State and National Resources

Religious, political, and social organizations focused on education and families

STATE ORGANIZATIONS

ACLU of Florida
Although not an exclusively gay organization, the ACLU of Florida has been doing more state level lobbying for lesbian/gay issues than the Florida Task Force. Business hours:  Mon-Fri.  9am-5pm
4500 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 340 Miami, FL 33137
(786) 363-2700
aclufl@aclufl.org
http://www.aclufl.org

The Florida Bar AIDS Legal Network
650 Apalacee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
(800) 342-8011

Florida AIDS Legal Defense and Education Fund
P.O. Box 2676 Tallahassee, FL  32316-2676
(904) 877-6048

Equality Florida
PO Box 13184 St. Petersburg, FL 33733
813-870-EQFL (3735)
http://www.eqfl.org

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation of Florida
P.O. Drawer 2969 Winter Park, FL  32790
(407) 236-9499
http://www.glaad.org

Orlando Gay Information Hotline
24 hour listing of community services, counseling, Parents and Friends of Gays, Gay Men’s Chorus, etc.
(407) THE-GAYS (843-4297)

Jacksonville Gay Switchboard
904-389-1572 or 904-398-0440

Equality Florida, Gainesville Office
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers from harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
408 W University Ave, Suite 503, Gainesville FL, 32601
(352) 745-3549
http://www.eqfl.org

VIOLENT ASSAULT SURVIVORS

If you are in immediate danger, please CALL 9-1-1 before accessing any of the services below.

Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer or call the Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 500-1119 or TTY (800) 621-4202.

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.fcadv.org

GLCC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline
24 hour hotline: (954) 226-2279
http://www.glccsf.org/community-programs/domestic-violence-eagle/

The Lodge
http://www.thelodgemiami.org/home.html

Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
http://www.fcasv.org

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

A large number of national gay and lesbian organizations exist.  The following is only a partial list of the larger and more prominent groups.

VIOLENT ASSAULT SURVIVORS

If you are in immediate danger, please CALL 9-1-1 before accessing any of the services below.

Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer or call the Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 500-1119 or TTY (800) 621-4202.

Male Survivor (Formerly The National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization)
We are committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
PMB 103, 5505 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015-4181
http://www.malesurvivor.org

EDUCATION

AFFIRM
Recognizing the very important role that family plays in the lives of gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) individuals, a number of psychologists have formed AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming their Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Family. The AFFIRM network not only provides open support for our own family members, but also supports clinical and research work on GLB issues within psychology and encourages sensitivity to the role of sexual orientation in all clinical and research work. Although much has been written within psychology about GLB issues, this literature has tended to remain invisible to the mainstream profession. AFFIRM hopes to close this gap.
Marvin Goldfried
Psychology Department SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500
marvin.goldfried@sunysb.edu
http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/CAS/affirm.nsf

Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity
Box 57184 Washington, DC 20037

National LGBTQ Task Force Project
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-5177
Fax: (202) 393-2241
http://www.thetaskforce.org

Network of Gay and Lesbian Alumni(ae) Associations
You can contact other gay alumni from your university through this organization by joining.
Box 15141 Washington, DC 20003
http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/netgala/

The National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
The National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education is a professional organization of staff of college and university LGBT offices. Our website has a directory of such offices, plus offers a wealth of information on campus climate studies, programming and policy information, links to a variety of resources, and more.
http://www.lgbtcampus.org
info@lgbtcampus.org

Gender Education & Advocacy
Gender Education & Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which is committed to the civil rights, health and well-being of all gender-variant persons.  Accordingly, we dedicate ourselves to providing an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training and technical assistance of the highest quality.
http://www.gender.org
dallas@gender.org

International Gay and Lesbian Review
Walter L. Williams, Ph.D.
The IGLR provides extensive reviews on a wide range of books on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender topics.
Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies
University of Southern California
Los Angeles CA  90089-0032   USA
http://www.usc.edu/gayreview

Accord Alliance (formed from Intersex Society of North America)
ISNA is an advocacy organization (we do not provide direct services).  Our work is focused on creating a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted sexual surgeries for children born with an anatomy that somebody decides is not standard for male or female.  We provide speakers (usually for a fee), and we distribute educational materials including video tapes, books, and teaching kits (purchasable at our website).
531 Route 22 East #244
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Phone: (908) 349-0534
Fax: (801) 349-0534
info@isna.org
http://www.accordalliance.org/home.html

