National Resources

Mental Health and/or Crisis Services

Trevor Project (Call, Text, or Chat): For queer youth struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or needing a judgement-free space to talk.

Trans Lifeline: Peer support hotline run by and for trans people. 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Send a text to 741741

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Political Resources

Equality Federation: National partner to state-based movements toward equality for LGBTQ+ folx.

Human Rights Campaign: National LGBTQ+ civil rights organization.

National LGBTQ Task Force: National advocacy organization training and educating individuals on LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Legal Resources

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): National legal and advocacy resource with a section that works in courts and on cases of issues of LGBTQ+ civil rights.

Lambda Legal: Legal nonprofit that aims to achieve total recognition of LGBTQ+ civil rights.

LGBT Bar: Largest LGBT Bar and Ally Lawyer association in the country.

Youth Resources

GLSEN: Network with educational and advocacy resources that aims to create safe, affirming schools for all LGBTQ+ folx.

GSA Network: Connects GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance or Genders and Sexualities Alliance) clubs from across the country to train leaders and build the GSA movement.

Safe Schools Coalition: Public-private partnership aiming to make schools safe and affirming places for LGBTQ+ youth.

Trevor Project: For queer youth struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or needing a judgement-free space to talk.

Transgender Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality: Advocates to change policies and culture to understand and affirm transgender people.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project: Collective that aims to increase political awareness of low-income people and people of color who are also transgender, intersex or gender non-conforming.

Transgender Law Center: Trans-led organization advocating for transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund: Legal organization committed to “ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression.”

General Resources

Anti-Violence Project: Empowers LGBTQ+ folx to work toward ending violence through organizing and education.

CenterLink: A nationwide network of LGBTQ+ centers and an organization that provides support for growing centers.

COLAGE: Unites folx with at least one LGBTQ+ parent into a network of support and advocacy.

GHMC: Provides HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.

GLAAD: Media website and organization that aims to change the culture and media conversation around gender and sexual orientation.  

Matthew Shepard Foundation: Organization doing outreach work to replace hate with “understanding, compassion and acceptance.”

Movement Advancement Project: MAP provides independent research and communications that advance LGBTQ+ advocacy work.

Out and Equal: Nonprofit dedicated to achieving workplace equality for LGBTQ+ folx.

PFLAG: National network of chapters comprising LGBTQ+ folx and allies who advocate for change.

Williams Institute: UCLA Law think tank dedicated to researching sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy.

Because Qth was founded in Columbus, Ohio, that is the area and resources with which the Editor is most familiar. Find more central Ohio-specific resources here.