Be active in the local community. Attend the monthly meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA).
Founded in 1971, GLAA is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit political organization that defends the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer people in the Nation's Capital.
GLAA lobbies the D.C. Council; monitors government agencies; educates and rates local candidates; and works in coalitions to defend the safety, health and equal rights of LGBTQ families. GLAA remains the nation's oldest continuously active gay and lesbian civil rights organization.