January – GLSEN
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education
organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990,
GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people,
regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop
school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to
creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
February -The Pride Network
The Pride Network strives to develop a more involved and informed LGBTQ community through leadership programs and practical solutions that build, educate and empower sustainable community network. Envisioning a society where strong community leaders create and sustain networks toward a more conscious and engaged LGBTQ culture. The Pride Network also looks to a time when a fundamental part of being an LGBTQ person is the opportunity to access a community that empowers and informs the individual about their collective past, present, and future.
March – GLAAD
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the
LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the
media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots
organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are
heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society;
education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and
to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides
opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to
create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
May- Point Foundation
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, and hope to meritorious LGBT students
Fighting for Equal Rights Since 1971, GLAA is a volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit
advocacy organization founded in 1971, with a local Washington, D.C. focus. GLAA is
America's oldest continuously active organization devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender civil rights.
The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute works to achieve full equality for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender people by building, supporting, and advancing a
diverse network of LGBT public leaders.
Through its training and professional development programs, GLLI assists hundreds
of individuals who go on to influential careers in politics, government, business and
advocacy each year. Many of GLLI’s trainees join the more than 1,000 openly LGBT
elected and appointed officials now serving around the world.
August- Equality California
Equality California works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBT
people. To improve the lives of LGBT Californians, Equality California sponsors
legislation and coordinates efforts to ensure its passage, lobbies legislators and
other policy makers, builds coalitions, develops community strength and empowers
individuals and other organizations to engage in the political process.
September - Rainbow Fund
Rainbow World Fund (RWF) is an all-volunteer international humanitarian service
agency based in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and friends community.
RWF’s mission is to promote LGBT philanthropy in the area of global humanitarian relief.
Founded in 2000 by members of the San Francisco LGBT community, RWF works to
help people who suffer from hunger, poverty, disease, oppression and war by raising
awareness and funds to support relief efforts around the world. RWF works in the LGBT
and friends community educating people about world need. Along with raising our
community’s consciousness, RWF raises funds to support humanitarian relief projects.
RWF provides a united voice, a visible presence, and a structure to deliver charitable
assistance from the LGBT community to the larger world community.
October- Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Through research, educational efforts and outreach, the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to live their
lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of
November- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSs is one of the nation’s leading industry-based,
nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the
talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/
EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other
critical illnesses across the United States.
BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund, including The
HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld
Free Health Clinic, The Actors Fund Work Program, The Dancers’ Resource, The Stage
Managers’ Project and three supportive housing residences.
BC/EFA also awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service
The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer
Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition
8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices
being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted
on one cheek in protest.
Nearly two and a half years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to
over 13,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began
with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include
politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and