The Institute for 21st Century Relationships
The Institute for 21st Century Relationships is a charitable education and research organization supporting the human right of adults to choose the form of, and the adult participants in, their intimate relationships, without external pressure or prejudice.  Supports polyamory, same-sex relationships, cohabitation, etc.  Provides information, holds an annual conference, and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter.
Phone: (703) 561-8136
Fax: (703) 561-8336
institute@lovethatworks.org
http://www.lovethatworks.org

The Renaissance Transgender Association
The mission of The Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc. is to provide the very best comprehensive education and caring support to transgendered individuals and those close to them. This is accomplished through offering a variety of carefully selected programs and resources focused on the factors affecting their lives.
987 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 719 Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 975-9119
info@ren.org
http://www.ren.org

San Francisco Sex Information
San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) is a free information and referral service providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex via telephone and email. If you have a question about sex, we’ll either answer it or refer you to someone who can!  Our volunteers undergo extensive training in all aspects of human sexuality, from reproduction and birth control to safer sex practices to HIV to issues about sexual and gender identity. We support all consensual lifestyles.
(415) 989-7374
ask-us@sfsi.org
http://test.sfsi.org/

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association is an organization of journalists, online media professionals, and students that works from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA opposes workplace bias against all minorities and provides professional development for its members.
1420 K Street, NW Suite 910 Washington, DC 20005
(202) 588-9888  fax (202) 588-1818
info@nlgja.org
http://www.nlgja.org

The Gay and Lesbian Caucus for the Modern Languages (GLCML)
An Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association (MLA), GLCLMA has a three-fold purpose: to promote and facilitate gay studies in literature and language with the MLA and other scholarly forums; to secure the academic freedom requisite for gay studies research and teaching; and to combat the discrimination against lesbians and gay men in institutions of higher learning as well as in society at large.
The Caucus includes but also extends beyond the academy. The Caucus publishes a newsletter and recognizes scholarship and service with annual awards. The Caucus provides a social activity annually to facilitate professional networking between Caucus members and their counterparts throughout the MLA.
Douglas Steward, President, GLCML
English Department, Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
Phone: (717) 291-4046
Fax: (717) 291-4156

HIV/AIDS

ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)
332 Bleecker St. #G5 New York NY 10014
(212) 966-4873
actupny@panix.com
http://www.actupny.org

Gay Men’s Health Crisis
132 W. 24th St. Box 274, New York, NY 10011
(212) 807-6655 or 1-800-243-7692
http://www.gmhc.org/

National Institutes of Health AIDS Studies Hotline
1-800-AIDS-NIH (243-7644)

IDENTITY/ALLIES

National Association of Black and White Men Together
P.O. Box 589
Hollywood, CA  90078-0589
(415) 431-1976
nabwmt@nabwmt.org
http://www.nabwmt.org

Trikone Gay and Lesbian South Asians
P.O. Box 14475 San Francisco, CA 94114
(408) 729-4703
trikone@trikone.org
http://www.trikone.org

FAMILY/YOUTH

Indiana Youth Group
2943 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20716, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: (317) 541-8726
Fax: (317) 545-8594
http://www.indianayouthgroup.org/

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
1828 L Street, NW Suite 660 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 467-8180
Fax: (202) 349-0788
info@pflag.org
http://community.pflag.org/

Brethren Mennonite Council
The mission of BMC is to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.
Joel Nofziger, Assistant to the Director
PO Box 6300
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 343-2060
bmc@bmclgbt.org
http://www.webcom.com/bmc

GSA Advocacy & Youth Leadership Academy (GAYLA)
GAYLA is a three-day intensive training in the legislative process, policy and administrative advocacy, media activism, and other important leadership skills. Students trained at GAYLA fight to protect and advance the rights of LGBTQ students and allies. GAYLA culminates in Queer Youth Advocacy Day, where students use their new skills to educate and engage lawmakers at the State Capitol in Sacramento
http://gsanetwork.org/events/gayla

Jasmyn – Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network
The Mission of the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN) is to support and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth by creating safe space, providing youth development services and bringing people and resources together to promote diversity and human rights.
923 Peninsular Place, Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 389-3857
Gay Youth Line: (904) 389-0089
Jasmyn@jasmyn.org
http://www.jasmyn.org

LEGAL

CALM (Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers)
Box 281  Narberth, PA 19072
(215) 667-7508

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
We are New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
30 Winter Street, St 800 Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 426-1350
Legal InfoLine: 1-800-455-4523
gladlaw@glad.org
http://www.glad.org

GayLawNet
GayLawNet is dedicated to providing general information, news and resources concerning the law as it affects the global gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (GLBTI) community and the simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or lesbian-friendly) lawyer.
http://www.gaylawnet.com
gaylawnet@gaylawnet.com

