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Check out our collated community resources around LGBTQ+ health. 

You can find information on LGBTQ community centers, providers, hotlines and UMD resources below:

Community Centers

CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory 
A database with information about LGBT Community centers from around the world. 

Q Chat Space 
Online chat-based groups for LGBTQ+ youth. Each group is facilitated by a trained LGBTQ+ community center staff member. 

The DC Center for the LGBT Community 
The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL)
SMYAL supports and empowers LGBTQ youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region.

Pride Center of Maryland 
The Pride Center seeks to achieve equality, understanding and respect for the diversity of the greater Baltimore GLBT community while also providing quality support services, facilities and professional resources for the development and well-being of individuals and groups.

MoCo Pride Center
Through advocacy and outreach activities, the MoCo Pride Center works to build, support and advocate for a stronger and more diverse LGBTQ community in Montgomery County, MD

Find a Provider

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA): Find a Provider 
GLMA’s online Provider Directory helps individuals search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health professionals in your area.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): Find a Provider
WPATH’s online Provider Directory for transgender affirming providers, allowing users to search by first and/or last name, specialty and location.

Hotlines

LGBT Helpline (Ages 25+)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. For support call (888) 340-4528 or (617) 267-9001.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
For support call 1-888-843-4564 or email: help@GLBThotline.org

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. For support call 866-488-7386.

Pride Institute
Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.
For support call 800-547-7433.

Financial Resources

Financial and Social Resources for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ Financial Guide to Becoming a Parent

5 Financial Factors Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community

University Resources

University of Maryland LGBTQ Equity Center
The LGBT Equity Center provides the campus with leadership and expertise in building a fully equitable community; strengthens and supports people of diverse sexes, gender identities or expressions and sexual orientations; and develops visible and vibrant LGBTQ+ campus communities.

University of Maryland Health Center
The University Health Center provides high quality, cost-effective health care and wellness programs in order to promote health and support academic success.

Campus Resource Guide 

 

You can find information on LGBTQ tips and guides, LGBTQ health, LGBTQ language and terminology and UMD resources related to being an ally below:

General Tips & Guides

Glaad.org
As a dynamic media force, GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Pflag)
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families and allies. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued and affirmed.

The Safe Zone Project
The safe zone project is a free online resource for powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops

LGBTQ+ Health

HealthyPeople.gov
Healthy People 2020 is the federal government's prevention agenda for building a healthier nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

LGBTQ+ Language and Terminology

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Pflag)
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families and allies. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued and affirmed.

The Safe Zone Project
The safe zone project is a free online resource for powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops

University Resources

University of Maryland LGBTQ Equity Center
The LGBT Equity Center provides the campus with leadership and expertise in building a fully equitable community; strengthens and supports people of diverse sexes, gender identities or expressions and sexual orientations; and develops visible and vibrant LGBTQ+ campus communities.

University of Maryland Health Center
The University Health Center provides high quality, cost-effective health care and wellness programs in order to promote health and support academic success.

You can find information on LGBTQ reports, funding, research measures, professional organizations and webinars for LGBTQ research investigators below:

LGBTQ+ Health

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
Institute of Medicine

HealthyPeople.gov 
Healthy People 2020 is the federal government's prevention agenda for building a healthier nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Funding

LGBT Research Support, Awards and Resources
American Psychological Association

Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)
National Institues of Health

Measures

Evaluations of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Survey Measures: What Have We Learned? 
NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office

GASP Data Base
The GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology - This free public resource provides "one-stop shopping" for researchers seeking measures designed for lesbian/gay/bisexual issues or populations. You can browse the entire list, or you can search for measures focusing on particular topics.

Measuring Bullying Victimization, Perpetration and Bystander Experiences: A Compendium of Assessment Tools 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PhenX Toolkit

Funded by NIH, the PhenX Toolkit (consensus measures for Phenotypes and eXposures) provides recommended standard data collection protocols for conducting biomedical research.

Professional Organizations

American Association of Suicidology

The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. Special Populations: LGBT

American College Health Association: LGBTQ+ Health Coalition
The LGBTQ+ Health Coalition is centered on the health and professional issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons and allies. 

