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LAW ENFORCEMENT & CORRECTIONS
Anti Violence Project (New York) - www.avp.org: The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project was founded in 1980 in reaction to neighborhood incidents of anti-gay violence and the failure of the criminal justice system to respond.
BluePride - www.bluepride.org: BLUE PRIDE is the DEFINITIVE site for LGBT law enforcement professionals since 2005, strictly for LGBT police, corrections, probation, parole, reserves, troopers, courts, deputies, dispatchers, district attorneys, firefighters, EMS/EMT’s.
Gay Peace Officers Association (GPOA) - Southern California - PO BOX 691183, West Hollywood, CA 90069 - www.gpoasc.org: The Gay Peace Officers Association of Southern California (GPOA) is a non-profit social can connect, network, and socialize with lesbian, gay,bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peace officers, and civilian law enforcement professionals, including active, reserve, and retired peace officers and civilian employees of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, with many of our members being from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and San Diego PD. GPOA provides support for members including handling issues such as discrimination and coming out, utilizing peer support and counseling.
Lesbian & Gay Peace Officer’s Association - Austin (LGPOA - Austin) - LGPOA-Austin, PO Box 19817, Austin, Texas 78760-9817 - www.lgpoa-austin.org: LGPOA - Austin is a Texas non-profit organization which supports LGBT sworn,civilian, and retired members of the Austin Police Department, providing role models for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and to build relationships between the police department and the Austin LGBT community through outreach and education.
Protect and Defend (PAD) - Los Angeles - PO BOX 1702, Colton, CA 92324 , (213)403-0405 - www.protectanddefend.org: PAD is a conservative group made up of a network of over 580 members nationwide with members in over 39 states and 3 countries, made up of law enforcement groups of police, fire and emergency medical services, to broaden its’ scope to include military personnel serving in the United States and abroad. PAD also hosts a fully secured website to allow members to network with others in their profession, and a yearly Palm Springs, California retreat.
Serving with Pride - CANADA [LGBT Personnel In Emergency Services] - PO Box 46041, 777 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario,M5G 2P6 - www.servingwithpride.ca: Serving with Pride was formed in 2006 - 2007 and the membership includes Police Officers, Special Constables, and civilian members, and hosts a WEBSITE that provides relevant, up-to-date content and a safe, supportive forum for LGBT law enforcement professionals to network, support, and communicate with each other throughout the Province of Ontario.
Transgender Community of Police and Sheriffs - www.TCOPS.org, www.TCOPS-international.org: TCOPS is a peer support network for active, former, and retired transgender law enforcement patrol officers, deputies, federal officers, detectives, correctional officers, parole agents, probation officers, constables, rangers, parks police, police officers, deputy sheriffs, state special agents, federal special agents, special police officers, reserve officers, district attorney investigators, forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, military law enforcement personnel, corrections officers & CID officers, community service officers, college, campus, and school police officers, latent fingerprint examiners, and other support staff, and retired officers. TCOPS goal is to advance the cause of transgender employee’s right to be employed and/or retain employment, and to serve as support for successful transition on issues such as name changes on credentials. TCOPS is also available to provide managers with training, education, and resource information.
MILITARY POLICE
Operation Military Pride - operationmilitarypride.org: A volunteer organization with a wide range of activities supporting U.S. military troops by providing direct support to improve the lives of soldiers currently serving their country by offering gifts at the holidays, emotional and financial support to troops, spouses, children, and families of our troops, as well as to those returning home, supporting veterans who need assistance with injuries and disabilities, lack of veteran housing, as well as war-related emotional issues in re-integrating into society.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) - www.sldn.org: A non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Since 1993, SLDN’s legal team has responded to more than 11,500 requests, providing confidential free and direct legal assistance service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don'tTell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination.
The Palm Center - www.palmcenter.org: A research institute committed to enhance the quality of public dialogue about sexual minorities in the military, serving as a resource for university-affiliated as well as independent scholars, students, journalists, opinion leaders, and members of the public. The Palm Center's research and scholars have been on the floor of Congress, at the British Ministry of Defense, the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the Army War College and the National Defense University. In 2011, the Palm Center became a distinct Center under the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles, School of Law.
CAMPUS POLICE
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - www.glsen.org: GLSEN works in K-12 schools to educate teachers, parents, educators, policymakers, community leaders and students to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people, believing that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. GLSEN is renowned for their yearly National Climate Surveys, measuring the level of threat, violence, harassment and bullying on school campuses throughout the country, and evaluates the response of school personnel: In 2011, 8,584 middle and high school students surveyed found that 8 out of 10 LGBT students (81.9%) experienced harassment at school in the previous year.
FIREFIGHTERS & EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL
FireFLAG/EMS www.fireflag.org: Through education and peer support, the mission of FireFLAG/EMS is to unite, empower, and protect the interests and the general well being of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Firefighters, Fire Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, EMS Officers and Paramedics who are active members and retired members of recognized fire/rescue services.
National EMS & FireFighters Pride Alliance (NEFPA) - www.mynefpa.org: The mission of NEFPA is to support, defend, and protect the interests and the general well being of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Emergency Medical Service and Firefighting professionals and volunteers, including Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Critical Care Transport Crews, Air Ambulance Crews, Public Safety Telecomunicators, Cadets and Explorers, who are aspiring, active or retired members of recognized Emergency Medical Service and Firefighting agencies.
MISCELLANEOUS
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GLBT ORGANIZATIONS
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AUSTRALIAN RESOURCES
DEFGLIS - Australia - the Australian Defence Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Information Service - www.defglis.com: supports and represents LGBTI serving personnel and their families, reserves, public service, ex-service personnel, friends, family, foreign military members, media and allies providing a network of peer advisors. DEFGLIS also provides advice on diversity inclusion, sexual orientation and gender identity issues to commanders and to Defence policy-makers.

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