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Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
LGBTQ+Q Colleges and Resources
Attending college can be difficult, but lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students may have an even harder time than others. The following guide was created to help LGBTQ+Q students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive. https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/
Deaf Queer Resource Center
The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities. planet.deafqueer.com
Families Like Mine
Families Like Mine is a web site dedicated to decreasing isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQ+), and bringing voice to the experiences of these families. www.familieslikemine.com
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools. www.glsen.org
AVEN, or asexuality visibility and education network hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike. https://www.asexuality.org/home/
Trans Student Educational Resources
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action. https://www.transstudent.org/
LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide
From finding inclusive companies, getting comfortable with the interview process, to coming out at work, here is a resource guide to help you navigate the corporate landscape as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. https://www.zippia.com/advice/lgbt-resource-guide/
Human Rights Campaign
HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community. As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies. (800) 777-4723 www.hrc.org
Human Rights Campaign- St. Louis www.hrc.org/stlouis
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. 212-809-8585 http://www.lambdalegal.org
Log Cabin Republicans
Log Cabin Republicans are committed to promoting an inclusive Republican Party at all levels, and to promoting Republican principles and candidates within the gay and lesbian community. www.logcabin.org (national organization)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. www.ngltf.org
P-FLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and almost 500 affiliates in the United States. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families, and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. (314) 821-FLAG (3524) (local chapter) www.pflag.org
Pride St. Louis
Pride St. Louis, Inc. is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the general public of the presence of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered individuals in the community in an effort to eliminate prejudice and achieve harmony. Pride St. Louis brings PrideFest every year to St. Louis during the month of June. They also organize various events throughout the year, ranging from drag shows to charity functions. (314) 772-8888 firstname.lastname@example.org://pridestl.org
PROMO was founded in 1986 as the Privacy Rights Education Project, a grassroots membership organization that fights for the privacy rights of all Missourians. We focus most of our efforts on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
(314) 862-4900; (877) 511-7737 (toll free); www.promoonline.org
The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.
St. Louis Black Pride
To serve as a resource for the St. Louis Metropolitan Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and be a catalyst for unity, empowerment, and pride through delivery of education and outreach activities. 314-776-4966; www.stlouisblackpride.org
Stonewall is America's only grassroots Democratic LGBTQ+ organization. We focus on creating change in three ways: educating the LGBTQ+ community about the differences between the political parties; mobilizing the LGBTQ+ community to get out to vote on Election Day for fair-minded Democrats; and standing up when Republicans attack our families and our civil rights while we lead the Democratic party to continue improving its record on issues important to our community. (314) 772-4179; email@example.com; www.stonewalldemocrats.org
LGBTQ+ Community and Tobacco
With the added pressure and stress in accordance with fighting for human rights, Big Tobacco has concentrated their efforts on targeting the LGBTQ+ community. https://quitday.org/support/lgbt-community/
The Midwest Times
The Midwest Times is a free publication, distributed each week throughout Missouri and Kansas. Midwest Times' primary goal is to present a pride positive publication that entertains and informs. www.midwesttimes.com
#Boom Media is a St. Louis-based news, advocacy and community publication serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) and urban progressive audience.
Founded in 2014, the mission of #Boom Magazine is to provide a LGBTQ+ media suite serving the St. Louis Metro and surrounding areas, with a focus on community and their perspectives on national, regional and local stories. https://www.boom.lgbt/
LGBTQ+Q Nation is one of the most followed websites for news articles relating to LGBTQ+ issues. LGBTQ+Q Nation is an online news magazine, reporting on issues relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer community. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/
The Vital Voice
The Vital Voice is the bi-weekly regional newspaper serving the Midwestern Gay and Lesbian community. www.thevitalvoice.com
Available weekdays from 9 am - 5 pm. Providing emotional support, referral resources, and education. (314) 647-1144; (800) 337-AIDS
Anti-Violence Advocacy Project (AVAP)
The AVAP has an information line where you can find LGBTQ+/Queer-friendly safe support and services. Whether you're a victim of partner abuse, have experienced hate-related violence, or just have a question about services for LGBTQ+Q persons, give us a call!
(314) 503-2050; https://www.avap-stl.org
Bisexual Alliance of St. Louis (BASL)
The Bisexual Alliance of St. Louis, or BASL, is a social/support group that discusses bisexuality as a normal part of everyday life. Their goal is to develop a sense of support and community within the St. Louis region. Speakers are available.
(314) 995-4629; firstname.lastname@example.org;https://BiStLouis.org
Drug and Alcohol Helpline: (800) 668-HELP
GLBT Helpline (all ages); Peer Listening Line (25 and under)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline, along with the youth-only Peer Listening Line is a program of Fenway Community Health in Boston MA. Its mission is to provide anonymous information, referrals, and support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) callers via our toll free, anonymous, nationwide phone number. Volunteers who are 25 years old or younger staff the Peer Line but the Helpline has volunteers of all ages. GLBT Helpline: (888) 340-GLBT; Peer Listening Line: (800) 399-PEER
Life Crisis Hotline
24 hour a day, 7 day a week crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and referral service hotline.
(314) 647-HELP (4357)
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ+Q youth by providing life-saving
and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline,
digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive
and positive environment for everyone.
The Trevor Project operates three core program areas in order to provide life-saving and life-affirming resources for LGBTQ+Q youth and to create safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.