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message 1: by Kaje (last edited Aug 07, 2018 05:29PM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments I wanted to create a list of LGBTQ places you can go online for information and help. Anyone who has suggestions please add them. Read comments below for more links

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ 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.

And if phoning is not okay for you there is chat, 7 days a week, and texting 2 days - http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages...

Trans Lifeline
US: (877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366
-a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

Lifeline Australia In Australia there's a 24hr/7 day a week helpline for crisis support, suicide prevention & mental health support
Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14
Also in Australia-
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 (beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, for support with anxiety, depression and suicide)
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

GLBT Near Me is a US-based search engine for LGBT organizations close to a zip code you enter

OK2BMe - Ontario, Canada

Brandon Shire's website has a list of some LGBT youth organizations

PFLAG Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - has a lot of resources and links

Gender Spectrum is a resource site for trans/genderfluid kids and their families
Gender Spectrum's Lounge - a place for chat and shared support for non-cis-gender individuals, their families and those who care about them.

Mermaids a UK organization in support of gender-variant kids and their families

Trans Youth Family Allies is another support organization that is US based

Gay Straight Alliance network for starting school GSAs and dealing with LGBTQ support issues especially in US schools

Stomp Out Bullying - a non-profit with info and resources about bullying of all kinds

most of these are US-based since that's where I live. it would be great if people in other countries can add resources they may know.

It Gets Better Project - has International resources under "Get Help" - click on "Search by Location" - https://itgetsbetter.org/get-help/

** trans-specific suicide hotline for USA & Canada, staffed exclusively by trans people: +1 (877) 565 8860 **

Stop Homophobia website has a LOT of numbers for all kinds of support lines in multiple countries.

Turn2me.org - an online peer-oriented mental health resource.

Lambda Legal has a list of youth resources state by state here (although note that this is a couple of years old and things change - Virginia for example - ROSMY has changed its name to Side By Side, although phone and address are the same.)

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Torsten (Khasra) | 501 comments For Germany it's the Lambda Youth Network. You can find their website at www.lamda-online.de

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K (K-polipetl) | 4090 comments In the UK the main starting point for LGBT information would be Stonewall

In particular their “At School” page where there are links to numerous other organisation they also have their own site specifically for under 21’s

Stonewall also provide a university guide rating all UK universities and the towns they are in
Gay by degree

I will try link some more helplines later on

message 4: by Sammy Goode (new)

Sammy Goode | 5313 comments Nothing to add except my thanks for all of you listing here! This is what we are all about--and I am honored to be here with you all!

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Red Tash (RedTash) | 15 comments Just tweeted this thread. Thank you.

message 6: by C. (last edited Apr 27, 2015 07:36PM) (new)

C. Kennedy | 184 comments Here are a few more links:


National Hotline for Dating Abuse: Love is Respect
1-866-331-9474 or tty: 1-866-331-8453 or text to 77054
Is this abuse?

National Sexual Assault Hotline: RAINN
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Ali Forney Center, Housing for Homeless LGBT Youth:
1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) & 1-212-206-0574

It Gets Better Project (including Canadian help line):

Futures Without Violence:


ACLU: Know Your Rights:

GLSEN: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education
Network: http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all...

GLADD: Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:

Matthew Shepard Foundation:

Welcoming Schools, A Project of the Human Rights Campaign:

No H8 Campaign:

Campus Pride, Inc. and Stop the Hate Initiative:

The Point Foundation: Scholarship foundation

PFLAG Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays:

Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA)

Trans Youth Equality Foundation:
Do your parents need help understanding you? Check this out. Helping Parents Understand – Trans 101

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Transexual Roadmap

Youth & Gender Media Project http://youthandgendermediaproject.org/

What's it Like to be Intersex?

Organization Intersex International http://oiiinternational.com/2533/welc...

Intersex Society of North America http://www.ISNA.org

Intersex Roadshow http://intersexroadshow.blogspot.com/

One with Courage: http://www.onewithcourage.org/

Dating Matters – CDC’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative:


Please Hear What I am Not Saying:

Character Counts: The Six Pillars of Character

message 7: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Wow, thank you so much :)

message 8: by C. (last edited Jan 15, 2013 09:46PM) (new)

C. Kennedy | 184 comments You're welcome, Kaje.

I'm so excited about this site, I simply have to post it. During the course of penning Omorphi, I learned that there were no sites that provided information as to "HOW A FRIEND CAN HELP AN ABUSED FRIEND." I sent a request to the Trevor Project to create such a resource. I'm pleased to say that they partnered with Inspire USA to create REACHOUT.COM and there are now resources for FRIENDS TO HELP FRIENDS!



message 9: by C. (last edited Jan 23, 2013 06:13PM) (new)

C. Kennedy | 184 comments I updated my resource page to include links to International Resources.


message 10: by Sammy Goode (new)

Sammy Goode | 5313 comments great resources here--thanks everyone!

message 11: by Charlie (last edited Mar 03, 2013 04:01AM) (new)

Charlie (charlieboi81) | 2 comments For LGBTQ youth in South Florida, there is Pridelines Youth Center. They are a drop-in center in South Florida that is available for LGBTQ youth.

