Resources

Check out our growing directory of LGBT+ resources for community support and everything in between.

Aging

Asexual

Black

  • Center for Black Equity (CBE): An institution committed to supporting leaders, institutions, and programs for health, economic and social equity for LGBT+ people of African descent. 
  • National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC): A civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBT+ people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.

Bisexual

  • BiNetUSA: Advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified, and unlabeled people.
  • Bisexual.org: Created in 1996 with the simple goal of letting bi people know that they are not alone.
  • Bisexual Resource Center: Creates resources, provides support, and helps to create a stronger sense of community for bi/pan/fluid people across the United States and beyond.
  • The American Institute of Bisexuality: Supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public knowledge, awareness, and understanding about bisexuality.

Family & Allies

General

  • Anti-Violence Project: Empowers LGBT+ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
  • CenterLink: A member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT+ community centers.  
  • COLAGE: Unites people with LGBT+ parents and caregivers into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and leaders in collective communities.
  • GMHC: Fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation: Longstanding mission to erase hate by replacing it with understanding, compassion, and acceptance.
  • Movement Advancement Project: Provides independent and rigorous research, insight, and communications that help speed equality and opportunity for all.
  • Out & Equal: Nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving LGBT+ workplace equality.
  • The Williams Institute: Dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.

Legal

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
  • Lambda Legal: National legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
  • The LGBT Bar: A national association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR): The first national LGBT+ legal organization founded by women with a longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable.

Military

  • The American Military Partner Association (AMDA): American’s largest organization of LGBT+ service members, military spouses, veterans, their families and allies.
  • American Veterans for Equal Rights: 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 LGBT+ current and prior military personnel.
  • Palm Center: An independent research institute committed to sponsoring state-of-the-art scholarship to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial public policy issues.
  • Transgender American Veterans Association: Acts proactively to ensure that transsexual and transgendered veterans receive appropriate care for medical conditions.
  • Veterans for Human Rights: A non-partisan public benefit corporation, organized and operating under the laws of the State of Oregon. The VFHR is one of only a handful of active LGBT § 501(c)19 – Combat-Veteran non-profit organizations in the United States.

Political

  • Equality Federation: A movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBT+ people.
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC): The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT+ Americans.
  • National LGBTQ Task Force: Advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBT+ people.
  • Victory Fund: Works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBT+ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT+ officials at all levels of government.

Transgender

  • National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE): Advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
  • 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.
  • Transgender Law Center (TLC): Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
  • Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: 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.

Youth

  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Creates safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
  • Safe Schools Coalition: A public-private partnership, in support of LGBT+ youth, working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • The Trevor Project: A national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT+ young people ages 13-24.
  • Point Foundation: Empowers promising LGBT+ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
  • Q Card Project: A simple and easy-to-use communication tool designed to empower LGBT+ youth to become actively engaged in their health, and to support the people who provide their care.
  • GSA Network: Student-run organizations that unite LGBT+ and allied students to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities.
  • It Gets Better Project: A nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect LGBT+ youth around the globe.