Resources & Links

Helplines and Hotlines

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.

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):
  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