As in any profession, it is a good idea to be active in industry associations to further your education and networking for business and career advancement opportunities. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer persons can feel left out, discriminated against and sometimes shunned within mainstream associations. LGBT professional associations step in to provide great peer networking, career, and business support, education, connect within the professional field and greater community and may lead to new opportunities. Naturally, you should also strive to participate in the mainstream associations to ensure the best exposure and access to resources that the LGBT association may not have the ability to provide. Typically the LGBT professional associations are in addition to the mainstream associations.
We’d like to consider this an active and growing list. If you are aware of an LGBT Professional Association not found below, we’d appreciate you using the Contact Us form and provide a link to their primary website so that we may review their info and potentially add them the resource list below. As more organizations are identified and added from around the world be it local, state, national and global we will update the list format for navigation as it grows.
If you are an entrepreneur also check out LGBT Chambers of Commerce.
National Gay Pilots Association
Over twenty-five years ago, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots who communicated by telephone and were discreetly identified by sporting an airplane on their shirts. At the time, members risked losing their job or being dishonorably discharged from the military if they were outed as gay. From that group, a national organization has evolved. Today, we reach over 4,000 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. Our members include recreational and commercial pilots, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, mechanics, airport managers, and other aviation professionals and enthusiasts from the United States and abroad. Annually, we organize for members two major social events, the second-largest pilots recruiting and hiring exposition in the U.S., as well as bring visibility and support to various Pride events across the country. The National Gay Pilots Association is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world.
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Coalition for Sexual and Gender Minorities
The Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities (CSGI) is one of the Entity Groups within ACPA charged to increase awareness, eliminate oppression, and provide support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in higher education, for faculty, students, and staff. We strive to further professional competencies related to topics as campus climate, equity, identity development, research & scholarship, and program development for the LGBTQ community.
Education- raising awareness and supporting research about identity development and hot topic issues for the LGBTQ community within higher education
Advocacy- work to create inclusive, equitable environments, to eliminate oppression and to influence student affairs policy for the LGBTQ community
Networking- providing space and a supportive environment for LGBTQ professionals to affirm and celebrate identity
GLIFFA – LGBT Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies
GLIFAA is a non-profit, voluntary, membership organization with no paid staff or officials. Our membership consists primarily of personnel and family from the Department of State, USAID, Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, Peace Corps, and other federal offices and agencies with foreign affairs components. A Board of Directors elected by the membership annually directs and carries out most of GLIFAA’s work. They are aided by a network of Post Representatives in most U.S. embassies and missions abroad and in State Department offices in the U.S. beyond Washington, D.C.
Activities: GLIFAA engages continually with Washington officials on issues concerning our members. We hold general meetings every month to consult and update the membership. Monthly happy hours provide networking opportunities bringing together our members and people from like-minded organizations. Other activities include Pride Month, our annual “Pink Party,” participation in seminars and briefings and organizing film and speaker events.
- Accreditation for the LGBT+ families serving abroad;
- Protection and promotion of equality for the Foreign Service National/Third Country National/Locally Employed LGBT+ staff; and
- Development and effective implementation of LGBT+ training for all member agencies.
International Lesbian and Gay Law Association
Despite the strides made by the LGBTQ community in the last few decades, we still have a long way to go to ensure equality throughout the world. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Intersex Law Association is committed to providing information and policy ideas to advance our cause worldwide.
Are you interested in helping? If so, we would be happy to publish any information and updates on legal matters affecting the LGBTQ community.
Many different areas of law can affect members of the LGBT community. Some laws directly target the LGBT community by criminalizing all homosexual activity, while other regulations are tangentially related to LGBT rights. It is important to understand the extent to which LGBT lives are regulated around the world. Only then can efforts be undertaken to (a) support laws recognizing and protecting LGBT individuals and (b) eliminate laws criminalizing or reprimanding LGBT behaviors.
International Association of LGBT Judges
In April 1993, twenty-five lesbian and gay judges and judicial officers met in suburban Washington, D.C. and formed the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges.
Those twenty-five persons came from California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and Oregon.
The objectives of the Association adopted at that meeting were:
- To provide an opportunity for judicial officers to meet and exchange views and to promote education among its members and among the general public on legal and judicial issues related to the gay and lesbian community.
- To increase the visibility of lesbian and gay judicial officers so as to serve as role models for other lesbian and gay people and to bring to the attention of the general public the prominence of these judicial officers.
- To aid in ensuring the equal treatment of all persons who appear in a courtroom, as a litigant, attorney, juror, staff person in any other capacity.
- To coordinate the sharing of information between lesbian and gay judicial officers and others in the gay community or the general community.
- To serve as a resource for other lesbians and gay men who are interested in seeking judicial office.
LGBT Meeting Planners Association
As a meeting professional, it is hard to connect with like-minded and like experienced people, especially when you have such a busy schedule. We make it easy by providing the largest network of meeting professionals. Membership includes quarterly e-newsletters, discounted event and annual conference tickets and access to educational webinars.
As our world expands, the need for LGBT meeting professional conferences has increased. We will connect you with a network of professionals, educational resources, and suppliers. With a Membership, you can receive discounted event and conference tickets.
Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives.
Lambda Literary traces its beginnings back to 1987 when L. Page (Deacon) Maccubbin, owner of Lambda Rising Bookstore in Washington, DC, published the first Lambda Book Report. The Lambda Literary Awards were born in 1989. At that first gala event, honors went to such distinguished writers as National Book Award Finalist Paul Monette (Borrowed Time), Dorothy Allison (Trash), Allan Hollinghurst (The Swimming Pool Library), and Edmund White (The Beautiful Room is Empty).
The purpose of the Awards in the early years was to identify and celebrate the best of lesbian and gay books in the year of their publication. The Awards gave national visibility to a literature that had established a firm if nascent beachhead through a network of dynamic lesbian and gay publishers and bookstores springing up across America. Lambda Book Report, meanwhile, grew into a comprehensive review periodical, and together LBR and the Lambda Literary Awards cemented the reality that a distinct, definable LGBT literature existed. Lambda Literary was created in 1997 as a 501(3)(c) corporation to officially host the Awards and LBR. It’s first Executive Director was Jim Marks.
