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Local Organizations

LGBTQ Resources and Organizations


Local organizations

Northwest Gender Alliance

TransActive -  Supporting trans youth & their families.

Outside In 

SMYRC – Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center

Basic Rights Oregon  
Oregon’s statewide LGBT political organization. 

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force 

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  
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   

National LGBT Bar Association

Lavender Law (Annual Career Fair)

Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association


An eighty page book about trans-inclusion in the workplace. An excellent guide available for a free download.

Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

This site connects to its own Yahoo discussion group

FTM International’s web site (additionally has a Yahoo group)

A transition-specific site for MTF-identified folks

Gender Odyssey conference site

Trans-Specific National Resources

Sylvia Rivera Project

Transgender Law Center

National Center for Transgender Equality