Below you will find resources from state and national organizations.
1. Crisis Prevention
2. Identity Resources
3. Families & Schools
4. HIV/AIDS Care
6. Legal Defense
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) , or text/dial 988
To Write Love On Her Arms
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
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
Bullying & Addiction
Bullying is often both the cause and result of physical, mental, and emotional trauma that can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Read this informational web guide for those who are struggling with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Based in Spokane, with outreach services in Pasco, Consistent Care takes a client-centered approach to case management in response to high use of emergency departments. By using a complex care model, we engage social resources within the community to collaborate on comprehensive care plans that address the health and social challenges faced by our clients in an effort to improve access to care and their quality of life. Contact Number: 509-392-6965
True Colors United
In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year. Together, we can change that. True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.
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
Out of Yer Shell
A curated database of resources and supports by transgender and gender non-conforming people, for transgender and gender non-conforming people and those who support them. We use research and lived experiences to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information about gender dysphoria, mental health interventions, and a myriad of other topics related to queer folx and their loved-ones.
TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation
TKPRF aims to enhance the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families. We strive to create more acceptance and understanding in society through a message of unconditional love, awareness, and tolerance.
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
Jim Collins Foundation & Genderbands
Both of these organizations provide financial support for gender-affirming surgeries.
Families & Schools
Scholarships for LGBTQ+ students
To simplify the scholarship hunt, here is comprehensive list of top scholarships for LGBTQ students. It is from 2018, there may be broken links.
Campus Pride Index
Since 2007, the Campus Pride Index has been the premier LGBTQ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create safer, more inclusive campus communities. It allows those interested in higher education to search a database of LGBTQ-friendly campuses that have come out to improve the academic experience and quality of campus life.
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.
Family Acceptance Project
Through research, intervention, education and policy initiatives, FAP strives to prevent health and mental health risks, including suicide, homelessness, drug use, and HIV in LGBTQ youth — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. They aim to strengthen families and build healthy futures for LGBTQ and gender diverse children and youth.
Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens by providing education, training and support. They hold online groups and events, and have other resources for gender expansive youth and families.
Stand with Trans
Stand with Trans has been dedicated to developing programs, educational events and support groups to serve transgender youth. Our mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life.
Remember: Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with HIV, are a long-term survivor or are concerned about a possible exposure, finding support is critical for your health and wellbeing. You’re never alone.
AIDSVu Mapping Tool
Find HIV testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and other HIV services near you. AIDSVu is an interactive online mapping tool that visualizes the impact of the HIV epidemic on communities across the United States to increase disease awareness and promote data-driven public health decision-making.
HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator
Find HIV testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and other HIV services near you. HIV.gov receives planning guidance from the Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council, a cross-agency planning group, and uses a communications plan to guide its activities.
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
PFLAG BF’s Rights & Advocacy Page
Learn more about the law and what actions you can take if your rights have been violated.
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. Get Legal Help in Washington State
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
QLaw Foundation of Washington
QLaw promotes the dignity and respect of LGBTQ2S+ Washingtonians within the legal system through advocacy, education, and legal assistance. QLaw offers a wide range of services, including direct legal services, trainings, consulting, advocacy, litigation support, amicus work, and impact ligitation. Contact Number: 206-483-2725
Lavender Rights Project
Lavender Rights Project, located in Western WA, elevates the power, autonomy, and leadership of the Black intersex & gender diverse community through intersectional legal and social services. By following the lead of Black trans women and femmes who have the wisdom and nuanced understanding of community needs, we will build decolonized systems of care and support for our people. Contact Number: 206-639-7955
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
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)
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