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Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ)
A quarterly literary magazine for queer short fiction. Every issue features 6-10 short stories. BHQ publishes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered fiction not as a genre or ghetto, but as a literature that can stand by any other in its quality and innovation.

Canadian Online Journal for Queer Studies in Education (no longer published)
The Canadian Online Journal of Queer Studies in Education was created to provide a forum for scholars, professionals, and activists to discuss queer topics in education and the social sciences in the Canadian context. The Journal is devoted to supporting and disseminating research and theory that promotes social justice for all queer people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, two-spirited and trans-identified people.

Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)
GLHV is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health and well-being policy and resource unit. GLHV is funded by the Victorian Government and sits within the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. GLHV is committed to improving the health and well-being of LGBTI Victorians and the quality of care they receive.

Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide (G&LR)
The G&LR is a bimonthly magazine targeting an educated readership of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) men and women. It's mission is to provide a forum for enlightened discussion of issues and ideas of importance to lesbians and gay men; to advance gay and lesbian culture by providing a quality vehicle for its best writers and thinkers; and to educate a broader public on gay and lesbian topics.

Harrington Park Press
Harrington Park Press is a specialized academic/scholarly book publisher devoted to emerging topics in LGBTQ diversity, equality, and inclusivity. Their website hosts expansive databases of LGBTQ scholarly content.  

IAMURE International Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies
IAMURE International Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a venue for scholars to publish their research findings that address the current topics in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender studies. The Journal welcomes articles on political, social, economic, moral, religious, epidemiological, psychological and psychiatric issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

InterAlia: A Journal of Queer Studies
InterAlia, a peer-edited scholarly journal for queer theory, is open to submissions from a wide range of fields, written either in Polish or in English. The Journal addresses issues such as the translatability of queer concepts across cultural and linguistic borders; the relationship between queer theory and activism; the possibility of reconciling the different positionings within the queer community that are related to such factors as gender, race, class, age, sexual practices, and geographical location; the relevance of queer studies for understanding the discourses, cultural practices, and institutions that surround us; and the potential of queer as a counterdiscourse or counterpractice.

International Journal of Transgenderism (IJT) 
IJT is committed to the advancement of knowledge in the areas of transgender identity and sexuality; the health of transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people, their families and communities; the medical and psychological treatment of gender dysphoria; social acceptance and legal recognition of changes in gender role; transgender rights; and the professional and public education on gender diversity and the phenomenon of transgenderism. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research, theoretical analysis, clinical reports, commentaries, policy statements, and reviews from various disciplines, including but not limited to public health, medicine, psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, law, gender, and sexuality studies.

LGBTQ Journals J-O

Journal of Bisexuality
The Journal of Bisexuality is the first professional quarterly to publish both professional articles and serious essays on bisexuality and its meaning for the individual, the community, and society. The Journal is ideal for both academic and public libraries that want to offer their patrons the latest research on the topic of bisexuality. Articles are peer-reviewed and frequently come from inter- and multi- disciplinary perspectives.

Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health seeks out and publishes the most current clinical and research scholarship on LGBT mental health with a focus on clinical issues. The Journal strives to cover the full spectrum of sexual and gender minority populations -- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and gender-queer. This peer-reviewed journal emphasizes original research articles, critical reviews of the literature, reports of innovative programs for LGBT mental health care training and delivery, and case reports that advance our understanding of LGBT mental health.

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services provides empirical knowledge and conceptual information related to sexual minorities and their social environment. Dedicated to the development of knowledge which meets the practical needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in their social context, the Journal is a forum for studying, for example, the connection between the public issues of homophobia and heterosexism and the personal, day-to-day experiences of people affected by these attitudes.

Journal of GLBT Family Studies
The Journal of GLBT Family Studies is the first journal to address the unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in the context of the family. The Journal publishes original research, as well as theoretical and review papers on topics exploring the impact of sexual orientation and gender identity on all aspects of family experience – including family structure, relationships, communication, therapy, and functioning. Aimed at an international audience, the Journal of GLBT Family Studies is interdisciplinary in scope and provides a forum for peer reviewed scholarship from both researchers and practitioners.

Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (no longer published)
The Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is the first peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted entirely to the healthcare needs of the lesbian and gay male, bisexual, and transgendered populations. The Journal serves as a scientific forum for the presentation of data on the health needs of these populations and issues germane to them. Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association publishes a wide variety of clinical research, review articles, and nonfiction essays and reflects the varied healthcare needs of the 'population under study'.

Journal of the History of Sexuality (JHS)
JHS illuminates the history of sexuality in all its expressions, recognizing various differences of class, culture, gender, race, and sexual orientation. Spanning geographic and temporal boundaries, JHS provides a much-needed forum for historical, critical, and theoretical research in this field. Its cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary character brings together original articles and critical reviews from historians, social scientists, and humanities scholars worldwide.

Journal of Homosexuality
The Journal of Homosexuality is an internationally acclaimed, peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship to foster a thorough understanding of the complexities, nuances, and the multifaceted aspects of sexuality and gender. The chief aim of the journal is to publish thought-provoking scholarship by researchers, community activists, and scholars who employ a range of research methodologies and who offer a variety of perspectives to continue shaping knowledge production in the arenas of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) studies and queer studies.

Journal of Lesbian Studies
The Journal of Lesbian Studies examines the cultural, historical, and interpersonal impact of the lesbian experience on society, keeping all readers – professional, academic, or general – informed and up-to-date on current findings, resources, and community concerns. The Journal is interdisciplinary in scope and fosters new scholarship without cutting ties to grassroots activism. It gives the lesbian experience an international and multicultural voice, presenting book reviews, poetry, letters to the editor, debates, and commentaries.

Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling provides a professional forum for research, best practices, and emerging trends and issues relating to counseling the GLBT community. Rather than narrowing the focus on a particular approach for treatment or a specific topic, this journal encompasses all aspects of LGBT counseling for youth as well as adults—with attention to the prevention of problems and the fulfillment of human potential at all stages of life.

Journal of LGBT Youth
The Journal of LGBT Youth is the interdisciplinary forum dedicated to improving the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. This quarterly journal presents peer-reviewed scholarly articles, practitioner-based essays, policy analyses, and revealing narratives from young people. This invaluable resource is committed to advancing knowledge about, and support of, LGBT youth. The wide-ranging topics include formal and non-formal education; family; peer culture; the media, arts, and entertainment industry; religious institutions and youth organizations; health care; and the workplace.

lambda nordica
lambda nordica is a Nordic scientific peer-reviewed journal presenting research in Humanities and Social Sciences with relation to LGBT and Queer Studies. The Journal strives to support the dialogue between established and younger scholars to inspire to more LGBTQ research in the Nordic area and support the initiative to new research areas in the field.

LES Online: Digital Journal on Lesbian Issues
LES Online aims to contribute to the study of lesbian issues and to promote actions that improve lesbian equal opportunities and civil rights. This is a multi-language publication; papers may be presented in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French.

Lesbian Decadence: Representations in Art and Literature of Fin-de-Siècle France
Lesbian Decadence combines literary, artistic, and historical analysis of sources from the mainstream to the rare, from scholarly studies to popular culture. The Journal provides a new analysis and synthesis of the depiction of lesbianism as a social phenomenon and a symptom of social malaise as well as a fantasy in that place and period in history.

LGBT Health
LGBT Health is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal healthcare for millions of sexual and gender minority persons worldwide by focusing specifically on health while maintaining sufficient breadth to encompass the full range of relevant biopsychosocial and health policy issues. The Journal aims to promote greater awareness of the health concerns particular to each sexual minority population, and to improve availability and delivery of culturally appropriate healthcare services.

