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National Resources

There are many resources available for people identifying as LGBTQ or within the gender and sexual minority community. Many departments on campus are sensitive to LGBTQ issues and are trained to handle them appropriately and effectively. There are also resources available for the LGBTQ community in the surrounding area.  Below a number of resources available off campus can be found for individuals to use. 

Campus Pride The national website for LGBT issues in higher education. Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

The Princeton Review Survey is a company that specializes in test preparation courses and admissions consulting, also ranks "gay friendly" universities. Students can go to the Review's Web site or get a printed survey form, where one question asks whether they think students, faculty and administrators at their university treat people equally "regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression."

National Coalition for LGBT Health National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) LGBT Project The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion through the courts, legislatures and public education across five issue areas: Relationships, Youth & Schools, Parenting, Gender Identity and Expression and Discrimination in Employment, Housing and other areas.

National Gay & Lesbian Hotline  The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, we operate two national hotlines as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. Please call if you need to talk 1-888-843-5464

The Trevor Project  Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.  The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.  The Trevor Project has a 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-488-7386

Human Rights Campaign   As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality.  HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation  The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.

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