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Gay and Lesbian National Hotline 



Gay and Transgender Hate Crime Hotline



Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Support Line



The Trevor Helpline 


Suicide counseling and outreach for LGBTQQI teens. You will not be

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"The human mind invents such categories as hetero- homo- and tries to force facts into separated pigeonholes. The living world is a continuum in all its aspects. The sooner we learn that this applies to human sexual behavior, the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex." - Alfred P. Kinsey  

is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, genderqueer, questioning, and intersex. These terms are descriptive of some of the normal, varied expressions of human sexual desire and identity. Heterosexual is another term describing desire and identity. Most people feel more than one of these sexual variations at some point in their lives, whether or not they act on their feelings.

Don't want to pin yourself into a category? Queer encompasses the whole non-hetero spectrum. Or don't use any label at all.
What do the different terms mean? There's some debate about this in the Queer community, but here's a facsimile of guidelines:

A lesbian is a woman who is emotionally, romantically, spiritually and sexually attracted to other women. The word Lesbian comes from the Island of Lesbos, where the matchless lyric poet Sappho lived and wrote what many consider the worlds greatest love poetry while surrounded by a private community of women whose lifestyle was free of the sexist social restrictions of Greek society. Sappho wrote exquisite verses about love and eroticism between women (and as it happens, men too. She was a robustly bisexual woman). Most of her magnificent poetry was burned, forever eradicated by the censorious Christian Church in a direct edict of Pope Gregory VII during the middle ages because of its joyous sensual nature and lesbian content.

My muse, what ails this ardor?
Mine eyes be dim, my limbs shake,
My voice is hoarse, my throat scorcht,
My tong to this roof cleaves,
My fancy amazed, my thoughts dulled,
My head doth ache, my life faints
My soul begins to take leave,
So great a passion all feel,
To think a soar so deadly
I should so rashly rip up.

... For no sooner,
Lesbia, do I catch sight of you than
[my voice dies inside my mouth].

My tongue is paralyzed,

a subtle fire runs
through my limbs,

my ears are ringing
with some sound their own
 … ~ Sappho 


Some Special Pleasures of Lesbian Sex
Making love with your own gender means being with another person who knows what it's like to have the same erogenous zones. Fabulous! A few enjoyable perks and plays for lesbians are:

Using a double vibrating rabbit dildo so you can both enjoy vaginal envelopment/penetration, G-spot and clitoral stimulation at the  same time (the pleasure potential is astronomical!)

Direct breast to breast stimulation, delicately stimulating nipple tissue with erect nipple tissue (shudders of deliciousness).

The capacity to engage in sexual play and have multiple orgasms until you're both unconscious.

Are You Butch Or Fem?

"Why would I want to classify my identity in terms of a gender binary I reject? I'm not butch or fem or any other label. I'm just me". ~ Karin

For a long time lesbian culture was stereotyped by mass culture to such an extent that an element of lesbian culture even bought into it. Lesbians were cast as sinister and deviant, a perversion of a "normal" woman who wanted a man. Like penny-dreadful characters, lesbians were supposed to fit a flat stereotype either as a "masculine bull dyke" or an "fluffy effeminate fem". Now that we begin to understand that gender is a fluid spectrum and a strictly enforced gender binary harms individual growth and expression, we can finally let go of these one - dimensional stereotypes and let each individual realize their own unique identity as a full human being - whatever that may be.

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A gay man is emotionally, romantically, spiritually and sexually attracted to other men. ‘Gay’ was once a furtive, hidden code-word for same-sex love. Now it's claimed with open pride by the gay community.

Photo: English: Nude on the beach./photos/kargaltsev Wikipedia Commons

Some Special Pleasures of Gay Sex

As with lesbian sex, making love with your own gender means being with another person who knows what it's like to have the same erogenous zones. The same prostate sweet spot, the same touch hungry places on the penile shaft and head, the same balls wanting to be sucked, palpitated and fondled.

Uh, no. True you have similar bodies, true sexual experience brings smoother technique, but every one is different and each lover an unraveling of their secret pleasures. Yes your body is a good starting place for guidelines with a same-sex lover but read our partnering and Sex For One pages for tips on how to explore tangoing together.

