The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.
The Human Rights Campaign is an organization of people—a grassroots force of almost 600,000 individuals of every description, joined together in common purpose. Our strength is a direct reflection of the willingness of these Americans to become personally involved in the fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality.
Campus Pride is a national online community and resource network committed to student leaders and campus organizations who work to create a safer campus environment free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and genderism at colleges and universities.
Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. Headed by Evan Wolfson, one of America's leading lesbian/gay rights advocates and lawyers, Freedom to Marry brings new resources and a renewed context of urgency and opportunity to this social justice movement.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
The Lambda 10 Project - National Clearinghouse for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Fraternity and Sorority Issues works to heighten the visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the college fraternity by serving as a clearinghouse for educational resources and educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity/sorority experience.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, is working to ensure safe and effective schools for all students.
The Gay & 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.
Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (the Task Force) was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 250,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 14 Regional Directors.
The Point Foundation is the first and only nationwide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) scholarship organization that focuses exclusively on granting assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students of distinction. Point Scholars are chosen for their demonstrated leadership, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, involvement in the LGBT community, and financial or emotional need.
NLGJA is an organization that connects, informs, and supports journalists who are LGBTQA. There are chapters throughout the U.S., as well as a few in other countries. A significant part of the work includes working with undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have recently graduated. The organization employs students as interns at the National Office in Washington, DC. Students who are interested in journalism are invited to take part in the organization's student project--an opportunity to work as a real journalist mentored by big-name journalists at the annual convention.