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identity

Identity

Figuring out who you are and being comfortable in your skin is the stepping stone to living a happy life.

LGBTQIA

  • Trevor Support Center | (866)-488-7386 Call or Text
    This organization focuses on supporting LGBTQ youth and adults who are experiencing mental health distress as well as suicidal thoughts.
  • Youth Blog – You Are Not Alone: Eating Disorders and LGBTQ Youth
  • TransLifeLine.org | (877)-565-8860
    For trans youth and adults who are experiencing a crisis. They provide support, counseling, and funds for legal ID change as well as some living expenses.
  • The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline | (888) 843-4564 This organization provides a national hotline, youth hotline, senior hotline, peer chatroom, youth chatroom, a blog, and various information resources about LGBT identity and support.
  • The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25) | (800) 246-7743
    This hotline is run by youth and serves youth up to age 25. They focus on coming-out, parents, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS, and safer sex.
  • The True Colors United | (212) 461-4401
    This organization focuses on supporting LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness.
  • AIDS in Prison Project Hotline | (718) 378-7022 (English and Spanish)
    This hotline connects incarcerated people to advocates who can give information about HIV/AIDS care in prison.
  • AIDS in Prison Project Hotline | (718) 378-7022 (English and Spanish)
    This hotline connects incarcerated people to advocates who can give information about HIV/AIDS care in prison.
  • National AIDS Hotline | (800) 342-AIDS | (800) 344-7432 (Spanish) | (800) 243-7889 (TDD)
    This hotline serves youth and adults who have HIV/AIDS.
  • Pride Institute | (800) 547-7433 24/7
    This organization and hotline focuses on connecting LGBTQ community members to addiction and recovery support.
  • Lambda Legal
    This organization provides legal support to LGBTQ community members. They offer information about community members’ right by state and by topic. They offer services related to immigration, racial justice, HIV, healthcare, family and adoption, police and criminal justice, combatting religious exemptions, and transgender rights.
  • The Mathew Sheppard Foundation
    The Mathew Sheppard Foundation provides mental health support and focuses on providing advocacy for LGBTQ community members who have experienced a hate crime. Their website also provides information about the legal definition of a hate crime and individuals’ options for legal advocacy and support.
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality
    The National Center for Transgender Equality provides information, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ community members about the rights of transgender people in employment, airport security, education, immigration, Medicare, housing and homeless shelters, military records, passports, social security, and survivors of violence.
  • The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
    The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides legal support to transgender community members at free and low-cost rates. They provide information and advocacy around name and ID document changes, immigration rights, healthcare rights, extreme weather, police interactions, incarcerated people, and bathroom rights.
  • The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
    The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund advocates for and provides information about transgender rights. They offer free legal name change support.
  • TransMentors International,
    The Trans Mentors Organization provides a mentorship program for individuals who need or want support from other trans people during their transition.

Gender Identity

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Youth
  • Online Resources for Youth
  • Resources for Youth
  • Gender Health Center
    The Gender Health Center, located in Sacramento, provides counseling services at free or low-cost prices, advocacy services, name and gender change assistance, support for uninsured community members, support groups, risk-prevention programs assisting with clean sharps as well as hormone injections, and housing resources.
  • Transgender Law Center
    The Transgender Law Center, located in San Francisco, offers phone consultations for legal support for transgender people focusing on issues of employment, family law, healthcare, housing, identity documents, immigration, prisons and policing, public accommodations, and youth support.
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