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Community United Against Violence  is a 20-year old multicultural organization working to end violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities. We believe that in order for homophobia & heterosexism to end, we must fight all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, ageism, classism and ableism. CUAV offers a 24-hour confidential, multilingual support line, free counseling, legal advocacy, and emergency assistance (hotel, food, and transportation vouchers) to survivors of domestic violence, hate violence, and sexual assault. CUAV uses education as a violence prevention tool through the speakers bureau, the youth program, and the domestic violence prevention program, San Francisco, CA.

FORGE – serves transgender and SOFFA individuals, both primary and secondary (the loved ones of a survivor, who are also affected by the abuse) survivors. FORGE programs are also "reverse inclusion" programs, meaning that we also invite non-trans people to participate and experience a healing space that is simultaneously inclusive. We particularly invite the participation of male survivors, those who had female perpetrators, and others who are not well-served by the existing sexual assault response system, Milwaukee, WI. See FORGE Awarded New 3-Year Federal Grant.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues – working side-by-side with funders and our movement's organizations through three decades, Funders for LGBTQ Issues remains the sole organization dedicated exclusively to increasing institutional giving to LGBTQ communities, New York, NY.

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston – has been on the line for Houston's GLBT community since 1982. A service of the Montrose Counseling Center, the Switchboard continues to rely upon dedicated and specially trained volunteers to sustain itself. With support, the Switchboard remains a vital links to GLBT individuals throughout Southeast Texas who have become targets of domestic violence and sexual assault. Anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, may contact the Switchboard if they have become a hate crime target, Houston, TX.


Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project – a grassroots, non-profit organization providing community education and direct services for clients and offering shelter, guidance, and resources to allow gay, bisexual, and transgender men in crisis to remove themselves from violent situations and relationships, Cambridge, MA.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is an organization creating safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.  GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.  Thousands of volunteers participate in a national network comprised of local chapters.  These chapters work with local school boards, principals, educations and school librarians to create positive change in hometown schools, New York, NY.

GLBT National Help Center, 1-888-843-4564 GLBT National Hotline and 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743) GLBT National Youth TalkLine providing free and confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States. We also work to strengthen local GLBT hotlines and organizations in their mission of service to our community, San Francisco, CA.


GrayPrideParade, FORGE – a blog about LGBT aging.

Hear My Voice the campaign was created by Break the Cycle to educate and engage young people in the LGBTQ community to create safe and healthy relationships, and connect victims of dating abuse to help and legal services in their community, Los Angeles, CA.

Human Rights Campaign – working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights, Washington, DC.

Lambda GLBT Community Services creating social change and achieving full civil rights, dignity, and self-respect for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals through education, youth advocacy, anti-violence efforts, and fighting discrimination of all forms, to achieve full participation in society of persons belonging to a sexual minority, El Paso, TX.

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) – the mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career training, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities, San Francisco, CA.

National Center for Transgender Equality – a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE provides this presence by monitoring federal activity and communicating this activity to our members around the country, providing congressional education and establishing a center of expertise on transgender issues. NCTE also works to strengthen the transgender movement and individual investment in this movement by highlighting opportunities for coalition building, promoting available resources and providing technical assistance and training to transpeople and our allies, Washington, DC.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs – addresses the problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive communities, New York, NY. See National Training and Technical Assistance Center on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Cultural Competency.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – works to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at local, state and national levels, Washington, DC.

The National LGBT Bar Association – a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliates lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. The LGBT bar aspires to improve the quality of life for LGBT legal practitioners until the time that LGBT legal professionals are recognized without discrimination, stigma or negative bias, Washington, DC.

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 transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant, the NRCLGBT provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE) in partnership with 10 leading organizations from around the country, New York, NY. 

National Youth Advocacy Coalition – advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being, Washington, DC.

The Network / La Red (English and Español) – ending abuse in lesbian, bisexual women's and transgender communities, Boston, MA.

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence, and others affected by violence, by providing free and confidential services enabling them to regain their sense of control, identify and evaluate their options, and assert their rights, New York, NY.

Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse – increases its communities' ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. The Northwest Network works within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities. The Northwest Network provides support and advocacy for LBGT folks of all genders who are surviving abuse. The Northwest Network is leather and kink friendly.  The Northwest Network’s services are free and confidential. They include support groups, individual counseling, legal advocacy, shelter referrals, safety planning, basic needs assistance, community education and community organizing, Seattle, WA. See Training and Technical Assistance Initiative.

Racial Equity Online Toolkit, Funders for LGBTQ Issues – provides a range of grantmaking tools, commentaries and best practices to support grantmakers in implementing an LGBTQ racial equity lens into their grantmaking and internal operations, New York, NY.

RU12? – now the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) organization in Vermont, and the only LGBTQ Community Center in the state. While our physical location is in downtown Burlington, we have many statewide programs and services. We work in close coalition with many other organizations including Outright Vermont, the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, and the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Burlington, VT.

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE) – incorporated by lesbian and gay activists and aging service professionals in 1978 as Senior Action in a Gay Environment, SAGE is the world's oldest and largest non-profit agency addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders. SAGE works with LGBT elders to address and overcome the challenges of discrimination in older adult service settings, while also being an essential component in the creation of informal care giving support and development of new "family" networks, New York, NY.


Show Me Love! is a campaign that seeks to provide information to all people affected by intimate partner violence in LGBTQ communities, Washington, DC.

Stop Abuse for Everyone is a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services. These groups include straight men, gays and lesbians, teens, the elderly, and immigrants, Tualatin, OR.

Support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People, American Friends Service Committee – linking LGBT liberation to struggles for racial, economic and gender justice, Philadelphia, PA.

Survivor Project – a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action, Portland, OR.

Third Wave Foundation – a feminist, activist foundation working nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through financial resources, public education, and relationship building, Third Wave helps support and strengthen young women, transgender youth and their allies working for gender, racial, social, and economic justice, New York, NY.

United 4 Safety – our mission is to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence within the LGBTQQI community by improving the community's understanding of and response to intimate partner violence through education, training and resource development, Atlanta, GA.

Wingspan Anti-Violence Project – Southern Arizona’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center, Tucson, AZ.

Award, Prize and Grant Programs

Anderson Prize Foundation – provides awards by nomination only to individuals whose efforts have enhanced the quality of life for the gay and lesbian community, 4250 N. Marine Dr., #1821, Chicago, IL, 60613, 773/935-3963.

Gertrude Stein Award – a special grant issued by the Money for Women / Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc., which is awarded to a lesbian whose work gives voice to a lesbian sensibility or confronts homophobia, PO Box 630125, Bronx, NY, 10463-0805.

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