Regional & National Organizations
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor. If the rights of society’s most vulnerable members are denied, everybody’s rights are imperiled.
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy and education, GLAD works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status and sexual orientation.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is a national education organization working to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Their mission is to safeguard and advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and policy work. Their legal experts select the cases that will change or interpret laws in order to have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV.
LGBT Rights Toolkit – Campaign for Southern Equality
The LGBT Rights Toolkit website is brought to you by the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE). Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the Campaign for Southern Equality is a non-profit organization that advocates for the full equality of LGBTQ individuals and families across the South.
NOOGA Diversity Center
Nooga Diversity Center (NDC) provides an affirming environment with connection to a network of local area resources as well in-house physical and mental health support groups, and tailored programming that is informational, educational, social, recreational, includes arts and culture and is focused on out LGBTIQ patrons and their families. Additionally, we provide community outreach programs to bring about broader acceptance and understanding of diversity.