Organisations and sites

Organisations and sites

United Nations Free and Equal
In July 2013, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) launched UN Free & Equal – an unprecedented global UN public information campaign aimed at promoting equal rights and fair treatment of LGBTI people. In 2017, UN Free & Equal reached 2.4 billion social media feeds around the world and generated a stream of widely shared materials.

ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
The world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across the globe. Established in 1978, ILGA enjoys consultative status at the UN Ecosoc Council. It speaks and lobbies in international fora on behalf of more than 1,200 member organisations from 132 countries.

Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide 
(TvT) is a comparative, ongoing qualitative-quantitative research project conducted by Transgender Europe. The project provides an overview of the human rights situation of trans persons in different parts of the world and develops useful data and advocacy tools for international institutions, human rights organizations, the trans movement and the general public.

The online platform for Taylor & Francis Group content Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
Official Journal of the Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists

The Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] 
A formation of more than 30 organisations in 19 countries in Africa committed to advancing justice for lesbian and bisexual women and transdiverse people.

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) 
AGLP traces its roots to the late 1960s when gay and lesbian members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) met secretly at the annual meetings. In 1973 the APA removed homosexuality from the diagnostic manual (DSM) allowing a more open association of lesbian and gay psychiatrists, who no longer had to fear for their jobs if they were found out to be gay. Even today, the mission of providing support and a safe space for LGBT psychiatrists to meet continues to be important to many of our members.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (SPSLGBTI) 
The pages in this section contain links to documents, websites, and other resources related to LGBT psychology that are consistent with the mission of Div. 44. These links are provided as resources for our members and visitors to this site. Please note that Div. 44 is not responsible for the content or opinions expressed on other websites or within the linked documents.

APA dicvision 44 websites 
With extensive lists of information.

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) 
Is an umbrella non-governmental organization based in Kampala, Uganda. SMUG advocates for the protection and promotion of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ugandans.

Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity FRI
FRI is an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization in Norway that works to promote equality, rights, and acceptance for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Queer World
Queer World is a Norwegian interest organization for LGBTQ+ individuals with minority backgrounds. The organisation is an independent, non-religious, and non-partisan organization that works diligently towards a society where everyone, regardless of their ethnic or religious background, can freely express their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression without experiencing discrimination.

The Queer African Youth Network (QAYN)
A queer and feminist organization founded in 2010 with the aim of establishing an extensive support network to promote the wellbeing and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in West Africa.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) 
A non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.

Immigration Equality 
Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to support and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom.

OutRight International 
OutRight International, also known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), is a leading international LGBTQ+ human rights organization. They work to advance the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ people worldwide by documenting human rights violations, advocating for policy change, and supporting grassroots activism.

Astrea Foundation
Astraea is a public foundation, rooted in LGBTQI communities and movements, and work in strategic partnership with foundations, individuals and governments to ensure that their resources reach the activists who need them most and who are best positioned to make transformational impact over time. The organisation raise and distribute funds to programs and initiatives led by and for diverse constituencies, prioritizing groups led by lesbians and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming people, intersex people, and people of color.

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs)
TIERs is a Nigerian-based organization that promotes and protects the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals in Nigeria and West Africa. They have various programs, including mental health initiatives, that address the specific needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people.

LGBT mental health syllabus 
This website was created by the LGBT Issues Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) to teach psychiatry residents about caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex patients. However, we hope it will also be useful to all health and mental health trainees and practitioners.

Lagablab LGBT Network
LAGABLAB is a Philippine advocacy network that works for the promotion and protection of LGBTQ+ rights in the Philippines. They engage in legislative advocacy, policy reform, and community empowerment (only on Facebook).

RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.