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Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: International

A guide to resources in the Williams Institute Reading Room, part of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.

Williams Institute Publications



Translatina.  Felipe Degregori (Buenletra Productions, 2010) DVD HQ77.95.P4 T73 2010

Queer China, Comrade China. Cui Zi'en (dGenerate Films, 2009) DVD HQ76.3.C6 Z46 2009; *Film information

East West: Sex and Politics. Jochen Hick, Andreas Strohfeldt (Frameline, 2009) DVD HQ76.8.R8 E17 2009; *Film information (LGBT movement in Russia)

7 years. Bram Vergeer. (Mzungu Films, Frameline, 2007). DVD HQ76.3.K4 A17 2007; *Film information (Gays in Kenya)

Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World.  John Scagliotti (First Run Features, 2003) DVD HQ76.8.D44 D46 2003

 And the March Continues! = Y Sigue la Marcha Andando! Guadalupe Olvera San Miguel (Frameline, 1997) DVD HQ76.8.M6 A53 1997; *Film information (Mexico)


In this section, you can find information about LGBT people around the world.  For specific regions, please see the sub-tabs for Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East, North America (Canada), and Oceania (includes Australia & New Zealand.)

Below is a list of resources that are worldwide in scope, or that compare the legal situations in more than one country or region.

For detailed information on multiple countries, try the encyclopedia below (which does not include information on all countries):

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide.  Edited by Chuck Stewart; 3 vols.  (Greenwood Press, 2010) HQ76 .G83 2010 (print); also available online (restricted to UCLA). 

Worldwide/Comparative, 2020 -

Worldwide/Comparative, 2010 - 2019

Worldwide/Comparative, 1980 - 2009