Links to Local, State, and National Organizations

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In Alphabetical Order

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) – LGBT Rights
LGBT Rights

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons
This is the official web site for Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons. With chapters around the world, Affirmation serves the needs of gays, lesbians, bisexual LDS and their supportive family and friends through social and educational activities. Soulforce especially recommends you visit their Virtual Memorial dedicated to the memory of Mormons who have taken their own lives, victims of the spiritual violence done them by their antiGLBT church teachings and actions.
www.affirmation.org

American Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

http://www.afsc.org/

Americans United for Separation of Church and State
www.au.org

Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB)
http://www.bpfna.org/

A Letter To Louise
http://www.godmademegay.com/

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
http://www.bpfna.org/

Building an Inclusive Church
www.winternet.com

Changing Sexual Orientation: Does Counseling Work?
Dr. Ariel Shidlo is a psychologist in New York who is doing a study on conversion therapies. His study is "Changing Sexual Orientation: Does Counseling Work?" They’ve interviewed 190 persons who have gone through exgay or aversive therapies and are looking for another 30. If you are willing to be questioned for this important study, contact Dr. Shidlo from the following link:
http://www.conversionreport.com/

Cathedral of Hope
www.cathedralofhope.com

Center for Progressive Christianity
www.tcpc.org

Critical Reflections: Homosexuality and the Bible (Reflections)
What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Is homosexuality against Scripture? A web site takes an insightful look. Message board.
http://www.criticalreflections.com/homosexuality_bible.htm

Dignity USA
Dignity/USA envisions and works for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society. Through their national organization and many local chapters, Dignity works for education, for the reform of the Church’s teachings and pastoral practices toward sexual minorities, and for the acceptance of all people as full members of the Church.
www.dignityusa.org

Dorothy Day
www.catholicworker.org

Emergence International
Emergence International is a world-wid communicty of Christian Scientists, their families and friendsthat provides spiritual and educational support for LGBTQ people, as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism.
www.emergence-international.org

Epistle Magazine
A web magazine for the inspiration and encouragement of GLBT Christians
www.epistle.us

Evangelicals Concerned Western Region, Inc.
ECWR is a nationwide ministry of Christ-centered, Bible-believing, evangelical gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) Christians. ECWR is not a church, but a network of groups of friends whose primary purpose is to provide reconciliation, integration and opportunities for Christian growth for Christian GLBT peoples.
www.ecwr.org

Family Acceptance
www.familyacceptance.com

Fellowship of Reconciliation
www.forusa.org

Freedom to Marry
www.freedomtomarry.org

Gay and Christian: Good News from the Bible
www.othersheep.org

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
www.glaad.org

Gay Catholic Forum
A gifted people sharing their faith.
www.GayCatholicForum.org

Gay is OK!
http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/gender/site/index.htm

Gay is OK! Emergency Numbers
Emergency Numbers

Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network
www.glsen.org

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Find a GLBT-Friendly Medical Doctor
www.glma.org

Gay Yellow Pages
http://gayellowpages.com

God Made me Gay (ALetterto Louise)
www.godmademegay.com

Human Rights Campaign
www.hrc.org

Interfaith Working Group
www.iwgonline.org

Keshet Rabbis
Keshet-Rabbis hold that GLBT Jews should be embraced as full, open members of all Conservative/Masorti congregations and institutions. Through our understanding of Jewish sources and Jewish values, we affirm that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews may fully participate in community life and achieve positions of professional and lay leadership.
www.keshetrabbis.org

Lambda Legal and Education Defense Fund
www.lambdalegal.org

Lee Ellis
www.leeellis.com

Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force
www.lgirtf.org

Liberals Like Christ
www.liberalslikechrist.org

Lutherans Concerned North America
Lutherans Concerned North America stands as a community of faith, modeling the gospel with the church and within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities. We seek to employ the Gospel’s principals of inclusiveness and justice, celebrating God’s gifts of sexuality and diversity.
www.lcna.org

Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministries
http://www.elm.org/

Marriage Equality
http://www.marriageequality.org

More Light Presbyterians – Ecumenical Resources
GLBT-Friendly Groups
www.mlp.org

National Council of Churches
This is the official web page for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the nation’s leading organization in the movement for Christian ecumenical cooperation. The NCC’s 36 Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox member communions and denominations include more than 50 million persons in 140,000 local congregations in communities across the United States. And though the NCC refuses to accept the UFMCC as a member, the NCC director and staff offer friendship and support to the GLBT community in many other ways.
www.ncccusa.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
www.ngltf.org

National Organization for Women "Lesbian Rights"
www.now.org

Nehiri: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality
Nehirim builds community for GLBT Jews, partners, at allies. Our retreats and other programs transform lives, and inspire GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender) Jews to be agents for change in their home communities.
www.nehirim.org

Nonviolence Help
http://nonviolencehelp.tripod.com
This website contains nonviolence resources for trainers and activists. Information on theory and practice of nonviolent social change, case studies and training agendas.

