LGBTQ Local support chapters, helplines, resources, etc in the USA

Author :- Chetana Chaudhury Oct. 15, 2020, 4:03 p.m.
LGBTQ Local support chapters, helplines, resources, etc in the USA

An assist is so a noble and precious gift you'll offer to somebody. Supporting individuals around oneself is Godly! after we offer cheerfully and settle for appreciatively, most are blessed. we must always celebrate individuality daily. And there could not be a more robust thanks to celebrating pride and LGBTQ community rights than to produce them with enriching resources that could facilitate them within the time of would like.

"You have not lived today till you've got done one thing for somebody."

Gender preference doesn't outline you. Your spirit defines you. Let's not simply help others in coming out as 'who they are' but let's join hands and stand along, for the most part, preaching this message that 'we all are one!' Unity can take you good distance, then you'd ever imagine. Thus here on Tickle.Life, we tend to determined for a listing of some vital resources, particularly for the LGBTQ community.

It will be updated daily. we tend to hope to share these resources with everybody and crowdsource more of those details. If you've got access to any data regarding resources of this sort, please comment on the main points below or email social@tickle.life to feature on the current page.

Each person is very important and a very important part of our community. As this list isn't scratching away simply any name of organizations however a meaningful list of resources and helpline numbers that may help the LGBTQ community at large. So help us spread this message.
We hope you are feeling similar, and aid us in this endeavor.

LGBTQ Resources

Trevor Project Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT youth

ACLU Defends free speech and other rights for all Americans, includuing members of the LGBTQ community

Gay Straight Alliance Network Empowers youth to stand up for LGBTQ rights in schools and community

PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Helps you find local chapters in your area

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) Conducts research on LGBTQ topics in schools, and assists in forming Gay/Straight Alliances throughout the country

Lambda Legal Litigates instances of bias and discrimination

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) Litigates instances of bias and discrimination

Directory of LGBTQ Centers Centerlink’s database contains information about member LGBT Community Centers and member affiliates in the United States and around the world

Our Family Coalition Advances equity for LGBTQ families with children through support, education, and advocacy

Lyric Center for LGBTQ Youth Builds community and inspires positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities

LGBT Youth Resources from the Center for Disease Control Resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments

Human Rights Campaign Resources for LGBTQ Youth

Lambda Legal Resources for LGBTQ Youth by State

Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.

Resources for Educators

History UnErased LGBTQ history curriculum and teacher training

TRANSATHLETE.com Assists in developing transgender inclusive athletics policies

Fair Education Act Aims to be a one-stop place for lessons and resources to support teachers in making history and social studies a more fair, accurate, inclusive and respectful experience for all students

Source: LGBTQ Resources | ConnectSafely

Organizations advocating for LGBTQ Americans

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in this country and their six million children. They work to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

The LGBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. They have 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.

Transgender Law Center (TLC) works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. They envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) works to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and healthcare professionals. GLMA achieves its goals by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The organization advocates building and strengthening successful companies that value all employees, customers, and communities.

The Transgender Training Institute (TTI) provides national training and consulting services that are informed/provided by transgender and non-binary people, for the benefit of transgender and non-binary communities. The organization works across the United States, providing services including expert facilitation of transgender-related professional development training, training of trainers/facilitators (TOTs), ally skill-building seminars, and keynote speaking.

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE) The mission of SAGE is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.

Source: LGBTQ Organizations You Need to Know | Diversity Best Practices

LGBTQ Resources for All Students

CenterLink Founded with the mission to build sustainable LGBTQ community centers, this organization now has over 200 locations in 46 states and five countries. Aside from strengthening local LGBTQ communities, the organization also provides networking, technical assistance and training, and capacity building services.

Get Equal GE focuses on equipping the LGBTQ community and their allies to fight against inequalities and to push for progressive change. The organization is committed to continuing fighting for equality.

TransYouth Family Allies TYFA is focused on supporting children and families to create support systems offering encouragement and acceptance regardless of sexual orientation. The main areas of work include educating the public about discrimination, working to eliminate oppression and violence, and forming alliances to ensure support services are in place for LGBTQ individuals. The organization has a number of outreach initiatives and resources to accomplish this mission.


The Attic Youth Center Some of the services offered include life skills, mental health counseling, supportive programs, community engagement, and social activities. AYC also provides a number of resources at both the local and national level.

It Gets Better Project The mission of the IGB Project is to give LGBT youth across the world hope that things do get better. In response to raised incidents of students committing suicide after being bullied in school, this project provides both inspiration and resources, including pledges and educational videos.

