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Pride Month Web Resources

LGBT Pride Month

This is a sampling of the many organizations that serve the LGBT community in Greater Washington. To add your organization to this list Click Here.

 

Advocacy

Equality Maryland

Equality Maryland works to secure and protect the rights of LGBT Marylanders by promoting legislative initiatives on the state, county and municipal levels.

Equality Prince William

Equality Prince William works to make Prince William County, Virginia and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park a welcoming place for all its residents -- gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight.

Equality Virginia

Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Virginians.

Gay District

Through a synthesis of interpersonal interaction and community involvement, we aim to promote a more productive GBTQQ community and an enlightened understanding of gay urban living. In addition, we believe that our program will encourage them to become more active in the social justice arena. We strive to reach our mission through facilitated discussions, and regular and ongoing happy hours, weekend outings, community and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, and other occasions created by and for our participants.

Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of DC

GLAA is a volunteer, non-partisan, advocacy organization devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence

The primary mission of Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) is to work to reduce violence against LGBT individuals (and those perceived as LGBT) through community outreach, education and monitoring cases to ensure that the rights and dignity of LGBT victims are respected and protected.

Gender Rights Maryland

The purpose of Gender Rights Maryland is to promote civil rights, education, tolerance, equality and acceptance on the basis of sex and gender identity/expression in the State of Maryland.

Gill Foundation

The Gill Foundation is one of the nation's leading funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The foundation makes tax-deductible grants to nonprofit organizations that advance equality.

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization envisioning an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a nonprofit, national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC)

The National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) is committed to improving the health and well-being of black gay men through advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education and training.

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Coalition for LGBT Health

The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education and training.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

NOW

NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody and military policies.

Outright Action International

Outright International Staff work alongside LGBTIQ activists around the world to help identify community-generated and focused solutions and guide policymakers towards lasting change.

PFLAG Baltimore

PFLAG Baltimore is the Baltimore chapter of a volunteer and community-based organization of parents, family and friends of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered persons.

PFLAG Washington, DC Metro Area

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the equality and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends.

SAGE Metro DC

SAGE Metro DC (formerly the Elder Think Tank) is a program of the DC Center that provides support and advocacy for the aging LGBT populations of the DC metropolitan area and those who provide services to them.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

SLDN is a national, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance.

The DC Trans Coalition

The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) is a volunteer, grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity and equal access for transsexual, transgender and gender-diverse people in the District of Columbia.

Trans Legal Advocates of Washington (TransLAW)

Trans Legal Advocates of Washington (TransLAW) aims to meet the legal needs of transgender clients by serving them for free in a clinic setting through their partnership with Whitman-Walker Health. TransLAW provides financial assistance to clients who might otherwise be unable to afford to change their name and gender markers on identity documents, and by training legal services organizations and legal professionals.

 

Arts and Events

Baltimore Pride

The Baltimore Pride Celebration is a program of the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, a community-based organization whose mission is to provide support, education, outreach and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) individuals and their allies, through programs, services and resources.

Capital Pride

Capital Pride is the annual celebration of the LGBT community in the nation’s capital.

Capital Trans Pride

Capital Trans Pride is an official full-day Capital Pride event, celebrating the Washington, DC metro area Transgender community.

DC Black Pride

The mission of Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day, Inc. (BLGPD) is to increase awareness of and pride in the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in the African-American community as well as support organizations that focus on health disparities, education, youth and families.

DC Different Drummers

DC's Different Drummers is a music organization for the LGBT community and their family and friends with several performing groups including the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band (CPSB), Capitol Pride Winds, DC Swing! big band, DCDD Marching Band, Pep Band and several small ensembles.

DC Gay and Lesbian Professionals

A club for people who want to expand their professional network. Members are invited to attend LGBTQ professional networking social events at gay-friendly lounges in Washington, D.C.

Fortissima

Fortissima is committed to music, social justice and is open to all sopranos and altos, regardless of gender, and without audition.

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington delights audiences and champions gay equality with robust artistry, fun and surprise.

Lambda Literary

The Lambda Literary Foundation aims to promote LGBT literature through programs that encourage development of emerging writers.

