External Research Links


ACCESS AIDS Care has been providing programs and services to individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Hampton Roads for over 25 years, seeking to promote the dignity and wellness of adults, families, youth and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Primary services include HIV medical case management, medication assistance, transportation services, permanent supportive housing and HIV prevention through education and testing. 

  • LGBT Center of Hampton Roads  
      • The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Center is Hampton Roads' only LGBT community center.  The LGBT Center is a program of ACCESS AIDS Care and utilizes a community of volunteers and professionals to achieve its goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights, while providing a SAFE space for the LGBT community.

Common Ground - University of Richmond

Common Ground promotes a thriving, equitable, and fully-participatory University community deeply engaged with the broader social world.

Diversity Richmond
Diversity Richmond envisions a community where LGBTQ+ citizens are treated with respect and dignity, and their unique gifts are championed and celebrated, thereby strengthening our community.

Diversity Thrift
A thrift store in the heart of Richmond, benefiting the Richmond Gay Community Foundation and the Gay Community Center of Richmond. 

Harrington Park Press Open Access Resources
Harrington Park Press, a division of Columbia University Press, is launching the beta version of LGBTQ open Access.  They are providing access to selective new and recent open access peer reviewed articles and scholarly publications on a variety of topics including LGBTIQ aging, employment discrimination, Facebook, health care, law, and race and ethnicity. 

Old Dominion University: Gay Cultural Studies Department
Through grassroots fundraising and public awareness of issues germane to the diverse and vibrant LGBT community in Hampton Roads, the Old Dominion University Gay Cultural Studies Advisory Council is establishing a program, unique in Virginia's academic community, that focuses on the contributions, concerns, and challenges associated with LGBT culture. The Gay Cultural Studies program promotes academic research and provides graduate and undergraduate educational opportunities. Moreover, the Gay Gultural Studies program engages the local Hampton Roads LGBT community through ongoing dialogue and community involvement.

OutWire757: Coastal Virginia's LGBTQ News and Lifestyle Magazine
Outwire757.com is the online news, entertainment, and lifestyle resource for the Hampton Roads' LGBTQ community.

Rainbow Richmond: LGBTQ History of Richmond, VA
Curated by Beth Marschak, this online exhibit is dedicated to chronicling and preserving LGBTIQ histories and experiences in Richmond, Virginia.

Side by Side (formerly the Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth)
Side by Side is  dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia's LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.

Southwest Virginia LGBTQ History Project
The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ History Project is a community-based history initiative committed to researching and telling the stories of LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations in our region.

University of Virginia - LGBTQ Student Services
The LGBTQ Center is a welcoming physical safe space and a programming center for the University of Virginia. Staffed fully by student volunteers, the center provides opportunities to learn about and engage with the community, as well as a lounge, work spaces, computer access, and a variety of free safe sex materials.

VCU - Office of Multicultural Student Affairs - LGBT Student Group

Virginia Commonwealth University - James Branch Cabell Library
GLBT Historical Society - San Francisco

The GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States, located in the heart of the historic Castro District of San Francisco. The archives contain papers, photos, art and artifacts, ephemera and audiovisual recordings spanning a century of queer history.

Human Sexuality Collection - Cornell University Library

The Human Sexuality Collection seeks to preserve and make accessible primary sources that document historical shifts in the social construction of sexuality, with a focus on U.S. lesbian and gay history and the politics of pornography.

Mattachine Society of Washington, DC

The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. conducts and funds archive activism — identifying, conserving and interpreting the LGBT historical record.


Comprehensive databases of documents, images, and narratives of LGBTIQ life in the U.S. OutHistory tells stories about the queer past, about people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. It uncovers histories of same-gender love and of gender crossing in the recent and distant past. 


A blog for all things queer at the University of Michigan.

Rainbow History Project

Through oral histories and collecting archival documents, this research project preserves and promotes an active knowledge of the history, arts and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities in metropolitan Washington, D.C.