National Resources

 

The Trevor Project



Help Line: (866)-488-7386
The Trevor Helpline is the only national 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hot line aimed at gay and questioning youth. The Trevor Helpline is geared toward helping those in crisis, or those wanting information on how to help someone in crisis.  Managed by partners at San Francisco Suicide Prevention, the Trevor Helpline calls are handled by highly trained counselors and are free and confidential.

GLBT National Help Center

National Helpline: 1-888-843-4564
GLBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)
The GLBT National Help Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of the GLBT community and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Help center provides free and confidential telephone and e-mail peer counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

Affordable Colleges Online

AC Online has created a guidebook to show LGBTQ students the various on-campus and online resources they can use to make their college experience more welcoming and supportive.

This guide includes:

 - A list of the Most LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2016 
 - Extensive tips for searching for a LGBTQ-friendly school
 - Updated information about various LGBTQ student organizations that have a presence at most colleges and universities
 - Additional online resources for LGBTQ students

American Institute of Bisexuality

The American Institute of Bisexuality encourages, supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public knowledge, awareness and understanding about bisexuality.

BiNET USA

(202) 986-7186
BiNET USA is an umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and all other of us "somewhere in between" people. BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distributes educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities.

A resource guide created in collaboration with GLAAD for journalists to more accurately report on the Bisexual Community:  Bisexual Reporting Guide

Campus Pride

Campus Pride represents the only national organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The online site contains helpful articles on preparing for college, Gay Point Average rankings for campuses, an updated, exhaustive list of scholarship and financial assistance information and a dean’s list to meet other LGBT students across the country. In addition, the site also offers channels and resources for various LGBT and ally advocacy, support and leadership issues.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. They build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.

Campus LGBTQ Centers Directory

The Campus LGBTQ Centers Directory is a project to document staffed campus resources regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The Directory purpose is to connect people with the offices and to further research on the state of the profession providing LGBTQ resources in higher education.

 

Deaf Queers

Deaf Queers is a national resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) ensures media images of LGBT people are fair, accurate, and inclusive. This includes news coverage, television series, and even portrayals of gay characters on the silver screen. GLAAD launches various public awareness campaigns in the media, such as the “Be an Ally & a Friend” series of television commercials for outreach to LGBT youth and straight allies.  

A resource for journalists, reporters, and those interested in covering LGBTQ issues in the media: Media Resource Guide 

A resource for journalists, reporters, and those interested in covering the Bisexual Community in the media created in collaboration with BiNet USA: Bisexual Reporting Guide

Gay Friendly Biz

GayFriendlyBiz.com was founded in 2005 as a resource to connect the GLBT community with businesses, organizations and professionals that are either gay and lesbian owned or supportive of GLBT issues and causes. We believe in supporting those that are supportive of our issues such as equality of opportunity in marriage, employment, benefits, housing and all other aspects of life.

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

Give a Damn Campaign

The Give a Damn Campaign is for everybody who cares about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. It is especially for straight people, whether you’re already an active supporter, want to show your support for the first time, or hadn’t given equality a lot of thought before and now want to learn more, the Give a Damn campaign is here to help you get informed about the issues and get involved, at a pace that works for you.

GLBT Near Me

GLBT Near Me is a program of the GLBT National Help Center and consists of a national resource database of the largest collection of GLBT resources on the web. Enter your zip code and find the closest social and support resources, the closest community centers, the closest youth groups and much more!

Go Grad LGBTQ Scholarships 

 

This guide provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education. The guide is broken down by subject, and includes pertinent information for applying for scholarships, and even tips for applying and securing financial aid

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

(202) 628-4160
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.

Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals. They have a booklet on Sexual Orientation and Immigration that was published by the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force to inform both immigrants and non-immigrant visa holders of their rights in the US.

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The IGLHRC is an international human rights advocacy commission dedicated to developing human rights movements globally. Their website features information about issues in countries worldwide.

InterPride

InterPride is an international association for organizations that produce Pride Events around the world. Member organizations are dedicated to producing Pride events for the global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) community.

The Intersex Society of North America

The Intersex Society of North America is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes is a grassroots activist organization that creates positive talk about sex & coming out. Just Say Yes is about having a positive attitude towards sexuality—gay, straight, bisexual or whatever. It's about saying "yes" to sex you do want, and "no" to sex you don't.

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

(212) 809-8585
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund engages in impact litigation, education and public policy work to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and people with HIV or AIDS. Lambda Legal supports colleges and universities with legal issues and educational outreach efforts such as advocacy for campus policies inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

The Lambda 10 Project

The Lambda 10 Project provides LGBT and ally resources nationally to college fraternities and sororities in an effort to create visibility and education for LGBT issues. Online the Website shares valuable resources geared to LGBT students wanting to participate in Greek life—from rushing openly gay to coming out in the fraternity closet. The site also offers a list of current LGBT-sensitive fraternal organizations and a Who’s Out List to contact men and women who are openly LGBT in Greek Life. 

LGBT Rehabs from Rehabs.com

LGBT-oriented rehabilitation centers offer help that is designed specifically for members of the LGBT community. These centers offer therapy and other treatments that are geared specifically toward resolving problems unique to this community in addition to general help with addictions. This service offers help finding a program that will work well for your particular circumstances.

LGBTQ Architect

The LGBTQ Architect is a grass-roots, open-content project designed to provide immediately useable information and resources for creating and improving programs which support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) people on college and university campuses.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Matthew Shepard Foundation provides support for diversity programs in education and helps youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves. Online resources include reading materials, videos, educational materials, and regional events. There are also links to LGBT-sensitive homeless shelters, drop-in centers, local PFLAG organizations, and LGBT counselors. ​

National Center for Lesbian Rights

(415) 392-6257
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.

National Coming Out Project

The National Coming Out Project is part of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The project provides both printed and online resources and information to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people including a Resource Guide to Coming Out and an online resource for Coming Out in Communities of Color. The project is an extension of National Coming Out Day, which is celebrated every October 11. The National Coming Out Project helps to facilitate those events by offering information about how to put on an event and materials such as posters, stickers, and literature. 

National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education

The National Consortium of LGBT Resources in Higher Education works to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. The organization supports professional staff of LGBT office/centers and advocates for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT office/centers. There are valuable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as well as a listing of all the campuses with professionally staffed LGBT office/centers available online.

National LGBTQ Task Force

(202) 332-6483
The National LGBTQ Task Force was the first national LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization in the country. The organization has tremendous grass-roots political resources and hosts the annual Creating Change Conference for LGBT and ally activists. In 2003, they published a national campus climate study, which documents experiences and perceptions of anti-LGBT bias and harassment, along with levels of institutional support for LGBT people. 

National Organization for Women (NOW)

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody and military policies. NOW is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all. NOW asserts the right of lesbians to live their lives with dignity and security, and the rights of equal marriage for all.

The Point Foundation

The Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. The application process is open to all LGBT students nationwide regardless of level of education. Students may apply online to a variety of scholarships. Application period traditionally starts January 1. All applications must be received by March 1. Decisions are made by May 1.  

Pride Festival Calendar 

Dates, locations, and descriptions for Hundreds of pride events across the United States- parades, film festivals, book festivals and more.

Trans Advisory Hotline of America

(877) 427-3230
Trans Advisory Hotline of America provides peer support, information, direction, and referrals from 6:00am to 11:00pm CST, 7 days a week. Voice mail other hours—return calls are done the next morning.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

The Transgender Law and Policy Institute engages in effective advocacy for transgender people and works on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality. The organization maintains a list of colleges and universities with “gender identity or expression” in their nondiscrimination policies online.