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LGBTQ: Current Topics

This guide is designed to help get you started with your library research in LGBT / GLBT / queer studies.

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Conversion Therapy

The keywords below can be used to find articles about Conversion Therapy:

  • “Conversion Therapy” + Gay or LGBT
  • “Reparative Therapy” + Gay or LGBT
  • “Aversive Treatments” + Gay or LGBT
  • “Behavioral Modification” + Gay or LGBT
  •  “Ex-gay ministry”
  • “Restored Hope Network"

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Transgender Rights

The keywords below can be used to find articles about Transgender Rights:

  • Transgender + Rights
  • "Sex Discrimintation"
  • "Political Opposition" + "Transgender"
  • "Political Support" + "Transgender"
  • "Gender Identity" + Rights or Discrimination
  • "Government Policy" + Transgender or "Gender Identity"
  • "Equal Rights" + LGBT

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Gender Issues in Schools

The keywords below can be used to find articles about Gender Nonconforming Children in Schools:

  • "Gender Identity" + Schools
  • "Transgender Children" + School or Education
  • "Gender Identity" or "Transgender Children" + Social Pressure or Bullying
  • Gender Identity Laws" + Schools
  • "LGBT Policy" + Schools

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Healthcare

The keywords below can be used to find articles about LGBT Healthcare:

  • LGBT + Healthcare
  • Transgender + Healthcare
  • LGBT + "Health Crisis"
  • Transgender + "Health Crisis"
  • LGBT + "Discrimination in medical care"
  • LGBT + "Health Care Industry"
  • LGBT + "Physician Training"

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Parenting

The keywords below can be used to find articles about LGBT Parenting:

  • LGBT + Parenting
  • LGBT + Adoption
  • Transgender + Parents
  • "Gay parents" + "Societal Views"
  • Gay + "Adoption Policies"
  • Transgender + "Adoption Policies"

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Nondiscrimination Protections

The keywords below can be used to find articles about Nondiscrimination Protections:

  • "Legal Status" + LGBT
  • "Gender Identity Laws"
  • "Sexual Orientation" + "Law and Legislation"
  • LGBT + "Workplace Protections"
  • LGBT + "Hate Crime Protection"

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