Safe Horizons Hotlines
Domestic Violence: (800) 621-4673
Crime Victims: (866) 689-4357
Rape, Sexual Assault and Incest: (212) 227-3000
TDD for all hotlines: (866) 604-5350
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE / (800) 799-7233
Anti-Violence Project Hotline
24 Hr. Bilingual Hotline: (212) 714-1141
Assistance for LGBT survivors of violence.
The Trevor Life Line
24 hour confidential hotline for LGBTQ youth
Local LGBTQ Centers and Organizations:
The DC Center: http://www.thedccenter.org/groups.php. 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. Transgender Network (TNET) supports loved ones of TGNC people.
–Welcoming Our Trans Families and Friends: www.community.pflag.org/Document.Doc?id=202
DC Black Pride: dcblackpride.org
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). https://dctranscoalition.wordpress.com. 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. http://www.rainbowfamiliesdc.org. Rainbow . 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.
Burgundy Crescent. http://www.burgundycrescent.org.
The purpose of Burgundy Crescent Volunteers (BCV) is twofold. First, they are a source of volunteers for local and national gay and gay-friendly community organizations in the Washington, DC area. Second, they bring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender singles and couples together for volunteer activities that are social in nature.
Washington Blade. www.washingtonblade.com. A community newsletter and online platform for LGBT news. Covers the metro area and reports on national and international news.
Dignity Washington. http://www.dignitywashington.org. 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. www.cherryfund.org. A local, year-round fundraising, grant making organization.
Local Youth Resources:
Wonders Childcare. www.wonderschildcare.org. Inclusive, early childhood programs in local schools.
The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL). http://www.smyal.org. 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. http://www.layc-dc.org. 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. www.glsen.org. Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Local LGBTQ Health Care:
Whitman-Walker Health. A Washington DC community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS care and LGBT care. https://www.whitman-walker.org.
Chase Brexton Health Care. http://www.chasebrexton.org. 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.
Metro TeenAIDS. https://www.whitman-walker.org/service/youth-services. Metro TeenAIDS provides resources to help young people fight AIDS and support each other. Focuses all of its efforts on the special prevention, education, and treatment needs of young people.
Different Avenues. www.differentavenues.org.
Different Avenues is a non-profit agency located in northeastern Washington, DC. They provide services to youth and young adults, ages 12 to 30 years, who are homeless or living in insecure housing. Many of their clients are transgender, gay, lesbian or bisexual. They also help youth who themselves are parents, as well as parents of youth. They work with people who engage in street survival strategies. Their services also include, counseling, a drop in center, and outreach.
Local LGBTQ Advocacy:
Family Equality Council. http://www.familyequality.org. 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. http://aquadc.org.
AQUA 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. https://victoryfund.org.
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. www.thetaskforce.org.
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.
www.welcomingschools.org. 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 Organizations & Websites:
Youth Pride Alliance. http://youthpridealliance.org. Support for LGBT youth.
The Trevor Project. www.thetrevorproject.org. 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. http://www.advocatesforyouth.org. 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. http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/lgbtq-student-support/. 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. http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/
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. http://www.imatyfa.org. An organization that gives information, support and advocacy to transgender kids and teens and their families.
Gender Spectrum. https://www.genderspectrum.org. A great resource for guidance in creating gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
Stop Gay Hate. http://www.stopgayhate.com. A site with lots of info and resources about coming out, dealing with homophobia, legal issues, and other LGBTQ issues.
Gay Lesbian Medical Association. http://www.glma.org. 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. http://www.glsen.org. 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. http://www.biresource.net. 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, at www.biyouth.org.
National Center for Transgender Equality. http://www.transequality.org. Website of NCTE – the National Center for Transgender Equality – an advocacy and rights group.
Transmen. http://www.ftmi.org. The worlds oldest organization for transmen – FTM transgender people.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health. www.wpath.org. 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. http://www.tsroadmap.com/index.html. This very extensive site is by and for transwomen. Contains activist material as well as information about transitioning, psychological issues, etc.
Trans Health Magazine. http://www.trans-health.com. An online magazine devoted to transgender health issues.