Political and Legal

ACLU LGBT Project – Fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights through the courts, legislatures and public education.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) – Promotes and ensures 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.

GLAD: Legal Advocates and Defenders for the LGBTQ Community  –  A leading legal rights organization in New England and U.S. nationally, dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – Works for equal rights for LGBT people by taking political action, education, and sponsoring action networks. The website has much important information on all aspects of LGBT civil rights, including healthcare.

Human Rights Watch – Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world by standing with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. Their work on behalf of LGBT rights is strong internationally; the HRW web site provides information about LGBT rights organizations in many countries around the world.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund – Committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through litigation, education, and public policy work.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – Organizes and trains people at the grassroots level to lobby to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation and pass pro-LGBT legislation and other measures. Analyzes and reports on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) – Committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute – A comprehensive transgender legal resource, providing up-to-date publications, cases, briefs and news on transgender legal issues.

Transgender Law Center – A civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. TLC utilizes direct legal services, public policy advocacy, and educational opportunities to advance the rights and safety of diverse transgender communities.

The European Human Rights Centre (EHRC) – EHRC represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organizations interested in the promotion of Human Rights throughout Europe and beyond.

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