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Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).

OP: Original Plumbing

OP is the premier quarterly print magazine dedicated to the culture and lifestyle of transgender men.

The Advocate

The Advocate and serve as the world’s leading gay news source. The magazine reports monthly on news, politics, business, medical issues, fine arts, and entertainment, while the website keeps readers abreast on breaking news and current events


Next Magazine is “New York’s Gay Guide”—a weekly comprehensive lifestyle resource for all gay New Yorkers, regardless of skin color, ethnic background or economic status.


{Young}ist was born in response to the scapegoating of our generation in mainstream, corporate media narratives. As we are burdened with the economic crisis, a broken immigration system, and the rampant violence on young Black, Brown, queer, and transgender youth across the globe - we pursue storytelling not only as a vehicle to spread news, but also as a vital organizing tool to combating oppression.


POZ is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence since 1994, POZ and are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.

Colorlines: Gender and Sexuality Tag

Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis.

GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies

Providing a much-needed forum for interdisciplinary discussion, GLQ publishes scholarship, criticism, and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies. Its aim is to offer queer perspectives on all issues touching on sex and sexuality.


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Transgender Law Center’s Equality Map

Equality Maps provide quick and easy summaries of laws that affect LGBT Americans on a state-by-state and issue-by-issue basis. The maps present information on laws in areas from employment discrimination and relationship recognition to hate crimes protections and anti-bullying laws.

The Genderbook

the GENDER book is a fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender - a gender 101 for anyone and everyone.

Marriage Equality’s National Maps

National status map showing whether Marriage equality is legal, Pro-marriage court ruling – stayed pending appeal, Civil Unions or Domestic Partnerships, Constitutional ban of marriage, State law banning marriage or No recognition of marriage.


A blog for every pronoun set of which we are aware. You can chose from General, Animal, Nature, Creature, Royal, Misc/Vaguely Grouped, and Pronoun Credits.

The Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Issue Maps

The Task Force's Policy Institute conducts groundbreaking research and policy analysis on hot-button issues affecting the LGBT community. We have everything from full reports to fact sheets to our very popular graphic issue maps.

Gender Neutral/ Queer Titles

Page for Gender Neutral and Queer Titles.Currently this page has written titles in mind. Some titles are gender neutral when spoken, ie fiancé/fiancée, as the pronunciation does not change. Goes over Family, relationship, official and Miscellaneous titles.

Not Your Mom’s Trans 101

Blog by Asher Bauer. Article is about how there is a huge problem with the way people are taught about gender in this society. Children are indoctrinated early to believe that there are two sexes, corresponding with two genders, which are both immutable and non-voluntary and completely beyond our control. This worldview is called the gender binary.

“Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey”

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation’s capital and around the country.

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Organizations to Know:

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the political power of the LGBT community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, building the organizational capacity of our movement and generating groundbreaking research through our Policy Institute.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.  Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

The Network- La Red

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression.


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.

The Asexuality Visibility & Education Network

AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.Unlike celibacy, which is a choice, asexuality is a sexual orientation.


FIERCE is a membership-based organizationbuilding the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City.  We develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving ourselves and our communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media.

APICHA (Formerly known as Asian Pacific Islanders Coalition for HIV-AIDS)

Apicha community health center’s mission is to provide affordable LGBT health care for underserved or ‘otherized’ people living in the New York City boroughs and on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

NQAPIA - National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Association

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations.  NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.


LGBT Older Adults/Elders

SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Our mission is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging.

Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their six million children. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBT.

Southerners On New Ground

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities.

Visual AIDS

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation

Familia TQLM works at the national and local levels to achieve the collective liberation of LGBT Latinas by leading an intergenerational movement through advocacy and education.

The Center (NYC)

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (NYC)

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay.


Through our website, video productions, social networks and in-person presentations, we educate the world about the Indigenous LGBTQ/Two Spirit people of North America..

Ali Forney Center

At AFC, we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments. AFC is working hard to provide our youth with the support and nourishment they need to succeed and thrive.

Trevor Project

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.

ACT-UP New York

ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.

HIV-PJA (Preventative Justice Alliance)

We are a community of people living with HIV, activists, advocates, researchers, providers and policy-makers — 13,000 strong and growing — at the intersection of HIV/AIDS and social justice in the United States.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

To critically transform higher education environments so that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni/ae have equity in every respect.