Resources

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Blogs | Business | Coming Out | Dating/Networking | Events | Health | Legal | Lifestyle | Music | Parenting | Publications and Media | Travel

Blogs
Alone…with Cats is all about winning at losing—finding irreverent humor in often unfunny places, such as dating fails, disappointments, misadventures and that one time I wrapped my cats in cellophane. Relax, they’re fine—now.

Card Carrying Lesbian is dedicated to all things lesbianic, exploring everything from the butch/femme dynamic to single lesbians and their dating adventures.

Hot Femme in the City: living, loving and writing the rainbow life in NYC.

Lame Adventures: humor tales from a low-flying lesbian in Manhattan.

LesbianDad is a personal essay/photography blog about parenthood generally, and lesbian parenthood in particular, with especial attention to the experiences of non-birth and/or butch mums and the many larger questions our unique kind of parenthood opens up.

Not So Perfect Mom is a blog about a simple girl leading a complicated life, looking for the love of her life and hoping to live life to the fullest.

The Early Draft: the courage to be creative; writing, humor and lifestyle.

Your Daily Lesbian Moment: you daily dose of lesbian and lesbian-friendly…in blog form

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Business
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to lead the way for development, advocacy and growth of the LGBT community and its allies.

The Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce strives to cultivate and promote the economic well-being of LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses in Central Texas through marketing, education, and community development.

The Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce promotes economic opportunities for the LGBT community by being an advocate and resource for all member businesses that promote equality.

The Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is a statewide, equal-opportunity chamber of commerce comprised of LGBT and LGBT-supportive business owners and professionals. We’re the heart of GLBT networking and business growth.

Echelon Magazine is the premier bi-monthly digital magazine serving the LGBT business community. Their website provides a wealth of information about the ever-evolving LGBT Business Community.

GayFranchise.com is dedicated to expanding America’s economic growth by connecting the GLBT business community with equality-minded Franchisors.

The Golden Gate Business Association’s mission is to grow, promote and increase the visibility of LGBT businesses and those businesses in the community that support them.

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce  is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay-allied businesses, professionals, and individuals, who have joined together to effect positive growth in ourselves, our work, our community and our future.

The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses.

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce  is the business advocate and direct link between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business owners, corporations, and government, representing the interests of more than 1.4 million LGBT businesses and entrepreneurs.

Out Professionals is the nation’s leading social and business networking organization for gay men and lesbians. The group presents year-round events focused on career, culture, and community, and lets members connect through an active online community.

The Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce promotes business development to increase economic opportunities for our members, the LGBT community and all who support business equality.

The Queer Leadership Institute provides training in the tools, skill sets  and mental models designed specifically  to allow you to embark on your  leadership trajectory. Listen to interviews with queer leaders from all over the world at the Queer Leadership Institute:

Start Out is an organization dedicated to helping LGBT entrepreneurs achieve business success and obtain start-up capital.

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Coming Out
AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity, based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide, through education, treatment and care.

Empty Closets offers coming out resources and a safe place to chat.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

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Community
Comprehensive list of social justice organizations: A vetted, extensive list of civil, women’s, health care, elder, disable and more.

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Dating/Networking
Juliet & Juliet: social networking, matchmaking and job alert website for women seeking women.

Lesbotronic: a personals site that is 100% free and 100% lesbian owned and operated.

LezUnite is a social networking, community website built for women who love women.

oneGoodLove: a community for relationship-minded gays and lesbians.

QueerKat—The Lesbian Social Network is your home for friends, videos, pictures, events and more.

The SHOE Lesbian Online Community provides networking, dating, friendship and resources for lesbians everywhere and anywhere. SHOE is for lesbian of all ages, races and cultures.

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Events
Outdance is a free listing of same-sex dance events for the LGBTQ community.

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Health
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872. The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.

The Gay & Lesbian Medical Association is the leader in LGBT health since 1981.

The Lesbian Health & Research Center is the only lesbian-focused health and research organization housed within one of the world’s premier health science institutions, the University of California, San Francisco.

The Mautner Project improves the health of lesbians, bisexual, and transgender women who partner with women, and their families, through advocacy, education, research, and direct service. We envision a healthcare system that is guided by social justice and responsive to the needs of all people.

The National Center for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk.

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

The Whitman-Walker Clinic’s mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving the greater Washington D.C. area’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care.

