LGBTQ Organizations

LGBTQ Organizations

Amnesty — “Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.”

Campus — “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. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.” — “Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. We improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world. Our work helps create societies and systems that reflect the universal truth that all persons are equal and none is other.”

Forge — is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).  They have recorded webinars on many different issues related to trans* individuals and SOFFAs.

GLAAD — Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.”

GLSEN — Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. “Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.”

Human Rights — “The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.”

It Gets Better Project — — “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.”

Matthew Shepard — “The Matthew Shepard Foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy and resource programs.”

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force —“The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up.” They also run Creating Change the “largest annual gathering of LGBTQ activists, organizers, and leaders within the LGBT movement” in the US.

National Center for Transgender — “The nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.”

The “Not All Like That” (NALT) – videos of (awesome) Christians (mostly families) explaining how they fully support LGBTQ people and that being Christian shouldn’t mean being anti-gay.

PFLAG — “Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward.”

Rainbow — “In countries around the world, LGBTQI+ people face violence and oppression simply because of who they love or who they are. We help them escape state sponsored violence and get to safety.”

Religious Institute — “A multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.”

Transgender Law Center — — “The largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.”

Transgender Map — “This free website shows how to make a gender transition. It tells about gender identity and gender expression, as well as the social, legal, and medical ways to make a transgender transition. It has lists of people who can help. You can learn how to pay for transition. There is also help for young people.”

TransHealthCare — — “TransHealthCare is the worldwide Gender Surgeon directory that’s built on the largest and most comprehensive database of surgeons who perform Gender Affirming Surgery. Launched in 2011, TransHealthCare is the authoritative source on Gender Surgeons from around the world.”

The Trevor Project — — “Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.”