LINKS WE LIKE

BENT links point you to resources of all kinds. We don't include commercial links. You can find those easily enough without our help.

In line with our inclusive editorial policy, you'll find links here with disability content, with gay content (not always explicit but always gay-friendly) and sometimes with both.

Send us information about links you think we ought to include: links@bentvoices.org.

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Disability Now

Disability Now is the UK's leading disability site, giving essential information that includes news and feature articles, advice, adverts, links, an archive and a chat forum.


Disability Studies magazine does something we've all been waiting for. It brings disability perspective to a wide variety of disciplines, including: geography, sociology, medicine, social work, social policy, architecture, art history, anthropology, comparative religions, philosophy, law, popular culture, media and film, literature, history, women studies, and education. Whew! And about time.

Deaf Queer Resource Center

The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national non-profit resource and information center. This is "the place" to find the most comprehensive and accurate information about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. DQRC was founded by Deaf Queer activist Dragonsani Renteria and launched on September 1, 1995. A multi-award winning website, DQRC averages more than 10,000 unique visits per month.

Electric Edge

Electric Edge is the web edition of Ragged Edge magazine, which promises "the Disability Experience in America" and really delivers. It's the place to go for news of disability politics, broadly defined.

Family fun & disability resources enhance the quality of family life for families with disabilities & special needs.Family fun & disability resources enhance the quality of family life for families with disabilities & special needs.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

The primary goal of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS) is to preserve, and provide access to, individual and collective experiences of homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people, institutions, and communities. You can help. If you have collected materials that relate to your own life, political activities, organizational participation, or other activities connected with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender experience, we strongly encourage you to preserve those materials so they will be available to researchers in the future. If your collection is related to Northern California, we further encourage you to consider donating it to the GLBTHS.

GnarlyBone News

Cheryl Marie Wade (see CULTURE CRASH: "Strutting our Stuff") publishes an online newsletter that covers news of disability arts and disability activism. Cheryl says: GnarlyBone News is a semi-regular free online newsletter. Pass it on! To subscribe or unsubscribe send an email to GnarlyBone@aol.com with your request and email address in the body of the email. Submissions are welcome, shorter is better but not mandatory. Please use black type on white background in no smaller than 12 point. Please make it as free of codes and internet gunk as possible. Thank you to all the online folks who support GBN and online activism by submitting items.

Harvey Milk Institute

Harvey Milk Institute (HMI) fosters the development and examination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer culture and community in the Bay Area and beyond. HMI conducts programs that present and interpret works by contemporary and historical queer artists and critical thinkers that explore community and personal issues within the context of queer culture. Disability issues aren't a paramount concern, but HMI's reach is long enough to encompass us, too.

The National Sexuality Research Center

Mission Statement: The National Sexuality Resource Center helps create new dialogues between the public, researchers and community advocates, which strengthen informed responses to critical sexual and social issues. By disseminating accurate information and evidence-based research on sexual health, education and rights, NSRC promotes social justice and enhances the quality of life within the United States. http://www.nsrc.sfsu.edu

Online Health Resources

Includes gay links in its "Disabilities" section.

Ouch!

is the BBC's disability web site, 'limping its way on to the Web'. Masses of disability news, think-pieces, surveys, gallows humour, blog, newsletter, message board ... where will it all end?

Outsiders

Outsiders is for people who feel isolated because of socially imposed and physical disabilities. We welcome people of all sexualities, single, divorced, separated or married, and we discriminate against no one. Our members appreciate a club where disability is accepted and people can relax and be themselves. We offer support in asserting rights to a private life and love in a society where status normally stems from good looks and money. Members live in all parts of the UK and abroad.

Regard

A UK organization for anyone identifying as disabled and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Regard aims to put GLBT issues on the disability agenda and combat social isolation. Small membership fee, free in cases of financial hardship.

Sexual and Relationship Facilitation Project

This project is described in an article by Dominic Davies in BENT's Culture Crash department. It's a gay-inclusive listserve where participants can discuss the development of sexuality and relationships. SARFP aims to raise self-esteem and body image while enhancing interpersonal skills.

Sexual Health

The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, counseling, therapy, medical attention, and other sexuality resources for people with disability, illness, or other health related problems.

Sexuality and Disability Webliography

The Wellness and Disability Initiative of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities has created its first web-based bibliography, the “Sexuality and Disability Webliography." Available in both HTML and a 50 page PDF format, the webliography features an extensive listing of resources available on the internet, including curricula, articles, books, newsletters, magazines, videos, audiotapes, websites, discussion forums, organizations, programs, practitioners and researchers worldwide. Specialized topics include 16 types of disability, and resources on children and youth, women, gay and lesbian, and sexual abuse and assault.

Spinewire

Spinewire describes itself as the "home of the Spinal Cord Community," but it's much more than that. It's solid journalism on all kinds of topics, written from a crip perspective. Whatever your disability, don't miss out on the good writing found here.

Stumps 'R Us

Although based in the San Francisco Bay-Area, designed for amputees, and not gay-specific, we like this site because it promotes recreational/social opportunities in a lighthearted way, a pleasant antidote to our sometimes dolorous attitudes.