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  • AddictionResources.net: Many rehab centers advertise "LGBTQ-friendly" but their programs may not be focused on the unique challenges faced by community individuals. It’s important to find a center that keeps those needs in mind while being a safe environment to receive treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. AddictionResources.net has put together a list of the 9 Best LGBTQ+-Friendly Drug Rehabs in the U.S.
  • Alcohol Abuse and Binge Drinking: what to know about binge drinking.
  • Alcohol Addiction And The LGBTQ Community: Our website was founded on a commitment to help people in need, and we believe the right resources can make all the difference in someone's life. 
  • Alcoholism During COVID: information and support for those facing alcoholism during COVID.
  • American Addiction Centers | Drug Addiction and Abuse in the LGBTQ Community: discusses why so many LGBTQ individuals abuse drugs and gives a list of helpful resources.
  • American Addiction Centers | Free Virtual Support Meetings: We are adopting the slogan “progress not perfection” and will do our best to adhere to traditional 12-step guidelines. Our primary purpose with these meetings is to create a safe, confidential, and accessible forum for those who are in recovery or seeking recovery.
  • American Addiction Centers | LGBTQ and Gay-Friendly Rehabs: provides statistics on LGBTQ populations & addiction, where to find an LGBTQ-friendly rehab center and a substance abuse self-assessment.
  • American Addiction Centers | Your Guide to LGBTQIAPK Addiction Treatment: gives information on what LGBTQIAPK means, substance abuse & addiction statistics and LGBTQIAPK addiction treatment.
  • American Medical Student Association—Transgender Resources: Website for Transgender resources and educational information provided by the American Medical Student Association.
  • Callen Lorde Surgeon List: List of surgeons and resources providing gender confirming procedures organized by region. 
  • Creating LGBTQIA+ Friendly Communities in Healthcare & Education: Inclusive, welcoming, patient-centered healthcare should be afforded to people from all walks of life, especially those who often feel marginalized due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Learn the challenges we face and the steps we can take to bridge the LGBTQIA+ health gap from the classroom to the clinic.
  • FreeRehabCenters.net | Virginia: Free and low-cost substance abuse treatment is provided at treatment centers throughout the state of Virginia. These free treatment programs offer multiple services, such as residential treatment, inpatient treatment, outpatient programs, and detoxification.
  • LGBTQ: A Guide From Addiction To Recovery: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have a higher risk of developing drug and alcohol use disorders. Here, you’ll find a guide for finding LGBTQ-friendly treatment and navigating life in addiction recovery.
  • LGBTQ and Addiction: Rates of drug abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ+ community are disturbingly higher than those of other groups. Discrimination, societal pressures and co-occurring disorders are just a few potential triggers for drug abuse in this population.
  • Live Another Day - An in-depth guide written specifically for the QTBIPOC community that features dozens of culturally competent resources
  • MoneyGeek's "Financial and Social Resources for Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth": Our team worked with an expert in youth LGTBQ+ homelessness, Selima Morrow to write this resource page.  Selima is the director of outreach and community housing at CHRIS 180 where she helps young LGBTQ+ struggling with housing instability.  Our guide includes:
    • Practical advice on how LGTBQ+ youth can navigate homelessness and find help
    • Information on housing and financial assistance at the national and state level.
    • Facts about the issue of LGTBQ+ youth homelessness to raise awareness of its how common it is and the impact of homelessness on young people.
  • Nursing Care for Transgender Patients: Tips and Resources: For many transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) patients, healthcare is an intimidating and inaccessible environment. There are also countless emotional barriers the transgender community faces within the medical space (and beyond). It is the responsibility of healthcare providers like nurses to create an affirming, inclusive environment for every patient. Our team at NurseJournal.org is dedicated to educating our audience about the intricacies of nursing and healthcare, and we created a resource that outlines how to care for transgender patients and their needs.
  • Online Therapy For The LGBTQ+ Community: Members of the LGBTQ+ community have an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. Here at OnlineTherapy.com, we want to do our part to support the LGBTQ+ community. As a platform that shares online therapy resources to help people who are struggling with mental health, we’ve made it our mission to ensure people know what helpful and even life-saving resources and tools are available to them.
