Helpful Links & Resources

Helplines and Hotlines

  1. The Trevor Project:
    • TrevorLifeline (24/7): 1-866-488-7386
    • TrevorText (Text START to 678678): Available on Fridays from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET
  2. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    • Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  3. Trans Lifeline:
    • US: 1-877-565-8860
    • Canada: 1-877-330-6366
  4. LGBT National Help Center:
    • LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
    • LGBT National Youth Talk line (youth serving youth through age 25): 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
  5. The National Runaway Safeline:
    • Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
    • Text: “66008”

Please note that these helplines provide support beyond crisis intervention and suicide prevention. They also offer assistance for issues related to coming out, relationships, mental health, and other concerns that LGBTQIA+ individuals may face. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out to the appropriate hotline for help.

  1. Greater Boston PFlag:
    • PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at In Greater Boston, LGBTQ+ people and those who love them are served by Greater Boston PFLAG.
  2. Bagly:
    • The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
  3. Fenway Community Health:
    • Since 1971, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBTQIA+ community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population. Fenway was founded in 1971 as part of the free clinic movement by students who believed that “health care should be a right, not a privilege.”
    • In its early days, Fenway was a drop-in clinic providing free blood pressure checks and STD screenings. Over the years, Fenway obtained permanent space and incorporated as a freestanding health center with a staff of one volunteer doctor, one nurse and one intake worker. Today, Fenway Health has a budget of more than $131 million, a staff of more than 700 and a patient population of nearly 40,000.Fenway Health is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center.
  4. Out Metrowest:
    • OUT MetroWest builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.
  5. Southborough Youth & Family Services:
    • Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS) is a department of the Town of Southborough and a human service resource for the community. Our mission is to provide compassionate and equitable behavioral health and social services to Southborough residents of all ages.
  6. MassEquality
    • MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  
  7. Love Your Labels
    • We fiercely advocate for LGBTQ+ youth and families.
  8. Cape Cod Pride
    • The purpose of Cape Cod Pride, Inc. is to build bridges of  understanding, connection and support among the LGBTQIA  community, its allies, and the community at large. Toward that end,  Cape Cod Pride, Inc. will plan and produce an annual Cape Cod  Pride event, as well as related activities through the year. 
      We are the only non-profit, volunteer run organization on the Cape providing activities for the LGBT+ community! 
  9. Worcester Pride
    • Pride Worcester’s 2024 season is being coordinated by a collaborative community of LGBTQ+ organizations and activists supporting initiatives to bring LGBTQ+ folks and their allies in Greater Worcester closer together.
International Organizations:
  1. Human Rights Campaign (HRC):
  2. Amnesty International:
  3. ILGA World (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association):
  4. OutRight Action International:
  5. Rainbow Railroad:
United States:
  1. GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation):
  2. National LGBTQ Task Force:
  3. Lambda Legal:
  4. PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays):
  5. Trevor Project:
United Kingdom:
  1. Stonewall:
  2. LGBT Foundation:
  3. Mermaids:
  1. Egale Canada:
  2. Rainbow Health Ontario:
  1. Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives:
  2. ACON (AIDS Council of New South Wales):

Crisis Intervention and Mental Health Resources

  1. Pride Counseling:
    • Pride Counseling offers online counseling services specifically designed for the LGBTQIA+ community.
  2. BetterHelp:
    • BetterHelp is an online counseling platform that connects users with licensed therapists, including those with expertise in LGBTQIA+ issues.
  3. Talkspace:
    • Talkspace provides online therapy services with licensed therapists who have experience in LGBTQIA+ concerns.
  4. Queerability:
    • Queerability is an online platform offering mental health support specifically for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
    • Website: Queerability
  5. National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN):
    • NQTTCN is a directory that connects LGBTQIA+ people with therapists of color.
  6. GLMA Provider Directory:
    • The GLMA (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) directory helps find LGBTQIA+ affirming healthcare professionals, including mental health providers.
    • is a global mental health service directory that allows you to search for therapists by location and specialization, including LGBTQIA+ issues.
  8. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
    • NAMI provides resources and support for individuals facing mental health challenges, including those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
    • offers online counseling services with licensed therapists, and they have providers who specialize in LGBTQIA+ issues.

When seeking online therapy, it’s essential to ensure that the platform and therapists are licensed and adhere to ethical standards. Additionally, consider the specific needs and preferences of the individual seeking support to find the most suitable option.

  1. GLAAD’s Tips for Allies of Transgender People
  2. The Trevor Project’s LGBTQ Youth Resources
  3. Lambda Legal’s Publications
  4. ILGA World’s Resources
  5. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Publications

LGBTQIA+ Terminology (especially helpful for caregivers):

  1. PFLAG’s Glossary of Terms
  2. GLAAD’s Media Reference Guide
  3. It Gets Better Project’s Glossary
  1. Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education
  2. Planned Parenthood’s LGBTQ Services and Resources
  3. Advocates for Youth’s LGBTQ Resources
  4. GLSEN’s Resources for Educators
  5. SIECUS’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education Resources
  6. Scarleteen’s LGBTQ Resources