 Photo: Sasha Kargaltsev Licensed by Wikipedia Commons

Some Special Cares
If you like anal sex, take special care to be gentle and avoid putting any friction or excess pressure on the delicate rectal tissues, okay?  The rectum is just not that elastic, and its' tissue tears easily. Use lots of good, water-based anal lube - and a thin,  reliable condom to be safe.

Above: A loving family! by Kurt Löwenstein

Bisexual people are attracted emotionally, romantically, spiritually and sexually to both women and men. Erotically, they enjoy the best of both worlds. Pretty cool.

More and more people are openly acknowledging how great it is to be a bisexual person, able to share sexual love with multiple genders. Angelina Jolie, Joan Jet, Lady Gaga and Drew Barrymore are a few of the people who have come out as bi.

Top: The Bisexual Pride Flag    Above: Self Portrait by bisexual Artist Frida Kahlo


Transgender refers to a person who feels that they were born the wrong anatomical sex: a woman born in a man’s body, or a man born in a woman’s body.  

Some transgender people adjust their gender expression to match their gender identity through changing their name, the way they dress, speak, cut their hair, or move, and use (or don’t use) make-up. Others undergo a partial or total physical gender change through hormonal treatments and/or gender reassignment surgery (GRS, or SRS - Sexual Reassignment Surgery). 

Still others transgender people see their transgender identity as an acceptance of the integration of "male" and "female" traits, and embrace their body. 

Sexual Partnering Before Transitioning
Being in a body that is anatomically out of whack with your feelings, needs and self-concept is confusing and painful.  It’s important to recognize and accept your feelings, whatever they are, and communicate them honestly when sharing your body with a sexual partner. If having female breasts feel wrong you may not want your partner touching or sucking on them. Tell them and patiently explain why. If having a penis feels wrong and you don’t want your penis engaged in penetration, tell your partner, and explain why. Likewise if you don’t want anybody or anything inside your vagina, tell them – and that’s that. Never be guilted, manipulated or coerced into having “normal” sex; that’s bullshit. The only thing that defines "normal" sex is what makes you feel happy, comfortable, and satisfied. Define and respect your sexuality.

Partnering After GRS

Sex in your changed body can be glorious and transformative -at last! - but it may also take some adjustment. Please see our Transgender Page for information on the issues that may arise as you acclimate to being You.

Suicide Hotline: Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860    Canada: (877) 330-6366


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Queer was once a derogatory slur used to demean LGBTQQI people. Now many people use it in a very positive way to inclusively describe the diverse LGBTQQI community, or to refer to themselves as part of its rainbow spectrum without using a more specific label.

Photo: wikipedia commons

 Photo: Fredrik Alpstedt
Genderqueer people do not associate themselves with a specific gender. They prefer to be called gender neutral, or gender all- inclusive. Genderqueer people may identify with gender traits culturally assigned to the “opposite” sex as well as traits assigned to "their" sex. They are comfortable with their physical gender and simply wish to be accepted as they truly are, human beings free of the prejudices imposed by our society's gender role stereotypes.


Questioning people are uncertain or questioning about their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Which is just fine. Listen to your heart patiently and don't get hung-up on labels.

"I'm not gay. I'm not straight. I'm just slutty. Where's my parade?" - Margaret Cho



Hermaphroditus, 2nd century Roman copy of a beautiful Greek sculpture.

The medical definition of intersex is a Hermaphrodite; a person with a full set of both male and female sex organs and hormones.  

However, many people do not fit the strict physical sex binary presented by the medical model of male and female. A lot of us have some degree of anatomical or physiological intersex traits.

Some intersex people enjoy their physicality and sexuality just as it is, taking pride in their unique identity. Others feel identified with a specific sex and want to become more physically a female or a male. They may undertake sexual reassignment surgery and/or hormonal therapy to change.

If gender assignment surgery without consent was performed during infancy, intersex people should always grow up with full knowledge of their surgery. Lack of awareness may cause extremely painful emotional conflicts and sexual confusion. To blossom sexually, intersex people need to know their unique anatomy and joyfully accept who they are.

