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Tennessee Resources

 

African-American Community

AIDS/HIV

  • AIDS Legal Council of Chicago: was started in a Chicago apartment by a small group of volunteer attorneys determined to meet the unique legal needs of people with HIV. Today ALCC has grown to a staff of twelve, delivering free legal services to more than 1,000 clients each year. In addition, the Council provides educational outreach and advocacy to promote the fair treatment of people with HIV and AIDS. (http://www.aidslegal.com)
  • AIDS: The official U.S. Government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: (https://www.aids.gov/)
  • AIDS-DOT-ORG/Immunet: A nonprofit HIV/AIDS Web channel featuring complete AIDS Treatment News archive; audiovisual Continuing Medical Education;
  • AIDS/HIV BookStore with book reviews, conference listings, AIDS hotlines; and new programs all the time. The New York Times lists Immunet as one of the top three Web sites in "maneuvering the maze for AIDS & HIV information."(http://www.aids.org)
  • POZ Magazine – HIV Basics: Complete and easy-to-read information on treating HIV and AIDS, including guided treatment lessons, information on drugs, recent news, community forums and a drug interactions checker.(https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics)
  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center: The nation's premier medical facility for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community -- as well as people living with HIV/AIDS. Our team of multidisciplinary health professionals will take care of all your health care needs -- from physical exams, immunizations, and gynecological services, to mental health counseling, HIV services, and senior wellness. (http://www.callen-lorde.org)
  • Community AIDS Treatment Information Exchange: Chronicles advances in AIDS research and treatment. NOTE:  this site is Canadian. It contains good information, but always presented in a Canadian context. (http://www.catie.ca)
  • GMHC Living with HIV or AIDS: Resources and information for people dealing with HIV or AIDS. Facts about medical care, nutrition, financial concerns, legal concerns, and insurance issues. (http://www.gmhc.org)
  • HIVDrugResistance.com: Provides information about HIV drug resistance and its effect on HIV treatment as a resource for the HIV community. Presented by Virologic, a biotechnology company that develops diagnostic tests to guide and improve the treatment of serious viral, immunologic, and oncologic diseases, with a focus on HIV.  (http://www.monogrambio.com/)
  • The NAMES Project Foundation: The mission of the NAMES Project Foundation is to use the AIDS Memorial Quilt to help bring an end to the AIDS epidemic. The Advocate is the official media sponsor of the quilt. (http://www.aidsquilt.org)
  • AVERT: This site focuses on information about education to prevent infection with HIV, information for HIV positive people and the latest news and statistics. Great site for young people about AIDS and sexuality. Details of AVERT's publications are also included. (http://www.avert.org

Asian Community

  • Asians and Pacific Islanders for LGBT Equality (API Equality-LA): (http://apiequalityla.org/)
  • Being Asian/Pacific Islander & LGBTQ: Human Rights Campaign’s page: (http://www.hrc.org/resources/being-asian-pacific-islander-lgbtq-an-introduction)
  • Gay Asian Pacific Alliance(GAPA): The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance is an organization dedicated to furthering the interests of gay and bisexual Asian/Pacific Islanders by creating awareness, by developing a positive collective identity, and by establishing a supportive community. GAPA was formed from the need for an organization to address, through a democratic process, social, cultural, and political issues affecting the gay and bisexual Asian/ Pacific Islander community.
    (http://gapafoundation.org/)
  • Gay Asian Pacific Support Network: The mission of GAPSN is to provide supportive environments 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. (http://www.gapsn.org)
  • PFLAG’s Resources for API families: (https://www.pflag.org/blog/resourcesapifamilies)
  • Queer Asian Youth: Is a group that organizes social events for East and Southeast Asian youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, transsexual, curious, questioning or undecided. Our website features upcoming events and a message board. (http://www.acas.org/)
  • The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance: (http://www.nqapia.org/wpp/)