LGBT Presidents in Higher Education
STATEMENT TO LGBTQ PEOPLE IN THE ACADEMY & OUR ALLIES: The mission of LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education includes the provision of “education and advocacy regarding LGBTQ issues within the global academy and for the public at large.” We remain committed to such advocacy for the rights of LGBTQ people, inside and outside of the of the academy. We expect and will hold accountable our elected and appointed officials to be committed to the rights and equality of all Americans.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Outlist
As professionals in astronomy, whether we are students, faculty, staff, librarians or are working in other positions, we all like to believe that our work environment is determined only by our capabilities as students and researchers and that it is free from personal bias. A productive professional atmosphere depends on open and accepting interactions of individuals free from discrimination and harassment.
As openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other gender/sexual minority (LGBTQIA+) members of the astronomical community, we strongly believe that there is no place for discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference or gender identity/expression. We want to actively maintain and promote a safe, accepting and supportive environment in all our workplaces. We invite other LGBTQIA+ members of the astronomical community to join us in being visible and to reach out to those who still feel that it is not yet safe for them to be public.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional society focused on LGBTQ people in the STEM community. With more than 75 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM is the largest chapter-based organization focused on LGBTQ people in STEM.
We envision a world where LGBTQ people in the STEM community are empowered to achieve success in a safe and supportive environment that celebrates their diversity and unique contributions.
oSTEM empowers LGBTQ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.
LGBTech is an organization of tech professionals dedicated to enriching a strong community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other awesome people.
Connecting LGBT professionals through fun networking events, providing access to and increasing visibility of LGBT industry leaders, facilitating professional opportunities and offering lectures as well as other content. Promoting the provision of equal rights/perks for LGBT employees, working with companies to enable the creation of comfortable and safe working environments. Supporting side-lined members of our community and non-profit LGBT organizations with limited resources, through donations, mentoring partnerships and raising the profile of relevant and inspiring role-models.
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US Department of Justice Pride
Founded in 1994, DOJ Pride serves as the Department of Justice’s recognized organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) employees and allies. DOJ Pride works with agency leadership to identify and address key issues and areas affecting DOJ’s LGBT employees. We offer regular social events and brown-bag lectures featuring leaders and experts in fields affecting the LGBT community. We also serve as a resource for current and prospective employees. Finally, we recognize and celebrate LGBT accomplishments and leaders both inside and outside the Department in our annual Pride Month Celebration and Award Ceremony.
As our members in cities across the nation prepare for Pride festivities, DOJ Pride wants to uplift the beauty and diversity of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. As the Department of Justice’s LGBTQ employee resource organization, we reaffirm our commitment that all individuals, regardless of whom they love or their gender identity or expression, be able to safely live authentic lives. We believe this can only truly happen when individuals are able to live their lives free from discrimination and are seen and valued for who they are in all aspects of their lives, such as when applying for a job or going to work, when attending school, when visiting a healthcare provider, when serving our nation in the armed services, and when interacting with the criminal justice system. To this end, we will continue to advance our mission of fostering community among LGBTQ employees and our allies and advocating for the elimination of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Congressional Staff Association
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Congressional Staff Association is an official, non-partisan Congressional staff organization whose mission is to advance the interests of current as well as prospective members and the LGBT community at large. The LGBT CSA is dedicated to developing the careers of its membership and advocating on behalf of the LGBT community.
Our association is entirely volunteer-run, and our programming is funded entirely by our members.
“The LGBT Congressional Staff Association’s newly elected board of directors, with its strong diversity adding more bipartisanship and more people of color, reflects our commitment to ensuring all members of the LGBT community have a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive Hill family,” said Edmonson, incoming President of the LGBT Congressional Staff Association.
GLMA – Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals. Today, there is still considerable ignorance about LGBT health issues, with many assuming that LGBT health involves only HIV/AIDS. In fact, the full scope of the LGBT health agenda includes breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons and other concerns.
Over the past three decades, GLMA has tackled many initiatives and projects. Early on, GLMA focused on HIV/AIDS and the issues faced by physicians coming out at work. As the climate and culture have changed, GLMA has become a leader in public policy advocacy related to LGBT health.
Originally open only to physicians, residents and medical students, in 2002, GLMA expanded its mission and now represents the interests of tens of thousands of LGBT health professionals of all kinds, as well as millions of LGBT patients and families. GLMA’s membership includes approximately 1,000 member physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, researchers and academics, behavioral health specialists, health profession students and other health professionals. Our members reside and work across the US and in several other countries. Their practices represent the major healthcare disciplines and a wide range of health specialties, including internal medicine, family practice, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, neurology and infectious diseases.
American Psychological Association – Division 44
The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (SPSOGD) welcomes all those interested in psychological research, practice, education and training and advocacy on issues related to sexual orientation and gender diversity, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming and queer individuals and allies.
Div. 44 (SPSOGD) is committed to advancing social justice in all its activities. The Society celebrates the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming and queer people and recognizes the importance of multiple, intersectional dimensions of diversity including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, ability, age, citizenship, health status, language, nationality, religion and social class.
The Society seeks to be a vibrant and supportive home within the field of psychology for those interested in sexual orientation and gender diversity as well as other issues related to social justice. We support and mentor students, early career professionals and all members throughout their professional careers. We work collaboratively with other divisions and organizations on sexual orientation and gender diversity concerns to advance the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming and queer people locally, nationally and internationally.
AGLP – The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrist
AGLP, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary, traces its roots to the late 1960’s when gay and lesbian members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) met secretly at the annual meetings. At that time, in most states, homosexuality could be used as cause for the loss of licensure to practice psychiatry. After the now-infamous appearance by Dr. John Fryer In 1972, and the behind-the-scenes work of several members of what was then referred to as the GayPA, the APA removed homosexuality from their diagnostic manual (DSM). This allowed a more open association of lesbian and gay psychiatrists, who no longer had to fear for their jobs if they were found out to be gay. Even today, the mission of providing support and a safe space for LGBTQ+ psychiatrists to meet continues to be important to many of our members. AGLP is the oldest association of LGBTQ+ professionals in the country.
