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Aging

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging - The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults, their families and caregivers.

  • SAGE - Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE) is America's oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) older people, focusing on the issue of LGBTQ+ aging.

 

Bisexual

  • Bi.org - Bi.org continues its mission to connect bi people around the world and provide accurate, accessible, scientifically-sound information about (bi)sexuality. Whether you are here learn about (bi)sexuality to better understand yourself, better understand a loved one, or simply to learn, we hope you will find this site a valuable resource. Bi.org is a project of the Bi Foundation, also known as The American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB), a 501(c)(3) private foundation that supports and sponsors projects likely to promote bi visibility and improved understanding bisexuality through education, research, training, and outreach.

 

Civil Rights

  • American Civil Liberties Union - The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

  • Human Rights Campaign - The Human Rights Campaign is about the largest civil rights organization in the US. In addition to their work on all sorts of human rights initiatives, they have a special chapter dedicated to furthering LGBTQ rights. They offer ample information on coming out for LGBTQ individuals and their families.

Employment 

  • Job and Career Guide for LGBTQ+ Candidates by Resume Builder

  • Out & Equal - Out & Equal is the premier nonprofit organization working exclusively on LGBTQ+ workplace equity, inclusion, and belonging. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships, and transformative convening events, such as our annual Workplace Summit, we help LGBTQ+ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.

  • Out for Work - This group helps LGBTQ students who are still in school or graduating find jobs and internships. Their goal is to help LGBTQ individuals find work to support themselves during the earliest stages of their career.

Families and Friends

  • Out Proud Families - As the name suggests, this group provides editorial content and helpful information on how families can be more supportive of their LGBTQ youth. Their blog posts and video posts offer excellent insights into how to best support your LGBTQ loved one.

  • PFLAG - This organization is dedicated to promoting equality, inclusion and diversity. Open to LGBTQ family members, friends and advocates, PFLAG has local chapters, as well as tons of information and great resources on the website.

 

General Resources

  • Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) - As the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization, GMHC is working to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

  • Matthew Shepard Foundation - The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Our work is an extension of Matt’s passion to foster a more caring and just world. We share his story and embody his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are.

 

Legal

  • Lambda Legal - The Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, better known as Lambda Legal, is an American civil rights organization that focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities as well as people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) through impact litigation, societal education, and public policy work.

  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project - The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

  • The LGBTQ+ Bar - The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBTQ+ Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity.

  • Transgender Law Center - Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Since 2002 we’ve been organizing, assisting, informing and empowering thousands of individual community members towards a long-term, national, trans-led movement for liberation.

  • Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund - Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

 

Military / Veterans

  • American Veterans for Equal Rights - American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is a non-profit, non-partisan, chapter-based Veterans Service Organization of active, reserve, and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender current and prior military personnel who have been historically disenfranchised by armed forces policy and discriminatory laws governing military service and benefits.

  • Modern Military Association of America - Formed through the merger of the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN, the Modern Military Association of America is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing fairness and equality for the LGBTQ+ military and veteran community. Through education, advocacy, and support, we are making a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ servicemembers, military spouses, veterans, family members, survivors, and caregivers.

  • Transgender American Veterans Association - The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) was formed to address the growing concerns of fair and equal treatment of Transgender Military Veterans and Active-Duty service members.

 

Political

  • Equality Federation - Equality Federation is an advocacy accelerator rooted in social justice, building power in our network of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) advocacy organizations.

  • LGBTQ Victory Fund - LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, the only national organization devoted to electing pro-equality, pro-choice LGBTQ+ leaders to public office at every level. These officials fight for equality in the halls of power, ensuring our community's voice is heard. We still need to elect over 36,000 more LGBTQ+ leaders in order to ensure fair representation!

  • National LGBTQ Task Force - The National LGBTQ Task Force is dedicated to achieving freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people, and their families through proactive, targeted, change-inducing initiatives. As a progressive racial, economic, and social justice organization, the Task Force is working to help build and sustain a society that values and respects the diversity of human expression and identity and achieves equity for all.

 

School / Students

  • Campus Pride - Camus Pride is one of the biggest support organizations for college-based LGBTQ individuals. They have an excellent section of their website for friends and family of LGBTQ students, offering in-depth information on ways to support your LGBTQ loved one. It is about the best educational resource for all things LGBTQ-related.

  • Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life - For those really seeking detailed information on LGBTQ campus life, this book published by The Princeton Review offers an in-depth survey of close to 100 campuses around the country. The book discusses which campuses are LGBTQ-friendly, with coverage of their on-campus organizations, discrimination policies, local communities, and more.

  • GLSEN - GLSEN is a group that works with students, teachers and administrators to create campus environments where LGBTQ students feel safe. GLSEN also works with local community groups to establish GSAs and promote special projects and days of observance.

  • GSA Network - GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

  • Point Foundation - Point Foundation, the largest LGBTQ scholarship-granting nonprofit, is supporting a record-breaking class of scholars.

  • The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) - GSA is a unique non-profit group that brings together LGBTQ and straight students with the common interest of creating a campus that is safe, open minded and free of bigotry. GSA trains student leaders to create on campus organizations where LGBTQ and straight students alike can meet to socialize, work on gender diversity initiatives and offer support.

  • Trans Students Educational Resources - A non-profit organization that is run by students, this group puts it effort into making more school environments trans-friendly.

  • US Department of Education (LGBTQ+ Resource Guide) - The mission of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation's schools. To serve this mission, OCR enforces civil rights laws to protect all students from unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age. This includes students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, nonbinary, or identify their sexual orientation or gender identity in other ways (LGBTQI+).

Suicide

  • The Trevor Project - This non-profit organization provides a crisis and suicide hotline for LGBTQ students who need help. Individuals can also seek help with this group through text or online chat.

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