American Public Health Association: The LGBT Caucus of Public Health Workers
A group founded with the goal of increasing emphasis on LGBT issues within the APHA and the field of public health as a whole.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: Study of GLBT Issues
This Yahoo Group, comprised of over 150 members, provides support for and space for dialogue among clinicians interested in working to improve the mental health of LGBT individuals, through an increased focus on research and training.

National Council on Family Relations
The National Council on Family Relations is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice and education. GLBT Focus Group

National Latinx Psychological Association
The National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of the Latinx population. Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity SIG

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)
The Research Society on Alcoholism serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society promotes research and the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge. 

Society for Personality and Social Psychology
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, founded in 1974, is the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists. With over 7,500 members, SPSP strives to advance the science, teaching and application of social and personality psychology. GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology

Society for Prevention Research
The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being.

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) advances developmental science and promotes its use to improve human lives.

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)
The Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) is a rapidly growing, dynamic society focused on the theoretical, empirical and policy research issues of adolescence. 

Webinars

Understanding the Health Needs of LGBTQ People

Hosted by GLMA. Quality Healthcare for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People is an education program open to anyone interested in learning about the healthcare needs of LGBT people. This cultural competence four-part series explores the health concerns and healthcare of LGBT people.

GLSEN Research Webinars
GLSEN’s education webinars share real-life stories, relevant data, and effective practices around LGBTQ inclusion in schools. GLSEN’s research webinars provide in-depth information about LGBTQ issues in our nation’s K-12 schools.

Research From Other Organizations

You can find information on research conducted at other organizations and research centers below:

AIDS United

AIDS United is a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States

AIDS United and Boston University School of Public Health’s Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice ( CAHPP ) have been tapped to lead a national, first-of-its-kind project to disseminate and test evidence-informed interventions to improve access to HIV care for people who face some of the largest disparities across the United States. Using an implementation-science approach, 12 sites across the country will be supported with practical tools, technical assistance and evaluation expertise to ensure successful replication of four interventions to improve patient outcomes.

Fenway Institute
The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues.  Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

These research studies are looking at the safety, tolerability and immune response to HIV antibodies and HIV vaccines.

The goal of the study is to intervene on barriers to HIV care, including stigma among men who have sex with men (MSM). 

A mixed-methods study exploring the effect of a brief music intervention to modulate the experience of pain in individuals living with HIV who misuse opioids.

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health to build and test a smartphone-based PrEP adherence system that responds to adherence data collected through a novel digital pill, with a focus on improving PrEP adherence among who have sex with men (MSM) who use stimulants.

A clinical trial comparing two approved methods of treatment for syphilis.

P3 is an app for young men and transgender women who are taking PrEP for HIV prevention. It helps folks create tailored strategies for taking your meds daily and tracks how often you take them, provides information about PrEP and sexual health and you can anonymously connect with other young people on PrEP. The purpose is to see if using an app helps people take their PrEP more regularly.

The LEGACY Project is the first community-based transgender cohort study. The study uses health information from the clinic and survey data to see how gender-affirming healthcare affects health outcomes like quality of life, mental health and sexual health.

The PATH Project (Plan and Act for Transgender Health), is a partnership of local transgender and non-binary community members, The Fenway Institute, Cooley Dickinson Health Care and researchers from Harvard Medical School. This project seeks to  learn more about the experiences of transgender and non-binary people navigating health systems in central and western Massachusetts and other parts of New England and New York, as well as the experiences of service providers.

A research study to test a holistic therapy to treat issues related to stimulant use, depression and adult sexual health.

HealthHIV
HealthHIV advances effective prevention, care, support and health equity for people living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C—particularly with LGBT and other underserved communities—by providing education, capacity building, health services research and advocacy to organizations, communities and professionals.

Rand Corporation
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous

National Opinion Research Center in Chicago (NORC)
NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business and policy decisions.

This performance evaluation seeks to assess how and to what extent the Global Development Partnership has accomplished its purpose to support and empower LGBTI individuals and civil society organizations in developing countries as they advocate for their own human rights and seek to improve their lives.

NORC, TFI and DASH are working together to develop appropriate, effective HIV prevention materials to assist young gay and bisexual men and transgender youth in accessing HIV prevention and testing resources.

