National Resources

American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project works for an America free of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Amnesty International OUTfront advocates for and educates about global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights.

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. Funding supports hundreds of brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. is a project of The American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) and the Bisexual Foundation. This non-profit, public charity supports and sponsors projects likely to promote understanding and visibility about bisexuality through education, research, training, and media outreach.

Bisexual Resource Center is an international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues.

Campus Pride is a national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and genderism at colleges and universities.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere ( COLAGE) is an organization offering support and advocacy for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents.

FTM Surgery is a collection of web properties that provide comprehensive patient education and support for trans men, plus a directory of select Surgeons who perform FTM Gender Reassignment Surgery.

Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education, and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, and HIV-in the context of their families. A research-based, culturally grounded approach is used to help ethnically, socially, and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

The GenderCool Project is a youth-led movement bringing positive change to the world. The youth leaders known as Champions are helping replace misinformed opinions with positive experiences meeting transgender and non-binary youth who are thriving.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality Previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, GLMA is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. Its mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare providers.

GSA Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

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.

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the largest national organization bringing together gay and straight teachers, parents, students, counselors, and other concerned citizens and youth workers for the purpose of taking action to end homophobia in our schools.

Gender Spectrum provides education, training, and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest civil rights organization in the U.S. working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. 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.

Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. As the only LGBTQ organization with a staff of immigration attorneys, Immigration Equality impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund 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.

LGBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling, as well as information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning callers throughout the United States.

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. MAP’s work is focused on three primary areas: Policy; Movement Capacity; and Effective Messaging.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ bias and stigma.

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center – Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national non-profit, public interest law firm that has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.

National Center for Transgender Equality is a non-profit social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.

National Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is the primary organization for LGBT topics in higher education, and maintains a directory of professionally staffed LGBT college/university offices, calendar of meetings, jobs listing, campus climate reports, and nondiscrimination policies.

National LGBTQ Task Force was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement’s leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.

National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States with more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Organization Intersex International (OII)-USA: Intersex in America is part of the world’s largest intersex advocacy organization, with branches on six continents, representing over ten languages. Founded in 2003 by and for intersex people, OII’s mission is to attain human rights for intersex infants, children, and adults, particularly the right to bodily integrity and self-determination.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workplace equality. They partner with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.

OutRight seeks to advance human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world by developing critical partnerships at global, regional, and national levels to build capacity, document violations, advocate for inclusion and equality, and hold leaders accountable for protecting the rights of all LGBTIQ people.

Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and social acceptance of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference is an annual free conference that offers three full days of workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities, and allies.

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential-despite the obstacles often put before them-to make a significant impact on society.

Queer Resources Directory (QRD) is an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information on every facet and issue related to sexual minorities. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.

Soc. Bi has been an online, open forum on bisexuality since 1991.

Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. The SPLC’s work on LGBT issues has spanned decades-from an early case challenging the military’s anti-gay policy, Hoffburg v. Alexander, to the monitoring of anti-LGBT hate and extremist groups today.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Southeastern Trans Resource Guide -This resource guide was created to assist transgender people in accessing essential, yet hard to find, resources in the Southeast.

Trans Empowerment Project is moving the Trans* community out of crisis and into empowerment by focusing on the abolition of white supremacy to ensure that our most marginalized community members, Disabled Queer and Trans* People of Color, can thrive and live their best lives.

TransFamily Support Services guide transgender/non-binary youth and their families through the gender transitioning process to help make it the most positive experience possible. We provide family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, help navigating the legal system, and support at schools. All services are provided at no fee.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Unid@s is the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights Organization. Its mission is to create a multi-issue approach for advocacy, education, and convening of and for the Latina/o communities.

U.S. Birth Certificates offer guidelines you’ll need to follow in order to update your birth certificate to reflect your change of gender. Identity documents, of course, are issued by your state of residence and the rules for any and all alterations vary state-by-state. Therefore it’s important to know what steps you will need to take in order to reflect your new identity.

Welcoming Schools is the nation’s premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students. – A simple breakdown to explain asexuality. There are also downloadable pamphlets to help explain.