Resources

There are incredible organizations and individuals across the globe doing important work to further the rights, wellbeing, and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people of all experiences. 


This library highlights some of ALK Consulting's go-to resources you should know about. 

Advocacy & Legal

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.


National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.


National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people to build a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives, including housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. The Task Force is trains and mobilizes millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.


Trans Formations Project is a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to tracking and educating about the anti-trans legislative crisis currently sweeping the United States. Their database is the only resource we know of to effectively compile all information about bills that threaten transgender people and bills that could help transgender people, as well as compile full contact information for all representatives relevant to such bill proposals in order to empower individuals to make tangible change in the fight for transgender rights. 


Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.



Community Support

Gender Sexuality Info is a resource library and learning hub connecting people to LGBTQ+ resources & info since 2007.


Point of Pride works to benefit transgender people in need through gender-affirming support programs that empower them to live more authentically.



Corporate Social Responsibility & Employee Resource Groups

Corporate Guide to LGBTQ+ Events provides practical information and insights to help you better organize events for and with the LGBTQ+ community. This guide will help your events have a more significant impact by empowering you with tools while highlighting some mistakes companies can make and the best ways to avoid those missteps. 



Disability Community

Blind-LGBTQ Pride International promotes the awareness, inclusion, and well-being of blind and vision impaired LGBT people through education, advocacy, and peer-support.

National Federation of the Blind LGBT Group is a Facebook group providing a place f discuss matters unique to being both blind and LGBT, to provide mentorship to blind individuals, and to serve as a resource to the Federation. 



Educators & Student Support

Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

Gender Spectrum is a national organization committed to the health and well-being of gender- diverse children and teens through education and support for families, and training and guidance for educators, medical and mental health providers, and other professionals.


GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. GLSEN Educator Resources provides lesson plans, inclusive curriculum, professional development, and administrator resources for educators. 

GSA Networks (Genders & Sexualities Alliance Networks) is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

Trans Student Educational Resources  is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. 

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.



Environmental Organizations & Businesses

LGBT Outdoors connects the community to the outdoors and its members to one another.

Queer Botany is an ecocritical project that studies and affirms connections between queerness and nature. The project emerges from the theoretical lens of queer ecology, which brings together queer theory and eco-criticism, and aims to support more diverse representations in the environmental movement and the outdoors.

Outdoorist Oath is is a commitment to action any outdoorist can take to support our planet, inclusion, and adventure. It is designed as a way for any outdoorist or outdoor community to think about the intersections of planet, inclusion, and adventure through their outdoor experiences.

Queer Outdoor & Environmental Job Board is a collaboration between Pattie Gonia and Red Fong to get queer folks hired in the environmental and outdoor industries.



Funding

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is committed to our mission of increasing the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of LGBTQ communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic, and gender justice. 



Historical Interpretation & Archives

AASLH’s LGBTQ+ Inclusive Interpretation Resource Kit is meant to help overcome the challenges of, provide an introduction to, and serve as a basic guide for LGBTQ+ interpretation. The kit includes AASLH conference sessions, webinars, books, and technical leaflets on LGBTQ+ interpretation and inclusive interpretation more broadly, as well as award winners whose projects show LGBTQ+ interpretation in practice. 

Female Husbands: A Trans History by Jen Manion  documents the history of "female husbands" and the women who loved them. Moving deftly from the colonial era to just before the First World War, Jen Manion uncovers the riveting and very personal stories of ordinary people who lived as men despite tremendous risk, danger, violence, and threat of punishment. Female Husbands weaves the story of their lives in relation to broader social, economic, and political developments in the United States and the United Kingdom while also exploring how attitudes towards female husbands shifted in relation to transformations in gender politics and women's rights, ultimately leading to the demise of the category of 'female husband' in the early twentieth century. 

The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman documents the fight for gay and lesbian civil rights—the years of outrageous injustice, the early battles, the heart-breaking defeats, and the victories beyond the dreams of the gay rights pioneers—is the most important civil rights issue of the present day. In “the most comprehensive history to date of America’s gay-rights movement” (The Economist), Lillian Faderman tells this unfinished story through the dramatic accounts of passionate struggles with sweep, depth, and feeling. 

The History Project is the only organization focused exclusively on documenting and preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ communities and sharing that history with LGBTQ individuals, organizations, allies, and the public.

Making Gay History Podcast brings LGBTQ+ history to life through the voices of the people who lived it. Host Eric Marcus’s decades-old audio archive of rare interviews—conducted for his award-winning oral history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement—to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives houses millions of archival items including periodicals, books, films, videos, audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers. \

A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary documents, literature, and cultural histories, noted scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s, and has written a testament to how the LGBT experience has profoundly shaped our country, culture, and history.



