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This resource hub is designed to guide individual communities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella in accessing help, information, research, or support. Please note that we are not affiliated with, nor do we endorse, any of the below recommendations.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

            Organizations to Know:

 Gallaudet’s LGBTQA Resource Center

RIT/NTID’s Q Center

Deaf and Hard of Hearing – The DC Center for the LGBT Community

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf| DEAF/HH LGBTIQA+

            Research:

Mental Health of Deaf* LGBTQ Youth – The Trevor Project

Deaf LGBTQ Patients’ Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Health Care Providers – Miller,                Biskupiak & Kushalnagar

"Deaf/LGBTQ intersectional invisibility in schools: The lived experience" by Courtney M Dunne - Courtney M.                            Dunne

An Interview with Three Deaf Lesbians: Intersectionality and Saliency of Identity Variables - Amanda L. Schaad

Deaf Sexual and Gender Minority Research - Deaf Health Equity

Publications - Deaf Health Equity

            Tools & Resources:

LGBTQIA+ Resources – California School for the Deaf

Resources – Gallaudet University

Disability Pride Toolkit and Resource Guide - National Council on Independent Living

            Community Building:

Online Communities For Deaf LGBTQ+ Individuals   - Communication Services for the Deaf

NETWORKs List – Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

            More:

LGBTQIA+ ASL Signs and Definitions

 

Visually Impaired

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             Organizations to Know:

Blind LGBT Pride International

            Research:

When Love Is Blind: Critical Ontology and Queer Desire - Jeffrey Escoffier

            Tools & Resources:

Books Available in Braille  - LGBTQ Reads

            Community Building:

LGBTQ+ of DeafBlind - Facebook

Home of the blind/visually impaired lgbt community — LiveJournal

National Federation of the Blind LGBT Group - Facebook

             More:

Blind and Gay Man Discovers He's Not Alone. - YouTube

Blind and queer and finding community - Kathi Wolfe 

 

BIPOC Communities:

            Organizations to Know:

Queer and Transgender Black, Indigenous, People of Color Organization List

Organizations Serving the Black LGBTQ+ Community – It Gets Better

BIPOC Organizations and Services - TUFTS

Black Led LGBTQ+ Organization Link List

            Research:

Infographic on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Mental Health - Mental Health America 

Black & LGBTQ+: At the intersection of race, sexual orientation & identity - American Medical Association 

Black and African American LGBTQ Youth Report - Human Rights Campaign 

           Tools & Resources:

BIPOC Resources — wenatchee pride

BIPOC Pride Resource List - Center for Gender in Global Context

Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0.-  

Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ Resources – National American Indian Court Judges Association

QTBIPOC Mental Health and Well-Being - Human Rights Campaign 

           Community Building:

40 Resources To Support QTBIPOC Substance Use and Mental Illness - Live Another Day

Social & Emotional Support Communities for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ Folks -                                   Entertainment Community Fund

Queer BIPOC Parents! - Facebook

           More:

Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors | National Sexual Violence Resource Center - NSVRC

Intersections of LGBTQ Issues and Racial Justice Resource List | National Sexual Violence Resource Center -                         NSVRC

Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Black LGBTQ People  - National  LGBT                           Health Education Center

 

ESL (English Learner) Communities:

          Organizations to Know:

Beginners ESL Class at GayCenter.org

          Research:

LGBTQ+ Voices From the Classroom: Insights for ESOL Teachers- Evan Kaiser

Sexual Identities in ESL: Queer Theory and Classroom Inquiry - Cynthia Nelson

Teaching Sexual Identity Issues in ESL Classes- Stephanie Vandrick

Finding the "T" in LGBTQ: ESL Educator Perceptions of Transgender and Non-Binary Gender Topics  - Teresa                          Lynn Witcher

           Tools & Resources:

Education Resources- Twilight People 

Towards a cultural politics of LGBT issues in the ESOL classroom - Queering ESOL 

ESL Lesson Plan on LGBT Issues - Breaking News English

            Community Building:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans (LGBT) TESOL Community Forum

            More:

