****See also the extensive list of organizations which fight the radical religious right which appears at the beginning of Appendix IV.****

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is the only national organization focused solely on improving the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth through advocacy, education, and information. NYAC advocates with and for GLBT youth through the collaboration of a broad spectrum of community-based and national organizations. Through this partnership, NYAC seeks to end discrimination against GLBT youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.

Hotlink to PFLAG brochures

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
212-809-8585x205-voice / 212-809-0055-fax
Web site:

David Buckel is attorney assigned to educational equity issues and is one of the nations leading authorities on this area of law.
AFSC Regional Offices:
Southeastern Region, 92 Piedmont Ave NE. Atlanta GA 30303.
Middle Atlantic Region, 4806 York Rd, Baltimore MD 21212.
New England Region, 2161 Mass. Ave., Cambridge MA 02140.
Great Lakes Region, 59 E. Van Buren St. Ste. 1400, Chicago IL 60605.
North Central Region, 4211 Grand Ave., Des Moines IA 50312.
New York Metro Region, 15 Rutherford Pl., NY NY 10003.
Pacific Mountain Region, 1161 Telegraph Ave., # 1501, Oakland CA 94612.
Pacific Northwest Region, 814 NE 40th St., Seattle WA 98105.
Pacific Southwest Region, 980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena CA 91103.

AEGIS disseminates info about transgender issues and works to advance the rights of transgender persons; maintains a worldwide database of helping professionals, including surgeons who provide sex reassignment surgery; publishes a quarterly; conducts seminars and workshops; serves as consultants to transgender persons, their attorneys and therapists, and other persons interested in transsexualism and cross-dressing; maintains the National Transgender Library and Archive, which has produced a bibliography on transgender issues.

The ASCA homepage has good info and info resource links under "sexual orientation."

World Congress of Lesbian and Gay Jewish Organizations, POB 18961, Washington DC 20036.
Reconciling Congregation Program, Inc. (United Methodist), 3801 N. Keeler Ave., Chicago IL 60641; phone= 312-736-5526.
Reconciled in Christ Program (Lutheran), 2800 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley CA 94708.
Open and Affirming Program (United Church of Christ), POB 403, Holden MA 01520; phone= 508-856-9316.
More Light Churches Network (Presbyterian), 600 W. Fullerton Parkway, Chicago IL 60614-2690; phone= 312-338-0452.
Office of Lesbian and Gay Concerns (Unitarian Universalist), c/o UU Association, 25 Beacon St., Boston MA 02108-2800; phone= 617-742-2100. To learn more, you can also send e-mail to Meg Riley, Co-chair of the UUA's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Concerns at [email protected]
Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns (Quaker), POB 222, Sumneytown PA 18084.
Dignity, Inc. (Catholic) 1500 Mass. Ave NW #11, Washington DC 20005; phone= 800-877-8797.
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The pflag-talk/tgs-pflag website is

Coalition for Positive Sexuality 3712 N. Broadway #191 Chicago, IL 60613 (312) 604-1654 [email protected]

is a particularly popular spot for chat and the sharing of experiences

is considered a particularly safe place to meet other gay teens

Today the long-awaited and much-anticipated YOUTH lists officially opened.

The premise for the YOUTH lists is to establish an outlet for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and supportive youth ages 21 and under to talk with each other concerning such issues as coming out, schools, parents, friends, relationships, and other gay-related and non-gay-related youth issues.

These two new email lists (YOUTH13-17 & YOUTH17-21) is the first of its kind to offer a conversational/chat/support youth group in an email form. The email lists solve some problems that newsgroups, IRC, and chat rooms have. Email is quick, easy, convenient, and the most accessible. Not everyone knows how to subscribe to newsgroups, or to enter chat rooms, or even have the access capability to do so. But anyone with an email address can have access to this new list, and since it is through email, you won't have to wait for several days for a moderator to post your message.

The YOUTH13-17 list is for youth 17 and under ONLY. Subscribers under 13 are permitted on the list. Subscribers who are older than 17 are NOT allowed on this list; however, if they are between the ages of 17 and 21 they may subscribe to the YOUTH17-21 list. Seventeen-year-olds are given the choice of subscribing to either the younger 13-17 list, or the older 17-21 list, or to both lists.

The YOUTH lists have a strict age guideline in order to hopefully solve the problem of older people hanging around in supposed youth forums. The age policy will be strictly enforced on the list. The list will try its best to remain youth ONLY.



Send mail to: [email protected]

In the body of your message type: subscribe youth13-17 [YourName]


Send mail to: [email protected]

In the body of your message type: subscribe youth17-21 [YourName]

Without the brackets, YourName can be your real name, an alias name, or your email address.

Subscription requests are then sent to the List Owner for approval. After sending a subscription request, the List Owner will send a copy of the list's general rules and guidelines. Upon notification of your agreement to the rules and guidelines established for the list, you will be subscribed to the list. Again, this may seem like a lot of red-tape, but is for the protection of the subscribers and for the integrity of the list to remain YOUTH ONLY.



Send mail to: [email protected]

With message: info youth13-17


Send mail to: [email protected]

With message: info youth17-21

Or contact a YOUTH List staff member:

Jason Hungerford (age 19), YOUTH13-17 & YOUTH17-21 List Owner

<[email protected]>

Brian Griffith, YOUTH13-17 List Manager <[email protected]>

Matt Hinton, YOUTH17-21 Acting List Manager <[email protected]>

Jack Dorland, YOUTH13-17 Assistant List Manager <[email protected]>

James Miller, YOUTH17-21 Assistant List Manager <[email protected]>

Visit the YOUTH Web Site at

To subscribe, send this message to [email protected] :

subscribe glbso <address>


or to receive in digest form send the command:

subscribe glbso-digest <address>


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Last updated 3/8/2000 by Jean Richter, [email protected]