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Crisis / Suicide

Crisis Text Line

Text with a trained Crisis Counselor. This organization can also train you to become a Crisis Counselor.
Text: 741741

Suicide Prevention Hotline:

Provides prevention support, training and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
800-273-8255

Trans Crisis Hotline:

877-565-8860

Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.
866-488-7386

GLBT National Hotline:

Serving callers of all ages (youth & adult). Peer-counseling information & local resources.
1-888-843-4564

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

Hotlines Outside the US

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

Youth

GLBT National Youth Talkline

Serving youth through age 25. Peer-counseling, information & local resources.

1-800-246-PRIDE(7743)

IGLYO (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organisation)

http://www.iglyo.com/

Elder

Sage LGBT Elder Hotline

Serving senior callers. Peer-counseling, information & local resources.
888-234-SAGE (7243)

Rape, Sexual Violence, & Cyber Abuse

RAINN

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
800-656-4673
Live electronic-chat support: https://hotline.rainn.org/online/terms-of-service.jsp

Institue for CyberSafety

The Institute for CyberSafety is the only full-service education, research, and direct outreach pro bono legal initiative providing assistance to New York City-based LGBTQ youth victims of cyber-harassment.
http://www.nyls.edu/innovation-center-for-law-and-technology/institutes-and-programs/institute-for-cybersafety/

Healthcare

The National Coalition for LGBT Health

Committed to improving the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.
http://www.healthhiv.org/sites-causes/national-coalition-for-lgbt-health/

Legal Issues

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
http://www.lambdalegal.org/
Lambda Legal’s Help Desk (If someone isn’t available on the line, then please leave a message. All messages will be returned by a live help desk specialist and all intakes are reviewed by an attorney.)

Call 1-866-542-8336

You can also email the Help Desk at this link: http://www.lambdalegal.org/help/online-form

Immigration Equality

The nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.
Contact form:http://www.immigrationequality.org/get-legal-help/#contactform

Emergency legal help: (212)714-2904

Trained paralegals staff our legal emergency national hotline during the day (Eastern Standard Time) each weekday.

Emergency situations could include:

  • You are in a detention facility. They take collect calls.
  • You are in immediate danger of being deported.
  • Your lawful status in the U.S. is about to expire.

Sex Education

SIECUS

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. 202/265-2405

Religious Discrimination/Social Justice Organizing

Soulforce

The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for LGBT people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. Soulforce organizes its programs to have something for everyone - trainings, free resources for downloads, action kits, support systems for those who are most targeted and those who want to be active allies.
http://www.soulforce.org/

General Support

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

Exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.
http://www.lgbtcenters.org/

Local GLSEN Chapter

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Find chapters at this link: http://www.glsen.org/chapters

PFLAG

For over four decades, PFLAG has provided support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, and telephone hotlines. PFLAG National also offers a huge variety of resources and programs that provide support for those in need.

Find a Chapter here:https://www.pflag.org/find-a-chapter

Online Peer Support

Chat hours: M-F 4p-12a (Eastern) & Sa 12p-5p

Chat here: http://www.volunteerlogin.org/chat/index.html

It Gets Better Project (Canada)

Anonymous and free support and counseling services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Telephone: Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

To ask a question online, visit KIDSHELPPHONE.CA.

IGLHRC (International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission)

Since 1978, ILGA is a worldwide federation of 1,200 member organisations from 125 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights.