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Gay Middle East Gay Middle East (GME) started in May 2003 to help the fight for Gay Rights in the Middle East and to support all gay activities in the region. The website has Country-by-country information, with recent gay-related news reports. There is also a GME Yahoo group with more then 2700 Members. GME looks for volunteers who want to join the staff of GME as reporters, who have basic writing in English, living in the ME or having good sources within the gay communities in the region, and agreeing with GME vision and goals.

SWANABAQ South WestAsian and North African Bay Area Queers (SWANABAQ) is a social group and discussion forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed (LGBTI) people who are Afghan, Arab, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Berber (Amazigh), Chaldean, Copt, Cypriot, Greek, Iranian (Persian), Kazakh, Kurd, Kyrgyz, Maltese, Tajik, Turkmen, Turk, or Uzbek living in Northern California.

Bint el Nas is designed to serve the needs and interests of women who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (including female-to-male and male-to-female trans* people in any state of transition), and who are identified ethnicially or culturally with the Arab world, regardless of where they live. This includes women of mixed ethnic heritage, and women who are from non-Arab minority groups that exist within the Arab world.

Helem is a non-profit organization based in Lebanon. For the past years, Helem has been working in Lebanon on various human rights issues. Take part in Helem's peaceful struggle for LGBTIQ equality in Lebanon.

Meem is a community of and for LBTQ women in Lebanon. It is based on values of equality, support, confidentiality, and respect. The group was created on the idea that women should be encouraged to empower themselves and each other through mutual support.

Aswat is a group of Arab gay women and home to all lesbians, inter-sex, queers, transsexual, transgender, questioning and bisexual women. Aswat's mission Is to raise gay arab women voices to echo in the corridors of the society, promote the LIQTB women's existence to raise public awareness, and create a safe environment for gay Arab women within the Arab and Palestinian society. the group promotes Arab gay women, support them on all personal and social levels, thus creating dialogue and change within the Arab Palestinian society towards homosexuality.

GLAS: Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS), is an international organization established in 1988 in the USA with worldwide chapters. GLAS serves as a networking organization for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent or those living in Arab countries. It aims to promote positive images of Gays and Lesbians in Arab communities worldwide, in addition to combating negative portrayals of Arabs within the Gay and Lesbian community. It also provides a support network for its members while fighting for human rights wherever they are oppressed. As a part of the global Gay and Lesbian movement, GLAS seeks an end to injustice and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Al-Bab Al-Bab aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity - fascinating though it may be. Al-Bab consists mainly of links to other sites and pages on the internet but also contains some original material. The links are presented in an organised, structured way which is intended to make information easy to find.

Behind the Mask a non-profit media organisation publishing a news website intended for gay and lesbian affairs in Africa, with special pages on: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco (plus Western Sahara), Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia. Behind the Mask, through journalistic activism, strives to mainstream lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex (LGBTI) interests and to change negative attitudes towards homosexuality and same sex traditions in Africa.

Al-Fatiha Foundation: An international organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, as well as their families, friends, partners, and allies.

Huriyah is a queer muslim magazine. Huriyah is an Arabic word that means "Freedom." The magazine came into existence in January 2000. soon it was published in paper (Arabic version) in January 2001. And then online (English) on June 2002. The magazine started with only four people and now it has grown to more than 200 individuals over 70 countries.

Kelma The first french gay and lesbian arab association, KELMA, ( arabic for " free speach" )has been created. They fix as their objective to "federate the cultural and social activities of gay and lesbian franco-arabs". The new association announced they will also bring the "gospel" to the other side of the mediterranean home countries, Algeria, Morroco, Tunisia, create a listening post, provide international access to gay communities to promote a fruitful exchange.

Gay Egypt GayEgypt.com started in 2000 as a website for Egypt's gay community. It pokes fun at Egypt's autocratic regime with an irreverence no domestic site would dare express. It has emerged as a key source of information and communication for the gay community in Egypt. "ADULTS 18+ ONLY"

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. HRW stands with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. HRW investigates and exposes human rights violations and hold abusers accountable as well as challenges governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.

Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AIís vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In pursuit of this vision, AIís mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. AI is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.

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