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LGBTQ+ Resources

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Hotlines

Fenway Health LGBT Helplines
617-267-9001 [toll free 888-340-4528] (adults 25+) | Monday – Saturday, 5-10pm CST
617-267-2535 [toll free 800-399-PEER] (Peer line, 25 and younger) | Monday – Saturday, 4:30pm-9pm CST
https://fenwayhealth.org/care/wellness-resources/help-lines/

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
1-888-843-4564
http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/

LGBT National Help Center
888-843-4564 (all ages) | Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. CST & Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST
800-246-7743 (For teens and young adults up to age 25) | Monday – Friday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. CST & Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST
888-234-7243 (senior)
https://www.glbthotline.org/

Non-LGBTQ Specific Crisis: National Runaway Switchboard, 24/7 Hotline for runaway/homeless youth and their families
1-800-786-2929
https://www.1800runaway.org/

Non-LGBTQ Crisis Text Line: 24/7 for anyone in any type of crisis for free
Text HOME to 741741

Pride Institute Addition Resource Hotline
888-616-5031 (Ages 18+) | Available 24/7
https://pride-institute.com/

SAGE LGBTW Elder Hotline
877-360-LGBT (5428)
https://www.sageusa.org/what-we-do/sage-national-lgbt-elder-hotline/

St. Louis Queer Support Helpline (SQSH)
Friday to Monday, 1:00 to 7:00 PM
Local: 314-380-7774
Toll-Free: 844-785-7774
https://www.thesqsh.org/

Trans Lifeline
(877) 565-8860 | Guaranteed Hours: 9am-4am
https://www.translifeline.org/

The Trevor Project
(LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24, 24/7 and free
TrevorLifeline: (866) 488-7386 24/7
TrevorChat: Chat Here using a laptop/computer
TrevorText: Text START to 678-678
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

Tri-State Alliance Southern IL Resources
https://tsagl.org/resources.html


National Organizations

Advocates for Youth
https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/

Advocate: LGBTQ New
https://www.advocate.com/

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
https://www.aclu.org/

Campus Pride
https://www.campuspride.org/

The Center: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
 https://gaycenter.org/recovery-health/health/tgnc/

Fenway Health
https://fenwayhealth.org/

Fenway Health Education Center
https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/

Freedom for All Americans: Tracking LGBT-Related Legislation Nationwide
https://freedomforallamericans.org/legislative-tracker/

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
https://lgbtfunders.org/covid-19-response/#emergency-funds

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
http://www.glsen.org

Gender Spectrum
https://www.genderspectrum.org/

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
https://www.glaad.org/

GLMA (Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality)
http://www.glma.org/

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
https://www.glsen.org/

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
https://www.hrc.org/

It Gets Better Project (LGBTQ+ Youth)
https://itgetsbetter.org/

Lambda Legal
https://www.lambdalegal.org/

LGBT National Help Center
https://www.glbthotline.org/

LGBTQ Nation: News
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/

Lighthouse Foundation (LGBTQ+ People of Color, Chicago)
https://www.lightfoundchi.org/

Modern Military Association of America (formerly OutServe)
https://modernmilitary.org/

Movement Advancement Project (MAP)
https://www.lgbtmap.org/

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/LGBT

National Center for Transgender Equality
https://transequality.org/

National LGNT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
https://www.nglcc.org/

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/

Outcare (List of Affirming Professionals)
https://www.outcarehealth.org/outlist/

Out to Innovate (NOGLSTP)
https://www.noglstp.org/

Out for Undergrad
https://www.outforundergrad.org/

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
https://pflag.org/about

The Phluid Project
https://thephluidproject.com/

Pride Institute
https://pride-institute.com/

Project Queery: For LGBTQ+ Youth
https://www.projectqueery.org/

Sage: Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
https://www.sageusa.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
https://www.samhsa.gov/behavioral-health-equity/lgbt

