American Civil Liberties Union - The ACLU works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed
by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Campus Pride - Works to create safer, more LGBTQ+ friendly colleges and universities.
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals - This organization supports individuals who work on campuses to educate and support
people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network - GLSEN works to create safe and affirming schools for all students.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation - GLAAD works to promote fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and
events in the media.
Family Equality Council - The council's mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ families.
Human Rights Campaign - The HRC is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil
Lambda Legal - Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition
of the civil rights of the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV.
LGBT Center of Durham - The center is committed to supporting and improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people
in and around Durham, NC.
Matthew's Place - An online community for LGBTQ+ youth, run by the Matthew Shepard Foundation
Matthew Shepard Foundation - The Matthew Shepard Foundation empowers individuals to embrace human dignity and
diversity through outreach and advocacy.
MyPronouns.org - A website with information and education on personal pronouns.
National Center for Transgender Equality - The center advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and
acceptance of transgender people.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - This organization works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ+
OutRight Action International - This organization works for human rights for LGBTQ+ people internationally and
has a permanent presence to advocate for LGBTQ+ people at the United Nations Headquarters
in New York.
True Colors Fund - This organization works to end homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth.
Trans Student Educational Resources - The only national organization run by young transgender people, TSER works to transform
the educational environment for trans and gender non-conforming students through advocacy
Counseling and Psychological Services - CAPS provides services that empwer students to engage in and be successful in a
range of academic, social and cultural endeavors through fostering psychological wellness.
Diversity Student Ambassadors - The Diversity Student Ambassadors focus on peer education around diversity and
inclusion by developing and assisting with programs targeted towards all communities
represented on campus.
Intercultural Affairs - ICA works with all members of the university community to create an environment
where students from different backgrounds and cultures feel appreciated, respected
LGBTQ Working Group - This group works to advocate and protect the rights of LGBTQ students, faculty,
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs - WCU's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen
diversity as an integral component of academic excellence within WCU and, in the process,
to establish the university as a leader within North Carolina in preparing its students
for success in a culturally and racially diverse society.
University Police - WCU's campus police department provides a full range of law enforcement services.
Blue Ridge Pride Center - This organization promotes equality, safety and quality of life for WNC's LGBTQ+
Tranzmission - This organization provides education, advocacy and support for non-binary and transgender
Transformers - Asheville-based Transgender Support Group that supports transgender and non-binary
Youth OUTright - This non-profit organization is dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ youth ages 11 -
20 in WNC.
Western NC AIDS Project - WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities
guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and