LGBTQ+ ORGS

Advocacy, Educational and Support Organizations

Local

GBPFLAG (Greater Boston PFLAG)

  • PFLAG, is the nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies of people who identify as LGBTQ+. Offering support, education and advocacy, PFLAG works to create safe and inclusive schools and environments for LGBTQ+ people.

GLAAD - Boston

  • Since 1985, "GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community". Helping to lead society's narrative, GLAAD works with entertainment, media and digital news to increase awareness and acceptance of people who identify as LGBTQ+.

GLSEN - Massachusetts

  • Educational organization committed to providing safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ+ students by providing developmentally appropriate training, programming and resources. By conducting national comprehensive research studies, they provide evidence-based interventions for schools (grades K-12) to help LGBTQ+ students and to improve school climates.

MA Transgender Political Coalition

  • A community-building organization that works with and for the transgender community to end discrimination based on gender expression and identity. An excellent source for educational, legal, training and technical help.

Safe Schools Program

  • A joint program between MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Mass Commission on LGBTQ+ Youth that was founded in response to the high risk behaviors of LGBTQ+ students, i.e. suicides, drug/alcohol use, etc. Safe Schools will work with schools administrators to help implement state laws protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ students as well as to provide training for educators and staff regarding school climate for the LGBTQ+ student community.

National

Gender Spectrum

  • A leading, national organization working to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ people, families, educators, and health care providers. An incredible wealth of information, support and resources for students, parents, allies and educators.

Human Rights Campaign

  • The largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the country, HRC works to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ people where they have the same rights as all and can safely live open, honest lives in our country.

Keshet

  • A national organization that works for full LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

Matthew’s Place

  • Founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Described as an “online village” that provides a variety of resources, regular blogs and interviews with people who are making a difference in their community; it also provides lists of outreach centers, shelters and empowerment programs.

Trans Women of Color Collective

  • A national organizing collective led by transgender women of color committed to empowering, advocating, promoting leadership and sharing the stories of transgender people of color.