Anti-Violence Project (AVP) offers a free bilingual (English/Spanish) crisis intervention hotline staffed 24/7
Call 212-714-1141 or report online.
"AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy."
"The world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality."
The process of disclosing one’s sexual and/or gender identity can be a pivotal
point in one’s life. However, it is seldom a single isolated event. When people meet new
neighbors, coworkers, and friends, they must choose whether they want to undergo the
coming out process with them. The feedback they receive is variable and can elicit
different emotions throughout the lifespan.
People may feel intimate with others but not necessarily safe or ready in revealing an LGBTQ+ identity. Conversely, people can feel intimate and safe and still choose not to disclose this part of themselves. Therefore, the process of disclosing one’s sexual and/or gender identity is a personal choice. It is a journey that should be regarded with sensitivity and respect.
Individuals determine the degree to which they are out to others and with whom. It should never be based upon the demand of others to know but rather the need for individuals to share this part of themselves with others. People can be proud of their sexual and gender identity without
feeling the need to disclose it to everyone they meet. Disclosing one’s sexual and gender identity is a complex and personal process and it must be undergone in one’s own time and means.
You or your loved ones are welcome to come by the Pride Center at GCC to talk about this choice.
"Bienestar Human Services is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities. Bienestar accomplishes this through: community education, prevention, mobilization, advocacy and the provision of direct social support services."
"A voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning."
"Learn how to heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization," with plenty of articles about class, gender, LGBTQIA issues, and race.
"Provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture."
"A Queer Feminist Sex Magazine"
The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers a range of services spanning across the following categories: Health, Social Services, Housing, Culture and Education, and Leadership and Advocacy.
Lambda Legal strives toward achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
"The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up." They also run Creating Change the "largest annual gathering of LGBTQ activists, organizers, and leaders within the LGBT movement" in the US.
Gender identity is very important. Not everyone identifies with the gender assigned to them at birth and as such, not everyone identifies with their given name. Regardless of gender and/or sexual identity, everyone is welcome here at Glendale Community College. The Pride Center is your safe space.
Remember, you’re the only person that can determine your gender identity. Your body does not determine your gender identity but rather you do!
Choose a name that aligns with who you are on the inside, makes you feel proud, and reflects the real you. By filling out the forms, you can have your first name changed as it appears on your student ID cards and teachers’ rosters.
24/7 Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.
"The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people. The organization works to fulfill this mission through four strategies:
- Provide crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people thinking of suicide.
- Offer resources, supportive counseling and a sense of community to LGBTQ young people to reduce the risk that they become suicidal.
- Educate young people and adults who interact with young people on LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention, risk detection and response.
- Advocate for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ young people."
"The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice."
Transgender Law Center
"Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression."
The Transcending Gender Project
"A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship"
"The free encyclopedia and resource for the queer communities that you can edit.”