This page contains links to local, state, and national resources for LGBTQ students and their allies.
The LGBT Center of Raleigh
“To strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.”
Center Hours: Mon-Fri noon to 8 pm, Thur HIV/STD Testing 6 to 8 pm, Sat & Sun noon to 6 pm, Youth Drop-in Hours Wednesday 3-6 pm
Free on-street parking is available on Hillsborough Street directly in front of the Center and neighboring streets.
Phone: (919) 832-4484 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The LGBT Center of Raleigh
411 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Crisis Prevention Resources
(The information below comes from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Crisis Resources)
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).
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.
Books, articles, societies related to Heterosexism, etc:
American Psychological Association Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues