resources » Activism & Civil Rights
Getting involved in your communities is a great way to stay connected and be healthy. Check out the resources listed below to find ways to connect with others or if you are in need of advocacy assistance yourself.
American Civil Liberties Union
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans, and extending them to groups that have traditionally been denied their basic civil rights.
American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
LGBTQ Mentoring Initiative
BBBSPS proudly welcome members of LGBTQ communities to become volunteer mentors, sharing their time and experiences with children and youth in our community. BBBSPS also reaches out to LGBTQ families and LGBTQ children and youth to let them know that caring adult mentors are available for any child who needs or wants one.
Equal Rights Washington (ERW) (206) 324-2570
ERW is a statewide political advocacy organization for the LGBT community of Washington State. ERW works to end discrimination against LGBT people throughout the state.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Continuously updated, glaad.org features current LGBT-related news, commentary and analysis of LGBT representations in media and provides visitors with activism opportunities, message boards, as well as streaming audio and video.
Gay and Lesbian National Help Center
A non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. They are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (1.888.843.4564), which began in 1996 and now is a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.
Human Rights Campaign
TTY: (202) 216-1572
By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
The mission of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status.
King County Civil Rights Commission
The Civil Rights Commission's mission is to take a strong leadership role in raising community awareness and involvement on civil rights issues and to advise the King County Executive and County Council on matters related to the County's civil rights programs.
League of Women Voters
Toll Free: 1-800-419-2596
A nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Debbie Carlsen - firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ and Allies who believe that all oppressions are interconnected, and in the possibility of a world free of oppression. They seek to work in solidarity with marginalized communities to understand the interconnectedness of oppression and to support the systematic liberation of all people.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
(202) 393-2284 (TTY)
The uncompromising national voice for full LGBT equality.
National Organization for Women
NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
Positive Solutions provides information to individuals with disabilities, their families, and service providers. The mission of Positive Solutions is to empower individuals to make educated choices, remove disability-related barriers and enhance their lives through self advocacy.
Phone: (206) 323-3318
Toll Free: 1-800-735-7287
Pride Foundation works to inspire a culture of generosity that connects and strengthens Northwest organizations, leaders, and students who are creating LGBTQ equality.
Radical Women is a socialist feminist grassroots activist organization that provides a radical voice within the feminist movement, a feminist voice within the Left, and trains women to be leaders in the movements for social and economic justice.
Seattle LGBT Commission
Marta Idowu - email@example.com
Advises the Mayor, Council and departments about sexual minority issues, recommend policies and legislation, bring the sexual minority communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensure that City departments fairly and equitably address sexual minority concerns as individuals and as a protected class.
PO Box 20116
Seattle, WA 98102
Simple Justice is a network of Christian individuals in Washington State committed to supporting human rights and civil liberties for all persons regardless of sexual orientation. Simple Justice provides informative materials with a reasoned voice for the basic rights of LGBT citizens and works to promote legislative change.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, is a non-profit organization comprised of men and women dedicated to the support, education, and development of our community.
stopbullying.gov Resource for addressing bullying, including links to cyberbullying information.