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PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
National. 350 chapters across the US. Founded 1972. Helps families understand and accept gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered family members. Offers help in strengthening families, support groups for families and friends, educational outreach, newsletter, chapter development guidelines, grassroots advocacy, information and referrals. Also has a Transgender Network (PFLAG TNET). For information about TNET call Cesar Hernandex 202-683-9306. Write: PFLAG 1828 L St. NW, Ste. 660 Washington, DC 20036 Voice: 202-467-8180 Fax: 202-467-8194 Website: http://www.pflag.org E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 3/11/2014
Model. Founded 1979. Adult-facilitated support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (ages 13-21). Provides a safe space for youth to talk about the issues that affect their daily lives. Write: Rainbow Room c/o Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective 1841 Broad Street Hartford, CT 06145 Voice: 860-278-4163 Fax: 860-278-5995 Website: http://www.hglhc.org E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 3/12/2014
International Foundation for Gender Education
International. Founded 1978. Support and educational services for and about gender variant persons (including transsexuals, cross-dressers, intersex, androgynes, non-gendered and multi-gendered persons). Services include referrals to local support groups and to medical and psychological professionals. Speakers program, publication of 'Transgender Tapestry' magazine, Synchronicity Bookstore and national outreach. Write: International Foundation for Gender Education P.O. Box 43445 Washington, DC 20010 Voice: 781-899-2212 Website: http://www.ifge.org E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 3/12/2014
COLAGE (Children Of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere)
National. 15 affiliated chapters. Founded 1990. A network of peers that unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents. Supports, nurtures and empowers individuals to be skilled, self-confident and to promote shared leadership within the collective communities. Sponsors Family Week in Provincetown, MA, regional programs, and has online resources and support groups. Write: COLAGE 4509 Interlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 Voice: 206-549-2054 Website: http://www.colage.org E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 2/20/2014
Straight Spouse Network (SSN)
International network. 65 groups and 98 state/country contacts. Founded 1986. Confidential personal support network serving current or former heterosexual spouses or partners, of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation couples. Empowers straight spouses or partners to cope constructively and promotes understanding between spouses, within families and with the larger community through education and collaboration. Resource information, research-based publications, referrals, newsletter, reading and media references. Guideline available for starting new groups. Numerous confidential internet lists. Write: Straight Spouse Network P.O. Box 507 Mahwah, NJ 07430 Voice: 201-825-7763 / Support media and research information call 510-595-1005. Website: http://www.straightspouse.org E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 2/20/2014
Online. Founded 1989. A UK-based organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) people who are disabled. Offers information, suggestions and social contact for members through online groups. Provides advocacy and campaigns on issues affecting disabled LBGT people. Provides online newsletters, news and notices. Write: BM Regard London, UK WC1N 3XX Website: http://www.regard.org.uk or http://facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=131451632773 and http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/regardonline E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 2/27/2014
Online. * Provides support for individuals who identify as asexual. Serves as a place to talk, lend support, and answer questions to the best of the group's ability. Site also has resources, archived material, etc. Website: http://asexualsanonymous.tumblr.com Verified: 12/30/2013
Prime Timers Worldwide
International. 80 chapters. Provides support and socialization for mature gay and bisexual men in navigating through the transition of healthcare for seniors as well as social acceptance in a rapidly changing society. Help in starting new chapters. Website: http://www.primetimersww.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 2/18/2014
The Rainbow Support Group (RSG)
Model. 3 groups (throughout New England). Founded 1998. Support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people with developmental disabilities. Write: Rainbow Support Group c/o New Haven Pride Center 84 Orange St. New Haven, CT 06510 Voice: 203-387-2252 Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rainbowdisability/home E-Mail: RainbowDisability@gmail.com or email@example.com and Listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 2/12/2014
Ambiguous Genitalia Support Network
National. Founded 1994. Provides support for parents of intersex infants/children. Introduces parents for pen-pal support. Write: AGSN P.O. Box 313 Clements, CA 95227 Voice: 209-727-0313 Verified: 12/19/2013
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