Saturday, December 20, 2008

Best and Worst LGBT Charities?

LGBT blogs continue to chatter about Queerty publishing the best and worst of non-profits according to Charity Navigator.

Making the Top 5 of the worst LGBT charities include:

  1. Gay Men's Heath Crisis
  2. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
  3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
  4. Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center
  5. The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
Other LGBT charities that received horrible ratings include: Equal Rights Advocates (California), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), GLSEN, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and The Trevor Project.

Notable charities not on the list at all

Making the top of the list for best LGBT charities include:
  1. Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute
  2. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
  3. Rescue Mission of Trenton (New Jersey)
  4. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
  5. The Point Foundation (California)
  6. National Center for Lesbian Rights
  7. Human Rights Campaign (even though President Joe Solmonese makes a staggering $256,715.00 per year)
  8. Lambda Legal
The Charity Navigator is not without controversy however; they produce financial information based off the charities form 990, which although is a snapshot of the organization, is not considered a substitute for the annual audited financial statements.


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