The Safe Zone Project
https://thesafezoneproject.com/

Stand with Trans
https://standwithtrans.org/

Trans Lifeline
https://www.translifeline.org/

Trans Student Educational Resources
https://transstudent.org/

Transgender Law Center
https://transgenderlawcenter.org/

Transgender Map
https://www.transgendermap.com/

Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
https://www.wpath.org/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ODPHP)
https://health.gov/healthypeople


Online Resource Guides

CDC Resource Guide
https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/about.htm

CDC Y
https://ww w.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

CDC HIV Resourceouth Resources
https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/end-HIV/

Child Welfare Information Gateway
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/diverse-populations/lgbtq/

Collen-Lorde TransHealth Guides
https://callen-lorde.org/transhealth/

Coming Out Handbook: Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Coming-Out-Handbook.pdf

Fenway Health
https://fenwayhealth.org/care/wellness-resources/lgbt-family-services/

Funders for LGBTQ Issues Resources and Movement Information
https://lgbtfunders.org/covid-19-response/#movement-resources

Gender Spectrum
https://www.genderspectrum.org/resources

GLAAD
https://www.glaad.org/resources and https://www.glaad.org/transgender/resources

GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality: Find a provider
http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=948&grandparentID=534&parentID=938&nodeID=1

GLSEN: School Community Resources 
https://www.glsen.org/resources/virtual-resources

Guides to Allyship
https://guidetoallyship.com/ and https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/EquityInclusion/Allyship%20handout.pdf

HelpPro Guide for Finding Professionals
https://www.helppro.com/

Howard Brown HRT FAQs
https://howardbrown.org/services/tgnc-hormone-therapy/

Human Rights Campaign
https://www.hrc.org/resources

Human Rights Campaign (Healthcare Equality Index)
https://www.hrc.org/resources/healthcare-equality-index#.UnWzHPmsiSo

Illinois Department of Public Health
http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services2flife-stages-populations2flgbtq-health%23resources-resources-lgbtq-health

It Gets Better (LGBTQ+ Youth)
https://itgetsbetter.org/media/

It Gets Better (Organizations Serving the Black LGBTQ+)
https://itgetsbetter.org/blog/initiatives/organizations-serving-black-lgbtq-community/

Lambda Legal
https://www.lambdalegal.org/

Land of Lincoln Legal
https://lincolnlegal.org/legal-resources/

Minus18 Pronoun Practice
https://pronouns.minus18.org.au/

Movement Advancement Project (MAP)
https://www.lgbtmap.org/equality_maps/profile_state/IL

NALGAP Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies
http://www.nalgap.org/resources.htm

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/LGBT

National Center for Transgender Equality (Legal and Helpful Resources)
https://transequality.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality COVID-19 Resources
https://transequality.org/covid19

National LGBTQ Task Force
https://www.thetaskforce.org/category/fact-sheets-infographics/

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists
https://www.nlgja.org/stylebook/

Neighborhood Funders Group
https://www.nfg.org/

Outcare
https://www.outcarehealth.org/resources/

Out2Enroll Resources
https://out2enroll.org/resources/

Out2Enroll Pride Toolkit
https://out2enroll.org/our-pride-toolkit/

Pew Research Center (Gay Marriage and Homosexuality)
https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/gay-marriage-and-homosexuality/

Pew Research Center (Gender)
https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/gender/

PFLAG Resources
https://pflag.org/resource/be-yourself

PFLAG Resource Guide
https://pflag.org/sites/default/files/BeYourself_2019_FINAL.pdf

PFLAG Health Resources
https://pflag.org/resource/health-resources

The Phluid Project: LGBTQIA Businesses
https://thephluidproject.com/Resources/LGBTQIA-Businesses

The Phluid Project: Resources for Trans Individuals
https://thephluidproject.com/Resources/Resources-for-Trans-Individuals

The Phluid Project: Help and Assistance for LGBTQIA Individuals
https://thephluidproject.com/Resources/Need-Help

