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Additional LGBT Legal Rights Resources


ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union - LGBT Resources

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.


Lambda Legal - LGBT Legal Advocacy

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.


Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.


American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV/AIDS Project

International Gay And Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

Amnesty International LGBT Rights Division

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.


The Williams Institute

The Williams Institute advances sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high quality research with real-world relevance.


Military Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Southern Poverty Law Center - LGBT Issues

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Founded by civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. in 1971, the SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups. Our innovative Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes – free of charge – documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that promote tolerance and respect in our nation’s schools.


Immigration Equality

Womenslaw.org - Legal Issues and Violence

National Lawyers Guild Queer Caucus


National Lesbian and Gay Law Association


GALLA- Gay and Lesbian Law Alliance


National Center for Lesbian Rights


Legal Action Center - Fights Against Discrimination Towards Those with History of Addiction

Gay Rights - at Change.org



Additional Business, Academic and Legal Resources - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Listings

  1. American Association for Italian Studies. AAIS Queer Caucus
    http://www.aais.info/queer.html

  2. American College Personnel Associations' Standing Committee on LGBT Awareness
    http://www.sclgbta.org/

  3. American Historical Association. Committee on Lesbian and Gay History. CLGH
    http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/clgh/

  4. American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table. GLBTRT of the ALA.
    http://www.ala.org/glbtrt

  5. American Psychological Association. Division 17: Counseling Psychology. Section for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Awareness
    http://www.div17.org/lgba

  6. American Psychological Association. Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues
    http://www.apa.org/divisions/div44

  7. Association des Medecins Gais (France)
    note: association of doctors, specialists, students, psychoanalysts, dentists, physical therapists, psychologists, sexologists
    http://www.medecins-gays.org

  8. Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling
    note: a division of the American Counseling Association
    http://www.aglbic.org

  9. Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
    http://members.aol.com/aglpnat/homepage.html

  10. Association of Lesbian and Gay Psychologists Europe
    http://www.psychologie.uni-trier.de/projects/ALGP/alghome.html

  11. Federal Globe. Gay, Lesbian, and Bi Employees of the Federal Government (U.S.)
    note: with links to employee groups in federal agencies, state agencies, and the private sector
    http://www.fedglobe.org

  12. Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (United Kingdom)
    http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~gladd

  13. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. GLMA (U.S.)
    note: over 2,000 lgbt physicians, medical students and supporters; "combats homophobia in the medical profession and advocates for quality health care for the LGBT community," online table of contents and abtracts to its journal, Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (JGLMA)
    http://www.glma.org

  14. Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network GLSEN (U.S.)
    note: formerly GLSTN, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Teachers Network
    http://www.glsen.org

  15. Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies USA
    note: represents personnel in the US Dept of State, US Agency for International Development, Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Serve and other foreign affairs agencies of the US Government.
    http://www.glifaa.org

  16. GLARP. Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons
    http://gaylesbianretiring.org/

  17. HQ76.3/New England: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Librarians and Library Workers
    note: a special interest group of the New England Library Association
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~jcd/hq763.html

  18. International Association of Lesbian & Gay Judges
    http://home.att.net/~ialgj/

  19. International Association of Lesbian/Gay Pride Coordinators, Inc.
    http://www.interpride.org

  20. International Network of Lesbian and Gay [public] Officials. INGLO
    http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/2663/inlgo.html

  21. League at AT&T
    http://www.league-att.org

  22. LEGAL International. Law Enforcement Gays and Lesbians International
    note: for gay and lesbian criminal justice professionals
    http://members.aol.com/legalint

  23. Lesben im Bibliothekswesen. LiBs (Germany)
    note: lesbians in archives, document and records collections, and libraries; site includes valuable bibliographies on 1) lesbians, gays, and libraries, and 2) recommendations of glbt books for libraries
    http://www.queen-maud.de/seiten/LIBs/LiBs.html

  24. The Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists. LAGAR.
    http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/lagar/home.htm

  25. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in Medicine (LGBTPM) U.S.)
    note: advocates of rights and resources for LGBT medical students and for LGBT patients; a subgroup of the American Medical Students Association
    http://www.amsa.org/adv/lgbtpm

  26. Medical Library Association. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Health Sciences Librarians (SIG) (U.S.)
    note: includes fulltext newsletter and selected resource links
    http://lgbt.mlanet.org

  27. MediGay (Switzerland)
    note: physicians and health care professionals
    note: also available in English; health information for gays and lesbians
    http://www.bboxbbs.ch/home/medigay/

  28. NASPA Gay, Lesbian,Bisexual & Transgendered (GLBT) Issues Knowledge Community.
    National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (U.S.)
    http://www.naspa.org/communities/kc/community.cfm?kcid=7

  29. National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education (U.S.)
    http://www.lgbtcampus.org

  30. National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (U.S.)
    http://www.nglcc.org

  31. National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (U.S.)
    http://www.nlgja.org

  32. National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, affiliate of the American Bar Association
    http://www.nlgla.org/

  33. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (U.S.)
    http://www.noglstp.org/

  34. NIST Globe. Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Employees. National Institute of Standards and Technology. (U.S.)
    http://www.nist.gov/globe

  35. The Publishing Triangle (New York)
    note: the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing; "purpose..is to further publication of books and other materials...by lesbian and gay authors or with lesbian and gay themes"; grants the following awards: Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, The Ferro-Grumley Awards for Lesbian and Gay Fiction, The Randy Shilts-Judy Grahn Wawards for Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction, The Chesley Award for Lesbian and Gay Playwriting. Award winner lists online
    http://www.publishing triangle.org

  36. Salutaris. The NIH Gay and Lesbian Employee's Forum. NIHGLEF (U.S.)
    note: glbt employees of the National Institutes of Health
    http://www.recgov.org/glef

  37. SLA Gay & Lesbian Issues Caucus. Special Libraries Association (U.S.)
    http://www.sla.org/caucus/kglic/

  38. Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.
    http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/iglr/solga/main.html

  39. The Sociologists' Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Caucus (U.S.)
    http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/slgc/

  40. U. S. Department of Justice Pride
    note: with links to glbt organizations in other federal agencies
    http://www.dojpride.org


Additional Business Resources - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Listings


  1. Commerical Closet
    note: a non-profit organization dedicated to charting the evolving worldwide portrayals of the LGBT Community in mainstream advertising..."the world's largest collection of gay advertising..."
    http://www.CommercialCloset.org

  2. Gay & Lesbian Yellow Pages from Gay to Z.
    note: for 14 U.S. cities (as of 4-13-01), Atlanta, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Key West, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio, Tampa/St. Petersburg.
    http://www.glyp.com

  3. The Gay Business Association (UK)
    http://www.gba.org.uk/

  4. International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. IGLTA
    note: tour operator listings, geographical index, interest/activity index; keyword searchable site
    http://www.iglta.com

  5. The Publishing Triangle (New York)
    note: the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing; "purpose..is to further publication of books and other materials...by lesbian and gay authors or with lesbian and gay themes"; grants the following awards: Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, The Ferro-Grumley Awards for Lesbian and Gay Fiction, The Randy Shilts-Judy Grahn Awards for Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction, The Chesley Award for Lesbian and Gay Playwriting. Award winner lists online
    http://www.publishingtriangle.org

Lambda Legal Civil Rights Advocacy and Defense for Sexual Minority


Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.  We select cases that will have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV. We lead high-impact public education campaigns to help people exercise the rights they have and to build public support for equality. We advocate for public policy at the local, state and federal levels to improve the lives of LGBT people, people affected by HIV, and their families and allies....

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...

Transgender Law Center


Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Legal Service Inc.


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex Legal Service Inc is a newly established non-profit and unfunded community-based legal service which began service provision on July 7th, 2010.  The service seeks to assist Queensland LGBTI communities to gain access to justice through the provision of legal and social welfare services. We will also be offering community legal education activities in order to increase awareness of legal rights and responsibilities for LGBTI communities in Queensland and will be actively involved in advocating for law reform and human rights....
 

Southern Poverty Law Center - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Legal Rights


Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression. GLAD’s bold and effective advocacy has achieved scores of precedent-setting legal victories to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression, benefiting individuals, couples and families across New England and throughout the United States...

New England Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders


Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression. GLAD’s bold and effective advocacy has achieved scores of precedent-setting legal victories to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression, benefiting individuals, couples and families across New England and throughout the United States...

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)


The LGBT Law Project at NYLAG provides direct legal services to low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members throughout New York City.  Areas of practice include representation in Family and Supreme Court matters (including orders of protection, custody, visitation), name changes, succession claims in housing, discrimination claims based on gender identity or sexual orientation, employment matters, and document preparation (Advanced Directives, Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament)....

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Law Clinic


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Law Clinic is a new clinic which is a collaborative effort of Harvard Law School’s student-run organization Lambda and Center staff. The Clinic will provide a broad range of direct legal services to the LGBT community with a particular emphasis on family-law related legal issues (child custody, support and visitation, second-parent adoptions, and school-related issues) and estate planning (wills, powers of attorneys, partnership agreements) to ensure that same-sex partners and families are legally protected. In addition to direct legal services, the Clinic will actively participate in creating systemic change and policy reform to further the rights and interests of the LGBT community....
 
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