Resources

RESOURCES

WHAT IS PFLAG?

A brief history of PFLAG as shown on the Rachel Maddow Show:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8PkipDe_eI   (8:02 minutes)

Please see the Books & Films page on this website for additional resources.    http://www.pflagcurrycounty.wordpress.com/books-films

EVERYBODY

                                                                                   PFLAG National:        http://www.pflag.org                                                             imagesCA9R5QE4

American Foundation for Equal Rights: The American Foundation for Equal Rights is dedicated to protecting and advancing equal rights for every American.  As the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of California’s Proposition 8, now known as Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER is leading the fight for marriage equality and equality under the law for every American.                  http://www.afer.org

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. And when news outlets get it wrong, GLAAD is there to respond and advocate for fairness and accuracy.                                                                                                                   http://www.glaad.org

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.                                                                              http://www.glsen.org

Human Rights Campaign (HRC):  As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.  Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.hrc.org

Lambda Legal:  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.  http://www.lambdalegal.org

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC):  Our work on LGBT issues spans decades – from an early case challenging the military’s anti-gay policy, Hoffburg v. Alexander, to the monitoring of anti-gay hate and extremist groups today. The SPLC is dedicated to defending the rights of the LGBT community. Our current work has a national reach but is primarily focused on the Southeast where relatively few organizations advocate for this community.    http://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/lgbt-rights

American Foundation for Equal Rights: The American Foundation for Equal Rights is dedicated to protecting and advancing equal rights for every American.  As the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of California’s Proposition 8, now known as Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER is leading the fight for marriage equality and equality under the law for every American.                  http://www.afer.org

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YOUTH

Everything But the Kitchen Sink of Resources:  http://advocatesforyouth.org/component/content/article/727-resources-for-gay-lesbian-bisexual-and-transgender-youth-select-organizations-web-sites-videos

The Health and Rights of Transgender Youth:   Publication.                                                   http://advocatesforyouth.org/component/content/article/2282-the-health-and-rights-of-transgender-youth

Matthew Shepard Foundation:  The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998.  Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs, and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance” through its varied educational, outreach and, advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story.  http://www.matthewshepard.org

Oregon Gay-Straight Alliance:  The Oregon Gay-Straight Alliance  Network is a youth-led organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight  Alliances (GSAs) around the state to each other and community resources. Through  peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA Network supports young  people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs.  The Oregon Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-initiated and student-run  club in a public or private school. The goal of a GSA is to provide a safe,  supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ)  and straight ally youth to meet and discuss sexual orientation and gender  identity issues, and to work to create a school environment free of  discrimination, harassment, and intolerance.                            http://www.oregongsa.org

Point Foundation Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.  Point Foundation seeks the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for LGBTQ undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.  http://www.pointfoundation.org

Trans Student Equality Resource:  Trans Student Equality Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to improving the educational environment for trans* and gender nonconforming students, affirming that one’s gender identity is a valuable form of human diversity. We believe that trans* and gender nonconforming youth should be allowed the same opportunities and respect enjoyed by their peers and that an equal education is a matter of civil rights.  http://transstudent.org

The Trevor Project:   Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.                                                                                                http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

 CHILDREN OF GLBT

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE): In 1988, a small group of young people with gay and lesbian parents came together while their parents were attending an annual Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition International conference. Recognizing that they had much to share with one another and the larger world about growing up in same-sex parent families, they soon began putting out a periodic newsletter and running local chapters across the country. Within two years they had formed a steering committee, drafted a mission statement, and set long-term goals for the nascent organization, and in 1995 opened a volunteer-run national office in San Francisco.  In 1996, COLAGE explicitly added work with children of bisexual and transgender parents to its mission. COLAGE hired its first paid director in 1997, launching a tremendous push for national and institutional growth. In 1999, COLAGE became an independent 501(c)(3) and has subsequently developed and implemented effective community building, leadership development, public education, and advocacy programs.                                                                                                                                                       http://colage.org

COMING OUT

ELDERS

Please see http://www.pflagcurrycounty.wordpress.com/elders

 GAY

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent an incredibly diverse community. Gay and bisexual men have both shared and unique experiences and circumstances that affect their physical health and mental health needs as well as their ability to receive high-quality health services.            http://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/

Men Having Babies   Online surrogacy and parenting resources for gay men.      http://www.menhavingbabies.org/surrogacy-resources/

LESBIAN

Lesbian Connection   For, By & About Lesbians                                                                                                        http://www.lconline.org/

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR):  Mission: NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.  What We Do: NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues.                                                            http://www.nclrights.org

           BISEXUAL/PANSEXUAL

BiNet USA: As America’s umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and all other of us “somewhere in between” people as well as their lesbian, gay, transgender, “straight but not narrow” and questioning friends and allies, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distribute educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities.                                                      http://www.binetusa.org

Bisexual Resource Center   www.biresource.org

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent an incredibly diverse community. Gay and bisexual men have both shared and unique experiences and circumstances that affect their physical health and mental health needs as well as their ability to receive high-quality health services.            http://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/

Human Rights Campaign:People who are attracted to both men and women face specific challenges during the coming out process. Unfortunately, misinformation about bisexuality is widespread, and many bisexual people find that when they come out, they must also work to educate those around them about their sexual orientation.                                               http://www.hrc.org/issues/pages/bisexual

Pansexuality Awareness Network (PAN): On Facebook                                                https://www.facebook.com/TriColorFlag

Bi Bigrade   Insight, Advice, and Support from the Bi Community   http://www.bibrigade.org/    https://www.facebook.com/bibrigade

 

 TRANSGENDER/TRANS* 

 Transitions of the Heart:  Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children by Rachel Pepper, editor.     

A TED TALK BY DECKER MOSS     “Hey Doc, Some Boys Are Born Girls”       Gain more understanding of the transgender experience.                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOmstbKVebM

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QUESTIONING

I Think I Might Be Transgender:  Now What Do I Do?  http://advocatesforyouth.org/component/content/article/731-i-think-i-might-be-transgender-now-what-do-i-do

I Think I Might Be Lesbian:  Now What Do I Do?  http://advocatesforyouth.org/component/content/article/730-i-think-i-might-be-lesbian-now-what-do-i-do

I Think I Might Be Gay: Now What Do I Do? http://advocatesforyouth.org/component/content/article/726-i-think-i-might-be-gay-now-what-do-i-do

I Think I Might Be Bisexual: Now What Do I Do? http://advocatesforyouth.org/component/content/article/724-i-think-i-might-be-bisexual-now-what-do-i-do

INTERSEX

FAITH

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons:  Supporting LGBT Mormons, their families, and allies by encouraging spirituality, providing information resources, and working for inclusiveness and  equality.                                                    http://www.affirmation.org

Dignity USA (Catholic)  DignityUSA envisions and works for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and as beloved persons of God participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society.                                                                          http://www.dignityusa.org

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National Black Justice Coalition  The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.                                                                                                                           http://www.nbjc.org

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals.  Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and looking for a healthcare professional you can trust?  GLMA’s online Provider Directory can help. Search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists, and other health professionals in your area.  The service is free and you do not need to register.  Search our Provider Directory.

NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies is a membership organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities.  http://www.nalgap.org/

National LGBT Tobacco Control Network   Get help to stop smoking or using tobacco.  http://www.lgbttobacco.org/

National LGBT Cancer Network     The National LGBT Cancer Network’s mission is to improve the lives of LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. We educate the LGBT community, train healthcare providers and advocate for LGBT inclusion in national cancer organizations, research and the media.     http://www.cancer-network.org/

Rainbow Health Initiative   http://www.rainbowhealth.org

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