The Nonviolence Web
www.nonviolence.org

The Other Side
A very important magazine created by a community of creative activists dedicated to helping the Christian church "do justice and love mercy" in our modern world. We recommend it enthusiastically.
www.theotherside.org

Out Youth Austin
A non-profit organization providing services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth ages 12 to 19 in Austin and central Texas.
www.outyouth.org

PaceBene – Franciscan peace organization
www.paceebene.org

Parents, Family, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Bis and Ts)
www.pflag.org

People for the American Way
www.pfaw.org

Pride Senior Network
www.pridesenior.org

Queer Asian Spirit
Queer Asian Spirit is an organization dedicated to affirming and supporting the
spiritual lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and
questioning people of Asian descent everywhere.
http://www.queerasianspirit.org

Rainbow Baptists
www.rainbowbaptists.org

Rainbow Connection
The Rainbow Connection offers resources for parents of gay children, including parents’ stories, recommended reading, help finding support groups, and access to statements from national professional organizations.
http://www.the-rainbow-connection.org

Rainbow of Equality
Dedicated to helping GLBT equality. Rainbow of Equality has lots ofinformation for helping to achieve individual liberty. With important petitions, articles and definitive rebuttals to anti-gay claim, it is based on nonbiased, empirical reason and facts, along withstudies byleading scientific professional organizations. It also has been designed to be very easy to educate the public about the truth about homosexuality.
http://rainbowofequality.onasoapbox.com

Reluctant Journey
www.reluctantjourney.co.uk

Remembering our Dead
http://gender.org/remember/about/core.html

Sanctuary Collective
Sanctuary Collective inspires, empowers, and supports young LGBTQ adults and allies living and organizing for justice in Christian communities by training them and connecting them with a supportive collective of people – because every person can be a force for change in their own community and in the world.
www.sanctuarycollective.org

Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International, Inc.
Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International, Inc. (Kinship) is a nonprofit support organization which ministers to the spiritual, emotional, social, and physical well-being of Seventh-day Adventist lesbian, gay men, bisexual, and trans-gendered individuals and their families and friends.
www.sdakinship.org

Scouting for All
www.scoutingforall.org

Service Members Legal Defense Network
www.sldn.org

SisterFriends-Together
SisterFriends Together is an outreach ministry of Grace Unfolding Ministries, and we exist to provide a safe and welcoming online faith community for lesbian, bisexual, questioning and transgender women. It’s a place where women can share fears and ask questions in their journey to reconcile and integrate their sexuality and faith.
www.christianlesbians.com

Southern Poverty Law Center
www.splcenter.org

Spiral Scouts
www.spiralscouts.org

Straight Spouse Network
The Straight Spouse Network is an international organization of heterosexual spouses and partners whose current or former mates are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Members provide confidential support and resource information to spouses and partners worldwide.
www.ssnetwk.org

Tolerance
A new website from our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center that awakens people to the problems of hate and intolerance, to prompt them to action, and to encourage them to dig deeper into themselves and the injustices that still face the country.
www.tolerance.org

Training for Change
www.trainingforchange.org

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project website has important information on identifying suicidal signs, how to assist someone with suicidal tendencies and resources for more detailed information. The Trevor Website also houses "Dear Trevor" a confidential Question & Answer forum for young people. The Trevor Teaching Guide, to be used in a classroom setting in conjunction with the short film "Trevor," is available free of charge on the website. Copies of the short film are available by contacting the administrative offices.
www.TheTrevorProject.org

Unitarian Universalist Association Office for GLBT Concerns
Over the decades, the "UUs" have been our special friends offering sanctuary to GLBT people of faith who have been cast out by their Christian churches.
www.uua.org

United Church of Christ
www.ucc.org

United Methodist Reconciling Ministries Network
www.rmnetwork.org

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
www.ufmcc.com

Walt Whitman Community School
A private alternative secondary school which emphasises the acceptance of sexual orientation diversity.
www.waltwhitmanschool.org/

WeHoChurch
There are lots of churches for religious people. WeHoChurch was created to be a place for you to celebrate God’s love and make new friends in a safe and non-religious setting in West Hollywood. Our one-hour service presents Christian principles in a relevant, innovative and even fun way, just not religious.
http://www.wehochurch.com

We 2 Have Parental Rights
www.we2haveparentalrights.com

Youth Pride Alliance in DC
www.youthpridedc.org

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