Political

Political Parties:

Log Cabin Republicans This is the nation's leading voice for fairness, inclusion, and tolerance in the GOP. They believe that too many people in the Republican party remain hostile to gay and lesbian civil rights and confront the radical right's bigotry.

Democratic National Committee Democratic National Committee site has information regarding how Democrats are fighting for issues pertaining to the GLBT community.

Young Democrats of America Young Democrats of America is open to anyone under the age of 36 who affiliates with the Democratic Party. The mission of GLBT constituents is Visibility, Outreach, and Advocacy

Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats This is a progressive club serving New York County (Manhattan), GLID lobbies elected officials, sponsors public forums; advocates for lesbians and gay men on issues of importance to our community. The site offers news, views, and resources.

Green Party of New York State This site has news and information pertaining to a number of political issues including gay rights.

Libertarian Party of New York The home page for the Libertarian Party of New York. The site can be searched d for the parties stance on various GLBT issues.


Activist Organizations:

American Civil Liberties Union The ACLU works to conserve the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They advocate rights for groups that have traditionally been denied their rights, including lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered peopler.

Stonewall Society The Stonewall Socity seeks the acceptance of all people as equals. The organizatoin strives for the same; rights, respect, and freedom to live with individual dignity and safety.

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.

Human Rights Campaign Provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. The bipartisan organization lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies.

People For the American Way They work in collaboration with other leading national and state progressive organizations to sustain a diverse democratic society regarding a number of issues.

Empire State Pride Agenda A statewide LGBT civil rights organization committed to achieving full equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and their families.

Freedom To Marry Coalition of Massachusetts Engages in grassroots education, advocacy, and lobbying in support of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples.

MassEquality.org A coalition of local and national groups dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision on marriage equality is upheld.

Human Rights Watch LGBT rights issues throughout the world.

Discussion & Commentary:

The Independent Gay Forum A group of gay writers, academics, attorneys, and activists who feel dissatisfied with the current level of discussion of gay-related issues. Differing views on the role of government, personal morality, religious faith, and personal relationships are shared openly.

Public Agenda A a nonpartisan opinion research organization helping Americans explore and understand critical issues since 1975. One of the many issues addressed at this site is gay rights.