Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope.
Few would have predicted when we started that torturers would become international outlaws. That most countries would abolish the death penalty. And seemingly untouchable dictators would be made to answer for their crimes.
As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US.
Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. We work as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the Radical Welcome and Love of God in Jesus Christ through being the Ministry of Reconciliation and building up the Beloved Community where all will be one.
LGBTQIA+ Support Services
(Adi 29 Jerusalem)
Bat-Kol organization was founded about 15 years ago, back in 2005. Today it’s a home for over 500 omen of various queer and religious identities. Today, it’s the only NGO of LGBTQ women in Israel. Bat-Kol’s uniqueness is that it always works on two parallel yet separate paths. The first, a more discrete and protective course of action, providing a safe environment for women who have yet come out of the closet, in various stages of the process. The second, a public path, standing in the frontline of changing public awareness and promoting tolerance for the LGBTQ community, and more specifically, the religious LGBTQ community.
In the private part of its’ activities, Bat-Kol holds group meetings in many different locations, various events and workshops for creating a warm and found community for women who are in need for social support. These private group meetings provide the opportunity for women to share their experiences, difficulties, successes and more, combining women of various ages, and various stages of their queer identity. Furthermore, Bat-Kol holds many social events, some based on location, on theme, or Jewish holidays, to strengthen the power of the community and the connections between the members of the organization, providing an alternative for those who were excluded from their families or communities for being queer.
In its’ public activities, Bat-Kol faces tides of hatred aimed against the LGBTQ community. In many cases, DE legitimization of a Jewish queer way of life. An indication for that can be seen in this coming election with a party running solely on an anti-gay campaign (Noam) that delegitimizes gay families, which have fundraised a generous budget dedicated solely to call for the right to be normal, stating that it’s best to stay in the closet rather than to be openly gay. Bat Kol faces these hatred trends along with other LGBTQ organizations, providing a unique perspective of women who are both gay and religious to various extent. Bat-Kol promoted a rally dedicated to the memorial of trans women who are no longer with us, who were secluded all their lives from their families and communities, for being transgender of a religious background.
Bat Kol also participates and promotes feministic agenda in various boards in the Israeli parliament and strive to increase cooperation with various women’s organizations.
In light of recent public trends of violence and anti-tolerance for the other, for the different, and more specifically, against the LGBTQ community, we at Bat Kol feel a sense of urgency to increase and improve our efforts and services to better aid our target audience. We plan to expand our services and provide more professional support in very much needed territories such as legal aid, financial consultancy, self-defense workshops, professional support and more. For this we have started founding an allies group to help provide the backbone for this activity.
We look at a new horizon, one in which men and women are equal, where people of different faith or queer identity are not discriminated or hated. We know it’s a difficult task, but we are not discouraged, we believe in the power of creating a small change one by one.
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, queer and straight individuals and families who share common values. Passionate, provocative, and deeply Jewish, CBST champions a Judaism that rejoices in diversity, denounces social injustice wherever it exists, and strives for human rights for all people.
We are a house of prayer, offering both traditional and liberal services and lifecycle events.
We are a house of learning, continually expanding our knowledge and deepening our understanding of our religious and cultural heritage.
We are a house of refuge and healing, offering community support and pastoral care.
We are a house of conscience, fighting for the full equality of LGBTQ people locally, nationally and internationally.
We are committed to Israel and engaged in supporting efforts to secure peace, justice and equality for all.
Eshel’s mission is to create a future for Orthodox lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their families. Through its innovative and culturally sensitive programming, Eshel works with each individual, family, and community in creating a place for their LGBTQ members. Eshel envisions a world where Orthodox LGBTQ individuals can live out their lives in the Orthodox communities of their choice.
The Aman Project works on advocating for LGBTQ+ individuals and refugees in the MENA region.
Since 2017 and up until April of 2019, the Aman shelter provided a home, a community, and training to help more than 100 of Istanbul’s most vulnerable refugees, homeless LGBTQ+ individuals, get back on their feet. Today the Aman Project works on advocating for LGBTQ individuals and refugees in the MENA region through providing direct emergency assistance for rent, food and medicine to vulnerable individuals in Turkey, where the project is based. Our project also provides assistance with applying for asylum in third countries. At the same time, we work to address the root of the problem. We collaborate with journalists and utilize social media to raise awareness on LGBTQ+ issues in the region in the hope of normalizing and promoting acceptance of LGBTQ+ refugees in their home countries.
The Al-Fatiha Foundation is an organization which advances the cause of gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims. It was founded in 1998 by Faisal Alam, a Pakistani American, and is registered as a nonprofit organization in the United States. The organization was an out shoot of an internet listserve that brought together many gay, lesbian and questioning Muslims from various countries.
In 2001, Al-Muhajiroun, an international organization seeking the establishment of a global Islamic caliphate, issued a fatwa declaring that all members of Al-Fatiha were murtadd, or apostates, and condemning them to death. Because of the threat and coming from conservative societies, many members of the foundation’s site still prefer to be anonymous so as to protect their identity while continuing a tradition of secrecy.
Al-Fatiha has fourteen chapters in the United States, as well as offices in England, Canada, Spain, Turkey and South Africa.
-GALE is a learning community focusing on education about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. We promote the full inclusion of people who are disadvantaged because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity and their expression by identifying, enhancing and sharing educational expertise. The membership of the community is free and open to anyone actively involved in education about LGBT issues.
The Gay Man Depression Support group is there for anyone looking for support in managing their depression. The group welcomes men 18+ who identify themselves as Gay, Bisexual, or Questioning. They provide a supportive and safe environment for men to gather to discuss their challenges, gain strength and share their successes in living with depression. Whether your depression is new, or you’ve been struggling for years, you’ll gain advice, valuable resources and a supportive community.
Creating a Better World for LGBTQ Students
As GLSEN was founded by a group of teachers in 1990, we knew that educators play key roles in creating affirming learning environments for LGBTQ youth. But as well as activating supportive educators, we believe in centering and uplifting student-led movements, which have powered initiatives like the Day of Silence, Ally Week, and more.
We conduct extensive and original research to inform our evidence-based solutions for K-12 education.
We author developmentally appropriate resources for educators to use throughout their school community.
We advise on, advocate for, and research comprehensive policies designed to protect LGBTQ students as well as students of marginalized identities. We’ve brought record support to the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act and fought discriminatory legislation in over 15 states.
We coordinate a network of 43 chapters in 30 states across the nation, to ensure that we have access to schools and districts across the country to reach every student.
We empower students to affect change by supporting student-led efforts to positively impact their own schools and local communities, and have thousands of registered GSAs nationwide.
Today, after over 25 years of leading the movement, GLSEN’s national network is more than 1.5 million strong, with students, families, educators, and education advocates working to create safe schools. More than 500,000 GLSEN resources are downloaded by students and educators each year.
Every day 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 K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
Hod (Hebrew: הו”ד) is an independent Israel-based organization run by and intended for Orthodox Jewish homosexuals. It was established by the Orthodox Rabbi Ron Yosef in 2008. The organization opposes anal intercourse between men, following the prohibition in Leviticus.
Hod’s goal is
… to initiate a public dialogue in the religious community, among its leaders, its rabbis, encompassing both the Halakhic and social scopes, in order to obtain recognition of religious gay men as a part of the religious community which cannot be neglected anymore. A dialogue that would lead to an improvement of the social situation of the religious homosexual man, within the religious society.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
Hustle for Humanity® is a global movement of conscious people determined to unite the world, fight injustice, and uphold human rights. We envision a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, class, lineage, or geographical nationality – enjoys equal human rights and equal opportunity to thrive and develop to the greatest extent of their individual talent and ambition.As an educational nonprofit human rights organization, Hustle For Humanity works locally, nationally, and internationally to protect and promote the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.We educate all sectors of society on these rights through grassroots advocacy and innovative guerrilla marketing campaigns with the goal of one day making Universal Human Rights the law in every nation on one United Earth.