New Wave Singers Of Baltimore

The New Wave Singers of Baltimore (New Wave) is a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and straight people (GLBTS) making music that matters.

OutWrite

OutWrite provides a space for LGBT authors to share and discuss their work with the community through book readings, lectures and community discussions.

Reel Affirmations

Reel Affirmations is Washington DC's international LGBT film festival. Since its first festival, Reel Affirmations has grown to include a companion Pride Film Festival, special screenings throughout the year with a variety of community partnerships and a grant program to support LGBT filmmakers.

The DC Queer Theatre Festival

The DC Queer Theatre Festival unleashes and celebrates the underrepresented voices and diversity of artists, audiences and the community.

Youth Pride Alliance

Youth Pride Alliance is responsible for the annual production of Youth Pride Day as well other events for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning youth throughout the year.

 

Centers and Services

Food and Friends

The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling.

GLBT National Help Center

The GLBT National Help Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity.

HOPE DC

HOPE DC is here to assist the social and informational needs of HIV positive gay men and others in the Washington DC area.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community

The DC Center for the LGBT Community is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center for the Metro DC Area.

 

Clubs and Groups

Adventuring

Adventuring is a non-membership, all-volunteer organization that encourages and publicizes group outdoor activities.

Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association

The Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association (Alexandria GLCA) is a nonpartisan organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, that strives to enhance the quality of life for the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community through social activities, political awareness and community service.

Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance

AGLA is a grassroots membership organization that strives to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of the Arlington gay and lesbian community through education and leadership.

Beltway Bears

A social club for bears/cubs/admirerers that create and participate in activities of companionship, fulfilling a significant role in the larger GLBTQI community.

BookMen DC

Book Men DC is an informal group of men who are interested in gay literature (both fiction and non-fiction).

DC Bi & Lesbian Married Women

Bi & Lesbian Married Women, formerly a subgroup of Bi Network DC (BNDC), is a list to provide online social space and support for queer women who are married, in long-term relationships with men or who are contemplating such a relationship.

DC Lambda Squares

DC Lambda Squares is a lesbian- and gay-inclusive square dance club serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

KhushDC

KhushDC is a social, support and political group that provides a safe and supportive environment, promotes awareness and acceptance and fosters positive cultural and sexual identity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and additional gender or sexual minority South Asians in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

MAGIC DC

MAGIC DC (Metro Area Gender Identity Connection of Washington DC) is a peer support group for Transsexual, Gender Queer and other Gender Identity Questioning people living in the greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

Prime Timers of Central Virginia

Prime Timers  of Central Virginia are older gay or bisexual men and younger adult men who admire mature men.

Prime Timers of Washington DC

Prime Timers of Washington, DC is a social organization for older gay and bisexual men and their admirers.

Spartan Motorcycle Club

Spartan Motorcycle Club's mission is to promote motorcycle riding among gay men of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD area.

The Dulles Triangles

The Dulles Triangles is a well-rounded social club for LGBT community members, including friends and family, that offers an alternative outlet for social activities, promotes both physical and mental well-being and participates in gay community activities and services.

Women in Their Thirties

Women in their Thirties is a social group for les/bi/trans/queer woman in their thirties looking to build a little community in the DC area.

Women in Their Twenties

Women in Their 20s is a  social discussion group for lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and all women interested in women in Washington, D.C.

495 Bears

A bear club for gay men with an open membership with a focus on creating recurring and sustaining bear activities across the metro DC area, northern Virginia and surrounding areas.

 

Employment and Education Resources

Career Development at the DC Center.

The DC Center's career development program brings trained and experienced volunteer human resource professionals to offer support with job searches, interviews skills, resume writing and individual career goal counseling.

Out for Work

Out for Work functions as a complimentary component in the total educational experience of LGBT students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation and implementation of career plans and opportunities.

Strive DC

STRIVE DC helps chronically unemployed people in the Washington, DC area transform their lives through employment.

 

Faith-Based Organizations

Affirmation DC

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons has been serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and intersexed Mormons, their families and friends since 1977.

Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists

The mission of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists is to create and support a community of churches, organizations and individuals committed to the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the full life and mission of Baptist churches.

