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Books

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Health

History

Music and Media

New Jersey Resources

Popular Magazines

Prominent Organizations

 

General

10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked

Here, the Southern Poverty Law Center provides 10 key myths propagated by the anti-gay movement, along with the truth behind the propaganda.

 

AfterEllen.com

"News, reviews,  and commentaries on lesbian and bisexual women in entertainment and the media." The reviews and interviews in the Books section can be useful guides, as can those for movies and music; other features give viewers a sense of popular topics.

 

American Institute of Bisexuality:  Resources

Links to information about sexuality, counseling, spirituality, support groups, etc.

 

American Library Association GLBTRT's Professional Tools

Awards, bookstores, libraries, news, and resource lists galore.

 

Blacklight

This online journal for gay and lesbian people of color offers news, feature articles, and reviews with an international span.

 

Financial Aid for LGBT Students

From the FinAid site, suggestions for scholarships for LGBT students.

 

Campus Pride Index

Search this national database of LGBTQ-Friendly colleges and universities.

 

Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives

The purpose of this essay is to clear up a few of these misunderstandings and discuss some of facts surrounding gay relationships and marriage, gay and straight.

 

GLBTQ Encyclopedia (Archived as of August 2015)

"glbtq.com, which housed the world's largest encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture, closed on August 1, 2015. Most of the encyclopedia's entries, essays, and interviews have been archived online."

 

LGBT Religious Organization Resource List

A list of different religious groups who help their LGBTQ+ members. From PBS. 

 

LGBTQ Definitions for Adults

Many people refrain from talking about sexual orientation and gender identity because they are unsure of what to say or are afraid of saying the wrong thing. After all, language around gender, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression can shift rapidly. This glossary was written to give adults the words and meanings to help make conversations easier and more comfortable.

 

LOGOonline

See it here for free: video and television, with comedy, travel, popular shows, short and full-length movies.

 

The “Not All Like That” (NALT) Project

Christians explaining how they support LGBTQ people completely and that being Christian shouldn’t mean being anti-LGBTQ.

 

Pew Research Center (LGBT)

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/13/5-key-findings-about-lgbt-americans/ft_17-06-12_lgbtamericans_rise (short version)

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/13/5-key-findings-about-lgbt-americans (long version)

5 key findings about LGBT Americans.

 

PFLAG

https://pflag.org

"It is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies."

 

Religious Institute

http://religiousinstitute.org

"Founded in 2001, it is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual, gender, and reproductive health, education, and justice in faith communities and society." Closed in 2020, but resources are still available on website. 

 

Robyn Ochs:  Bisexual Resources

Organizations, online materials, books, movies, etc.

 

StopBibleAbuse.org

As you look at this site about Bible abuse, you will find two major sections, one that looks at who the people are that abuse the Bible to injure homosexuals; and a second that looks at what the Bible actually says that applies to homosexuals.

 

Help Hotlines:

 

Garden State Equality's Anti-Bullying and Discrimination Helpline 

 

(973) 509-5428 / (877) NJ-BULLY (652-8559)

 

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline 

 

(888) 843-4564

 

The GLBT National Youth Talkline

(Youth serving youth through age 25) 

(800) 246-7743

 

It Gets Better Project: Get Help Resource Center

Provides several hotline listings, plus a database searchable by state for finding local resources for support. 

 

The National Runaway Safeline

1-800-RUNAWAY

 

Newark LGBTQ Community Center

973-424-9555

 

The TransLifeline Transgender Crisis 

(877) 565-8860

 

The Trevor Project 

(866) 488-7386

 

We Are The Youth

"A photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States."

 

For Men:

Black, Gifted & Whole

Black, Gifted & Whole is a nonprofit organization that dedicates itself to the empowerment of young, queer black men. Its Ambassador Program awards partial scholarships to black queer men attending historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.

