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Directory of community centers for LGBT people.

Medical association of LGBTQ health care practitioners. Provides a directory of LGBTQ-friendly health care practitioners.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Organization that supports safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students. Local chapters offer trainings, community outreach, and more.

Gender Spectrum
Organization that supports gender expansive children, teens, and their families.

It Gets Better Project
Videos of LGBTQ people and allies sharing their personal stories.
Information on sexual health for teens and young adults from the American Sexual Health Association.

Network of communities for LGBTQ people, parents, and friends.

The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and resources related to sexual orientation and gender identity.


Trevor Lifeline
Toll-free: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Confidential suicide and crisis counseling for LGBTQ teens and young adults. Text and chat options are available on the website.

LGBT National Youth Talkline
1-800-246-PRIDE (800-246-7743)
Hours: Monday–Friday 1 pm–9 pm PST / 4 pm–12 am EST, Saturday 9 am–2 pm PST / 12 pm–5 pm EST
[email protected]
Peer support and resources for LGBTQ teens and young adults.

National Runaway Safeline
Toll-free 1-800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Hotline for runaway or homeless youth and their families. A live chat option is available on the website.

Trans Lifeline
Toll-free: 877-565-8860
Hours: 7 am–2 am PST / 9 am–4 am CST / 10 am–5 am EST.
Peer support hotline run by and for trans people.

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