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LGBT Activist Organizations
2002-05-23, 10:16 p.m.

I'm entering college this year and plan on gathering people to rally on Washington in a few years (I'm planning on taking a lot of time to get everything worked out) to rally for human rights. Gays get the same rights as straights...

To respond to this post, and provide some great links for this cause:

The Human Rights Campaign is a well-known activist group for LGBT rights. I am a member -- yearly membership fees are quite reasonable -- but you don't have to be to get involved. They publish an informative e-mailing list that lets you know what they're up to and how you can help, usually with addresses of Congressmen involved or other information that you need to take action. Sign up to receive notification here.

For issues that extend beyond US borders, Amnesty International's OUTFront is the place to go. I'm a member of my school's chapter of AI, and the head of our OUTFront group, so I receive quarterly mailings complete with urgent action requests, a newsletter, and informational pamphlets that can be distributed to other interested activists. Again, yearly membership fees are reasonable, but you can get urgent action requests by email for free. They also have a website listing recent cases that need your help.

Both of these groups are great for this cause. You can write letters, join local groups, volunteer, or anything else you can think of to help. These organizations are a great place to start if you're new to this particular breed of activism and don't have a whole lot of time to devote to it.

For more information, visit the websites linked above, or email me at [email protected]

Good luck!


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