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Pride Month 2023

Mary Thomforde

Mary Thomforde

Philanthropi cares about everyone in our community, including LGBTQIA+ individuals. We believe in treating everyone fairly and equitably, which is why we are highlighting nonprofit organizations that support LGBTQIA+ people during the month of June. These organizations work to make sure everyone feels safe, respected, and included. We want to create a world where everyone can be themselves without fear of discrimination.

Our support for these nonprofits is cemented in our belief in doing what is right and ensuring everyone is treated with kindness and respect. We are here for everyone, no matter who they are or who they love.

Featured Nonprofits for Pride Month with Philanthropi:

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. They are the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs on platforms where young people spend their time: our 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text. They also run TrevorSpace, which is known as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operate innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.

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Human Rights Campaign

The HRC Foundation envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ people can participate fully in the systems that shape their daily lives. Through public education, research, and policy and practice change, the Foundation’s impact can be felt in schools, on factory floors and corporate suites, and in places of worship. It touches LGBTQ+ lives from childhood through end-of-life, people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and religious beliefs, in big cities and small towns in the United States and across the globe.

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Point Foundation

As an LGBTQ foundation, Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – so they can better make a significant impact on society. 

Point Foundation provides financial support, a community of peers, leadership training, and mentorship, to US college students from around the world. Point also generates research to document the challenges LGBTQ students face on US campuses so that we can provide data and resources to help mitigate these issues. 

Their scholars and work improve the equity and representation of LGBTQ people in nearly every industry, ensuring that LGBTQ people have a voice and are provided equal access and opportunity in every sector.

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Family Equality

Family Equality exists to create a world where everyone can experience the unconditional love, safety, and belonging of family. Their mission is to ensure that everyone has the freedom to find, form, and sustain their families by advancing equality for the LGBTQ+ community. They are committed to being outspoken changemakers, creating an equitable LGBTQ+ family narrative, through advocacy, community, and education.

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Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders Inc. (SAGE)

SAGE stands proudly with the LGBTQ+ pioneers across the country who’ve been fighting for decades for their right to live with dignity and respect.

They are excited to work with the current administration and key staff in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, plus our nationwide network of affiliates, to advocate for LGBTQ+ older people at the federal, state, and local levels. They:

  • Mobilize LGBTQ+ people and allies when rights are at stake
  • Educate policymakers about LGBTQ+ aging issues
  • Release original policy briefs, publications, and infographics
  • Lead coalitions that integrate diverse elders into policy conversations
  • March and rally with LGBTQ+ older people and allies

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At GLSEN, they want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. They believe that all students deserve a safe and inclusive school environment where they can learn and grow. They accomplish their goals by working in hallways across the country — from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community — to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education.

Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.

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Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving the full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people, and all persons living with HIV through impact litigation, public education, and policy work. They successfully use strategic and collaborative advocacy to press for passage of laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status and to defeat efforts to repeal or weaken such civil rights protections.

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New Alternatives for LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth

New Alternatives is dedicated to reducing homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in New York City by addressing areas critical to their development and well-being: housing, physical and mental health, education, and employment.​ With a strong focus on harm reduction and long-term support, they offer a broad range of direct services and referrals to meet the needs of their clients and advocate on their behalf to ensure they survive and thrive.

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Pride in Our Workplace

Pride in Our Workplace helps all LGBTQ+ professionals and allied businesses drive positive change in the workplace.

By centering the LGBTQ+ perspective within their most important conversations, they help LGBTQ+ professionals and allied businesses create thriving workplace cultures. They spotlight important, often unheard points of view on timely issues, help connect LGBTQ+ professionals with one another, and provide businesses with the tools they need to grow and thrive.

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Rainbow Families

Rainbow Families supports, educates, and connects LGBTQ+ families, parents, and prospective parents by offering a wide variety of education programs, support groups, opportunities to connect, and more. They are a volunteer-led non-profit organization supported by members, community sponsors, private and public grants and foundations. Rainbow Families envisions and strives for a nation where all LGBTQ+ families can legally, openly, and safely live in full equality.

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Time Out Youth

Time Out Youth Center is a place where you can experience a sense of belonging and community. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, a straight ally – or just don’t want to be labeled, you will be welcomed here. Some of our youth are out, some are partially out, and some are not out at all. Time Out Youth Center offers a safe space for all and fully respects the journey of each individual. While at Time Out Youth, you are not expected to be anyone or anything except who you are.

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Maven Leadership Collective

Maven Leadership Collective is a social impact ideas lab and content creator that consistently invests in talented queer and trans social impact leaders of color and allies to build more resilient communities that thrive in crisis, tragedy, and transition.

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