Louis Queer Support Helpline (SQSH)
https://www.thesqsh.org/resources.html

The Safe Zone Project
https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

SAMHSA
https://www.samhsa.gov/behavioral-health-equity/lgbt OR https://www.samhsa.gov/multi-site-search?search_api_fulltext=LGBT

Stand with Trans
https://standwithtrans.org/resources/

Trans Equality ID Documents Overview
https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/ID-Documents-Overview.pdf

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: Health Insurance Medical Policies (including Medicaid)
https://transhealthproject.org/resources/health-insurance-medical-policies/views/medicaid/

Transgender Map (Transition Resources)
https://www.transgendermap.com/

Transgender Resource Center Guide
https://trcli.org/

TransYouth Family Allies
http://www.imatyfa.org/resources.html

The Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/

S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP): Healthy People 2020
https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-health?topicid=25

University of Milwaukee – Wisconsin
https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care
https://www.wpath.org/media/cms/Documents/SOC%20v7/Standards%20of%20Care%20V7%20-%202011%20WPATH.pdf?_t=1605186324


Resources for Transition

Transformative Justice: Law Project of Illinois (They do work outside of Cook County according to Morgan at the Light Foundation)
http://tjlp.org/
Email namechange@tjlp.org for assistance with legal name change in Illinois)

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) Trans Health Project for clients on Medicaid
https://transhealthproject.org/resources/health-insurance-medical-policies/views/medicaid/

Gender Transition/Intersex Condition Application Instructions
http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/gender-reassignment-2017.pdf

Illinois Affidavit and Certificate of Correction Request Instructions
http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/formsoppsaffidavitcertificatecorrectionre.pdf

National Center for Transgender Equality (Know Your Rights)
https://transequality.org/know-your-rights

National Center for Transgender Equality Documents
https://transequality.org/Documents OR https://transequality.org/documents/state/illinois#:~:text=To%20obtain%20a%20legal%20name,six%20weeks%20before%20the%20hearing

Office of the Illinois Secretary of State (Driver’s License Assistance)
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/drlicid.html

(National) Trans Equality ID Documents Overview
https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/ID-Documents-Overview.pdf

(National) Transgender Map Legal Overview for ID Documents and Medical Assistance
https://www.transgendermap.com/legal/


Community Recommended Providers & Organizations

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH):
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/life-stages-populations/lgbtq-health

Insightful Minds Counseling
https://www.insightfulmindscounseling.org/lgbtq
Swansea, IL Referral Patrick Frame, LCSW

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
https://lincolnlegal.org/legal-resources/

Local College SIU (Southern Illinois) Support
https://smrc.siu.edu/lgbtq/ and https://smrc.siu.edu/lgbtq/resources/communityconnections.php

Local College SIUe (MetroEast Illinois) Support (on campus)
https://www.siue.edu/lgbt/students/oncampus_resources.shtml

Local College SIUe (MetroEast Illinois Support (off campus)
https://www.siue.edu/lgbt/students/offcampus_resources.shtml

Outlaw Illinois Legal Aid Resource Guide
http://outlaw.uchicago.edu/resources.html

Getting to Zero Illinois (HIV)
https://gtzillinois.hiv/

Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network
https://www.hsidn.org/lgbtq-resources

Heartland Women’s Healthcare:
MICHAEL COVLIN, MD: Centralia, Mount Vernon, Shiloh, Sparta
STEPHANIE SKELLY, MD: Shiloh, Sparta, Waterloo (Great work, Long waits)
DON BISHOP, MD: Carbondale

HIV Care
https://hivcareconnect.com/hiv-care-connect-regions/
Paula Clark, Regional Project Director 618-684-3143, ext. 160, or 877-745-1424 toll-free, 618-687-4933 (fax) email: paulac@jchdonline.org
Lead HIV Care Agency: Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road P.O. Box 307 Murphysboro, IL 62966-6108

Human Rights Campaign (Local Chapter)
https://www.hrcstlouis.com/

Equality Illinois
http://www.equalityillinois.us/

Planned Parenthood (HRT)
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-illinois/patient-resources/gender-affirming-hormone-therapy

Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ+
https://www.rainbowcafe.org/

Start Here STL
https://www.startherestl.org/lgbtq.html

University of Illinois
https://www.uis.edu/gendersexualitystudentservices/about/localorganizations/


Religious & Spiritual Resources

https://www.zeroabuseproject.org/profiles/vieth-victor/

United Church of Christ
Dale O. Ritzel, Treasurer
Church of the Good Shepherd, UCC
515 Orchard Drive
Carbondale IL 62901
https://goodshepherd-ucc.org/

Gaia House Interfaith Center
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
913 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-549-7387
Email: office.gaiahouse@gmail.com
Web: www.ourgaiahouse.org
Open and Affirming, designated LGBT safe zone.
Sub-categories: Christian

Transgender Ministries
https://www.mccchurch.org/ministries/transgender/

Toolkit for Transgender Day of Remembrance
https://www.mccchurch.org/transgender-day-of-remembrance/
Website: https://www.mccchurch.org/

Sister Nancy Corcoran, CSJ (she/her)
St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-203-1199
Email: ncorcoran@csjsl.org
Website: https://csjcarondelet.org/
Open and Affirming, designated LGBTQ+ Advocate
Sub-Categories: Catholic
Book she recommends:
What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality by Daniel A. Helminiak
https://g.co/kgs/zEL5Gu

Ralph Parthie, OFM
St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-655-0549
Email: rparthie@aol.com
Website: https://www.thefriars.org/Home/Administration
Open & Affirming, designated LBTQ+ Advocate
Sub-Categories: Catholic


Resources for Employees/Clinicians

Professional Certifications & Trainings

NASW Professional Conferences Resource for LGBTQ+
https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/LGBT/LGBT-Professional-Development/LGBTQIA-Conferences

NASW Professional Development LGBTQ+
https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/LGBT/LGBT-Professional-Development

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center: A Program of the Fenway Institute: Learning Resources
https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/resources/

Certificate in Trans Affirmative Therapy through Antioch University New England
https://www.antioch.edu/academics/counseling-therapy/certificates/trans-affirmative-therapy-cert/

LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy Certification through Modern Sex Therapy Institutes
https://modernsextherapyinstitutes.com/product/lgbtqia-affirmative-certification/

Social Work Online CE Institute
https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/SearchResults?searchType=1&category=6ef0eb72-d9ef-4834-ae82-50ada0e361c8

The Trevor Project Trainings
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/education/

The Safe Zone Project
https://thesafezoneproject.com/

https://lgbt.ucsf.edu/LGBTQ+

https://cancer-network.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/best_practices.pdf

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/programs-services/trevor-ally-training/

https://www.samhsa.gov/behavioral-health-equity/lgbt/curricula

https://www.ihs.gov/lgbt/trainings/

https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Recruiting-and-Retaining-LGBTQ-proficient-providers.pdf

https://www.thelgbtqcenter.org/diversity-training

FREE https://www.khproviders.org/corporate-updates/free-lgbtq-sensitivity-training-online

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Trans Nutrition)
https://foodandnutrition.org/from-the-magazine/nutrition-considerations-transgender-community/

The gender affirmative lifespan approach (GALA): A framework for competent clinical care with nonbinary clients (2019)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6831004/

Joe Kort Articles and Resources
http://joekort.com/articles.htm/Gay_Affirmative_Psychotherapy

Lambda Legal
https://www.lambdalegal.org/all

Mental health considerations with transgender and gender nonconforming clients (2016)
https://transcare.ucsf.edu/guidelines/mental-health

SUDS for LGBT Clients
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/A-Provider-s-Introduction-to-Substance-Abuse-Treatment-for-Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-and-Transgender-Individuals/SMA12-4104

Healthy People 2030
https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/browse-objectives/lgbt/evidence-based-resources

Project Queery: For LGBTQ+ Youth
https://www.projectqueery.org/

Projects Advancing Sexual Diversity (PASD)
https://www.projectsadvancingsexualdiversity.org/completed-studies

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