Local resources for LGBTQ+ issues

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

The fight for equality for all members of the LGBTQ+ community continues. And whether you are looking for help and resources or info as an ally-- we have provided information to help you on your journey to Take Action.

LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS:

GLSEN

Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Safe Place International

Safe Place International's primary mission is to support the dignity and self actualization of the most marginalized members of the global refugee community. Countless refugees are left without food, shelter, safety, or any kind of guidance for their futures. The most venerable among them-the LGBTQIA+ community and single, parent women-are widely ignored, and face added strife and danger. Safe Place international was created in response to their unmet needs.

StartOut

StartOut's mission is to increase the number, diversity and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community.

Transgender Cultural District

The mission of the Transgender District is to create an urban environment that fosters the rich history, culture, legacy, and empowerment of transgender people and its deep roots in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood. The organization aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces.

TGI Justice

TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people-inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers-creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.

Huckleberry

Huckleberry's mission is to educate, inspire, and support under served youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams.

TransLash

TransLash-a trans-led project-uses the power of personal stories to dissolve the lack of knowledge at the heart of trans erasure. Our goal is to shift the cultural understanding of what it means to be transgender in order to foster social inclusion and reduce anti-trans hostility.

Trans Justice Funding Project

The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United States, including U.S. territories.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

LIST OF LEGAL SERVICES:

Below you will find a list of legal services who specialize in helping LGBTQ+ members:

- ACLU LGBT Project

- The LGBT Asylum Project

- Immigration Equality

- Transgender Law Center

ARTS, CULTURE BOOKS AND FILMS:

Below you will find a list of media and information you can check out to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community.

MUSEUM

The GLBT History Society Museum

The GLBT Historical Society Museum, located in the heart of San Francisco's Castro District, is the first stand-alone museum of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history and culture in the United States. It celebrates the San Francisco's vast queer past through dynamic and surprising exhibitions and programming.

BOOKS:

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

C. Riley Snorton, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

Alok Vaid-Menon, Beyond the Gender Binary

Sarah Schulman, Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and its Consequences

Jose Esteban Munoz, Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES:

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

United in Anger: A History of Act Up (dir. Jim Hubbard, 2012)

Paris is Burning (Dir. Jennie Living, 1990)

The Celluloid Closet (dir. Robert Epstein, 1995))