AGLP is an independent organization from APA, but works closely with APA through LGBTQ+ representation on the APA Assembly (the LGBT Caucus of the APA), APA position statements, LGBTQ+ Committees of the DSM, the creation and staffing of an AIDS Committee, Awards, such as the Dr. John Fryer, M.D., Award, and research and advocacy of particular interest to the LGBTQ+ Community through our quarterly Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. AGLP offers an online referral service to those seeking LGBTQ+-friendly counseling, support, and psychiatric treatment.
Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
The mission of ALGBTIC includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts presenting the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, spiritual or religious belief system, indigenous heritage in order:
- to promote greater awareness and understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues among members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations
- to improve standards and delivery of counseling services provided to LGBT clients and communities
- to identify conditions which create barriers to the human growth and development of LGBT clients and communities; and use counseling skills, programs, and efforts to preserve, protect, and promote such development
- to develop, implement, and foster interest in counseling-related charitable, scientific, and educational programs designed to further the human growth and development of LGBT clients and communities.
- to secure equality of treatment, advancement, qualifications, and status of LGBT members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
- to publish a journal and other scientific, educational, and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of practice for all who work with LGBT clients and communities in the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
PRIDE Veterinary Medical Association
PRIDE Veterinary Medical Association (formerly known as the LGVMA) is the oldest professional organization that strives to promote acceptance, inclusivity, and leadership of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary medical students, of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations. We seek to do so through community development, professional advocacy, and individual empowerment.
PRIDE VMC confronts and rejects all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and bias whether it be implicit or outright. Such forms include, but are not limited to, those based on race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, size, age, parental status, religion, political beliefs, geographic, socioeconomic, and educational background.
- Fight discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in the veterinary medical profession.
- Build collaborative networks for the LGBTQ+ veterinary medical community.
- Support LGBTQ+ students in veterinary medicine through mentorship, program development, and scholarships.
The National LGBT Bar Association
We are a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals that works to promote justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community.
The LGBT Bar provides programming for LGBT and ally legal professionals such as our national lecture series, corporate counsel institute, and the annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair. Additionally, the organization hosts networking events, works with special interest attorney groups and creates advocacy resources for the LGBT and ally community.
The LGBT Bar aspires to improve the quality of life for LGBT legal practitioners until the time that LGBT legal professionals are recognized without discrimination, stigma or negative bias.
The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.
National Gay & Lesbian Journalist Association
Founded in 1990, NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.
Mission and History
In April 1989, the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) mandated that ASNE conduct its first-ever survey of LGBT journalists in American newspapers. In April 1990, Roy Aarons presented the results of the landmark survey, Alternatives: Gays and Lesbians in the Newsroom, at ASNE’s national convention in Washington, D.C. and simultaneously came out publicly.
- Enhance the professionalism, skills and career opportunities for LGBTQ journalists.
- Strengthen the identity, respect, and status of LGBTQ journalists in the newsroom and throughout the practice of journalism.
- Advocate for the highest journalistic and ethical standards in the coverage of LGBTQ issues.
- Collaborate with other professional journalist associations and promote the principles of inclusion and diversity within our ranks.
- Provide mentoring and leadership to future journalists.
American Historical Society – Committee on LGBT
To promote the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history by facilitating communication among scholars in a variety of disciplines working on a variety of contexts, periods, and cultures. The CLGBTH publishes newsletters, runs a mentoring program, and sponsors sessions on LGBTQ history at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. It encourages the development of specialized courses as well as the inclusion of LGBTQ content in general history courses. It promotes local history archives and projects and coordinates activities with other professional caucuses. CLGBTH also seeks to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ historians, in keeping with AHA policies.
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
We realize those are a lot of words to say in one breath, so feel free to refer to us by our acronym, NOGLSTP. Pronounce it like this: “nah’-goal-step”.
We are scientific and technical professionals who earn our livings in the fields of: materials science biomedical engineering geography archeology neurobiology meteorology oceanography medical technology physics electrical engineering biochemistry zoology psychobiology computer science epidemiology microbiology environmental science linguistics chemistry mechanical engineering science education sociology astronomy botany molecular biology anthropology law aerospace engineering science policy physiology ecology patent law geology health professions mathematics and more!
We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and allies. Those of us who are able, are out and proud. We advocate equal employment opportunity, professional networking, role modeling, science education, and scientific freedom/responsibility. We practice science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with PRIDE.
We empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support.
We educate all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.
Pride at Work
Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies. We are an officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO(American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations) that organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community to further social and economic justice. From our national office in Washington, DC, we coordinate and support more than 20 Chapters across the country.
We seek full equality for LGBTQ Workers in our workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We aim to educate the LGBTQ Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBTQ working people and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBTQ community.
We organize in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” We oppose all forms of discrimination on the job and in our unions based on sex, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, race, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or political views.
NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies
NALGAP is a membership organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities. NALGAP’s mission is to confront all forms of oppression and discriminatory practices in the delivery of services to all people and to advocate for programs and services that affirm all genders and sexual orientations. NALGAP provides information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems, and support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.
Over the years, NALGAP has been the one constant, national and international voice for LGBTQ needs in the areas of prevention, substance abuse, alcoholism and other addictions. Through newsletters, conferences, training, and perseverance by volunteer Board members. NALGAP has kept alive the push to make this a safer, healthier world for LGBTQ people. NALGAP has been a major referral source, a disseminator of information, an educator. Most important of all, NALGAP has been the national and international voice of conscience that advocates for all those lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who have been injured by substance abuse, addiction, and discrimination.
National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Established in 2007, The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is a mission-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is part business and part advocacy.
