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LGBTQ+ Subject Guide


Helpful Websites

ACLU: LGBTQ Rights –  A nonprofit organization founded in 1920 "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Human Rights Campaign - Virginia As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.

GLAAD - GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ+ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Rainbow Book Month - Rainbow Book Month is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, and asexual communities.

Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's rights, with activists representing multiple identities and issues.

OutRight Action International - OutRight Action International fights for the human rights for LGBT+ people everywhere. OutRight works at the international, regional, and national levels to research, document, defend, and advance human rights for LGBT+ people around the world.

It Gets Better Project - The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be challenging and isolating, but the good news is no one has to do it alone.

Lambda Legal - Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to fully recognize the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists - Founded in 1990, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators, and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ+ issues. NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists opposes all workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation - The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people.

Society of American Archivists - The Diverse Sexuality and Gender Section (DSGS) was founded in 1989 by members of the Society of American Archivists who were concerned about LGBTQ+ history and the role of members of this community in the archival profession.

The Trevor Project - Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ+) young people under 25.

National Center for Transgender Equality - The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates changing policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.

National LGBTQ Taskforce - The National LGBTQ Task Force advances total freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.

PFLAG - Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's most prominent family and ally organization.

Point Foundation - Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

The Safe Zone Project - The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone training (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions) and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own.