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Legislating Equality: A Review of Laws Affecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People in the United States

All over the nation local and county governments are considering the enactment of laws that protect or benefit the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. By advocating for civil rights protections, domestic partnership registries and benefits, and hate crimes laws, local GLBT and GLBT supportive activists are pushing their cities and counties to ensure equal rights and benefits for equal work and to create safe communities for GLBT people. As evidenced by the 236 local and county laws described in this 93-page publication, effective GLBT activism at the local level is proving that equality begins at home and is providing the bridge to successful state and federal advocacy. (continue)

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

We are an independent, progressive organisation committed to funding radical change towards a better world. The JRCT makes grants to individuals and to projects seeking the creation of a peaceful world, poitical equality and social justice. We chiefly support work undertaken in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. (continue)

University of Michigan – Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR)

IGR is a social justice education program which works proactively to promote understanding of intergroup relations throughout the student community. It assists students as they explore models of intergroup understanding and cooperation while acknowledging differences between and within groups. A number of other universities have used IGR as a model for developing similar programs. (continue)

Rethinking Schools

A publishing collective based in Milwaukee which produces the excellent Rethinking Schools newspaper and numerous in-depth analyses of educational issues from an anti-racist, social justice perspective. (continue)

LogoLink

LogoLink is a global network of practitioners from civil society organizations, research institutions, and governments working to deepen democracy through greater citizen participation in local governance. LogoLink encourages learning from field-based innovations and expressions of democracy that contribute to social justice. (continue)

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. GLAAD's high-quality Media Reference Guide, now in its 6th edition, offers the tools journalists need to tell the stories of LGBT people in a fair, accurate and inclusive way. (continue)

Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers

This 104-page handbook provides activists and policymakers with the tools they need to pass transgender-inclusive non-discrimination and anti-violence legislation. Written by three of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement's brightest transgender scholar-activists, Transgender Equality is an invaluable resource guide, providing an introduction to transgender issues, model language for legislation, talking points, responses to frequently asked questions, and a comprehensive resource listing and bibliography. (continue)

Transforming the City: Community Organizing and the Challenge of Political Change

As an avenue for progressive politics in a nation still skeptical of change, community organizing today faces significant challenges. This 264-page book assesses that activity within the context of political, cultural, social, and economic changes in cities?from World War II to the present?to show how community-based organizations have responded. Transforming the City is the first book to examine the current state of community organizing in American cities, analyzing its place in contemporary progressive politics and assessing whether it has changed in response to changes in the political economy. (continue)

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