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National Resources
Health and Safety
Mental Health
  • Trevor Project - Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
  • It Gets Better Project - Communicates to LGBTQ youth that it gets better with videos and other helpful information.
  • Help Guide.Org - Information on understanding and preventing suicide.
Education and Advocacy
  • Consortium of High Education LGBT Resource Professionals - Works to seek climate improvement on campuses and to advocate for policy change, program development and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.
  • Campus Pride Index - Assists campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful.
  • Human Rights Campaign- Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide and are the largest national GLBT civil rights organization.
  • Lambda Legal – National organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
  • National LGBTQ Task Force – Task force focused on freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.
  • Point Foundation – National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Ally Resources
  • GLAAD - Provides resources and tips on how to be an ally and a friend.
  • - a resource for people that are curious or confused about personal pronouns.
  • Glossary of LGBTQ Terms (from LGBTQIA Resource Center, University of California at Davis)
Identity Specific Resources
  • Trans at JMU Resource Guide
  • National Center for Transgender Equality – Advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
  • Trans Student Educational Resources – Youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
  • Trans-Health – Online magazine of health and fitness for transsexual and transgender people.
  • FORGE – Milwaukee-based organization whose mission is to support, educate, and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).
  • Trans Lifeline Phone Number: 877-565-8860 – Organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans* lives by responding to the critical needs of the community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) – Legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.
  • – A project that hopes to give a voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provides resources to learn more.
  • Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) – Organization committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
Additional Resources
  • Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) – National non-provide volunteer-run organization for, by, and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities committed to social justice.
  • National Black Justice Coalition – Civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance – Federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.
  • Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement – Organization that seeks to achieve the collective liberation of trans*, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organization, advocacy, and education.
  • Immigration Equality – Organization that advocates and represents Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom.
  • American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Allies Veteran’s Service Organization
  • Money Geek LGBTQ+ Financial Resources - Guide of resources for LGBTQ+ people considering their financial affairs, from taxes to estate planning and more
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