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Law, Politcs and Rights
OutRight Action International (formerly known as International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission)
Dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who face discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The site includes the organization's publications and information on various countries.
National legal organization whose mission is to "safeguard and advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV."
National Center for Transgender Equity
National advocacy center for transgender rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Frouce
Civil rights organization seeking to build political power "from the ground up."
Sylvia Rivera Project
Non profit NYC based law collective that seeks to increase the political voice of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services.
Transgender Law and Policy Institute
Non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy for transgender people, "brings experts and advocates
together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality."
Based at UCLA, the institute focuses on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy through research and scholarship.
Black & Pink
"Open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people." B & P believes that there is a "specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people" & seeks to "respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing."
Audre Lorde Project
"The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities."
FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City.
Queers for Economic Justice
Queers for Economic Justice is a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.
Audrey Lorde: There is No Such Thing as a Single Issue