On a business level, the 2,000+ members of NAGLREP share an LGBT and allied REALTOR referral network, in addition to providing our services to over 75,000 LGBT and non-LGBT home buyers and sellers visiting our website each month. Our referral network also includes mortgage professionals, title agents, insurance agents, commercial agents, home inspectors, trainers, educators, etc.
The advocacy mission of NAGLREP is to advocate on behalf of the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community as it relates to housing and discrimination laws. Specifically, this will require NAGLREP to initiate action and encourage existing efforts amongst the civil rights community, local and state Realtor Associations, and the National Association of Realtors to support fair housing for the LGBT community. NAGLREP is a stakeholder at HUD.
Use of the NAGLREP professional directory is completely automated and no specific company or specific professional is favored in the search results. We recommend all visitors to NAGLREP.com searching for a professional utilize our user-friendly search located on our home page in the blue box at the top right corner titled “Find a Real Estate Professional” and select the professional that best suits their needs based on the title, country, state, and city.
National Association of Social Workers – Committee on LGBT Issues
The National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (NCLGBTI) is mandated by the NASW Bylaws. The Committee reports on a regular basis to the NASW Board of Directors on matters of policy and shall coordinate with the Program Committee on activities related to the program. It develops, reviews, and monitors programs of the Association that significantly affect gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.
The Committee was originally created as the Task Force on Gay Issues in January 1976. In 1979, the Task Force was restructured as an authorized committee of the Association. The NASW Board of Directors subsequently formed the National Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues at its June 1982 meeting. The words “Bisexual and “Transgender” were added by the Delegate Assembly in 1996 and 2005 respectively. The Committee was established to enable NASW to further the cause of social justice by promoting and defending the rights of persons suffering injustices and oppression because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender professional library community, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender information and access needs of individuals at large. We are committed to encouraging and supporting the free and necessary access to all information, as reflected by the missions of the American Library Association.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table provides its members, other American Library Association divisions, members, and affiliates, and the library and information science field as a whole with a forum for discussion and an environment for education and learning regarding the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender professional community and population at large.
Society of American Archivists’ Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable
Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA)
The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), formerly known as the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA), is a section of the American Anthropological Association and was founded in 1988. AQA serves the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer and allied anthropologists in the American Anthropological Association. AQA promotes anthropological research and education on homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender/transsexuality, and other sexual and gender identities and expressions, and their intersections with race, class, disability, nationality, colonialism, and globalization. AQA supports and encourages a diverse membership within the AAA and actively seeks to increase that diversity along lines of race, class, disability, nationality, gender, sexuality, and other forms of social difference.
American Alliance of Museums – LGBTQ Alliance
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Alliance (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.
The LGBTQ Alliance facilitates transgender, queer, gay, lesbian, and bisexual visibility by promoting and enhancing awareness, understanding, and acceptance regarding museum-related LGBTQ issues. Its focus includes both internal needs and opportunities including staff, leadership, and organizational structure, and external, stakeholder-related work ranging from visitor amenities and messaging to programs and collections. The network serves as a visible and accessible safe space for museum professionals who identify as LGBTQ or allies. We welcome AAM members of all sexual orientations and gender identities and encourage involvement across the organization in promoting museums that include LGBTQ voices at every level.
LGBT Hospice and Palliative Care Network
The LGBT Hospice and Palliative Care Network’s mission is to improve the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) patients in palliative care settings by promoting patient outreach, patient advocacy, educatio, and research. In addition, we aim to provide a supportive infrastructure for faculty development among LGBT-identified palliative care providers.
The LGBT Hospice and Palliative Care Network’s mission is consistent with AAHPM’s mission to expand access with quality end-of-life care to all, to promote education and research, to develop clinical practice standards, to create a supportive infrastructure for the growth of an inclusive and diverse palliative care workforce and finally to impact public policy by advocating for all patients. Like the AAHPM, we seek to expand the field and increase access to hospice and palliative care through increased awareness, quality care, education, scientific advancement and evidenced-based medicine
National Communications Association – LGBTQ Caucus
The Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns and the GLBTQ Communication Studies Division (collectively and informally referred to as NCA GLBTQ) are integral and active parts of the National Communication Association. Officially formed in 1978 and 1997 respectively, these two units have worked side by side in the expansion of GLBTQ issues across communication scholarship and within the political activities of NCA.
The Division is the academic arm of NCA GLBTQ. Its central concern is promoting scholarship and academic inquiry on topics relevant to GLBTQ communication. This scholarship is wide-ranging and reflects the diverse research interests of its members. The Caucus (historically, the older of the two organizations) is the political action arm of NCA GLBTQ. It ensures that the policies and actions of the larger association are equitable and considerate of GLBTQ members. While these two groups function as separate entities within NCA, their membership and work is frequently interrelated.
National Council on Family Relations – LGBTQ – Straight Alliance
The GLBTSA Focus Group serves to provide a networking opportunity for persons conducting LGBT focused research, or people who are LGBT or allies. Additionally, the focus group provides an opportunity for brainstorming and planning of future conference submissions that promote the inclusion of LGBT research and practice interests at NCFR.
- Access the latest and the best in research and practice. That’s what you’ll find in each issue of NCFR’s academic journals, fundamental sources for professional growth.
- Network for career advancement. Established scholars and practitioners are great contacts for up-and-coming students and professionals. Mentoring and collaborative relationships are a natural result of NCFR membership.
- Present and publish. The NCFR annual conference and the journals provide major presentation and publication options.
- Learn best practices and gain professional resources. The information you need to know about teaching, serving families, and reaching out in the community is available on the NCFR website and from your fellow members. You’ll learn and share ideas through online discussion groups, newsletters, and more.
National Education Association – GLBT Caucus
The NEA-GLBTC, in order to eliminate institutional discrimination and homophobia, monitors and participates in the development of NEA policies and activities, provides resources and fosters better communication among educators, students, and communities. The National Education Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus was founded in the 1980s by a handful of NEA Members seeking to provide a means of professional support for gay and lesbian colleagues. The website is designed to provide information and resources to the over 3 million members of the NEA who work each day to facilitate relevance and rigor to America’s Public Schools. The NEA GLBTC works to provide educators, education support professionals, and students, with safe schools free of anti-GLBT bias and intolerance, and to provide sound education programs for all students.
