Political & Social Advocacy

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The ACLU of Northern California works to preserve and guarantee the protections of the Constitution's Bill of Rights. The ACLU of Northern California and the national ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project fight discrimination in Northern California and across the nation through precedent-setting litigation, public-policy advocacy, and public education. (ACLU Chico Chapter)


Catalyst is the sole private, non-profit corporation certified to provide crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence and their children in Butte County. Catalyst provides a range of intervention and prevention services including a 24-hour crisis line, an emergency safe shelter and transitional housing program, transportation, food, and clothing. Additionally, Catalyst provides group and individual counseling to adults and children, assistance with restraining orders, accompaniment to court and much more. Catalyst is a safe place for the LGBT*QI+ community and provides advocacy to help overcome barriers to social justice in the community.

Centerlink's LGBT*QI+ Equality Issues & Legislation Maps

CenterLink is proud to provide these Equality Maps. They provide quick and easy summaries of laws that affect LGBT Americans on a state-by-state and issue-by-issue basis. The maps present information on laws in areas from employment discrimination and relationship recognition to hate crimes protections and anti-bullying laws.

Chico Peace and Justice Center (CPJC)

CPJC is a community-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to working for peace and social and economic justice through the power of nonviolence. The center works for social change through education, community building, and direct action and is dedicated to ending violent conflict among nations and individuals. CPJC is an offshoot of the Chico Peace Endeavor, which has been working for nonviolent change since 1960.

Equality California (EQ CA)

Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT*QI+) individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund works to elect LGBT*QI+ leaders to public office for one simple reason. They change America's politics. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender office holders are our clearest and most convincing champions for true equality. As leaders in government, they become the face and voice of a community. They challenge the lies of extremists and speak authentically about themselves, their families, and their community.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT*QI+ community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring the stories of LGBT*QI+ people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.


Our mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT*QI+) community and our allies to take bold action to demand full legal and social equality, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way.

LGBT*QI+ National Help Center

The Center offers several different programs including two national hotlines that help members of our community talk about the important issues that they are facing in their lives. They help end the isolation that many people feel, by providing a safe environment on the phone or via the internet to discuss issues that people can't talk about anywhere else. The LGBT*QI+ National Help Center also helps other organizations build the infrastructure they need to provide strong support to our community at the local level.

The Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Democratic Club

The Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Democratic Club shall work within the Democratic Party and elsewhere to bring the issue of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights to the forefront of political campaigns, shall lobby for legislation which upholds the rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered and other people, and shall encourage and support the election and appointment of out Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender people to public office. We shall participate in organizing San Francisco's large Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender community into a powerful political voice, which will demand nothing less of candidates, than full public support for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

HRC represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT*QI+ people are ensured of their basic equal rights. The hope is that through HRC’s advocacy, LGBT*QI+ people can be open, honest, and safe at home, work, and in the community.

Marriage Equality U.S.A.

Because marriage is a basic human right and an individual human choice, we call upon the state and federal government to allow all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, sex identity or gender identity access to civil marriage with all the state and federal rights, responsibilities, duties, and protections that civil marriage includes.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)

NGLTF creates change by building LGBT*QI+ political power from the ground up. We bolster the strength of local LGBT*QI+ activism in rural enclaves, small towns, and cities nationwide. We build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies, and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT*QI+ people. Learn more about our Organizing & Training and Movement Building efforts.

The National Organization of Women (NOW)

NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody, and military policies. NOW is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all. NOW asserts the right of lesbians to live their lives with dignity, and security, and the rights of equal marriage for all.

Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation inspires a culture of generosity that connects and strengthens Northwest organizations, leaders, and students who are creating LGBT*QI+ equality. Pride Foundation envisions a world that honors diversity, fosters mutual respect, and celebrates complete equality.

The Transgender Law Center (TLC)

The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.