In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided a gay bar at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. But patrons of the bar and neighboring citizens fought back, rioting and protesting for six days. Today, many remember the “Stonewall Riots” as the catalyst for the American gay rights movement.

Just one year later in 1970, the first gay pride marches took place in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, commemorating the uprising—which is why we celebrate Pride Month in June now!

One easy way to celebrate Pride? Donate.

Check out this list of 17 LGBTQ organizations and give to those whose mission stands out to you.

17 LGBTQ+ Nonprofits You Can Donate to for Pride 

National LGBTQ+ Nonprofits

1. The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project homepage

For donors who want to support LGBTQ+ teenagers and young adults, especially when it comes to suicide prevention.

In addition to hotlines and text lines for youth in crisis, The Trevor Project also runs an online community for young LGBTQ+ people called Trevor Space, where LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 can connect and find support.

How to Donate to the Trevor Project

2. GLAAD

GLAAD homepage

For donors who want to support the fair and equal representation of LGBTQ+ people in the media.

How to Donate to GLAAD

3. OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International LGBTQ Organization homepage

For donors who want to help protect and advance the human and civil rights of LGBTQ+ people internationally, as well as regionally.

How to Donate to the OutRight Action International

4. The National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality LGBTQ organization

For donors who want to protect and advance the civil rights of transgender people, impact public policy, educate, and help increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people in their communities and across the nation.

How to Donate to the The National Center for Transgender Equality

5. Anti-Violence Project (AVP) 

Anti-Violence Project homepage

For donors who want to help create a violence-free world for LGBTQ+ and HIV-affected people nationally, and globally, through the work of this New York City-based nonprofit. 

💡Tip: If you witness or suspect violence against an LGBTQ+ or HIV-affected person, including outside the New York City area, call (212) 714 -1141. Learn more about reporting violence.

How to Donate to the AVP

6. Lambda Legal 

Lambda Legal homepage

For donors who want to give back to the nation’s oldest legal organization for the LGBTQ+ community. Lambda Legal continues to help protect and advance the civil rights of American LGBTQ+ people by providing them with free legal counsel and representation, impacting public policy, and more.

How to Donate to Lambda Legal

7. PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays)

Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays homepage

For donors who want to help LGBTQ+ people enjoy strong, supportive bonds with friends and family. “Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son,” PFLAG maintains  hundreds of chapters across the nation and is the oldest organization focused on educating and supporting the relationships between LGBTQ+ people and those they love most.

How to Donate to PFLAG

Local Community LGBTQ+ Nonprofits

8. Muncie OUTreach

Muncie OUTreach homepage

For donors who want to support an LGBTQ+ center for young people in the midwestern U.S. Located in Muncie, Indiana (about an hour northeast of Indianapolis), Muncie OUTreach is the only center of its kind in the community and the surrounding county.

🌈 Did You Know? Small community centers like these play a major role in educating citizens and preventing youth suicide in underserved, non-urban regions. To learn more about increasing awareness and acceptance for LGBTQ+ people and youth in rural communities, check out the work of the Movement Advancement Project.

How to Donate to Muncie OUTreach

9. Pride St. Louis

Pride St. Louis homepage screenshot

For donors who want to fund Pride celebrations in St. Louis, Missouri and help provide safe, memorable festivities for all, as well as fund a St. Louis Safe Place that protects the health of St. Louis’ LGBTQ+ citizens.

How to Donate to Pride St. Louis

10. Gay City

Gay City homepage screenshot

For donors who want to support LGBTQ+ people in Seattle, Washington by funding a top health center that not only provides people with resources to keep them healthy and educated, but also a safe, accepting  community. 

How to Donate to the Gay City

11. Twin Cities Pride

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For donors who want to support the lives and health of LGBTQ+ people in the “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and help fund a community-wide Pride celebration that draws over 400,000 people annually.

How to Donate to Twin Cities Pride

LGBTQ+ Nonprofits for Black People, PoC, and Underserved Groups

12. Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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For donors who want to improve the acceptance, inclusion, health, and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people in rural and non-urbans areas, and among underserved groups across the U.S. MAP’s “think-tank” research contributes to the Equality Map, a map showing where in the U.S. work still needs to be done in order to impact public policy, increase acceptance and awareness, or build more resources.

How to Donate to MAP

13. Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE)

Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders homepage screenshot

For donors who want to help aging members of the LGBTQ+ community “refuse to be invisible.” Via SAGE’s LGBT Aging Center, people can also find local resources to help support senior citizens and loved ones.

💡 Tip: If you or an LGBTQ+ senior citizen you love needs help with anything from mental health support, to legal help, to housing, call the SAGE hotline at 877-360-LGBT.

How to Donate to SAGE

14. Color Bloq

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For donors who want to help support the Black LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+ people of color. Color Bloq also provides education, helps create safe spaces, and celebrates the community through an engaging digital magazine, art, and cultural events. 

💡 Tip: They’re accepting creative work by LGBTQ+ PoC for their magazine! Here’s their submission link.

How to Donate to Color Bloq

15.  National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance homepage

For donors who want to help increase visibility of LGBTQ+ Asians and Pacific Islanders and support their community’s work. 

🌈 Did You Know? NQAPIA’s PSA series entitled “Family is Still Family” is a touching awareness campaign published in multiple languages, aimed at encouraging acceptance and love among the Asian and Pacific Islander families and communities of LGBTQ+ people.

How to Donate to NQAPIA

16.  National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

National Congress of American Indians homepage screenshot

For donors who want to support the LGBTQ+ Native American community, increase visibility, and support the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians as they continue their work protecting the rights and livelihoods of their “Two Spirit” community members. (Learn more about what “Two Spirit” means at IndianHealthService.gov.)

💡 Tip: Check out this resource for LGBTQ+ Native Americans, which includes contact information for about 20 local “Two Spirit” centers around the country, plus a tribal equity toolkit, reading material, and more. 

How to Donate to the NCAI

17. Many Voices

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For donors who want to help Black LGBTQ+ people who have felt isolated by the church find acceptance and love  within their spiritual communities. Many Voices is a “black church movement for gay and transgender justice,” that goes beyond just correcting prejudice within the church and advocating for a more inclusive theology, but also lifting up and educating future leaders within the movement.

💡Tip: Check out this list to find even more nonprofits working to support dozens of other underserved LGBTQ+ communities.

How to Donate to Many Voices

Tips for Taking Pride Action

In addition to some Google searching, try the following:

  • CenterLink, to find local organizations within the CenterLink network
  • PFLAG, to find there local chapters (there are lots)
  • itgetsbetter.org’s search tool, to find local support for LGBTQ+ youth

Can’t find anything where you live? Consider striking the match yourself.

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