LGBTQ+ Off-Campus Resources
The Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
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.
GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter as part of the National Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, The Greater Cincinnati HRC chapter strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people locally and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
For over 25 years, Immigration Equality has worked to secure safe haven, freedom to live openly, and equality for individuals and families in our community. Through direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation, they advocate for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.
Living With Change Foundation
Living With Change supports a commitment to fostering collaborative relationships on a local, national, and global scale with particular respect to sexual, romantic/emotional, and gender identities. LWC is an inclusive non-profit that provides education, support, resources, and advocacy for the LGBQ+ and Transgender community in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond. Living With Change facilitates LGBQ+ and Transgender visibility by promoting and enhancing awareness, understanding, and acceptance through collaborative relationships, LGBTQ+ specific trainings, and intersectional educational/programmatic initiatives that center around the holistic wellness of our community.
PFLAG Cincinnati is a non-profit organization of volunteers who offer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals, families and friends in a safe and caring environment.
Safe and Supported
Safe and Supported is a community project with the goal of preventing and ending LGBTQ youth homelessness in Hamilton County, Ohio. This project began out of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, led by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people. Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Trans Women of Color Collective
The missions of TWOCC is to uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color, our families and comrades as we build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people.
Transform has a simple goal: Provide free wardrobes, head to toe, for transgender and gender non conforming youth. Why? Because affirming care is the best way to protect transgender youth. Having a safe space and community center available gives new opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth to make new friends and make a difference in their community. We are passionate about connecting with young people in need and their families to give as much support to vulnerable youth as possible. It’s so much more than just clothes. When one of our clients tries a new item on, and gets to feel more comfortable and joyful in their own skin, that is the transformation we are making.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.
Unity Coalition is the first organization for the LGBTQ+ Latinx/Hispanic community dedicated to advancing equality and fairness through education, leadership & awareness since 2002.
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