  • Resources for Gender Identity & Autism: Here you will find an educational guide discussing Autism and Gender Identity. This free resource highlights research about gender identity, dysphoria & diversity in neurodivergent individuals as well as information on support groups for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Identity Diversity.
  • STD Prevention, Education, and Resources for Teens: According to the CDC, half of all new STDs acquired in the U.S. are in young people aged 15 to 24. Our new resource helps parents inform their teen about STD risk, prevention, and testing so that they have the information they need to make healthy choices.
  • Substance Abuse and Cannabis Usage: Supporting and Affirming the LGBTQ Community and Youth: Though separate entities, the LGBTQ and cannabis movements often find themselves on the same side of the fence in the fight for civil liberties. With goals that often go hand in hand, both crusades flourish from the efforts of tenacious individuals who stand in the face of adversity. Hence, it is no surprise that many cannabis activists are also from the LGBTQ community, as its members have a deep understanding of what it means to handle confrontation in the battle for acceptance.
  • The LGBTQ+ Community and Addiction: We provide free resources and information to help struggling individuals & families get their lives back on track.
  • The Trevor Project: Organization providing crisis and suicide prevention for youth in the LGBT coammunity. This resource includes a hotline, public service announcements, and models for school policies, among others.
  • Trans HealthCare SRS Surgeon Directory: List of surgeons serving in the United States who perform sexual reassignment surgery.
  • US Birth Certificates | Transgender Birth Certificates by State: Identity documents, of course, are issued by your state of residence and the rules for any and all alterations vary state-by-state. Therefore it’s important to know what steps you will need to take in order to reflect your new identity. To make this process a little easier, we’re going to look at some of the guidelines you’ll need to follow in order to update your birth certificate to reflect your change of gender.

 

  • Campus Pride: Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students.
  • Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students: At many of the best coding bootcamps, scholarships provide a way to make it easier for LGBTQ+ people to afford these programs. This guide highlights a few of the coding bootcamp scholarships available to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students: In an effort to support LGBTQ+ students, our team at AffordableCollegesOnline.org created a guide that includes finding supportive colleges & on-campus communities, LGBTQ+ scholarship opportunities, how to apply for an LGBTQ+ scholarship when you’re not out.
  • EDUMED Scholarships & Resources for Transgender Students: The online guide showcases 20 scholarship opportunities (including many in the healthcare field) that can make all the difference in affording college. It also provids a list of valuable academic and career resources that transgender students can use to maximize their success during and after college.
  • Finding a Voice: A Guide to Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Training: This guide highlights the resources and information relevant to individuals that may be transitioning or of gender-diverse populations. The guide includes a glossary of terms related to this that can be beneficial for those wishing to support someone, as well as provide further education into the topic. It dives deeper into what Gender Affirming Voice Training is and what one can expect, how to access training, and trusted external resources for further reading on this topic.
  • Go Grad | Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students: Go Grad provides a platform where aspiring graduate students of all ages, backgrounds, and specialties can get the information they need to make informed decisions about their education. They create in-depth resources, conduct student and alumni interviews, speak with experts in various fields, and develop user-friendly search tools to help prospective grad students vet all their options.
  • How Anti-Trans Legislation Affects College Students: BestColleges.com created a guide covering how anti-trans legislation affects college students. It details the role of colleges in supporting trans students, four ways anti-trans legislation impacts college students, and activism.
  • LGBTQ Architect: These resources, compiled from campus resource programs across the country, are free as part of a grant-funded project sponsored by the Calamus Foundation, the LGBTA Student Resource Center at Penn State University, and the Consortium of higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
  • New River Valley and National Resources: List of campus and regional organizations in the New River Valley. This website also provides a list of national outreach organizations for the LGBT community.
  • Online Colleges | Choosing An LGBTQ-Friendly College: OnlineColleges.net was started in 2009 as a response to the global surge in online education. As the demand for our resources grew, they began creating more original content and funding proprietary research. In early 2016 they relaunched as the Center for Online Education to better reflect the breadth of knowledge and information on our site.
  • Study.com | College Guide for LGBTQ Students: LGBTQ students face a unique set of challenges in college. This guide is focused on helping those students face those challenges and providing them with the resources to do so.
