This page provides LGBT-inclusive resources for those in need of support
beyond GLSEN's capacity. Bullying and pressures related to sexual orientation,
gender identity or gender expression can feel overwhelming but there are many
places that can help you get through this time.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, get help now by calling the Trevor
Project at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).
Crisis Prevention Resources
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national
not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing
suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people
with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
The Trevor Lifeline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide
prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Lifeline is a free and confidential
service that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7. Each year, tens of thousands
of calls are fielded from young people across the country. The Trevor Lifeline
is accredited as an exemplary crisis intervention program by the American Association
for Suicidology (AAS).
General LGBT Support Resources
It Gets Better Project
Itgetsbetter.org is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or
trans can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It's
a place where our straight allies can visit and support their friends and family
members. It's a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets
Better Project pledge, watch videos of love and support, and seek help through
the Trevor Project and GLSEN.
National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE is social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of
transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
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 to secure equal civil rights.
In addition to the Lifeline mentioned above, The Trevor Project has numerous
resources for youth including online discussions and a database of community
organizations that can provide local support to youth.
Legal Assistance Resources
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have
traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians,
gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building
community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.
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.