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GLITS: Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Gender-Affirmation Services (Hormones/Surgery)
  • Mental Health
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Sex Work

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"We approach the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers holistically using harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, along with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions from our own community. The first issue we address is that of immediate need/crisis support for transgender sex workers, including community members from the NYC area, across the US and globally through supporting asylum seekers from our priority communities. The next issue we address is health care and health resilience for transgender sex workers. We need to address this issue because our community is hypermarginalized and has a profound need for safe sex supplies and free/low cost health to address both trans specific and holistic needs. We currently work on housing since so many in our G.L.I.T.S.’ community are without stable housing, deepening the cycle of disenfranchisement. G.L.I.T.S. also advocates and educates to ensure health, wellness and inclusion of transgender people in our society and to address the stigmatization and criminalization of trans people because of anti-prostitution/anti-sex work laws."

For immediate assistance call: Toll-free SWOP-USA/GLITS Community Support Line at (877) 776-2004 (ext. 212)

National Bail Fund Network

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising

Location

National

Notes

"The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country. We regularly update this listing of community bail funds that are freeing people by paying bail/bond and are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention."
Includes information on LGBTQ+Focused funds.
Part of Community Justice Exchange.

Freedom Fund

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Other (Legal)
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone: 786-233-8969

Notes

"The Freedom Fund secures the release of low-income people held in jail or immigration detention simply because they can't afford bail, with focus on LGBTQ individuals."
"We work to build a critical mass against the mass detention of LGBTQ individuals."

Immigration Equality

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services
Se habla español

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone: 212.714.2904

Notes

"Immigration Equality is the nation's leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. We represent and advocate for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse, and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status."

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services
Se habla español

Services

  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Anti-Discrimination (Workplace/Housing/Etc.)
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Marriage
  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services
  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Indigenous/Native Communities
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Seniors/Elderly/Aging
  • Spanish Speaking Community and Support
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

870 Market Street
Suite 370
San Francisco, California 94102

Contact Info

Phone: 415.392.6257

Notes

"The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable."

Rainbow Railroad

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum

Location

601 West 26th Street
#325-41
New York, New York 10001

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"Rainbow Railroad helps LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence. At any given time, Rainbow Railroad is working on 30-50 open cases, confirming their details, putting them in touch with local resources and helping them identify safe routes for escape. As the situation worsens in many parts of the world, these numbers continue to grow."

The National LGBT Bar Association

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services
Se habla español

Services

  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Anti-Discrimination (Workplace/Housing/Etc.)
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Marriage
  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services
  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)
  • Professional Development/Scholarships

Location

1200 18th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 637-7661

Notes

"The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity."

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Mental Health
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Immigration
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Seniors/Elderly/Aging
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

147 W 24th St
5th Floor
New York, New York 10011

Contact Info

Phone: 212-337-8550
Email:

Notes

"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. "
"Get legal help with name changes, IDs, immigration and more."

National Immigrant Justice Center

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services
Se habla español

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services

Location

224 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Notes

"NIJC's LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Initiative provides legal services to low-income immigrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and those who are living with HIV."

Brophy & Lenahan P.C.

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum

Location

18 Campus Blvd.
Suite 100
Newtown Square, Pennyslvania 19073

Contact Info

Phone: 215.558.7600

Notes

"Immigration for LGBT Couples, Visas for LGBT Fiancés, Asylum for LGBT Immigrants." Based in Pennsylvania and New York, but have national profile.