AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
Phone: 215-587-9377
Fax: 215-587-9902
1211 Chestnut St.
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Founded in 1988, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic from its home office in Philadelphia. The AIDS Law Project also educates the public about AIDS-related legal issues, and works at local, state and national levels to achieve fair laws and policies.

American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-592-1513
P.O. Box 60173
Philadelphia, PA  19102

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting our individual rights and personal freedoms. We stand in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Also check out the ACLU LGBT Project at

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER)
Phone: (718) 849-5665
PO Box 94376
Atlanta, GA 30377-0376

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is a non-profit, non-partisan, chapter-based Veterans Service Organization of active, reserve, and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender current and prior military personnel.

Equality Pennsylvania & Equality Advocates Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-731-1447
Fax: 215-731-1447
1211 Chestnut St.
Suite 605                                  
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Dedicated to achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pennsylvanians through coalition-building, education, organizing, and policy reform.

Equality Forum

Phone: 215-732-3378
Fax: 215-732-7376
1420 Locust St
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA  19102

Equality Forum is a national and international GLBT civil rights organization with an educational focus.  Equality Forum coordinates GLBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high impact initiatives and presents the largest annual international GLBT civil rights summit.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Phone: 212-629-3322
Fax: 212-629-3225 
104 West 29th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY  10001

GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Human Rights Campaign

Phone: 202-628-4160
Fax: 202-347-5323
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC  20036

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Immigration Equality

Phone: 212-714-2904
Fax: 212-714-2973
40 Exchange Place
17th Floor
New York, NY  10005

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.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

Phone: 212-430-6054
Fax: 212-430-6060
80 Maiden Lane
Suite 1505
New York, NY  10038

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) 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 

Phone: 212-809-8585
Fax: 212-809-0055
120 Wall St.
Suite 1500
New York, NY  10005

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of
the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Liberty City Democratic Club

P.O. Box 58385
Philadelphia, PA  19102

Philadelphia-region political group that mobilizes the LGBT community to elect LGBT and allied Democrats. The group’s goals are to register, educate and mobilize lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) voters; elect openly LGBT candidates for public and party office; support LGBT-friendly candidates and work to oust anti-gay office holders; promote legislative issues of importance to the LGBT community; and provide a forum for LGBT voters to meet candidates and officeholders.

Log Cabin Republicans

Phone: 202-420-7873
1090 Vermont Ave, NW #850
Washington, DC 20005

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s only organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans.  Log Cabin has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time staff in California and Washington, DC, a federal political action committee, and state political action committees.

Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs

Phone: 215-686-2194
City Hall
Room 225

Gloria Casarez provides LGBT citizens with information, policy statements and positions of the mayor and the administration. She also works to implement the mayor’s platform on LGBT issues.

National Black Justice Coalition

Phone: 202-319-1552
Fax: 202-319-7365
Post Office Box 71395 
Washington, DC 20024

The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Its mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s only nationwide Black gay civil rights organization, NBJC is the authoritative source on LGBT issues as they affect Black communities. NBJC offers key insight and advocacy work on the following issues and initiatives:  Ending Bullying in Schools, Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), Promoting marriage equality, and Inclusion Project on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) campuses

National Center for Transgender Equality

Phone: 202-642-4542
1400 16th St. NW 
Suite 510
Washington, DC  20036

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
Phone: 410-539-4824

822 Guilford Ave #127
Baltimore, MD 21202

The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal
rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to
advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory
Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction
with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

Phone: 202-393-5177
Fax: 202-393-2241
1325 Massachusetts Ave NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005

The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the LGBT community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement.

Phone: (800) 538-7418
PO Box 65301
Washington DC 20035-5301

Pennsylvania Chapter:

SLGN supports, defends and empowers LGBT service members, veterans and their families. Our mission is to strengthen military culture by securing equal opportunity, equal protection and equal benefits, without threat of harassment or discrimination, for LGBT service members and veterans.

Pennsylvania NOW, Inc

Phone: 814-280-8571
Fax: 814-355-3057 
P.O. Box 4
Fort Washington, PA 19034-0004

NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Our purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations & Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission

Phone: 215-686-4670
Fax: 215-686-4684
The Curtis Center
601 Walnut St.
Suite 300 South
Philadelphia, PA  19106

Established under the Home Rule Charter, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) 1) administers and enforces all statutes and ordinances prohibiting discrimination, and 2) conducts educational programs promoting equality and understanding among the City’s diverse populations. In particular, the PCHR enforces the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, Chapter 9-1100 of the Philadelphia Code, which prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, use of public accommodations, and the delivery of City services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our Community Relations staff members work with community leaders, neighborhood organizations, local businesses, schools, and the police to resolve conflicts and promote inter-group harmony within Philadelphia’s diverse communities. In addition, the PCHR processes applications of same-sex couples who wish to register their life partnerships with the City.

Philadelphia NOW

Phone: 215-496-1294
1211 Chestnut St.
7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107

The Philadelphia chapter of NOW, the nation’s largest women’s rights organization. Its purpose is to attain full equality for women through legislative work, education, and community organization.

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