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Helpful Links and Resources

 

Michigan / Tri-City Organizations:

Perceptions Saginaw Valley:

Perceptions is a non-profit community organization that offers educational, social and networking opportunities for residents of the Tri-Cities (Midland, Bay City and Saginaw) and surrounding areas. Perceptions strives to foster a positive image for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender community and our allies.

 

Equality Michigan:

Equality Michigan is Michigan's only statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Our organizations work to create change on a local and state level that advances equality and legal protections for the LGBT communities. As we achieve this change, we will count and counter, through advocacy services, acts of discrimination from bullying in the schoolyard, to wrongful termination in the workplace, to acts of violence committed against LGBT people in our community.

 

Tri-Cities PFLAG:

PARENTS,FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS has a chapter in the Tri-Cities area, made up of people from our own community. We're here because we love our children and want to help others deal with the emotional issues of being gay. We help by listening in confidence, sharing our experience, and providing a comfort zone. Our meetings are open to all; our membership includes gay and straight, families and singles, and anyone interested in equality and peace.

 

 

Nationwide Organizations:

CampusPride:

The organization is a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

 

StopHate.org:

Stop The Hate is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit 501(c)3 for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students across the United States.

 

Human Rights Campaign:

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.

 

ItGetsBetter.org:

In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better. Eleven months later, the It Gets Better Project (TM) has turned into a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 25,0000 user-created videos viewed more than 40 million times.

Click here for an "It Gets Better" message by Phi Kappa Tau

 

Maura Cullen: The Diversity Speaker - Aims at taking the adversity out of diversity.

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