West Hollywood, CA
Church attendance and interest in religion is waning in most places around the country. It’s not just Millennials, but people of all generations who often walk into churches looking to find faith but come up empty. We think that’s because people are looking to find a lived faith. No longer is passively subscribing to a system of belief a compelling enough reason to belong to a church. People are looking for the kind of faith that Jesus himself was looking for – active and alive in all that we say and do, and made available to and through each and every one of us. That’s why our identity statement at All Saints’ is “To be the Church of Jesus.” We believe that hope for the Christian faith, hope for the church, hope for the world is happening right here at All Saints’. We are not merely passive observers of faith. We are dynamic, progressive purveyors of Good News. All Saints’ is a place that’s alive and beating with relevance for the hope of our world. Through our active ministry with homeless and food-insecure people at the weekly Monday Meal, to serving a monthly brunch to homeless and runaway LGBT youth to reuniting children with their parents in prison through Get On The Bus, we actively live our faith on a daily basis … it’s how we work to be the Church of Jesus.
Los Angeles, CA
Mission APHCV is a Community Health Center whose mission is to advocate for and provide quality health care services to all persons in a culturally competent manner. We offer service with a particular focus on low-income families and underserved Asians and Pacific Islanders. We also offer programs of health education and community economic development within our catchment area as well as other regions in Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles, CA
Beth Chayim Chadashim is a progressive and diverse community of people who come together to celebrate Jewish faith and culture. Started in 1972, we are the world’s first synagogue founded by, and with an outreach to, lesbians and gay men. Today our community is an established and essential part of the religious life of Los Angeles.
Our name means “House of New Life,” and our services, social gatherings and broader activism work in concert to make our community unique and live up to its name. LA is a vibrant but often disjointed big city; BCC is an intimate, welcoming synagogue that brings warmth and perspective to its members and friends.
I am deeply committed to providing you and your partner with the most beautiful ceremony possible. I will personalize your ceremony with an eloquent expression of what gives your union cause to celebrate. Your experience during and after our consultation will be pleasant, stress free and easy. Your time, budget and comfort level is always respected. I assure you that your ceremony will be delivered with great enthusiasm, professionalism, experience and heartfelt!
I have been married for over 23 years and we have a beautiful 17 year old daughter. As part of our family, we have a beautiful Maltese. She is 7 year old and her name is Princess Vargas. My life is very simple yet full of love and great dedication. I enjoy officiating weddings and have done so for over 15 years. I take great pride in being part of your special day.
My love to perform wedding ceremonies has given me the pleasure to wed so many couples throughout the years! I enjoy to listen to a couple’s story; their journey and what makes their love so special. I find great joy in handcrafting something beautiful and execute all these emotions during your ceremony. I spend a great deal of time and energy developing your perfect ceremony! So let’s begin this adventure together. I promise, it will be hassle-free, wonderfully fun, and an experience that you will never forget and will always treasure!
New York, NY
Gay Mens’ Health Crisis (GMHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. The organization’s mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority. In fulfilling this mission, G.M.H.C remains true to their heritage by fighting homophobia and affirming the individual dignity of all gay men and lesbians.
Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression. Providing litigation, advocacy, and educational work in all areas of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights and the rights of people living with HIV, GLAD has a full-time legal staff and a network of cooperating attorneys across New England. When we go to court, we go there to win. But regardless of the outcome, each time we argue a case, we make a statement that chips away at outdated laws, challenges stereotypes, and helps further our cause: to ensure equal justice under law for all. The commitment to individual dignity and freedom is an intrinsic part of the American experience, yet for many of us, the way we are treated by society reflects a very different reality. GLAD has sought to create an American society true to its founding principles that all people are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights.
Glendale City is a Christian church affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Our congregation was one of the first Adventist churches established in this part of Southern California. We continue to partner with this denomination locally and globally in its mission. We recognize the many ways our denomination brings good into the world. We also recognize that as a human organization, our denomination, and Glendale City Church itself, makes many mistakes and is often slow to respond to God’s leading. Therefore, we maintain a congregational posture of humility.
New York, NY
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.
New York, NY
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY) provides its members with transformational networking and educational opportunities that increase the financial, intellectual, and social capital of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community.
As the NY LGBT & Allied Business Network of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, NGLCCNY provides certification opportunities for LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), opening up countless contracting and procurement opportunities with corporations and governments nationwide.
How Does NGLCCNY Help LGBT Business Owners Succeed?
Strategize with corporate partners, other business organizations and the community at-large to strengthen opportunities and equality for LGBT businesses and professionals in the tri-state region.
Provide education and mentoring to LGBT and allied businesses and professionals.
Partner with the financial services sector to improve members’ access to capital to start or grow their business.
Provide marketing platforms for LGBT and allied businesses. Broadcast news and information essential to the success of LGBT business enterprises and professionals on a local and national level.
Provide access and discounts to NGLCC’s exclusive LGBT Business Enterprise Supplier Diversity certification to help businesses gain procurement opportunities with large corporations.
Stay on the forefront of legislative issues and providing advocacy for LGBT business causes and non-discriminatory affairs.