GLBT Support &Advocacy
The Damien Center was
established in 1987 to respond to the growing AIDS crisis in Indianapolis.
Initially staffed entirely by volunteers, the Center has grown into the largest
HIV/AIDS service organization in Indiana and is recognized nationally for its
leadership and innovation in care and prevention programs.
The mission of the Damien Center is to lead the fight to prevent
the spread of HIV and to empower persons in Central Indiana affected by HIV/AIDS
to move forward each day with dignity.
HRC envisions an America where
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality and
embraced as full members of the American family at home, at work and in
The mission of the
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training
activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to
organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT
legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our
Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and
policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter
right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create
a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and
creates opportunity for all.
The ACLU also works to
extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied
their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and
transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
The National Center for
Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil
and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their
families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a
national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and
over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is
cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in
Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth
leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs)
to each other and community resources. Through peer support, leadership
development, and training, GSA Network supports young people in starting,
strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:
1. create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions
educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual
orientation issues, and
fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.
is an online community and resource for those of us who
have survived ex-gay experiences. So often healing comes through community and
through sharing our stories and experiences with each other.
Lesbian Question “Ask a Sister we always answer”
The International Gay and
Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization
dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience
discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression. Learn more about our work by
clicking on the links below.
Gfn.com is the first
Internet media company devoted to financial services whose sole business is to
address and satisfy the unique financial and legal needs and concerns of the
American LGBT community. Gfn.com’s landmark product takes the form of a
web-based finance magazine that currently enjoys a wide circulation. With a
singular focus, gfn.com has become the definitive source of financial
information for the LGBT community.
Launched by Walter B. Schubert in 1998, a third generation and first openly gay
member of the New York Stock Exchange, gfn.com has made impressive strides
towards capturing this vastly underserved and lucrative niche market
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian
and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization
focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN
envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people,
regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to
develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution
it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Gay Law Net
Access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or lesbian-friendly) lawyers in Indianapolis and surrounding cities
LGBT Mortgages www.mortgageloan.com/lgbt/ a guide that helps explain the different approaches that same-sex couples can take in getting a mortgage, establishing ownership of a home and other legal issues