 

FTM Magazine

FTM Magazine is a printed and digital magazine dedicated to the lives and culture of the FTM and Trans-masculine community. The content is appropriate for all ages and touches on the needs of those at all phases of their transition. Founded in 2013, FTM Magazine proudly offers a platform to the voices in the trans community as they celebrate our lives, promote our culture, and entertain and educate readers.

 

Towleroad.com

News and editorials from a gay perspective.

 

For Women:

Lesbian.org

"News, information, and discussion forums."  Will be posting lesbian studies research.

 

Lesbian Herstory Archives (NYC)

In Brooklyn, NY, this institution is "home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities."

 

Lesbians Who Tech

"Lesbians Who Tech and Allies is a community of LGBTQ women, non-binary and trans individuals in and around tech (and the people who support them)."

 

Mombian

A lifestyle site for lesbian moms.

 

NCLrights.org

From the National Center for Lesbian Rights:  "Understand the issues, get legal information."

 

For Bisexual Folks

Bi.org

Created in 1996 as bisexual.org, this website began with the simple goal of letting bi people know that they are not alone. When it first launched, there were virtually no online resources for the bi community and the few resources that were available were hard to find, highly sexualized, or catered to niche audiences. Since those early years bi.org have grown into a huge global community. Over 20 years later, bi.org continues its mission to connect bi people around the world and provide accurate, accessible, scientifically-sound information about (bi)sexuality. Whether you visit to learn about (bi)sexuality to better understand yourself, better understand a loved one, or simply to learn, we hope you will find this site a valuable resource.

 

Bisexual Resource Center

"The Bisexual Resource Center works to connect the bi+ community and help its members thrive through resources, support, and celebration."

 

For Transgender Folks:

Anti-Oppression: Anti-Transmisia

Resources for understanding and for combating prejudice, along with self-care articles.

 

FORGE

"This site specifically aimed for transgender people mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).  They have recorded webinars on many different issues related to trans individuals."

 

FTM Magazine

FTM Magazine is a printed and digital magazine dedicated to the lives and culture of the FTM and Trans-masculine community. The content is appropriate for all ages and touches on the needs of those at all phases of their transition. Founded in 2013, FTM Magazine proudly offers a platform to the voices in the trans community as they celebrate our lives, promote our culture, and entertain and educate readers.

 

Gender Spectrum

"Raising children who don’t fit neatly into male or female boxes brings a wealth of questions and uncertainties.  Here you will find information and support to assist you in your search for answers."

 

National Center for Transgender Equality (Housing)

Focuses on all type of issues affecting transgender people such as housing violence, family, identity and others.

 

National Center for Gender Equality (Your Rights)

Focuses on al types of issues affecting transgender people from airport security to social security.

 

Trans Justice Funding Project

The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United States, including U.S. territories.

 

TransWhat?

A site dedicated to educating people about what it means to be transgender.

 

Transgender Information Resources by John Otto 

A nice list of links.

 

Transgender Law Center

Focuses on helping transgender people who are Black, live with special abilities, and those who want to share their stories; provides legal help from identity issues to immigration to housing.

 

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

"TLDEF is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people..."

Pro bono services and other legal help are available.

 

TransYouth Family Allies

Founded in 2006, this organization "empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected"

 

More for Intersex People:

Accord Alliance

"The 'go-to' organization for resources and information for health care professionals and the community" regarding health issues for intersex people.

 

Intersex Campaign for Equality

"The Intersex Campaign for Equality  is a multi-gendered, multi-orientation, multi-racial NGO working for human rights for intersex people, particularly the rights to bodily integrity, self-determination, legal recognition, and de-pathologization of intersex traits and non-binary identities in medicine and society."

 

For Asexual Folks

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among allosexual and asexual people alike.

 

Asexuality Archive

A website to compile blog posts about all-things-ace. 


Books

 

American Library Association. GLBT Round Table. Stonewall Book Awards

This award has been in place since 1971. Find the winners here.

 

LGBTQ Recommended Books

A long, annotated list of fiction, drama, poetry and nonfiction. Last updated in 2020.

