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Field Notes: If you're looking for information for and about gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people, you've come to a great index! The purpose of these pages is to help you find useful sites with reputable information.

The Rainbow World Fund is a GLBT not-for-profit agency that joins other humanitarian aid programs to provide assistance around the world where help, medical assistance and food are needed. They are staffed by volunteers, receive operational funding through grants, 100% of your donations go to those in need.

Gay civil marriage continues to be a major issue in US politics. Congress has failed to pass legislation to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the U.S. Constitution. You can read more about same-sex marriage and the challenges against offering gays & lesbians equal rights in the Families & Education and Law & Politics sections.

If you have ever wondered why gay people want to marry, or why many gay men and women feel it is important to be able to marry? Take a look at Action Wisconsin's Wisconsin Civil Marriage Equality Website and their brochure: Why the constitutional bans on Civil Unions and Marriage is Wrong.

New to the gay & lesbian section of CBTL is the page on Statistics. You'll find links to statistical information on the gay communities of the United States, Europe, Australia, and other countries.

Looking for information about a specific place? One of the best resources for local information comes from local newspapers and community magazines. Click the link to the left titled: Local Community News for online versions of print magazines that focus on local gay & lesbian communities all across the world! Whether you're planning a trip, interested in learning about what's important to gay communities around the world, you're sure to find these magazines interesting. The list is limited to magazines providing news & community information; blue magazines are not listed.

In 1982, Wisconsin became the first state in the nation to pass legislation to protect the civil rights of our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens. Action Wisconsin has published a guide to Wisconsin's civil rights law for GLBT people. The law bans discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations. You'll find the guide here.

I try to find authoritative sites on a wide variety of topics and issues. If you come across sites and information you feel I have missed, please do contact me.


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