I promised jlp I'd post some suggestions of good places to contribute to the cause of protecting glbt families. As I told someone yesterday, the HRC needs your money like they need another tasteful pantsuit. While they provide some really great information (check their familynet site for state-to-state rights for glbt families) and are a lobbying force on Capitol Hill, their agenda is pretty middle-class and conventional. My agenda, on the other hand, is nothing short of justice. And the allotment of basic human needs through the institution of a state-approved family structure (um, like legal marriage) is not my idea of justice. While marriage would be a nice stop-gap for a family like ours, it doesn't do much for folks like Lisa and D., mentioned in the post below this. So while I want to be able to marry, I want more than that. These organizations are a bit more likely to be pushing for that "more."
An organization with a large lobby in DC, but with a much more grass-roots approach than HRC.
These folks are in the trenches supporting cases that set precedents to protect us and expand American freedom to more people. They are probably my number one choice on this list.
The ACLU has a similar agenda to Lambda Legal in their "lesbian and gay rights" wing.
This organization is helping every single American by seeing to it that the Constitution, not one group's idea of God's will, sets the legal standard in the U.S. The slide into theocracy is probably the number one danger to our democracy right now. I can't say enough good about Americans United. Give, give, give!