Below you will find resources from state and national organizations.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you need someone to talk to you can “ask Trevor”, “Trevor chat” or “Trevor text”. Visit the site to find out more. If you are a youth in CRISIS or thinking about suicide you deserve immediate support! It’s free and confidential. Contact Number: 866-488-7386
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington state. Contact Number: 206-436-2986
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you need someone to talk to this site also has options to chat online with someone. If you are in CRISIS or thinking about suicide you deserve immediate support! Available 24 hours a day; 7 days a week. Contact Number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even think about suicide. If you are felling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the Lifeline. Contact Number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
LGBTQ Mental Health
Although social acceptance of LGBTQ people in the United States has been improving, LGBTQ individuals continue to face stigma and discrimination, which results in multiple health disparities for LGBTQ populations. Here, we review LGBTQ concepts and demographics, discuss health disparities affecting LGBTQ groups, and outline steps health care organizations can take to provide patient-centered care for LGBTQ people. (PDF)
LGBTQ Addiction Guide
DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about the risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com. Contact Info Here
LGBTQ & Alcoholism
The LGBTQ community is more impacted by alcoholism than most. Luckily, awareness is growing, as is the number of LGBTQ-specific treatment programs. Contact Number: 855-922-1235
Straight for Equality – Trans Ally Resource
Contains national transgender organizations, national LGBT and civil rights organizations, data and research, books, links for trans and gender nonconforming youth, workplace information, healthcare, and inclusion in faith communities. Contact Number: 202-467-8180
Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) 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. (Archived Website)
Bisexual Resource Center
The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people. Voice Mail Service: 617-424-9595
The Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf
This alliance aims to establish and maintain a society of Deaf Gays and Lesbians to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advocate our interests as Deaf Gay and Lesbian citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare. Contact Email: RADDPR@radeaf.org
Families & Schools
Scholarships for LGBTQ+ students
To simplify the scholarship hunt, here is comprehensive list of top scholarships for LGBTQ students.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Washington
Championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990, GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our nation’s schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
Gay Straight Alliance Network
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities. Contact Number: 415-552-4229
COLAGE (Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere)
COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents and caregivers into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. Contact Email: email@example.com
Trans Families is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting transgender people and their families since 2008. Today, we run parent support groups (including a group for Spanish-speaking families) and youth support groups. Our weekly support group meetings are all online, available for families everywhere. We are also the force behind the annual conference Gender Odyssey. We want to bring the power of connection to everyone.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. Contact Number: 202-628-4160
interACT uses innovative legal and other strategies, to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits. Contact Number: 707-793-1190
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS)
SIECUS asserts that sex education is a powerful vehicle for social change. We view sexuality as a fundamental part of being human, one worthy of dignity and respect. We advocate for the rights of all people to accurate information, comprehensive sexuality education, and the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health services. Contact Number: (202) 265-2405 , Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Home of the Harvey Milk High School
The Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building, or HMI Center, advocates on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth by influencing policy, while helping build the capacity of decision-makers, individuals, and institutions to better serve this population. Contact Number: 212-674-2600 ex. 241
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. Contact Number: 202-393-5177
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. Contact Number: 202-642-4542
The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer people belong everywhere and can live openly and authentically without discrimination, harassment, or violence. Today, the ACLU brings more LGBTQ rights cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Contact Number: 212-809-8585
Transgender Law Center
TLC is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender + gender non-conforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
Contact Number: 510-587-9696 , Legal Assistance: 415-865-0176
National Center for Lesbian Rights
NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues. Contact Number: 415-392-6257
Northwest Justice Project
Northwest Justice Project (NJP)’s mission is to provide justice for all low-income people in Washington by combating injustice, strengthening communities, and protecting human dignity. NJP is Washington’s largest publicly funded legal aid program. Each year they provide critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs. Contact Number: 206-464-1519
LGBTQ Rights in the U.S. Workplace
Despite all the progress made in advancing equal rights for LGBTQ people in the past decade, the community still experiences adversity and hardship in many areas of life, with employment being one of the most problematic areas.
Freedom to Marry
Freedom to Marry was the campaign that won marriage in the United States and ignited a global movement. Freedom to Marry’s “Roadmap to Victory” national strategy focused from the beginning on setting the stage for a national victory at the Supreme Court by winning a critical mass of states, building a critical mass of public support, and ending federal marriage discrimination. (Archived Website)