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Want to Help Make a Difference for LGBTQ+ People? Donate to One of These 20 Hardworking Charities

These groups provide everything from legal aid to desperately needed housing.

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While Pride Month is a time of celebration, it’s important to remember that it is also a time of action. The first Pride parade was in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, after all. Furthermore, the fight for equality and inclusion is by no means over. To show support for the LGBTQ+ community and effect meaningful change requires more than just waving a rainbow flag. Here, we’ve curated a list of organizations to donate to which provide everything from food to education to housing to counseling and more.

OutRight Action International

As the only LGBTQ+ organization with a presence in the United Nations, OutRight Action International fights for human rights and equality on a global scale.

Out & Equal

This nonprofit focuses exclusively on LGBTQ+ workplace equality to ensure every individual is treated fairly at their job, no matter the industry.

Center for Black Equity

This center is dedicated to improving the lives of Black LGBTQ+ people globally by striving for economic, social and health equity.

Trans Lifeline

Run by and for trans people, this hotline provides trans peer support for members of a community that has long been subject to discrimination and violence.

It Gets Better Project

This nonprofit aims to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth across the world through storytelling and education.

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Named after activist and drag queen Marsha P. Johnson, who was a prominent force in the Stonewall uprising of ‘69, this organization protects and defends the human rights the rights of Black transgender people.

The Trevor Project

This organization focuses on providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth ages 25 and under.


SAGE is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ elders.


Founded by a group of teachers in 1990, this group works to create safe and inclusive K-12 education environments for LGBTQ+ youth.


Perhaps America’s most prominent legal civil rights organization, the ACLU has aided in some of the most important court cases to advance LGBTQ+ protections.


Founded as a protest against defamatory coverage, this organization fights for fair and equal representation of LGBTQ+ people in the media.


StartOut aims to empower members of the LGBTQ+ community by helping budding entrepreneurs to start new companies and grow their businesses.

Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

This New York City-based non-profit works to create a violence-free world for LGBTQ+ and HIV-affected individuals both nationally and globally.

The LGBTQ Freedom Fund

This organization pays the bail of LGBTQ+ individuals in US jails and immigration facilities. It also tackles the problem of mass incarceration within the community and works to mobilize the public and policymakers on this issue.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Named after one of Gay Liberation’s founding figures, SRLP concentrates its efforts on providing legal aid for low-income individuals and people of color who are transgender, intersex or gender non-conforming.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

This foundation promotes health, wellness and social justice for communities most severely impacted by HIV/AIDS through services and community partnerships.

The Southern Poverty Law Center

Beyond the important task of monitoring hate groups, the SPLC has played a critical role in fighting for LGBTQ+ rights through efforts like its initiative to ban conversion therapy.

National Center for Transgender Equality

This organization is among the nation’s leading social justice groups for transgender people by constantly advocating and waging important legal battles.

The Transgender Law Center

Grounded in legal expertise, it is the largest trans-led organization committed to racial justice and community-driven strategies.

Immigration Equality

For over 25 years, this group has advocated for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

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