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Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend & preserve the individual rights & liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
We advise and inform. We demonstrate.
WE ARE NOT SILENT!
ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.
Guiding You From Rehab to Recovery.
Addiction Center exists to provide caring, effective addiction treatment for those in need of help. Our services are available to everyone, regardless of age, gender identity, race, economic standing or romantic orientation.
InterACT uses innovative legal and other strategies, to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits.
Rights. Respect. Responsibility.®
Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.
Affirmation supports LGBTQ/SSA Mormons & their families, friends & Church leaders in seeking to live healthy & productive lives consistent with their faith.
Queer challenges to the politics of inclusion.
Against Equality is committed to dislodging the equality rhetoric & challenging the demand for inclusion in the institution of marriage, the US military, & the prison industrial complex via hate crimes legislation.
We want to reinvigorate the queer political imagination with fantastic possibility!
Awareness of LGBTQ alcoholism is growing, and many treatment facilities now tailor programs, or at least aspects of programs, to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals. Treatment professionals are available to assist you in locating an LGBTQ-sensitive facility with a variety of treatment plans.
The mission of ALGBTIC is to promote greater awareness and understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues among members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
As the sole sponsor of the federal constitutional challenges to California’s Proposition 8 & Virginia’s discriminatory Marriage Amendment, AFER brought together attorneys Theodore B. Olson & David Boies to fight for the right to marry for LGBT Americans.
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is a non-profit, non-partisan Veterans Service Organization of active, reserve & veteran service members dedicated to equal rights & equitable treatment for all present & former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially LGBT military personnel who have been historically disenfranchised by armed forces policy & discriminatory laws governing military service & benefits.
A Family and Community Acceptance Campaign Ensuring LGBTQ Equality
Stories have power. In the past decade, we’ve seen storytelling drive nationwide progress for LGBTQ equality. But far too many LGBTQ people—especially those under 25—still face rejection from the people closest to them. Share your story with us.
Victory Through Unity.
Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization that provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming and resources to foster inclusive sports communities.
Stand Up Straight For Equal Rights
Atticus Circle educates & mobilizes straight people to advance equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) partners, parents & their children.
Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).
We seek to empower students by providing the information needed to make informed higher education decisions. We are dedicated to helping students find the school that best meets their needs and raises awareness of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) identities.
BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual & bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual & bi-inclusive visibility; and collects & distributes educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
Empowering Youth. Inspiring Bravery.
Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. To achieve these goals, BTWF leverages rigorous academic research and authentic partnerships in order to provide young people with kinder communities, improved mental health resources, and more positive environments.
Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.
The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses to improve their LGBTQ campus life and shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and allies.
CenterLink helps develop strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and builds a thriving center network that creates healthy, vibrant communities.
COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
The Latest on LGBTQ Travel News & Stories!
Connextions Magazine, the Travel & Lifestyle Magazine for the LGBTQ Traveler, is your trusted resource for LGBTQ travel destinations, vacation ideas, travel videos & guides, and the latest community news.
Substance abuse affects LGBTQ+ people more than the heterosexual population. Our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.
EDGE is a group of journalists dedicated to the presentation of local and national news and information targeted to the LGBT community in a fair, entertaining, non-conglomerate format.
We’re an on-line wedding directory that brings loving, committed same-sex couples together with top-notch wedding professionals who are proud to support Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender couples.
Equaldex is a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT movement which aims to crowdsource every law related to LGBT rights to provide a comprehensive and global view of the LGBT rights movement.
Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBT people. We empower local leaders to build a strong movement for equality that secures critical grassroots wins at every level.
Everyone Is Gay works to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth by providing honest advice while keeping them laughing; talking to students across the country in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with parents of LGBTQ kids to foster an ongoing dialogue & deeper understanding.
Executive Pride (EP) offers corporate executives who are members, or supporters, of the LGBT community a network to collaborate with other executives, to invest in equal rights campaigns, and to connect with and empower young entrepreneurs and executives.
The Fairness Campaign seeks to dismantle oppression and build an inclusive community where all individuals are valued and empowered to reach their full potential through public education and advocacy, political activity, community building and reciprocal alliances with others in the social justice community.
Love. Justice. Family. Equality.
Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated – especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide.
Freedom to Marry’s national strategy has focused from the beginning on setting the stage for a national victory at the Supreme Court.
get involved. make new friends. make a difference.
Gay For Good aims to energize and mobilize the LGBT community to interact with the greater community by volunteering our time to various social welfare and environmental service projects.
To Learn. To Live. To Dream.
Gay Library is the oldest & largest global education resource to advance the human rights of gays and lesbians, their families, friends & allies with information contributors from around the globe & all walks of life.
At Gay Realty Network, we list hundreds of gay friendly real estate professionals across the United States.
GayRights.org is part of the Gay Library. Having served the world for twenty years, the Gay Library provides a workhorse of easy-to-use resources and information to encourage, empower and educate gay and gay-friendly individuals in 196 countries and territories.
