May 17th, The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. The date was chosen in honor of the World Health Organization’s decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental health disorder in 1990. The dialogue surrounding LGBTQ rights often involves celebrities, like Caitlyn Jenner, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, and Laverne Cox. Celebrities are able to do great work by using their unique positions to raise awareness about the struggles faced by these communities. Once you’re aware of these issues, you may want to help! Charity Navigator’s got you covered! Check out some of our 4-star charities providing services to and advocating for the LGBTQ community!
- Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute
- Human Rights Campaign Foundation
- Lambda Legal
- The Trevor Project
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice