186 Laws, Organizations, & Resources

Laws & Legal Cases

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – prohibits sex-based discrimination

One, Inc. v. Olesen – United States Supreme Court – addressed free speech rights with respect to homosexuality

Richards v. United States Tennis Association – New York County Supreme Court – transgender woman allowed to compete in the U.S. Open

In re Guardianship of Sharon Kowalski – Minnesota Court of Appeals – recognized relationships

Romer v. Evans – United States Supreme Court – anti-gay and anti-bisexual discrimination

Nabozny v. Podlesny – United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit – school safety for discrimination based on sexual orientation

Brandon v. Richardson County – Nebraska Supreme Court -anti-transgender violence

Baker v. State – Vermont Supreme Court – civil unions allowed in Vermont

Gill – Florida Third District Court of Appeal – gay adoption allowed

Macy v. Holder – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – anti-discrimination of transgender people in the workplace

Obergefell v. Hodges – United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio & later United States Supreme Court – marriage equality

Beyond Bostock: The Future of LGBTQ Civil Rights


Historical Events

1969 Stonewall Riots/ Stonewall Uprising

Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights

A Timeline of HIV and AIDS


Human Rights Campaign


Freed Hearts

The Trevor Project

It Gets Better Project

Family Equality

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

GSA Network


National LBGTQ Task Force

National Center for Transgender Equality

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Other Resources

LGBTQ: A Guide From Addiction To Recovery (published by Bedrock Recovery Center)

The Advocate

The Equality Forum–LGBT History Month (annually in October)

National Coming Out Day (annually October 11)

Transgender Day of Remembrance (annually November 20)


Top 50 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges


The ABCs of L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+

A Complete Guide To All The LGBTQ+ Flags & What They Mean


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