Social Justice Webinars in ELT

Tips & Resources for LGBTQ Teaching English Abroad

Was Being Trans and Teaching English in Thailand Difficult? An Interview with Sean Stinson 

 

Chronic Illness or Disability Communities:

          Organizations to Know:

National LGBT Cancer Network 

The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies

His Health

The LGBT Cancer Project 

Chronically Queer - Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods

Disability Project - Transgender Law Center

            Research:

Lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults suffer more chronic health conditions than heterosexuals, study finds  -                          Kim Eckart

Selected Diagnosed Chronic Conditions by Sexual Orientation: A National Study of US Adults, 2013 CDC Data -                      Ward, Joestl, Galinsky & Dahlhamer

Tailored Motivational Interviewing to Improve Chronic Illness Management in Marginalized Populations- Sylvie                          Naar

Gay men living with Non-HIV chronic illnesses - Benjamin Lipton

'Invisible' illness common in queer community - Emily Glazer

            Tools & Resources:

The Cranky Queer Guide to Chronic Illness 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or Queer Health Toolkit - American Academy of Family                                 Physicians

LGBTQ+ Healthcare State by State Resources Near You - OutCare Health

            Community Building:

National LGBT Cancer Network Support Communities

Chronic Illness Queers - Facebook

LGBTQ+ and Chronic Illness - Facebook

            More:

Chronic Illness and Disability in the LGBTQ Community - The Mighty

About me! - Chronically Ill Kat

My Dad Accepts My Queer Identity — But Not My Disability- T. Sydney Bergerson Mikus 

Queer nightlife culture and chronic illness: How one lesbian made peace with the needs of her body - Jacy Topps

Low On Spoons But Full Of Pride: On Being Chronically Ill And Queer - Gaysi - whatnowanna

Love, Sex and Spinal Cord Injury: LGBT Edition - Aspire Law

 

Survivors of Gendered Violence & Sexual Abuse:

         Organizations to Know:

Community United Against Violence

The Network/ La Red 

NSVRC Directory of LGBTQ+ Survivor Organizations

LGBT National Help Center 

The NW Network

           Research:

Trauma-Informed Approaches for LGBQT* Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence - National Center on Domestic                        Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

New report into gay and bisexual men’s experience of sexual violence - Survivors UK 

Constructing Hierarchies of Victimhood: Queer Male Survivors’ Evaluations of Sexual Assault Survivors - Doug                         Meyer

         Tools & Resources:

Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ Information Packet - NSVRC

Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community - Human Rights Campaign 

Resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence - Battered Women’s Support Services

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Rural Sexual Violence Survivors - Leah Green

LGBTQIA+ Resources - Partners Against Violence

Supporting LGBTQ Survivors - VAWnet

Open Minds Open Doors- The Network/La Red

LGBT People and Sexual Violence - Survivors UK

            Community Building:

Online Communities for Survivors: Websites and Resources Offering Support and Help - NSVRC

            More:

Resource Guides- SASS-Lane

Shades of Change: Guide for Service Providers working with LGBTQ survivors of color - In Our Own Voices, Inc

Survivors Network UK

 

HIV Communities:

          Organizations to Know:

Aids Service Orgs & Community Based Orgs National Directory

ACT UP  

#AskTheHIVDoc - Greater Than AIDS

Rainbow Health

            Research:

HIV LGBTQ Demographics - CDC

How HIV Impacts LGBTQ People - Human Rights Campaign

            Tools & Resources:

Words Matter HIV Toolkit - National Black Justice Coalition

HIV & Aging Resources - LGBT Aging Center

            Community Building:

7 HIV Support Groups of 2021- James Myhre

             More:

Living with HIV in 2021: Three gay men share their stories and how they fight the stigma - Jacob Garland

 

Unhoused Communities:

           Organizations to Know:

True Colors United - Home

A Way Home America

National Coalition for the Homeless LGBT Homelessness

Shelter Listings, Homeless Shelters, Halfway Houses, Housing For Low Income

            Research:

LGBTIQ+ Homelessness: A Review of the Literature - Fraser, Pierse, Chisholm & Cook