Major English (Laura) | 31 comments Thanks everyone for the links and resources! And I loved the "Please Hear What I'm Not Saying Poem."

message 13: by C. (new)

C. Kennedy | 184 comments Thank you, Laura! If only there were more people who listened carefully...


Major English (Laura) wrote: "Thanks everyone for the links and resources! And I loved the "Please Hear What I'm Not Saying Poem.""

message 14: by Kaje (last edited Mar 12, 2013 10:52PM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Robyn wrote: "Their website is at http://washingtongenderalliance.com/ ..."

Their website has a bunch of links listed under the "links" button including some local and other more far-flung or web-based, with some good support for transgender people.

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Kazza (Kazzak) | 26 comments This is a wonderful resource. You are all terrific for posting this information.

message 16: by Wren [t(he)y] (new)

Wren [t(he)y] (wrenreviewer) | 208 comments Any for Canada?

message 17: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments OK2BMe in the first message is Ontario; if you have others please post them

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C. Kennedy | 184 comments Atlanta, GA Homeless LGBT Youth Resource.



message 19: by Kaje (last edited Jun 22, 2013 09:17AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments A site in the UK for chat and information, with lists of local groups:

Queer Youth Network:


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Wren [t(he)y] (wrenreviewer) | 208 comments need resources for Kingston Ontario canada

message 21: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments You could check with OK2BMe - http://ok2bme.ca/ They're in Ontario - I haven't dealt with them myself but worth a look.

message 22: by Sammy Goode (new)

Sammy Goode | 5313 comments Julia wrote: "need resources for Kingston Ontario canada"


maybe start here??

message 23: by Wren [t(he)y] (new)

Wren [t(he)y] (wrenreviewer) | 208 comments Thanks

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Miriasha Borsykowsky | 35 comments If you're in Vermont, you can go to Outright Vermont, an organization that is very important to me. http://www.outrightvt.org/
I'm actually raising money for it by pulling a firetruck down my street! (Outright is for LGBTQ+ youth, and it helps so many young people who might otherwise have nowhere safe to be themselves. This organization is AMAZING!)

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Miriasha Borsykowsky | 35 comments (Also, I'd really appreciate it if people could spread that second link, I'm trying to raise as much money for the organization as possible and am having some trouble)

message 26: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments For gay student-athletes: Athlete Ally.

Athlete Ally is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization focused on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports by educating allies in the athletic community and empowering them to take a stand.

We recruit Ambassadors in youth, collegiate, professional and international sports, who work to foster “allyship” in their athletic environments.

Athlete Ally also provides public awareness campaigns, educational programming and tools and resources to foster inclusive sports communities.

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Daisy Rios Not sure if anyone will be able to help me but I'm looking for organizations or groups near the O'Hare Airport in Illinois, USA. I know there are some in Chicago but they are too far from where I live.

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Daisy wrote: "Not sure if anyone will be able to help me but I'm looking for organizations or groups near the O'Hare Airport in Illinois, USA. I know there are some in Chicago but they are too far from where I l..."

You might check with Lesbians and Gays of Evanston - http://www.meetup.com/LGBT-of-Evanston/ If they aren't close enough, they might know who is. be aware I found them with a web search, so I have no first hand experience with them.

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J.S. Frankel | 103 comments Kaje,

Much obliged for the links. I'll check them out.


message 30: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 683 comments I don't know very much about that location, but this might be helpful.....


If Evanston is near O'Hare, then there's a PFLAG group nearby. It says the closest is the Deerfield chapter.

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Amy Burk (amykaufmanburk) | 28 comments Do you know someone who just came out? Is the family supportive? Does the family have questions or need guidance? I'm working on a series of blog posts to help. I posted the first of the series -- "When Your Daughter Or Son Comes Out" -- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... I welcome people's comments and ideas on how to help.

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments The Real Story Safe Sex Project - an education by entertainment site to continue to emphasize the impact of HIV/AIDS, organized by "Geography Club" writer Brent Hartinger.