Women In Medicine
Medical education and networking for lesbian physicians and medical students since 1984. Through its annual retreats, WIM provides cutting-edge continuing medical education for lesbian and other sexual minority female physicians. The yearly conference is a forum for discussion of front-line research on women’s health issues, as well as lesbian, bisexual, gender-queer and transgender women’s issues. There also are non-medical seminars of interest to all, as well as rejuvenating social opportunities for children and adults alike. Essential networking and mentoring opportunities abound, with a special focus on the needs of medical students and residents.
Association of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama (ALGBTICAL)
The mission of the Association of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama (ALGBTICAL) is…
To promote greater awareness and understanding of sexual minority issues among members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
To develop, implement and foster interest in charitable, scientific and educational programs designed to further the human growth and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients and communities.
To protect from harm LGBT individuals by language, stereotypes, myths, misinformation, threats of expulsion from social and institutional structures and other entities, and from beliefs contrary to their identity.
To provide educational programs and resources to raise the standard of practice for all counselors who serve LGBT clients and communities.
Arizona LGBT Bar Association
The mission of the Arizona LGBT Bar Association is to provide a strong leadership presence of and for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the Arizona legal profession and in the community at large.
We are committed to community, visibility, and equality through education, legal advocacy, and participation in political, civic, and social activities.
Capital LGBTQ Association
The Capitol Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Association exists to facilitate the professional development of LGBTQ-identified staff of the California State Capitol community. We work to recruit LGBTQ capitol staff, provide for their retention, and offer professional mentorship. We educate other California State Capitol community members on issues affecting or related to the LGBTQ community. We also provide networking opportunities for LGBTQ Capitol staff.
The Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. Donations to the Association are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Any individual who has an expressed interest in public policy within the California State Capitol and is, or desires to be, engaged in the statewide public-policymaking process is welcome to join and attend our events.
SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association, is comprised of attorneys, professionals and legislative advocates affiliated with the Sacramento County Bar Association. Our mission is to promote equality for members of the LGBT community through strong leadership, legislative advocacy, education, and participation in civic and social activities within the legal community and community at large.
Forum and Network: To provide a forum and network for members of the legal community and others who are interested in securing the human and civil rights of LGBT individuals; to evaluate candidates for judgeships.
Legal Rights: To defend and expand the legal rights of LGBT people to ensure equality, and to secure for LGBT individuals basic human and civil rights, such as the right to be free from discrimination.
Education: To educate the LGBT community in Sacramento County about their legal rights; to educate the community at large about the legal rights of LGBT individuals; to be available to judges, government officials, and others for advice regarding issues affecting the LGBT community.
Programs and Activities: To implement activities and programs of particular interest to LGBT individuals within the legal community.
San Diego Psychological Association – LGBT Committee
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Transgender (LGBT) Committee is dedicated to educating the SDPA membership, mental health professionals, and the community of San Diego about LGBT issues. The Committee continues to increase awareness, and provide counseling and support to the San Diego community. They serve as a liaison between the SDPA and the LGBT communities, providing updates and discussion of the issues involved in the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. The Committee is a resource for those practitioners who work with LGBT clients and HIV-infected individuals.
Tom Homman LGBT Bar Association (San Diego)
The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association is dedicated to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues throughout California and the nation. We are also the place for San Diego’s GLBT lawyers to network, build friendships and develop their careers. THLA members are also committed to establishing and maintaining personal connections with local law student community. Through our successful mentor program, we provide encouragement, guidance, insight and friendship.
Our annual events include our Awards Dinner, Networking events, Law Student Receptions, and participation in LavLaw, the nation’s largest conference for GLBT legal issues.
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) is the nation’s oldest and largest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in the field of law. Founded in 1980, BALIF represents its members’ interests in the wider San Francisco Bay Area. BALIF members and supporters include San Francisco Bay Area judges, lawyers, law students and legal workers.
BALIF was founded to encourage LGBT legal professionals to apply to become judges. At the time there were no openly LGBT judges. Today there are many!
BALIF also started the organization that grew to become the now-independent AIDS Legal Referral Panel, which has provided free and low-cost legal assistance to over 72,000 people since it was founded in 1983.
Today, BALIF’s mission has expanded. The group takes action on questions of law and justice that affect the LGBT community; strengthens professional and social ties among LGBT members of the legal profession; builds coalitions with other legal organizations to combat all forms of discrimination; promotes the appointment of LGBT attorneys to the judiciary, public agencies and commissions in the Bay Area; funds scholarships for LGBT laws students and fellowships for public interest lawyers working on LGBT issues, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information of concern to members of the LGBT legal community. BALIF also submits amicus briefs in cases affecting the LGBT community, sponsors resolutions to the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations provides LGBT-focused continuing legal education opportunities and endorses candidates for judicial offices and legal elected positions.
Los Angeles LGBT Bar Association
LGBT Bar LA was founded in 1979 under the original designation, Lawyers for Human Rights in deference to social pressures of the day and professional concerns of some of its members. In earlier years, many gay and lesbian attorneys were confronted with blatant discrimination based on their sexual orientation, whether it was perceived or real. So it made sense that thirty years ago, the association chose a name that suited the group’s goals but did not include the words gay or lesbian.” In the 1990s, the association adopted the acronym name LHR: The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association as a transition from the association’s historic title to a more out-of-the-closet name that would more adequately express the ongoing struggle for equality and celebrate the hard-fought freedoms that our community was beginning to enjoy. That transition is now complete.
On October 19, 2002, at its Twenty-First Annual Dinner LHR: The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association announced that it had adopted a new name: The Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, which would also become known by a more pride-filled acronym tag LGLA. The name change was approved by a vote of the membership and adopted by the Board of Governors to better reflect who the members of the association are and what the association does. As then Co-President C. Abigail Dees stated, “This momentous decision to change our name did not come easily. The name Lawyers for Human Rights became so much more than what was likely ever envisioned. But we are now, at long last, coming out!”
