NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
GLBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER
The GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people, and those with questions about sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We provide support through our two national, toll-free hotlines as well as through our Online Peer-Support Chat program, which allows private, one-on-one instant messaging (IM) with a trained peer-counselor, directly on our website. We provide factual information about GLBT issues, safer-sex info, local resources for cities and towns across the country and peer-counseling for people going through a difficult time. All of our volunteer peer-counselors are either gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
NATIONAL COALITION FOR LGBT HEALTH
The National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.
Members are dedicated to the concept that our ability to effect change will be determined by our bringing together the rich diversity of the LGBT community at a national level — across gender/gender identity, race/ethnicity, disability, education, income, age and geography.
THE POINT FOUNDATION – NATIONAL LGBT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth face tremendous difficulties growing up in a society where heterosexuality is often presented as the only acceptable orientation, and homosexuality is regarded as deviant. Research suggests that homophobia and heterosexism greatly contribute to higher rates of suicide, violence victimization, risk behavior for HIV infection, and substance abuse among GLBTQ youth as compared to their heterosexual peers. In recent years, however, a number of promising programs have been established to help GLBTQ youth gain the skills and support they need to develop into healthy adults in a society that largely rejects them.
Advocates for Youth has also developed a program to help decrease the isolation felt by many GLBTQ youth. Using the Internet as an intervention strategy, Advocates has established several Web sites targeting young people with information, support, and referrals regarding adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER
Essays, links to more queer or bi info, including a long bisexual resource list.
LESBIAN HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER
The Institute’s goals of serving women across the lifespan, and of providing research data for making public policy decisions, improving public education, and facilitating community interventions.
The Mautner Project improves the health of lesbians and their families through advocacy, education, research, and direct service.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
NOW has grown into the largest women's rights organization in this country. Members are actively involved in every issue relating to full equality for women in our society --- reproductive rights, violence against women, economic rights, eliminating racism, lesbian and gay rights, education discrimination, homemaker's rights, the needs of women and their children, older women's rights, the rights of disabled women, the equal rights amendment, helping feminist women move into policy-making positions, and more!
INTERSEX SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
This site contains a wealth of information regarding issues that concern the intersex community. You will find history, legal issues, biographies, book lists and much, much more.
FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression) is a national education, advocacy and support umbrella organization supporting FTM+s (female-to-male transsexuals and transgenderists, and others who were assigned female at birth but who have some level of masculine identification) and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies).
Mermaids aims to offer support to parents, families, caregivers, and others; raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals (e.g. teachers, doctors, social services, etc.,) and the general public campaign for the recognition of this issue and the increase in professional services. Although based in the UK, the site has resource and support information.
TransFamily is a support group for transgendered and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others. They provide referrals, literature, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues.
TRANSGENDER LAW CENTER
The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities.
Transgender Legal was created to accelerate the legal freedom of transgender individuals.