 

Lambda Literary Foundation: Awards

You can also view lists of earlier award winners for a wide variety of categories (anthologies, anthologies, drama, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, poetry, romance, titles for youth, and more).

 

Lambda Literary Foundation: Reviews

Full-page reviews by writers and editors provide in-depth analysis.

 

Powell's Books

Suggested newer and used titles.

 

Publishing Triangle. Awards

The Publishing Triangle, the Association of Gay Men and Lesbians in Publishing, has been honoring writers since its 1989 founding. Librarians will probably want to offer members of their public all the titles listed here. Also helpful is The 100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels (largely of the twentieth century).

 

Queering the Pandemic Syllabus

This is a working/crowd-sourced document that originated from the facebook group Queer Ph.D. Network as a resource for those looking for a scholarship that provides a queer analysis/response/context to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic of 2020. It is open to whoever should find this information useful.

 

Sistahs on the Shelf

Sistahs on the Shelf is a website dedicated to black lesbian literature and authors. Features include monthly book reviews, a book database, links, info on new releases, and an online discussion group with discussions on various topics from literature to lifestyle topics.

 

Check in the Library catalog under such subjects as:

 


Civil Rights and Social Issues

 

American Civil Liberties Union: LGBT Rights

News, cases, legal documents, resources for advocacy, and more.

 

American Gay Rights Movement:  A Timeline

1924-2016, from the InfoPlease almanac.

 

Anti-Oppression: Anti-Queermisia

Articles and referrals around microaggressions, heteronormality, erasure, violence, coping, support organizations, resources for allies, and much more.

 

Lambda Legal Defense Fund

This organization takes cases in marriage and family, teen and young adult, transgender, senior, health, HIV, workplace, government, Latino, and other discrimination.

 

PFLAG (formerly Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

"PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression."

 

SoulForce

"Soulforce is committed to relentless nonviolent resistance to bring freedom to lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer people from religious & political oppression."

 


Health

 

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association:  Resources for Patients

http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=938&parentID=534

Features a search provider directory.

 

Go Ask Alice

http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Information is provided in a Question and answer format. From Columbia University.

 

Lesbian and Bisexual Health

https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/women.htm

CDC links for frequently asked questions, resources, etc.

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/links.htm

"Find resources and publications for clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals related to LGBT health." 

 

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: Publications

http://avp.org/ncavp 

A source of reports on hate crimes.

 


History

 

Against Equality: Queer Challenges to the Politics of Inclusion

Against Equality is an online archive, publishing, and arts collective focused on critiquing mainstream gay and lesbian politics. As queer thinkers, writers and artists, we are committed to dislodging the centrality of equality rhetoric and challenging the demand for inclusion in the institution of marriage, the US military, and the prison industrial complex via hate crimes legislation.

 

Archives of Sexuality and Gender

This resource is available using your Newark Public Library card. If you don't have one please visit: https://npl.org/librarycard/ or https://npl.org/borrowing-services/ 

 

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history.

 

The History Project

The History Project is the only organization focused exclusively on documenting and preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ communities and sharing that history with LGBTQ individuals, organizations, allies, and the public.

 

Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures

This map documents historical and present examples of third gender and gender non-conforming people around the world.

 

OutHistory

“Think deeply and critically about historical evidence and what it means to understand LGBT and heterosexual life in the perspective of society and time.”

 

Transgender Timeline

Events from ancient times through 2013.

 


Music and Media

 

Do I Sound Gay?

https://www.doisoundgay.com

The documentary had its world premiere in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won Runner Up, People's Choice Award, Documentary.

 

Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change

This film tells the story of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the fires in Santa Rosa, California, two-near simultaneous climate-related disasters in the fall of 2017, through the voices of LGBTQ people who lived through them and were part of the community response. The film explores the vulnerability of LGBTQ communities to climate disasters and also lifts up queer and trans strategies for resilience, transition, and survival.