LGBT Law Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association
he Sonoma County Bar Association is proud to announce the formation of a new section: The LGBT Law Section!
This section will focus on education regarding legal issues impacting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, such as: tax implications from the pending Supreme Court’s decisions regarding Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, harassment in the workplace and/or on school campuses, adoptions and marriage/domestic partner dissolutions, community property, estate planning, real estate transactions and taking title, bankruptcy proceedings, criminal law and hate crimes, and many more topics.
Colorado LGBT Bar Association
The Colorado Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (“LGBT”) Bar Association is a voluntary professional association of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender attorneys, judges, paralegals and law students and allies who provide an LGBT presence within Colorado’s legal community. We exist to promote the recognition of civil and human rights; promote sensitivity to legal issues faced by the LGBT community; assure the fair and just treatment of members of the LGBT community; provide opportunities for LGBT attorneys, judges, and law students and allies to interact in a professional setting; build alliances with other diversity bar associations and legal organizations; and enhance the practice and professional expertise of lawyers who serve or who are members of the LGBT community.
LGBT Section of the Delaware State Bar Association
The Section shall address issues that are of importance to attorneys with an interest in legal issues relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people. The Section shall promote the objectives of the Delaware State Bar Association (the “Association”) within the context of professional development, community building, and the study of legal issues as it relates to the Section’s purpose and membership. To that end, it shall be the purpose the LGBT Section to improve the public service rendered by its members in legal matters concerning the LGBT community, to promote the professional development and interests of its members, to provide education to all members of the Association and the Section about legal issues affecting the LGBT community, and to provide a common meeting ground for all attorneys who are interested in the purpose of the LGBT Section.
District of Columbia
LGBT Bar Association of DC
The mission of the LGBT Bar Association of DC is to advance the rights of persons in the LGBT community, to be their voice within the legal community, and to improve their professional lives. Founded in 1990, the LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia is an independent, non-partisan bar association serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lawyers, law students, and legal professionals in the national capital area. The LGBT Bar Association of DC works to advance the interests of the LGBT community, to be their voice within the legal community, and to improve their professional lives. An affiliate of the National LGBT Bar Association, the LGBT Bar Association of DC acts in coalition with other local and national groups dedicated to LGBT concerns.
The LGBT Bar Association of DC’s advocacy and activities on behalf of the LGBT community include:
- Raising issues of concern with officers and directors of the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar and other state and voluntary bars.
- Sponsoring a Mentorship Program.
- Recruiting and training volunteers to provide pro bono legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS through Whitman-Walker Clinic.
- Co-sponsoring the D.C. Bar Candidates Forum and endorsing candidates for local bar offices and the judiciary.
- Hosting continuing legal education programs, social activities and other membership networking events.
- Sponsoring public forums on legal issues of concern to the LGBT community.
Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association
- To establish and maintain an integrated group to support, assist, and encourage gay and lesbian attorneys, legal professionals, and law students, and
- To provide support and resources to the community at large on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) issues
- Founded in 2004, Central Florida GALLA is a regional Voluntary Bar Association of The Florida Bar.
- Central Florida GALLA is a qualified 501(c)(6) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code.
- It is the objective of CFGALLA to establish and maintain an integrated group to support, assist, and encourage gay and lesbian attorneys, legal professionals, and law students, and provide support and resources to the community at large on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues.
Florida Association of LGBT Layers and Allies
Florida Association of LGBT Lawyers & Allies, Inc. (“FALLA”) was founded in 2014 as a joint effort of LGBT attorneys throughout Florida to form a state-wide organization to augment the efforts of various regional LGBT voluntary bar associations.
FALLA provides continuing legal education seminars and presentations as well as social events to help foster and enhance the practice and study of law for LGBT lawyers, law students, judges, paralegals, and legal support services providers, and to stimulate friendships, referral relationships, and professional development for our members and allies in the community.
FALLA’s mission is to actively promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender expression equality and the leadership roles of FALLA’s members in the legal profession, judiciary, and community at large. To achieve these goals, FALLA will uphold the highest standard of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession, promote reform in law, and facilitate the administration of justice.
Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia
Stonewall publishes an online Directory of Attorneys to help you locate the right lawyer to serve your needs.
For more information about upcoming events, view our Events page.
Are you a law student? See how becoming a law student member of Stonewall can be advantageous to you. Make contact with LGBT students at Georgia’s law schools on our Student page.
Hawai’i LGBT Legal Association
Welcome to the Hawai`i LGBT Legal Association — Hawai`i’s first voluntary professional organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) judges, lawyers, legal workers, law students and allies supportive of the organization’s purposes.
Establish and maintain a group to support, assist, and encourage LGBT legal professionals; and
Provide support and resources to the people of Hawai`i on LGBT issues.
- Promote the practice, expertise, and advancement of LGBT legal professionals;
- Provide opportunities for LGBT and allied legal professionals to interact and network in a professional setting;
- Foster participation in pro bono activities supporting the LGBT community;
- Work with LGBT organizations and community groups, as well as other minority bar associations and community groups, to achieve human and civil rights for all people;
- Educate the public on legal issues facing LGBT people;
- Eliminate homophobia and transphobia in the justice system;
- Encourage judicial and governmental appointment of those who oppose discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression;
- Encourage lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and people of transgender and other gender-based identities and expressions to choose law as a career;
- Promote solidarity among LGBT people in the law;
- Assure fair and just treatment of the members of Hawai`i’s LGBT community.
LAGBAC is the association of LGBT legal professionals and allies of Chicago and the surrounding area. LAGBAC is one of the largest and most well-respected LGBT bar organizations in the country. Its members include lawyers, judges and other elected officials, law students, and other legal professionals. Since 1987, LAGBAC has united and strengthened the LGBT legal community by:
- providing its members vast social and networking opportunities;
- presenting hundreds of hours-worth of continuing legal education;
- granting scholarships to law students;
- working with Lambda Legal, the Public Interest Law Initiative, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, and other organizations, to connect students with internships in their areas of interest;
- offering mentoring to students and young lawyers; and
- evaluating candidates for judicial office as a member of the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening.
