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Sexual Identity and the Law (Lavelle)

Eexplore a variety of legal issues related to sexual identity and sexual orientation.

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Current Awareness - Blogs

Researching issues of gender and sexuality often mean staying abreast of current issues, pending legislation, ongoing litigation, and upcoming topics.  Blogs prove to be a valuable tool for staying current. Try combining search terms for "sexuality" or "gender" or more narrow terms within your area with other disciplines such as "psychology" or "civil rights" + "blog" to find sources tailored to your area of interest.

World Bank Blog

A searchable directory of blogs that aim to advance the goals of the World Bank. See the blog on "general identity"

Gender & Sexuality Law Blog

Blog from Columbia Law School's Center for Gender & Sexuality Law

New York Law School LGBT Law Notes

Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, a publication of the Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York, reports on lesbian/gay and AIDS related legal developments. It tracks significant new legislation, reports on new court decisions, administrative rulings, and executive actions, and highlights new publications of interest.

Gender & Sexuality Law Blog

The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law has established Columbia Law School as the preeminent law school for the study of and specialization in the law of gender and sexuality.

Current awareness - News

Recent changes in politics and the focus on sexuality in social issues have led several major news outlets to dedicate a column or portion of their website to sex and gender issues. Here are a few sources of news to get you started.

CNN - Relationships

Focuses on news stories related to dating, marriage, and sexuality as it relates to relationships.

BBC News - Education & Family

Often, issues of gender, marriage, childbirth, and relationships are relegated to "lifestyle" or "popular culture" sections in the news. Looking through the organization of a newspaper can often give you insights into its structure and the goals of its editors.