 

Frameline

http://www.frameline.org

“Founded in 1977, Frameline's mission is to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts.”

 

Ladyslipper Records

http://www.ladyslipper.org

Music—over 15,000 titles—to appeal to gay men and to lesbians and other women.

 

The Mask You Live In 

http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in-film

It is about a group of "boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating the narrow American definition of masculinity."

 

WolfeVideo

http://wolfevideo.com

DVDs for gay and lesbian people of all ages.

 

Women Make Movies

http://wmm.com

Offers a catalog of cinema by women, generally about women from many backgrounds; multicultural. Excellent production values, generally documentaries.

 


New Jersey Resources

 

African American Office of Gay Concerns

877 Broad Street, Suite 211, Newark, NJ 07102

973-639-0700 / 10am-5pm (Mon-Fri)

“The African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 2001 by its founder and current Executive Director Gary Paul Wright, to ensure that men of color who were gay-identified, bisexual or men who had sex with other men (MSM) had a voice in the fight against HIV/AIDS… [Offers free condoms and HIV tests.]”

 

AIDS Resource Foundation for Children Project Nest Transitional Housing Program

“St. Clare’s Housing Program provides supportive housing to people living with HIV/AIDS. These affordable, desirable homes provide families with the stability needed to live healthy lives. The Housing Program at St. Clare’s is committed to assisting people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) find and obtain suitable housing, utility, and rental assistance. ARFC has a 46-unit Permanent Scattered Site Housing program, as well as 40 additional ARFC-owned and maintained housing units for PLWHA in the Newark area with site-based rental subsidies in place.”

 

Broadway House

http://broadwayhouse.org/ 

298 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104

Phone: 973-268-9797 ext. 1039

“Provides comprehensive, integrated, multiple modality AIDS services. Open to all members of the community, and have a committed dedication to the gay and lesbian community as well as the diverse minority community of Newark.”

 

Garden State Equality

http://www.gardenstateequality.org

"Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community." 

 

Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County

http://www.gaamc.org

"GAAMC is a not-for-profit volunteer-run organization that provides social, educational, and outreach programs. GAAMC also offers opportunities for individuals to become politically active on issues related to the GLBTI community."

 

Hetrick-Martin Institute, Newark, NJ

https://hmi.org/services/youth-services/

For young people: advocacy, after school programs, counseling, resources, etc.  Internships are available.

 

Hudson Pride Center

http://hudsonpride.org/ 

32 Jones Street

Jersey City, NJ 07306

“A home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social and political well-being.” 

 

Jersey Pride

http://www.jerseypride.org

Grassroots organization that produces New Jersey's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed Pride events.

 

LGBT Students and Allies: A Guide by Rutgers, Newark

https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/lgbtq

 

LGBTQA – A Guide by NJIT, Newark

https://www.njit.edu/diversityprograms/lgbt-history-month

 

New Jersey Gay Life

http://www.njgaylife.com

In business since 1997, this is the original and "official" website for the GLBT community in the Garden State.  Includes an events calendar, business directory, and a directory of organizations. 

 

New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus (Princeton, NJ)

http://www.njgmc.org

"We are always looking for new singers to join our family. No previous experience necessary. Even if you just enjoy singing in the shower, we encourage you to check us out. You don't even have to be able to read music. Just commit to attend rehearsals every Monday evening from September through the beginning of June and have a great time." 

 

New Jersey LGBT Chamber

http://www.njlgbtchamber.org

New Jersey's premier LGBT business organization dedicated to strengthening LGBT businesses in the New Jersey tri-state area.

155 Willowbrook Blvd., Suite 350

Wayne, NJ 07470

973-869-9567

info@njlgbtchamber.org

 

Newark LGBTQ Community Center

https://www.facebook.com/Newark-LGBTQ-Community-Center-122093567813793/

The Newark LGBTQ Community Center is a community-based organization committed to providing safe space, programs, and services that support the well-being of the LGBTQ community and our allies in the Newark, NJ, area.