Bet Mishpachah Synagogue

Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian and mutually supportive community.

Celebration Center for Spiritual Living

Celebration Center is a New Thought, welcoming spiritual community rooted in the conviction that prayer works. The purpose of Celebration Center is to raise consciousness of all and to foster prosperity in every aspect of life.

Centers for Spiritual Living

Centers for Spiritual Living is a radically inclusive and spiritually progressive community of thriving individuals committed to revealing the world that works for everyone.

Church of the Pilgrims

A contemporary church with a diverse congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church

Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church is a congregation of all ages, from different religious backgrounds, who gather together for spiritual and social community.

DC Radical Faeries

The DC Radical Faeries is a community-based organization of men and women who explore queer spirituality, promoting an understanding of Earth-based religions and interfaith cooperation

Dignity Northern Virginia

Dignity NOVA is a welcoming community of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Catholics, their families and friends.

Dignity Washington

Dignity Washington is a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Catholics and other Christians, their families and friends.

First Congregational United Church of Christ

First Congregational United Church of Christ is in the heart of Washington, D.C. and welcomes people of all ages, abilities, racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, and beliefs to share and grow in faith through worship, prayer, education, mutual support and social action.

The Gathering International Worship Center

The Gathering is a ministry committed to bringing people into a true relationship with God through spiritual transformation. The ministry is designed to create a bridge that reconnects those individuals who have a desire to unite with God in a more transcendent manner.

GLOE – GLBT Outreach & Engagement at the DCJCC

As the GLBT portal of the 16th Street J, The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach and Engagement (GLOE) engages metropolitan Washington’s GLBT Jewish community by sponsoring original programming and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Washington DCJCC.

Hope United Church of Christ

Hope United Church of Christ welcomes all people and celebrates diversity of race, ethnic heritage, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Institute for Welcoming Resources

The Institute for Welcoming Resources is a group of denominational representatives whose purpose is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Luther Place Memorial Church

Luther Place Memorial Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, welcoming of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, race or ethnicity, nationality, (dis)abilities or their class.

Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia

Since its founding in 1981, MCC NOVA has been a spiritual and community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer-identified folks, their friends, families and allies, in the heart of Fairfax, VA.

Metropolitan Community Church of Baltimore

MCC BALTIMORE invites everyone seeking a diverse Christian Community.

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC

The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (MCC-DC) is a Christian Church with a special ministry to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

More Light Presbytarians

More Light Presbyterians engages over 210 congregations and thousands of individuals in the Presbyterian Church (USA), enabling Presbyterians to lead LGBTQ service and advocacy in communities nationwide. More Light's mission has always been to empower equip individuals and congregations to live into their welcome for LGBTQ people.

National City Christian Church

National City Christian Church, the national church for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), welcomes all who are searching for a spiritual home.

New Light MCC Hagerstown

New Light MCC Hagerstown's mission is to reach the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Affirming community, family and friends by providing a Christ-centered, safe and nurturing environment for spiritual growth.

New Ways Ministry

New Ways Ministry is a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics as well as reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.

Ravensworth Baptist Church

Ravensworth Baptist Church is an inclusive and welcoming Christian community where expressing the love of God to all people is central to worship, study and service.

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

A broad-based, national, interfaith movement that brings the moral force of religion to protect and advance reproductive health, choice, rights and justice through education, prophetic witness, pastoral presence and advocacy.

Silver Spring United Methodist Church

A Reconciling congregation where believers, seekers and doubters of every race, ethnicity, age, ability, socioeconomic status, gender identity and sexual orientation are valued as beloved children of God.

St. John's Norwood Episcopal Church

St. John's is a vibrant, growing Episcopal church in the heart of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Maryland - just minutes from the Bethesda Metro station. The members of St. John's represent a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, political affiliations, family configurations, sexual orientations, abilities and religious traditions.

St. Thomas Parish

St. Thomas's Parish is a progressive congregation of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Washington.

Temple Sinai

The mission of Temple Sinai is to be a center for those who seek to develop and enhance their Jewish identity through worship of God, ritual life, education, social action, concern for Israel and cultural involvement, with an emphasis on the enduring Jewish values expressed by the Reform movement.

