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Many groups in the queer community either call themselves "queer" or "LGBT" and then only include gays and sometimes lesbians, or simply avoid it all by calling themselves "lesbian and gay" in the first place and making no other alliances. This area is to celebrate the groups which call themselves "gay" and then join forces with us, or who say they're "queer/LGBT" and actually follow through on that. They are our allies, and we love them to bits.
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National Youth Advocacy Coalition - NYAC has been working on outreach to trans youth for several years, and has transgendered folks on its board of directors. Children Of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere - Support and advocacy organization for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents. They have considerable support for transgendered parents and children, including hosting trans-specific gatherings. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - NGLTF refused to support ENDA unless it included transgendered people, and did a study with GenderPAC which found that "28% of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual people have been discriminated against based in part on their 'gender expression.'" Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation - GLAAD has never let its name stop it; it has a long history of bi and trans inclusion, and has been reporting media transphobia in its weekly "GLAADAlerts" for years. YouthResource - Has a series of trans feature articles, perspectives from trans youth, a study of trans-youth-specific health risks, and a trans youth webring. NCLR - National Center for Lesbian Rights - Home Page - The NCLR provides free information and counselling to lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and transgendered individuals, and technical assistance to attorneys. One of their two staff attorneys is an FTM activist who has done extensive work with city and legal groups, and the HRC, to bring transgender rights to the fore. BiNet USA Home Page - BiNet, like many bisexual organizations, has a strong alliance with the transgender community. Most recently, they withdrew their support of ENDA when other lobbyists refused to use trans-inclusive language in the employment non-discrimination act. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national organization promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families and friends. They have a trans-specific chapter (PFLAG-TSON) and several pamphlets on subjects like "Our Transgendered Children." Stop AIDS Project - Safer sex information, resources, and outreach. Trans-friendly in general, and has been doing outreach specifically to the FTM community to find out what they can do for us.
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