  Photo of intersex movie-star and author Jamie Lee Curtis By Gage Skidmore


Some More Terms In The Rainbow Diaspora


A transvestite is a dated  term for a person who feels natural in the clothing, accoutrements, and physical behaviors that are culturally assigned to the “opposite sex”.  In societies without rigid gender roles, the term transvestite is obviated.

Photo: Hijra" by Mgarten at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons


Director/actor Ed Wood in angora

A person who cross-dresses enjoys wearing the clothing and accessories that their society assigns to “the opposite sex”. This changes from culture to culture because what is assigned as “male” and “female” gender dress varies greatly in different cultures. 

Cross-dressing is not an indicator of sexual preference. For example, a man who likes to wear clothing that his culture identifies as female-gender may be heterosexual, or any other sexual variation.  


Two-Spirits is a Native American term for a person who either identifies with gender traits socially assigned to their "opposite" sex, or who  integrates a balance of both male and female characteristics and gender expressions. Two Spirit people traditionally occupy a revered position in Native culture. Because of the wholeness of their nature and perspective, Two Spirit people are often looked to to settle disputes, give names, and raise orphan children. Many Two-Spirit people have been healers, shamans, leaders and visionaries.  

Through the aggressive invasion and forced assimilation of European culture, the way of Two Spirits was lost to the Native Nations for generations. In recent decades, it has begun the joyous path to reclamation and honor

LINK: Two - Spirits


Photo: David Bowie as Tilda Swinton with Tilda Swinton as David Bowie

An androgynous person blends binary female and male sex traits without being dominated by either.

“We are learning to fit spontaneously into situations with people without worrying about what our “label” should be. The new androgyny means more than coming out of the closet and into the street; it also means coming out of our antiquated attic fantasies and into the world of real people and their sexuality.”- The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality 

A cigender person identifies with their physical sex.


Asexual people aren't interested in or drawn to sexual activity or interaction. They enjoy other aspects of life.


The prefix pan- comes from an Ancient Greek term meaning "all" or "every".  Omni- comes from a Latin term meaning "all". Pansexual is derived from the word pansexualism, dated back to 1917, which is the view "that the sex instinct plays the primary part in all human activity, mental and physical" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansexuality

Pansexual people see sexuality as a pervasive element in all life and reject social limitations imposed on their interpretation of sexual expression.


A social classification system that divides gender identity into male or female, with rigid expectations assigned to gender roles, gender expressions, gender behaviors and gender qualities.

Photo: Joxemai
Coming out of the closet is publicly owning your LGBTQQI identity. It is an issue because discrimination against LGBTQQI people is widespread and coming out may entail negative consequences in your workplace, neighborhood, family, place of worship, and relationships. LGBTQQI people who come out risk losing employment, housing, custody of their children, the right to designate the terms of their will, and health insurance. Out people may encounter ignorance, bigotry and violence.

The up side of coming out is that is that it is gloriously liberating and affirming to proudly and openly accept yourself as you are, and empowering to join a community of people in standing up for the basic human right to be treated as an equal.  

Because potential difficulties can arise, it may be wise to prepare yourself and think coming out through before doing it. Fortunately, the LGBTQQI community has lots of resources to help people who come out cope with the issues and concerns facing them. You can also form your own support group at school or through supportive community organizations, and connect with other LGBTQQI people and groups via the internet and local LGBT community centers. 

Coming Out if Your Life is in Danger
If coming out endangers your life, consider cherishing your identity privately until you can relocate to a safe environment. If you are too young to relocate yet, or you’re dependent on endangering family or caretakers by disability or illness, try to privately reach out on the internet or phone. If your family or caretakers are a danger to you, be extremely careful when reaching out to guard your privacy. The Trevor Hotline (see Resources below) will not charge you for a phone call nor will the call show up on a phone bill.

Don’t hesitate to call the police if you’re threatened or afraid.
If you're afraid of the police, call an LGBTQQIG advocacy organization for help.

If you have already come out and you’re unsafe, seek protection and advice right away. Reach out to the following resources for support and legal advice:

The Human Rights Campaign          GLBT National Hotline                 

www.hrc.orgwww.hrc.org                  888-843-4564 -



Lambda Legal                               




See Resources for more options.


