Community Resources: advocacy

ACLU of Eastern MO

The ACLU-EM defends civil liberties and the principles of equality and justice in eastern Missouri through its Litigation, Legislative and Public Education Programs. The ACLU was founded in 1920 as the first public interest law firm of its kind, and is recognized as the country’s foremost advocate of individual rights.

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Tags: advocacy, eastern missouri, legal, political, resources, st louis, policy, justice

ACLU of Kansas and Western MO

The ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including women, people of color, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, mental-health patients, prisoner, people with disabilities, immigrants and the poor.

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Tags: advocacy, kansas city, legal, political, resources, western missouri, lgbt, women, people of color, patients, prisoners, people with disabilities, immigrants, poor, poverty

BENT Zine

BENT is the biographical voice of cripgay men, but BENT also covers disability art and culture, gay and straight, to prove that our differentness and our need for inclusiveness can coexist.

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Tags: media, national, people with disabilities, resources, support, advocacy, disabled, disability, crip, cripgay, bent, zine, art, culture

The Black AIDS Institute

Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s Mission is to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV.

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Tags: peopleofcolor, HIV/AIDS, national, black, policy, politics, advocacy, institute

Blind LGBT Pride International

The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGBT. We do this by providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons interested in issues facing those who are LGBT, by providing information about publications of interest to members that are produced in accessible format and by encouraging the production of such material in accessible format, and by providing education on accessibility awareness.

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Tags: international, people with disabilities, disabled, disability, blind, blindness, visual, accessibility, support, resources, advocacy, community

The Deaf Queer Resource Center

The Deaf Queer Resource Center is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.

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Tags: deaf, hard of hearing, deaf ally, lgbt, national, queer, education, resources, advocacy, people with disabilities, support, community

deafhope

Our mission is to end domestic and sexual violence through empowerment, education and services in the deaf community and among deaf allies.

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Tags: deaf, people with disabilities, LGBT, queer, domestic violence, sexual violence, resources, advocacy, education, services

 

FTMInternational

FTMInternational serves the Female-To-Male community. FTM International Leaders focus on Strong Rights, human rights, multiple oppressions, immigrant rights and anti-oppression work with all our members, families, friends, allies, donors, volunteers, chapter members and leaders. FTMI has many local chapters that meet for support, information and community building. To find out when and where your local FTMI chapter or group meets this month, visit our website.

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Tags: trans, transgender, get involved, advocacy

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Through the expertise of our members and in collaboration with other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and health organizations as well as with health associations and policy-makers at all levels, GLMA is a major force in the effort to ensure the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and families.

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Tags: health, lgbt, national, medical, policy, politics, advocacy, safe providers

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network

The mission of GAPSN is to provide supportive environment for gay and bisexual Asian Pacific Islander men to meet, network, voice concerns, foster self-empowerment, and to advocate on issues of significance to the gay Asian Pacific Islander community.

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Tags: bisexual, gay, gay men, national, people of color, asian, pacific islander, support, advocacy