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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resources: National & Intl Organizations

National & International Organizations

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees: Your First Amendment rights-freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press, and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state. Your right to equal protection under the law - equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake. Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.

Amnesty International's OUTfront GLBT Project
Amnesty International believes that LGBT people are entitled to the full range of human rights protections afforded to anyone else, and that governments have an obligation to protect and promote the basic human rights of LGBT people. Amnesty International considers people imprisoned solely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity to be prisoners of conscience.

BiNet USA, a 501C3 nonprofit organization, is the oldest national bisexual entity in the United States. It is a network of groups, projects and individuals, encouraging dialogue and participation as a way of creating and maintaining a cohesive bisexual community and empowering individuals to feel proud of their bisexuality.
4201 Wilson Blvd. #110-311
Arlington, VA 22203-1859

Bisexual Resources Center
An international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues.

Blind Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People (BFLAG)
The purpose of BFLAG is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Campus PrideNet
A national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism and genderism at colleges and universities.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families.

Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC)
The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.

Equality Forum
Equality Forum is a national nonprofit and 501(c)(3) GLBT organization headquartered in Philadelphia. Equality Forum undertakes high impact initiatives, produces documentary films, highlights GLBT history and presents annually the largest national and international GLBT civil rights forum.
1420 Locust Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Family Pride
Family Pride is the national non-profit organization committed to securing family equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer parents, guardians and allies. Our work consists of strategically linked initiatives—broad in scope, but simple in vision—love, justice, family, equality. We make change. We share information. We build community. We are visible.
P.O. Box 65327
Washington, DC 20035-5327

A Web Portal for Lesbians Of Color.

FTM International
Serving the Male-To-Female community.
FTMI 740A-14th St. #216
San Francisco, CA 94114

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network
The mission of GAPSN is to provide supportive environments for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander men to meet, network, voice concerns, foster self-empowerment, and to advocate on issues of significance to the gay Asian Pacific Islander community.
PO Box 461104
Los Angeles, CA 90046-1104

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgendered Disabled Veterans

Gay Men of African Descent, Inc.
103 East 125 St., Suite 503
New York, NY 10035-1641

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition works to ensure that classrooms, communities, and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow, and succeed - whether or not they meet expectations for masculinity and femininity.

An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, & queer culture.

Human Rights Campaign
HRC seeks to improve the lives of GLBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for GLBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other GLBT organizations.

Institute for Gay & Lesbian Strategic Studies
Amherst, MA 01004

International Foundation for Gender Education
IFGE advocates for freedom of gender expression. We promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Straight, Butch, Femme, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association
IGLTA is the world's leading travel trade association committed to growing and enhancing its members gay and lesbian tourism business through education, promotion and networking.

Intersex Society of North America
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

Lambda Legal
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.

LesbiaNation is the one-stop cyber center for entertainment, information and interaction geared toward lesbians of all nations. Their goal is to provide thought-provoking, culturally rewarding and well-written material for women the world over. Whether you are active in the lesbian community or prefer to remain anonymous, LesbiaNation offers access to invaluable information and updated resources to help shape your life.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans PEOPLE OF COLOR
Our mission is to build a vibrant interactive online community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered (LGBT) people of South Asian (people from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Maldives) heritage, and people who support them. Being LGBT and South Asian puts us in a unique situation. We hope the website fosters an environment that will encourage free and open discussion of the many issues we deal with.

Matthew Shepard Foundation
Our mission is to support diversity programs in education and to help youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Lesbian Rights 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, public policy advocacy, and public education.
870 Market St., Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Coalition for LGBT Health
The National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.
1325 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 705
Washington, DC 20005

National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
To critically transform higher education environments so that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni/ae have equity in every respect.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activist, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
Mission is to stop the spread of HIV and related diseases among American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and to improve the quality of life for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
720 S. Colorado Blvd, Ste 650-S
Denver, CO 80246

One National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives houses the world's largest research library on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender heritage and concerns.

Out Proud
The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual youth.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG)
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends.
1726 M Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

Queer Resources Directory

QV Magazine
The Latino Men’s Journal

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD)
The purpose of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf Gays and Lesbians to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf Gay and Lesbian citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.
9804 Walker House Road #4
Montgomery Village, MD 20886-0506

Rockway Institute
The nonpartisan Rockway Institute brings together scientific research and professional expertise to counter antigay prejudice and inform public policies affecting LGBT people. The Institute's view is that public opinion, policies, and programs should be shaped by the facts about LGBT lives, not by political ideology. A primary goal is to organize the most knowledgeable social scientists, mental health professionals, and physicians in the United States to provide accurate information about LGBT issues to the media, legislatures, and courts. The Institute also conducts targeted research projects to address the nation's most pressing LGBT public policy questions.
Alliant International University
1 Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94133-1221
The online magazine of health and fitness for transsexual and transgendered people.

United Lesbians of African Heritage
Dedicated to the visibility, unity and empowerment of lesbians of African heritage. We empower lesbians through education, the promotion of health and well-being, and advocacy.
P.O. Box 802571
Santa Clarita, CA 91380

Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
Advancing critical thought in the field of sexual orientation law and pubic policy.