Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer or Questioning
#iwantaworld... – Jane Doe Inc. has partnered with its member organization The Network/La Red to create this first of its kind sexual and domestic violence prevention campaign in Massachusetts focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and / or transgender communities.
Our goals are two-fold: to spread awareness about sexual and domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities and to ensure that services, systems and the public respond and meet the needs of LGBQ/T survivors and victims, Boston, MA.
Athlete Ally – a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization focused on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports by educating allies in the athletic community and empowering them to take a stand. We recruit Ambassadors in youth, collegiate, professional and international sports, who work to foster “allyship” in their athletic environments. Athlete Ally also provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming and tools and resources to foster inclusive sports communities.
Colorado Anti-Violence Program – since 1986 COAVP has been dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors, Denver, CO.
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. Read 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 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.
Human Rights Campaign – working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights, Washington, DC.
It Gets Better Project – the 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. Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves. While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better, Los Angeles, CA.
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.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
LGBT National Help Center, 1-888-843-4564 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline and 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743) LGBT 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.
LGBT Switchboard (formerly Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston) – has been on the line for Houston's GLBT community since 1982. A service of The Montrose Center, the LGBT Switchboard continues to rely upon dedicated and specially trained volunteers to sustain itself. With support, the Montrose Center and the Switchboard remain vital links to LGBT 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.
Los Angeles LGBT Center – the mission is to empower people to lead full and rewarding lives without limits based on sexual orientation and gender identity, by providing the highest quality education, cultural and wellness program to residents of Los Angeles County; heal the damage caused by discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, by providing the highest quality health and social services to residents of Los Angeles County in need; advocatefull access and equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, by promoting our communities' needs at local, state and national levels; and lead through example, by living our values, sharing our expertise, and celebrating the full diversity of our lives, families and communities, Los Angeles, CA.
LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth – 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 Lesbian Rights – 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. NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues.NCLR’s legal, policy, and legislative victories set important precedents that improve the lives of all LGBT people and their families across the country. Our free legal assistance empowers individuals to assert their own legal rights. Our community and public education broadens public support for LGBT equality, 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.
The National LGBT Bar Association – 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, Washington, DC.
National LGBTQ Institute on IPV – a joint effort between the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition Anti-Violence Programs. The LBGTQ Institute on IPV expands the capacity of individuals, organizations, governmental agencies, local communities, tribes, and tribal organizations to identify and respond to the specific and emerging needs of diverse LGBTQ intimate partner violence survivors. We inform research and policy agendas, coordinate with other Domestic Violence Resource Network members, and provide training and technical assistance to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts nationwide.
National LGBTQ Task Force – advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.
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.
The Network / La Red (English and Espaņol) – a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services, 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.
The NW Network – increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work 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, Seattle, WA. See Training and Technical Assistance Initiative.
OutRight Action International – fights for human rights for LGBTIQ people everywhere. We are registered as a 501c3 non-profit in the US, have staff in six countries and work alongside LGBTIQ individuals across four continents in the Global South toward lasting change. We were founded in 1990 as the International Gas and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and changed our name in 2015 to reflect our longstanding commitment to advancing the human rights concerns of all LGBTIQ people. OutRight is the only LGBTIQ organization that has a permanent presence to advocate at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for progress for LGBTIQ people. We have a major stake at the UN on human rights and hold special consultative status there, which allows us to bring to light the concerns of LGBTIQ people globally at this important world forum, New York, NY.
Pride Center of VT – 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.
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.
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. See Guide to Intersex & Trans Terminologies.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project – works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence, New York, NY.
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, Oakland, CA. Read Blog.
The Trevor Project – 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 young people ages 13-24. If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help – please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386, West Hollywood, CA.
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.