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Research Agenda - True Colors United

Homelessness Among LGBT Adults in the US - Williams Institute 

            Tools & Resources:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Resources - National Health Care for the Homeless Council

When Staying Home Isn’t Safe - Anti-Violence Project

LGBT Homeless Youth - American Progress

Resources for LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness - The Trevor Project

            Community Building:

Support for LGBTQ Youth State by State - Lambda Legal

             More:

A day in the life after you've been kicked out for being LGBTQ - Robbie Couch

 

Foster Youth & Former Ward of State Communities:

           Organizations to Know:

The National Foster Parent Association - LGBTQ+ Families and Youth 

Think of Us 

            Research:

Exploring the families of origin of LGBTQ former foster youth and their trajectories throughout care - Mountz & Capous-Desyllas

LGBTQ Youth with a History of Foster Care  - The Trevor Project

The Economic Well-Being of LGB Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care - Dworsky & Hall

            Tools & Resources:

LGBTQ Youth in the Foster Care System - HRC Foundation 

LGBTQ Issues - Children's Rights 

Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents - ChildWelfare.Gov

LGBTQIA+ Foster Youth - Overrepresented, Underserved - New Path

Know Your Rights: Transgender Youth in Foster Care  - Sylvia Rivera Law Project

LGBTQ- YLAT

            Community Building:

LGBTQ+ Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group - Facebook

            More:

LGBT+ Youth in Foster Care: 7 Simple Actions You Can Take To Make Youth Feel Safe and Promote Acceptance - Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

Foster Care's Invisible Youth (Full Episode) - YouTube

 

 PRIDE Parents & Children:

        Organizations to Know:

COLAGE

PFLAG Family

TransParent USA

Strong Family Alliance

            Research:

Facts about LGBTQ+ Families - Family Equality

LGBTQ Parents and Their Children During the Family Life Cycle - Carone, Bos, Shenkman & Tasker

Research Report on LGB-Parent Families - Williams Institute

LGBTQ Family Building Survey - Family Equality

            Tools & Resources:

Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Guide

Resources - Strong Family Alliance

Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Youth - Johns Hopkins Medicine

Coming Out: Information for Parents of LGBTQ Teens - HealthyChildren.org

            Community Building:

Intersex Support for Parents - Facebook

Parents Support Groups - The LGBTQ Center

National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups - Family Equality

            More:

What is a queer family? - Queer Family Matters

 

 Incarcerated Communities:

        Organizations to Know:

Black and Pink 

Transgender Law Center

Lambda Legal

Transgender, Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project

Tranzmission Prison Project 

            Research:

LGBT Aging - UCLA

Views and Experiences of LGBTQ+ People in Prison Regarding Their Psychosocial Needs- Donohue, McCann & Brown

LGBTQ Incarcerated Youth - LGBTQ Map

            Tools & Resources:

LGBT Safety – Just Detention International

LGBTQ Criminal Justice Reform - TransEquality.org

Standing With LGBT Prisoners: An Advocate’s Guide to Ending Abuse and Combating Imprisonment  - TransEquality.org

Tips for Communicating with Transgender Clients in Prisoner’s Rights Cases  - Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Supporting Incarcerated Transgender and Gender NonConforming People-  - Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Standing with Trans Prisoners: Resources to Improve Conditions for Incarcerated Trans People - TransEquality.org

Self Care on the Inside - Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Transgender People Behind Bars- TransEquality.org

            Community Building:

Bent Bars Project

Prisoner Correspondence Project 

Power Blossoms

We haven't forgotten you: Connecting with incarcerated members of our community - National LGBTQ Task Force 

hearts on a wire

LGBT Books to Prisoners

            More:

What It’s Like to Be Gay in Prison - The Marshall Project

Visualizing the unequal treatment of LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system - Prison Policy Initiative

Coming out: LGBT people lift the lid on life in prison - The Guardian

 

Elderly or Aging Communities: 

           Organizations to Know:

National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging 

The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project

SAGE – Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders 

Coalition for Aging LGBT Summary of Service - Coalition for Aging LGBT 

             Research:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging Research- American Psychological Association 

