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This page aims to offer valuable resources for the LGBTQ + Youth community. Furthermore, the list will continue to expand with accredited resources and organizations
 

United States 

  • The LGBT National Help Center offers a talkline and weekly chatrooms for youth under 19, providing confidential peer-support, information, local resources and community
You can call the LGBT National Hotline
LGBT National Senior Hotline
888-234-7243

LGBT Near Me search for near organizations in your area.

 

CHICAGO LGBTQ Organizations

1. Center on Halsted

https://www.centeronhalsted.org/
Center on Halsted is a community center located in Chicago that serves as a hub for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. It offers a wide range of programs, services, and resources to support the diverse needs of the community, including health and wellness programs, cultural events, educational workshops, and social support groups.

2. Howard Brown Health

https://howardbrown.org/
Howard Brown Health is a healthcare organization based in Chicago that specializes in providing comprehensive and affirming healthcare services to the LGBTQ+ community. With multiple locations throughout the city, Howard Brown Health offers a wide range of medical, behavioral health, and social services, including primary care, sexual health services, mental health counseling, transgender health services, and HIV/AIDS care. Their mission is to eliminate health disparities and promote the well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals through compassionate and inclusive care.


LGBTQ Resource Organizations

The Trevor Project

Bisexual

Youth

Military

Transgender

Aging

Legal

General

LGBTQ hate crimes and incidents of homophobia are unfortunately still prevalent in many societies. It is crucial to address and report such incidents to ensure the safety and well-being of the LGBTQ community.

Local Law Enforcement: Contact your local police department or law enforcement agency to report any hate crimes or incidents of homophobia. They are responsible for investigating and taking appropriate action against perpetrators.

Remember, reporting incidents of LGBTQ hate crimes and homophobia is essential to ensure justice, raise awareness, and prevent future incidents. It is important to document as much information as possible, including dates, times, locations, descriptions of the incident, and any evidence available.

Organization Contact Sources

1. Human Rights Campaign (HRC):
- Website: https://www.hrc.org/
- Phone: 1-800-772-9100

2. National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP):
- Website: https://avp.org/
- Hotline: 1-212-714-1141

3. Stop Hate UK:
- Website: https://www.stophateuk.org/
- Helpline: 0800 138 1625

4. GLAAD:
- Website: https://www.glaad.org/
- Contact Form: https://www.glaad.org/contact

5. Trevor Project:
- Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
- Helpline: 1-866-488-7386
- Online Chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/


Direct Online and Phone Support Services for LGBTQ Youth

The Trevor Project
If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate crisis support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S via text, chat, or phone. The Trevor Project is 100% confidential and 100% free.

  • The Trevor Project has several direct online resources specifically for LGBTQ youth:
    • Trevor Lifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386.
    • TrevorChat is a confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor Counselor, available 24/7, at trevorproject.org/get-help-now/.
    • TrevorText is a confidential text messaging with a Trevor Counselor, available 24/7/365, by texting START to 678678.
    • TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 available at trevorspace.org
  • Trans Lifeline Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people located all over the US and Candada, for trans and questioning callers.
  • Q Chat Space is a bully-free online community of LGBTQ+ teens that can chat with other LGBTQ+ teens and vetted/trained staff from LGBTQ+ community centers around the country. The community is managed by CenterLink.
  • National Runaway Safeline is a federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth, available 24/7/365, providing access to resources and listening professionals.
  • The LGBT National Help Center offers a talkline and weekly chatrooms for youth under 19, providing confidential peer-support, information, local resources and community
  • Many PFLAG chapters are meeting virtually or providing 1:1 virtual support as requested for parents/guardians or LGBTQ youth.
    • Go to pflag.org/find to look up the PFLAG chapter in your area and reach out by phone, email or on social media to learn more about their virtual support options.

 

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Reference citations

1. The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives. The Trevor Project. 2023 Jul 28.
URL: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
 
2.  LGBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER
By Anon Container: LGBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER URL: https://www.lgbthotline.org/
 
3.  LGBTQ Resource List - GLAAD
By Anon Year: 2023 Container: glaad.org URL: https://glaad.org/resourcelist/
 

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