Racial Equity - Funders for LGBTQ Issues
About the Toolkit


Together, across deeply diverse populations, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities of color have organized one another to fight for systemic change, formed culturally appropriate services for their communities, infused the policy realm with their unique perspectives, cultivated artistic communities and taken on a range of social, political and economic issues. Learn more about organizations that explicitly serve LGBTQ people of color by scanning through a state-by-state directory of groups—and reading a landmark study on this sector.

Directory of LGBTQ People of Color Organizations & Programs

Scroll through a directory of organizations that explicitly serve LGBTQ communities of color, organized by state, in alphabetical order. This directory includes autonomous LGBT People of Color organizations, which are led by and for LGBTQ people of color as reflected in their mission, staffing and programs. It also includes programs and projects for LGBTQ people of color that are housed in broader-themed organizations. Due to a few limitations, this listing should not be read as the full universe of groups addressing LGBTQ communities of color. We anticipate that this directory will grow over time and better represent the sector. Download the full directory (PDF).

Building Communities: Autonomous LGBTQ People of Color Organizations in the U.S.

In 2008, Funders for LGBTQ Issues released the first-ever study on autonomous LGBTQ people of color organizations in the U.S. It describes 84 organizations across 20 states (plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC)—and examines their focuses across issues, strategies and populations, as well as other characteristics, such as staffing, revenues and resources. Read this landmark report (PDF).