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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resources » Organizations
The Aids Coalition to Unleash Power " is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis."
"AIDS Action, founded in 1984, is the national AIDS organization dedicated to the development, analysis, cultivation, and encouragement of sound policies and programs in response to the HIV epidemic. We do this through the dissemination of information and the building and use of advocacy on behalf of all those infected with/affected by HIV/AIDS."
Bisexual Resource Center
This nonprofit, educational organization's site "makes available a number of. . . publications, as well as other resources about bisexuality and/or bisexuals. In conjunction with commercial distributors, we also provide virtual storefronts to provide convenient access to bi-related books, videos, and recordings." Includes an essay by Liz Highleyman titled "A Brief History of the Bisexual Movement."
Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (CSSMM)
"The Center promotes the interdisciplinary analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and othermarginalized sexual identities in the armed forces." Includes scholarly articles, teaching and research resources, program calendar, and newsletter.
"DignityUSA works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support."
Frameline is an organization whose "mission is to support, develop, and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer visibility through media arts. Through a variety of programs and activities,Frameline provides access to films and videos dealing with a wide variety of issues related to sexuality and gender. Eachyear Frameline presents the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival,the world's oldest and largest event of its kind."
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
"The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated topromoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia anddiscrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation."
Gay and Lesbian Education Network (GLSEN)
Organization which fosters safe-school laws and policies.
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
"The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay and lesbian community by offering free and totally anonymous information, referrals and peer-counseling."
Gay Men's Health Crisis
Information as well as numerous services available to people living with HIV/AIDS. Site is also available in Spanish.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network "is the leading organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools."
Human Rights Campaign
"The Human Rights Campaign works on behalf of more than 500,000 diverse members to ensure equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community."
Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies (IGLSS)
"From groundbreaking research on giving and volunteering to analysis of the economic status of lesbians and gay men, IGLSS leads the way in research and analysis on issues important to LGBT Americans"
Log Cabin Republicans
"The mission of the Log Cabin Republicans is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians. "
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
"NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights."
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force "is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement."
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
A national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
Safe Schools Coalition (SSC)
"The mission of The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth is to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation."