BENT links point you
to resources of all kinds. We don't include commercial links. You
can find those easily enough without our help.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Includes gay links
in its "Disabilities" section.
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 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.
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.
and Relationship Facilitation Project
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.
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.
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 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.
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