​The Chicago African-American Network Health Study (CAANHS) also known as uConnect is a NIDA funded study of the effect of social network dynamics on HIV risk of young (16-29 year old) Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) from the Southside of Chicago, carried out in partnership with researchers at the University of Chicago.  YBMSM have the highest rate of new HIV infection of any single demographic group in the U.S. in spite of similar or even lower levels of individual risk than White MSM.  CAANHS used Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS), a network based rigorous chain referral sampling methodology for sampling hard to reach populations, to recruit the largest single site sample of YBMSM to date.

In 2015, NORC began work in partnership with the Fenway Institute for the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop an innovative social media based recruitment and data collection effort targeting 13 to 18 year old, gay, bisexual, questioning and transgender youth who were born male.

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world.

National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council is a non-profit association that advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.

University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health Research
The mission of the Center is to understand and improve the health of the LGBT community by maintaining an infrastructure that provides research concerning LGBT health and wellness needs.

This NIMH-funded institutional training grant  is designed with the goal of leaving trainees with the necessary skill sets to not only launch their careers, but also to make a real difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS among MSM.

A mixed methods study, with the first part being qualitative interviews with LGBT youth about bullying experiences and gaming preferences. From this data we developed an online interactive game to help LGBT youth who are bullied seek help. The second part is a randomized control trial (RCT) that will test this game and we will evaluate it for feasibility to possibly scale up the study if it is successful.

​The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)
A university-wide institute at Northwestern University, whose goal is to connect scholars from numerous disciplines with the SGM community to forge collaborations and stimulate innovative research to improve SGM health and wellbeing.

The CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program, is focused around elucidating the complex mechanisms driving the health disparities of stigmatized populations, in particular gender and sexual minorities. 

The Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program attempts to foster a learning community to improve the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations in Chicago and beyond.

The IMPACT Program’s mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Medical Education Research Group (LGBT MERG)
A research group at the Stanford University College of Medicine that seeks to create and communicate new knowledge through innovative research, by influencing health and educational policies and by advocating for LGBT patients and providers.

The Center for LGBT Health Equity (CLHE)
The Center for LGBT Health Equity (CLHE) at the University of Southern California was created to lead scientific inquiry into the physical, emotional and social health of LGBT youth, adults and families and guide best practices for achieving health equity for this population.

You can find information on LGBTQ guides and tips, online training resources and professional organizations for healthcare providers below: 

Guides and Tips

The National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center is a program of the Fenway Institute provides educational programs, resources and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
GLMA works toward LGBT healthcare equality, both for patients and for those working in healthcare who identify as LGBT. Members are professionals working toward improved policy and education through advocacy efforts.

Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Online Training

The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists
This website was created by the LGBT Issues Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) to teach psychiatry residents about caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex patients. The site includes a series of modules that can be used sequentially to provide a comprehensive learning guide for working with LGBT patients. Can be useful to all health and mental health trainees and practitioners. 

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Professional Associations

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care
AAHPM is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, nurses and other healthcare providers. LGBT SIG

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP is an organization of 67​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.​ LGBT Health and Wellness Section

American Association of Marriage and Family Counseling
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. We represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

American Association of Physician Assistants
AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. LGBT Caucus

American College Health Association: LGBTQ+ Health Coalition
The LGBTQ+ Health Coalition is centered on the health and professional issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons and allies. 

American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is the professional society for healthcare leaders committed to improving health. LGBT Forum

American Counseling Association: Association For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling
ALGBTIC aims to increase awareness of LGBT identities and mental health concerns within the counseling field in order to improve care for vulnerable individuals and to break down barriers faced by LGBT counselors and those in related professions.

American Counseling Association: Association For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling
ALGBTIC aims to increase awareness of LGBT identities and mental health concerns within the counseling field in order to improve care for vulnerable individuals and to break down barriers faced by LGBT counselors and those in related professions.

American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence and quality of life of older people. Needs of Older Gay and Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons

American Medical Association LGBT Advisory Committee
The AMA’s committee is comprised of seven members, including residents, fellows and medical students, who hold annual meetings around LGBT health care concerns, LGBT curriculum implementation in medical schools and the experiences of LGBT medical professionals.

American Medical Association LGBT Advisory Committee
The AMA’s committee is comprised of seven members, including residents, fellows and medical students, who hold annual meetings around LGBT health care concerns, LGBT curriculum implementation in medical schools and the experiences of LGBT medical professionals.

