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National Organizations

  • American Civil Liberties Union

    (212) 549-2500
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan non-profit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
  • Family Equality Council

    (617) 502-8700
    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.
  • Gay, Lesbian & 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. Their phone number is  212-727-0135.
  • LAMBDA GLBT Community Services

    (206) 350-HATE
    The LAMBDA GLBT Community Services provides information about hate crimes and safety tips for victims.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights

    (800) 528-6257
    (415) 392-6257
    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.
  • Office for Victims of Crime - Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

    Transgender victims, like all victims of sexual assault, want and deserve to be respected, heard, believed, served, and supported. This guide will help you do just that. Click here for the full guide. 
  • 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.
  • Community United Against Violence

    (415) 777-5500
    CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression.
  • Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

    Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. 
  • GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

    Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 832-1901
    Sexual Assault Hotline: (617) 779-2127
    GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project works to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on GLBTQ communities, to bring about responsive public policy, and to increase access to culturally competent services. 
  • Lambda Legal

    (866) 542-8336
    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.
  • National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

    (212) 714-1141
    The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV-affected communities.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center

    (334) 956-8200
    Toll free: (888) 414-7752
    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.

Statewide Organizations

  • LOTUS Legal Clinic, Inc.

    (414) 885-1469
    LOTUS Legal Clinic serves victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking through trauma informed legal advocacy, policy initiatives, education, and survivor empowerment. For purposes of our services, gender-based violence refers to crimes of sexual exploitation and violence, which includes rape, sexual assault, sexual harm, sexual abuse and sex trafficking. LOTUS Legal Clinic serves survivors of every sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, race, religion, ability, and socioeconomic status. we speak English and Spanish.
  • Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)

    (202) 742-1727
    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive case management and pro bono legal services to all victims of crime in the District of Columbia. NVRDC’s holistic services are provided regardless of income, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, race, or gender identity/expression. NVRDC runs the District’s on-call crisis response services to survivors of sexual assault who receive a sexual assault forensic exam in the District of Columbia. NVRDC offers victims professional case management services combined with experienced crime victims’ rights attorneys. The legal staff also represent sexual assault survivors within the context of college or university administrative proceedings and Title IX enforcement and complaints.