Law & Activism
ACLU of Northern Califonia
39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
415-896-2198 l www.aclunc.org
The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees: Your First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Your right to equal protection under the law - equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake. Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs. We work also to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
1188 Franklin Street, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA 94109
415-567-6255 l www.apilegaloutreach.org
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach), is a community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater Bay Area. With a staff of 20 in offices in San Francisco and Oakland, we provide legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages and dialects including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Bay Area Legal Aid
50 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-982-1300 l www.baylegal.org
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.
Center for Young Women's Development
832 Folsom Street, Suite #700, San Francisco, CA 94107
415-703-8800 l www.cywd.org
Our mission is to empower and inspire young women who have been involved with the juvenile justice system and/or the underground street economy to create positive change in their lives and communities.
2370 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94114
415-581-0005 l www.eqca.org
EQCA works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBT people. To improve the lives of LGBT Californians, EQCA sponsors legislation and coordinates efforts to ensure its passage, lobbies legislators and other policy makers, builds coalitions, develops community strength and empowers individuals and other organizations to engage in the political process.
Family Equality Council
PO Box 206, Boston, MA 2133
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation
5455 Wilshire Boulebard, Suite1500, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-933-2240 l www.glaad.org
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (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.
Lambda Legal Defense
3325 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1300, Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-382-7600 l www.lambdalegal.org
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Legal Services for Children Queer Youth Project
1254 Market Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-863-3762 l www.lsc-sf.org
LSC's mission is to ensure that all children and youth in San Francisco Bay Area have an opportunity to be raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and the services and supports they need to become healthy and productive young adults. LSC pioneered a unique interdisciplinary approach to legal services, employing teams of attorneys and social workers to comprehensively meet the needs of our clients.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
3543 18th Street, # 23, San Francisco, CA 94110
415-621-8140 l www.mujeresunidas.net
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a dual mission of personal transformation and community power. Creating an environment of understanding and confidentiality, MUA empowers and educates our members through mutual support and training to be leaders in their own lives and in the community. Working with diverse allies, MUA promotes unity and civic-political participation to achieve social justice.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street, Suite 370, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-392-6257 l www.nclrights.org
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.
San Francisco Human Rights Commision
415-252-2500 l www.sfgov.org/site/sfhumanrights
The Human Rights Commission works to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect, and promote human rights for all people.
Transgender Law Center
870 Market Street, Suite 823, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-865-0176 l www.transgenderlawcenter.org
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.