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PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

National. 350 chapters across the US. Founded 1972. Helps families understand and accept gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered family members. Offers help in strengthening families, support groups for families and friends, educational outreach, newsletter, chapter development guidelines, grassroots advocacy, information and referrals. Also has a Transgender Network (PFLAG TNET). For information about TNET call Cesar Hernandex 202-683-9306.

Write:

PFLAG

1828 L St. NW, Ste. 660

Washington, DC 20036

Voice: 202-467-8180 or for PFLAG Transgender Network 202-683-9306 / Cesar Hernandex

Fax: 202-467-8194

Website: http://www.pflag.org

E-mail: info@pflag.org

Verified: 2/7/2013

Rainbow Room

Model. Founded 1979. Adult-facilitated support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (ages 13-21). Provides a safe space for youth to talk about the issues that affect their daily lives.

Write:

Rainbow Room

c/o Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective

P.O. Box 2094

Hartford, CT 06145-2094

Voice: 860-278-4163

Fax: 860-278-5995

Website: http://www.hglhc.org

E-mail: info@hglhc.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

International Foundation for Gender Education

International. Founded 1978. Support and educational services for and about gender variant persons (including transsexuals, cross-dressers, intersex, androgynes, non-gendered and multi-gendered persons). Services include referrals to local support groups and to medical and psychological professionals. Speakers program, publication of 'Transgender Tapestry' magazine, Synchronicity Bookstore and national outreach.

Write:

International Foundation for Gender Education

P.O. Box 43445

Washington, DC 20010

Voice: 781-899-2212

Website: http://www.ifge.org

E-mail: info@ifge.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

COLAGE (Children Of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere)

International. 13 affiliated chapters. Founded 1990. Mission is to connect and empower people to make the world better for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents. Information and referrals, conferences, pen pals, literature, newsletter, leadership development, education and advocacy. Various online programs.

Write:

COLAGE

4509 Interlake Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

Voice: 415-861-5437

Fax: 415-255-8345

Website: http://www.colage.org

E-mail: colage@colage.org

Verified: 1/10/2013

Straight Spouse Network (SSN)

International network. 57 groups and 88 state/country contacts. Founded 1986. Confidential personal support network serving current or former heterosexual spouses or partners, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation couples. Empowers straight spouses or partners to cope constructively and promotes understanding between spouses, within families and with the larger community through education and collaboration. Resource information, research-based publications, referrals, newsletter, reading and media references. Guideline available for starting new groups. Numerous confidential internet lists.

Write:

Straight Spouse Network

P.O. Box 507

Mahwah, NJ 07430

Voice: 201-825-7763 Support media and research information call 510-595-1005.

Website: http://www.straightspouse.org

E-mail: dir@straightspouse.org or sssnnj@aol.com

Verified: 1/9/2013

Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization

Model. Several groups in Washington, DC. Founded 1990. Cancer support and survivorship groups for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women who partner with women (WPWs), their partners and caregivers. Bereavement support groups for WPWs who have lost a partner, friend or loved one. Smoking cessation groups for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Health self-empowerment groups for black WPWs. Provides phone and online support to WPWs outside the DC-Metro area. Provides LGBT cultural competency training to health care professionals and their staff members. Information and referrals, phone support, literature, newsletter and advocacy.

Write:

Mautner Project

1300 19th St. NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Voice: 202-332-5536

Fax: 202-332-0662

TDD: 202-332-5536

Website: http://www.mautnerproject.org

E-mail: info@mautnerproject.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

Intersex Society of North America

Online. Support for individuals born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female. Newsletter, reading materials, library, and weblinks.

Write:

Intersex Society of North America

979 Golf Course Drive #282

Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Website: http://www.isna.org/support

Verified: 2/14/2013

Regard Online

Online. Founded 1989. A UK-based organization of LGBT people who self-identify as disabled. Follows the social model of disability. Offers information, advice (on a non-professional basis) and social contact for members through online groups. Provides advocacy and campaigns on issues affecting disabled LBGT people. Provides online newsletters, news and notices.

Write:

BM Regard

London, UK WC1N 3XX

Website: http://www.regard.org.uk or http://facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=131451632773 or http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/regardonline

E-mail: secretary@regard.org.uk

Verified: 1/9/2013

We Are Surviving Together

Model. Founded 2013. Provides emotional support to victims of LBGTQIA related hate crimes. Face-to-face meetings in Atlanta, GA.

Write:

We Are Surviving Together

c/o St.Marks,781 Preachtree St.NE

Atlanta, GA 30308

Voice: 404-873-2636 ext. 19. (St. Mark's UMC).

E-mail: duncaneric@comcast.net or jnoblitt@stmarkumc.org

Verified: 1/22/2013

HeartStrong Network

National. Founded 1996. Provides support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender students and others who were adversely affected during their attendance at any religious educational institution. Helps empower those who are still struggling to survive as well as those who have survived these institutions and who have come to love themselves in spite of their spiritual abuse and disciplinary actions taken against them. Those interested in participating in the HeartStrong Network project may register online.

Write:

HeartStrong

P.O. Box 2051

Seattle, WA 98111

Website: http://www.heartstrong.org/heartstrong/hsnetwork.html

E-mail: heartstrong@heartstrong.org

Verified: 1/8/2013

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