REQUIRE LITTLE. GIVE A LOT.
Supporting Gay Surrogacy and Lesbian Family Building
The Gay Surrogacy team has developed a secure place in which individuals of the LGBT communities can be connected to an expansive community of family building specialists who are recognized as leading experts gay surrogacy.
Gaytravel.com connects you with gay friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs and restaurants throughout the world. Our mission is to provide our site visitors with safe welcoming and unique recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and comfortable.
Our mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and our allies to take bold action to demand full legal and social equality, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way.
The Gill Foundation works to secure equal opportunity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. The foundation makes tax-deductible grants to nonprofit organizations that advance equality by doing research, educating people, developing public policy recommendations, and working within the legal system.
The Give a Damn Campaign is for everybody who cares about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality – but, it’s especially for all you straight people out there!
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT equality. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.
The GLBT National Help Center provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We help both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.
GLIFAA is proudly advancing diversity and equity in U.S. foreign affairs agencies and promoting LGBT human rights around the world by working to secure fair treatment of LGBT colleagues in the United States and overseas. For Foreign Service, Civil Service, contract or other employees, we act to break down barriers resulting from prejudice, misunderstanding or apathy within our institutions.
GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.
EQUALITY – ADVOCACY – PROTECTION – DIALOGUE
The Global Equality Fund is a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Department of State, bridging government, companies and NGOs with the objective of empowering LGBT persons to live freely and without discrimination.
Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
END AIDS. LIVE LIFE.
GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. GMHC recently began a new program called
Re-Charge which provides free services to MSM and Transgender woman who use crystal meth. More information about Re-Charge is available at: recharge.support
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
Equality for HER is an empowerment organization with an emphasis in exploring the hatred of femininity that exists at the root of many social ills like homophobia, transphobia, and sexism.
Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people by advocating for freedom of gender expression and promoting understanding & acceptance of All People!
Immigration Equality’s expert legal team represents LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers, detainees, and binational couples who are fighting for safety, fair treatment, and freedom.
Our mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity.
ISGMH’s vision is to be an international leader in research that fosters understanding of the development and experiences of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals and improves the health and wellbeing of the SGM community.
Integrity USA’s mission is to inspire and equip the Episcopal Church, its dioceses, congregations, and members to proclaim and embody God’s all-inclusive love for LGBTQ persons and those who love them.
The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
The Jewish LGBT Network was set up with the targeted purpose of offering a support structure to LGBT Jews | Gay Jews | Lesbian Jews | Transgender Jews, based in any part of the world, through the provision of a number of different resources.
Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews. Our work is guided by a vision of a world where all Jewish organizations and communities are strengthened by LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programming, culture, and leadership where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
LPAC builds the political power of lesbians and queer women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice and working to influence the current political and social landscape and to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the political table.
The Network for Health Equity
LGBT HealthLink, formerly The Network for LGBT Health Equity, is a community-driven network of advocates and professionals looking to enhance LGBT health by eliminating tobacco use, reduce cancer, and understand other health realities within our communities.
America’s Most Followed LGBTQ News Source
LGBTQ Nation is an online news magazine, reporting on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community.
At LifeLong Adoptions, we support the LGBT community and want all prospective parents to succeed in their hopes of starting (or continuing) a family through adoption.
We are a group of NYC-based healthcare providers devoting our careers to caring for LGBTQ+ patients and specializing in LGBTQ+ health issues and expanding rapidly to serve the LGBTQ+ community nationwide.
Live Out. Live Proud. Live Free.
Live Out Loud is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBTQ youth by connecting them with successful LGBTQ professionals in their community.
Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs, and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance” through its varied educational, outreach and, advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story.
Movement Advancement Project is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The primary mission of NAGLREP is to advocate on behalf of the rights of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Community as it relates to housing and discrimination laws.
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia.
The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.
Advancing full freedom, justice, and equality.
The Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to build a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights.
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.
A gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.
The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC supports and advocates for diversity and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses.
One in ten college students contemplates suicide. That means nine out of ten students have the opportunity to help each one who is struggling. Take the Nine out of Ten pledge: be aware, speak up, reach out, and #helpsomeone!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.
The NAGAAA is an international sports organization comprised of men and women dedicated to providing opportunity and access for the LGBT community to participate in organized softball competition in safe environments.
Working for equal rights for intersex people.
The OII-USA advocates equality and human rights for intersex people, particularly the rights to physical integrity, self determination, legal recognition and de-pathologiztion. We are dedicated to representing all intersex people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability or class.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world and currently houses over two million archival items.
One Million Kids For Equality is an organization of people working collectively to engage, educate, and empower youth with a voice around equality. We work on a broad spectrum of issues, utilizing the power of the personal story to elevate the voices of youth in our efforts to create positive change for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people and their families.
Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world. We provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.
“Coming Out From Behind The Badge” is an educational initiative of Out To Protect Inc. with the mission to “create a greater awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals working in law enforcement and to support those pursuing a law enforcement career.”