Bisexual

  • BiMagazine: (http://bimagazine.org/)
  • BiNet USA: As an umbrella organization and voice for bisexual people, BiNet USA will facilitate the development of a cohesive network of bisexual communities, promote bisexual visibility, and collect and distribute educational information regarding bisexuality. To accomplish these goals, BiNet USA will provide a national network for bisexual organizations and individuals across the United States, and encourage participation and organizing on local and national levels.(http://www.binetusa.org)
  • Bisexual Resource Center(BRC): (http://www.biresource.net/)
  • Bisexual.org: (https://bisexual.org/)
  • BiWriters Association: The Bi Writers Association provides a forum for bi writers to network, promote their work, dispel myths and stereotypes about bisexuality and assist the gay press to truly become the LGBT press. This association includes writers in all genres from fiction to journalism to plays to poetry to TV and movie scripts to erotica to non-fiction, etc. (http://www.biwriters.org

Bookstores – Gay and Lesbian

Coming Out

Congress

Education

  • The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN):An organization of students, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens whose goal is to create an environment at school in which every member of the school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation, by facilitating communication among all educators and promoting dialogue with and among schools on the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth. (http://www.glsen.org)
  • The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline: the only non-profit and nationwide toll-free hotline that provides free and confidential telephone peer-counseling and local resource information for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people of all ages. We have the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 local listings for cities and towns all across the United States. Included in that list are youth groups, support and social organizations, gay-friendly religious groups, sports groups, doctors, lawyers, counselors, places to go out at night and much more.  We also provide direct-service peer-counseling over the telephone if someone is going through a difficult time and needs someone to talk to. Our services are completely free and totally confidential. (http://www.glnh.org)  Toll-free: 1-888-THE-GLNH
  • The Safe Schools Coalition: A public-private partnership of 80+ organizations (government agencies, schools, community agencies, churches, youth/student groups, gay/lesbian groups, human rights groups) and 400+ individuals working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. (http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org

Entertainment/Celebrities

Family and Parenting

  • AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming their Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Family has recently been formed for purposes of coming out in support of their relatives and encouraging further research and clinical work on GLB issues. (http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/affirm/)
  • Child Custody Lawyer: Find child custody lawyers or law firms that handle all areas of child custody cases. Including custody orders, direct income withholding, interstate cases and spousal support. (http://www.childcustodylawfirms.com)
  • Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere(COLAGE): Dedicated to the needs and growth of daughters and sons of lesbians and gay men. Founded in 1988, COLAGE has come to function as the headquarters for an international network of local groups of kids and adults. (http://www.colage.org)
  • Proud Parenting: (http://www.proudparenting.com/)
  • The Center’s About Family page: (https://gaycenter.org/family-youth/family)
  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays(PFLAG): Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexuals and transgender persons, as well as their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. (http://www.pflag.org)
  • Family Equality Council: (http://www.familyequality.org)

Hearing Impaired

Immigration

  • A Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force: A nonprofit volunteer organization which challenges the widespread discriminatory impact of immigration law on gays and lesbians through a national program of education, outreach, and advocacy. Established in New York in 1993, the Task Force has chapters in ten cities in the United States. The Task Force is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, volunteer-run organization incorporated in the State of New York. (http://www.immigrationequality.org)
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center: (https://www.ilrc.org/lgbt-immigrant-rights)
  • Immigration Equality: (http://www.immigrationequality.org/)
  • The Stonewall Immigration Group: A mutual support and campaign group for lesbians and gay men battling discrimination-based immigration problems. (http://www.uklgig.org.uk)

Latina and Latino Community

Law

  • GayWill.com: Is a web-based service that allows gays and lesbians to prepare their own estate planning documents. GayWill.com provides an individual and his/her partner with all necessary tools to prepare their own legal, customized, state-specific: Wills, Health Care Powers, Living Wills and Financial Powers of Attorney. (http://www.gaywill.com)
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund(LLDEF): A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men and people with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, LLDEF has national and regional expertise in all aspects of sexual orientation- and HIV-related policy and law. (http://www.lambdalegal.org)
  • Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York: A group promoting the expertise and advancement of lesbian and gay legal professionals. Theirs is the first Web site by an association of lesbian and gay lawyers. (http://le-gal.org/)
  • LGBT Law: (http://www.lgbtlaw.com/)
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights(NCLR): NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights. (http://www.nclrights.org)
  • National Gay and Lesbian Law Association(NLGLA): A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, and affiliated lesbian and gay legal organizations. Established in 1988 and an affiliate of the American Bar Association since 1992, NLGLA sponsors year-round regional and local events throughout the United States. NLGLA has rapidly become a national voice for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders in the legal profession. (http://www.nlgla.org)
  • Service members Legal Defense Network: With a nationwide network of over 200 attorneys from the best law firms in the nation, SLDN offers the legal advice and assistance that service members need to effectively respond to investigations. SLDN works closely with its allies in the military, Congress, and the media to serve those military members at risk. In addition, SLDN carefully documents abuses of the military policy on homosexuals and uses the data gathered from the field to push for policy change. (http://www.outserve-sldn.org/)
  • Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC): (https://www.splcenter.org/)

