ADVOCACY – Groups working hard to advance LGBT issues.

ADVOCACYGroups working hard to advance LGBT issues.


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.


Human Rights Campaign – Provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues.


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.


Immigration Equality
Immigration Equality is a national, grass-roots organization that fights for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals. Founded in 1994, as the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, we have grown to a membership of 10,000 in cities all over the country. We are run by a Board of Directors, and have full-time staff in our National Headquarters in New York. Immigration Equality is funded by donations from our members as well as generous support from private foundations.


Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
The nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.


Marriage Equality USA
Organization dedicated to securing the freedom and the right of same-sex couples to enter into legally-recognized civil marriage


Matthew’s place
A place for LGBTQ youth to get the information and resources needed to live a healthy, productive and hate-free life.


NCLR is committed to helping overcome the immigration hurdles faced by same-sex binational couples, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants.


Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates is the pre-eminent national organization devoted to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.


OUT 4 IMMIGRATION provides accurate information to educate the community and the general public about the U.S. immigration system and the impact it has on Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, and HIV+ people. By increasing awareness we hope to enable those facing the unique challenges put forth by the law to understand their rights and legally navigate through the existing system.


Outfront is part of an international network of Amnesty activists in over twenty countries that organize to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.


Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), the nation’s sole legal aid and advocacy organization assisting military members harmed by ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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