Activism: Groups, Individuals, Resources
The American Civil Liberties has an entire section dedicated to our rights.
Includes information on the many court cases it has brought on our behalf.
You know you want to do something, but you don't know
quite how to go about doing it. Here's the place to find out how to do, what you
want to do, when you want to do it --- or even give you the idea of what to do
in the first place.
Transcript of an excellent chat with Ellen's Mom.
Dealing with issues of online censorship on local, national and international
You've seen and heard ads purchased by this group to combat the proselytizing of
the far right.
Excellent source for progressive thoughts from progressive newspapers across the
Formed by queer cybergeeks, you can volunteer or just join in the many
activities, both on and offline.
Earn and Donate
No gimmicks, no tricks, just a few places where one can really make a little
money here or there. Very little, but even a little can be donated to a
Privacy Information Center
EPIC is there to protect everybody's privacy on the Net, and has taken many
stands with respect to our right to privacy.
Keeping a constant eye on the "bad guys" and their activities.
Speaking out for our rights in the workplace and life in general. Many projects,
such as "Coming Out Project" to wet your whistle.
GLAAD is a media watchdog organization, ensuring that our voice is heard when
there are negative TV, film and other media portrayals about us.
Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Like its non-gay counterpart, watching out for our human rights around the
International Lesbian and Gay Association, a worldwide group that organizes all
the organizations for worldwide activities and action.
Defense and Education Fund
The oldest legal organization fighting for our rights, keep up to date on the
legal issues of today, and be prepared for those of tomorrow.
Includes a handbook for dealing with homophobia and promoting action, both on
Gay and Lesbian Federation of Gay and Lesbian Associations
Available in French, English, German, and Spanish, this world-wide organization
focuses on "defending gay and lesbian rights, health, and political and
cultural movements of homosexual people."
Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF is the oldest queer political organization in the country and quite
possibly the most effective.
Against the Right
A handbook on how to organize to combat "the right" in your
neighborhood, city, state ... well, you get the idea.
For The American Way
A wonderful group that watches out for everybody's rights and keeps an eye on
the part of the "right" that is a "wrong."
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Founded by the parents of a
lesbian, PFLAG provides information, literature and speakers all to our benefit.
A multi-media awareness campaign sponsored and organized by PFLAG.
Dedicated to the legal, safe, and responsible use of firearms for self-defense
of the sexual-minority community. In other words, "NRA Light (in the
Scouting for All was founded in response to the Boy Scout policy that bars gay
men and boys. Excellent resources and information.
You can passively donate to a wide-variety of lesbigay organizations by visiting
sponsoring web sites. I chose "Project Angel Food." Don't forget to
set Gay/Lesbian Issues as the page you end up at when you're done!
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