American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): The ACLU’s Lesbian & Gay
Rights Project fights discrimination against LGBT people and families.
Equality Florida: A statewide education and advocacy organization dedicated to eliminating discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, gender and class.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): Dedicated to
promoting and ensuring 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. www.glaad.org
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN): A national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students. www.glsen.org
GSA Network (Gay, Straight Alliance): trans and queer youth uniting for racial and gender justice. https://gsanetwork.org
Human Rights Campaign: (HRC) A bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity.
Lambda Legal: A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force: The first national lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender civil rights and advocacy organization, a leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.
Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG): Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Safe schools coalition: a public-private partnership, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth, working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org
SoulForce: The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. www.soulforce.org
The Trevor Project: Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
Watermark: Central Florida’s largest bi-weekly gay newspaper. http://www.watermarkonline.com