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We want to make sure that you all, the Offerers and Bidders, have a wide variety of organizations to donate to that are respectable and trustable. We want you to be comfortable when posting your offers and bids and we want you to know that the money is going to a charity that stands by their, and our, cause.

If you have a charity that isn't listed here, please comment here and tell us! We'll look it over and most likely add it to the list. We know there's a lot out there and, especially the international ones, we simply don't know them all.

Please put "Organization" in the subject line of your comment and leave the name of the charity, what country they are based in (language wise), what they focus on, and what they do to support the rainbow community and a link to the main page and the donation page of their site. If you have any experience with the organization personally, please leave that on there too.

APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS

NOH8 Campaign (US) Donate
MISSION STATEMENT: The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.

The Trevor Project (US) Donate
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

It Gets Better (US/Inter) Donate
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

GLAAD (US) Donate
For over 25 years, GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day.

Stonewall (UK) Donate
Stonewall is renowned for its campaigning and lobbying. Some major successes include helping achieve the equalisation of the age of consent, lifting the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the military, securing legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt and the repeal of Section 28. More recently Stonewall has helped secure civil partnerships and ensured the recent Equality Act protected lesbians and gay men in terms of goods and services.

The Aguda (IL) Donate
The National Association of GLBT in Israel, known as the Aguda has been serving the needs and promoting the personal rights of the GLBT community. In all areas from Legal Rights, Political, Civil Rights, Social Reform, Education and Public Awareness.

SETA (FI) Donate **It's in Finnish and I think you have to have a Finnish bank account to donate, but I'm not entirely sure.**
Seta is a national LGBTI rights non-governmental organization, founded in 1974. Seta has member organizations and supporting members throughout Finland. Seta - LGBT Rights in Finland aims for a society of equality and individual welfare that includes everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Youthline (CA) Donate
Youthline is a toll-free peer support help line for LGBTQ youth under 26 living anywhere in the province of Ontario, Canada.

WHOF (US) Donate
WHOF has become a huge gathering of LGBT support from all over the world. We educate each other. We have a lot of "straight" supporters who learn a lot about us too. This is community engagement, resource sharing, discussion, encouragement, on a global scale.

Matthew Shepard Foundation (US) Donate
OUR MISSION
To encourage respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change.


Straight But Not Narrow (US) Donate
There have been a number of great campaigns and charities that have recently emerged to show support to gay youth & teens. However, we noticed one significant niche missing in the efforts. the message to the young, straight male. Its an unfortunate reality that most of the bullying and harassment that gay teens face comes from them. It is for this reason that we are building a campaign that is primarily directed to the young, straight male by using comedy and their peers to positively influence their views on LGBT teens.

Rainbow Delegation (US/Inter) Donate
The rainbow delegation is a rapidly growing movement. Our goal is to demonstrate our support for the LGBTQ community. Our group is diverse, encompassing people of all ages, races, and sexual orientations. The rainbow wristband is a visual, powerful, and recognizable symbol. We wear these wristbands, not for fashion, nor as a fund-raiser for any particular agenda, but rather simply to be seen. They reach out to youth desperately needing to feel that they belong.

All Out (Inter) Donate
We are organizing online and on the ground to build a world where every person can live freely and be embraced for who they are. Gay, lesbian, bi, transgender or straight, we need you to go All Out to build this historic movement for equality.

Comments

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tinypinkmouse
Mar. 8th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
SETA
Here's the information about how to donate to SETA. Sadly it's all in finnish, and I'm not exactly sure if it works if you don't have a Finnish bank account. There's an account number for direct donations as well, though so... yeah I don't know enough about these things.
synnerxx
Mar. 8th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: SETA
Thanks, hun! I just want to have as wide a variety as possible for people to choose from, you know? :)
herbeautifullie
Mar. 9th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
My current favourite is Straight but Not Narrow! They actually target straight people and encourage them to be open-minded! They're a pretty youth-driven group and they've got a great (and funny!) way of getting their idea across! :)

And The Matthew Shepard Foundation, too. They've made a great thing out of a terrible tragedy. ♥
synnerxx
Mar. 9th, 2012 07:21 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll add them to the list. :)
clover71
Mar. 11th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
hi. i just found this and i think this is an awesome idea. do you think you can add Rainbow Delegation to the list? they send out wristbands (for free) so people can show support for the LGBTQ community and i got mine last year but i haven't been able to donate anything. i might be able to do something in return through this project.

thanks.

synnerxx
Mar. 11th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, I will add them now! Thanks! :)
eerian_sadow
Mar. 16th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Organization
All Out is an international organization, dedicated to bringing real equality to anyone in the LGBT community, anywhere in the world. find them at www.allout.org
synnerxx
Mar. 17th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: Organization
Thank you! I'll add it to the list now.
rainbowxgeek
Mar. 19th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
If I were to be an offerer, would I be permitted/able to request that my buyer(s) not donate to a particular org? There is one listed that I am not especially comfortable with, but I'd still like to participate.
synnerxx
Mar. 19th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
You can certainly ask them not to, but it is ultimately up to them. May I ask which organization it is and why?
rainbowxgeek
Mar. 19th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
HRC. While I won't deny that they've done good, there are a couple things that have put me off. The first is when GENDA was up for debate, they threw transpeople under the bus.

Also, after the NYS senate passed marriage equality last summer, HRC took credit (openly) for the victory. I was there (literally, I live in Albany and was at the Capitol), and while HRC DID provide snacks and water, and a few man hours, it was the smaller grassroots orgs that did the majority of actual hard work. HRC vols put in a fraction of the time and effort, but then got credit for the work of others.

So it's nothing terrible, but as a transman, and someone who is friends with several of the activists who spent many very long days and nights in the Capitol, I personally don't support HRC.
synnerxx
Mar. 19th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
That's very understandable. I'm sure if you discuss this with potential bidders, they will have no problem donating to a different charity. I hope you will participate if you so wish.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you.
aubergineautumn
Mar. 30th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
http://www.queerty.com/plus-the-five-best-gay-charities-20081217/

Is it ok to donate to the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute?
synnerxx
Mar. 31st, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Sure.
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