Legacy Giving and Facts on LGBT Aging Infographics- SAGE USA

            Tools & Resources:

LGBTQ Older Adults - Movement Advancement Project 

LGBT Elders Blog - Diverse Elders Coalition

LGBTQ Older Adults - MAZON

Inclusive Questions For Older Adults LGBTQ - National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults - SAGE USA

            Community Building:

PrimeTimers® Worldwide 

LGBTQ Community & Group Networks- Iona

The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project - Programs & Support Groups - Fenway Health

LGBTQ+ Aging & Abilities Support Network - Shanti Project

LGBTQ+ Elders and Seniors - Facebook

            More:

Sexual Health and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults- National LGBTQ

 

Immigrant Communities:

          Organizations to Know:

Immigration Equality

Transgender Law Center

United We Dream | The Largest Immigrant Youth-Led Network

            Research:

LGBT Adult Immigrants in the United States - Williams Institute

LGBT Undocumented Immigrants Face an Increased Risk of Hate Violence - Center for American Progress

Living in Dual Shadows: LGBT Undocumented Immigrants - Immigration Research Library

            Tools & Resources:

Resources - Immigration Equality

Legal Services for LGBTQ Immigrants - National Immigrant Justice Center

LGBT | Immigrant Legal Resource Center - ILRC

Covering LGBTQ Immigration Issues - GLAAD

Resources and Support For Transgender Immigrants - Lambda Legal

            Community Building:

LGBTQ+ Immigrants Social Action Group - Facebook

Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project - Facebook

            More:

Meeting the Health Care Needs of LGBTQ Immigrants- Abbi Coursolle

 

Questioning:

            Research:

Mental Health Facts for Queer Questioning Populations - Psychiatry.org

            Tools & Resources:

Sexual Orientation (LGB+) - The Proud Trust

How to Support Adolescents Questioning Their Sexuality - Online MSW Programs

What Am I? “I feel [thoughts, feelings]. What am... - Transgender Teen Survival Guide

Am I Asexual? - What Is Asexuality

I Think I Might Be Bisexual- Advocates for Youth

a guide for the questioning aro: a masterlist... - aro positivity 

Understanding Sexual Orientation - JED Foundation

            Community Building:

Questioning Sexuality groups - Meetup

            More:

About the Q - PFLAG

Best Practices for Asking Questions about Sexual Orientation on Surveys (SMART) - Williams Institute 

8 Tips If You're Unsure About Your Sexuality & Questioning It - Ditch the Label

What to Do When You're Questioning Your Sexuality- Very Well Mind

 

 Faith Based:

           Organizations to Know:

Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

The Muslim Alliance for Sexual  and Gender Diversity

Keshet - For LGBTQ Equality in Jewish Life

Eshel Online | Creating inclusive Orthodox communities for LGBTQ+ Jews and their families.

LGBTQ Jewish Orgs Lists

DignityUSA | Celebrating the wholeness and holiness of LGBTQI Catholics

Faith for All — Beloved Arise

            Research:

Chapter 6: Religion - Pew Research Center

Faith Communities and the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth - Michael A. Norko

A Quantitative Examination of Identity Integration in Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People of Faith - Eric M Rodriguez, Chana Etengoff, & Michelle Vaughan

            Tools & Resources:

Faith Resources for Muslims - PFLAG

LGBTQI Resources - Muslims for Progressive Values

A Christian Conversation Guide - Human Rights Campaign

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) - Human Rights Campaign 

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Conservative Judaism - Human Rights Campaign 

Interfaith LGBTQ Tool Kit - Randy A. Block

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Orthodox Judaism - Human Rights Campaign 

Faith Resources for Jews - PFLAG

Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Roman Catholic Church - Human Rights Campaign 

            Community Building:

Events - MASGD

            More:

The devastating trauma LGBTQ+ people suffer in religious settings 

LGBT Mormons - GLAAD

What the Torah Teaches Us About Gender Fluidity and Transgender Justice - Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

 

 Intersex:

