Places that Help: Federal
Updated: November 14, 2019
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*NEW YORK ONLY* LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
LeGaL sponsors a lawyer referral service directing clients to private attorneys in NYC who are sensitive to LGBT issues. They also offer several pro bono legal clinics devoted to serving the LGBTQ community.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights through the courts, legislatures and public education related to relationships, schools and youth, parenting, discrimination, and transgender issues.
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, they have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline
Administrative phone: 1-415-355-0003
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline offers peer counseling on a variety of issues, including domestic violence within the GLBT community.
1 (212) 714-2904
Immigration Equality is the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. They represent and advocate for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse, and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Information is available in English, Spanish, French, and Russian.
Lambda’s Legal Help Desk staff respond directly to members of our communit(ies) who are seeking legal information and assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status. To the extent that our resources and priorities allow, Lambda Legal takes on legal representation of callers whose situations present impact litigation issues; for many others, Lambda Legal provides leads to other organizations and practical information that might help them address their problems.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
The National Center for Lesbian Rights provides legal and non-legal information on issues that affect the LGBTQ community.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. This page offers resources and information for trans survivors of violence.
Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)
Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE) is a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services. These groups include straight men, gays and lesbians, teens, the elderly, and immigrants.
The LGBTQ+ Bar
1701 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
The LGBTQ+ Bar can connect LGBTQ+ persons and their families to lawyers across the country through their directory of state affiliates. In addition, their website offers resources for LGBTQ+ discrimination and legal questions, immigration, and legal assistance for name and gender changes.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
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.
The Network/La Red
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. They strengthen communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.
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