welcome to the LGBTQIA+ Studies Resource Guide. This guide offers an introduction to the LGBTQIA+ collections of the Library of Congress. The Library collects at the research level in the area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) studies. Library holdings are particularly strong in LGBTQIA+ politics, history, literature and the performing arts. This guide is organized by subject, format, and time period. Have a question? Submit your query to the Library of Congress Ask a Librarian Service, and our LGBTQIA+ Studies Librarian will assist you.


Health Information Resources for Diverse Populations: LGBTQ+

This libguide, maintained by UF’s Health Science Center Library, is on health information resources that are specifically designed for use by non-health professionals; i.e. patients and community members.


Career Connections Center’s LGBTQ Career Community

The Career Connections Center is here to help you no matter what stage of the career development process you may be in currently. We understand that career paths and work place cultures can vary greatly, in both openness of and resources available for LGBTQ employees. We are here to assist you at all stages of the career development process. On this page you will find customized resources for UF’s LGBTQ students and alumni


Lavender Living Learning Community

The Lavender Living Learning Community in partnership with the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Research will be located in the Springs Complex.
This community will serve as the University of Florida’s gender inclusive housing option and as a living learning community for LGBTQ+ students and students in the Theories of Politics and Sexualities major and minor concentrations through the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies.

We invite you to consider joining us in this exciting new LLC, beginning Summer B or Fall 2021.


Truth Wins Out

Truth Wins Out educates the world on the harm caused by destructive “ex-gay” conversion programs, while fighting to eliminate anti-LGBTQ prejudice and discrimination. We believe that genuine freedom and contentment derive from authenticity and living one’s truth.