This year for Pride Month EROC led a campaign centering LGBTQ survivors in anti-sexual violence work. We are proud to have led a fundraiser that raised money for a local LGBTQ organization in D.C. For allies and activists, we created educational tools to inform them of the unique and specific challenges LGBTQ survivors face and guidelines to support them. Though EROC recognizes that much more work is required for equal LGBTQ rights year-round, we are happy to have an opportunity to uplift and center LGBTQ people during Pride. For our final blog we would like to provide LGBTQ survivors and students a short list of resources for anyone in need of assistance while on campus. Thank you to all our supporters, and we will continue to work towards an end to sexual violence on college campus for all students.
GSA Network is an LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that connects, trains, and offers legal resources to queer, trans, and allied youth leaders to advocate and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
A federation of Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations that hosts programs and campaigns, as well as provides resources in different languages and legal resources.
National organization that advocates, educates, and organizes for the LGBTQ Latinx community on the national and local levels.
National non-profit resource and information center for the deaf queer community. Offers resources for allies and community members and provides information on scholarships, videos, news, and network between communities.
North Carolina based organization for the support of LGBTQ people in southern states through political action, education, and campaigns.
A coalition of community organizers who plan political actions and campaigns for equality for the queer and trans community.
A civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Works on different issues including creating safe and inclusive spaces to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) by bringing LGBTQ services, clubs, and programs to schools. Offers toolkits, community building strategies, and other resources for the Black LGBTQ community.
Advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified, and unlabeled people; promotes bisexual and bi-inclusive visibility. Provides information regarding sexual orientation, locating bi-specific local organizations throughout the US, and news for the bi community.
Non-profit resource center for the bi community. Provides educational information, research, and other resources.
Offers crisis intervention and prevention suicide services to LGBTQ. Provides a support center and suicide hotline, suicide prevention training, and resources.
Offers programs and services to local LGBTQ youth including mental, medical, HIV-related, housing, and other social services.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project (Newark, NJ and New York City, NY)
Promotes leadership and activism among local young women by offering mentor programs.
The center educates and connects the local LGBTQ community. Services offered focuses on developing the health and wellness, arts & culture, social and peer support, and advocacy and community building within the DC LGBTQ community.
Casa Ruby (Washington, D.C.)
Offers culturally competent bilingual services and programs for trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and queer individuals. Provide emergency housing, legal, case management, support, and counseling services to the local community.
Trans and GNC Organizations
A youth-led grassroots organization which offers educational resources, workshops, and action strategies to advocate for safe schools for transgender students.
A grassroots organization that works to mobilize communities and allies into action around political issues that trans and gender non-conforming people of color encounter. The ALP also hosts educational community meetings, trainings, and actions in the New York City area seeking community wellness, social progression, and economic justice.
Provides information on legal rights, case law, and a legal referral service by location.
Provides trans and gender non-conforming people with legal information and connect them to culturally competent pro bono attorneys and legal service providers.
A nonprofit which aims to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people in education, employment, and provides legal defense assistance.
Provides legal resources for trans individuals such as passport name changes, educational rights brochures, and healthcare information. Hosts campaigns and trainings as well as offer legal referral assistance.
Publications and Other Support Groups
The Affordability Center provides economic resources to LGBTQ students in college with guides to budget and manage financial expenses for community and four year colleges for undergraduate and graduate students.
A reader funded, non profit online publication project which amplifies the voices of LGBTQ people of color. BDG also offers a free summer youth program to host workshops, creative projects, and discussions.
A story about the case, trial, and incarceration of trans activist, Cece McDonald, the prison industrial complex, and violence against trans people.
Chronicles the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 75 year old Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.
A documentary that examines the black trans male experience in North America today, through the eyes of 3 men who have undergone gender transition from female to male.
A feature-length documentary that focuses on the life and accomplishments of revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha P. Johnson.
A feature-length experimental documentary that explores the lives of six black transgender men living in the United States.
CHARDONNAY MADKINS (pronouns: she/her/hers)is a womanist and activist serving the Los Angeles area. She received her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College. As one of the few black women leaders on Occidental's campus, Chardonnay Madkins played a prominent role in the institution's Black Student Alliance and also co-founded the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition, where she shed light on issues involving survivors of color and mobilized students and faculty to demand administrators appropriately handle sexual assault cases. She dedicates her time advocating specifically for Black survivors and changing policies around sexual assault. She maintains a passion for knowledge and aspires to continue her education of human rights and womanist politics in order to give voice to the voiceless.