By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com March 04 2003 12:00 AM ET
Scholars, academic researchers, and experts in the arts and literature have created an online encyclopedia of facts about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture, which goes online Monday at www.GLBTQ.com. The free encyclopedia contains more than 900 entries (totaling more than 1 million words), illustrated with more than 200 historical photographs and illustrations culled from archives and libraries around the world. "The GLBTQ encyclopedia project really has been a personal passion of mine," said Andrew "Wik" Wikholm, president and producer of glbtq.com, who also founded gayhistory.com. "This undertaking was only possible through the tireless work of many of the pioneers in the emerging field of GLBTQ studies. It has been quite gratifying to see more than 260 professionals, scholars, and experts submit their signed entries for inclusion in the GLBTQ encyclopedia."