Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth and adults with one or more LGBTQ parent(s). COLAGE builds community and works toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education and advocacy.
Family Equality Council
The Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. It provides safe school tools and guides and is an official sponsor of the Day of Silence, an annual event to raise schools’ awareness and protest discrimination against LGBT students.
Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project
The Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network)
The GSA Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based GSAs to each other and community resources.
Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA)
A national organization focused on the needs, issues an concerns of gender variant people in human society. GEA seeks to educate and advocate, not only for ourselves and others like us, but for all human beings who suffer from gender-based oppression in all of its many forms.
Gender Spectrum provides education, resources and training to help create a more gender sensitive and supportive environment for all people, including gender-variant and transgender youth.
Human Right Campaign (HRC)
HRC is a nonpartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The Youth and Campus Outreach Program provides tools, facilitates connections and empowers high school and college-aged young people to fight for LGBT equality on campus and beyond.
It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project was started in response to the startling number of LGBT teen taking their lives during a brief timespan.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
The Task Force is a national progressive organization working for the civil rights of LGBT people.
No Name-Calling Week
No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational and creative activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG promotes the health and well being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
The Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of GLBT youth that is working to help schools-at home and all over the world-become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. Teaching Tolerance provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.
ThinkB4 You Speak
United States Department of Education
The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, in partnership with the Bias Crimes Taks Force of the National Attorney General, published a resource for school administrators about protecting students from harassment and hate crimes.