LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender
Links on Campus
Triangle Community Center
16 River Street
PO Box 4062
East Norwalk, CT 06855
New Haven Gay & Lesbian Community Center
PO Box 8914
New Haven, CT 06532-0914
GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
GLAAD - Gay, Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Human Rights Watch
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
Out Proud - The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
What Should I Do Before Coming Out?
The coming out process is different for each person. Before an individual decides to come out, it can be helpful to evaluate his or her own personal situation and needs. Allies can assist friends who are LGBTQ by helping them consider these issues in their process of deciding whether or not to come out. Some things to think about:
**Adapted from "Coming Out to Your Parents" published by Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays and from "About Coming Out" published by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
Coming Out / Being Out
A group for students exploring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered identity in a safe, supportive environment.
This group is for students in all stages of the self-discovery and coming-out process or those questioning their identity. It's a safe, respectful and confidential group to process issues of concern, worry, or hope as well as a place to develop supportive friendships and discuss issues involved in coming out and being out. This group meets once a week.
Is This Group Right for You?
It probably is if you have at least one of these issues:
If you would like to be part of this group or have any questions, please e-mail Susan Birge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Counseling & Psychological Services at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2146
Sponsored by Counseling & Psychological Services and Fairfield University Alliance
Suggested Reading for Students
Bipolar survival guide: What you and your family need to know
Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook 5th ed. Martha Davis et. al.
Depression Workbook 2nded. Mary Ellen Copeland
Anxiety and Phobia Workbook 3rd ed. Edwin Bourne
Self Esteem Workbook Glenn Schiraldi
Beating the College Blues Paul A. Grayson
No More Sleepless Nights Peter Hauri & Shirley Linde
The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate Harriet Lerner
Keeping the Love You Find Harville Henricks
One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps Kevin Griffin
The Chemistry of Joy Henry Emmons, MD with Rachel Kranz
Books for Parents
When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents' Survival Guide. Barkin, Carol. (1999).( Avon Press).
Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4th Edition. Coburn, Karen Levin & Treeger, Madge Lawrence. (2003). (Quill/Harper Collins Publishers).
Cohen, Harlan. (2005). The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. (Sourcebook Publishing).
The Easy Part Was Getting In: A College Handbook. (iUniverse). Available online at www.iuniverse.com. Crystal, Jennifer L. (2005).
Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years. (Universal Press). Johnson, Helen E. & Schelhas-Miller, Christine. (2000).
College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It. (Jossey-Bass). Kadison, Richard & DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy. (2004).
How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown. Lauer, Jeanette C. & Lauer, Robert H. (1999). (New Harbinger Publications, Inc.).
Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Light, Richard J. (2001). (Harvard University Press).
You're On Your Own (but I'm here if you need me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years. Savage, Marjorie. (2003). (Simon & Shuster/A Fireside Book).
Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College. Van Steenhouse, Andrea. (1998). (Simpler Life Press).