Trans*


REGIONAL

TranQuility: Transgender Community Group

Support services based in North Central Florida

Focuses on trans* and GNC individuals in North Central Florida, to provide a connection among these individuals and educate others about how to be allies.

 

Gulf Coast Transgender Alliance

Located in Pensacola

Works to provide a safe space for trans* individuals by sharing relevant information on trans* -educated endocrinologists, mental health counselors, and social service workers.


NATIONAL

InterACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth

Legal Services, Advocacy

Uses legal and other strategies to advocate for the rights of children born with intersex traits.


INTERNATIONAL

Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE)

Trans*, Gender Diverse, and Intersex Advocacy in Action

Strives for justice and equality for trans*, gender diverse, and intersex communities. Works to provide for the transformation of global advocacy, knowledge creation, and resource distribution at all levels of political, legal, and socio-economic processes.

 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Education, Healthcare, Public Policy

An interdisciplinary professional and educational organization dedicated to researching and providing evidence-based medicine for trans* and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals.

LGBTQ+ Seeking Refuge/Asylum


INTERNATIONAL

AsylumConnect

Online resource database for LGBTQ people seeking asylum

Verified LGBTQ+ and immigrant-friendly services for individuals seeking refuge or asylum from their home country to the United States. Facilitation of safe navigation of people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Instantly matches LGBTQ+ people fleeing persecution with verified safe legal, medical, mental health and social service providers across North America. Link to privacy policy to ensure safety among all individuals seeking to be matched.

 

No More Fear Foundation

Based in New York. The foundation provides a lifeline of resettlement services to LGBT individuals, couples, and their families seeking refuge and asylum in the United States from violence and persecution in their home countries.

LGBTQ+ Experiencing Homelessness


REGIONAL

Zebra Coalition

Located in Central Florida

Assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical/sexual/drug abuse by utilizing individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.

 

Pridelines’ Project Safe: Safe Accommodations for Everyone

Located in Miami-Dade County for those under 24 years old

Providing LGBTQ+ youths under 24 years of age with access to safe and supportive shelter, holistic care coordination, referral services for HIV testing, substance abuse, medical needs, and educational support, transportation assistance, emergency meal assistance, family support (as appropriate), access to laundry/warm showers, and a safe/affirming community.

 

Homeless Youth Handbook

Based in Florida

Provides resources for various topics related to being homeless in Florida (in general, and specifically for LGBTQ+ individuals).


NATIONAL

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)

A national network of people currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists, advocates, and other service providers seeking to prevent and end homelessness while tending to the immediate needs of those already experiencing homelessness to ensure their civil rights are protected.

 

National Runaway Safeline

Call 1-800-786-2929

The NRS seeks to keep America’s runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe while envisioning an end to youth homelessness.

 

The Ali Forney Center – Housing for Homeless LGBT Youth

Located in NYC

Seeks to save the lives of LGBTQ+ youths by protecting them from the harms of homelessness and empowering them with the tools needed to live a life independently. Utilize the 24-hour Drop-In Center, Emergency Housing Program, Health Services, and Job Readiness/Education program.

 

Larkin Street Youth Services

Located in San Francisco

Uses services within healthcare, housing, employment, and education to support homeless youth and put an end to youth homelessness on a national scale.

 

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth  (NAEHCY)

A national membership association that seeks to provide educational equity and excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness. A focus on homeless children and youth’s personal education (early childhood through higher education).

 

My Friend’s Place

Located in Los Angeles for those 12-25 years old

Seeks to assist and inspire homeless youth to continue to build self-sufficient lives through providing shelter/drop-in services (food, clothing, showers, communication, and transportation), intake/crisis care, transformative education, and services for health and well-being.

 

National Network for Youth (NN4Y)

Dedicated to preventing and eradicating youth homelessness in America, by seeking to transform the systems that cause youth homelessness.

 

New Alternatives

Located in NYC

Works to enable homeless youth and young adults to transition out of the shelter system. New Alternatives provides long-term support, weekly case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and programs for HIV+ youth. Utilizes harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.

 

Ruth Ellis Center (REC)

Located in Michigan / Health and Wellness & Drop-in Resources

Provides trauma-informed services for LGBTQ+
youth/young adults, with an emphasis on people of color, those experiencing homelessness, involved in the child welfare system, and/or experiencing barriers to health and well-being.

 

True Colors United: Housing and Supportive Services Directory

Implements innovative solutions (advocacy,training/education, youth collaboration, and technical assistance programs) to youth homelessness that focus on the experiences of LGBTQ+ young people.

LGBTQ+ Support & Advocacy


REGIONAL

SunServe

Located in the South Florida area

Provides life assistance and professional mental health services to marginalized youth, adults, and seniors.

 

Aqua Foundation By and For LGBTQ Women

Based in South Florida

Seeks to support the LGBTQ+ community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, mentoring, and initiatives.

 

TransSOCIAL, Inc.

Based in South Florida

Focuses on providing safe and affirming resources for the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Compass Community Center

Located in Lake Worth, FL

Focus on the LGBTQ+ community and those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Provides health and youth services, outreach, and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc.(JASMYN)

Provides support and advocacy for LGBTQ+ youth (under 24 years old) who are currently or were formerly in foster care.


NATIONAL

The Attic Youth Center

Support Services

Based in Philadelphia. The Attic Youth Center provides services such as life skills, mental health counseling, supportive programs, community engagement, and social activities for LGBTQ+ youth. There are a number of resources available both at the local and national levels, which help to develop healthy, independent, civic-minded adults in a safe and supportive community.

 

Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) 

Advocacy for LGBTQ elders

Addresses issues related to LGBT aging. Supports and advocates for LGBT elders’ rights.

 

National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians (Zuna Institute) 

Health, Public Policy, Economic Development, Education

Focuses on eliminating barriers that black lesbians face within the black community based on sexual orientation, and in the LGBTQ community based on race.

 

Campaign for Southern Equality

Direct Services & Litigation

Uses direct services, direct action, litigation, grant-making, and long-term organizing strategies to support LGBTQ+ individuals.


INTERNATIONAL

International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO)

Support Services

Based in the Netherlands. An international organization which focuses on the development and leadership of LGBTQ+ youth. IGLYO seeks to ensure that young LGBTQ+ people are heard and to make schools safe, inclusive, and supportive of LGBTQ+ learners.

 

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association (ILGA)

Advocacy

A worldwide federation that works to achieve and maintain recognition and protection of the human rights of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identites, gender expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

 

Befrienders Worldwide

Support Services

Provides anonymous confidential support to people in emotional crisis or distress, or those close to them.

 

The Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN)

Education, Support Services for Families

Hosts an online community for asexual individuals and provides an archive of resources on asexuality.

LGBTQ+ Healthcare


LOCAL

CAN Community Health

Based in Sarasota

Support for individuals with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases. Clinics offer medical, dental, psychological, and lifestyle counseling, as well as education, assistance, and support for the LGBTQ+ community.


Regional

CREW Health

Based in Orlando

With a specific focus on LGBTQ+ individuals, CREW Health seeks to provide medical care and case management (with respect to HIV diagnoses).

 

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

A national organization that seeks to ensure health equity for LGBTQ+ and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals through advocacy, education, and research.


INTERNATIONAL

Fenway Health

Advocacy, Education, Healthcare

Advocates for innovative, equitable, and accessible healthcare, as well as supportive services, transformative research and education. LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other underserved individuals are at the center of Fenway’s efforts.

 

Latinos Salud

Strives to provide client-centered, culturally-competent health education and integrated services related to HIV for gay Latino men and their partners.

 

Care Resource

Uses education, prevention, research, care, and treatment/support services to help the diverse population of South Florida. Allows HIV and STI primary care/health screenings/testing. Works with pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.

 

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (Trans CoE)

Seeks to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for trans* and gender diverse communities.

 

Hotlines


NATIONAL

National Suicide (United States)

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: Call 1-888-THE-GLNH(4564)

Offers free and confidential peer-counseling information. Hours: Monday-Friday (1pm-9pm PST; 4pm-12am EST)


INTERNATIONAL

Suicide Hotline (International)

 

Legal Resources


REGIONAL

Florida Name Change

A free service for residents of Florida to use to update their legal name and gender marker on official government identification. Step-by-step instructions are provided on the website.


NATIONAL

LGBTQ+ resources in the U.S. by state


INTERNATIONAL

Immigration Equality 

Direct Legal Services, Policy Advocacy, Impact Litigation

LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrant rights organization. Advocate for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

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