From the IT GETS BETTER PROJECT: Margaret Cho  


Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, and Assault

These are very real concerns faced by many people perceived as different in repressive, misinformed social environments, LGBTQQI or otherwise. If you are known or perceived to be LGBTQQI, your school, workplace, family, neighborhood, church, playground, home or community may become a place of torment, fear, and prejudice. The bigotry you experience may be subtle or overt. It’s useful to learn to assess situations as they arise and have coping strategies prepared.

Physical safety is the first priority. What level of threat are you dealing with? Is the person (or persons) just being ignorant, or do they pose a real danger? Are they threatening you verbally or with body posture or gestures, are they moving closer to you? 

If you are in danger, are you alone? Do you know exactly where you are, and where your closest exit is? Can you reach a public phone or your cell phone to dial 911? What is the nearest populated area where you can call to bystanders?  

How can you best verbally diffuse the situation? Think of your protection first and foremost. 

If you are not facing a physical threat, but a threat to an essential aspect of your survival such as your job or your housing, contact an activist organization such as the Human Rights Campaign, Lambalegal, or the American Civil Liberties Union, to get help and assess your legal options.  

If you are the recipient of discrimination, bullying or harassment in a work or school situation, always report this dangerous behavior to the Human Resources department at your job, or to the administrative authorities at your school. They should take immediate measures to protect you and prevent further incidents. If they do not, contact an experienced LGBTQQI activist organization for help and support (see Resources). 

What if the discrimination you encounter is primarily verbal or behavioral, such as a coworker, teacher, member of your church, or a fellow student calling you a “faggot”, “sissy” or “dyke”, or otherwise isolating or ostracizing you?  

First of all, take a deep breath and remember that they are embarrassing themselves with their ignorant behavior. Feel your positive self-esteem down to the bottom of your toes. Shield your heart with the knowledge of your inner beauty, and resolve not to let a misguided fool victimize you. Then decide how you want to respond. 

Depending on the situation, you may choose to ignore them, engage them through thoughtful dialogue, or illuminate the ignorance of their position with an educated statement.  

If you do speak with them, don’t be provoked into matching insult with insult. Instead, match misinformation with accurate information, lies with truth. Let your responses to their comments or actions express how you feel, rather than being directed against them. Design your response to make them think about what they said or did in a different light.  


Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All


This program of Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays trains and empowers PFLAG members and school officials to address bullying in schools. 

Hate Crimes

Hate crimes, acts of violence, terror and intimidation based on prejudice, are felony offenses in most countries. In the USA, report such crimes to the police or the FBI immediately, along with any documentation and witnesses you can supply. If you lack documentation and witnesses, report them anyway.


Gay and Transgender Hate Crime Hotline                        Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

1-800-616-HATE                                                                      212-807-0197

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Prejudice against LGBTQQI people exists in varying degrees in many nations around the world. In the United States, the LGBTQQI community began to openly rebel against institutionalized legal and civil discrimination and police harassment in the 1960’s. Decades of injustice and abuse culminated in the Greenwich Village Stonewall Riots, which began in the late hours of June 28, 1969 when the police raided a peaceful bar to intimidate and arrest gay men. LGBTQQI people fought back against this persecution with several days of resistance and activism, sparking the Gay Liberation Movement.

The Movement has since achieved many stunning victories, advancing the human rights of LGBTQQI people in the United States and globally. Numerous countries now recognize that LGBTQQI people and same-sex couples deserve the same legal and civil rights and protections accorded to all citizens. Yet despite their long and courageous struggle for justice, LGBTQQI people are still discriminated against in many nations, on many levels. It’s up to us to change this. Speak out for human dignity and equality: challenge dogma, stereotypes and misinformation; listen, and educate. 


In honor of the Stonewall Riots and their milestone contribution to the LGBTQQI Liberation Movement, the New York LGBTQQI community established an annaul tradition of holding a commemorative Gay Pride parade. This tradition rapidly went global, and PRIDE is now an internationally observed annual festival celebrating LGBTQQI people, their magnificent cultural achievements, and their fight for equality the world over. 


Photographs from Pride: Wikipedia Commons

Many conservative religious fundamentalists assert that it is against religious doctrine to be LGBTQQI. But is this really true, or is this an interpretation of religion based on their personal values and beliefs??

