This information is provided by MPIPP as a public service. Please note that these links are not all-inclusive nor does a listing on this web page imply an endorsement of any particular organization.
MPIPP NATIONAL PARTNERS:
Association - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Concerns Office:
The LGBT Concerns Office is part of APA's Public Interest Directorate. This website contains additional information including resources, publications, programs, services and APA's Committee on LGBT Concerns.
Rockway Institute (a
national center for LGBT psychology
research, education and policy):
MICHIGAN RESOURCES and ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS:
ACLU of Michigan: www.aclumich.org
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Affirmations is a non-profit organization serving people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. It is housed in a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility in the heart of Ferndale, a thriving gay-friendly community located on the northern border of Detroit.
Association of Straight Allies: www.associationofstraightallies.org
The Association of Straight Allies is a group of people who take a strong stand against misinformation, discrimination, bigotry, spiritual abuse, homophobia, heterosexism, violence and any and all unfair treatment towards the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
Kalamazoo Alliance for Equality (KAFE): www.kalamazooalliance.org
The Kalamazoo Alliance for Equality (KAFE) was formed in 2006 to work towards obtaining equal rights for the LGBT community in the Kalamazoo Metro area and beyond.
Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center: www.kglrc.org
The vision of the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center is to provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and to create a bridge of understanding among all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Michigan Equality: www.michiganequality.org
Founded in 1999, Michigan Equality is a statewide organization dedicated to building and using political power to promote equality and eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Michigan Messenger: michiganmessenger.com
Michigan Messenger is an independently-produced political news daily featuring original and investigative reporting, which is part of the Center for Independent Media (CIM).
Pride Source: www.pridesource.com
Founded in 1993, Pride Source Media Group publishes Between the Lines weekly newspaper and Michigan Pride Source Directory, and maintains a website and a weekly online newsletter, the BTL Digest.
S.P.I.C.E.'s mission is to affirm, empower and enhance the lives of women of color in the LGBTQ community. It is a non-profit organization that promotes self-awareness and self-growth.
Triangle Foundation: www.tri.org
The Triangle Foundation's mission is to promote equality and to secure freedom from violence, intimidation and discrimination for LGBT persons throughout Michigan.
NATIONAL RESOURCES and ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS:
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): www.glaad.org/about
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/about/index.html
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC): www.hrc.org
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.
Information on second parent adoption also is available at http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/second-parent-adoption.
MOVEMENT ADVANCE PROJECT: www.lgbtmap.org
The Movement Advance Project (MAP) is a think tank that produces and disseminates research aimed at increasing the productivity and investments in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) movement.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: www.thetaskforce.org
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): www.pflag.org
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Trans Youth Family Allies: www.imatyfa.org
TYFA empowers children and famlies by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.
US Department of Health and Human Services:
Information on second-parent adoption, including a link to a packet of information, is available from this federal department at: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adoptive/second_parent.cfm.
In addition, information on bullying is available from HHS at: www.stopbullying.gov.