American Medical Student Association Gender and Sexuality Action Committee
The AMSA’s committee works toward improvements in curriculum, education for providers and a comprehensive resource library related to gender and sexuality in health care.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
AOTA)is the national professional association established  to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Network for LGBT Concerns in Occupational Therapy

American Psychological Association Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office (LGBTCO)
The APA’s LGBTC office aims to increase knowledge in the field of psychology on gender identity and sexual orientation, in order to directly benefit the LGBT community on an individual level.

American Psychological Association Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office (LGBTCO)
The APA’s LGBTC office aims to increase knowledge in the field of psychology on gender identity and sexual orientation, in order to directly benefit the LGBT community on an individual level.

American Public Health Association: The LGBT Caucus of Public Health Workers
A group founded with the goal of increasing emphasis on LGBT issues within the APHA and the field of public health as a whole.

American Public Health Association: The LGBT Caucus of Public Health Workers
A group founded with the goal of increasing emphasis on LGBT issues within the APHA and the field of public health as a whole.

American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. LGBT Aging Issues Network

American Speech and Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: Study of GLBT Issues
This Yahoo Group, comprised of over 150 members, provides support for and space for dialogue among clinicians interested in working to improve the mental health of LGBT individuals, through an increased focus on research and training.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
GLMA works toward LGBT healthcare equality, both for patients and for those working in healthcare who identify as LGBT. Members are professionals working toward improved policy and education through advocacy efforts.

National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards and to advance sound social policies.

National Association of Social Workers: National Committee on LGBT Issues
The Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing programs of the NASW that directly impact members of the LGBT community, with the goal of ultimately eliminating homophobic and transphobic practices within social work.

The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists
AGLP is a group of psychiatrists dedicated to increasing awareness of LGBT mental health issues and improving resources to promote mental health in safe and welcoming environments.

You can find information on LGBTQ+ health, reports, and school policy for policymakers below:

UMD policies

TransMaryland with Lee Blinder on HB 427 Change Waiver of Publication Bill - Policy Dialogues Ep.13

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy Alumni Board's video and podcast series called Policy Dialogues discusses current events through a policy lens. Episode 13 talks with Lee Blender who is the Executive Director of Trans Maryland, which is an organization that aims to promote trans wellness throughout Maryland by increasing access to affirming services and resources, while nurturing young trans leadership. Lee discusses HB 427 Change Waiver of Publication Bill - Maryland House Committee Hearing. What Does This Bill Do? Learn more at: https://transmaryland.org/updates/202....

LGBTQ+ Health

HealthyPeople.gov
Healthy People 2020 is the federal government's prevention agenda for building a healthier nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats

National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force is an American social justice advocacy non-profit organizing the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. 

Reports

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People Building a Foundation for Better Understanding
Institute of Medicine

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve 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

The Williams Institute
A think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public.

Schools

GLSEN
GLSEN is a United States-based education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools.

LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness
Medical Resources

Helping LGBTQ+ Youth Navigate COVID-19

GLMA's Directory of LGBTQ-friendly medical providers

Human Rights Campaign's LGBTQ-friendly hospitals and medical centers

Equality Federation's State or Local specific LGBTQ resources

Trans Needle Exchange

Planned Parenthood Direct

Online PrEP Providers

Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800)273-8255 or online chat 

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

LGBT National Help Center Hotlines and Talklines 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Alcoholics Anonymous Online LGBT Support Groups

SAGE runs a National LGBT Elder Hotline

Fenway Health LGBT Helpline and a Peer Listening Line: 888.340.4528 for adults 25+. Call 800.399.PEER for those under age 25.

