Finding a therapist, online community or place to help is tough, it can be even tougher when you identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.
I have put together a list of some websites to check out for resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255. This is a 24/7 hotline. There are crisis counselors available to listen and support.
CenterLink: This website provides a directory to find a local LGBTQ+ Center in your area. They have over 331 locations and they provide worldwide information, not just US.
The Gender Affirming Letter Access Project: Do you need a letter for surgery? This is the website for you! They have a directory of therapists who will see clients and write letters for low/no cost, and without having to see the client on an ongoing basis! (This is also a good place to find a therapist if you want to see them long term!)
The Trevor Project: (800) 788-7386 The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. They offer free texting services right on their website and tons of resources for counselors, clients, and anyone just looking for information.
It Gets Better Project: This link will take you directly to their page with resources of organizations for Black LGBTQ+ members. They also have an abundance of resource guides with proper terms, making your classroom LGBTQ+ friendly, and many free educational guides that can be used!
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): Before diving into what this organization provides, I want to say their “standards of care” are problematic and based very much on bias and not evidence. WPATH has been around since 1979 and sets the standards of care for medical professionals working with transgender clients.
GLSEN: GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. GLSEN has programs they sponsor, a research institute, and they work to advocate for policy changes.
Sage: Sage is an advocacy and service organization that works with older people who identify as LGBTQ+. Their website offers a place to find local Sage services and a crisis hotline. 877-360-5428.
PFLAG: PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. There are over 400 chapters throughout the US. PFLAG also offers a glossary of terms for people to read.
Trans Lifeline: According to their website: “Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.” US: 877-565-8860 and Canada: 877-330-6366
GLAAD: They work to “rewrite the script for LGBT+ acceptance.” They have a page for resources and also helpful to view what is currently going on around the world.
LGBT National Help Center: This link will take you directly to their page which has an LGBT National Hotline number, youth talkline, senior hotline, online peer support chat and weekly youth chat rooms.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC): HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. They work to affect policies concerning LGBT Americans through advocacy and lobbying.
Many states offer local LGBTQ+ centers for youth and adults, please check your area for local supports.
*This list is not all inclusive and is updated as needed.*