Places that Help: Federal
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
NY, NY 10004
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.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline
2261 Market Street
PMB # 296
San Francisco, CA 94114
Administrative phone: 1-415-355-0003
Dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. Offers peer counseling on a variety of issues, including domestic violence within the GLBT community.
40 Exchange Place, 17th Floor
NY, NY 10005
Immigration Equality is a national organization that advocates for equality under the immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and HIV-positive individuals. We serve as an information clearinghouse, giving LGBT foreign nationals and their loved ones up-to-date information about immigration law via trainings, informational materials, and by answering email and telephone inquiries. We run a pro bono asylum project to assist LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers to find free or low-cost legal representation. Immigration Equality also maintains a list of LGBT/HIV-friendly private immigration attorneys to provide legal representation for those who contact us. We also provide technical assistance to attorneys who are working on sexual orientation, transgender identity, or HIV status-based asylum applications, or other immigration applications where the client’s LGBT or HIV-positive identity is at issue in the case.
LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline 888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)
Admin: 206-350- GAYS (4297)
LAMBDA is a non-profit, GLBT agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence.
120 Wall Street Suite 1500
NY, NY 10005
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.
LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
For residents of NYC and surrounding areas: 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.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
Provides legal and non-legal information on issues that affect the LGBTQ community.
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 National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
240 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
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.
Transgender Law & Policy Institute
Website with information, resources, and referrals. Will answer questions nation-wide regarding transgender law and policy.
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