Libertarian Party (LP)
The Libertarian Party (LP) is a libertarian political party in the United States that promotes civil liberties, non-interventionism, laissez-faire capitalism and the abolition of the welfare state. The LP was conceived at meetings in the home of David F. Nolan in Westminster, Colorado during 1971 and was officially formed on December 11, 1971, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The founding of the party was prompted...
Jared Polis became the first openly gay man elected to the position of Governor (Colorado) in U.S. history. Previously, Polis was elected to a six-year term on the Colorado State Board of Education. In 2008, Polis was elected to the U.S. House, Colorado's 2nd congressional district. He was re-elected to four subsequent terms. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (U.S.) - National LGBTQ Task Force (U.S.)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment. Founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, Walter Nelles, Morris Ernst, Albert DeSilver, Arthur Garfield...
American Civil Liberties Union
Lambda Legal (Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund) is an American civil rights organization that focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities as well as people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) through impact litigation, societal education, and public policy work. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund
Freedom To Marry
Freedom to Marry was the national bipartisan organization dedicated to winning marriage for same-sex couples in the United States. Freedom to Marry was founded in New York City in 2003 by Evan Wolfson, whom many consider to be the architect of the modern marriage movement. Wolfson served as president of the organization through the June 2015 victory at the Supreme Court, until the organization’s...
Log Cabin Republicans
The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) is an organization that works within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for LGBT people in the United States. On February 15, 2013, the National Board of Directors named Gregory T. Angelo as Executive Director. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
Log Cabin Republicans
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a U.S. non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media. Before March 2013, the name "GLAAD" had been an acronym for "Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation", but became the primary name due to its inclusiveness of bisexual and transgender issues. Its stated mission, in part, is to "[amplify] the voice...
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977 Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
National Center for Lesbian Rights (U.S.)
The Washington Post
Web site of Washington Post, a press organization in Washington, DC covering the campaign of 2002 Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
LGBTQ Victory Fund - Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
Human Rights Campaign - Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 725,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions 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. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
Democratic Party of Oregon
The Democratic Party of Oregon, based in Portland, is the official Oregon affiliate of the United States Democratic Party. It is recognized by the state of Oregon as a major political party, along with the Oregon Republican Party. The State Central Committee, made up of two delegates elected from each of Oregon's 36 counties and one additional delegate for every 15,000 registered Democrats, is...
Library Freedom Project
The Library Freedom Project teaches librarians about surveillance threats, privacy rights, and digital tools to thwart surveillance. In 2015 the Project began an endeavour to place relays and, particularly, exit nodes of the Tor anonymity network in public libraries. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign proposed by activists associated with Black Lives Matter, on a website that was launched on August 21, 2015. The plan consists of ten proposals, all of which are aimed at reducing police violence. The campaign's planning team includes Brittany Packnett, Samuel Sinyangwe, DeRay Mckesson, and Johnetta Elzie. The activists who produced the proposals did so in response...
Transgender Law Center (TLC)
The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is an Oakland-based civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. They are California's first "fully staffed, state-wide transgender legal organization" and were initially a fiscally sponsored project of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The stated mission of TLC is to connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement...
Transgender Law Center
Governing is a national monthly magazine, edited and published since 1987 in Washington, D.C., whose subject area is state and local government in the United States. The magazine covers policy, politics and the management of government enterprises. Its subject areas include such issues as government finance, land use, economic development, the environment, technology and transportation. Governing was published by Washington, D.C.–based Congressional Quarterly, Inc.,...
The Hill is a non-partisan newspaper for and about Congress, breaking stories from Capitol Hill, K Street, and the White House. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).