Unity Fellowship Church of Washington DC

Unity Fellowship Church of Washington, DC is committed to the elimination of discrimination based on class, gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability and religious and cultural background.

Westminster Presbyterian.

Westminster Presbyterian is a small, diverse, informal, lively urban congregation 1/2 mile south of the National Air and Space Museum.

World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews

The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah consists of around 50 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

Fundraising and Philanthropy

Brother, Help Thyself Inc.

Brother, Help Thyself Inc. is a community based organization that provides financial and other support to non-profit organizations serving the GLBTQ and HIV/AIDS community in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metro area.

Burgundy Crescent Volunteers.

Burgundy Crescent Volunteers (BCV) is a source of volunteers for local and national gay and gay-friendly community organizations in the Washington, DC area and a source of social activities for volunteers.

Cherry Fund

The Cherry Fund is an independent, all-volunteer foundation that raises funds for the HIV/AIDS youth service community.

Imperial Court of Washington DC

The mission of the Imperial Court of Washington, D.C. is to raise funds for organizations, including but not limited to those supporting just the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community: HIV/AIDS services organizations, social service organizations and youth enrichment programs.

Team DC

Team DC is a charitable organization established to educate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation.

 

Health and Safety

American Medical Student Association Committee on Gender and Sexuality

Recognizing that discrimination based on gender and sexuality stems from common roots in sexism and heterosexism, the Gender and Sexuality committee is dedicated to assuring equal access to medical care and equality within medical education.

Carl Vogel Center

Carl Vogel Center is a community-based organization that provides multidisciplinary and integrated medical healthcare that embodies all aspects of a person's physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Casa Ruby

Casa Ruby is the only grassroots bilingual, multicultural LGBT organization providing life saving services and programs to the most vulnerable in the LGBT community. Casa Ruby operates a drop-in center and safe space 6 days a week, providing hot meals, clothing exchange, career development and social services to transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.

Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center

The LGBT Health Resource Center's goal is to provide LGBTQ individuals and their families with welcoming access to expert health information and resources that will enhance wellness and quality of life.

DC Crystal Meth Working Group

The DC Crystal Meth Working Group consists of individual members of the local community and local organizations dedicated to providing information and resources that help people make informed choices about crystal meth.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Counseling

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Counseling is an experienced group of lesbian, gay and bisexual mental health professionals dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBT community.

Mary's House for Older Adults

Mary's House is an independent residential facility targeting older LGBT adults in the Fort Dupont Park section of historic Washington, D.C. providing a communal, independent living experience for adults age 60 years of age or older.

Mautner Project

The Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through primary medical care, support services, education and advocacy.

Metro Teen AIDS

Metro TeenAIDS is dedicated to eliminating HIV infection among young people in the Washington DC metropolitan area by offering programming that promotes mental, physical and spiritual health and provides the support and encouragement necessary to enhance their behavior and improve their self-efficacy.

National Minority AIDS Council

The National Minority AIDS Council's mission is to develop leadership in communities of color to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Pets DC

PETS-DC is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets.

Rainbow Response

Rainbow Response is a grassroots coalition of organizations and leaders from the LGBTQ communities, traditional domestic violence service providers and government agencies collaborating to increase awareness about Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) amid the relationships of LGBTQ individuals.

The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies

NALGAP provides information, training, networking and advocacy as well as support for addiction professionals, individuals in recovery and others concerned about LGBT health.

The DC Center HIV Working Group

The HIV Working Group is a volunteer driven HIV/AIDS outreach, education and advocacy initiative of The DC Center.

The Triangle Club

The Triangle Club provides a safe and dependable space where GLBT people may hold their meetings in accordance with the 12 Steps and Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon.

Us Helping Us

The mission of Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc. (UHU) is to improve the health and well-being of Black gay men through innovative programs and services, and -- through a vision of inclusiveness – to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in the entire Black community.

Whitman-Walker Health

Whitman-Walker Health is a Washington DC community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS care and lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender care.

NAMI - LGBT Support

Knowing what challenges you may face as a member of the LGBTQ community and how to find and work with LGBTQ-inclusive providers can help ensure more positive outcomes.

 

Historical Projects

Historical Association: Committee of Lesbian and Gay History

The Committee of Lesbian and Gay History promotes the study of homosexuality in the past and present by facilitating communication among scholars in a variety of disciplines working on a variety of cultures.

Rainbow History Project

Rainbow History Project works to collect, preserve, and promote an active knowledge of the history, arts, and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities in metropolitan Washington, DC.

The Latino GLBT History Project

The mission of the  Latino GLBT History Project is to investigate, collect, preserve and educate the public about the history, culture, heritage, arts, social and rich contributions of the Latino GLBT community in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

 

Law Enforcement and Government

DC Mayor's Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs

The Mayor’s Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Affairs provides constituent services and information to the GLBT communities through community outreach, public education activities and advises the Mayor and the DC Government on the needs of the GLBT residents of the District of Columbia through technical assistance and training.

Department of Corrections' Transgender Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Department of Corrections formed the Transgender Advisory Council to serve as a link between DOC, the transgender community and its stakeholder organizations.

 

Media

Brightest Young Things

Brightest Young Things (BYT) is an online magazine and event production company and marketing agency. BYT publishes original articles, interviews, guides and calendars pertaining to "food", "style", "music", "art", "theater", "film", "gays" and "social" events.

Metro Weekly

Metro Weekly has served Washington, DC's gay and lesbian community since May 1994.

Tagg

Tagg magazine is an innovative, lesbian-focused magazine that is distributed throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.

The Washington Blade

The Washington Blade covers LGBT news--locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Political Organizations

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund is the nation's largest LGBT political action committee and the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government.

Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.

The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club is a voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Democrats in the District of Columbia.

Log Cabin Republicans - DC Chapter

Log Cabin DC is part of the national Log Cabin Republican effort to achieve fairness and equality for gay and lesbian individuals and families who simply seek to participate in the responsibilities and privileges enjoyed by heterosexual Americans.

The LGBT Democrats of Virginia

The LGBT Democrats of Virginia is a partnership between the LGBT Democrats of Virginia Caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia and the LGBT Democrats of Virginia PAC (Political Action Committee).

 

Sports Groups

Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association

The Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA) is a charitable and social organization whose primary purpose is to promote the sport of rodeo and foster country and western lifestyles in the gay and lesbian community.

Capital Area Rainbowlers Association

CARA is a member-supported organization composed of gay and lesbian bowling leagues in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Capital City Volleyball

Capital City Volleyball (CCV) offers opportunities to play indoor and outdoor volleyball for the LGBT community in the DC metropolitan area.

Capital Climbers

Capital Climbers is a group of LGBTQ climbers in the DC metro area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Capital Splats

Capital Splats is an LGBQ and Ally non-profit racquetball organization located in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Capital Tennis Association

The Capital Tennis Association coordinates and promotes tennis programs within the Washington DC metropolitan gay and lesbian community.

Charm City Volleyball

Charm City Volleyball is a gay and lesbian volleyball organization serving Baltimore and DC.

Cheer DC

Cheer DC is an all volunteer cheer squad committed to raising funds, awareness and spirit in the LGBT community and beyond. The team focuses on supporting DC's gay community, cheering for various LGBT sports teams in the area and participating in Pride and other community events.

Chesapeake & Potomac Softball

CAPS was founded in 1983 to establish a friendly place for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the greater Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area to play softball, learn and/or enhance softball skills and meet new people.

D.C. Strokes Rowing Club

DC Strokes' mission is to introduce and promote the sport of rowing to the Lesbian,  Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and its allies.

DC Aquatics Club

DCAC is a high-energy swim team and social club whose mission is to promote competitive and fitness swimming for lesbians, gays and their friends in a team-oriented, professionally-coached setting.

DC Front Runners

DC Front Runners is a running, walking and social club for gay people and friends in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

DC Gay Flag Football League

DCGFFL is the inclusive flag football organization that engages in recreational and competitive flag football.

DC Nationals Hockey Club

The DC Nationals Hockey Club is an organization of gay or gay-friendly men and women with an interest in ice hockey.