Source: Essential Resources for LGBTQ Teens & College Students

If you’re a survivor of sexual assault, there is help available. Sexual assault hotline. Join the Conversation. 24/7 Hotline. 

Link: Click here. 

Support & Resources

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling delivers educational and support resources for LGBTQ individuals, as well as promoting competency on LGBTQ issues for counseling professionals.

The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists offers numerous resources for LGBT individuals experiencing mental health conditions and psychiatric professionals with LGBT clients. 

For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex. Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI

Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741. 

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support. Call us on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email helpline@lgbt. foundation.

LGBT National Youth Hotline  Number: 800-246-7743

LGBT National Hotline Number: 888-843-4564

Pride Institute LGBTQ Dependency Number: (800)-547-7433

Community Helpline Number: (877)-541-2525

Wellspace Health Crisis/Suicide Prevention Number: (916)-368-3111

Friends for Survival Suicide Loss Helpline Number: (800)-646-7322

WEAVE Crisis Intervention For Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking/Sexual Assault Number: (916)-920-2952

RAINN: Rape Abuse + Incest National Network Number: (800) 656-4673

The MOCHA Center 

www.mochacenter.org, whose mission is to improve the health and wellness in communities of color through intervention and service with an emphasis on LGBT programming.  The MOCHA Center is a peer-driven community-based organization that has been in existence since December 1996. MOCHA provides quality comprehensive health and wellness services to people of color, providers, community-based organizations, groups, and institutions. Services include a full array of outreach, prevention, education, mental health, psychosocial services, support groups, and referrals to medical, treatment, and care services. 

The MOCHA Center makes a difference locally, state-wide, and nationally through the provision of quality technical & capacity-building assistance services, community-driven mobilization initiatives, advocacy, and sustained partnerships.

Pride and Joy Families, a local agency that is dedicated to helping LGBTQ people in upstate NY achieve their goals of building and sustaining healthy families.  We do this by providing support and advocacy, information and access to community and sensitive health care and services.

African American LGBTQ youth: www.mochacenter.org

The Al-Fatiha Foundation:  Dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their allies, families, and friends.

Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ Youth: www.mochacenter.org

Latin American/Hispanic/Puerto Rican LGBTQ Youth: www.mochacenter.org

National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum

Deaf Queer Resource Center: A comprehensive and accurate information about the Deaf LGBT community.

Disability Resources

Native American LGBTQ youth: www.mochacenter.org

Passing Twice: The network of queer stutterers (people who stutter) and their allies.

Queer Recovery: GLBT people in or seeking recovery from drugs or alcohol.

Soulforce: A network of friends learning nonviolence from Gandhi and King, seeking justice for God’s LGBT children.

The World’s Congress of LGBT Jews

GLBTQ Encyclopedia: An encyclopedia of LGBTQ culture.

Bisexual Resource Center: Research, education and support about issues of bisexuality.

Queer Theory: Provides online resources integrated with visual and textual resources in Queer culture, queer theory, queer studies and related fields.

Families Like Mine: Dedicated to decreasing isolation for people who have parents who are LGBT, and bringing voice to the experiences of these families.

The Straight Spouse Network: Support and information for straight spouses and their children of LGBT parents.

The LGBT Religious Archives Network: An innovative venture in developing archives and encouraging historical study of LGBT religious movements.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis: To combine compassionate care to New Yorkers with AIDS; educate to keep people healthy; advocate for fair and effective public policies.

GLBT Health Pages: An excellent site by the Seattle and King County Public Health Department.

The Gay & Lesbian Medical Association: Exists to make the health care environment a place of empathy, justice and equality.

AIDS Care (formerly AIDS Rochester), www.acrochester.org. AIDS Care, The Center for Positive Living, is the leading provider of HIV/AIDS services in Rochester and the Finger Lakes and was formed by the January 2010 merger of AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester.

We not only offer a wide array of HIV/AIDS medical, social and prevention services in a calm, comfortable and welcoming environment. We are also the only organization in the Finger Lakes region with HIV/AIDS care and support services as our sole focus.

Coming Out Stories

Coming out stories – Tell your story today and read about others. 

Youth Resources Committed, supportive, caring, and trustworthy place for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youths to communicate.

Transgender Directory Project Links to other Transgender sites.

Trans-Health.com An online magazine for transgendered and transsexual people.

Transsexual.org Information on transsexualism and transgenderism (More on Male to Female than Female to Male transgendered people).

Please share other resources you think are relevant, and we'll add them to this list. You can either email them to us at social@tickle.life or just let us know in the comments below.

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