Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Mission

"The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. " (http://www.glaad.org/about)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Gay Men's Health Crisis

Mission

"GMHC is the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. Our mission: GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected." (http://www.gmhc.org/about-us)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | AIDS and HIV
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Human Rights Campaign

Mission

"By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans…" (http://www.hrc.org/the-hrc-story/mission-statement)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT)
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Log Cabin Republicans

Mission

"We stand for the proposition that all of us are created equal-worthy of the same rights to freedom, liberty, and equality. Log Cabin works to build a stronger, more inclusive Republican Party by promoting the core values of limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans. We emphasize that these principles and the moral values on which they stand are consistent with the pursuit of equal treatment under the law for gay and lesbian Americans." (http://www.logcabin.org/logcabin/mission.html)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT)
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Mission

"The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community." (http://www.ngltf.org/about_us/mission_statements)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Mission

"PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity." (community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=237)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Mission

"Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity." (http://www.sldn.org/pages/about-sldn)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Traditional Values Coalition

Mission

"With an emphasis on the restoration of the values needed to maintain strong, unified families, Traditional Values Coalition focuses upon issues such as education, homosexual advocacy, family tax relief, pornography, the right to life and religious freedom."
(http://traditionalvalues.org/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=21)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile