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Crisis Hotlines

Safe Horizons Hotlines
Domestic Violence: 1-800-621-4673
Crime Victims: 1-866-689-4357
Rape, Sexual Assault and Incest: 1-212-227-3000
TDD for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)

Anti-Violence Project Hotline
Assistance for LGBT survivors of violence.
1-212-714-1141 [24 Hr. Bilingual Hotline]

The Trevor Lifeline
24 hour confidential hotline for LGBTQ youth

Local LGBTQ Organizations

The DC Center
A local organization that educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the LGBTQ community.  Offers many services in the areas of health and wellness, arts and culture, social and support services, advocacy and community building. 

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gay Men)
Support for parents, families, and friends of LGBT people. Regional support networks and national resources

DC Black Pride  
The mission of Black Lesbian and Gay Pride Day, Inc. (BLGPD) is to build awareness of and pride in the diversity of the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as to support organizations that are addressing HIV/AIDS and other health issues adversely affecting the community.

The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC)
A volunteer, grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity, and liberation for transgender, transsexual, and gender-diverse (hereafter: trans) people in DC.

Rainbow Families DC
Supports and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) parents and prospective parents by providing educational programs, social events, and discussion forums for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents in the DMV area.

Washington Blade
A community newsletter and online platform for LGBT news.  Covers the metro area and reports on national and international news. 

Dignity Washington
Dignity is organized to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics, as well as their families, friends and loved ones in order to develop leadership, and be an instrument through which they may be heard by and promote reform in the Church.

The Cherry Fund
A local, year-round fundraising, grant making organization

Local Youth Resources

Wonders Childcare
Inclusive, early childhood programs in local schools.

The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)
DC metro area service organization dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth.  They provide programs for (1) Counseling & Support, (2) Life Skills & Leadership Development, (3) Health & Wellness Education, (4) Safe Social Activities, and (5) Community Outreach and Education.

Latin American Youth Center
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is a multicultural community-based organization that supports youth and their families in their determination to live, work, and study with dignity, hope, and joy.

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Whitman-Walker Health
A Washington DC community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS care and LGBT care.

Chase Brexton Health Care  
Provides a range of clinical services including primary medical care, dental and pharmacy, and behavioral health with a focus on honoring diversity, inspiring wellness, and improving the community.  A great LGBT health resource.  

Local LGBTQ Health Care

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Local LGBTQ Advocacy

Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA DC)
AQUA DC is an organization for queer APIs, by queer APIs, focusing on queer API issues and interests. They promote the positive outlook and welfare of members through advocacy, education, outreach, and social events.

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
Since 1991, Victory has successfully helped elect hundreds of openly LGBT candidates to Congress, state legislatures, school boards, city councils and more. Through world-class programs and nonpartisan training, they also provide these new leaders with the skills and contacts they need to make the most of their influence and access.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Founded in 1974, works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community in order to attain complete equality. They do so through direct and grassroots lobbying to either help defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and other measures or help push pro-LGBT legislation and other measures.  Also analyzes and reports on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community.

Welcoming Schools
Resources for creating respectful and supportive environments in elementary schools – LGBTQ inclusive, preventing bullying, and gender stereotyping, and supporting transgender and gender-expansive students.

National Youth Resources

Youth Pride Alliance  
Support for LGBT youth.

The Trevor Project  
Promotes acceptance of gay and questioning teens and aids in suicide prevention among this group.  Provides various resources and the only national, toll-free, 24 hour confidential hotline for gay and questioning teens.  

Advocates for Youth
Partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

LGBTQ Student Resources – Accredited Schools Online
Extensive resources for LGBTQ teens and youth covering common hardships faced by LGBTQ college students and how to deal with them as well as scholarships available for LGBTQ students. 

LGBTQ Student Resources and Support
Guide for LGBTQ students and their families to better understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive for all. 

Trans Youth Family Allies
An organization that gives information, support and advocacy to transgender kids and teens and their families.  

Gender Spectrum
A great resource for guidance in creating gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

National Adult Resources

Stop Gay Hate
A site with lots of info and resources about coming out, dealing with homophobia, legal issues, and other LGBTQ issues.

Gay Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
The site of the Gay Lesbian Medical Association provides news about L/G/B/T health and some resources; they also have an informative e-newsletter of L/G/B/T health news.

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
This is the website of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, an organization devoted to making schools safe for L/G/B/T students.  Lots of info about gay youth issues as well as anti-bullying, school GSA’s (gay/straight associations) and other related issues.

Bi Resource
This Boston-based website has lots of interest to the wider bisexual community.  Best things:  the Media page, with links to bisexual newsletters, and the bisexual youth page.

National Center for Transgender Equality
Website of NCTE – the National Center for Transgender Equality – an advocacy and rights group.

The worlds oldest organization for transmen – FTM transgender people.  

World Professional Association for Transgender Health
The official site for the WPATH Standards of Care (SOC).  These are the ethical and scientific guidelines for how medical and mental health professionals should treat and support transgender people who desire hormonal or surgical treatments to transition. 

Transgender Roadmap
This very extensive site is by and for transwomen.  Contains activist material as well as information about transitioning, psychological issues, etc.

Trans Health Magazine
An online magazine devoted to transgender health issues.