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LGBTQIA2S+

  • LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory:  It is a free, searchable database of all kinds of doctors, medical professionals and healthcare providers who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the unique health needs of LGBTQ+ people in the USA and Canada.  ​​LGBTQ+ patients deserve healthcare providers who they can be open and honest with —free from fear of stigma or bias

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  • The Trevor Project:  The Trevor Project is a leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth. They offer a helpline, online chat, and resources for LGBTQ+ young people in need.

 

  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network): GLSEN works to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students. They provide resources, educational materials, and advocacy initiatives to promote acceptance and respect in educational settings.

 

  • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays):  PFLAG is a national organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. They offer chapters, support groups, and resources for parents, families, and allies.

 

  • LGBT National Help Center:​  The LGBT National Help Center provides free and confidential support through phone, chat, and email. They offer resources and assistance for LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages.

 

For Older Adults

  • SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders):  SAGE is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults. They provide advocacy, support services, social activities, and resources tailored to the needs of older LGBTQ+ individuals.  HearME x SAGE: HearMe, an LGBTQ+ founded company, is an on-demand mental wellness app that allows you to text one-on-one with trained empathetic listeners to get things off your chest, be seen, heard, and validated. 

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging:  The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging offers resources, training, and advocacy to support the well-being of LGBTQ+ older adults. They provide information on healthcare, housing, legal issues, and community support.

 

For QTBIPOC

  • LGBTQ Task Force:  The LGBTQ Task Force works to advance LGBTQ+ rights and equality. They focus on intersectional issues and provide resources, advocacy, and community-building initiatives for LGBTQ+ individuals of color.

  • Rest for Resistance: Rest for Resistance strives to uplift marginalized communities, those who rarely get access to adequate health care or social support. We center the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).  We create healing spaces for LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals, namely queer & trans people of color (QTPoC), as well as other stigmatized groups such as persons with disabilities, sex workers, immigrants, and those living at the intersections of all of the above.

  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network:  The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network is a directory that connects LGBTQ+ people of color with culturally competent mental health professionals. They prioritize the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

 

For Two-Spirit and Trans Individuals

  •  National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE):  NCTE advocates for policy changes to advance transgender rights and provides resources, legal assistance, and advocacy tools for transgender individuals. They focus on issues such as healthcare, identity documentation, employment, and education.

 

  • Two-Spirit Nation:  Two-Spirit Nation is a collective that supports and uplifts Two-Spirit individuals, a term used by some Indigenous peoples to describe their gender and sexual identity. They provide resources, cultural education, and community engagement opportunities.

More LGBTQIA2S+ Resources

  • Trans Lifeline:​  Trans Lifeline is a nonprofit organization that provides emotional support and crisis intervention for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. They operate a hotline staffed by transgender volunteers who offer understanding, compassion, and resources to callers. The hotline is available 24/7 and is dedicated to supporting transgender people in moments of crisis. 

 

  • The LOFT LGBT+ Community Center:  The LOFT LGBT+ Community Center offers various support groups for the LGBTQ+ community. These groups cover a wide range of topics and provide a safe space for individuals to connect and receive support.

  • Marsha P. Johnson Institute:  The Marsha P. Johnson Institute is an organization that advocates for the rights and empowerment of Black transgender individuals. They provide resources, support, and initiatives to address the specific needs and challenges faced by this community.

 

  • Trans Harm Reduction:  Trans Harm Reduction is an organization that focuses on harm reduction strategies specifically tailored to transgender individuals. They provide resources, education, and support to promote the health and well-being of trans communities.

 

  • Tender Fruits Collective:  Tender Fruits Collective is an organization that supports queer and trans people of color. They offer resources, events, and community-building initiatives to uplift and empower these communities.

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  • Mad Queer:  Mad Queer is a platform that focuses on the experiences and needs of queer individuals with mental health conditions. They provide resources, community support, and empowerment initiatives for queer individuals navigating mental health challenges.

 

  • YourTACT:  YourTACT is an organization that offers mental health resources and support for LGBTQ+ individuals. They provide access to mental health professionals, educational resources, and community support.

 

  • Folx Health:  Folx Health is a telehealth platform that offers specialized healthcare services for the LGBTQ+ community. They provide gender-affirming care, hormone therapy, sexual health services, and more.

 

  • Upgrade Accessibility:  Upgrade Accessibility offers accessibility consulting and solutions to make events and spaces inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities, including those within the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Plume:  Plume is a telehealth platform specifically focused on gender-affirming hormone therapy and transgender healthcare. They provide personalized care and support for transgender and non-binary individuals​​

  • TransSocial:  TransSocial is an online community and resource hub for transgender individuals. They offer support, educational resources, and community-building initiatives to empower and connect transgender communities.

  • TransGender Pulse:  TransGender Pulse's mission is to stop the transgender suicide epidemic. It offers a sense of community and kinship for transgender individuals, their families, friends, and allies. In the forums, you will find a friendly community with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The live chat offers experience and moderators who are trained in suicide prevention.

  • Trans Reads: Trans Reads is an ambitious project created by and for transgender people to openly access writing related to our communities. We believe education should be free and writing shouldn’t be behind a paywall. Transreads.org provides the opportunity to access, discuss, and distribute texts for free.  If you’re looking for books, chapters, texts, essays, or articles by, for, or about people who transverse or transcend western gender norms, you’re in the right place!

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