Non-Carleton Resources

Scholarships & Programs | Local | State & Regional | National & International | Health and Support | Media and Literature 

Scholarships and Programs

List of Scholarships for LGBTQA students

Other Scholarship Lists

Financial Aid for LGB Students by

GLBT Scholarship Resources by Washburn University

The Minnesota GLBT Educational Fund (now part of Philanthrofund) maintains a webpage listing known scholarships and programs for LGBT students, or for children of LGBT families. Resources are available in the United States and Canada.

Local Resources

GLOW! St. Olaf LGBT student organization.

State and Regional Resources

Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at the University of Minnesota

The Minnesota LGBT Mental Health Providers Network is a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-identified / affirming mental health and social service workers and their friends in Minnesota.

The MN GLBT Campus Alliance. is a network of students, faculty and staff from MN colleges and universities.

Outfront MN Minnesota's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered online community center. They are one of the strongest statewide groups for political activism, organizing, and lobbying.

PFLAG on the Web Parents, families, and friends of lesbians and gays. Contact information for local PFLAG chapters can be found on this site.

The U of M Program in Human Sexuality The Program in Human Sexuality in the Department of Family Practice and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to the promotion of sexual health through research, educational, clinical and community health programming.

National and International Resources

Al-Fatiha is an organization dedicated to working for and with LGBTIQQ Muslims to end discrimination in our communities.

The Bisexual Resource Center

Campus PrideNet is a national online network for student leaders.

Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies is the first university-based research center in the U.S. for the study of historical, cultural, and political issues related to LGBT life. The Center is housed at the City University of New York.

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is an organization that aims "to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect."

Families Like Mine is a web site dedicated to decreasing isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), and bringing voice to the experiences of these families.

FeMiNa is a search engine for women related issues. is a third wave feminist site dedicated to education and activism.

Feminist Majority Foundation provides news, activism opportunities, fact sheets, and a fun gift shop.

GenderSpectrum provides education, training, and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

GLSEN The gay, lesbian, and straight education network, providing education ideas and resources.

Human Rights Campaign The HRC is a national organization which lobbies members of congress and other politicians on LGBT issues, as well as running educational programs and publications.

Inner Circle deals with Islam, gender and sexual diversity from an Islamic theological perspective.  The Inner Circle works internationally and supports international affiliate organizations to do similar work, within an Islamic framework.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research provides information about what’s going on in the land of academia and public policy. Check it out.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is an organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Lambda Legal Defense Fund National legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbian, gay, and HIV positive individuals.

League of Women Voters provides information information about political candidates and issues on the ballot.

LGBT Campus is an information page by the National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education

LLEGO National latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. Devoted to organization on all levels for the advancement of LGBT lantina/o individuals.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is a pro-choice activism and advocacy center.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force NGLTF is a national political organization devoted to the civil rights of LGBT individuals.

National Organization for Women (NOW) can provide you with feminist news, activism, information, and shopping.

National Queer Student Caucus ensures that the rights of queer students are represented within the student movement and on the federal level

National Youth Advocacy Coalition is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.

OneStudent is a national campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. They provide students with resources and programming to address issues of sexual violence at colleges across the country.

PlanetOut A web portal with news, editorials, links, movie reviews, and a myriad of other categories of information.

RECLAIM aims to increase access to mental health support so LGBT youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms.

Salaam is a Canadian organization for Muslim-identified people working to end injustice against queer communities.

SexEtc is an educational website on sex and sexuality, for teen and by teens.

Sisters in Islam is an organization dedicated to exploring and celebrating the challenges faced by women in Islam.

Trans Law  is an organization that works to bring experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.

Trans Youth Family Allies is a national organization that partners with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Transgender Warrior Transgender info page by Leslie Feinberg.

The Trevor Project is a national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Health and Support

The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.

The Center for Young Women’s Health is geared towards women ages 12-22 and provides lots of info on women’s health in both English and Spanish.

The National Women’s Health Information Center is the federal government source for information on women's health.

Planned Parenthood is a resource for reproductive health services, education, and activism.

Vancouver Coastal Health has some great resources for trans health care consumers.

Media and Literature

The GSC Library is located in the basement of Scoville and houses over 1,000 books, videos, and magazines that are available for use by any member of the Carleton community.  Almost all of our books are available in the Carleton Library system, Catalyst.

About Face works to combat negative images of women in the media.

Bitch Magazine is a self-proclaimed “feminist response to pop culture.”

Bust Magazine is a fun, feminist magazine for young women.

Minnesota Women’s Press is a Twin Cities based newspaper published every two weeks and concerned with all things woman: politics, health, style, law, etc. 

Ms. Magazine, the classic feminist magazine, still has new and interesting things to tell us.

Quatrefoil Library is a queer library located in the Twin Cities.  The mission of Quatrefoil Library is to collect, maintain, document and circulate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer materials and information in a safe and accessible space.

Queer Muslim Revolution is a blog dedicated to providing news and updates about queer Muslim anti-oppression activities in the US and abroad.