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Sources and Reading Material

Reference Sources

Information provided in this handbook was adapted and taken from the following resource materials:

Abilock, T. (2001). USF Safe Zone ally manual, unpublished document.

Adapted from Lindsey, R. B., Nuri-Robbins, K., & Terrell, R. D. (1998).  Constructing culturally proficient educators.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Blumenfeld, W. J. (1992). Homophobia, how we all pay the price.  Boston: Beacon Press.

Cass, V. C. (1979).  Homosexual identity formation: A theoretical model.  Journal of Homosexuality, 4, 219-235.

 “Coming Out,” developed by Vernon Wall and Jamie Washington, 1989.

Florida Gulf Coast University's Safe Zone

Evans, N. J. & Wall, V.A.  (1991). Beyond tolerance: Gay, Lesbians, and Bisexuals on Campus.  USA.  ACPA.

Gilberrt, T. (2002).  51 fabulous ways to support LGBT students on your campus. Retrieved online from on April 9, 2013.

Greene, B. (1994). Ethnic minority lesbians and gay men: Mental health and treatment issues

Greene, B. (1996). Lesbians and gay men of color: The legacy of ethnosexual mythologies in Heterosexism.

Lesbian, gays, and bisexuals in the residence halls. University of Wisconsin-Madison; Moving beyond tolerance: A new approach to programming about bi/homophobia and heterosexism in the residence halls.

McGraw, C. (1997). Christian and Gay. The Orange County Register and California State University Long Beach Interfaith Center. Publisehd April 29

Mycroft Holmes, Bagly. Transgenderism: Transgressing gender norms, by Nangeroni, Intnl.  Retrieved online from

Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Coming out to your parents; the national Gay & Lesbian task force about Coming Out.

Prince, J. (2002). Group facilitator training workshop, unpublished document

Rust, P. (1996) Managing Multiple Identities: Diversity among bisexual women and men; Islam and homosexuality essays and reports.  Retrieved online from on Jan. 20, 2003.

The Off Pink Collective. (1988). Bisexual lives.  London: Off Pink Publishing.

The Northern Illinois University Safe Zone program ally handbook

"Transgender Youth," National Youth Advocacy Coalition.  Retrieved online from

The University of California, Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center

Transgender youth.  Adapted from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. on Jan. 28, 2010. 

Safe Zone Training Manual. (2003). Adapted from Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Jan. 28, 2010.

Shervor-Marcuse, R. (1990). Working assumptions and guidelines for alliance-building. Presented as part of an Ally Program at the annual ACPA Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Skills Training. Adapted from University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill Safe Zone Ally Manual.

University of Iowa and Kishwaukee College Allies Program Manual. Northern Illinois University Safe Zone Program Ally Handbook.

Val Dumontier, 1993 and Northern Illinois University Safe Zone Program Ally Handbook

Vocabulary derived from,, and Interracial Books for Children Bulletin, 14, Number 3 & 4, 1983, page 30. Jan. 22, 2003.

Ways you can be sensitive about sexual orientation and gender identity to enhance workplace communications. The Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council of Minneapolis. Retrieved online from on Feb. 19, 2003. And materials from the Northern Illinois University Counseling and Student Development Center.

Xavier, J. (2001). A needs assessment of transgendered people of color in the District of Columbia. Retrieved online from on Jan. 22, 2003.

Yarborough, M. (2002). People of Color and Cultural Awareness. Retrieved online from on Jan. 22, 2003.




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