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Participating Charities and Talking Points (A-Z)
amfAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy.
- amfAR provides funding to ensure access to affordable medicines for both HIV and HCV.
- amfAR has conducted several international studies and initiatives supporting HIV research including TREAT Asia and the GMT Initiative.
- $517M+ in its programs, advancing HIV treatment, care, and prevention.
Black and Pink is a prison abolitionist organization that supports LGBTQ and HIV-positive prisoners.
- Black and Pink believe that writing across walls breaks them down, so they created a pen-pal program for LGTBQ members can connect with incarcerated members.
- People living with HIV are 5-7x more likely to be incarcerated.
- 85% of LGBTQ people experience solitary confinement.
GLSEN is an education organization that works to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools.
- GLSEN helps coordinate a network of 43 chapters in 30 states across the U.S.
- GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students can learn.
- GLSEN national network is more than 1.5 million strong including students, educators, and families.
It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization that has a mission of uplifting LGBTQ and Queer Youth around the globe. Their goal is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens' lives will improve.
- It Gets Better Project uplifts stories and makes sure it reaches LGBTQ+ youth.
- It Gets Better Project has downloadable content for using the right words, educational guides on important topics, and how to make your classroom LGBTQ-friendly.
- 70K+ people have shared their It Gets Better story.
- 630,010 people have pledged to help It Gets Better.
Mermaids (UK) is one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ charities that supports transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. They also offer a webchat to support and empower the community through their online community.
- Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday.
- Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.
- Mermaids supports LGBTQ youth cope with mental and emotional distress.
Modern Military Association of America is one of the largest organizations for LGBTQ service members, military spouses, veterans, their families, and allies.
- Modern Military Association of America assists members with discharge upgrades, legal name changes, and discrimination.
4 High Profile Lawsuits fighting against discrimination.
- 200+ Volunteers worldwide.
- 85K+ Members and Supporters.
QWEERTY GAMERS is a nonprofit organization that champions the inclusion and visibility of LGBTQ Gamers into the broader gaming world.
- egan as an LGBTQ Minecraft Facebook group.
- egan raising for nonprofits, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights and The Translation Coalition
- Offers grants that directly fund financial obstacles that stand in the way of success.
Rainbow Railroad (US Chapter) is a nonprofit organization that helps LGBTQ individuals escape violence and persecution in their home countries.
- Rainbow Railroad has helped over 1600 LGBTQ individuals find safety through emergency relocation and other assistance.
- Rainbow Railroad's name relates to the Underground Railroad that assisted black individuals to escape enslavement in the American South.
- Each year, Rainbow Railroad receives 3K+ requests from people whose lives are in danger, such as police harassment, family violence, or forced conversion therapy.
Stonewall Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the LGBTQ+ community by making investments in projects, partnerships, and organizations.
- Stonewall Community Foundation ensures community dollars make the greatest difference where it is needed the most.
- Stonewall Community Foundation is to top 10 funder in the U.S on issues of LGBTQ+ housing and homelessness.
- $20 million in grants since its founding.
- 500 hours of free consulting to community organizations each year.
Trans Lifeline is a peer support and crisis hotline nonprofit organization that serves transgender people by offering phone support and microgrants.
- Trans Lifeline has over 600 trained operators available to speak and that can connect you with a variety of resources.
- Trans Lifeline launched in 2014, shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance.
- Over $1M in funds are dispersed to support trans people (ID changes, documentation fees)
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Through a toll-free number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ young people under 25, as well as offer guidance and resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe, accepting, and inclusive environments for all youth, at home and at school.
- The Trevor Project offers a wide variety of community resources, such as Trevor Space and the Trevor Advocacy Network that helps connect the community both online and locally. A few additional resources are listed, below:
- Crisis Interventions: a list of resources you can use for crisis intervention and suicide prevention. These are free and confidential services.
- The Trevor Support Center: where FAQs and other concerns can be asked and answered.
True Colors United is a nonprofit organization that addresses the issue of youth homelessness in the U.S. True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.
- True Colors United works at the federal, state, and local levels to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ youth.
- True Colors United provides training and education by collaborating with communities and service providers. (True Colors Challenges, Community Initiatives, Inclusion Assessment, etc.).
- LGBTQ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness. An estimated 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQ.
- 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year in the US alone.
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