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United States National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources

APA LGBT Advocacy Resources

GLMA Advocacy Resources

American Civil Liberties Union - Parenting Resources for LGBT Parents

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

Equality Federation - State Civil Rights Federation

Equality Forum - National/International Civil Rights

Fight OUT Loud - Fights Discrimination and Hate


Partnership for Recovery - Health Care and Addiction Policy

Human Rights, Law, and Politics - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources

  1. ACT UP. AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (New York)
    note: AIDS advocacy; NY is the original ACT UP; site has links to other ACT UP sites

  2. Advocates for Youth. Youth Resource Project (U.S.)

  3. The Agudah. The Association of Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender in Israel
    note: formerly SPPR.

  4. Aktion JaWort (Germany)
    note: an initiative of the Lesben- und Schwulenverband to achieve equal rights and obligations for gay and lesbian life partners

  5. American Civil Liberties Union/Lesbian and Gay Rights Issues

  6. American Family Association
    note: an anti-homosexuality organization; believes that homosexuals' true agenda is to destroy the family and its values; other issues as well, generally identified with the radical Christian right
    note: click on "Just The Facts On Homosexuality," and "Homosexual Agenda"

  7. American Veteran's for Equal Rights. AVER
    note: formerly Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Veterans of America

  8. Asian/Pacific-Islander Lesbian and Bisexual Network (U.S.)

  9. Anti-Violence Project - AVP (U.S.)
    note: dedicated to eliminating violence and hate crimes against GLBT and HIV-positive persons

  10. Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation (U.S.)

  11. Azione Omosessuale (Italy)
    note: in Italian, French, English, or German

  12. BiNetU.S.A.
    note: bisexual concerns

  13. Campaign to End Homophobia
    note: seeks to end homophobia through education; develops resources, programs

  14. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Reseau Juridique Canadien VIH/SIDA

  15. Canadian Human Rights Campaign

  16. Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military: CSSMM.
    note: "A research unit of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara; it promotes analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and other marginalized sexual identities in the armed forces; has many fulltext online studies as well as press releases, programs, grants, and other resources.

  17. Centre Gai et Lesbien (Paris)

  18. Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere COLAGE
    note: support and advocacy for children of lgbt parents

  19. Dutch Organisation for Integration of Homosexuality. N.I.V.H.-COC (The Netherlands)

  20. EGALE Egalite pour les Gais et les Lesbiennes. Equality for Gays and Lesbians (Canada)

  21. Europride Vienna 2001
    note: June 1-30, 2001; site available in German, English, Italian and French

  22. Family Pride Coalition
    note: formerly called Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International

  23. La France Gaie et Lesbienne. The France Queer Resources Directory
    note: under the auspices of: Gais et Lesbiennes Branches

  24. Freedom to Marry Coalition (U.S.)

  25. Fundacion Triangulo por la Igualdad Social de Gais y Lesbianas Triangle Foundation (Spain)

  26. Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (New England)
    note: lawyers representing glbt clients in sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS discrimination and invasion of privacy/confidentiality suits; educating public on laws and rights

  27. Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. GLAAD (U.S.)

  28. Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society. GLAS
    note: worldwide chapters; networking for gays and lesbians of Arabic descent; seeking an end to injustice and discrimination

  29. Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists. GALAH. (U.S.)
    note: to educate about atheism & humanism; to support equal rights for glbt persons; to support separation of church and state; to provide environment for freethinkers

  30. Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (United Kingdom)
    note: "...a voice the many non-religious in the lesbian & gay community...promotes a human rights..."

  31. Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force (Australia)

  32. Gay & Lesbian International Lobby
    note: primarily to promote gay and lesbian rights in Europe

  33. Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International
    note: This organization is now called Family Pride Coalition.

  34. Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (Australia)
    note: with links to other Australaian glbt rights organizations

  35. Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund (U.S.)

  36. Gay Latvia. Homosexual Information Centre.
    note: formerly Latvian Association for Sexual Equality
    note: site includes general and tourist information also; in English or Latvian

  37. Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Veterans of America, Inc.

  38. Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network GLSEN (U.S.)
    note: formerly GLSTN, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Teachers Network

  39. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Disabled Veterans

  40. Gay Men's Health Crisis (New York City)
    note: national model; oldest & largest community AIDS organization; support services for New York City; education & advocacy nationwide

  41. Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe. GALZ.

