Local, state, regional, and national organizations and groups with an LGBTQ focus
West Virginia University (WVU) LGBTQ+ Center
Offers support in developing and delivering inclusive programming and outreach initiatives for WVU students, faculty, staff, and community members.
WVU Safe Zone Trainings
Safe Zone is open to ALL students, staff, faculty, and community members who come to the program voluntarily. Safe Zone is committed to providing participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to serve as allies to the LGBTQ community.
PFLAG Fairmont, West Virginia
The city of Fairmont, WV local chapter of the national organization of Parents, Families, Friends & Allies United with the LGBTQ community (PFLAG).
State & Regional
Fairness West Virginia
Fairness West Virginia is the statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to fair treatment and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender West Virginians.
Rainbow Pride of West Virginia
Based in Charleston, Rainbow Pride of West Virginia is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides social and educational resources to the state’s LGBT community and our friends and allies.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of West Virginia
The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ensure the Bill of Rights and rights guaranteed by the Constitution are preserved for each new generation. The ACLU-WV accomplishes these goals through legislative advocacy, litigation, grassroots organizing, and public education.
PFLAG of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The city of Pittsburgh, PA local chapter of the national organization of Parents, Families, Friends & Allies United with the LGBTQ community (PFLAG).
Three Rivers Business Alliance
Providing opportunities, access and resources to LGBT+ business owners and professionals operating in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region and their allies.
Appalachian Queer Film Festival
Our mission is to bring queer films and filmmakers to the beautiful state of West Virginia, break down stereotypes and broaden minds in the Appalachian region.
The nation’s largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are LGBTQ, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.
Human Rights Campaign
One of the largest LGBTQ advocacy organizations in the United States. The Resources and Issues sections on the website are very useful for understanding the current status of all LGBTQ rights and for finding additional information.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Leading organization that focuses on legal rights for transgender people.
The oldest and largest national, LGBTQ-focused legal organization, Lambda Legal’s mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people and those living with HIV through impact litigation, edu- cation, and public policy work.
LGBTQ Task Force
One of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations that works to advance legal rights of the LGBTQ community by training activists, researching and analyzing policy, and keeping the public up to date on legal issues.
Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center is the largest American transgender-led civil rights organization in the United States.
A leading organization in advocating for and providing sex education and sexual health services. The website includes a health center locator and informational articles.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.