GLSEN Austin works to create safe schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
See below for a couple of ways to get involved and support them:
- Donate to GLSEN Austin
- Volunteer! Email them at Austin@chapters.glsen.org.
Austin Chapter: https://www.glsen.org/chapters/austin
Just a few of the helpful resources available on their website.
4 Steps to Create Safe Schools –
National School Climate Survey Report
Equality Texas works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.
Out Youth serves the Central Texas LGBTQ+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.
Founded in 1990, Out Youth has grown and changed over the years, but we’ve always retained our most important facet – providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to come together, receive support, and make friends who understand who they are.
We host a variety of programs and services for youth, and provide trainings and resources for parents, teachers and community members.
Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.
allgo celebrates and nurtures vibrant queer people of color communities in Texas and beyond. We do this through cultural arts, wellness, and social justice programming by: supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; and mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity in order to enact change.
allgo uses the term queer as an umbrella term that refers to anyone who identifies as Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Same Gender Loving, Asexual, Pan-sexual, Polyamorous, and Intersex. Queer is also a political statement, as well as a sexual orientation, which advocates breaking binary thinking and seeing both sexual orientation and gender identity as potentially fluid.
We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning persons (LGBTQ), celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
PFLAG Austin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1994. We are an approved chapter of PFLAG National, supporting Central Texas. In addition to our monthly meetings we participate in several educational, fundraising, and political activism events throughout the year to help drive awareness and community focus
PFLAG Meetings and http://www.meetup.com/PFLAG-Austin
TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education.
More information available at Getchrysalisinfo@gmail.com
Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 130,000 religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education. Based in Austin, TFN acts as the state’s watchdog for monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the State Board of Education.
Texas Freedom Network Facebook
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is the leading civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Since our formation in 1938, we have worked in the courts, the legislature, and through public education to protect civil rights and individual liberty.
Sundays at 9:00am & 11:00am
8601 South 1st Street
Austin, Texas 78748
People who aren’t familiar with MCC Churches often have the same question: “Is this a gay church?” No, the church isn’t gay…though many of our members are. We’re a progressive Christian church made up of wonderfully diverse people who are straight, gay, trans, young, old, searching, certain, traditional, and edgy. We’re trying to live what we believe: that God our Creator loves us unconditionally; that Christ calls us to follow and forgives us when we fail; and that the Holy Spirit inspires and unites us. We take our spiritual lives seriously; but we try not to take ourselves too seriously!
If you’re looking for an authentic faith community where you can join others on a spiritual journey, come on over to MCC Austin. Worship with us. Learn with us. Grow with us. You are always welcome here.
Maven fosters innovative solutions that empower LGBTQ+ youth to network, organize and educate for social change.
- Providing meaningful skills exploration and development to pave career pathways for LGBTQ+ youth
- Bridging the technology gap between LGBTQ+ youth and youth serving organizations
- Transforming the tech industry through consciousness raising and collaborative partnerships
Camp Maven – LGBTQ Tech Camp – mymaven.org
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQ communities through education, outreach, and advocacy.
UT Austin Gender & Sexuality Center – diversity.utexas.edu/genderandsexuality