DC Pride Volleyball League

DC Pride Volleyball League (DCPVL) is a volleyball organization serving the LGBT community and its straight allies in the Washington, D.C. metro area. DCPVL is committed to creating a social and competitive environment for individuals of all genders to meet new people and improve volleyball skills.

DC Rawhides

Same-sex country western dancing is a long-standing tradition in the DC area and the DC Rawhides are committed to ensuring that the tradition lives on. DC Rawhides's goal is to promote country western dancing among the LGBT community by teaching and holding dances.

DC Sentinels

DC Sentinels provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender basketball players and their friends opportunities to participate in sporting, recreational, social and charitable activities.

Federal Triangles Soccer Club

FTSC is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to promote the growth of soccer and foster a sense of community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and GLBT-friendly players.

Flaming Football

Flaming Football on the Mall is a weekly informal two-hand touch football for anyone interested.

Lambda Divers

Lambda Divers is a nonprofit, social organization dedicated to promoting scuba diving among the members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual community.

Lambda Links

Lambda Links promotes and provides a social forum for golf camaraderie for gay, lesbian and transgendered people regardless of faith, ethnicity, race, age or ability.

OutRiders

OutRiders is a metro DC cycling group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer community and their allies. Rides are primarily in DC, Virginia and Maryland and range from weekend rides of 20 to 60 miles, to mostly shorter mid-week after work bike rides.

Rainbow Spinnakers

Rainbow Spinnakers is comprised of a diverse groupe of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight sailing enthusiasts who live, work or play in the Washington D.C., Baltimore and Chesapeake Area.

Ski Bums

Ski Bums hosts social events and group trips for LGBT skiers and snowboarders to ski resorts all over the world.

Stonewall Billiards

Stonewall Billiards is a new DC-based, adult, recreational sports league that operates as a non-profit to promote an active lifestyle, local community engagement and a safe space for the LGBT and Allied community to play sports.

Stonewall Bocce

Stonewall Bocce is operated as a non-profit. Stonewall Bocce teams play in support of local and national charities, many with a focus on LGBT issues.

Stonewall Darts

Stonewall Darts, a member of Stonewall Sports, is operated as a non-profit, whose teams play in support of charities, many with a focus on LGBT issues.

Stonewall Dodgeball

Stonewall Dodgeball-DC is a DC-based, adult, recreational dodgeball league that operates as a non-profit to promote an active lifestyle, local community engagement and a safe space for the LGBT and Allied community to play sports.

Stonewall Kickball

Stonewall Kickball is a kickball league for the LGBT community and straight allies.

Ultimate OUT

Ultimate Out is the only LGBT ultimate frisbee team in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Renegades

The Washington Renegades is a Division III rugby union football club, member of the Potomac Rugby Union and USA Rugby, that welcomes players regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or income.

Washington Wetskins

The Washington Wetskins is a water polo team that openly welcomes men and women who identify as gay, straight or bisexual.

 

Student Groups

Allied in Pride

Allied in Pride is a student organization at The George Washington University that works toward building a happy, healthy and equal environment for the LGBT community on campus.

Arrows  & Aces

A social/support group for students identifying on the asexual and aromantic spectrums at George Mason University.

AU Queers and Allies

AU Queers and Allies strives to defend and protect the rights and interests of members and the American University lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) community as a whole.

Coalition of Activist Students Celebrating the Acceptance of Diversity and Equality (CASCADE)

CASCADE is an acronym for the Coalition of Activist Students Celebrating Acceptance of Diversity and Equality. It is the bisexual, lesbian, allied and gay organization of students at Howard University and its mission is to celebrate, educate and advocate for the diversity and equality of the LGBTQA community.

CUAllies

CUAllies is the preeminent on-campus advocate for equal representation and treatment of LGBTQIA+ students at the Catholic University of America.

Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity (DC Chapter)

Delta Lambda Phi is a national social fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive college students and recent graduates and the Alpha chapter in DC was its first chapter.

Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA)

Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) is the LGBTQ student organization on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University.

GMU Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance is a student organization run through the GMU LGBTQ Resource office. Pride Alliance celebrates and connects folks of all genders, sexualities, orientations and expressions.

