Online Resources

The LGBTQ Resource Center has selected the following as being informative. We can not verify everything stated on the websites, nor can we guarantee the current operation of the WebPages.

Information

  • Sexual Prejudice – a brief introduction to sexual prejudice, the phenomenon that is often labeled homophobia or heterosexism.
  • Statistics – information about the number of people who identify as LGBTQ.
  • Kinsey Scale - information about the scale which attempts to describe a person's sexual experience or response at a given time.
  • Pronouns - MyPronouns.org is a practical resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language. This website will help you understand why and how to use the pronouns someone goes by. In particular, we are focusing on pronouns used to refer to a singular human in the third person.

Support and Resources

  • The Trevor Project. - The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. 866-4-U-Trevor, 866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Volunteers are educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience and are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the trans community may have. (877) 565-8860
  • Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National - Provides support and information for LGBTQ people and those who love them.
  • Family Acceptance is a resource for parents of LGBTQ children.
  • Oasis Magazine has information, resource, forums, and more.
  • YouthResource is a Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information on sexual and reproductive health issues.
  • APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community) - facilitates networking & communication among Bay Area Asian & Pacific Islander queer women's and transgender people's organizations and constituencies
  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued.
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation - The mission is to support diversity programs in education and to help youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves.
  • How to Talk to Kids about Sexual Orientation and Prejudice – Mental Health America initiated this program that encourages parents and others to communicate and share values of respect with their children.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) – NCLR works to change laws in order to advance the legal landscape for every LGBTQ person. Their programs focus on employment, immigration, youth, elder law, transgender law, sports, marriage, relationship protections, reproductive rights, and family law.
  • STDcheck.com makes getting tested for STDs a simple and convenient process.
  • Association for Family and Community Integrity - AFCI's mission is to end rejection of LGBTQ youth by advocating for them and educating their families

Bisexuality

  • Soc.bi - The Usenet soc.bi newsgroup is for the discussion of any issues related to bisexuality or of interest to bisexual people.
  • BiNet USA - advocates for the bisexual, pansexual, and/or fluid communities.

Transgender

  • Center for Gender Sanity - has information on male/female dichotomies,transitioning on the job, information for employers, and more.
  • Gender Infinity MAP (Mapping Affirmative Providers) - Gender Infinity is a transgender affirmative community that brings together helpful resources and makes the world a better, safer place.  MAP is resource database that filters by location and services.
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) - The vision of WPATH is to bring together diverse professionals dedicated to developing best practices and supportive policies worldwide that promote health, research, education, respect, dignity, and equality for transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant people in all cultural settings.
  • Lynn Conway - this website is a major informational and support site for transgender people. There is a lot of text, but the information is all very good and thorough. The second box of links is especially helpful.
  • Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT - Latina Trans in Texas) - Somos una organización de base comunitaria, conformada por muejers Trans para personas Trans (Transexuales, Transgénero e Intersex) y nuestras aliadas, mantenemos nuestro enfoque de trabajo para la visibilidad y elegibilidad los derechos humanos y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad, mediante el empoderamiento, la organización comunitaria que permita fomentar una incidencia política en equidad e igualdad.

Intersex Resources

  • Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) – is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
  • Accord Alliance - Accord Alliance promotes comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by disorders of sex development (DSD).
  • The Houston Intersex Society - Aims to empower and enrich the lives of intersex people while working to end shame and discrimination through education, outreach, and support.

LGBTQ Political Organizations and Issues

  • Human Rights Campaign works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights. Also, has great resource and information.
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBTQ community to win complete equality.
  • Marriage Equality - the nation's oldest organization dedicated to building equality for the LGBTQ community through civil marriage equality in every state and at the federal level.
  • Hate Crimes - information about hate crimes, prevention and resources.

Faith-based Organizations