The Trevor Project
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.
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, and advocacy.
TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA)
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
The National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively to promote understanding, increase acceptance, and advance equality.
The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village provides resources on substance abuse and addiction for the LGBTQ+ community. They are an organization dedicated to helping addicts access the resources that they need.
The Q Card
The Q Card Project is geared towards helping queer and non-cis individuals receive healthcare that they need. Q Cards include spaces for an individual's:
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
These cards were created in order to create dialogue with health care providers on privacy, confidentiality, and health needs.
Lambda Legal is a nonprofit that provides legal support and information to members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as individuals living with HIV.
National Black Justice Coalition (NBLC)
NBJC is a civil rights organization that focuses on racial justice and LGBTQ+ equality. They promote awareness of the struggles of black individuals within the queer community and seek to empower their community.
The Tribal Equity Toolkit
"The Tribal Equity Tool Kit" aims to provide information, resources, and insights to aid in institutional & legal navigation for Indigenous folx who are Two Spirit & LGBTQ+ identified. Also included is invaluable information for folx who are not part of these Q'mmunities, who are striving toward informed, effective, empowering modes of allyship.
The First Nations Two Spirit Collective
The First Nations Two Spirit Collective is a Facebook Group, "comprised of indigenous peoples who identify as two-spirit, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender-non-conforming, queer and allies," for solidarity, support, Q'mmunity-building, & resources-sharing
Transgender Law Center
TLC provides legal aid to members of the trans community. Some of their projects include:
- ending the abuses within state detention, medical detention, and other forms of detention including police detention
- invest in leadership in the trans community to create legal infrastructure
- recruits and trains pro-bono lawyers for trans immigrants
GLBT Historical Society
The GLBT Historical Society is based in San Francisco, CA. However, they have online exhibitions that document movements such as the Council on Religion and Homosexuality. The Council was a coalition of religious leaders and members of queer community in the mid-1960s.
Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Resources
The Library of Congress (LOC) has an extensive collection of photographs, papers, music, and art among others many of which are available through their website.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The archives are the largest repository of LGBTQ+ historical documents.
Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
SONG is a community organizing network of queer individuals in the South, who focus on southern traditions (story-telling, community organizing, political organizing) as a means of building queer coalitions and community. SONG, while rooted in Atlanta, focuses on strengthening queer communities throughout the South as a means of advocation and support.
This organization provides legal advocacy for intersex individuals as well as raising awareness of intersex individuals' needs and empowering youth.
Ultimate Guide to Resources for LGBTQ+ Students
The Ultimate Guide to Resources for LGBTQ+ Students contains adivce and resource for LGBTQ+ students who are in or entering college, with listings of LGBTQ+ friendly colleges, scholarships for LGBTQ+ students, support groups, and other useful resources for LGBTQ+ students.
For many LGBTQ+ students, discrimination and harassment are daily realities. We believe the classroom should be a place of inclusion.
To help create a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ teens and college students our team at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org created a resource where students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments. Take a look below:
LGBTQ+ Media Representation
Media is a powerful force for change and inclusion, which is why accurate representation is so important. Our article runs through the history of LGBTQ+ representation and inclusive language in media. It also includes recommendations for some of the best inclusive TV shows and films for a variety of ages and demographics.