GU Pride at Georgetown University

GU Pride is Georgetown University's group for LGBTQIA students, providing academic, political and social programming for the whole Georgetown community.

Lambda Chapter of Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc

Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Incorporated (DPhiU) is an international service organization first established by gay men of color, whose membership now includes gay, bisexual and progressive men who exemplify its motto of “Service Without Expectation."

Male-Identified Queers

MIQ is Pride Alliance's small group for male-identified members of the Gender and/or Sexual Minority (GSM) community at the University of Maryland.

Rainbow Society

Rainbow Society is an LGBTQ and Ally student organization at Gallaudet University. Rainbow Society seeks to empower its members, unite LGBTQ and ally students on campus and gather students through numerous social events.

SmithOUT

SmithOUT was established for the purpose of creating an official LGBTA presence within the Smith community in order to provide opportunities for professional development and social networking for LGBTQA students interested in business at the University of Maryland.

Spectrum

Spectrum at Loyola University Maryland is an all-inclusive group for LGBTQ students and their allies.

TQ Mason

TQ Mason is GMU's trans* inclusive support/action group open to people of all genders, identities, expressions and sexualities. TQ Mason's goal is to provide a safe and supportive space to talk about issues relevant to the community or the lives of those within it.

The One Projet

The One Project is the First-Year Experience program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally students at the University of Maryland. It is a comprehensive approach to ensure that LGBTQIA-identifying first year students make a successful transition to college.

Theta Pi Sigma - Epsilon Chapter

The purpose and objective of Theta Pi Sigma is to strengthen Greek Life at the University of Maryland by providing a vehicle for positive leadership, change and growth in the queer, transsexual, transgender, questioning, pansexual, lesbian, intersex, gender-queer, gay, bisexual, asexual and ally communities.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Maryland

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Maryland works to promote the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer students on campus.

UMD Pride Alliance

UMD's Pride Alliance exists to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ students within the University of Maryland, College Park community.

 

Workplace and Associations

American College Personnel Association, Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Awareness

The purpose of the American College Personnel Association, Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Awareness is to increase awareness, eliminate oppression and provide support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in higher education, for faculty, students and staff.

Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

CAGLCC is the nonpartisan, mostly-volunteer network of nearly 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally professionals who own or are employed by businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care professionals.

Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies

GLIFAA, officially recognized by the U.S. State Department, represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender personnel and their families in the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service and other foreign affairs agencies and offices in the U.S. Government.

LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia

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.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The NGLCC is a business advocate and direct link between LGBT business owners, corporations and government.

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists 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.

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association

The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations.

Pride at Work

Pride At Work is an officially recognized constituency group of the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations, organizing mutual support between the organized labor movement and the LGBT community for social and economic justice.

U.S. Department of Justice Pride

The Department of Justice Pride (DOJ Pride) serves as the recognized organization for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered employees working in the Department of Justice’s offices, boards and divisions.

 

Youth and Family

Bonus Round's Gay Youth Page

Bonus Round's Gay Youth Page is a resource web page for teens and young adults who might be gay or have friends who have same gender attraction.

Family Equity Council

Family Equity Council connects, supports and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country and their six million children. Family Equity Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved and celebrated - especially those with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and/or queer.

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC)

Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC) is the only organization founded by the partners of actively-seeking military personnel. MPFC's mission is to provide support, education, resources and advocacy for LGBT and similarly-identified military families.

Rainbow Families DC

Rainbow Families DC is the organization for all LGBT parents / prospective parents and their allies in the DC Metropolitan area.

Rainbow Youth Alliance

The Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) supports the community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning teens and their allies. RYA is a safe space for rainbow teens to ask questions, find mutual support and learn information pertinent to their lives.

SMYAL

The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) is the only Washington, DC metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth.

 

 

Hotlines

CDC Information Line 800-CDC-INFO

LGBT National Hotline 1-888-843-4564

LGBT National Youth Hotline 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)

National Gay Helpline 1-800-398-GAYS (4297)

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline 1-888-234-SAGE (7243)

Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Helpline (Suicide) 1-866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860

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