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Home
My business is called Get It Done. We love taking chaos and turning it into harmony. I am a project manager specializing in helping people get their houses ready for the market. Everything from de-cluttering to holding estate sales to coordinating repairs and upgrades so your home looks perfect for your first Open House. Real Estate agents love us!

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Legal
The ACLU is the nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Equality Federation|Equality Federation Institute is the national membership and support organization for independent state LGBT advocacy organizations.

GayLawNet provides free access to the latest GLBTI-related legal news, information, and resources.

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Immigration Equality is a national organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Lambda Legal was the nation’s first legal organization dedicated to achieving full equality for lesbian and gay people.

The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender-loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights  is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

The National LGBT Bar Assocation is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliates lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations.

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is a national, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and related forms of intolerance.

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Lifestyle

Birds of a Feather Resort Community  is a special, magical place — your dream come true! Our community, founded in 2004, is a lesbian and gay community like no other in the world located in the “Land of Enchantment”, sunny Northern New Mexico.

The Lesbian Herstory Archives is is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization located in Park Slope, Brooklyn (NYC). Home to the world’s oldest and largest collection of archival, bibliographic and multimedia materials by and about lesbian lives, culture, politics and historical contributions, we offer research assistance, tours, exhibits, presentations and events that are open to the public; training for library and archives students; internships and volunteer opportunities; and a 3-month Lesbian Studies course each spring and fall. All are welcomed to visit any time we’re open. Our calendar and schedule is available on our website.

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Music
Queer Music Heritage is both a radio show and website, and the goal of both is to preserve and share the music of our culture. Started in January 2000, it has become the resource on the net for the history of LGBT music.

Rubyfruit Radio is a podcast devoted to playing the best in female artists and female-fronted bands.

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Parenting
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s.

The Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the one million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents in this country and the two million children they are raising.

Gay Parent magazine is the longest running nationally distributed publication dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parenting.

Mombian is a lifestyle site for lesbian moms and other LGBT parents, offering a mix of parenting, politics, diversions, and resources for all our varied roles.

Our Family Coalition promotes the equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families with children.

Rainbow Rumpus is the world‘s only online literary magazine for children and youth with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents.

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Publications and Media

The Advocate is the world’s Leading Source for LGBT News and Entertainment.

CherryGRRL is a place where news is spread, ideas are presented, jokes are made, and lesbians are promoted. And technically, CherryGRRL is an online magazine that focuses on lesbian news, entertainment, and culture.

Curve, the nation’s best-selling lesbian magazine, spotlights all that is fresh, funny, exciting, controversial and cutting-edge in our community.

Diva is Europe’s leading lesbian magazine.

Go Mag connects the lesbian community in New York and beyond. Established in February, 1999.

In The Life Media was founded in 1992 on the premise that visibility in media is vital to achieving equality and social justice for LGBT people.

The Lesbian News has the distinction and responsibility of being the nation’s longest running lesbian publication. Founded in 1974 in Southern California, the LN began as the lone voice for lesbian issues. Today, after 37 years, the LN is still the nation’s foremost voice for lesbians of all ages.

LOTL (formerly “Lesbians on the Loose”) is a free to street monthly magazine distributed to city centers of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane focusing on community events, entertainment, political and social developments and local lesbian life in Australia.

POWER UP Films is the world’s only 501(c)(3) non-profit educational film production studio for the LGBTQ community.  POWER UP Films trains, builds careers, develops, finances and produces award winning LGBTQ films and filmmakers.  Come make films with POWER UP.

Rainbow Rumpus is the world‘s only online literary magazine for children and youth with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents.

The Rainbow Times is the Freshest LGBT Newspaper in New England & the Sole Designer of three of New England’s Main Pride Guides (Boston, Connecticut and Northampton).

The Seattle Lesbian is Seattle’s only lesbian-fronted magazine.

She Magazine is the longest running magazine for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in Florida.

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Travel
Lesbianas Viajeres invites women worldwide  who are visiting Spain to travel in their exclusive private groups. Lesbianas Viajeres offers lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered and les-friendly women a unique travel experience.

Sweet is the future of lesbian travel, combining luxury, eco-friendly travel experiences with opportunities for community service. Sweet offers cruise, adventure and resort-based travel packages. Travel with Sweet and put a little debauchery and do-goodery in your life!

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