National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-19 Resources

Youth & Families

Q Chat Space 

The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 or www.thetrevorproject.org 

Family Acceptance Project

Gender Spectrum 

The Neighborhood: A Virtual Hub for LGBTQ+ Families 

Basic Needs
Food and Housing

Food Pantries

School Meal Finder lists sites that are distributing meals for students while schools are closed

Lambda Legal National Help Desk, toll free: (866) 542-8336

FEMA Hotline: (800) 621-3362

Financial Assistance and Workers Rights

Mutual aid and emergency funds for LGBTQ+ individuals

Rapid response and emergency funds for LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations

Federal direct emergency payments 

Federal student loan relief 

Small business guidance & loan resources 

Filing for expanded unemployment insurance 

Apply for food stamps or find local food programs 

Apply for help with rent, utilities, or other bills 

Apply for health insurance if you’ve lost coverage or income 

Expanded paid leave rights- A Better Balance’s “COVID-19 and Your Workplace Rights: Caring for Yourself and Your Family” 

Temp Worker Justice’s COVID-19: Information for Temp Workers 

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) from the SBA 

Resources for Immigrants

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities 

Supporting Undocumented Families

United We Dream’s Resources for the Immigrant Community During COVID-19 

Informed Immigrant’s Resources for Immigrants during the coronavirus crisis 

Recursos en Espanol

Una guía para que las personas transgénero navegando la COVID-19 conozcan sus derechos (PDF)

City Bar Justice Center: COVID-19 guía de recursos para inmigrantes

COVID-19 Recursos para comunidades indocumentadas

NAMI: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Informacion y recursos

Conoce tus derechos- Permisos pagados por enfermedad y permisos para cuidado infantil durante el coronavirus 

For Providers

Phone only telehealth services for Medicare during COVID-19

COVID-19: Resources for Marriage and Family Therapists

Telehealth Guidance by State during COVID-19

Is Your Patient's Anxiety or Depression Related to COVID-19?

How to do Group Therapy Using Telehealth

Advice for Psychology Supervisors and Trainees on Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis

Research & Briefs

Columbia Nursing: The COVID-19 & Wellbeing-Study Results

Two Columbia Nursing Studies Find Negative Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ Communities

“I’m Kinda Stuck at Home With Unsupportive Parents Right Now”: LGBTQ Youths’ Experiences With COVID-19 and the Importance of Online Support

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV.

LGBTQ Populations: Psycholgically Vulnerable Communities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gender identity and sexual orientation should be included in COVID-19 testing

Human Rights Campaign Brief: The Lives and Livelihoods of Many in the LGBTQ Community are at Risk Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 – What People with HIV Should Know

Fenway Health: “Coronavirus, COVID-19 and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People”

Trevor Project: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

COVID-19 and the LGBTQ+ community: Rising to unique challenges

Vulnerabilities to COVID-19 Among Transgender Adults in the U.S.

Sexual Health in the SARS-CoV-2 Era

NYC Health Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Planned Parenthood: COVID-19 and Your Sexual Health

Northwestern's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Fenway: COVID-19 and Your Sexual Health

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health: Real-time surveillance using Google Trends

Addressing the Disproportionate Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexual and Gender Minority Populations in the United States: Actions Toward Equity

Depression and Anxiety Changes Among Sexual and Gender Minority People Coinciding with Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic

Sexual and Gender Minority Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Why Data Collection and Combatting Discrimination Matter Now More Than Ever

Human Rights Campaign Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ Communities of Color

Addressing Inequities in Education: Considerations for LGBTQ+ Children and Youth in the Era of COVID-19

Sexual Orientation Disparities in Risk Factors for Adverse COVID-19–Related Outcomes, by Race/Ethnicity — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2017–2019

Human Interest Stories

We’re Not All in This Together: On COVID-19, Intersectionality and Structural Inequality.

When Leaving Campus Means Going Back In The Closet.

Coronavirus pandemic strains LGBTQ health clinics

'Providing care today; face dismissal tomorrow': LGBTQ health workers on the front line and Supreme Court weighs job protections

For LGBTQ youth, home might not be a safe place to self-isolate

People Are Still Meeting For Chemsex Under Lockdown And Police Warn The Risks Are Greater Than Ever

A Longtime HIV/LGBTQ Doctor Volunteered in a New York City Public Hospital Against COVID-19. Here's What He Learned

COVID-19 Put Her Husband in the ICU. She Had to Be Hospitalized Next. The State Demanded to Know: Who Would Care for Their Children?

COVID-19 Sent LGBTQ Students Back to Unsupportive Homes. That Raises the Risk They Won't Return. 

Nonbinary physician fights COVID-19 without legal protections

Korean media's focus on 'gay' club in COVID-19 case further stigmatizes LGBT people.

They never felt comfortable with the gender binary. The pandemic is giving them time to explore their identity.