Links & Resources
WMGALA is now on Facebook! — If you’re enjoying the easy and addicting personal contact that the social networking site offers, please come and join us at the W&M GALA page on Facebook. Hope to see you there!
EV – Equality Virginia
The major gay civil rights watch-dog in the Commonwealth. EVand GALA have worked together to end Virginia’s legal discrimination against gays and lesbians.
HRC – Human Rights Campaign
This is an important national lobbying and advocacy group promoting equal rights for gay citizens.
NGLTF – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
This is the oldest established gay rights lobbying and advocacy group. It has a reputation for radicalism — find out for yourself!
LLDEF – Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Lambda Legal is the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization advancing LGBT rights. Lambda Legal was lead counsel in the historic Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court case and is involved in several ongoing cases in Virginia.
GLAAD – Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
This is a media watch-dog group which compiles and publicizes media portrayals of gays, whether in a fictional (sit-com) or real (news story) context. They welcome feed-back and information from the public about gay media images and reporting of all kinds.
PFLAG – Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
This is an advocacy group formed by people who may or may not be gay but whose lives are intertwined with those of gay people and who support their full and unrestricted civil rights.
The Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit. Point provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The organization provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend the nation’s foremost higher educational institutions and its donors and mentors with the rare satisfaction of directly investing their resources and time in future generations of leaders. Point Foundation believes in rewarding these individuals who endure the daily harassment and abandonment of family, friends, educational institutions and communities with the opportunity of higher education. Through Point’s scholarship and community, the organization empowers its scholars and gives them the support and encouragement to excel both academically and personally. Applications for scholarships are available on-line at www.pointfoundation.org.
LINKS TO RESOURCES AT THE COLLEGE
The College of William and Mary
The home page for the main William and Mary web site.
The Alumni Society
On this site you can learn all about W&M alumni activities in Williamsburg and worldwide.
Earl Gregg Swem Library
Swem Library is the home of the Richard Cornish Collection and is one of the premier university libraries in the country.
Earl Gregg Swem Library, Oral History Collection
Various audio and video interviews, including the video interviews being done as part of GALA’s Stephens Project. Many of these are also available on the College’s iTunesU channel.
LGBT Equality Alliance
LGBT Equality Alliance at William & Mary Law School is dedicated to raising awareness of and fostering discussion about issues affecting LGBT individuals under the law and within the William & Mary community through educational programming, community outreach, and social events.
Lambda Alliance is the GLBT student association at William and Mary.