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Gay & Lesbian Alliance of Uganda (GALA) UG PO Box 23717
E: gala4ug@yahoo.
GALA is a LGBT rights advocacy group
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) ZW 35 Colenbrander Road, Milton Park
Harare, Zimbabwe
P.Bag A6131, Avondale, Harare
National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality (NCGLE) ZA P.O. Box 27811
Yeoville, 2143, South Africa
T: +27 (0)11 487 3810/1/2
F +27 (0)11 4871670
Voicemail - 0881 209 104
E1: or
Mazibuko Kanyiso Jara, National Manager

A national voluntary association of more than 74 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered organisations in South Africa. Formed in December 1994

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American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Rights Project US 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
T: +1 212 549 2500
The LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion through the courts, legislatures and public education across five issue areas: Relationships, Youth & Schools, Parenting, Gender Identity and Expression and Discrimination in Employment, Housing and other areas.
Empire State Pride Agenda US (NY) 30 W. 17th Street, Fourth Floor
New York 10011
T: +1 212 627-0305
F: +1 212 6274136
Statewide, non-partisan lesbian and gay political advocacy organization. Offices in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and New York City. Fights for equal rights for lesbian and gay New Yorkers by lobbying, organizing the community and educating the public
Equality Colorado US (CO) 1600 Downing, Suite 650
Denver, CO 80218
T: +1 303 839 5540
F: +1 303 8391361
Equality Colorado is committed to fighting for the rights and needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in Colorado
Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE) CA 306-177 Nepean St,
Ottawa, ON, K2P 0B4
T: +1 613 230 1043
John Fisher, Executive Director
Family Pride Coalition US P.O. Box 34337, San Diego, CA 92163
T: +1 619 296 0199
F: +1 619 2960699
Supporting and protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families
Foundation for Equal Families CA Box 500-74 552 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 2E3
T: +1 416 975 0024
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.
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) US (MA) 30 Winter Street, Suite 800 ,
Boston, MA 02108
T: +1 617 426 1350
F: +1 617 4263594
New England legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression
Gay Lesbian Activists Alliance, Washington US E: Founded in 1971 to advance the equal rights of gay men and lesbians in Washington, DC. We are the nation's oldest continuously active gay and lesbian civil rights organization
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD ) US Washington DC,
Los Angeles CA,
New York NY,
San Francisco CA,
Atlanta GA,
Kansas City MO
GLAAD is a national organization that promotes fair, accurate and inclusive representation as a means of challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) US (NY) 121 West 27th Street, Suite: 804
New York, NY 10001
T: +1 212 727 0135
F: +1 212 7270254
National organization of 70 chapters across the US fighting anti-gay bias in K-12 public, private and parochial schools. Principal areas of programming are community-organizing, advocacy and in-school programming
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, The US T: +1 202 842 8679 The GALVF is the only national organization whose sole mission is to increase the number of outstanding openly gay and lesbian public officials
GayRites US (PA) W: NETwork for same-sex rituals
Human Rights Campaign US 1101 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
T: +1 202 628 4160
F: +1 202 3475323
The Human Rights Campaign envisions an America where lesbian and gay people are ensured of their basic equal rights - and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community
Independent Gay Forum US c/- Steve Herbits
1000 Venetian Way, Suite 902
Miami, Florida 33139
The Forum was created by a group of gay writers, academics, attorneys, and activists who feel dissatisfied with the current level of discussion of gay-related issues
Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays (J-FLAG) JM P.O. Box 1152, Kingston 8, Jamaica
T/F: 876 978 8988
J-FLAG is committed to working towards a Jamaican society in which the human rights and equality of lesbians, all-sexuals and gays are guaranteed. The organisation will engage in initiatives that will foster the acceptance and enrichment of the lives of same-gender-loving persons who have been, and continue to be, an integral part of society
L.A. Gay & Lesbian "center" US (CA) 1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213
T: +1 323 993 7400
Large gay and lesbian organization and a powerful non-profit force for gay and lesbian civil rights and home to a wide array of free or low cost health, legal, employment, educational, cultural and social programs designed especially for gay men and lesbians
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund US 120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
T: +1 212 809 8585
F: +1 212 8090055
The oldest and largest US legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS
LGBT Greeting Cards US W: Gay Rights & Tips
Mississippi Gay Lobby - National Gay Lobby Chapter No. 1 US (MS) P.O. Box 6021
Jackson, Mississippi 39288-6021
T: +1 1-888 843 5432
Jody Renaldo Chairman
National Center for Lesbian Rights US 870 Market Street
San Francisco CA 94102
T: +1 415 392 6257
F: +1 415 3928442
NCLR is a progressive, feminist, multicultural legal "center" devoted to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) US 822 Guilford Avenue, Box 127
Baltimore, MD 21202-3707
T: +1 410 539 4824
F: +1 410 3852827
The NCSF engages in national advocacy on issues related to sexual identity, expression and orientation by participating in the development of public policy and by supporting positive media presentations of diverse sexual practices
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) US 1700 Kalorama Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20009-2624
T: +1 202 332 6483
F: +1 202 3320207
The frontline activist organisation in the national gay and lesbian movement
National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization (LLEGÓ) US 1612 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
T: +1 202 466 8240
F: +1 202 4668530
The LLEGÓ has been since 1987 to build and strengthen the national network of Latina/o GLBT community-based organizations and to build their capacity to serve their local constituency
OUTfront - GLBT Program of Amnesty International USA US    
Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples US Box 9685, Seattle, WA 98109-0685
T: +1 206 935 1206
A national resource supporting the diverse community of committed gay and lesbian partners through a variety of media
Virginians for Justice US (VA) P.O. Box 342
Richmond, VA 23218-0314
Advances equal justice for GLBT citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and those affected by the HIV epidemic, through the state’s legislative, administrative and judicial system