For every religious scholar who can quote a selection of scripture that justifies discrimination against LGBTQQI people, there is a religious scholar who can rebut their quote with another selection of scripture and add a quote illuminating God’s love and acceptance of all people and all expressions of love. 

There are many religious organizations that welcome LGBTQQI people without qualification or reserve. See Resources below.  



“You can’t pray away the gay, but you can torture a conflicted closet case to death (with these techniques)" - Dan Savage


“Reparative therapy” or “conversion therapy”, and “transformational ministries” or “ex-gay ministries”, are unauthorized groups that utilize behavioral conditioning techniques aimed at "eliminating" LGBTQQI feelings. Their premise is that LGBTQQI feelings are unnatural and sinful aberrations which the emotional manipulation, indoctrination techniques, and /or the power of religious dogma and prayer employed by their approaches can "cure".  

People experiencing conflict over their sexual identity may well benefit from discussing their issues with a supportive, unbiased counselor, but it is vitally important for LGBTQQI people to know that they do not have to be “cured” because nothing is wrong with them! Being LGBTQQI is a perfectly normal, healthy human state. The American Psychological Association and The American Psychiatric Association have both issues statements attesting to the prejudiced, misinformed and harmful nature of the premises and techniques of “reparative therapy” and “transformational ministries”.  

Contact the Human Rights Campaign (202-628-4160) for information and materials on reparative therapy and transformational ministries.  

                                                                 Video: Michele Bachman - Praying Away the Gay


Q & A with Shain: Reparative Therapy

Q. My niece confided in me that she’s a lesbian when she was twelve, and came out to her family when she turned fifteen, about five months ago. They are conservative people who believe that it is “against the ways of God” to be gay, and did not receive the news well.

She always seemed pretty strong to me, but when I saw her last this week she told me her family has been pushing her to have “Reparative Therapy”, and that she has just agreed to try it.

I was surprised and concerned. She’s always been a vibrant, confident girl who knew her mind. The girl I saw last week seemed frightened, self-doubting, and confused about her feelings.

I don’t know much about “Reparative Therapy”.  My understanding is that it’s supposed to turn gays straight. Can you tell me about it, and if it’s safe?

A. The first thing I can tell you is that “Reparative Therapy” is not a genuine or legitimate form of therapy. Therapy is employed to treat an illness: being LGBTQQI is not an illness, it’s a normal state.  Treating an illness that doesn’t exist is called fraud.

“Reparative Therapy” was created by conflicted, repressed people who believe that it is sinful and in violation of religious scriptures to be gay. It has no basis in recognized psychology: The American Psychological Association acknowledged forty years ago that homosexuality is not a mental illness but a normal human sexual state. “Reparative Therapy” is essentially an attempt to legitimize ignorance and bigotry.

Unfortunately, “Reparative Therapists” prey on people who are vulnerable, through negative social conditioning, to its homophobic message. It has caused great harm to people struggling with their identity’s, leading some to a lifetime of closeted misery and others to suicide. Both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association have issued statements condemning its dangerous techniques and misguided agenda.

I am urgently concerned about your niece. As a minor living with a family who are acting against her best interests she is in risk of real psychological damage. From what you describe, her own sense of identity has already been seriously affected.

PLEASE: affirm and love her for herself and support her right and vital need to make her own decisions about her sexual identity. Call the Human Rights Campaign (202-628-4100) for information about Reparative Therapy, call LAMBDAlegal (212-809-8585) for information about her civil rights, and help her get in touch with people who will support her, LGBTQQI and allies. Go to the IT GES BETTER Project site with her and read some of the beautiful testimonials from other people who’ve gone through similar experiences and come out on the other side.

She needs your support NOW. There’s no time to loose in this situation.


LINK: GENDER Under My Skin


RESOURCES: ( Have a resource to share? home@sexeducationstation.com)


GLBT National Help Center



Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline



Gay and Lesbian National Hotline




Gay and Transgender Hate Crime Hotline



GLBT Near Me



Human Rights Campaign




We Give a Damn



National Gay and Lesbian Task Force




Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project



Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays




Family Pride Coalition



Marriage Equality USA



Freedom to Marry Collaborative



Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere



Federation of Statewide LGBT Advocacy Organizations



Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund



Federation of Statewide LGBT Advocacy Organizations



Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders



Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation



Equality North Carolina



Zuna Institute






Native American LGBTQQI Two Spirits website


Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits BAAITS



For other Two Spirits Society’s, do an online search for Two Spirits. Several will come up. 

