ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER
(GLBTQ) CULTURE MAKES ONCE CONCEALED AND FORGOTTEN INFORMATION
AVAILABLE TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
First Time, an Encyclopedia of GLBTQ Arts and Literature is
Available On The Internet At glbtq.com
LOS ANGELES (April 9,
2003) -- Scholars, academic researchers, and experts in the arts
and literature have created the first online encyclopedia of gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (glbtq) culture. The new
glbtq encyclopedia is free and can be found at www.glbtq.com.
Written for anyone with an interest in glbtq culture and the lives
of glbtq people, glbtq.com contains more than one million words in
900-plus entries. More than 200 historical images collected from
some of the world's most renowned archives and libraries illustrate
the encyclopedia's entries.
"I am pleased that so many of the leading pioneers in glbtq studies
have contributed to the encyclopedia and that several serve on our
Board of Editorial Consultants," said Andrew "Wik" Wikholm,
president and producer of glbtq.com, adding, "It has been exciting
to see more than 260 experts document our culture and our past,
because our heritage is important."
glbtq is An Invaluable Research Tool For College Students and
"Much of the information in the glbtq encyclopedia was deliberately
hidden or simply forgotten before the explosion in glbtq studies and
research that began about 25 years ago, and continues today," said
General Editor Claude J. Summers, Ph. D., William E. Stirton
Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of
Michigan-Dearborn. "The glbtq encyclopedia grew out of that
research, and provides the first comprehensive foundation for both
faculty research projects and student papers that deal with glbtq
topics in literature and the arts."
"With glbtq.com, we now have an authoritative resource that will be
invaluable to scholars, to college students, and to university
professors who will use the glbtq encyclopedia in their courses, as
well as to those with even a casual interest in glbtq culture,"
said Professor Judith Scherer Herz of Concordia University,
Montreal. "The ethnic, racial, geographic, and cultural diversity
of the entries is impressive. The glbtq encyclopedia is
comprehensive, focused, and imaginative."
Contributors range from Douglas Blair Turnbaugh, representative to
the U.S.A. and Membre Conseiller of the Conseil International de la
Danse/UNESCO; to 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; and Carla Williams, Blues
aficionado and Sante Fe-based photographer.
glbtq was founded with a single objective: to build the most
comprehensive, accessible, and authoritative encyclopedia of glbtq
culture. The company's business offices are located in Chicago. The
executive and editorial staff include: General Editor Dr. Claude J.
Summers, William E. Stirton Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at
the University of Michigan-Dearborn; Copy Editor Dr. Ted-Larry
Pebworth, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of
Michigan-Dearborn; and President and Producer Andrew "Wik" Wikholm,
a seasoned IT professional and an accomplished writer whose articles
have appeared in dozens of publications.