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Adelaide Gay Rights Movement AU (SA) PO Box 449
Greenacres SA 5086
T: +63 (0)8 8367 5357
Rodney Johnstone - President
Amnesty Sexuality Human Rights Group (ASHR) AU Amnesty GLBT Network
T: +61 (0)3 9427 7055
Lobby group to address human rights abuses against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people
Australian Coalition for Equality C: 0417 890 111 [Rod Swift]
Australian Coalition for Equality is a network of LGBTI Australians who: believe in equality and justice for all LGBTI people; acknowledge the urgent need for national advocacy and lobbying on LGBTI issues; will advocate for sexuality and gender identity equality and against sexuality and gender identity discrimination in Australian national law, policy and public life; will contribute to the establishment of a membership-based national LGBTI human rights organisation
Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities (CR4SD) HK 5/F, 10 Soares Avenue
Homantin, Hong Kong
T: +852 8111 8200
F: +852 31865275
Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities is an NGO working for the rights of people who may be disadvantaged by the law, policies and social prejudices in Hong Kong because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual expression, family status and HIV status
Coalition of Activist Lesbians (COAL) AU PO Box 424
Thirroul NSW 2515
COAL is a United Nations Accredited Lesbian Organisation working to remove discrimination including recognition of lesbian relationships, superannuation, reproductive technology and adoption
Equal Rights Network AU C: 0409 010 668 [Rodney Croome] The Equal Rights Network is a newly formed national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) coalition of Australia's state-based and national LGBT human rights organisations
Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of SA AU (SA) PO Box 2011
Kent Town SA 5071
T: +61 (0)4 8362 3223, 1800 182 233 [Mo-Fr 1900-2200 Sa/Su 1400-1700]
Gay & Lesbian Equality (WA) AU PO Box 420, Northbridge 6865
Tel/F: +61 (0)8 9487 0862
Activities include parliamentary lobbying, media liaison, community education and direct action and it has a commitment to the politics of visibility and community empowerment
Human Rights Commission NZ PO Box 6751 Wellesley Street
Level 4 Tower Centre 45 Queen Street
Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland
T: +64 (9) 309 0874
Tollfree: 0800 4 YOUR RIGHTS (0800 496877)
F: +64 (9) 3758611 or +64 (9) 3773593
C: 025 2981117
NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby AU PO Box 9, Darlinghurst NSW 1300
T: +61 (0)2 9360 6650
F: +61 (0)2 93317963
The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby is the successor to the Gay Rights Lobby which was formed in the late 70s and ceased to exist after the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in NSW in 1984
Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (Pro-Gay) PH 90 J. Bugallon Street, Project 4
Quezon City, 1109 Philippines
P.O. Box 1764 Quezon City CPO, 1157 PHILIPPINES
T: +63 632 913 7930
F: +63 632 9139244
Pro-Gay is a national mass organization of Filipino gay men seeking for the liberation of gays through genuine national freedom and democracy in the Philippines
Queensland Association for Gay & Lesbian Rights (QAGLR) AU (QLD) PO Box 5804 West End 4101
T: +61 (0)7 3831 9969 [Colin]
Lobby group for gay and lesbian rights. Community-based / Non-profit organisation. Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs each month
Sexuality & Gender Rights AU (QLD) C: +61 (0)415 121 763 [Audrey] Lobby Group for LGBTs in Qld
Tasmanian Gay & Lesbian Rights Group AU (TAS) T: +61 (0)3 6224 3556
AH: +61 (0)3 6223 2309
C: (0409) 010 668
F: +61 (0)3 62236136
GPO Box 1733, Hobart TAS 7001
The Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group is a community-based organisation. Activities include parliamentary lobbying, media liaison, community education and direct action and it has a commitment to the politics of visibility and community empowerment
TransGender Victoria (formerly Victorian Transgender Rights Lobby) AU (VIC) PO Box 762
South Melbourne 3205
The TGV is intended to be a broadly based community group acting on behalf of all transgendered people, including those who identify as intersexed, cross dressers or transsexual
Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby AU (VIC) PO Box 2156, Fitzroy BC, VIC 3065
C1: +61 (0)417 484 438
C2: +61 (0)417 484 427
Working to achieve equality and social justice for lesbians and gay men


