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Purple Sticker Project

“The goal of this project is to make books and other media with positive LGBTQIA+ representation more accessible. We are doing this by:

* Applying identifiable purple square stickers to media with positive LGBTQIA+ representation in school libraries

* Providing a continuously updated list of media with positive LGBTQIA+ representation”

GSA Network

“GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.”

Diversity Center Santa Cruz

“Our mission is to advocate for, support, and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.”

Transgender Law Center

“Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. 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.”

LGBT Task Force / Creating Change

“The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. Join us!”


“Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.”

Gender Spectrum

“Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.”

The Trevor Project

“The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.”


“GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our nation’s schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.”

It Gets Better Mission

“The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.”


“Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. That’s GLAAD at work.”

Point Foundation

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

“The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.”

Human Rights Campaign

“HRC’s campaigns are focused on mobilizing those who envision a world strengthened by diversity, where our laws and society treat all people equally, including LGBTQ people and those who are multiply marginalized.”

Matthew Shepard Foundation

“The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s mission is to amplify the story of Matthew Shepard to inspire individuals, organizations and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Our work is an extension of Matt’s passion to foster a more caring and just world. We share his story and embody his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are.”

Matthew's Place

“ is a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation”

National Center for Transgender Equality

“The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change 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.”

The Attic Youth Center

“The Attic Youth Center creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society.”


“The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organization”

Domestic Violence / Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline

“We answer the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse.”

Legal Services of Northern California

“The mission of Legal Services of Northern California is to provide quality legal services to empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty within our community, efficiently utilizing all available resources.”

Law Help California

“LawHelpCA has been prepared for general information purposes only. It does not provide direct legal advice but can connect you to legal aid organizations and referral services.”

Strongheart Native Helpline

“We exist to restore power to Native Americans impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence by weaving together a braid of safety, sovereignty and support.”

1800 Victims

“The Victims of Crime Resource Center is located on the Pacific McGeorge School of Law campus in Sacramento, California. The Center has operated the State of California’s confidential, toll-free 1-800-VICTIMS line since 1984. McGeorge students, under attorney supervision, provide information and referrals statewide to victims, their families, victim service providers, and victim advocates. Primarily through the hotline, Center staff provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers, and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victims compensation, victims’ rights in the Justice System, restitution, civil suits, right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against disabled. The Center is mandated by legislation, California Penal Code Section 13897, and is funded through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES).”

Love is Respect

“love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.”

MyPlan (App)

“myPlan is the result of multiple research studies to develop and test a safety decision aid for effective use in different contexts.

Created using the sound science of decision-making and risk assessment, and the empowerment framework that informs domestic violence advocacy and safety planning services. Developed and tested at every stage with survivors, friends of survivors, and relationship violence advocates & providers. Effectiveness tested in multiple randomized controlled trials. Contains the Danger Assessment, a validated risk assessment tool used for over 25 years by advocates, law enforcement, and other professionals.”

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

“The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups throughout the state. Through our public policy, communications and capacity-building efforts, we align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change. We believe that by sharing expertise, advocates and policy-makers can end domestic violence. For nearly 40 years, we have inspired, informed and connected all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger. ”

California Victim Compensation Board

“The California Victim Compensation Board is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for many crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a direct result of a violent crime. CalVCB funding comes from restitution paid by criminal offenders through fines, orders, penalty assessments and federal funds.”

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)

“The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization that is working to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking through comprehensive, life-transforming services to survivors and a platform to advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation. Over the past two decades, CAST has supported thousands of survivors through every phase of their journey to freedom from counseling, to legal resources, to housing, educational and leadership training and mentorship. Through these programs, CAST has helped empower survivors to overcome their traumatic pasts and become leading voices in shaping policy and public awareness to ultimately put an end to the fastest growing criminal enterprise of the 21st century.”

Mental Health

National Suicide Hotline

“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 180 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.”

Anxiety & Depression Association of America

ADAA’s mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.

ADAA helps people find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers and providers encouraging the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

ADAA’s mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.

DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA)’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.


“NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.”


AGLP, celebrating over 40 years of service to the LGBTQ Community, traces its roots to the late 1960s, when gay and lesbian members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) met secretly at the annual meetings. At that time, in most states, homosexuality could be used as cause for the loss of licensure to practice psychiatry. After the now-infamous appearance by Dr. John Fryer In 1972, and the behind-the-scenes work of several members of what was then referred to as the GayPA, the APA removed homosexuality from their diagnostic manual (DSM). This allowed a more open association of lesbian and gay psychiatrists, who no longer had to fear for their jobs if they were found out to be gay. Even today, the mission of providing support and a safe space for LGBTQ+ psychiatrists to meet continues to be important to many of our members.

AGLP is the oldest association of LGBTQ+ professionals in the country. AGLP is an independent organization from APA, but works closely with APA through LGBTQ+ representation on the APA Assembly (the LGBT Caucus of the APA), APA position statements, LGBTQ+ Committees of the DSM, the creation and staffing of an AIDS Committee, Awards, such as the Dr. John Fryer, M.D., Award, and research and advocacy of particular interest to the LGBTQ+ Community through our quarterly Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. AGLP offers an online referral service to those seeking LGBTQ+-friendly counselling, support, and psychiatric treatment.

In 2015, The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists changed its name to AGLP: The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists, in order to serve a broader constituency of members and patients in the LGBTQ community.