As noted in my previous posts regarding Arisia, Unheard Voices is a roadshow panel promoting three organizations promoting diversity in writing and reading in the science fiction and fantasy genres: Carl Brandon Society, Broad Universe and Outer Alliance. We throw a lot of things at the audience and each other, then try to remember them afterwards. Here's my best current effort, plus a few other things that didn't get mentioned given panel time constraints.
Women in SF/F/H:
Broad Universe - Member catalog www.broaduniverse.org/catalog/
SF Mistressworks - reviews of classic SF/F by women: www.sfmistressworks.wordpress.com
Feminist SF Bibliography - http://feminist.org
100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women - Ian Sales'blog
Worlds Without End Women of Genre Reading Challenge - reviews
Gender in SF/F/H:
Tiptree Awards - science fiction and fantasy that expands and/or explores understanding of gender. Award winners and short/honor lists
Lambda Sci-Fi - resource list http:///www.lambdascifi.org/books/
Gaylactic Spectrum Awards - award winners and recommended lists
GLBT Fantasy Resources and Reviews - www.glbtfantasy.com
My posts on SF Signal: "LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy in the 1970s" and "LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy Before 1970"
And another post, this one for the Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event 2012 - "Lesbian Protagonists in Science Fiction and Fantasy"
Rainbow Awards - see lists of nominees, finalists and winners for the last several years
American Library Association GLBT Roundtable Rainbow lists
People of Color and Writers of Color in SF/F/H:
Carl Brandon Society - resources and award lists
Carrie Cuinn - bibliography: 100+ Asian Speculative Fiction Authors
Sofia Samatar - Horror Writers of Color
Diversity Roll Call Roundup: POC in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Making Lists: Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color
Fantasy Magazine - People of Color in Fantasy Literature - Three Part Roundtable Writeup
Steampunk - Beyond Victoriana
General Diversity lists:
Diversity in YA
One of the things I'm working on is building bridges with other organizations in the genre. We're hoping to start doing some joint readings and events such as panels at different cons in the near future so that more readers and fans know about us and the issues that we're working on. One of those organizations is the Carl Brandon Society. The "Carl Brandon Society as an organization to help build further awareness of race and ethnicity in speculative literature and related fields," to borrow from their website. They sponsor several awards as well as the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship which sends new writers of color to the Clarion workshops each year.
Another is the Outer Alliance, which promotes discussion about LBGTQ visibility and issues within science fiction and fantasy. The focus is on writing and reading sf/f/h by L,B,G,T,Q and allied writers about LBGTQ characters. There's a monthly podcast which includes interviews and news, a Twitter feed and an email list. The main website is currently down, but check out the link for the podcast and look for the Outer Alliance at convention panels, parties and readings.
I'm also hoping to do some outreach to the Etheria Film Festival, a Boston-based international film festival for emerging women directors of science fiction, fantasy and horror films. Should be a good year from projects, at least thus far.
I've benefitted from belonging to BU for years as well as organizing several Rapidfire Readings so I decided this was something I was ready to play a bigger role in. Maybe it's an organization that would benefit you too. It's not always the friendliest genre for women writers - together, we're stronger.