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Arcigay Initiative Centre, Pisa, Tuscany IT    
Di' Gay Project Onlus (DGP) IT E: News, appointments, link, projects, halt services about the Italian GLBT community
Bernard Lonnoy
European Commission
rue de la Loi 200 (SC15-4/141)
Equality for Gays and Lesbians in the European Institutions
Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) IE Tower 1, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane
Dublin 8, Ireland
T: +353 1 473 0563
F: +353 1 4546663

GLEN works to achieve full equality and inclusion for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people in Ireland, and protection from all forms of discrimination.

The Network does not provide legal advice but may be able to refer you to a lawyer

Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) UK 34 Spring Lane
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2HB England
Tel/F: +44 (0)1926 858 450
Promotes the Humanist outlook and gay and lesbian rights as human rights
Gay Rights UK    
Hosi Wien AT    
ILGA EU (CH) 20 Rue Rothschild, 5th Floor
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
T: +41 2 2731 3254
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, is the world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people
ILGA-Europe EU (BE) Rue du Trône/ Troonstraat 60
1050 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32-2 609 54 10
F: +32-2 609 5419
The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) – is an international non-governmental umbrella organisation bringing together over 400 organisations from 45 European countries.
Initiative Against Homophobia CY E:
Initiative Against Homophobia aims to stop homophobia and transphobia within Cypriot society, and to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identities
Iskorak (Step Forward) HR Zagreb
Iskorak is the national Croatian organisation for promotion of different sexual orientations
President: Dorino Manzin
Kontra HR Zagreb
T: + 385 98 238 308 [We 1700:1900]
Kontra is the national Croatian organisation for lesbians
Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) MT T:
Our World Gay & Lesbian Centre UA P.O. Box 62
Lugansk, 348051, Ukraine
Tel/F: +380 642 479 422
Founded in 1998 to protect homosexual human rights, improve the legal position, fight discrimination, improve society’s attitudes, decrease of homophobic sentiments and raise the self-consciousness of gays and lesbians
OutRage! UK PO Box 17816, London
SW14 8WT
OutRage! is a broad based group of queers committed to radical, non-violent direct action and civil disobedience
PrIMO Network Italiano IT via V. Colonna, 19
Milano, Italy 20100
First Italian Association of gay professionals, managers and enterpreneurs, addressing issues such as equality at workplace
Sawasiyah (Equal) E: European organization focussing on the human rights of gay people living in the Arab world
Stonewall UK 16 Clerkenwell Close
London EC1R 0AA
T: +44 (0)171 336 8860
F: +44 (0)171 3368864
Stonewall is the UK national civil rights group working for legal equality and social justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals
Swedish Federation for Gay & Lesbian Rights SE    

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Campaign for Lesbian Rights IN P.O.Box 3526
Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi 110 024
Coalition of groups and individuals focussing on developing public awareness and debate on issues around lesbianism


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Amnesty International Lesbian, Gay Bi-sexual, & Transgender Network INTNL   Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary, activist movement that works impartially to prevent violations of people's fundamental rights

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) INTNL

1889 F Street, N.W.
Washington DC, 20006, USA
T: +1 202 458 6002
F: +1 202 4583992
The IACHR is an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (OAS) with a dedicated Unit on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons
International Lesbian and Gay Association - ILGA INTNL 81 Kolenmarkt
B 1000, Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 2 5022471
F: +32 2 5022471
The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people everywhere
International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission - IGLHRC INTNL 1375 Sutter Street, Suite 222
San Francisco, CA 94109
T: +1 415 561 0633
F: +1 415 5610619
IGLHRC's mission is to protect and advance the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status
The IGLHRC have an Asylum Program providing documentation and Resource Guide on Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation
Kaleidoscope International Diversity Trust INTNL T: +44 07956 833544
The Kaleidoscope Trust works around the world to promote diversity and respect for all regardless of sexual orientation.
Magnus Hirschfeld Centre for Human Rights, The INTNL Crosswicks House
Post Office Box 1974
Bloomfield, New Jersey USA 07003
T: +1 973 783 7404
F: +1 973 7837404
The Magnus Hirschfeld Centre for Human Rights, founded in 1986, is engaged in the defence and promotion of the human rights and civil liberties of LGBT people, their allies and their communities throughout the world through political advocacy and legal assistance

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Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO)
formerly Persian Gay & Lesbian Organization (PGLO)

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