Kansas City Lesbian, Gay, and Allied Lawyers
Kansas City LEsbian, Gay, and Allied Lawyers (“KC LEGAL”) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) membership association of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (“LGBT”) and allied legal community in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Law students, paralegals and other members of the legal profession are encouraged to become associate members.
KC LEGAL is a nonprofit bar association committed to promoting and supporting the advancement of LGBTQ rights and uniting those within the Kansas City community who advocate for equality and justice.
KC LEGAL is committed to:
- Promoting equality and inclusiveness in the legislature and judiciary;
- Creating opportunities for members of the LGBTQ professional and legal community to meet in a supportive and empowering atmosphere;
- Supporting the next generation of LGBTQ legal professionals through scholarship opportunities and personal engagement; and
- Providing resources supportive of justice and equality to those in and around the Kansas City community.
LGBTQ Bar Association of Maryland
The LGBTQ committee functions as a section within the Maryland State Bar Association.
Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
Founded in 1985, the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association (Mass LGBTQ Bar) is a voluntary state-wide professional association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lawyers and our allies, providing a visible LGBTQ presence within the Massachusetts legal community.
The Mass LGBTQ Bar is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors elected by the general membership. Two seats on the Board are designated specifically for transgender or genderqueer attorneys. Law students, paralegals and other members of the legal profession are encouraged to become non-voting members of the association. We are affiliated with the National LGBT Bar Association and have a seat in the Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates.
Our work focuses on the following themes. For more detailed information about what we do, please read about our Committees and Sections.
Justice. Mass LGBTQ Bar promotes the administration of justice throughout Massachusetts for all persons without regard to their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Education. Mass LGBTQ Bar educates the Massachusetts legal community about legal issues impacting the LGBTQ community, monitors emerging legal trends and participates in legislative hearings and judicial proceedings effecting members of our community.
Support. Mass LGBTQ Bar promotes full and equal participation in the legal profession by lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and transgender people, and actively supports the appointment of qualified members of the LGBTQ community to the judiciary. Through our Mentoring Program, Alec Gray Scholarship, and social events, we provide a professional and social support network for LGBTQ members of the Massachusetts legal community in all areas of professional practice.
Leadership. Mass LGBTQ Bar provides an established, non-partisan, and vocal LGBTQ presence within the Massachusetts legal community; and encourages opportunities for leadership by LGBTQ lawyers in Massachusetts.
There seems to be a Stonewall Bar Association of Michigan, however all searches and links come up misdirected or dry. If you know of this organization, please use our Contact form and provide us a link to their main website and/or social media page so that we may include them.
Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
The Minnesota Lavender Bar Association (MLBA) is the primary Association of attorneys in Minnesota supporting the LGBT Community. MLBA was founded in 1996 as a special project of OutFront Minnesota’s Legal Program. The Association was started in response to the limited opportunities for LGBT lawyers and law students to network, learn together, and address homophobia within the profession. MLBA was reorganized in 1999 as an independent, 501(c)(6), organization, and is an affiliate member of the National LGBT Bar Association.
Since then, MLBA has successfully worked in collaboration with other organizations to expand LGBT equality. Some of these efforts include successfully challenging Minnesota’s “sodomy” law alongside the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, filing amicus curiae briefs challenging sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in federal and state court, and lobbying against attempts to amend Minnesota’s Constitution to ban the legal recognition of same sex couples. MLBA continues to advocate for fairness and equality for all Minnesota citizens through its partnerships with other nonprofit organizations and bar associations, its success being due to the volunteering efforts of MLBA members and its board of directors.
MLBA is an active and dynamic organization that builds community among members through quality educational programs, networking opportunities, and social events. MLBA proudly supports LGBT and allied efforts that promote equality and diversity in hopes of creating a community supportive of all professionals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.
State Bar of Nevada – LGBT Section
The LGBT Section mission is to further the knowledge of the members of the Section in LGBT issues; to assist the State Bar of Nevada in the development of the legislative program of the State Bar of Nevada pertaining to LGBT issues relating to all areas of the law; to assist, when called upon by the Board of Governors in the formulation, administration and implementation of programs, forums, and other activities for the education of members of the State Bar, governmental entities, and the community at large in LGBT issues and laws related thereto; to encourage all members of the State Bar of Nevada who practice in ares of the law involving LGBT issues to participate in the Section; to act upon all matters germane to its purposes as so describbed or referred to it by the Board of Governors; and to make recommendations to the Board of Governors.
New Mexico Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association
If you know of this organization, please use our Contact form and provide us a link to their main website and/or social media page so that we may include them.
LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
Focused on the greater New York metropolitan area, LeGaL is dedicated to improving the administration of the law, ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community, promoting the expertise and advancement of LGBT legal professionals, and serving the larger community.
We are also committed to:
- Educating the public on legal issues facing LGBT people;
- Fostering membership participation in pro bono activities benefiting the LGBT community;
- Eliminating homophobia and transphobia in the justice system;
- Encouraging judicial and other governmental appointments of those who oppose discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity;
- Encouraging members of the LGBT community to choose law as a career; and
- Promoting solidarity among members of the LGBT legal community.
Nevada State Bar Association – LGBT Section
This organization at one time or still does have an LGBT Section. However, the links on their website are broken and it says in the URL ” https://www.nvbar.org/member-services-3895/sections/lgbt-section__trashed/”
North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys (NC GALA)
We have been in existence since 1995, after approximately 50 North Carolina lawyers met with law students and representatives from lesbian and gay activist groups. As a result of this meeting, a statewide professional organization for North Carolina’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community was formed. Through its members and activities, this organization provides attorney referrals, visibility, and support for the LGBT community. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization, and we welcome the participation of our straight friends.
