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LGBT Websites

The Advocate
This news and entertainment magazine also provides links to LGB-related websites.

AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Family
AFFIRM’s goal is to support LGBT relatives and educate psychologists regarding LGBT issues.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The Lesbian and Gay Rights page of the ACLU site provides updates on ACLU’s efforts on behalf of LGB people.

American Psychoanalytic Foundation
The American Psychoanalytic Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of psychoanalysis through community outreach, education, research, and clinical programs. Its website summarizes a public forum on homophobia held in conjunction with its Committee on Issues of Homosexuality.

American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. and is the world’s largest association of psychologists. Its Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns provides a variety of useful resources for LGBT people and their allies and supports the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual and Transgender Concerns. 

American Psychological Association for Graduates Students (APAGS)
APAGS sponsors a Committee on LGBT concerns and provides a variety of resources of value to LGBT students.

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER)
AVER is an association of active, reserve, and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the US Armed Forces.

BiNet - USA
BiNet collects and distributes information regarding bisexuality, facilitates the development of bisexual communities and visibility, works for equal rights and liberation of bisexuals and all oppressed peoples, and works to eradicate all forms of oppression.

The Diversity Web 
A compendium of campus practices and resources dealing with diversity in higher education.

Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE)
EGALE’s mission is to advance equality for LGB Canadians primarily at the federal level. Its work includes political action, legal interventions, and public education.

Family Pride Coalition
Family Pride seeks to advance the well-being of LGBT parents and their families.

Freedom to Marry
Headed by Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD is a national organization that has had considerable impact on the way LGB people are portrayed in the media.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
GLMA combats homophobia within the medical profession and in society while promoting quality healthcare for LGBT and HIV-positive people.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN works to end bigotry in K-12 schools. Through its growing network of chapters, GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Gay Parent Magazine
Gay Parent Magazine provides information for LGB people who are or wish to be parents.

Gender Education and Advocacy
GEA is a national organization seeking to educate and advocate for all who suffer from gender-based oppression.

Dr. Gregory Herek’s website
This site features work by Dr. Gregory Herek, an internationally recognized authority on sexual prejudice (also called homophobia), hate crimes, and AIDS stigma.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
HRC offers information about renewing America’s commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS, ending workplace discrimination, launching a rapid response to antigay hate legislation, and focusing attention on lesbian health issues.

The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
IFGE advocates for freedom of gender expression by promoting the understanding and acceptance of all people’s sexual orientation.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
IGLHRC works to protect and advance the human rights of those subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

LAMBDA Institute of Gay and Lesbian Studies (Canada)
LAMBDA is a locally based research and education centre for educators, scholars, specialists, students, and other interested persons concerned with gay and lesbian social issues.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Lambda is a legal organization working for the civil rights of LGB people and people with HIV/AIDS.

Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force (LGIRTF)
LGIRTF focuses on the needs of binational couples, immigrants with HIV/AIDS, and sexual orientation-based asylum seekers.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Professionals 
Since its founding in 1975, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus has been an association of public health professionals committed to furthering LGBT issues within the American Public Health Association and the field of public health at large. 

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
NCLR is a legal resource center committed to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
NCTE is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE monitors federal activity, provides congressional education, and has established a center of expertise on transgender issues.

National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
The Consortium’s mission is to critically transform higher education environments so that LGBT students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni/ae have equity in every respect.

National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce (NGLTF)
NGLTF is a progressive civil rights organization that supports grassroots organizing and advocacy.

National LGBT Bar Association 
A national association of legal professionals, law students, and affiliated LGBT legal organizations.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)
NOGLSTP is a national organization of GLBT people employed or interested in scientific or high technology fields.

National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)
The NYAC advocates to improve the lives of LGBT and questioning youth.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG works with both national and local media to generate awareness of PFLAG’s mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Partners Task Force for Gay and Lesbian Couples
Partners Task Force focuses on issues of concern to same-sex couples, including legal marriage and sources of support.

Proud Parenting
Proud Parenting addresses the needs of LGBT parents and their families.

Queer Resources Directory (QRD)
QRD is an electronic library which can be searched by date or subject heading.

Rockway Institute
The Rockway Institute brings together scientific and professional expertise to counter antigay prejudice and inform public policies affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Service members Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
SLDN is a legal aid, watchdog, and policy organization for service members harmed by the U.S. military policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue, Don’t Harass.”

Soulforce supports freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the “practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.”

Teaching Tolerance
Teaching tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The companion site,, provides access to materials for use in K-12 classrooms.’s focus is supporting people who are considering or currently are working with trans related topics via research, writing, teaching, and other academic ventures.

University LGBT Programs
A listing of LGBT and Queer Studies programs in the US and Canada maintained by John Younger.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
WPATH seeks to further the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders by professionals in the medical and social sciences. WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulates a professional consensus about the psychiatric, psychological, medical, and surgical management of gender identity disorders.

Date created: 2013