          Organizations to Know:

interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth

Intersex Campaign for Equality 

Intersex Recognition 

The Turner Syndrome Society of the United States

The Interface Project

Intersex Justice Project 

            Research:

The Body, The Self  - Harvard Medicine

Intersex Studies: A Systematic Review of International Health Literature - Tiffany Jones

Public understanding of intersex: an update on recent findings - Peter Hegerty

Key Issues Facing People With Intersex Traits - Center for American Progress

A national study on the physical and mental health of intersex adults in the U.S. - PLOS Journal

            Tools & Resources:

Intersex 101: Respecting Variations in Biological Sex - Everyday Feminism

Intersex Awareness - UN Free & Equal 

Intersex FAQ

Intersex Ally Guide

Talking about Intersex on Social Media Language Guide

Intersex Media Guide 

Supporting Intersex Inclusion in the Workplace

            Community Building:

Intersex Support Groups - Intersex Society of North America

Intersex Support Group - Facebook

            More:

5 Steps to Being an Intersex Ally

Affirming Primary Care for Intersex People 2020 - National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center)

8 Misconceptions, Myths About Being Intersex Debunked

What It’s Like to Be Intersex

I'm Intersex: here's what that means | Minus18

 

Veteran & Military Affiliated:

         Organizations to Know:

Transgender American Veterans Association 

SPARTA 

Blue Alliance

Knights Out

Modern Military Association of America 

            Research:

The health and well-being of LGBTQ serving and ex-serving personnel: a narrative review - Katharine M. Mark et al. 

Improving Care and Access for LGBTQ Veterans - Veteran Affairs

Understanding mental health problems and health risk behaviors among LGBT Veterans – University of Washington

            Tools & Resources:

LGBTQ in the Military - Military OneSource

LGBT Veterans - Disabled American Veterans

Speaking Out: LGBT Veterans History Project 

Resources for Work with LGBT Military Families- One Op

            Community Building:

LGBTQ Military & Veterans - Facebook

Support Locator - Transgender American Veterans Association 

            More:

Honoring our LGBT Veterans - GLAAD

 

On the Spectrum:

             Organizations to Know:

Twainbow

            Research:

Autistic People More Likely to Identify as LGBTQ - SPARK for Autism

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity- Organization for Autism Research 

            Tools & Resources:

Resource Library - Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Resources - Twainbow 

LGBTQIA+ Resources  - The Asperger / Autism Network

Resources For Trans People On The Spectrum - TransLash

LGBTQI Resource Page -  PAAutism.org

Definitions and Beyond (Proud and Supported Series) - Autistic Self Advocacy Network 

Autistic LGBTQIA+ Resources – I CAN Network

            Community Building:

LGBTQI+ Autistic Adults -  Facebook

LGBTQIA+ Support Groups  - The Asperger / Autism Network 

Autistic and Queer - Facebook

Autistic Women/Non-Binary Support Group | LGBTQIA+ - Facebook

            More:

Organization for Autism Research 

 

Mental Health Impacted Communities:

          Organizations to Know:

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Reclaim

Depression Looks Like Me 

Trans Lifeline

LGBT National Help Center 

GLMA 

Pride Institute

Pride Counseling

It Gets Better 

The Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists

            Research:

LGBTQ+ Communities and Mental Health - Mental Health America

The State of Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community- Human Rights Campaign Foundation 

Sexual Orientation and Depression: Statistics and Where to Find Help - HealthLine

            Tools & Resources:

How do I find LGBTQ friendly therapy? - MHA Screening 

LGBT Anxiety - National Social Anxiety Center

A Practical Guide to Self-Care for the LGBTQ+ Community - Resources to Recover

LGBTQIA+ Behavioral Health Resources - Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

LGBTQI - NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Understanding Depression - Depression Looks Like Me 

Self Care on the Inside - Sylvia Rivera Law Project

            Community Building:

Q Chat Space 

Support for LGBTQ+/Mental Health/Coming Out - Facebook

LGBT+ Mental Health Matters 🌈 - Facebook

            More:

Self-Care, According to an LGBTQ+ Mental Health Educator - Everyday Health

 

 

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