(1995-) Providing a much-needed forum for interdisciplinary discussion, GLQ publishes scholarship, criticism, and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies. Its aim is to offer queer perspectives on all issues touching on sex and sexuality. In an effort to achieve the widest possible historical, geographic, and cultural scope, GLQ particularly seeks out new research into historical periods before the twentieth century, into non-Anglophone cultures, and into the experience of those who have been marginalized by race, ethnicity, age, social class, body morphology, or sexual practice. A notable feature is "The GLQ Archive," a special section featuring previously unpublished or unavailable primary materials that may serve as sources for future work in lesbian and gay studies.
(1998-) The International Journal of Transgendersm is the official journal of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). The journal, like this organization, is committed to the advancement of knowledge in the areas of: gender dysphoria, improvement in the medical and psychological treatment of transgender individuals, social and legal acceptance of hormonal and surgical sex reassignment, professional and public education on the phenomenon of transgenderism.
(2001-) The Journal of Bisexuality is the first professional quarterly to publish both professional articles and serious essays on bisexuality and its meaning for the individual, the community, and society. The journal covers a wide range of topics on bisexuality including: new bisexual research, bisexual issues in therapy, differences from the straight, lesbian and gay communities, growth of the bisexual movement, bisexuality and the media, bisexual history, different bisexual lifestyles. The journal is intended for more than the academic audience. While researchers are published after a peer-review process, other sections of the journal cover bisexual topics in a more popular and nonacademic style. Book and movie reviews cover bisexual lead characters from every era. Special thematic issues cover topics singularly, such as: women and bisexuality—a global perspective, bisexual women in the twenty-first century, bisexual men in culture and society, bisexuality in the lives of men.
The Journal of Homosexuality is devoted to scholarly research on homosexuality, including sexual practices and gender roles and their cultural, historical, interpersonal, and modern social contexts. In addition to research on human sexuality, articles in the journal also explore the political, social, and moral implications of research on human sexuality. Specifically, the Journal of Homosexuality has the following goals: to serve the allied disciplinary and professional groups represented by anthropology, art, history, the law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology, as well as basic research in the biological sciences, medicine, psychiatry, and psychology, to serve as a forum for both essentialist and social constructionist views of homosexuality, to serve as the scholarly source of materials for research and educational programs dealing with homosexuality, particularly lesbian and gay studies programs, to serve as a vehicle for the dissemination of research on homosexuality throughout the world, to confront homophobia through the encouragement of scholarly inquiry and the dissemination of sound research
When lesbian issues and interests overlap with queer issues, the unique needs, concerns, and interests of lesbians can get lost in the shuffle. The Journal of Lesbian Studies helps sort through the confusion, fostering new lesbian scholarship without cutting ties to grassroots activism. The journal gives the lesbian experience an international and multicultural voice, presenting book reviews, poetry, letters to the editor, debates, and commentaries. An enlightening balance of scholarly and practical information, the Journal of Lesbian Studies presents an interdisciplinary body of work in a completely lesbian context. The journal is a vital forum for research and theory, addressing the history, politics, science, race, literature, and life cycle issues of women who love women. In recent issues, the Journal of Lesbian Studies has explored: lesbian sexual practices, identities, and politics, motherhood and family life, beauty mandates, body image, and eating disorders, surviving childhood sexual abuse, Latina lesbian writers.