Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. We began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and we are now a national organization with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, in addition to our national office in Boston.

PFLAG Howard County

PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG. Our family values stress education, understanding, acceptance, and support, but most of all love, thereby empowering our children — straight and gay — to lead happy and productive lives.


Eshel’s mission is to create community and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual,  and transgender Jews and their families in Orthodox communities.  Founded in June of 2010, Eshel provides hope and a future for Orthodox LGBT women, men, and teens. 

Eshel Welcoming Shuls
This project began when Eshel started to receive calls and emails from LGBT members who wanted to know which Orthodox communities would openly welcome them and their families and fully embrace them. Eshel has conducted interviews with nearly 50 congregational rabbis of Orthodox synagogues so far. Questions posed by this project are those that Orthodox LGBT people, couples and their families want to know the answers to when looking for a synagogue in which to belong.


At GLSEN, the goal is for every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. GLESN believes that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. GLESN accomplishes these goals by working in hallways across the country -- from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community -- to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education. 

Through the programs and services of Jewish Community Services, families and individuals will be supported in meeting basic needs for economic sufficiency; in living independently; in achieving mental health and competence; and in feeling supported by and connected to the Jewish community in ways that are meaningful to them.


GLCCB is the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland. Since 1977 the Center has touched the lives of generations through equality advocacy, social events, benefits, support groups, and health forums. The GLCCB furthers its impact by collaborating with community organizations that address a variety of health, recovery, mental health, legal, political, and social issues. GLCCB proudly publishes GayLife newspaper and produces the Baltimore Pride Celebration.

Chase Brexton

Chase Brexton Health Care provides a range of clinical services from primary medical care and behavioral health services to dental and pharmacy, among others, and welcome more than 30,000 patients annually. Knowing that health and wellness involve goes well beyond the physical health of the body, and seeing first-hand the wide-reaching LGBT health disparities in our communities, Chase Brexton founded the LGBT Health Resource Center.  The Center’s staff connects members of the LGBT community with critical services, resources, and tools, both at Chase Brexton and across the Baltimore area, to ensure equal access and support that ensures a person's total well-being.