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Human Rights Campaign
As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies.
HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (the Task Force) was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. We work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders, working to strengthen the infrastructure of state and local allies, and organizing broad-based campaigns to build public support for complete equality for LGBT people. Our Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a world that respects and makes visible the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Cambridge, and Miami. The Task Force is a 501(c)(3) corporation incorporated in Washington, DC. Contributions to the Task Force are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc. ("NGLTF, Inc."), founded in 1974, works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community to win complete equality. We do this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation and pass pro-LGBT legislation and other measures. We also analyze and report on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community. NGLTF, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to NGLTF, Inc. are not tax-deductible.
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 250,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 14 Regional Directors.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights.
National Gay and Lesbian Hotline
The National Gay and Lesbian Hotline is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. We're dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. We offer free and confidential peer-counseling, information, and local resources for cities and town throughout the United States.
We speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information and lots more.
We also maintain the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Our database contains information on social and support groups as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. We also have information on GLBT-friendly businesses and professionals.
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, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) envisions a future in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Gay Men's Health Crisis
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Our mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority. In fulfilling this mission, we will remain true to our heritage by fighting homophobia and affirming the individual dignity of all gay men and lesbians.
San Francisco Pride
The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the World, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.
The International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Coordinators
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International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
The mission of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. A US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects this mission through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is a national organization committed to ensuring equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and health care professionals. GLMA achieves its goals by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.
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National Pride At Work
National Pride At Work is affiliated as the newest constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations). The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice. We see full equality for LGBT Workers in their workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We aim to educate the LBGT Community about the benefits of union membership for LGBT working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBT community. We intend to do this in the spirit of the union movement's historic motto, "An Injury to One is An Injury to All." We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or political views.
For nearly 20 years, Pride Foundation has brought together caring individuals, leaders, and community volunteers to create positive social change. Together we have put more than 4.5 million dollars back to work in our community through grants and scholarships, funding more than 500 organizations, 350 students, and changing the lives of countless LGBT people. We achieve our goals by:
Lesbian.com is a journey.. an evolution that began when Sue was sitting at her desk in 1995 and had the (some say) brilliant insight to register the domain name Lesbian.com. Her intent was to protect the domain from the radical right and perhaps mostly because she thought the web would be an excellent avenue for dykes around the world to connect and network.
In 1998, Sue, Mel, Ana, and Gisele began talking about what Lesbian.com might become as an international lesbian resource. Collectively the four of them have years of experience with the Web are committed to social and economic justice, and all are activists both on and offline. Together, they worked through difficult issues and came up with the mission statement. Many of you have kindly and graciously shared your thoughts and dreams with us. You've helped to set the direction and focus of Lesbian.com. As a result of your input, we offer you version 1 of Lesbian.com.
Lesbian.com will grow organically. By this we mean that Lesbian.com will be what it is because lesbians from around the world will contribute and be a part of creating it's content. Our hope is that Lesbian.com will be a place where we can dialogue about ourselves, explore our issues, share our wildest dreams. We will grow it together.
LGBT Civil Rights
The leadership Conference - the premier civil and human rights coalition -- yep, that includes gays!
The GLBT National Help Center
The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, which began in 1996 and now is a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.
The GLBT National Help Center offers several different programs including two national hotlines that help members of our community talk about the important issues that they are facing in their lives. They help end the isolation that many people feel, by providing a safe environment on the phone or via the internet to discuss issues that people canít talk about anywhere else. The GLBT National Help Center also helps other organizations build the infrastructure they need to provide strong support to our community at the local level.
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The NGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and students of business for the purpose of promoting economic growth and the prosperity of its members.
GLBT Historical Society
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS) collects, preserves, and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them. We sponsor exhibits and programs on an on-going basis.
Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Health
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. Here you'll find information about these specific health issues from the National Library of medicine.
About.com source for a variety of information for GLBT teens.
GLBTQ is the world's largest encyclopedia if gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture.
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