National LGBTQ Advocacy and Training Organizations
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. GLSEN provides research, training, tools and curriculum for educators, students and supporters.
The Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. They provide a resource called Supporting and Caring for our Gender Expansive Youth (PDF), and a list of Resources for Adults Raising Gender Nonconforming or Transgender Children, among many other resources.
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. They build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy. This organization also has a Portland Chapter: Contact (503) 228-3892 or info@LMFamily.org for more information.
Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBTQ families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.
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.
TrueChild is a research and action center devoted to challenging and transforming gender stereotypes and their impact on young people so they achieve their full potential. TrueChild's work is founded on one, simple fact: three decades of research have documented clear and strong links between gender stereotypes and harm to young people in three key areas: reproductive health, academic achievement, and youth-on-youth violence.