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LGBTQ+ Community Resources: Help Is Available​

It can be difficult dealing with coming out and all the social issues that come along living in our world as an LGBTQ+ person. I’ve compiled this small but growing list of LGBTQ+ Resources in the event someone stumbles across my page looking for help or places where they can find additional information. 

LGBTQ+ Community Resources

The Trevor Project

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998. It focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

https://hrc.org

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest LGBTQ advocacy group and LGBTQ political lobbying organization in the United States

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

https://pflag.org/

PFLAG provides confidential peer support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies. PFLAG chapters are in communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

LGBTQ Foundation

https://lgbt.foundation/

LGBT Foundation is a national charity providing advice and a wide range of support, and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) communities. The LGBT Foundation also works with healthcare and other professionals to help make public services more accessible and inclusive for LGBT communities

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

https://www.glaad.org/

GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance. Learn More. Featured Stories.

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

https://transequality.org/ 

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.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

https://glsen.org

Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Works to Ensure All Students Have a Safe Place to Learn. 

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

https://www.hrw.org/ 

Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people in 100 countries worldwide, spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice

CDC LGBT Youth Resources

https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the health needs of LGBT Youth can differ from their heterosexual peers. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.

LGBTQ+ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources

The Recovery Village – LGBTQ+ Resources

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/lgbtq/

The Recovery Village believes that LGBTQ mental health and substance use resources are vital to providing additional support for this community. They welcome our LGBTQ+ friends and family struggling with substance use. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, you are worthy of the highest level of care in overcoming a substance use disorder

Ohio Recovery Center – LGBTQ+ Resources

https://www.recoveryohio.org/substance-abuse-in-lgbtq-community/

The LGBTQ+ community faces higher levels of substance abuse than their straight and cisgender peers. Risk factors include increased social stress and lack of healthcare. Ohio Recovery treatment centers can provide effective care by addressing the issues that this community faces.

The Addiction Center – LGBTQ and Addiction

https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/lgbtq/

Members of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community face a number of challenges that have contributed to a high rate of addiction within the community. An estimated 20 to 30% of the LGBTQ community abuses substances, compared to about 9% the population as a whole. The Addiction Center has created this web guide to help deal with LGBTQ+ issues and their relationship to drug and alcohol abuse. 

The Addiction Group – LGBTQ+ Resoruces

Substance Use Among Gay and Bisexual Men
https://www.addictiongroup.org/resources/gay-bisexual-men/

Women's Sober Living Resources
https://www.addictiongroup.org/rehab/types/womens-sober-living/

The Addiction Group has created these resources to help deal with LGBTQ+ issues and their relationship to drug and alcohol abuse. Sober living homes or halfway houses are the bridge between rehab and recovery and these homes provide gender-specific care and support long-term recovery.

LBGTQ+ Student Resources

LGBTQ+ Student Resources Ultimate Guide

https://couponfollow.com/research/resources-guide-for-lgbtq-students

Cuponfollow created this ultimate guide of resources for LGBTQ+ students in higher education, including scholarships, resources, clubs, anti-bullying hotlines, and more. For anyone considering themselves to be somewhere along the gender, sexuality, or romanticism spectrum, here’s what one might consider to be a handbook for LGBTQ+ college students, with helpful LGBTQ+ information such as ways to make the college campus feel more inclusive and less homophobic.

LBGTQ+ Legal Resources

Stay Safe with Ride Sharing & Sexual Assault Guide

https://cutterlaw.com/sexual-assault-ride-sharing-guide/

With the advent of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the environment for LGBTQ+ sexual assault happening is ripe in these rides. There have been many cases, some especially tragic. For this reason, Cutter Law has decided to make a comprehensive guide about sexual assault in ride sharing services where we included info about how to stay safe and options in case it happens.

Legal Resources from LawFirm.com

https://www.lawfirm.com/

Lawfirm.com offers educational resources and access to an extensive legal network that’s vetted, experienced and ready to help. They publish in-depth lawsuit guides and breaking news about drugs, products, and other issues that could affect the LGBTQ community. Their mission is to empower people with the information they need to recover from their injuries — and to hold the companies that injured them accountable. Lawfirm.com helps those that have been affected by nursing home abuse, newborn disabilities, veterans exposed to toxins during their service and more.

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