A Few Resources
This is a general list of resources for the LGBTQ community, with thanks to One Wheaton. Looking for resources on Christianity and LGBTQ issues? To view this list compiled by One Wheaton, click here. Curious about LGBTQ theology and spiritual resources outside of Christianity? To view this list compiled by One Wheaton, click here. If you have questions about any of these resources or would like to add a resource, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lonely? Confused? Isolated?
Call the Trevor Project: 24-Hour Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK
For Hearing and Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment: TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarlo.
LGBT Information Hotline:
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
Call the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight (Eastern); Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. (Eastern)
Human Rights Campaign – Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
Soulforce – Soulforce is committed to freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people from religious and political oppression through relentless nonviolent resistance
PFLAG: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. A national organization with local support groups for LGBTQ people coming out and their friends and families.
Unconditional Ministries A support network Christian Parents of LGBTQ children who have conservative beliefs about the Bible and Homosexuality but want to love their children unconditionally. They offer regularly scheduled conference calls for parents and other resources.
Family Acceptance Resources for Parents whose Child has Come out
Coming Out Guides from the Human Rights Campaign
Outing Yourseelf: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Y0ur Family, Friends, and Coworkers. By Michelangelo Signorile
Resources for Youth / Anti-Bullying Resources
The Trevor Project – Preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth
It Gets Better Project Videos encouraging youth that “It Gets Better.”
Gay Straight Alliance Network – For Youth Fighting Homophobia in Schools
Hetrick-Martin Institute – Empowerment, Education and Advocacy for LGBTQ youth
Stop Bullying – Government Resources targeting LGBTQ bullying
Resources for Teachers – Anti-bullying Resources for Teachers
Put this on the Map A documentary of LGBTQ youth in Seattle
The Lies and Dangers of Reparative Therapy Published by the Human Rights Campaign
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