National Center for Lesbian Rights
NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.  In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals, on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights.
870 Market St., Suite 570 San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 392-6257
Fax: (415) 392-8422
info@nclrights.org
http://www.nclrights.org

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005
(212) 809-8585

Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
1629 Telegraph Ave, Suite 400, Oakland, CA, 94612
(415) 865-0176
http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org
info@transgenderlawcenter.org

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
20 West 20th Street, Suite 705, New York, New York 10011
(646) 862-9396
http://www.tldef.org
info@transgenderlegal.org

POLITICAL, SOCI2AL AND SUPPORT

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group – USA (AISSG-USA)
AISSG-USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and mutual support to women and girls with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) (and related medical conditions) and their families. AIS is a condition caused by the body’s inability to respond to androgen hormones, and causes female or ambiguous external anatomy to coexist with a 46XY (male) chromosomal complement.  AISSG-USA provides help and support to suit individual needs, according to the resources available. We can refer those who contact us to medical resources, other organizations that may be helpful, or to individuals familiar with particular situations.
PO Box 750273 Duncan, OK 73575
aisdsd@hotmail.com
http://www.aissg.org

Lesbian & Gay Bands Association (LGBA)
LGBA is a nonprofit musical organization comprised of concert and marching bands from cities across America, Canada and Australia. LGBA musicians meet annually in different cities to plan events, encourage the formation of new bands and share the gift of music with gay and non-gay audiences. Seminars and workshops on topics such as musicianship, programming, and organizational skills are held in addition to general business and committee meetings. LGBA’s online newsletter, Tie Line, serves as an information exchange for our geographically dispersed member bands between conferences. It keeps the feeling of the “LGBA Family” alive across time zones, state lines and even oceans.
PO Box 14172 San Francisco, CA 94114-0172
(202) 656-5422
info@gaybands.org
http://www.gaybands.org

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
A support, education and advocacy organization.  PFLAG’s 480+ chapters offer support groups, helplines and education/advocacy programs to promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends.  PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
1828 L Street, NW, Ste. 660 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 467-8180
Fax: (202) 349-0788
http://www.pflag.org
info@pflag.org

The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians
Our membership includes women and men of varying sexual orientations, political affiliations, and geographic locations – all committed to raising awareness of the pro-life ethic as consistent with the gay and lesbian struggle for human rights.
As activists, PLAGAL members and chapters have participated in the 1993 March for Gay and Lesbian et al. rights and the annual March for Life. Regional groups throughout the country present educational forums, support programs which serve pregnant women and their children, and participate in local pride events.
P.O. Box 3005 York, PA 17402
(202) 223-6697  fax (202) 265-9737
http://www.plagal.org

Scouting for All
Scouting for All is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit. S4A is an educational and advocacy outreach organization, reaching out to GLBTQ youth in our attempt to get the Boy Scouts of America to rescind its bigoted and discriminatory policies against gay and non-theist youth and adults. It was inspired and founded by a 12 year old Life Scout, Steven Cozza. Scouting for All is a grassroots national and international organization. We stand against bigotry with education and compassion.
PO Box 2832  Petaluma, CA 94953-2832
(707) 778-0564
info@scoutingforall.org
http://www.scoutingforall.org

Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)
SAGE was founded in 1977 and is the nation’s oldest and largest social service and advocacy organization dedicated to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) senior citizens.  Additionally, SAGE is the founder of a nationwide network of local organizations for LGBT seniors called SAGENET.
305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor  New York, NY 10001
(212) 741-2247  fax: (212) 366-1947
info@sageusa.org
http://www.sageusa.org/

The Straight Spouse Network (SSN)
The Straight Spouse Network is an international organization of heterosexual spouses, currently or formerly married to gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender mates. Its mission is to reach out, heal, and build bridges of understanding.  SSN has state contacts in every state and 60 support groups.  SSN produces a newsletter, News & Notes.  Services are free, but donations are happily accepted.  Florida has contacts in the northern, central, and southern sections.
PO Box 507 Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 825-7763
information@ssnetwk.org
http://www.ssnetwk.org

Other Resources

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
http://www.avp.org/ncavp.htm
http://avp.org/resources.htm

Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence in LGBTIQ Communities http://www.vawnet.org/special-collections/SVLGBTIQ.php

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women http://www.vawnet.org

The Network / La Red
http://tnlr.org

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
http://gmdvp.org

Lambda Legal
http://www.lambdalegal.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.ncadv.org

National DV Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
http://www.thehotline.org

Feminist Majority Foundation: DV Hotlines and Resources
http://www.feminist.org/911/crisis.html

MILITARY SERVICEMEMBERS

Servicemembers United
Servicemembers United – a non-partisan and non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. – is the nation’s largest organization of LGBT troops and veterans of the U.S. armed forces, as well as their partners and civilian allies. Servicemembers United’s primary goals are to; 1. engage in education and advocacy on the issues that impact the gay military community, 2. to serve as an associational organization for the gay military community, 3. to build a strong, vibrant, and connected community of LGBT troops and veterans, and 4. to support, connect, and engage the partners and families of LGBT troops and veterans.
http://www.servicemembers.org

AVER (American Veterans for Equal Rights)
AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
(718) 849-5665
http://www.aver.us

Outserve
OutServe is the association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel. With over 5,000 members and 50+ chapters worldwide, it is one of the largest LGBT employee resource groups in the world. OutServe works to support a professional network of LGBT military personnel and create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.
outserve@outserve.org
http://www.outserve.org

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America’s military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination.
PO Box 65301 Washington DC 20035-5301
Phone: (202) 328-3244
Fax: (202) 797-1635
Free Legal Advice: 1-800-538-7418
http://www.sldn.org

NATIONAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons
With chapters around the world, “Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons” serves the needs of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender LDS and their supportive family and friends through social and educational activities.
PO Box 1436 Palm Springs, CA 92263-1435
(661) 367-2421
http://www.affirmation.org

American Baptists Concerned for Sexual Minorities
Rainbow Baptists is a website providing support, information and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Baptists, their family and friends. Rainbow Baptists is a ministry of American Baptists Concerned and publisher of Voice of the Turtle
PO Box 3183 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 439-4672
ambaptists@aol.com
http://www.rainbowbaptists.org

Brethren/Mennonite Council (BMC)
BMC supports all persons as they seek to know God’s will for their lives, including those who are pursuing same-sex relationships, those who are seeking a life of celibacy, and those exploring questions of sexual orientation.  All inquiries to BMC and the BMC mailing list are confidential.  The BMC Office coordinates the work of BMC Volunteers and the BMC Board of Directors, maintains the mailing list, develops contacts within church circles and provides programming, support and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families and friends. BMC also coordinates the Supportive Congregations Network. This network of Brethren and Mennonite congregations welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members.
Brethren/Mennonite Parents – This is a support network of Brethren and Mennonite parents who have lesbian, bisexual or gay children.    The Brethren/Mennonite Parents also publish a newsletter and help parents connect with other parents in their local area.  All inquires are confidential.  Anyone interested in the parents’ support network should contact the BMC Office.
Box 6300  Minneapolis, MN  55406-0300 USA
(612) 722-6906
BMCouncil@aol.com
SCNetwork@aol.com
http://www.webcom.com/bmc/

Christian Lesbians OUT (CLOUT)
We are a national, multi-denominational organization of out Christian lesbians that is proudly progressive, actively anti-racist, creatively spiritual, and milagro bound.  We hold conferences and have a quarterly newsletter.
Rev. Jan Griesinger, National Coordinator
P.O. Box 5853, Athens, Ohio 45701
FAX – (740) 592-4846
clout@seorf.ohiou.edu
http://www.clout2002.com

Dignity USA (Catholic)
Dignity USA is the largest and most progressive national lay movement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, our families, and our friends.  In local chapters across the United States, we worship openly with other GLBT and supportive Catholics, socialize, share personal and spiritual concerns, and work together on educational and justice issues.  We believe that God created us, Christ died for us, and the Holy Spirit sanctified us in Baptism. As GLBT Catholics, it is our right, our privilege, and our duty to live the sacramental life of the Church. We believe that we can express our sexuality in a loving, life-affirming manner that is in keeping with Christ’s teaching.  Publication:  Dignity USA Journal
1500 Massachusetts Ave. NW #11  Washington, DC 20005
(202) 861-0017 or (800) 877-8797  fax:  (202) 429-9808
dignity@aol.com
http://www.dignityusa.org

Integrity (Episcopal)
Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and our straight friends.  Since our founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites.  However, advocacy is only one facet of our ministry.  At the national level and in local chapters and diocesan networks throughout the country, the primary activities are: worship, fellowship, education, communication, outreach, and service to the church.

Through Integrity’s evangelism, thousands of LGBT people, estranged from the Episcopal Church and other denominations, have returned to parish life.  Although the Episcopal Church has made tremendous strides toward inclusiveness, it still has a long way to go.  Unfortunately, in too many parishes and dioceses, prejudice and oppression are still the norm.  Whatever your sexual orientation, Integrity needs your support and membership.

PO Box 5255, New York, NY 10185
(973) 595-4245
info@integrityusa.org
http://www.integrityusa.org

Lutherans Concerned/North America
Lutherans Concerned/North America stands as a community of faith, modeling the gospel with the church and within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities.  We seek to employ the Gospel’s principles of inclusiveness and justice, celebrating God’s gifts of sexuality and diversity.  We are an independent membership organization, supported entirely by donations and member contributions. We include members of all Lutheran affiliations as well as other Christian denominations.
2466 Sharondale Dr, Atlanta, GA 30305-3808
membership@lcna.org
http://www.lcna.org

Metropolitan Community Churches
MCC offers more than 300 predominantly GLBT churches in 22 countries. Founded in 1968 in the months prior to the Stonewall Rebellion, MCC has grown to 46,000 members – and more than 225,000 persons attend MCC programs and services annually. Information on MCC programs and churches – including a directory of local churches in your area – can be found on‑line.  A free e-mail newsletter is available upon request
Statement of Faith:  Christianity is the revelation of God in Jesus Christ and is the religion set forth in the scriptures. Jesus Christ is foretold in the Old Testament, presented in the New Testament, and proclaimed by the Christian Church in every age and in every land. Founded in the interest of offering a church home to all who confess and believe, Metropolitan Community Churches moves in the mainstream of Christianity.  Our faith is based upon the principles outlined in the historic creeds: Apostle’s and Nicene.
Acting District Coordinator:  Rev. Todd Goewey
PO Box 12768, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-2768
(727) 323-3997
sedufmcc@earthlink.net
http://www.MCCchurch.org

Q-Spirit
Q-Spirit is a strategic organization catalyzing the necessary conditions for queer people to fully reclaim our spiritual roles of service, leadership and community enrichment in the world.  Our current primary strategic thrust is to empower queer people to fully reclaim and reintegrate our spiritual natures, which so many of us have attempted to suppress.  Our premise is that, as we acknowledge our spiritual heritage, we will experience an increased sense of self, a deeper and more complete experience of life. Moreover, we hope to explore and redefine the expressions of our spirituality, while discovering how we can make a difference together in ways we could not do alone. In the process, we aim to facilitate a sense of belonging among individuals exploring their own spiritual path.
3739 Balboa Street, #211, San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 281-9377
info@qspirit.org

The Reconciling Ministries Network
The Reconciling Ministries Network is a national network of United Methodist-focused organizations advocating for the full inclusion of persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities into the life of the Church. Founded in 1984, RMN consists of 177 United Methodist congregations, 25 campus ministries, 13 Reconciling Communities, and over 17,000 individual members. Organizations involved include the Parents’ Reconciling Network, United Methodists of Color, RMN student movement, the Clergy Alliance, and newly formed Church Within a Church.
3801 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 736-5526
http://www.RMNetwork.org
rmn@RMNetwork.org

World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews
The World Congress is a global umbrella organization of over 60 LGBT Jewish organizations, including synagogues, social groups, and student organizations. We have two member organizations in Florida.
PO Box 23379, Washington, DC  20026-3379
(202) 452-74247
info@glbtjews.org
http://www.glbtjews.org

NATIONAL LITERATURE REVIEW

The Lambda Literary Foundation
The mission of the Lambda Literary Foundation is to support and further the creation and dissemination of writings by, for, and about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.  The Lambda Literary Foundation was incorporated as a nonprofit on May 1, 1996.  There are four central components that the Foundation utilizes to support its mission: two periodicals and two programs.  The Lambda Book Report is an award-winning monthly review of contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature and has had as contributors virtually all of the nation’s best writers including Dorothy Allison, Lillian Faderman, Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Patricia Nell Warren, and the late John Preston.  The James White Review was transferred to the Foundation in 1997 from the original publisher, Phil Wilkie.  The James White Review is devoted to publishing gay men’s literature, showcasing new voices in poetry, criticism, visual arts, and fiction.

Contact is Jane Troxell, executive director
1217 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 682-0952
jane@lambdalit.org
http://www.lambdalit.org

HEALTH RESOURCES, STATEWIDE AND NATIONAL

U.S. Public Health Service AIDS Hotline                
1-800-342-AIDS

Florida AIDS Hotline                                               
1-800-FLA-AIDS

Florida Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline
(800) 227-8922

Hemlock Society
(800) 247-7421
*Provides information on euthanasia (painless death) for the terminally ill.

HOTLINES

The following is a list of some of the more important national hotlines concerned with gay and lesbian issues.

Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Youth Hotline
1-800-347-TEEN
Monday-Friday 4pm-midnight, Saturday noon-5pm, EST

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-621-4000

U.S. Department of Justice Hate Crimes Hotline
1-800-347-HATE