 

Newark Pride

https://newarkpride.org/

Newark Pride produces great events throughout the area in partnership with the region's leading LGBT organizations.

 

Out in Jersey

http://www.outinjersey.net

News, reviews, links.

 

PFLAG (formerly Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

http://www.pflag.org/ 

Support, advocacy, education, and programs.  New Jersey chapters are at http://bit.ly/pflagnj 

 

Pride Center of New Jersey (Highland Park, NJ)

http://www.pridecenter.org

"The Pride Center of New Jersey is a welcoming place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning men, women and teens to meet, socialize, share, bond, grow in self-awareness and thrive."  

 

Project Web Outreach Works (WOW)

https://www.njcri.org/lgbtq-services

Project WOW (web outreach works) utilizes online outlets and social media to cultivate peer to peer relationships among GLBTQ youth ages 14-24.

 

Queer Justice League Archives

http://queer-justice-league.blogspot.com/2007/12/nyt-article-on-queer-life-in-newark-nj.html

Archived blog with a link to New York Times article about queer life in Newark, NJ.

 

Queer Newark Oral Project

https://queer.newark.rutgers.edu

The founders focused discussions with the goal of developing an initiative to collect and preserve the history of LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming communities in Newark.

 

Rutgers University-Newark LGBT Students and Allies: A Guide

http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/lgbtq  

A resource guide for LGBT students, faculty and staff.

 

Thank Goodness I'm Fabulous ( T.G.I.F.) Peer Advocate Program

http://www.aaogc.org/programs.php 

Newark-based; see African American Office of Gay Concerns listing above.

“The T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness I’m Fabulous) Peer Advocate Project is here to provide young African-American and Latino Transgender girls a safe space, especially the “ballroom” and “sex work” girls. The T.G.I.F. Peer Advocate Project introduces and supports behavior change through community support, HIV/STI prevention education and safer sex information to reduce the transmission of HIV within these communities.”

 


Popular Magazines

 

Advocate

http://www.advocate.com

Popular, longstanding tabloid, largely for gay men but with features for women too.

 

Autostraddle

Founded in March 2009 by Riese Bernard and Alexandra Vega and still run by a dedicated team of passionate weirdos, Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for multiple generations of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).

 

Blacklight

“Blacklight published from 1979 thru 1986. In those years it chronicled the birth of the Black Gay political movement and witnessed the havoc that was the dawn of AIDS. Blacklight has been online since 2001. Our original issues have been digitally archived.” Includes additional articles through 2017.

 

Curve

For lesbians, this magazine “spotlights celebrity interviews, news, politics, shopping, pop culture, style, travel,” celebrities, with personal ads.

 

FTM Magazine

FTM Magazine is a printed and digital magazine dedicated to the lives and culture of the FTM and Trans-masculine community. The content is appropriate for all ages and touches on the needs of those at all phases of their transition. Founded in 2013, FTM Magazine proudly offers a platform to the voices in the trans community as they celebrate our lives, promote our culture, and entertain and educate readers.

 

Gay & Lesbian Review

"Bimonthly review of history, culture, and politics."

 

Lesbian Connection

Reviews, news, obituaries, travel information, and reflections—all by readers—predominate in this bimonthly print publication, which appeals particularly to older women.

 

LGBTQ Nation

LGBTQ Nation is an online news magazine, reporting on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community. LGBTQ Nation has a pro-LGBTQ point of view, but does not shy away from keeping a critical eye on the movement itself.

 

Out Magazine

“A gay and lesbian perspective on style, entertainment, fashion, the arts, politics, culture, and the world at large.”

 

Pink News

PinkNews is the brand for the global LGBT+ community and the next generation. Its mission is to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves.

 

The Transadvocate

The TransAdvocate aims to improve the lives of transgender people through investigative news and nuanced commentary from a boots-on-the-ground trans advocate perspective.