  42. GenderPAC. Gender Public Advisory Coalition (U.S.)
    note: advocates gender, affectional and racial equality; news articles and its report full text online

  43. Gill Foundation
    note: "securing equal opportunity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender equality"

  44. glbt UAAR (Italy)
    note: GLBT network within the Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics; site available in Italian and English

  45. GLIDE. Gays and Lesbians Intitiating Dialogue for Equality.
    note: a speaker's bureau "to eliminate factual information and ... personal experiences... through live, interactive presentations tailored to specific audiences"; additionally, site provides useful statistics.

  46. Good As You. G-A-Y.
    note: "...a safe, progressive, and positive forum in eliminate discimination and intolerance..."; "...made it our mission to investigate...discriminatory language or actions..."; with links to information and news sources.

  47. Grupo Gay da Bahia (Brazil)
    note: also has social, cultural, health and tourist information

  48. Grupo GLS de Judeus Brasileiros. (GLBT Jews/Brazil)
    note: promote human rights, citizenship, gays in Judaism

  49. Greece in pink and lilac
    note: English language site; general glbt interests; for human rights, click on 'hellenic homosexual community.'

  50. Homosexual Information Center (La Crescenta, California)
    note: " secure social equality for all persons regardless of sexual orientation and to preserve the history and heritage of those people..."; originated in 1965 through ONE, Incorporated; published Tangents Magazine, 1965-1972.

  51. The Human Rights Campaign (U.S.)

  52. IGLYO. The International Lesbian and Gay Youth Organisation

  53. IHAVE Foundation. International Hate and Violence Education Foundation
    note: information on hate crimes

  54. ILGA Portugal. Associacao Ilga-Portugal
    note: in Portuguese or English

  55. International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors
    note: to recall the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, to remember the holocaust tragedy, to educate, and to provide support

  56. International Chinese Comrades Organization. ICCO (San Francisco)

  57. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
    note: for asylum issues click on: Asylum Project

  58. International Hate and Violence Education Foundation. IHAVE.
    note: "to promote nonviolence through anti-hate education;" site includes photos, news articles, fundraising, & information with regard to hate crimes and victims of hate crimes

  59. International Lesbian and Gay Association

  60. Intersex Society of North America. ISNA.
    note: "...devoted to systmemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female..."

  61. IPOTH. Independent Platform of Turkish Homosexuals
    note: based in Amsterdam; promotes civil rights for homosexuals in Turkey & the communication of HIV/AIDS information

  62. The Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization (United States)
    note: for Irish and Irish Americans; numerous links to GLBT organizations in Ireland

  63. Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays. J-FLAG.

  64. Kelma (France)
    note: "la premiere association maghrebine gay et lesbienne"; for Algerians, Tunisians and Moroccans in France; social, informational site for Arabs in France and North Africa

  65. Kaos GL. glbt kültür & yasam. (Turkey)
    note: "to unite Turkey's homosexuals in the struggle against discrimination"; click on English for English language information and archive of glbt news about Turkey, and a chronology of glbt history in Turkey

  66. Lambda Istanbul (Turkey)

  67. Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (U.S.)

  68. Lambda 10 Project (U.S.)
    note: "national clearinghouse for gay, lesbian, bisexual Greek [fraternity/sorority] issues

  69. Lesben- und Schwulenverband. LSVD (Germany)

  70. Lesbian & Gay Anti-Violence Project (Sydney, Australia)

  71. Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force

  72. LIGMA Network (Croatia)
    note: in Sweden, the international organization for LesBiGay Croats

  73. Lithuanian Gay & Lesbian Page
    note: may be viewed in Lithuanian, English, or Russian

  74. Log Cabin Republicans (U.S.)

  75. The Magnus Hirschfeld Centre for Human Rights
    note: to promote the human rights of gay and lesbian persons under international law

  76. Marriage Project - Hawaii
    note: also includes glbt marriage information for elsewhere in the U.S. and the world

  77. Matthew Shepard Foundation
    note: supports educational projects, activities, and documentaries that raise awareness of the issues of discrimination and diversity

  78. Menschenrechts- Organisationen fur Lesben, Schwule und Transgender. Human Rights Organizations for Lesbians, Gays and Transgenders.
    note: directory and information on lgbt's human rights; international; in German

  79. Millennium March Magazine
    note: full text compilation of all materials & information related to the Millennium March on Washington; for criticism and commentary on the proposed March, see Ad Hoc Committee for an Open Process;

  80. Millennium March on Washington
    note: "A National March for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights"

  81. Minnesota Gay Homicide Study
    note: research and information on the ultimate gay bashing, gay homicide; resources to combat and investigate gay homicide

  82. National Association of Black and White Men Together (U.S. & Brazil)

  83. National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum (U.S.)

  84. National Center for Lesbian Rights (U.S.)

  85. National Center for Transgender Equality (Washington, D.C.)

  86. National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. National Advocacy for Local LGBT Communities.
    note: online annual reports of violence against GLBT since 1999 and of domestic violence since 2000; click on Publications.

