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Families/Parenting Law
A division of the National Center for Lesbian Rights that focuses on providing legal assistance to GLBT family members including issues of adoption, custody rights, civil unions and partnerships.

Parenting Legal Issues
Human Resouces Campaign (HRC) page devoted to watching legal issues involving LGBT-headed families.

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
Provides a toll-free nationwide phone service to those seeking peer-counseling.

Gay Parent
A national magazine and website devoted to LGBT parents

LGAIN: Lesbian & Gay Aging Issues Network (part of the ASA: American Society on Aging)
The Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN), a constituent group works to raise awareness about the special challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders face as they age, and about the unique barriers these often invisible populations encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and social services. The American Society on Aging (ASA) is the country's largest professional membership association in aging and related fields. ASA's 7,500 members comprise a national, multidisciplinary community of those who work with and in behalf of older adults.

National Association of Gay Community Centers
A national directory of gay & lesbian community centers managed by the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Community Centers (NALGBTCC). The NALGBTCC conducts yearly seminars at the Creating Change conferences held annually across the United States.

Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples
This site provides extensive information on issues of concern to same-sex couples, including legal marriage and sources of support.

PFLAG
(Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) National organization developed for the needs of parents and friends and their gay & lesbian children.

Rainbow Rumpus
An online literary magazine devoted to children and youth with LGBT parents.

Straight Spouse Network
An international support network of heterosexual spouses and partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender mates. Members provide confidential personal support and resource information to spouses and partners nationwide and abroad. SSN is the only support network of its kind in the world.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project grew from the film Trevor about a 13 year old gay boy who when rejected by friends and family for his sexuality, attempts suicide.  The 18 minute film won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. 
The Trevor Helpline became the first national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay and questioning youth.  The Trevor Project also reaches teens through The Trevor Educational Package, designed to be a teaching tool for school and institutional use.

Support Groups for Gay & Lesbian Families

We Are Family
Non-profit organization of straight, gay & lesbian people who provide a variety of online information for the gay & lesbian community.

 Senior Pride Network
The Pride Senior Netowrk's mission is to encourage and promote services which foster maximum health, well being, and quality of life for the aging lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community through advocacy and education.

Scouting for All
A non-discriminating Scouting program. Part of the World Scouting Organization, SFA is not associated with the Boy Scouts of America.

Youth Resource
Of interest to gay & lesbian youth and those interested in their welfare.

Education

FinAid: the SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Financial aid tools for lesbian, gay & bisexual students

GLSEN
(Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) National organization of straight & gay educators devoted to improving educational opportunities for all children by teaching respect for all people.

National Youth Advocacy Council
Advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being through a variety of regional programs.

Rainbow Educator's Network
Website devoted to those educating people who are learning English as a second language.

Safe at School:   Adressing the School Environment and LGBT Safety through Legislation and Policy
A report from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice.

Stonewall Communities
A non-profit organization that advocates for the needs of older lesbians, gay men, and their friends.

 

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Page links reviewed and updated 10/2/2010

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