Columbus Bar Association – LGBT Committee
The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) Committee of the Columbus Bar Association seeks to bring together lawyers and legal professionals interested in the different facets of the LGBT community: those who represent members of the LGBT community, those who are members of the LGBT community, and those who share an interest in the laws and public policies related to the LGBT community. In an effort to better serve clients and the profession, the members of the LGBT Committee join together to share ideas and to update Columbus Bar members on topics of concern to all who participate in the field of LGBT law or deal with LGBT legal and public policy issues.
The LGBT Committee also seeks to create networking, social and mentoring opportunities and support systems within the LGBT law community to help committee members build successful and rewarding professional lives.
LGBT Bar Association of Oregon
- To promote the fair and just treatment of all people under the law regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
- To further the professional development and advancement of LGBT lawyers, legal workers and law students
- To offer social opportunities for LGBT lawyers, legal workers and law students
- To identify and eliminate the causes and conditions of prejudice in our society
- To educate the public, the legal profession and the LGBT community about legal issues affecting the LGBT community
- To promote a spirit of unity, while valuing the diversity of our community
The purpose of this organization is also to increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
Gay and Lesbian Lawyer of Philadelphia
Allegheny County Bar Association – LGBT Rights Committee (Pittsburgh)
The LGBT Rights Committee brings together lawyers, judges, law professors, law students, and other legal professionals interested in addressing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and advancing equality for sexual minority persons and their families. The Committee seeks to create educational, networking and mentoring opportunities for LGBT individuals and their allies. The Committee will monitor, make recommendations, and conduct educational programming on issues and developments in the law having an impact on LGBT people in the public and in the legal profession.
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association
The Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association is a not-for-profit corporation and its members include LGBT attorneys, paralegals, law students and other legal professionals, as well as their “straight allies” in the legal profession. Formed in 2010, the TN SBA provides support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) lawyers and legal professionals working in Tennessee, especially those practicing in the greater Nashville area.
The Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association is dedicated to promoting LGBT inclusion and civil equality both in Tennessee’s legal community and the state’s general population. There are several ways that the Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals living in the state. In the past, the Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association has hosted legal clinics in conjunction with Nashville’s gay pride festival to assist people with legal issues specifically affecting the local LGBT community. The Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association also educates people of their rights by holding speaker events on various legislative bills that may impact the civil rights of lesbians, bisexuals, gays, and transgenders living and working in Tennessee. In addition to being active in the community, the Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association also provides several benefits to its members. Members frequently attend the meetings held each quarter in order to network with one another and keep up-to-date on relevant and current legal events/cases. The Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association also provides members a way to get involved in advocating for LGBT rights by bringing them together to write amicus briefs for appealed cases dealing with the civil rights of the LGBT community.
Austin LGBT Bar Association
They have a website yet it is currently experiencing issues. Here’s a link to their Facebook pages >> https://www.facebook.com/pg/AustinLGBTBarAssociation/
Dallas LGBT Bar Association
The Dallas LGBT Bar Association is a sister bar association to the Dallas Bar Association. The Dallas LGBT Bar Association is composed of lawyers, law students, para-professionals, and related professional allies who share an interest in the laws that affect and protect the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston
SLAGH is a voluntary professional association of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally attorneys, judges, paralegals, and law students who provide an LGBT presence within the greater Houston legal community.
We welcome new members who share in our desire to encourage the recognition of civil and human rights, promote sensitivity to legal issues faced by the LGBT community and those living with HIV, assure the fair and just treatment of members of the LGBT community, provide opportunities for LGBT attorneys, judges, law students, and allies to interact in a professional setting, build alliances with other minority bar associations and legal organizations, and enhance the practice and professional expertise of lawyers who serve or are members of the LGBT community.
San Antonio LGBT Bar Association
The San Antonio LGBT Bar Association is a 501(c)(3) association of attorneys based in San Antonio, Texas. The LGBT Bar was officially established in 2016 for the purposes of promoting education on issues relating to LGBT law, providing a common forum for individuals interested in the legal issues of LGBT people, and raising the profile and acceptance of LGBT individuals in the legal community.
LGBT and Allied Lawyers of Utah
Virginia Equality Bar Association
We seek to secure equality for the LGBT community and oppose discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We provide legal education, resources, and information to legal community and the public.
LGBT Bar Association of Wahington
QLaw Association is an association of LGBT legal professionals and their friends. Serving as a voice of LGBT lawyers and other legal professionals in the State of Washington on issues relating to diversity and equality in the legal profession, in the courts, and under the law, the organization has five purposes:
- to provide opportunities for members of the LGBT legal community to meet in a supportive, professional atmosphere to exchange ideas and information;
- to further the professional development of LGBT legal professionals and law students;
- to educate the public, the legal profession, and the courts about legal issues of particular concern to the LGBT community;
- to empower members of the LGBT community by improving access to the legal and judicial system and sponsoring education programs;
- and to promote and encourage the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys in the legal profession.
The Law Student Outreach Committee welcomes applications from law students and attorneys in their first few years of practice for the QLaw Mentorship Program. The goal of the program is to help prepare law students and new attorneys for a successful legal career.
LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin
The LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin is an association of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender legal professionals and their allies. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the About Us section.
The LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin is an inclusive group and welcomes anyone who wants to join or support our mission, LGBTQ individuals and allies alike. The Bar was founded in 2014 with a primary focus on increasing the visibility of LGBTQ individuals and allies within the legal profession. We hope to foster a sense of community among LGBTQ individuals and allies within the legal community and beyond and to bring awareness to LGBT issues throughout the state.
Our mission is to (a) promote the professional development and advancement of gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender legal professionals, including practicing lawyers, non-practicing lawyers, judges, law educators, government officials, law students, and other legal professionals; (b) provide a supportive environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and information of importance to the gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender professional community; and (c) advance the elimination of discrimination based upon actual or perceived homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender, transsexuality, gender-related identity, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, or military status in the community at large through educational initiatives, training programs, and collaboration with organizations committed to the same.