  87. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (U.S.)

  88. National Latina/o Lesbian and Gay Organization. LLEGO (U.S.)
    note: for this website in Spanish, click on: Version en Espanol

  89. National Leather Association International
    note: The NLAI promotes communication, support, education, and rights for persons embracing a leather lifestyle; includes also bondage, SM, fetishism and other related sexual expression

  90. National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Caucus (U.S.)
    note: higher education; an affiliate of the United States Student Association. USSA

  91. National Lesbian Political Action Committee (U.S.)

  92. National Organisation for Lesbians and Gay Men in Finland. SETA

  93. National Organization for Women/Lesbian Rights (U.S.)

  94. National Organization of Gays and Lesbians. LBL (Denmark)

  95. National Stonewall Democratic Federation (U.S)

  96. National Transgender Advocacy Coaltion (U.S.)

  97. National Youth Advocacy Coalition (U.S.)

  98. The New Gay Democrats of America
    note: "...founded in February 2001,...the New Gay Democrats are a new nationwide organization of gay youth..."

  99. The Norwegian Association for Lesbian and Gay Liberation

  100. Opus Gay. Gay Opus Associacao (Portugal)

  101. Out and Equal Leadership Summit
    note: October 13-15, 2000 (Seattle)

  102. Outfront. Amnesty International: Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People's Human Rights Program.

  103. OutProud! The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (U.S.)
    (support, information, resources as well as advocacy for youth)

  104. OutRage! (United Kingdom)
    note: committed to radical, non-violent direct action and civil disobedience

  105. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays PFLAG (Canada)

  106. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays PFLAG (U.S.)

  107. Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples (U.S.)
    note: a resource for same-sex couples...through a variety of media...impressive number of full text resources on legal marriage, benefits, relationships, parenting, and immigration; constant updates

  108. People for the American Way/Equal Rights (U.S.)

  109. P.E.R.S.O.N Project (U.S.)
    note: for LGBT equity organizing in k-12 public education, a project of the Youth Assistance Organization

  110. Pink Cross (Switzerland)

  111. PortugalGay
    note: broad spectrum glbt interests incl. travel and tourism, the latter available in English

  112. PortugalPride

  113. Pride At Work. AFL-CIO.
    note: "Out and organizing lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender labor."

  114. The Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines. PROGAY.

  115. RESYST. Resources for Youth, Students and Trainers. Queer Youth Organizing for Radical Social Change. (U.S.)

  116. Romania Action for Gay Men, Lesbians and Bisexuals (Romanian Group in the United Kingdom)

  117. Romanian LesBiGays {on the internet}
    note: under the auspices of: ACCEPT Bucharest

  118. Samtokin (Iceland)
    note: in Icelandic only

  119. Schwules Leben e. V. Schwul in Schleswig-Holstein. (northernmost Germany)
    note: Das Internet Angebot fur Schwule in Schleswig-Holstein

  120. Scouting for All
    note: "mission is to get the Boy Scouts of America to rescind its policy of discrimination against gay youth and adults"

  121. Service Members Legal Defense Network (U.S.)

  122. SETA (Seksuaalinen Tasavertaisuus). The Finnish National Organziation for Sexual Equality
    note: in English or Finnish

  123. SiQRD. Slovenian Queer Resources Directory

  124. Smith and Hughes Barristers & Solicitors (Canada)
    note: legal information on glbt immigration to Canada, click on OUT/LAW Immigration

  125. SOHO Czech Republic
    note: SOHO= Czech abbreviation for Association of Homosexual Citizen's Organizations

  126. spr. stop prisoner rape
    note: SPR seeks to end sexual violance committed against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention.