Lesbian Interests

  • Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice, because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity. (http://www.astraeafoundation.org)
  • Lesbian Herstory Archives: The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities.(http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org)
  • Lesbian.com: Lesbian.com aims to create a hub for lesbian life globally and empower women and lesbians all over the world with news, travel, entertainment, movies, and comics. (http://www.lesbian.com/)
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights(NCLR): NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights. (http://www.nclrights.org)
  • National Organization for Women/Lesbian Rights(NOW): The first major national women's organization to support lesbian rights. Lesbian rights have been one of the group's priority issues since 1975 and were the theme of national conferences in 1984 and 1988. Through the years NOW activists have challenged antigay laws and ballot initiatives in many states. (http://now.org/issues/lgbtq-rights/)
  • The June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection: Imagine yourself in a room surrounded by almost a century of lesbian writings, artwork, flyers, and so much more. You have just imagined yourself at the June L. Mazer Lesbian Collection. (http://mazerlesbianarchives.org/)
  • The Lesbian News: The Lesbian News is the oldest, continuously published lesbian periodical in the world. Founded in 1974 in Southern California, The LN began as the lone voice for lesbian issues, with a separatist point of view. Today the LN is the widest circulated, most important magazine in the lesbian community nationwide. The columnist reflect our cultural diversity, with commentary on Latina, Jewish, African American, Asian American and bisexual issues. Cover stories like Martina Navratilova, Barbra Streisand and Sharon Gless make this magazine a must for the active intelligent lesbian. 

Media

  • The Advocate Magazine: (http://www.advocate.com/)
  • Autostraddle: (http://www.autostraddle.com/)
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): Online resource for promoting fair, accurate and inclusive representation as a means of challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. (http://www.glaad.org)
  • Gay Star News: (http://www.gaystarnews.com)
  • The Gaily Grind: (http://www.thegailygrind.com)  
  • LGBTQ Nation: (http://www.lgbtqnation.com)
  •  LOGO NewNowNext: (http://www.newnownext.com)
  • National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association(NLGJA): An organization of professional journalists that works to ensure equal benefits and workplace conditions for lesbian and gay employees in news organizations. NLGJA works within the news industry for fair, accurate, and comprehensive coverage of gay issues. (http://www.nlgja.org)
  • OUT Magazine: (http://www.out.com/)
  • Public Agenda Online: A comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide developed by Public Agenda, a nonprofit research organization. The guide provides a running analysis of public attitudes as captured in periodic surveys conducted by respected polling organizations, informational background, and more on gay rights issues. Support for the creation of the guide was provided by the Colorado-based Gill Foundation, an organization that seeks to secure equal opportunity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. (http://www.publicagenda.org)
  • Queerty: (https://www.queerty.com)

 

Military

  • AVER: A non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. (http://www.aver.us
  • Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC): (http://www.milpfc.org )
  • Service Members Legal Defense Network: With a nationwide network of over 200 attorneys from the best law firms in the nation, SLDN offers the legal advice and assistance that service members need to effectively respond to investigations. SLDN works closely with its allies in the military, Congress, and the media to serve those military members at risk. In addition, SLDN carefully documents abuses of the military policy on homosexuals and uses the data gathered from the field to push for policy change. (http://www.sldn.org)
  • SPART*A: (http://www.spartapride.org)
  • The American Military Partner Association: (http://militarypartners.org)  

