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LGBTQ Resources and Organizations

 

Local organizations

Northwest Gender Alliance
http://www.nwgenderalliance.org/

TransActive -  Supporting trans youth & their families.
http://www.transactiveonline.org/

Outside In 
http://www.outsidein.org 

SMYRC – Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center
http://www.smyrc.org

Basic Rights Oregon

http://www.basicrights.org/  
Oregon’s statewide LGBT political organization. 

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

http://www.thetaskforce.org/ 

The nation’s oldest LGBTI civil rights advocacy organization, and first to be a regular presence on Capitol Hill as a lobbying voice on behalf of LGBTI citizens, the Task Force is a creative, moving presence in Washington DC, and across the country, partnering with and helping strengthen local and state organizations. They are also a great place for internships! 

Lambda Legal

http://www.lambdalegal.org  
Taking a page from the ACLU’s playbook, Lambda Legal has litigated and partnered on precendent-setting cases in LGBTI rights since 1973. Filing amicus briefs, helping support local attorneys, working in myriad ways to support those whose rights have been violated, Lambda 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.

Professional Associations and Special Interest Organizations

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
http://www.noglstp.org/   

National LGBT Bar Association
http://lgbtbar.org

Lavender Law (Annual Career Fair)
http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/

Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association
http://ogalla.org/

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
http://nlgja.org/

Trans-Specific

Support
An eighty page book about trans-inclusion in the workplace. An excellent guide available for a free download.
http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/opening_the_door.pdf

Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
http://www.nwnetwork.org/

This site connects to its own Yahoo discussion group 
http://www.genderqueerrevolution.org/gqr/home.html

FTM International’s web site (additionally has a Yahoo group) 
http://www.ftmi.org/

A transition-specific site for MTF-identified folks 
http://www.tsroadmap.com/

Gender Odyssey conference site
http://www.genderodyssey.org/

Trans-Specific National Resources

Sylvia Rivera Project
http://srlp.org/

Transgender Law Center
http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org

National Center for Transgender Equality
http://www.transequality.org/