 


Prominent Organizations

 

Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center's mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

 

Anti-Violence Project (NYC)

"AVP was founded in 1980 in Chelsea in reaction to neighborhood incidents of anti-gay violence. Today, AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people each year from all five boroughs of New York City through direct client services and community organizing and public advocacy."

 

API-Equality-LA

Empowering Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities to achieve LGBTQ, racial, and social justice. Together we can create an inclusive, equitable, and just society where all API LGBTQ people will thrive.

 

The Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) 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, ALP works 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.

 

CenterLink

Moving? Traveling? Find an LGBTQ center near you.

 

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

Working through the media (print broadcast, and news) GLAAD shows the challenges that GLBT people face and works to build support for equality. "GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance."

 

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)

Organization started by teachers in Massachusetts working "to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment."

 

Happy Hippies

The Happy Hippies Foundation's mission is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations.

 

Human Rights Campaign

"HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans."

 

Keshet

Keshet envisions a world in which all LGBTQ Jews and their families can live with full equality, justice, and dignity. By strengthening Jewish communities and equipping Jewish organizations with the skills and knowledge they need to make all LGBTQ Jews feel welcome, Keshet work to ensure the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. Keshet also creates spaces in which all queer Jewish youth feel seen and valued and advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

 

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

"Lambda Legal is 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."

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center (NYC)

Library catalog available here.

 

Lesbian Herstory Archives (NYC)

"The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities."

 

LGBT National Help Center

A hotline for confidential counseling, information, and resources.

 

LGBT National Senior Hotline

From the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, "Call the hotline at 1-888-234-7243. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 4pm - midnight, Eastern Time and on Saturday from noon to 5PM Eastern Time. Prefer to use email? Reach out at Help@LGBThotline.org."

 

Love Is Respect

At this resource about safe and healthy relationships, find dating FAQs, what to look for in a partner, what consent is, communication, conflict resolution, when and how to break up, texting and sexting, how to stop being abusive, getting legal help, and much more.

 

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity

The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims.

 

My Friend's Place

My Friend’s Place continues to meet the needs of thousands of youth who turn to us for assistance and guidance to build self-sufficient lives. With a staff of more than 30 and the support of more than 1,000 volunteers a year, My Friend's Place remains dedicated to ending youth homelessness both in our community and beyond.

 

National Center for Transgender Equality

"The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people." At the ID Documents Center on this site learn how to change your name, driver's license, and other records.

 

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

The country’s oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group is training and mobilizing activists to conquer discrimination against LGBTQ people.

 

PFLAG (formerly Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Support, advocacy, education, and programs.  New Jersey chapters are at http://bit.ly/pflagnj 

 

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

For 40-plus years, SAGE has worked tirelessly on behalf of LGBT older people. Building off the momentum of the Stonewall uprising and the emerging LGBT civil rights movement, a group of activists came together to ensure that LGBT older people could age with respect and dignity. SAGE formed a network of support for LGBT elders that’s still going and growing today. SAGE is more than just an organization. It’s a movement of loving, caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBT community.

 

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860 is the hotline number for transgender, non-binary, and gender-questioning people, and the organization also devotes itself to "responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid."

 

The Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people ages 13-24.  Toll-free, call 877-565-8860 or text START to 678678.

 

William Way Community Center (Philadelphia)

"The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming."

 

Williams Institute (Sexual Orientation Law)

"dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.  A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public." 


 

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Thank Goodness I'm Fabulous ( T.G.I.F.) Peer Advocate Program

http://www.aaogc.org/programs.php

Newark-based; see African American Office of Gay Concerns listing above.

“The T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness I’m Fabulous) Peer Advocate Project is here to provide young African-American and Latino Transgender girls a safe space, especially the “ballroom” and “sex work” girls. The T.G.I.F. Peer Advocate Project introduces and supports behavior change through community support, HIV/STI prevention education and safer sex information to reduce the transmission of HIV within these communities.”

 

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