Partnerships and Relationships

  • Freedom to Marry: A nationwide coalition committed to winning and keeping the freedom to marry for same-gender couples. (http://www.freedomtomarry.org
  • GayWeddings.Com: Is dedicated to providing products, resources and information networking to same-sex couples who seek to affirm their life-long commitments to each other through commitment ceremonies, civil unions, domestic partnerships, civil marriage and other alternative weddings.  (http://www.gayweddings.com)
  • Rainbowweddingnetwork.com: Offers you immediate access to gay-friendly wedding services, including an online registry, specifically designed for gay, lesbian, bi, trans & gay-friendly couples. Our goal is to make your ceremony plans as comfortable and stress-free as possible. From the days of courting and engagement, through to buying and decorating your own home together... we have the information and resources you need to make it all happen! Browse through our service directory by state and city... enjoy our free registry and planning tips... catch all our gift ideas (anniversaries, too!)... and rest assured we promote only gay & gay-friendly vendors. (http://www.rainbowweddingnetwork.com)
  • Straight Spouse Network: (http://www.straightspouse.org)

Political Organization

  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund: The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund is the only national organization committed to increasing the number of openly gay and lesbian public officials at all levels of government. The Victory Fund recruits, trains, and provides qualified openly gay candidates with the financial and technical support they need to run winning campaigns. The Victory Fund is the nation's 14th largest nonconnected PAC and has a membership of over 9,000 nationwide. (https://victoryfund.org)
  • Gay and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies(GLIFAA): The officially recognized organization representing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender personnel in the US Department of State, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and other US foreign affairs entities. US Diplomats at home and abroad!  (http://www.glifaa.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC): The Human Rights Campaign works to end discrimination, secure equal rights and protect the health and safety of all Americans. Backed by a national staff as well as volunteers and members throughout the country, HRC lobbies the federal government on gay, lesbian, and AIDS issues; educates the general public; participates in election campaigns; organizes volunteers; and provides expertise and training at the state and local level. (http://www.hrc.org)
  • Log Cabin Republicans:A 10,000 member organization of gay and lesbian Republicans advocating gay issues within the Republican Party.
    (http://www.logcabin.org)
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF): The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is a leading progressive civil rights organization that has supported grassroots organizing and advocacy since 1973. Since its inception NGLTF has been at the forefront of every major initiative for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In all its efforts NGLTF helps to strengthen the gay and lesbian movement at the state and local level while connecting these activities to a national vision of change. (http://thetaskforce.org)
  • People for the American Way: Founded in 1980 by a group of civic and religious leaders concerned about the rising tide of intolerance sweeping our nation, People for the American Way seeks to counter the forces of social discord and fragmentation. The group is a source of information on the antigay agenda of the religious right, providing thorough research and hard-hitting advocacy in response to the Right's assault on sexuality education and AIDS awareness. (http://www.thebody.com/content/art5941.html)
  • Public Agenda Online: A comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide developed by Public Agenda, a nonprofit research organization. The guide provides a running analysis of public attitudes as captured in periodic surveys conducted by respected polling organizations, informational background, and more on gay rights issues. Support for the creation of the guide was provided by the Colorado-based Gill Foundation, an organization that seeks to secure equal opportunity for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. (http://www.publicagenda.org)

Pride

  • Compass Inc.: The 7th largest gay and lesbian community center in the country. A nonprofit center that offers an array of services; youth services, HIV prevention services and case management services.  (http://www.compassglcc.com)
  • Good As You: Using humor and irreverence rather than anger and protests, Good As You represents a new generation of GLSBT activism. Our tone is light, but our message is firm: We will not sit back and be led to a society that favors discrimination over diversity. (http://www.goodasyou.org)
  • The International Association of Lesbian/Gay Pride Coordinators, Inc. (IAL/GPC): IAL/GPC is a nonprofit organization made up of many cities producing Gay & Lesbian Pride events worldwide. The group holds an annual international conference in October to conduct corporate business, discuss future plans, political concerns, merchandising, operations and logistics for the planning and production of a variety of Gay Pride events that are held around the globe. There are five yearly regional conferences also held, four in North America and one in Europe (European Pride Organizers Association). The International Gay Pride Theme is also chosen by the general membership in the plenary session. (http://www.interpride.org)

