National Resources

Advocates for Youth
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 419-3420

Advocates for Youth is an international youth-serving organization. Advocates for Youth features a link on their website just for LGBT youth ( This website offers specific support to LGBT youth in their coming out process. Advocates for Youth also provides handouts for professionals of youth-serving organizations on LGBT issues and how to best meet the needs of this community.

PO Box 240473
Charlotte, NC 28224
(704) 277-6710

Campus Pride serves student leaders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (lgbtqia) and ally campus organizations by providing access to accurate and consistent resources that demonstrate support, education and visibility on college and university campuses. They also host The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index National Tool ( that allows you to search for LGBT friendly colleges and universities.

CDC National Prevention Information Network

This is a health information site, managed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on health promotion and disease prevention.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
1326 18th Street NW, Suite 27
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 600-8037

This group, along with a group from Columbia University, wrote an extensive summary of research on health care needs of LGBT patients, which is available online. Their website also lists programs, such as a lesbian health fund and a physician referral. They also publicize medical news and information.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Los Angeles Office
5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-2240

New York Office
104 West 29th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 629-3322

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Help Center
2261 Market Street, PMB #296
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-5498 (Administrative Phone)
National Hotline 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and email peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
National Headquarters
90 Broad St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 727-0135

GLSEN strives to combat the harassment and discrimination leveled against students and school personnel. GLSEN creates learning environments that affirm the inherent dignity of all students.

Gay Men of African Descent
540 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 222-6300

Gay Men of African Descent is an organization that provides community forums and support for gay and transgender Black males.

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 628-4160
HRC is America’s largest gay and lesbian organization, providing a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. HRC includes programs such as FamilyNet, a project for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families, and the National Coming Out Project (for more information about NCOP, call 1-800-866-6263).

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund
National Headquarters
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005
(212) 809-8585

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

National AIDS Hotline
1-800-344-7432 (Spanish)
1-800-243-7889 (TTY)

The CDC National AIDS Hotline, including its Spanish Service and TTY Service, handles about one million calls per year – about 2,740 calls per day – from people with questions about prevention, risk, testing, treatment, and other HIV/AIDS-related concerns. Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can answer questions, provide referrals, and send free publications through email and postal mail.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Headquarters
870 Market St., Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-6257

Washington, DC Regional Office
1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 734-3545

NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men and bisexual and transgendered individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights.

National Consortium of Directors of LBGT Resources in Higher Education

This group’s stated missionisto achieve higher education environments in which LGBT students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Their goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, and program development. Their website offers information and links on campus climate, legal issues, safe zones, directory of campuses with LGBT services.

National LGBTQ Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-5177

National LGBTQ Task Force is an organization working for the human and civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. The Task Force serves tens of thousands of LGBTQ people who are in need of resources, training, and technical assistance to pass pro-LGBTQ legislation (and combat anti-LGBTQ legislation. The Task Force helps those fighting for their families, employment, health care, retirement, and more basic human rights.

National Minority AIDS Council
1931 13th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-6622

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), established in 1987, is the premier national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS.

The Point Foundation: The National LGBT Scholarship Fund

California Office
5055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 501
Los Angeles, CA 90036

New York Office
1357 Broadway Suite 401
New York, NY 10018

Point Foundation provides financial support, leadership training, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

OUT for Work
1325 Massachusetts Ave, N.W, Suite 600
Washington, D.C 20005
(202) 487-3986

OUT for Work is a National 501 (c)3 Non Profit organization that works with LGBTQ and Ally college students to help prepare them in the transition from academia into the workplace. OUT for Work provides tools and resources for students and career centers on campus about finding inclusive workplaces, questions about being “out” on resumes and in interviews, being “out” in various fields, being a good ally in the workplace, being both LGBTQ and an ethnic minority in the workplace, and so much more.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

National Headquarters
1828 L St NW Suit 660
Washington, DC 20036

Washington DC/Metropolitan Area
Whitman Walker Clinic
Elizabeth Taylor Building 2nd Floor
1701 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 638-3852 | (301) 439-FLAG (Helpline)

PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with a membership of over 80,000 households and more than 440 affiliates worldwide. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten the public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Shout for Health

Get your daily dose of the most essential health and wellness information.

PO Box 2499
Abilene, TX 79604

SoulForce Q (Young Adult Activism)
2000 Grand Avenue, Unit 2
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(469) 867-5725

Soulforce is a national organization bringing together spirituality and LGBT activism. The purpose of Soulforce is “freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance” – They organize the “Equality Ride,” a US-wide bus tour of LGBTQ/Ally youth going to colleges/universities with anti-LGBT policies.

ACPA—College Student Educators International
1 Dupont Cir NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 835-2272

The SCLGBTA, part of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), works towards educating ACPA members, eliminating overt and covert oppression of the LGBT community, protecting and advocating for the basic human rights of the community, and provides support for this community.

The Trevor Project
PO Box 69232
West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood Office Phone: (310) 271-8845
New York Office Phone: (212) 695-8650
Trevor Helpline 1-866-4-U-Trevor (1-866-488-7386)

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of gay and questioning teenagers, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.

Youth Pride Alliance
PO Box 12196
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 387-4141

Youth Pride Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally youth empowerment to encourage positive self-development and expression, as well as leadership, while bridging diverse communities and individuals to address issues of visibility, equality, and social justice. They are dedicated to celebrating the dignity and courage of all young people.

Additional Online Resources

News and Current Events

The Advocate – The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine Internet site

Metro Weekly

Politics, Law, & Human Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Resources Updated January 2017