Support Resources for LGBTQ Individuals and Families

Content Area
Counseling and Therapy
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

This collection provides a number of places for LGBTQ individuals, families, and others to find trained counselors, peer support, toolkits, fact sheets, and additional resources and information for individual support or about issues within the larger LGBTQ community, including violence against the LGBTQ community.

  • LGBTQ Asylum Seekers: How Clinicians Can HelpThis research brief from the American Psychological Association provides opportunities for how clinicians can assist LGBTQ asylum seekers cope with past traumas and retraumatization.
  • The Trevor Project — The Trevor Project provides phone, instant messaging, and text services for LGBTQ individuals to communicate with a trained specialist; an online social networking space for youth and their friends and allies in the LGBTQ community; and an online resource center.
  • GLBT National Help Center — The GLBT National Help Center provides multiple hotlines for peer counseling; online peer chat options; and local resource searches for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people.
  • Trans Lifeline — Trans Lifeline provides a hotline — staffed by transgender people, for transgender people — to provide individual support for the needs of members of the community.
  • National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs — The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs — which works to end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities — provides reports, toolkits, trainings, and more to prevent and respond to hate violence against LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.