Don't dwell on who let you down; cherish those who hold you up. Forget the people who walked by you, knowing you were wounded and watched you bleed. Be GRATEFUL for those who crawled down into the hole to be with you.
Basic Rights Oregon is a state-level advocacy organization that focuses on ensuring protective and supportive policies for Oregon’s LGBT community. They have been in operation for over a decade and during that time have helped to bring about significant wins for the state. For example, they helped to pass a domestic partnership bill. The organization is savvy in their use of tactics as well as inclusive of the diverse populations within the LGBT community.
Equality Utah works to lobby and advocate on behalf of LGBTQ people in Utah. They have helped over 15 communities develop ordinances barring discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation. Through their work in building relationships with majority power holders in the state such as the LDS church, Equality Utah has made a significant impact in changing the landscape of LGBT rights in a state not known for being welcoming for LGBT families.