If you are having a clinical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.
In spite of significant gains, it is still challenging to be LGBTQ in the U.S.
Becoming an ally to transgender and gender nonconforming people
www.GLBThotline.org/transteens The GLBT National Help Center is a 20 year-old non-profit organization, which operates the GLBT National Youth Talkline. The Trans Teens Online Talk Group is a live, moderated group chat for trans youth ages 12 thru 19, operating each Wednesday from 4-6 pm, pacific time. This new program is designed to be a safe place that allows trans youth to talk freely about concerns and issues, with others their own age, providing support for one another, and helping each other know they are not alone.
www.lgbthealtheducation.org National LGBT Health Education Center
www.glma.org GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.
www.pflagnh.org “PFLAG promotes health & well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through support to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure civil rights.”
www.transhealth.ucsf.edu “Increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for transgender and gender-variant communities”
www.hrc.org Human Rights Campaign is a nationwide org. which advocates on behalf of LGBTQ Americans for equality on a federal government level. I must add that there is some controversy over the HRC track record on trans inclusivity in legislation (while it appears HRC is working to improve their record, many transgender and gender non-conforming advocates think that the HRC does not do them justice)
www.biresource.net The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
www.tnlr.org “The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner-abuse in LGBT,BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities.”
www.sageusa.org/ Services and advocacy for LGBTQ elders
www.advocatesforyouth.org Excellent sexual health resource for individuals of all gender expressions and sexual orientations.
www.colage.org Youth-focused network of people with LGBTQ parents “Living in a world that treats our families differently can be isolating or challenging. By connecting us with peers who share our experiences, we are able to become strong advocates for ourselves and our families.”
www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/lgbtq-student-support/ LGBTQ Student Resources & Support Center
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/cyberbullying-awareness Affordable Colleges Online has taken on the responsibility of educating students, specifically the LGBTQ community, on the negative impacts of cyberbullying by creating an in depth guide on the matter. The guide includes resources available to college students dealing with bullying, a spotlight on the different forms of cyber bullying, and a breakdown on the effects of bullying.
http://www.tg-nh.org Transgender New Hampshire (TG-NH) is an organization that provides support to trans people and their allies, as well as working toward equal rights for trans people.
https://www.glsen.org GLSEN is an organization that works to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression in K-12 schools. Its website has resources for students as well as for educators.
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Hotlines:
Trevor Suicide Prevention Line www.thetrevorproject.org 1-800-850-8078 24 hours/day “Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQQ youth”
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) 1-800-273-8255
GLBT National Help Center 1-888-843-4564
Trans Lifeline (By and for Transgender people, not 24 hours, but 2 p.m. -2 a.m. EST) 1-877-565-8860
Youth Talkline (ages 23 & under)1-800-969-6884 Mon–Fri. 4:00 pm–12 am EST Sat. 12pm -5pm
National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-231-6946
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 TDD: 1.800.787.3224
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-821-4357
Legal Services and Human Rights Issues Here in New Hampshire:
NHLA www.nhla.org Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income people in civil matters involving basic needs, including food, shelter, and medical care (several outreach locations inNH) Concord 1-800-921-1115 & 603-223-9750
Lawyer Referral Service (for individuals eho can afford to pay for legal services 603-229-0002
ReducedFee@nhbar.orgReduced-Fee Referral Program (for low-income individuals who are able to pay a reduced-rate) 603-715-3290
Pro-Bono Referral Program (for individuals who can’t afford legal services) 800-639-5290 or 603-224-3333
Legal Advise and Referral Center www.larcnh.org provides free legal advice and referrals to low-income individuals with family law, local welfare and housing issues 800-639-5290 or 603 22403333
www.nhclu.org NH Civil Liberties Union provides representation for those whose rights have been violated and challenges laws that infringe on individual freedom 603-225-3080
National Legal Organizations that work for LGBTQ rights:
www.glad.org New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender & identity expression
www.lambdalegal.org “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.”
www.transgenderlegal.org “Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity & expression and to achieving equality for transgender through public education, direct legal services and public policy efforts.”