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Welcome to our collection of online resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

NOTE: Police in the USA are not trained to deal with mental health issues or these type of crisis situations, so we recommend you only involve them as a last resort!

If you are considering suicide, or you are in a crisis, please reach out for help!
Here are some organizations that can help you:


GLBT National Youth Talkline
(800) 246-7743
(800) 246-PRIDE
GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org

The Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386 (4-U-TREVOR)
TrevorProject.org

Trans Lifeline
(877) 565-8860

Suicide Help Line
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 Veterans Press 1

Point Foundation
PointFoundation.org

Advocates for Youth
AdvocatesForYouth.org

Youth Resource
YouthResource.com

PFLAG - Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG.org

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) (formerly known as Gay - Straight Alliance)
GSAnetwork.org. GLSEN can help you organize a GSA in your school. To start a new club, or find and join a club at your school, visit StudentOrganizing.org


Other LGBT Resources

AdvocatesForYouth.org
AidAtlanta.org
AidsSurvivalProject.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Antijen.org - Transexual Resources
American Psychological Association - Office on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Atlanta Gay Chamber
Atlanta Pride
Being Gay is OK - UK
Born This Way Foundation
BullyingInfo.org
Colage - Gay Parenting
College - LGBTQ Student Experience Guide
College - LGBTQ Student Scholarships
Equality Forum
Family Pride
Gay Center
Gay Demographics
Georgia Equality
GayTeenForum.org
GLAAD - Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, Student, Educational Network
GLBT National Help Center
GLBT Near Me - Resources
HRC Buying Guide
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
In The Life - TV
Lambda Legal
Logo TV
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Modern Military Association of America MortgageLoan.com LGBT Guide
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Point of Pride - Transgender Support Resources
National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
The Jason Foundation
RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE
Sacred Texts / Religion and LGBT
SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Speaking of Suicide
Stop Cyberbullying
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Bully Project
Trans in the South resource guide by Southern Equality
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
Out and Equal
Tolerance.org
Victory Institute
WelcomingSchools.org


"Conversion Therapy"

So-called "conversion therapy" programs are a form of malpractice, and in multiple states have also been ruled by the courts to be a form of consumer fraud. Until we can get a national ban passed (Leelah's Law) we can use the state legislatures to pass bans, and use lawsuits to shut down any programs in states without bans.

For information on "Born Perfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy" visit BornPerfect.org

Thrive.lgbt has resources for survivors of "conversion therapy" and is working to ban the practice.

For those in the United Kingdom: The National Conversion Therapy Helpline is available Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Mobile Phone: 0800 130 3335
E-mail: CThelp@galop.org.uk


Other Suicide Prevention Resources

The Recovery Village has a First Aid Guide for Suicide to help render aid to those experiencing suicidal thoughts until professional help arrives.

The Toronto Distress Centre operates a crisis center, but also has great tips on how to help yourself and how to help others who are thinking of suicide.

Jennifer Scott from SpiritFinder.org has written an article about How To Cope With Suicidal Thoughts and provides several emergency resources and prevention tips.

Many people who attempt suicide, repeat their attempts. Steve Johnson wrote this article on repeat suicide attempts.

Choice Mutual has a page about The Effects Death, Traumas And Disasters Have On Mental Health.

Christina at RecognitionWorks.org suggested these articles:
How to Cope with Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings - In Yourself & Others
Anger, Depression, and Disability: Adapting to a New Reality
The Guide to Rebuilding Bridges With Your Loved Ones After Battling Addiction
Earlier Than Too Late: Stopping Stress and Suicide Among Emergency Personnel
Teens and Peer Suicide: Dangerous Potential After-Effects
Left Behind After Suicide

Melissa Howard from StopSuicide.info submitted How Introverts Can Get the Most Out of Life with Me-Time

SpeakingOfSuicide.com - A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals, & others who care.

Autism presents unique issues with suicidal thoughts, so Elemy.com has written: Suicidal Thoughts & Autism: Resources & How to Help

Not having an accepting and inclusive workplace can be the source of much of our stress. Here are Resources for LGBTQ Professionals in Technology.


Substance Abuse / Addiction

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, substance use disorders affect 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ population, compared to 8.4 percent of the general population. RehabAid.com has an interactive map with 20 years of overdose death statistics.

Here is a list of treatment centers compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

We have created a special group with more resources for addiction and substance abuse treatment at: CleverPeople.com

Educational Resources

A very detailed Resource Guide for LGBTQ+ Students

A great article on using inclusive terminology written for medical personal, but is quite useful for anyone.


If you are in crisis, please reach out for help. There really are people out there who care about you and who want to help you! Stay strong! You are not alone!!!


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This page was last updated on Thursday, November 18th, 2021