Gay Asian Pacific Support Network




LLEGO-National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization






for LGBTQQI people of South Asian descent




a website for LGBTQQI people of African descent


National Black Justice Coalition









American Civil Liberties Union



National Center for Lesbian Rights




Transgender Law Center



Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network




Help dealing with harassment in schools





Suicide Hotline: Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860    Canada: (877) 330-6366

Project Unbreakable


Human Rights Campaign



National Transgender Advocacy Coalition





Gender Education and Advocacy








For trans youth


We Happy Trans


For Trans youth




Information and support for the transsexual community   


Human Rights Campaign


Transgender identity documents




Information and support for the transsexual community  


Transgender Law Center



Intersex Society of North America



Dedicated to supporting and affirming the life journey of intersex people 


Smitten Kitten


Smittenkittenonline carries a selection of transitioning products


Youth and Students:


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youth Support Line



National Youth Advocacy Coalition www.nyacyouth.org







The Trevor Helpline



Suicide counseling and outreach for LGBTQQI teens. You will not be

charged for the phone call and your name will not show up on a

phone bill.


National Gay and Lesbian Youth Hotline



Youth Resource




It Gets Better



Be True To You



You Are Not Alone: National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth Organization



Gay Teen Resources (GTR)



Young Gay America



Hetrick Martin Institute








Oasis Magazine



Fierce NYC



Building the leadership and power of LGBT youth of color


Ambiente Joven


A site for Latino LGBTQQI youth and teens  


Scouting for All


Dedicated to making scouting an experience available to all youth without sexual orientation prejudice.


Campus Pride






A listing of schools with LGBT resource and community centers                      


Delta Lambda Phi



A fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men


The Gay Student Center


An online LGBTQQI youth and student center   


Forty to None Project


Putting an end to LGBTQQI youth homelessness




Bisexual Resource Center





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Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice









Gay and Lesbian Medical Association




Gay Health



Fenway Community Health



Nick Gordon Guide for Health Care Providers



National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals






Gender Talk



International Foundation for Gender Education




Gender Education and Advocacy


301-949-3822 (#8)


Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network






American Veterans for Equal Rights



Servicemembers Legal Defense Network





 GLBT Historical Society





Al-Fatiha (Muslim)



Gay Buddhist Fellowship




Buddha Buddies



The Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation


800-899-0925, ext.4240


World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews




Torah Queeries (Jewish)



Gay Jews (Orthodox Jewish)



JQ Youth (A variety of Jewish traditions)



The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (Hindu)



Made in God’s Image



Soulforce (Interfaith)



Affirmation (Mormon)




Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests




Interfaith Alliance



Universal Fellowship of Metroploitan Community Churches



Dignity USA (Catholic)





Integrity (Episcopalian)




Reconciling Ministries Network




Unitarian Universalist Association’s Office of LGBT Concerns



New Ways Ministries



Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists




Unity Fellowship of Christ Churches




Room for All (Reformed Church in America)



Reconciling Pentacostals International




Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International



PFLAG Arizona chapter


A good list of religious and spiritual organizations supportive of the LGBTQQI community


Additional Resources for Families, Community Centers, Churches and Educational Institutions: 

Films to rent as a basis for education and topical discussions on LGBTQQI issues:



Boys Don’t Cry



The Celluloid Closet

The Naked Civil Servant

Two Spirits


Victim (Dirk Bogard version)


In Requiem

A black and white photograph of Harvey Milk sitting at the mayor's desk

Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was a strong and loving advocate for LGBT rights and encouraged members of the LGBT community to come out publicly as a political stategy. Assassinated in 1978, Harvey Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Barack Obama.


David Kato Kisule (1964 – 26 January 2011) was a Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda's gay rights movement and described as "Uganda's first openly gay man". He served as advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Kato was murdered in 2011, shortly after winning a lawsuit against a magazine which had published his name and photograph identifying him as gay and calling for him to be executed.

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Kissing by Sasha
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