National Resources

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Address: 904 West 2nd St., Little Rock, AR 72201
Business Description: The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. Their organization uses legal, legislative and public education methods to protect constitutional issues including, free speech, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights. Since 1920, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Business Phone Number: 501-374-2660
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Address: P.O. Box 24490, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307
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Business Description: CenterLink is an American member-based coalition of community centers serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. The organization, founded in 1994 as the National Association of LGBT Community Centers, provides services which support the development of LGBT community centers.
Business Phone Number: 954-765-6024
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Crisis Text Line
Business Description: The Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential crisis support. Text HOME to 741741 to chat with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor. The Crisis Text Line is free on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon networks, standard messaging rates may apply for other carriers.
Emergency Phone Number: 741741
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Equality Forum
Address: 1420 Locust St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Business Description: Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit.
Business Phone Number: 215-732-3378
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Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Address: 104 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001
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Business Description: GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Business Phone Number: 212-629-3322
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Business Description: Operated by the GALIP Foundation, GayChurch.Org provides a listing of LGBTQ affirming Christian churches. All listings are required to be Chrisitan, but are not required to follow any specific creed, and must define “affirming” as churches do not view homosexuality in and of itself as a sin, welcoming of LGBTQ people in leadership roles, and embrace same-gender marriage. The site administrators work hard to update listings and ensure these principles are met.
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Human Rights Campaign
Business Description: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a grassroots force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community. HRC Arkansas is the local presence of the Human Rights Campaign in the Natural State they work to promote education and political initiatives on behalf of LGBTQ Arkansans.
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Lambda Legal
Address: 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Business Description: Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization. Their mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Business Phone Number: 866-542-8336
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LGBT History Month
Address: 1420 Locust St, Ste. 300, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Business Description: Since 2006, Equality Forum has spearheaded LGBT History Month. The October LGBT History Month activities honor 31 LGBT icons with videos, bios, bibliographies, downloadable images, and other downloadable educational resources including special features for students.
Business Phone Number: 215-732-3378
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Mr & Miss Gay America & The Excellence Foundation
Address: 7360 Guilford Dr., Ste. 202, Frederick, MD 21704
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Business Description: Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1973, with the crowing of Norma Kristie, representative from Arkansas, the Miss Gay America pageant is the world’s first, longest running, and most prestigious female impersonation competition. Prohibited from partaking in female hormones or any feminizing plastic surgery. and qualifying through city, state, and regional pageants, to date, over 10,000 men across the country have competed for the coveted title of Miss Gay America. Titleholders are often seen as the best in the industry and are frequently hired to entertain in a variety shows, Las Vegas productions, cruise ships, and LGBT events.

The Mr. Gay All-American Contest was founded in 1983 by the operators of Miss Gay America, The MGAA Contest provided a venue for gay men to showcase their intellect, community service, and talent; MGAA was the first contest of its kind and launched careers in professional entertainment for many young gay men. In 1995, Norma Kristie, Inc. sold the contest; Mr. Gay All-American continued to operate until 2009. In 2017, new Miss Gay America pageant organizers announced the return of Mr. Gay All-American as the Mr. Gay America pageant.

The Excellence Foundation, founded in 2017, engages the resources of the Gay America Pageant’s family of entertainers, community partners, and sponsors to raise awareness and funds in support of LGBTQ youth and their allies to promote their social development, community involvement, and professional futures.
Business Phone Number: 240-812-1220
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National Black Justice Coalition
Address: PO Box 71395, Washington, D.C. 20024
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Business Description: The National Black Justice Coalition is an American civil rights organization serving primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Business Phone Number: 202-319-1552
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National Center for Transgender Equality
Address: 1133 19th St. NW, Washington D.C. 20036
Business Description: The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates changing policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Business Phone Number: 202-642-4542
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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Address: 1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ste. 600, Washinton D.C. 20005
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Business Description: The National LGBTQ Task Force is the oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group. They work to build a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. The Task Force has been an uncompromising voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer freedom, justice and equality for over 40 years. The National LGBTQ Task Force presents the country’s foremost organizing and training conference, and it’s more important now than ever. As the current administration continues its assault on our beloved LGBTQ communities. The Creating Change Conference is the space for us to learn, connect, and persist in our fight for full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.
Business Phone Number: 202-393-5177
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Address: 2898 S. 48th St., Springdale, AR 72762
Business Description: Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). PFLAG National provides support to the PFLAG network of 400 chapters across the United States, with more than 200,000 members and supporters. PFLAG-NWA promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer 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. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. PFLAG’s Northwest Arkansas chapter meets at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Springdale, Arkansas, and at the Centerton branch of the Bank of Gravette.
Business Phone Number: 479-310-5205
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Southern Poverty Law Center
Address: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
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Business Description: The Southern Poverty Law Center is an American nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation.
Business Phone Number: 334-956-8200
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The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Address: 110 Williamson St., 30th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Business Description: GLSEN is a national education organization working to ensure safe and inclusive schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Business Phone Number: 212-727-0135
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Transgender Law Center
Address: P.O. Box 70976, Oakland, CA 94612
Business Description: The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. TLC works to change laws, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
Business Phone Number: 510-587-9696
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