Gay Religious Groups and Community-Based Nonprofits, Not Large Advocacy Organizations, Get Highest Ratings
-Honorable mention: Golden Rainbow Senior Center
Annual Budget Between $250,000 and $1 Million
Jamaica Plain, Mass.
In addition to their nationally recognized documentary film Hineni: Coming Out in a Jewish High School, Keshet offers social and cultural events, support, education and resources to ensure that GLBT Jews are fully welcomed in the Jewish Community in Boston and across the USA.
“I was trained as a facilitator by keshet as part of their Hebrew school educational programs. I know that through that program and others like it keshet is generating important conversation within the Jewish community around issues of inclusion, inclusion of glbt folks, and inclusion of others. Keshet is a vital force in Boston and nationally.”
-Honorable mention: Immigration Equality
Annual Budget More Than $1 Million
The Trevor Project
West Hollywood, Calif.
Between the free and confidential Trevor Helpline that receives tens of thousands of calls each year, the extensive resources on the web site, and the confidential “Dear Trevor” platform for youth to ask about sexual orientation issues, The Trevor Project is the leading organization focusing on crisis and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth.
“It's a wonderful thing that allows you to communicate with others and really feel like you're not alone. Like you're not weird. Even when some of your closest friends seem to not 'get it', you know that there's someone out there who does. That there are other people out there like you. Support, resources, information, and friends. All in one place. What more could you ask for?”
-Honorable mention: L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Best of Northeast
Straight Spouse Network
SSN provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses and partners of LGBTQ mates. With 52 support groups in the US and other countries, SSN is the only support network of its kind in the world providing courage and hope for families and couples during this difficult time.
- Cream City Foundation
- Gay Christian Network
- Golden Rainbow Senior Center
- Human Rights Campaign
- Immigration Equality
- Keshet, Inc.
- L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
- Shanti Project
- Straight Spouse Network
- The Trevor Project
- Utah Pride Center
- Whosoever Ministries