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Gay, Lesbian and Homosexual Studies: Home


Broader Term :

  • Sexual Orientation

Narrower Term :

  • Astrology and Homosexuality
  • Gay and lesbian studies
  • Gay couples
  • Gay-lesbian relationships
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay men
  • Gay parents
  • Gay women
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuals
  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians
  • National Socialism and Homosexuality
  • Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality

Related Term :

  • Bisexuality
  • Same-sex marriage


Gay, Lesbian and Homosexual Studies

Scope Note


by The New York Public Library

Gay and Lesbian Studies is by nature cross-disciplinary, covering a wide range of intellectual bases: literature, history, religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, medicine, law, fine arts, and others. Despite the presence of large numbers of homosexuals in New York City and other urban centers in the United States and throughout the world, their history has often been neglected or marginalized, a testimony to the inhibiting factors of legal restrictions on certain forms of sexual conduct, the lack of organization among gay men and lesbians, and the unwillingness of the larger society to recognize the value and merit of different forms of erotic and affectional expression. 

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by The Princeton Review

There has been a significant number of high-impact jobs working with the gay and lesbian population much longer than there has been an entire major on which to build a foundation for those jobs. Times do change. Gay and lesbian studies is a multidisciplinary major that will give you a strong body of knowledge in gay and lesbian history and culture. The gay and lesbian community—often called the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community—has faced many challenges over the years and still faces many challenges today. You’ll study how this culture has affected and been affected by heterosexual culture, and the conflicts that have arisen between them.

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updated: 11 April 2019, Viray, M.

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