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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: LGBTQ+

This Research Guide provides links databases, organizations, and resources under the rubric "Social Justice".


These organizations promote equality and inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.

LGBTQ+ Organizations and Resources

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

“In 1913, ADL was founded on Jewish values that inform our work, how we operate, and the changes we seek in the world.  It has always meant stopping antisemitism and defending the Jewish people. Today, it also means fighting threats to our very democracy, including cyperhate, bullying, bias in schools and in the criminal justice system, terrorism, hate crimes, coercion of religious minorities, and contempt for anyone who is different.”


The Audre Lorde Project

"The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.”


National Lawyer’s Guild

“Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends”


PROP - Police Reform Organizing Project

"Through research and analysis, public education, policy advocacy, and coalition building PROP works to expose and end abusive police tactics that routinely and disproportionately do harm to our city’s low-income communities, people of color and the LGBTQIA community.”


Southern Poverty Law Center

"The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality."


Urban Justice

The Urban Justice League is a New York City based umbrella organization with numerous projects addressing social justice.  Their LGBTQ+ projects include Asylum Project, Domestic Violence Project, Human Rights Project, Peter Cicchino Youth Project, and Sex Workers Project