International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

Rainbow Railroad

Rainbow Railroad helps LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence. They provide info to LGBT people on routes to safety and resources on seeking asylum. They also provide moral support and, when funds permit, short-term financial support to LGBT people living in hiding before travel. They provide the means for travel to safe countries in North America and Europe and then connect them with settlement agencies once there.

International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

ILGA is a worldwide federation of 1100 member organizations from 110 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex rights since 1978.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth, and Student Organisation

IGLYO is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth, and Student Organisation.  With over ninety members across Europe, IGLYO promotes youth empowerment and leadership, builds the capacity of member organizations, and advocates for LGBTQ youth and student rights at a European level.

Advocacy and Support Organizations

Advocacy and Support Organizations for LGBTQ2+ Communities include national organizations that have made it their mission to support, represent, and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) groups that share a focus on child and youth welfare issues. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at: Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children’s Bureau.


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