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  Profile is the largest Web site devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (glbtq) education and culture and houses the largest, most comprehensive encyclopedia of glbtq culture in the world.

glbtq's Content

The encyclopedia's Literature, Arts, and Social Sciences Departments feature more than 2.2 million words in nearly 2000 signed entries. Hundreds of complementary illustrations help showcase the lives and contributions of thousands of glbtq people who have influenced society through literature, the arts, law, politics and more.

Discussion Boards

Visitors are invited to join the encyclopedia's discussion board communities which are organized around specific interests. The discussion boards encourage collaboration and debate and are designed to contribute to the growing interest in glbtq studies.

Management and Editorial Staff

An expert group of authors, researchers, and other professionals have been assembled to serve in editorial and executive management positions:

  • General Editor – Dr. Claude J. Summers, William E. Stirton Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, University of Michigan-Dearborn

  • Copy Editor – Dr. Ted-Larry Pebworth, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

  • President & Producer – Andrew “Wik” Wikholm, seasoned IT executive and an accomplished writer whose articles have appeared in dozens of publications

Board of Editorial Consultants

glbtq’s Board of Editorial Consultants advises the general editor, assists in recruiting qualified contributors, and, when needed, reviews entries for accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Tee A. Corinne was an accomplished photographer and writer about lesbian art and artists.

  • Gregory A. Johnson is a professor of law, the author of Vermont Civil Unions: The New Language of Marriage and served as co-counsel in a groundbreaking gay marriage case.

  • Mark McLelland is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Gary Morris is Editor and Publisher of Bright Lights Film Journal (

  • Thomas L. Riis is Director of the American Music Research Center and Professor of Music at the College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Patricia Simons is an Associate Professor of History of Art and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.

  • Patricia Juliana Smith is an Assistant Professor of English at Hofstra University.

  • Susan Stryker is a historian, author, and co-editor of The Transgender Reader.

glbtq Contributors

More than 340 artists, academics, independent scholars, and practicing professionals have contributed signed entries to the glbtq encyclopedia. This remarkably diverse group of individuals shares two traits in common: passion for and accomplishment in their chosen fields. Contributors range from Shaun Cole, curator of designs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; to Edward Sullivan, chair of New York University’s Department of Fine Arts; to Carla Williams, Blues aficionado and Santa Fe-based photographer.

Corporate Background

glbtq, Inc. is a privately held company that was incorporated in 2000.

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