LGBTQ

Organizations

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Amnesty International

In Their Own Words:

We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

New York, NY
http://www.amnestyusa.org
Athlete Ally

In Their Own Words:

Athlete Ally’s mission is to educate and activate athletic communities to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports and to exercise their leadership to champion LGBT equality. Athlete Ally believes that educating and activating allies within athletic communities – from professional sports teams to school physical education programs – will help eliminate homophobia and transphobia from sports, and mitigate anti-LGBT prejudices at large.

Since its founding in 2011, Athlete Ally has attracted more than 150 professional athletes and Olympians, and teams at more than 50 U.S. colleges and universities to champion the inclusion of LGBT athletes. Moreover, we are leveraging our partnerships with individual athletes and teams to advance our impact on LGBT public policy in states that lag in LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

New York, NY
www.athleteally.org
Black & Pink

In Their Own Words:

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

Dorchester, MA
http://blackandpink.org
Demos

In Their Own Words:

Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Our name means “the people.” It is the root word of democracy, and it reminds us that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of our people. Our nation’s highest challenge is to create a democracy that truly empowers people of all backgrounds, so that we all have a say in setting the policies that shape opportunity and provide for our common future. To help America meet that challenge, Demos is working to reduce both political and economic inequality, deploying original research, advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications to create the America the people deserve.

New York, NY
http://www.demos.org
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

In Their Own Words:

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

Boston, MA
http://www.glad.org
GLSEN

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Our mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

New York, NY
http://glsen.org
Human Rights Campaign

In Their Own Words:

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

MA
http://www.hrc.org/
Human Rights First

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Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms. We know it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For more than 35 years, we’ve built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle global challenges that demand American leadership.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Washington D.C. and Houston. To maintain our independence, we accept no government funding.

New York, NY
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org
Lost+Found Youth

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Lost-n-Found Youth assists homeless youth from 13 – 25 in stabilizing their lives, including preparing them for permanent housing and stable employment. In addition, LNFY is Atlanta’s leading non-profit with the specialized expertise on and dedication to the needs of LGBTQ homeless youth and we take a special responsibility to ensuring their well-being.

Atlanta, GA
http://www.lnfy.org
Mariposas Sin Fronteras

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Mariposas Sin Fronteras is a Tucson, Arizona-based group that seeks to end the systemic violence and abuse of LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention. MSF provides solidarity to LGBTQ people in detention through visits, letters, bond fundraising, case support, advocacy and post-detention hospitality.

Tuscon, AZ
https://mariposassinfronteras.org
Mazzoni Center

In Their Own Words:

Mazzoni Center is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. It was founded in 1979 as an all-volunteer clinic to serve the needs of sexual minorities in Philadelphia. When the first cases of HIV/AIDS began to appear in the early 1980s, the organization quickly responded, becoming the oldest AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth-oldest in the nation. As it grew and evolved to meet the needs of our constituents, Mazzoni Center combined HIV/AIDS-related services with a broad continuum of health care and supportive services, which include: outreach, prevention, education, direct medical and care services, psychosocial services, legal services, and support groups. With over 35,000 individuals benefiting annually from our services, we have proven ourselves to be a leader among community-based organizations in the greater Philadelphia area, and have developed a reputation for excellence and innovation in service delivery to our constituents.

Philadelphia, PA
https://www.mazzonicenter.org/
Moving Traditions

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At Moving Traditions we believe that when Judaism promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to move our teens, our communities, and Judaism forward. Through our field-tested programs Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, Moving Traditions creates experiences across the U.S. that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society.

Jenkintown, PA
http://movingtraditions.org
National Center for Lesbian RIghts

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NCLR is 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.

San Francisco, CA
http://www.nclrights.org
National Organization for Women (NOW)

In Their Own Words:

NOW is the largest organization of grassroots feminist activists in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of contributing members. Your donation provides critical funding for our work on:
Abortion rights and access to reproductive health care
Economic equality
Fighting racism and bigotry against the LGBTQIA community
And ending violence against women

Merrifield, VA
http://now.org
National Voices for Equality, Education & Enlightenment, Inc.

In Their Own Words:

Mission: To prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.

Miami, FL
http://www.nveee.org
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