Museums

American LGBTQ+ Museum preserves, investigates, and celebrates the dynamic histories and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, as well as those of the emergent and adjacent identities among our communities. Using exhibitions and programs, we seek to advance LGBTQ+ equality through the lens of social justice movements, including, but not limited to, race, gender, class, immigration, and disability. 


LGBTQ+ Alliance of the American Alliance of Museums provides a forum for communication and dialogue and is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity within museums.


LGBTQ+ Museum Staff & Students is an online group providing safe, supportive space for LGBTQ+ museum professionals and students, and build better museums where staff, visitors, and volunteers can be their authentic selves. Initiatives are developed based on the needs of the community, including virtual or in-person meetups, trainings, and resource shares. Hosted by the New England Museum Association.



Research

Williams Institute at UCLA is the leading research center on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. The Institute disseminates its research to policymakers, judges, the media, and other stakeholders to ensure that decisions impacting the lives of millions of LGBT people and families are based on data and facts.



Social Media & Podcasts

Cody Daigle-Orians (they/he) is a writer and asexuality educator “Ace Dad Advice,” a social-media based asexuality education project designed to support young people exploring asexuality as an identity and anyone questioning their sexual orientation. The project provides clear, approachable information on asexuality as well as advice and encouragement on living your best ace life.  (Instagram, Twitter, & TikTok: @AceDadAdvice) 


Elle Deran (they/she) is a nonbinary actor/singer/content creator based in Los Angeles committed to creating entertaining, educational and queer-affirming content. Elle’s journey back to the self, catalyzed by the pandemic, has led them to use their voice to encourage all folks to see themselves beyond society’s rules and expectations. (Instagram & TikTok: @elle.deran)


Rebecca Minor (she/her) is a Gender Specialist partnering with trans and gender nonconforming youth through their journey of becoming and expressing their truth; and a guide to their parents in affirming it. She is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice, and teaches as a part-time faculty at Boston University’s School of Social Work. She is Queer, and Jewish, and always works through a lens that is trauma-informed and resilience-oriented. (Instagram: @gender.specialist | Facebook: @RebeccaMinorLICSW)


Chris Angel Murphy, MSW (they/them) is an LGBTQ+ trainer and community organizer who is proudly neuroqueer, trans, and nonbinary. They obtained their MSW from the USC School of Social Work. Chris Angel started LGBTQ+ organizing as a youth in 2001 and has been speaking and presenting about various topics ever since they graduated high school. They are incredibly passionate about connecting people to resources and training folks on LGBTQ+ topics. (Instagram: @gendersexualityinfo) | Podcast: Allyship is a Verb) 


Making Gay History Podcast brings LGBTQ+ history to life through the voices of the people who lived it. Host Eric Marcus’s decades-old audio archive of rare interviews—conducted for his award-winning oral history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement—to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.


Queery Podcast explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights. Sit in on an hour long-conversation between host and standup comic, Cameron Esposito, and some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family.


Sarah Kate (SK) Smigiel (she/they) is a non-binary artist/educator/content creator passionate about social justice, equal rights, queer representation, and mental health. They documented their recovery from top surgery on social media, and now focuses on sharing their experience by centering joy, honesty, and authenticity.  (Instagram: @justsaysk)


Them is the award-winning authority on what LGBTQ+ means today — and tomorrow. From in-depth storytelling on the fight for LGBTQ+ rights to intimate profiles of queer cultural vanguards, it’s a platform for all of the bold, stylish, and rebellious ways that LGBTQ+ people are reshaping our world every day. (Instagram and Facebook: @them)



Youth & Families

Gender Specialist Rebecca Minor partners with trans and gender nonconforming youth through their journey of becoming and expressing their truth; and a guide to their parents in affirming it.  


GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.


Mama Dragons  provides peer-led support groups, educational resources, and parenting classes to support healthy families by helping mothers learn to accept, affirm, and celebrate their LGBTQ children.


PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People) is the nation's first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.


The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.



Workplace Inclusion

AAM's Transitioning Toolkit is intended to prepare institutions, coworkers, and transgender museum (though relevant across sectors) professionals for gender transitions and to better implement transgender inclusion in policies and practices.


Pride at Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies, including organizing mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community to further social and economic justice. 


Out & Equal is works exclusively on LGBTQ+ workplace equality through worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships, and an annual Workplace Summit conference, They also provide provide LGBTQ+ executive leadership development, comprehensive D&I training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.


Talent Acquisition & Recruiting

Black Remote She is facilitates job creation for historically excluded, underrepresented, and underemployed candidates through their job board. All companies are vetted thoroughly to ensure job seekers find safe and flexible work environments.