"The Real Story Safe Sex Project takes a new, hopefully more entertaining approach: remind people about HIV and safe sex using entertainment and popular culture, especially projects involving your favorite fictional gay and bi characters.

I’m launching the project with my story Two Thousand Pounds Per Square Inch, using a character from my own Russel Middlebrook Series. You can download it for free by clicking on the book jacket or using the direct links below (warning: it’s sexually explicit!)..."

You can check out the site at http://brenthartinger.com/therealstory/

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments A program available to schools to talk about teen suicide, both prevention and dealing with classmate-loss: More Than Sad

message 34: by Jay (last edited Dec 05, 2014 09:41PM) (new)

Jay Clark (JayDClark) | 488 comments Here is an ABC News segment about gay students at BYU and how that 74% of the 1800 LGBT Mormons at that one University have thought about suicide, and that 24% have attempted suicide at least once. It's chilling to watch at first, but may help others to get the help they need as the LGBT Mormon students talk about accepting their orientation and coming out to potential supporters.


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FFP-Grumpy | 7 comments I share a French forum of discussion lesbian, it's great and very friendly :

message 36: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Thank you!

message 37: by Kaje (last edited Apr 05, 2015 09:15AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments These were posted by someone I trust, but I have not checked them out myself.

Australia 131114.
That Irish number is for Northern Ireland; Republic of Ireland is: Hotline: 1850 60 90 90

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments A US center for LGBTQ health - this is a resource you can refer your primary care doctor or other physician to as well, if you feel they need advice in meeting your specific needs, especially if you are intersex or trans or have other LGBTQ-related concerns that they may not be familiar with:

The Fenway Institute - National LGBT Health Education Center - http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

message 39: by Kaje (last edited May 27, 2015 08:21AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments A list of YA LGBT Youth organizations from author Brandon Shire, including International group, local shelters and assistance, and fundraisers.


message 40: by Kaje (last edited Jul 25, 2015 12:13AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments "We Happy Trans" - http://wehappytrans.com/ - A place for sharing positive trans* perspectives

Gender Diversity.org - http://www.genderdiversity.org/ - This organization provides family support, works with schools, and provides community-building services to improve the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions.

Transgender Child - http://www.transgenderchild.net/ - information for parents and families.

"Know Your Rights" - a pamphlet from GLSEN and the ACLU for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students - https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/fi...

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments UK - Hate crime reporting and support -

If you have been a victim of hate crime then there are organisations who can provide independent advice and support like
Victim Support 08 08 16 89 111.

Victim Support provide a generic advice and support service covering all the hate crime strands (Disability, Faith, Gender Identity, Race and Sexual Orientation), they can also provide information about the specialist support organisations that are there to help like the Community Security Trust, Tell Mama, Galop (pan London LGBT anti-hate crime charity) and other organisations.

list of resources


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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Transgender Law Center 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. http://transgenderlawcenter.org/about

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments A resource for information about the gender spectrum - http://www.thegenderbook.com/

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Intersex society of North America - http://www.isna.org/

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Gender Identity questions (located in the UK) Gender Identity Research and Education Society - "GIRES' purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender." : http://www.gires.org.uk/index.php/sup...

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments A new space online from Gender Spectrum:

The Lounge

The Lounge is a space for teens, parents, and professionals to connect with one another. Members can form their own groups and participate in our broader online community. Meet new people and connect with friends and colleagues online.


I have joined, but have not yet explored it. It is a moderated forum, and Gender Spectrum has a good reputation in general. As always, be cautious with personal information and contacts when online.

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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments An New Zealand Resource: Inside Out: Making Schools Safer for Trans and Gender Diverse Students Resource


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Kaje Harper | 14456 comments TrevorSpace - TrevorSpace is a social networking site for lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth
ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.


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J.J. (goodreadscomtriplej) Kaje wrote: "A new space online from Gender Spectrum:

The Lounge

The Lounge is a space for teens, parents, and professionals to connect with one another. Members can form their own groups and participate in ..."

message 50: by Kaje (last edited Aug 11, 2016 12:20PM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 14456 comments Transgender Toolkit - for Australian trans teens and their parents, who have to all go through the court system before having access to hormones :


Under Australian law, parents can usually
consent to medical treatment for their
children. However, there are some
forms of medical treatment, known as
“special medical procedures”, to which
parents cannot consent. Special medical
procedures require parents to apply to
the Family Court for approval before the
child’s treatment can proceed.
The law says that Stage 2
hormone treatment (the use of oestrogen or
testosterone) for transgender children
is a special medical procedure.

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