Prison

Religion

  • Dignity/USA: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and their friends in over 80 chapters across the United States. (http://www.dignityusa.org)
  • Lutherans Concerned / North American(LC/NA): We believe that God values and embraces each person as a beloved child, that the Spirit gives a diversity of gifts for the common good, and that Jesus Christ calls us to work for justice. The ministries of Lutherans Concerned / North America (LC/NA) embody, inspire, and support the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, their families, friends and allies, within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners. Through our Reconciling in Christ Program, ministries, resources, events and alliances, LC/NA: builds community for worship, education and support; fosters welcome and acceptance in all Lutheran settings; advocates for the ecclesial changes necessary to ensure full participation in all rites, sacraments, and ministries of the Church; and invites all people into Gospel lives of authenticity, integrity and wholeness.  (http://www.lcna.org)
  • MCC/Metropolitan Community Church: Worldwide Christian denomination serving gays and lesbians in 300 cities in 18 countries. (http://www.mccchurch.org)
  • The American Catholic Church: Is a federation of independent churches offering a progressive alternative in the Catholic tradition, including ordination of women and gay and lesbian persons. (http://www.accus.us/)
  • TruthSetsFree.net: Is an educational Web site established to provide free distribution of Justin R. Cannon’s recently published study The Bible, Christianity, & Homosexuality which looks closely at the six Bible passages used to condemn gays. He also explores homosexuality within the context of Christian tradition. His study reveals how misinterpretation of these passages has resulted in the marginalization of gays within the Church. The piece was written in an easy-to-read format, looking at both the lexical and historical context.  (http://www.truthsetsfree.net)

Science and Research

  • APA Division 44 Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues: (http://www.apadivisions.org/division-44/index.aspx)
  • LGBT Science: (http://www.lgbtscience.org/)
  • Sexual Orientation: Science, Education and Policy: This site features work by Dr. Gregory Herek--a noted authority on antigay prejudice (or homophobia), hate crimes, and AIDS stigma--and his Northern California Community Research Group at the University of California, Davis. It provides factual information about sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS to promote the use of scientific knowledge for education and enlightened public policy.  (http://facultysites.dss.ucdavis.edu/~gmherek/rainbow/)

Self-Help

  • The Hate-Crime Network: Formerly called HCDN, was created by a team of experienced hate crime victim advocates who know the importance of hate crime laws, recovery services, and improved police response. But they also know that for the thousands of people affected by hate crimes each year, none of that matters if they can’t tell anyone what happened. 
  • 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. NCAVP is a coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/ harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. NCAVP is dedicated to creating a national response to the violence plaguing these communities. Further, NCAVP supports existing anti-violence organizations and emerging local programs in their efforts to document and prevent such violence. (http://www.avp.org/index.php)

Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) LGBT page: (http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/)
    tSTD: tSTD was created in 2003 to provide STD counseling and testing. Exclusively. We understand your situation, help you reach and informed decision, and make your testing experience successful. Use this website to: research your situation, evaluate your options, and get tested successfully.
    (http://www.tstd.org)
  • Athlete Ally: (https://www.athleteally.org/)
  • Federation of Gay Games: Since 1982 the Gay Games have been a powerful force for positive change around the world. Perpetuating and safeguarding the Gay Games and their founding principles of inclusion, participation, and the pursuit of personal best are what the Federation of Gay Games is all about. (https://gaygames.org/wp/)
  • LGBT SportSafe: (http://lgbtsportsafe.com/)
  • Out Sports: Their mission is to build the broadest, deepest, most informative, and most entertaining online sports community. (http://www.outsports.com)
  • The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA): (http://www.glisa.org/)
  • TransAthlete.com: (http://www.transathlete.com/)

Sports

  • Athlete Ally: (https://www.athleteally.org/)
  • Federation of Gay Games: Since 1982 the Gay Games have been a powerful force for positive change around the world. Perpetuating and safeguarding the Gay Games and their founding principles of inclusion, participation, and the pursuit of personal best are what the Federation of Gay Games is all about.
    (https://gaygames.org/wp/)
  • LGBT SportSafe: (http://lgbtsportsafe.com/)
  • Out Sports: Their mission is to build the broadest, deepest, most informative, and most entertaining online sports community.
    (http://www.outsports.com)
  • The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA): (http://www.glisa.org/)
  • TransAthlete.com: (http://www.transathlete.com/)

Transgender

 

Vision Impaired

  • Blind LGBT Pride International: Is a chartered affiliate of The American Council of the Blind and is the only national organization dedicated to serving the special needs of individuals who are both, visually impaired and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. 

