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Helplines / Hotlines
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline
1-888-843-4564. The hotline provides peer support and information on resources.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255). Or, to text with a crisis counselor, text START to 741-741. National network of local crisis centers. Free, confidential emotional support to people and their families in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Peer Listening Line
1-800-399-PEER. Anonymous and confidential help line for LGBTQ youth. Access peer support. A safe place to call for information, referrals, and support with coming out, safer sex and relationships, HIV/AIDS, and accessing resources such as LGBTQ groups and other services.
1- 877-565-8860. Hotline staffed "by transgender people for transgender people." Primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and who are not sure they are transgender.
Confidential online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor. The service is available 7 days a week between 3 p.m.-10 p.m. ET/12 p.m.-7 p.m. PT.
Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200. Confidential text messaging with a local Trevor counselor. Available Monday-Friday between 3 p.m.-10 p.m. EST/12 p.m.-7 p.m. PT.
1-866-488-7386. TrevorLifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7/365.
Family Acceptance Project
This research, intervention, education, and policy initiative works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBTQ children and youth in the context of their families, cultures, and faith communities.
It Gets Better Project
This nonprofit organization empowers and connects LGBTQ youth through education and inspiring
"PFLAG Leonardtown is committed to advancing equality in our community through support, education, and advocacy. We are the extended family of the LGBTQIA+ community and are made up of LGBTQIA+ individuals, allies, and supporters. It is our mission to work towards a more accepting environment for all people in our community through education, discussion, compassion, love, and laughter. Together we are stronger." The chapter serves all of Southern Maryland.
The Trevor Project
This organization provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and advocacy for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24. You can access their resources through phone, text, or chat.
GLAAD Media Reference Guide - 10th Edition
Intended to be used by journalists reporting for mainstream media outlets and by creators in entertainment media who want to tell LGBTQ people's stories fairly and accurately. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive glossary of language used within the LGBTQ community, nor is it a prescriptive guide for LGBTQ people.
Suggested LGBTQIA+ Links from the University of Illinois, Springfield
From the University of Illinois, Springfield's Gender and Sexuality Student Service's office. A list of links to services for LGBTQIA+ youth, family, international groups, people of color, legal, activism, senior citizen, military, and spiritual services.
Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.