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API Chaya

Supporting Survivors.
Cultivating Healing.
Building Accountable Communities.

API Chaya empowers survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking to gain safety, connection, and wellness.  We build power by educating and mobilizing South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities to end exploitation, creating a world where all people can heal and thrive. 

Link: https://www.apichaya.org/

Entre Hermanos

 

To promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.

Entre Hermanos came into being by the initiative of a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Latinos/as that saw the need for social, educational, and health support services in their community in the spring of 1991. By December of 1992, the group was organized and carried out various activities to raise funds to cover its operating costs. These activities were done in cooperation with the Washington Latino AIDS Coalition, a group affiliated with People of Color against AIDS (POCAAN).

Link: https://entrehermanos.org/

Gender Justice League

Elevating human rights for trans and gender diverse people!

Creating a Washington State where all people can live their lives safely, true to themselves, and free from discrimination.

Link: https://www.genderjusticeleague.org/ 

Ingersoll Gender Center

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Located in Seattle, Ingersoll is one of the oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities in the United States. Call them to get direction, resources, support groups and advocacy.

Call: (206) 849-7859

Write: [email protected]

Drop by: 911 E Pike St Suite #221 Seattle, WA 98122

Link: https://ingersollgendercenter.org

Northwest Network (support for survivors of abuse)

Support for queer & trans survivors in reconnecting to their self-determination through advocacy-based counseling and community education.

We support queer & trans survivors in reconnecting to their self-determination through advocacy-based counseling and community education.

Link: https://www.nwnetwork.org/

Northwest Youth Services (NWYS)

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For people ages 13-24 experiencing homelessness in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. 

NWYS offers housing, drop in, street outreach, help finding a job or enrolling in school, connection to mental health services, support for LGBTQ youth, restorative justice for juvenile offenders, and referrals to other services in the community.

  • Offers family reunification, safe & culturally competent referrals, educational support & leadership, monthly social activities for LGBTQ youth and allies, LGBTQ youth safety & resiliency trainings for community members+

Call: (360) 734-9862

Address: 1020 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA

Link: https://www.aclu-wa.org/

PFLAG Washington

We are all part of PFLAG National, the oldest LGBTQ advocacy group in the nation and a powerful grassroots effort of volunteers. Founded in 1972, PFLAG National is committed to advancing support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people through support, education, and advocacy. Our memberships consists of families, friends and allies of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves.

Link: https://www.pflagwsc.org/ 

Organizations & Centers

FORGE

Building strength and resilience in our transgender communities.

FORGE reduces the impact of trauma on trans/non-binary survivors and communities by empowering service providers, advocating for systems reform, and connecting survivors to healing possibilities. FORGE strives to create a world where ALL voices, people and bodies are valued, respected, honored, and celebrated; where every individual feels safe, supported, respected, and empowered.

Link: https://forge-forward.org/

Gays & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. That’s GLAAD at work.

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Link: https://www.glaad.org/

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

We advise on, advocate for, and research comprehensive policies designed to protect LGBTQ students as well as students of marginalized identities. We’ve brought record support to the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act and fought discriminatory legislation in over 15 states. 

Link: http://www.glsen.org/

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Network

Next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

Our overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.

Link: http://gsanetwork.org/

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Link: http://www.hrc.org/ 

The Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC)

The Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC) is a unique collaboration between the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and community organizations dedicated to the health and wellbeing of Transgender and other Gender-expansive children.

Our overarching goal is to provide medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support to all our patients. We help children and families connect to local resources and support groups, refer to counselors who are trained in the care of transgender youth, and provide legal and educational support. We support children and their families through their social, medical, and/or surgical transition. If and when children and their families are ready to pursue medical therapies, we prescribe and manage puberty blockers, menstrual suppression, and gender affirming sex hormones.

Link: https://diversitybch.ucsf.edu/child-and-adolescent-gender-center