This is a list of lgbt rights organizations around the world. For social and support groups or organizations affiliated with mainstream religious organizations, please see list of lgbt-related organizations and conferences. For organizations affiliated with political parties, please see list of lgbt organizations that affiliate with political parties. This is a list of lgbt rights organizations around the world. For social and support groups or organizations affiliated with mainstream religious organizations, please see list of lgbt-related organizations and conferences. For organizations affiliated with political parties, please see list of lgbt organizations that affiliate with political parties. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (lgbt) related organizations and conferences range from social and support groups to organizations that are political in nature. Some groups are independent, while others are officially recognized advocacy groups within mainstream religious organizations. For groups whose primary purpose is campaigning for the legal rights of lgbt people, please see list of. Of 1679 member organisations from 162 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights. Since 1978, we have been committed to equal human rights for rainbow communities and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. The gay and lesbian organization of pretoria was formed in 1993 and modeled after glow. What originally began as a social group, however, over time became a provider and facilitator of community resources. These resources included the pretoria gay and lesbian resource centre, various types of counseling and information service, identity formation workshops, resource directory, gay map of pretoria, and a gay issues research forum. Note the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing purpose. By lesbian and gay authors or with lesbian and gay themes grants the following awards bill whitehead award for lifetime achievement, the ferro-grumley awards for lesbian and gay fiction, the randy shilts-judy grahn wawards for lesbian and gay nonfiction, the. national lesbian and gay journalists association (nlgja) 1990 active national lgbtq. organizations that support gays and lesbians operate freely in costa rica and offer assistance to gay people or lobby for political and legal reforms. The ombudsman ( la defensoria de los habitantes ) can provide assistance on matters involving sexual discrimination and has resolved complaints of discrimination based on sexual orientation. While known for gay bars, gay-owned businesses and festivals like southern decadence and mardi gras, new orleans lgbtq organizations include active nonprofits and political groups. Due to covid-19 restrictions, hours and schedules of some businesses and services may be disrupted. Melbournes gay and lesbian organisation of business and enterprise puts on regular networking and social events as well as community forums.