  127. Stiftung Stonewall (Switzerland)
    note: foundation that supports glbt cultural and political projects

  128. Stockholm Pride 2000
    note: 2-6 August 2000
    note: in Swedish or English

  129. Stonewall Working for Lesbian and Gay Equality (United Kingdom)
    note: for immigration issues click on: Immigration Group

  130. Stop Hate Crimes, Bias Crimes & Homophobia.
    note: developed by Paul Leighton, faculty (criminology, sociology) at Eastern Michigan Universite; links to full text, information

  131. Student Alliance (U.S.)
    note: middle, junior, and high school students

  132. The Swedish Federation for Gay and Lesbian Rights. RFSL. Riksforbundet for homo-och bisexuellas rattigheter.
    note: in Swedish or English (click on British flag)

  133. Ukrainian Gay Worldwide Web

  134. Uncommon Legacy Foundation (U.S.)
    note: offers scholarships and grants; "...a nonprofit foundation dedicated to enhancing the visibility, strength and vitality of the lesbian community..."

  135. The Williams Project
    note: The Williams Project on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law produces many fulltext online studies concerning gay demographics, economic impact of same-sex marriage, hate crimes, sex orientation discrimination, couples, immigration, and international human rights.

  136. YouthSpeak (United Kingdom)
    note: seeks equal rights for young lesbians and gay men


The United Nations - Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again....Highlights Include:

Article 1 - All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood…

Article 2 - Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind…

Article 3 - Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person….

Article 7 - All are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination...

Article 16 - Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family....The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 18 - Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

Article 25 - Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself

Article 27 - Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

Article 29 - Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.


Human Rights Campaign - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Human Rights

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues...

World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Sexual Health and Rights

Since 1978 WAS has been the pre-eminent global organization concerned with sexual health and rights. Our membership represents thousands of experienced & trainee sexologists from a variety of disciplines. With bi-annual Congresses held in different regions of the world, WAS has facilitated sexual health through education, health promotion and networking for three decades. In recent years, the WAS constituency has become involved in advocating for changes in public policy to recognize sexual health and rights as key ingredients in overall health and social justice.


International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression...

Amnesty International - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Human Rights

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression...

Human Rights Watch - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Human Rights

People around the world face violence and inequality – and sometimes torture, even execution – because of who they love, how they look, or who they are. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of our selves and should never lead to discrimination or abuse. Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people’s rights, with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues...

Human Rights First - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Refugees

Human Rights First works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons can access and enjoy fundamental human rights protections. Human Rights First aims to bolster the responses of governments to hate crime violence motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity bias, to challenge laws that criminalize homosexuality, and to improve access for LGBTI refugees to asylum, protection, resettlement, and assistance....

Yogyakarta Principles for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Sexual and Gender Rights

The Yogyakarta Principles are a set of principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. They promise a different future where all people born free and equal in dignity and rights can fulfill that precious birthright....Highlights include:

Principle 2 - Everyone is entitled to enjoy all human rights without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity...

Principle 3 - Persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities shall enjoy legal capacity in all aspects of life...

Principle 5 - Everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, has the right to security of the person and to protection by the State against violence or bodily harm...

Principle 11 - Everyone is entitled to protection from trafficking, sale and all forms of exploitation, including but not limited to sexual exploitation, on the grounds of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity...

Principle 17 - Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental aspect of this right...

Principle 18 - No person may be forced to undergo any form of medical or psychological treatment, procedure, testing, or be confined to a medical facility, based on sexual orientation or gender identity...

Principle 19 - Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. This includes the expression of identity or personhood through speech, deportment, dress, bodily characteristics, choice of name, or any other means, as well as the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, including with regard to human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, through any medium and regardless of frontiers...

Principle 25 - Every citizen has the right to take part in the conduct of public affairs, including the right to stand for elected office, to participate in the formulation of policies affecting their welfare, and to have equal access to all levels of public service and employment in public functions, including serving in the police and military...


Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance collaborates extensively with LGBT non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international agencies in their work for human rights and sexual freedom. The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance (WSFA) is always working to advance the recognition of sexual, gender, and family diversity. As the nation’s leading sexual freedom and human rights organization, honored by Proclamation in Washington, DC, we are uniquely positioned to bring together allies and partners, thereby maximizing our effectiveness and theirs....

United Nations - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues

The first ever United Nations report on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people details how around the world people are killed or endure hate-motivated violence, torture, detention, criminalization and discrimination in jobs, health care and education because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.....

Unidos Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Rights

The mission of Unidos, The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights Organization is to create a multi-issue approach for advocacy, education and convening of and for our communities. Guided by economic justice, feminist, environmental and pro-peace values, UNIDOS joins a global effort to transform systems and policies to create the just and equitable World we know possible......

LGBT - Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

Founded in 2006, the Movement Advancement Project is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. MAPs work is focused on three primary areas: 1) Policy & Issue Analysis, 2) LGBT Movement Overviews, 3) Effective Messaging...
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