The Standard of Gay Travel
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality. Out & Equal collaborates with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT employees.
United by Love, Divided by Law
We want to put an end to the discrimination same-sex binational couples deal with on a daily basis. To live from visa to visa, to live in exile, to live separately, or face the ultimate cruelty – to be torn apart by deportation – this is not the American way!
OutServe-SLDN represents the U.S. LGBT military community worldwide. Our mission is to educate the community; provide legal services; advocate for authentic transgender service; provide developmental opportunities; support members & local chapters; communicate effectively; work towards equality for all.
PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. PFLAG’s realizes its vision through support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ.
The world’s best online destination for you to connect with each other, for love, friendship and community. It’s a really unique mix of internet dating, social networking and online community features.
Pinkstart is the new global crowdfunding platform designed for the LGBT community.
A network where you can discover and support awesome projects around the world.
Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
We seek full equality for LGBT Workers in our workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We aim to educate the LGBT Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community.
Gay & Lesbian Friendly Bed & Breakfasts, Inns, Hotels, Travel Agents & Tour Operators
The best place to find small, “family owned” and gay friendly accommodations, with more than 4,800 bed and breakfasts, hotels, vacation rentals and other properties around the world, many of them with full page listings and photographs.
Purple Unions is one of the only gay-owned wedding vendor directories, and we’re the only major one to offer free vendor listings.
Queer Voices seeks to educate and inform in an engaging, readable style. Underwhelmed by the media coverage of the LGBTQIA+ community and its daily existence, Queer Voices covers a broad range of topics from the serious and sublime to sassy and scintillating..
Rainbow Wedding Network serves as a bridge for gay and lesbian couples and their allies to access the resources they need to successfully plan their weddings, free from discrimination.
Alcoholism is a very serious problem for the LGBTQ community, but increasing awareness and numbers of treatment options mean that help is out there. Our treatment professionals will use their knowledge to connect you to LGBTQ-sensitive facilities.
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
A Scouts Is Equal.
Scouts for Equality is a non-profit organization composed largely of Boy Scouts of America alumni dedicated to ending the BSA’s ban on gay members and leaders.
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Spiire’s mission is to build the world’s largest network of LGBTQ+ individuals, coaches and thought leaders committed to grow infinite potential through social and educational events; one-on-one and group coaching; collaborative conversations; and experiential entertainment.
StartOut is a national organization dedicated to creating the next generation of LGBT entrepreneurs and empower a new community of leaders in the business world who will in turn have both the economic resources and the personal access to support and strengthen the entire LGBT community.
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Substance Abuse Prevention In The LGBT Community
Culturally sensitive peer support programs, therapy, and community services can help to reduce the risk of substance abuse and mental health problems in the LGBTQ community.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Children are multifaceted like a prism. They all deserve an education that reflects their unique identities. Our PRISM coalition is a network of LGBTQ+ support groups in each of Teach For America’s regions. The PRISM coalition mobilizes TFA alumni leaders, staff members, teachers, and community members to support LGBTQ+ students and educators as we collectively work toward educational equity.
The Advocate, established in 1967, is the oldest and largest LGBT magazine and website with an editorial focus on news, politics, opinion, and arts and entertainment of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people.
We believe the United States should seize the opportunity to ending violence and discrimination against LGBT communities everywhere and ensure that those who represent our country use the diplomatic, political and economic leverage available to them to oppose human rights abuses that are too often directed at individuals because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The Pride Network strives to develop a more involved and informed LGBTQ community through leadership programs and practical solutions that build, educate and empower sustainable community networks.
We believe the best way to advance progressive values is to accurately and thoroughly report on what is happening in America and the world.
Towleroad is the leading gay/LGBT news/content site. We feature politics, news, entertainment, tech, art, law, movies, music coverage as well as men who are hot inside and out.
The Internet’s Magazine for Trans Men
TransGuys.com publishes in-depth and ground-breaking articles and consumer reviews which focus on providing practical, “in the trenches” information for trans men from around the world.
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
Making Authentic Lives Possible
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression
Trans-positive legal resources for people living in the United States. Our database is organized by state and includes a list of lawyers, notaries and additional legal services who have identified themselves as resources for the trans community.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves.
Our philosophy is simple: We attack the underpinnings of homophobia by debunking harmful lies, discrediting hateful myths, and countering anti-gay organizations. By chipping away at the underlying ignorance that fuels anti-LGBT attitudes, we can ultimately win our fight for fairness and achieve full equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people worldwide.
Electing LGBT leaders to change America’s politics
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender office holders are our clearest and most convincing champions for true equality. As leaders in government, they become the face and voice of a community. They challenge the lies of extremists and speak authentically about themselves, their families and their community.
A new way to explore.
WiRLD is a brand-new digital, mobile-first platform that looks at the current state of LGBTQ culture, and best of all, it’s personalized specifically for you.