Resources on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity

AAUP Policy Statements & Reports

On Discrimination. 1995 revision.

Domestic Partner Benefits on Campus. 2005. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel.  Informational outline.

Sexual Harassment in the Academy: Some Suggestions for Faculty Policies and Procedures . 2002.  By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Informational outline.

Legal Round-Up: What’s New and Noteworthy for Higher Education? By AAUP Counsel. These yearly legal roundups summarize and highlight significant court decisions and legal developments on this topic.

Other Resources

While the AAUP cannot ensure the accuracy or reliability of the information offered by these independent sites, we offer these links for your convenience.


Queer Resource Directory (

The Lambda Defense and Legal Education Fund ( The links for “Issues,” “State by State,” and “Library” contain a wealth of current information on state and municipal laws about discrimination and domestic partnerships; legal briefs; and a variety of helpful online publications.

The American Civil Liberties Union "get Busy, Get Equal" project ( A step by step guide on how to argue for an end to discrimination.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (

Legislative and Legal Resources

Human Rights Campaign ( Describes current federal legislation of interest to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Community.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute (

National Center for Lesbian Rights, Cases Recognizing Protection for Transgender People Under State Sex and Disability Discrimination Laws. [pdf]

Employment and Benefits

Human Rights Campaign Worknet Page ( Contains a information on a variety of work-related issues, lists of employers (including colleges and universities) with nondiscrimination policies, and a database of state and municipal laws regarding nondiscrimination in the workplace.


The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute.  Useful organizing manuals include Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers (2000), The Domestic Partnership Organizing Manual for Employee Benefits (1999), and LGBT Campus Organizing: A Comprehensive Manual (1996).

Educational Programs By John Younger. Lists LGBT and queer studies programs in the U.S. and Canada.


Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples