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ASSISTED REPRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
(Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation, Surrogacy)


See also: [Parenting]
Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
Australian Families Australia Web AU E: alternativefamilies@qmail.com.au Provides resources to gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual parents in the Australian context
Australian Sperm Donor Registry AU (SA) The Sperm Donor Consultants
c/o 12 Mahood Street
Elizabeth Grove, SA, 5112
C: +61 (0)408 845 889
E: enquiries@australianspermdonorregistry.net
Helping women who want children to get in contact with men willing to donate sperm
Fertility Access Rights (FAR) Lobby AU (NSW) T: +61 (0)3 8344 6077 [Ruth McNair - Convenor]
E: r.mcnair@unimelb.edu.au
 
Centre for Surrogate Parenting, The US (CA) West Coast Office:
8383 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 750
Beverly Hills, California 90211
T: +1 323 655 1974
F: +1 323 852 1310
East Coast Office:
9 State Circle, Suite 302
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
T: +1 410 990 9860
F: +1 410 990 9862
E: Centersp@aol.com
Home of surrogacy, surrogate parenting information regarding acquiring an egg donor, egg donation, infertility, ivf, in vitro fertilization and assisted reproduction.

See: Gay Surrogacy Agency
Donor Concierge US (CA) 7 Biscayne Court
San Rafael, CA 94901
T: +1 415 663 6097
W: www.donorconcierge.com

A surrogate and egg donor search service. They help LGBTQ intended parents find their ideal match from over 100 egg donor and surrogacy agencies.

See: Gay Parenting

PrideAngel UK / INTNL   Dedicated to matching sperm donors, egg donors and co-parents worldwide.
Rainbow Flag Health Services US (CA) Alameda CA
T: +1 510 521-SPERM (7737)
E: Leland@GaySpermBank.com
A Known Donor Sperm Bank
Sperm Donor Consultants, The AU (SA) 5 Anna Street, Parafield Gardens, SA 5107
C: +61 (0)422 954 733
E: asdrenquiries@optusnet.com.au
Providing assistance in finding or becoming an egg and sperm donor
Surrogacy America US 14955 Shady Grove Road, Suite 250
Rockville, MD 20850
T: +1 888 587 8939
F: +1 301 2966209
W: www.surrogacyamerica.com
Surrogacy America is a proud supporter of LGBT family building. They have been helping same-sex couples achieve their dream of becoming parents since their inception.
(Sydney) Inner City Legal Centre, The AU (NSW) W: www.iclc.org.au/ "Talking Turkey: A Legal Guide for Lesbian Mothers and Sperm Donors in NSW"
As at March 2012, this document was being updated
Although the Talking Turkey publication is a resource for NSW, some sections (such as the sample agreements between mothers and donors, and the consent orders kit to obtain parenting orders for the co-mother) maybe useful in other jurisdictions.

CIVIL UNIONS, PARTNERS: DOMESTIC, REGISTERED, MARRIAGE
Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
Action for Gay Marriage NZ    
All Out US, INTNL Purpose Foundation
224 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
E: info@allout.org
W: All Out
All Out runs multilingual real-time campaigns to inform, educate, and engage the public to advance the lives and freedoms of LGBT people – everywhere
Australian Marriage Equality AU C: +61 (0)421 316 335
E: ame@australianmarriageequality.com
W: www.australianmarriageequality.com
A national, membership-based organisation working for equal marriage rights for all Australians regardless of their gender or sexuality
Coalition for Marriage Equality UK    
Domestic Partners Affirmation Project US (NY)    
Equal Love AU PO Box 400, Northcote, Victoria 3070
C1: +61 (0)403 019 430 [Ali Hogg]
C2: +61 (0)414 877 399 [Anthony Wallace]
E: equalloveaustralia@gmail.com
Equal Love is a nationwide campaign for marriage equality in Australia
Equal Marriage CA    
Family Pride Coalition US PO Box 34337 · San Diego, CA 92163
T: +1 619 296 0199
F: +1 619 2960699
E: pride@familypride.org
Supporting and protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families - (formerly Gay & Lesbian Parents Coalition International)
Foundation For Equal Families CA Box 500-74 552 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 2E3
T: +1 416 975 0024
E: info@ffef.ca
The Foundation For Equal Families' mandate is to achieve equality and recognition for same-sex relationships and associated family rights through legal action and education
Freedom to Marry - News US    
Lovelaw Online AU PO Box 6007
Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122
F: 1300 789 291
E: contact@lovelaw.com.au
W: Lovelaw: Same Sex Relationships
Lovelaw is an online consultation service providing referrals to family lawyers for advice on domestic partnership, parenting and child custody matters and in the preparation or enforcement of binding financial agreements. Online family law Q&A forum
FTM : The National Freedom To Marry Coalition US    
Gay-Civil-Unions.com US   Provides information on same-sex unions
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) US (MA)   Resource section to assist gay and lesbian couples with the marriage application process in the Bay State. Extensive step-by-step guide on how to get married in Massachusetts
GayRites.net US 127 Gateshead Way
Phoenixville, PA, 19460-1048
E: david@GayRites.net
GayRites.net: the .NETwork for same-sex rituals, devoted to all the rituals of LGBT life, from coming out through marriage to building a life together. The site features a forum community with advice and opinion columnists, directory of LGBT wedding and commitment ceremony resources, articles, books and many other helpful resources
Just Couples    
Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples US Box 9685
Seattle, WA 98109-0685
T: +1 206 935 1206
E: demian@buddybuddy.com
A national resource for same-sex couples, supporting the diverse community of committed gay and lesbian partners through a variety of media. The constantly updated Web site contains more than 200 essays, surveys, legal articles, and resources on legal marriage, ceremonies, domestic partner benefits, relationship tips, parenting, and immigration.
Registered partnership and union contracts in Europe INTNL    
Relationship LLCs US E: rllc@relationshipllc.com  
Respect for Marriage Coalition US W: www.respectformarriage.org The Respect for Marriage Coalition is a partnership of diverse organizations working to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act by passing the Respect for Marriage Act
State of Hawaii Report of the Commission on Sexual Orientation and the Law US (HI)    
Straight Spouse Network (SSN) US / INTNL PO Box 507, Mahwah, NJ 07430, USA
T: +1 201 825 7763
The SSN is an international organization that provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation couples for constructively resolving coming-out problems
Straight Spouse Network Australia AU T: +61 (0)2 9011 7132
E: ssnaustralia@gmail.com
Straight Spouse Australia is a peer support group helping each other deal with the shock, grief and anger caused when a partner ‘comes out’ as bi, gay or lesbian or is confused about their sexuality.
Vermont Civil Union.com US (VT)   Information on Civil Unions
Vermont Guide to Civil Unions US (VT)   Guide to civil unions in Vermont

PARENTING
(Adoption, Fostering)

See also: [Assisted Reproductive Technology: Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation, Surrogacy]

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Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
Adoption Resources US E: adoption@utyx.com
W: www.utyx.com/adoption/
Adoption related news, books and web resources
China Adoption Resources US E: joanne@chinaadoptionresources.com China Adoption Resource guide, everything you need to know about adopting from China
Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers (CALM, Inc.) US (PA) PO Box 281
Narbeth, PA 19072
T: +1 215 667 7508
Provides support and resource services for lesbian mothers
Equal Parenting Council UK 38 - 40 Gloucester Road
Kensington, London SW7 4QU
T: +44 (0)20 7590 2709
F: +44 (0)20 75844230
E: council@equalparenting.org
Aims to raise public awareness through the democratic process of the problem of children being taken away from one parent (usually but not always the father) after a separation for no material reason. Proudly affiliated to the Children's Rights Council in the USA
Family Pride Coalition US PO Box 34337
San Diego, CA 92163
T: +1 619 296 0199
F: +1 619 296 0699
E: pride@familypride.org
Supporting and protecting the families of GLBT parents. Advocacy, Resources
Forever Families US (FL) Lakeview Office Park
1026 South Semoran Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32792
T: +1 407 977 8639
F: +1 407 374 1771
E: foreverfamilies@bellsouth.net
W: www.familypride.org
Licensed by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families, meaning that our home studies are accepted by out-of-state and International adoption agencies, as well as agencies and attorneys throughout the State of Florida
Lesbian Maybe Baby Australia AU   Information and resources for gay men and lesbians about wanting to become a parent
Lovelaw Online AU PO Box 6007
Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122
F: 1300 789 291
E: contact@lovelaw.com.au
W: Lovelaw: Same Sex Relationships
Lovelaw is an online consultation service providing referrals to family lawyers for advice on domestic partnership, parenting and child custody matters and in the preparation or enforcement of binding financial agreements. Online family law Q&A forum
Maybe Baby AU (QLD) PO Box 1415
Stafford, QLD 4503
T: +61 (0)7 3856 4442
E: maybebaby@vtown.com.au
Info for LGBT parents/future parents
Maybe Baby AU (VIC) T: +61 (0)9513 9061
E: maybebabymelbourne@yahoo.com.au
Meets 3rd Tu monthly 1900 @ Arcadia Cafe 193 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
National Brotherhood of Fathers Rights US (WA) 17171 Bothell Way NE #297
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
T: +1 206 650 0250
E: dennis@fathershelphotline.com
W: www.fathershelphotline.com/
Child support and divorce information for Fathers
Rainbow Families Council AU W: www.rainbowfamilies.org.au Providing information and resources for same-sex parents and their children
Prospective Lesbian Parents AU (VIC) c/- VAC 6 Claremont Street
South Yarra 3141
T: +61 (0)3 9513 1412 [Voicemail]
E: plp_vic@hotmail.com
Meets 3rd Th monthly at VAC, 6 Claremont Street, South Yarra 1900-2100
Wellwomen's Website AU (VIC) Royal Womens Hospital "Pride & Joy": An online resource for prospective lesbian parents in Victoria. Some essential facts about creating lesbian families

PERSONAL SAFETY
Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project, The AU (NSW) PO Box 1178 Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Freecall 1800 637 360
T: +61 2 9360 6687
F: +61 2 93805848
E: avp@kbdnet.net.au
Founded in 1990 to promote positive social change, the Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is a community safety and violence prevention initiative whose mission is to eliminate hate related violence against lesbians and gays through the implementation of a holistic response to violence
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Anti Violence Council Inc (AVC) AU E: avc@powerup.com.au  
NSW Police Pages - Personal Safety AU (NSW)    

SEXUAL ABUSE

See also: [Personal Safety] [Sexual Harassment] [Violence]
Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
Rainbow Male Survivors Network AU (VIC) PO Box 2186
Richmond South Vic 3121
T: +61 (0)3 9421 0446
E: rainbownet@yarra.net.au
 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

See also: [Personal Safety] [Sexual Abuse] [Violence]
Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
nosexualharassment.com US (CA) E: mail@nosexualharassment.com Information concerining sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. Contacts with Sexual Harassment Attorneys in California

VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

See also: [Personal Safety] [Sexual Abuse] [Sexual Harassment]
Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
AnotherCloset AU (NSW) T: 1800 65 64 63 [Mo-Su 0001-2359]
TTY: 1800 67 14 42
E: ssdv@acon.org.au
W: www.anothercloset.com.au
Online resouce concerned with domestic voilence
Colorado Anti-Violence Program US (CO) PO Box 181085
Denver CO 80218
T: +1 303 839 5204
F: +1 303 8395205
E: info@coavp.org
W: www.coavp.org
Dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado
Community United Against Violence (CUAV) US (CA) 160 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
T: +1 415 777 5500
F: +1 415 7775565
E: Tina@cuav.org
A social change non-profit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Organization in San Francisco, providing advocacy, counseling, and assistance in anti-police abuse cases related to anti-LGBT bias/hate crimes/and hate violence for the Bay Area California LGBT communities
Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre (DVIRC) AU (VIC) 292 Wellington Street
Collingwood Vic 3066
T: +61 (0)3 9486 9866 [Mo-Fr 0900-1700]
E: dvirc@vicnet.net.au
The DVIRC is a statewide resource centre for information about domestic violence and sexual assault funded by the Department of Human Services Victoria, Australia
Domestic Violence Service for Lesbians AU (VIC) Kara House Domestic Violence Outreach Service
T: +61 (0)3 9877 9711
Information, support, referral
Domestic Violence Support Group AU (QLD) C: +61 (0)413 790 695 [Georgia] For lesbians of all ages
Lambda Gay & Lesbian Victims Assistance
Crisis Intervention Hotline US
T1: 800 616 HATE
T2: 915 562 GAYS
24 hours confidential
Crisis intervention and assistance is available to US callers nationwide, 24-hours per day, in both English & Spanish. Information and referrals are also available to gay youth, families and friends of survivors of violence, and others belonging to a sexual minority. Community education on gay & lesbian issues, violence prevention training, and technical assistance is also provided by LAMBDA. Confidentiality assured.
Lesbian & Gay Anti-Violence Project AU (NSW) PO Box 350
Darlinghurst, NSW 1300
T1: +61 (0)2 9206 2116 [Report Line]
T2: +61 (0)2 9206 2000 [Enquiries]
E: avp@acon.org.au
 
New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project US (NY) 240 West 25th Street, Suite 200
New York NY 10001
T: +1 212 714 1141 [24-hour bilingual hotline]
E: webmaster@avp.org
Working to end violence in all its forms against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) communities
YOUNG PEOPLE
Organisation/Country/RegionContact detailsOther Information
Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) US (MA) 3rd Floor, 93 Massachusetts Avenue
T: +1 617 266 3349
E: glass@jri.org
W: www.bostonglass.org
Four full-time professionals provide informal counseling, advocacy, and referrals on everything from housing issues to health care
Hope Street Youth Refuge Inc. AU P.O.Box 129 West Brunswick, Melbourne Victoria 3055
T: +61 (0)3 9380 1403
AH: +61 (0)3 9380 1403
F: +61 (0)3 93870241
E: hopestre@infoxchange.net.au
Emergency accommodation for young people aged 15 - 20 yrs. Outreach support for young people aged 15-25 in the northern suburbs, especially around accommodation, law and sexuality
Lawstuff AU National Children's & Youth Law Centre
Law Building, First Floor
University of New South Wales 2052
T: + 61 (0)2 9385 9588
F: + 61 (0)2 93859589
E: admin@ncylc.org.au
W: www.ncylc.org.au
The National Children's and Youth Law Centre's internet site. Email questions will be answered within 10 days by the volunteer lawyers who staff the site and give children advice about their legal rights and responsibilities. The service is free and confidential and advice on legal questions is tailored for each state. Lawstuff can be found at www.lawstuff.org.au
National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, The US OutProud
369 Third Street, Suite B-362
San Rafael, CA 94901-3581
E: info@outproud.org
W: www.outproud.org
providing advocacy, information, resources and support
ReachOut AU E: info@reachout.com.au A resource for young people going through tough times. If you, or a friend, need to talk to someone about a problem straight away, call: Lifeline: 131 114, for the cost of a local phone call Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800, free call
Samaritans, The UK, INTNL The Upper Mill, Kingston Road
Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF
T: +44 (0)20 8394 8300
F: +44 (0)20 83948301
E: admin@samaritans.org
W: www.samaritans.org.uk
If you or a friend are in a desperate situation and want to communicate with someone via email, The Samaritans web site offers confidential, non-judgemental, emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Youth Resource US Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
T: +1 202 419 3420 ext. 30
F: +1 202 4191448
E1: angel@advocatesforyouth.net
E2: angel@advocatesforyouth.org
W: www.youthresource.com
On-line health, advocacy assistance for youth

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