NOH8, It Gets Better Project and The Trevor Project are just a few of the organisations out there working against discrimination of the LGBT community. Some aim to help the younger generation believe in themselves, while some focus on equal rights in marriage – but they all work towards a easier life for those who are discriminated and bullied because of their sexuality or what gender they identify with.
“We believe that even an organization fighting to repeal Prop 8 will firstly, help show LGBTQ kids that there are people who care and that marriage is a right everyone should have, and secondly, give them more options in their potential futures. Our primary goal, however, is to aid organizations that are actively working to combat anti-LGBTQ bullying.” – kishmet , The Purple Dove ProjectFor example, NOH8 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.
The Trevor Project, on the other hand, is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.
Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBTQ kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves. It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
We don’t want to limit you to these three organizations, far from, but we want to have a chance to check the organizations, and approve of them. Even though we are open for a wider range of charities working to aid every aspect of a young LGBTQ teen, we still want to think quality over quantity.
We wanted to make sure there is a chance for everyone to participate, no matter where in the world you might be. So we need your help!
#1 If you know about an organization worth putting up on our donating list, comment on this post.
Please put ORGANIZATION in the title and leave the name of the organization, what country they are based in (language wise), what they focus on and what they do to support the LGBTQ community and a link. If you have any experience with the organization, please, leave this too.
#2 If you have any knowledge with any of the organizations on our list being non-legit, or other organizations we should clear away from, comment on this post.
Please put NON-LEGIT in the title and tell us the name of the organization and how you know this isn’t trustable to make it easier for us to see.
This post will be updated up until the bidding round opens, so remember to take a look before deciding on your charity.
If you have any questions or comments that doesn’t go here, please direct those to the FAQ post, or feel free to contact the mods (kishmet and ninaelisabeth) at thepurpledoveproject[at]gmail[dot]com.
NOH8 Campaign (US) Donate
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.
The Trevor Project (US) Donate
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.
It Gets Better Project (US/Inter) Donate
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
GLSO (US) Donate
The GLSO operates the only Pride Center in Kentucky, which is often utilized as a free meeting space for GLBT organizations in the community. For more than 30 years, a monthly newsletter has been published and distributed all over Kentucky. And for the past few years, the GLSO has planned and executed the Lexington Pride Festival with help from many wonderful volunteers from the community.
GLAAD (US) Donate
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 advances equality.
In cases of defamation and anti-gay violence, our team of staff and volunteers are on the ground connecting individuals and allied organizations with the media to ensure that stories are told in a fair and accurate way. Please join us in our efforts by donating today.
NYAC (US) Donate
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
Now more than ever, queer, trans and questioning youth need a strong NYAC that puts their voices at the fore and fights for an agenda that Puts Youth First. It will take a national community of LGBTQ youth and allies to strengthen NYAC today, so that we can realize the commitments we have made to youth in the new decade. Whether you are texting a donation, sustaining us with a monthly contribution, or listing NYAC as part of your estate, all donations make the work that we do possible.
Equality Ohio (US) Donate
We believe LGBT Ohioans should be able to live without fear of being fired, being harmed, or being treated any differently than anyone else because of who they are, and that includes their sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Our vision is “an Ohio where everyone feels at home” and that vision is at the core of everything we do. We frame our work around those close-held beliefs. We do not let any group or individual distract us from that vision; to pull us into a “battle of wits or words” where we may squander precious resources. Truth, love, respect, humility, and justice carry our movement above and beyond gutter politics and hate rhetoric. Those ideals are at the very center of all our works, and that is also how we frame the issues that matter to our members.
Stonewall (UK) Donate
Stonewall is renowned for its campaigning and lobbying. Some major successes include helping achieve the equalisation of the age of consent, lifting the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the military, securing legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt and the repeal of Section 28. More recently Stonewall has helped secure civil partnerships and ensured the recent Equality Act protected lesbians and gay men in terms of goods and services.
The Aguda (IL) Donate
The National Association of GLBT in Israel, known as the Aguda has been serving the needs and promoting the personal rights of the GLBT community. In all areas from Legal Rights, Political, Civil Rights, Social Reform, Education and Public Awareness.
The Aguda, The National Association of GLBT in Israel, the pioneer gay organization in Israel, is a human rights organization representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Aguda is a national grassroots, volunteer based, nonprofit organization. It promotes and advances new initiatives and cultivates leadership in partnership with all sectors of the community. The Aguda strives to achieve full equality for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. It also aspires to create a public and social climate of acceptance and respect for the gay community and its individual members.
JOH (IL) Donate
The Jerusalem Open House (JOH) is the only organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) people and their allies in Jerusalem. As a grassroots, activist center, we provide direct services for the LGBT community in our city while working to secure LGBT rights in Israeli society at large. With a constituency as diverse as the city itself, the JOH transcends political, ethnic and religious boundaries to build and unite a community in pursuit of the common goal of tolerance and mutual support.
AME (AU) Donate
LSVD (DE) Donate
LLH (NO) Donate
EGN (EE) Donate
LGBT Network (EU) Donate
Accept (RO) Donate
Marriage Equality (US) Donate
Georgia Safe Schools Coalition (US) Donate
Lambert House (US) Donate
The Albert Kennedy Trust (UK) Donate
LGBT History Month (UK) Donate
LGBT Excellence Centre (UK) Donate
Broken Rainbow (UK) Donate
Soulforce (US) Donate
Soulforce is an organization which seeks out dialogue and non-violent protest in the vein of Mahatama Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr against bigotry and oppression both political and religious sectors.
"We seek freedom from religious and political oppression for Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer and Questioning People."
TrueChild (US) Donate
TrueChild is a program development and action center that works with local partners to develop interventions that challenge the rigid gender codes that adversely impact young people's well-being. We are particularly concerned with the challenges faced by at-risk or disadvantaged youth, like those who are of color or LGBT.
SETA (FI) DonateSeta is a national LGBTI rights non-governmental organization, founded in 1974. Seta has member organizations and supporting members throughout Finland.
Seta - LGBT Rights in Finland aims for a society of equality and individual welfare that includes everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Youthline (CA) Donate
Youthline is a toll-free peer support help line for LGBTQ youth under 26 living anywhere in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Community One Foundation (CA) Donate
The Community One Foundation (formerly known as the Lesbian & Gay Community Appeal of Toronto (LGCA)) is a nonprofit foundation that contributes to youth-centric programmes and projects like Pride & Prejudice, SHOUT, and ReachOUT; their support services are not limited to downtown Toronto but serve all of the Greater Toronto Area, which is home to nearly 20% of Canada's entire population (as of the 2006 census).
GLSEN (US) Donate
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, is the umbrella organization for Gay-Straight Alliances, student clubs that provide safe spaces for queer students and advocate for them it schools.
GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools. GLSEN strives to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, and to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (US) Donate
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.
Howard Brown (US) Donate