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Working through the media to provide powerful stories from the LGBTQ+ community. GLAAD is dedicated to spreading awareness of the barriers that LGBTQ+ people face in order educate others and increase support.


The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is driven to ensure equal healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare providers. The association has addressed a broad spectrum of health related issues pertaining to the LGBT community.


A national database of trans-friendly health care providers, organized by city and health care needs. Currently serving Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle, and are working quickly to expand. 

GLBT National Help Center

Non-profit organization focused on providing peer support, community connections, and resource information regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Trans Lifeline

"Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by 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."

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

"The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility 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 for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence."

Transgender Law Center

"Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation."

Lambda Legal

A "legal organizations whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work." Offers volunteering opportunities.

Immigration Equality

An organization that offers free legal resources for LGBT and HIV positive immigrants.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association (ILGA)

"A worldwide federation of 1100 member organizations from 110 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex rights."

National Center for Lesbian Rights

"NCLR's programs focus on employment, immigration, youth, elder law, transgender law, sports, marriage, relationship protections, reproductive rights, and family law to create safer homes, safer jobs, and a more just world."

Trans Women of Color Collective

"Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) was created to cultivate economic opportunities and affirming spaces for trans people of color and our families, to foster kinship, build community engage in healing and restorative justice through arts, culture, media, advocacy and activism."

Astraea Lesbian Foundation

Works to advance LGBTQI human rights globally, with a focus on reinforcing the political leadership of lesbians, women, transgender people, and people of color.

The Trevor Project

Offering free and confidential phone and instant/text messaging for crisis intervention, in addition to social networking opportunities with other LGBTQ+ youth.

Campus Pride

Campus Pride strives to create all-inclusive LGBTQ+ friendly campuses through working to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future positive actions for colleges/universities.

Human Rights Campaign

A civil rights organization dedicated to promoting the inclusion and embrace of LGBTQ+ people throughout society, whether at home, at work, or in any community setting.

LGBTQ Scholarships

Affordable Colleges Online has developed a search tool specifically for LGBTQ+ scholarships and financial aid.

Willamette University

Gender Resource and Advocacy Center (GRAC)

Montag Loft
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
GRAC: 503-370-6728
Sexual Assault Response Advocates Hotline: 503-851-4245
Confidential Advocate: 503-375-5361

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