LGBTQ Policy Journal
LGBTQ Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School is a student run, nonpartisan review dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary work on policymaking and politics including and impacting LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) communities and individuals. The Journal strives to improve the quality of public policies affecting LGBTQ communities by furthering reflection and debate on the complex economic, political, and social consequences of public policy regimes for LGBTQ persons.

LGBTQ Journals P-Z

Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity is a scholarly journal dedicated to the dissemination of information in the field of sexual orientation and gender diversity. It is a primary outlet for research particularly as it impacts practice, education, public policy, and social action. The Journal's focus is on empirical research, theoretical and conceptual articles, in-depth reviews of the research and literature, clinical case studies, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking
QED brings together scholars, activists, public intellectuals, artists, and policy and culture makers to discuss, debate, and mobilize issues and initiatives that matter to the diverse lived experience, struggle, and transformation of GLBTQ peoples and communities wherever they may be. With an emphasis on worldmaking praxis, QED welcomes theory, criticism, history, policy analysis, public argument, and creative exhibition, seeking to foster intellectual and activist work through essays, commentaries, interviews, roundtable discussions, and book and event reviews.

SEXTURES: An Academic Journal
SEXTURES is a joint initiative of a group of intellectuals, writers, critics, and activists scattered throughout the world, who have a passionate interest in the theory and practice of sexuality in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe. The Journal's aim is to create an open, safe and ongoing space exclusively dedicated to exploring issues of sexuality across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences. SEXTURES is about the need to give theoretical and practical expressions to the everyday precariousness of our existence and to our unique epistemologies that derive from it.

Sexualities is an established international journal publishing articles, reviews and scholarly comment on the shifting nature of human sexualities. The Journal adopts a broad, interdisciplinary perspective covering the whole of the social sciences, cultural history, cultural anthropology and social geography, as well as feminism, gender studies, cultural studies and lesbian and gay studies. Sexualities publishes work of an analytic and ethnographic nature which describes, analyses, theorizes and provides a critique on the changing nature of the social organization of human sexual experience in the late modern world.

Sexuality, Gender, and Policy Journal (SGP)
SGP is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the social, political, and cultural dimensions of sexuality, as well as policy-relevant research on issues related to sexual health, sexual rights, and sexuality education. The Journal seeks to further expand opportunities for scholars to publish fully-rounded research on the historical development of sexuality and gender studies, current topics and methods in the field, and cutting-edge debates on theories and issues focusing on sexuality, gender, culture, and policy. It aims to examine and expand traditional definitions and boundaries within the realm of gender and sexuality, while acknowledging conditions of inequality, marginality, and post-coloniality.

SQS: Journal of Queer Studies in Finland
The SQS Journal is an open access journal published by the Society for Queer Studies in Finland. The aim of the SQS Journal is to explore and challenge normative categories such as gender, sexuality, race and class. The Journal publishes interdisciplinary research related to non-normative sexualities and genders, and also heteronormativity.


Transgender Health
Transgender Health is the first peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout the lifespan and identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare equity. Transgender Health is the premier open source for authoritative, multidisciplinary research, discussion, and debate on the healthcare needs of this patient population.

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly offers a high-profile venue for innovative research and scholarship that contest the objectification, pathologization, and exoticization of transgender lives. It will publish interdisciplinary work that explores the diversity of gender, sex, sexuality, embodiment, and identity in ways that have not been adequately addressed by feminist and queer scholarship. Its mission is to foster a vigorous conversation among scholars, artists, activists, and others that examines how "transgender" comes into play as a category, a process, a social assemblage, an increasingly intelligible gender identity, an identifiable threat to gender normativity, and a rubric for understanding the variability and contingency of gender across time, space, and cultures.

Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Law
Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality is the first and only student-edited law review in the country devoted solely to covering legal issues of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community on a wide variety of subjects, including constitutional, employment, family, health, insurance, and military law. The Journal addresses all of these issues and more with theoretical and practical articles by academicians, practitioners, and students.

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