Youth

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline: The Gay and Lesbian Helpline provides free confidential information, referrals, crisis intervention, and support to callers seven evenings a week. Typical topics include safer sex, coming out, and where to find gay-friendly businesses in the Boston area. Call 617-267-9001, or toll-free 888-340-4528.
  • Gender Spectrum: (https://www.genderspectrum.org/)
  • Out Youth: Promotes the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of sexual minority youth so they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities. Out Youth provides direct services to youth 22 and under, advocacy, outreach and general community education. (http://www.outyouth.org)
  • Queer Asian Youth: Is a group that organizes social events for East and Southeast Asian youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, tansgendered, transsexual, curious, questioning or undecided. Our website features upcoming events and a message board. (https://www.facebook.com/acas.qay/)
  • The Trevor Project: Is a nonprofit endeavor created by the makers of TREVOR to promote tolerance for gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group. Statistics have shown that gay teens are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers, and The Trevor Project hopes, through its efforts, to prevent some of those tragedies from occurring. (http://www.thetrevorproject.org)
  • Trans Youth Equality Federation (TYEF): (http://www.transyouthequality.org/)

TENNESSEE LGBT INTERNET RESOURCES


State Groups and Organizations

  • Brothers United: An empowerment center for African American Same Gender Loving/LGBT Men, Women, and their partners, family & friends that provides leadership skills, health referrals and services. This network also supplies an empowerment structure for personal growth, community building and positive self-actualization through the efforts of the statewide BU chapters, as well as the Young Brothers United, Sisters United and Nashville Black Pride groups.
    (http://www.brothersunited.com
  • Greater Nashville’s LGBT Center: (http://www.outcentral.org/
  • Nashville Cares: Community-based AIDS service organization providing education, advocacy, and supportive services to anyone affected by HIV and AIDS.
    (http://www.nashvillecares.org)
  • Nashville Gay Parents: (http://nashvillegayparents.com/)
  • Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce: (http://www.nashvillelgbtchamber.org/)
  • Out and About Newspaper: Out & About Nashville, Inc. (D/B/A Out & About Newspaper) debuted in the fall of 2002 as a monthly newspaper designed to fill a growing need in the Nashville gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Since then it has grown to provide coverage of the GLBT community for all of Tennessee. With a target audience of more than 250,000 people, O&AN provides in-depth local news coverage along with political, business, feature, sports and entertainment stories. (http://www.outandaboutnewspaper.com)
  • Out Memphis (formerly the MGLCC): (https://outmemphis.org/)
  • Tennessee Equality Project: Tennessee Equality Project is a statewide organization dedicated to promote and sustain the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the State of Tennessee through the establishment of fair and equitable laws protecting these rights and the elimination of laws that would seek to counter this effort. TEP was founded on June 15, 2004 by members of the GLBT community in Nashville, TN in an effort to organize a group of committed citizens who believe in protecting the rights of GLBT persons in Tennessee. While the Tennessee Legislature is in session, we monitor our legislators and have a full-time lobbyist on the hill representing the GLBT community. In addition, TEP encourages and provides the resources for Tennesseans to contact their representatives regarding specific legislation that affects the GLBT community in Tennessee. (http://www.tnep.org)
  • Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition Facebook (TTPC): (https://www.facebook.com/tntpc/)
  • The Tennessee Vals: Middle Tennessee Transgender Support and Social Group: (http://www.tvals.org/)

Tri-Cities and Northeast Tennessee Groups and Organizations

  • East Tennessee Faith for Equality: (http://etnfaith4equality.weebly.com/)
  • First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton: First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, TN, is a community and congregation with 250 members that celebrates diversity, pursues and supports social and ecological justice for all peoples and Earth, and worships God's grace through ritual, sacrament, and creative services.
    (http://www.fpcelizabethton.org/)
  • PFLAG Tri-Cities: PFLAG Tri-Cities has two main purposes: to provide a support community for all individuals who have a GLBT person in their life and to provide support to GLBT and questioning people. Even if you do not have a GLBT person in your life; you can be an ally. Allies are invited to be part of our mission of making our community safer, affirming, and more inclusive of GLBT or questioning individuals.
    (http://www.pflagtricities.org/)
  • Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities: (http://pridetricities.com/)
  • Transitioning in East Tennessee: (http://transitioningineasttennessee.weebly.com/)

 

 

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