The American Civil Liberties Union is works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The group seeks to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.
Featured in the film, ACT UP was formed in New York City in 1987 as a diverse, nonpartisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS Crisis.
amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $388 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.
Featured in the film, Gay Men?s Health Crisis is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. The group provides prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City, and advocates for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide.
Human Rights Watch is one of the world?s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. The group documents and exposes abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide and advocate for laws and policies that will protect everyone?s dignity.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the ground up. The Task Force is the country's premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBT people and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all.