The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
This is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the GLBT community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. The Hotline offers free and confidential peer-counseling, information, and local resources for cities and town throughout the United States. The Hotline speaks with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information and lots more. The Hotline also maintains the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Our database contains information on social and support groups as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. We also have information on GLBT-friendly businesses and professionals.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. At this point GLSEN has successfully hosted 8 national conferences to bring together student leaders, educators, chapter leaders and activists. GLSEN also sponsors the National Day of Silence, which close to 2 million students, teachers, and staff have been a part of at 3029 school campuses across the country. GLSEN's newest national project is National No Name Calling Week. In coalition with leading education organizations, including the National Education Association, GLSEN is proud to be a part of an event geared toward educating middle school students about the negative impact of bullying and harassment.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that GLBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress, mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress, and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies.
Families Like Mine
This is a website created by Abigail Garner, author of the Lambda Literary finalist, Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent(s).
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
NCAVP addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the LGBT and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. NCAVP is dedicated to creating a national response to the violence plaguing these communities. Further, NCAVP supports existing anti-violence organizations and emerging local programs in their efforts to document and prevent such violence.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (NGLTF)
The first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. NGLTF remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. They work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders and organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation. Our Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. Headquartered in Washington, DC, they also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Cambridge.
This is a leading global online media company offering consumer services, news and entertainment to the LGBT community. The company serves its growing base worldwide through a comprehensive group of branded businesses featuring diverse chat, news, entertainment, travel, dating, personal finance, career, shopping and community services.
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