  • Trans Student Educational Resources: Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
  • Transgender College Student Resource Guide: Up-to-date and verified useful information and resource for transgender students in college.
  • Zippia | Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students: Individuals within the LGBTQ community are already faced with enough obstacles in their daily lives that they don't need the added stress of figuring out how to pay for a higher education. Through the means of finding 30 scholarships dedicated to supporting the community, we're hoping to alleviate some of that stress. Many scholarships go unapplied each year, which means lots of money goes unused. So make sure you check out these scholarships while you're planning your educational future.
  • Test Prep Insight | College Guide & Resources For LGBTQ Students: Our comprehensive and resource-packed guide to answer all your LGBTQ-related questions about attending college.
  • Creating an Inclusive Classroom for LGBTQ+ students: Teachers play a crucial role in supporting and advocating for LGBTQ students, ensuring they are able to learn and explore in a safe classroom space. The following guide discusses the importance of inclusive classrooms and provides tips and tools for being an ally to LGBTQ students. There is also an expert interview that explores common questions teachers of LGBTQ students may have.
  • Emphasizing and Empowering the T in LGBTQ for Allies and Transgender People in Tech: This guide discusses the role of technology in decreasing barriers in the workforce and provides tips for allies and employers on how to be more inclusive. Read on to find out how allyship can lead to a welcoming and supportive workforce for a transgender person looking to change careers or enter a new field. 
  • Finding a Voice: A Guide to Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Training: This guide highlights the resources and information relevant to individuals that may be transitioning or of gender-diverse populations. The guide includes a glossary of terms related to this that can be beneficial for those wishing to support someone, as well as provide further education into the topic. It dives deeper into what Gender Affirming Voice Training is and what one can expect, how to access training, and trusted external resources for further reading on this topic.
  • Guide to Understanding Gender Pronouns of LGBTQ+ Students: According to The Trevor Project's 2020 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, 1 in 4 youth (ages 13-24) go by pronouns other than he/him or she/her. For transgender and nonbinary youth, being referred to by the correct name and pronouns is a simple gesture of support.
  • How Anti-Trans Legislation Affects College Students: BestColleges.com created a guide covering how anti-trans legislation affects college students. It details the role of colleges in supporting trans students, four ways anti-trans legislation impacts college students, and activism.
  • LGBTQ Architect: These resources, compiled from campus resource programs across the country, are free as part of a grant-funded project sponsored by the Calamus Foundation, the LGBTA Student Resource Center at Penn State University, and the Consortium of higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
  • LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide: a comprehensive workplace resource for the LGBTQ community, which answers every question and concern in terms of how to approach a professional working environment.
  • Resources for LGBTQ Professionals in Tech: Diversity and representation benefit the progression of science and technology, but just because there are diverse workers does not mean they feel safe or empowered to do their jobs. Discrimination against LGBTQ employees in the workplace has left workers feeling uncomfortable and ready to quit, not to mention at higher risk for depression, anxiety and insomnia.

 

  • Acorn Equality Fund: This fund offers scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, organizations, and allies to impact lives in a positive fashion.
  • Alliant Educational Foundation: Alliant Educational Foundation awards scholarships annually to a CSPP student displaying significant contributions to the LGBT community.
  • American Civil Liberties Union: ACLU offers internships with stipends for LGBT students.
  • American Psychological Foundation: APA provides scholarships, mentorship, leadership training and hope for undergraduate and graduate students of merit who have been marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
  • Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students: At many of the best coding bootcamps, scholarships provide a way to make it easier for LGBTQ+ people to afford these programs. This guide highlights a few of the coding bootcamp scholarships available to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Colin Higgins: Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award offers individual grant of $15,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change presented by the National LGBTQ Taskforce in 2021 for LGBTQ+ youth activists.
  • College Scholarships For LGBTQ+ Students: LGBTQ+ students face a variety of obstacles, financial ones included. They may have less support from their families and more demands on their expenses. LGBTQ+ students might also have fewer resources to work with, as some may choose not to fill out the FAFSA because they are forced to disclose the sex assigned to them at birth.
  • GSBA Scholarship Fund: GSBA awards scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in their schools and community.
  • Hampton Roads Pride: Hampton Roads Pride offers scholarships for students who identify as LGBTQ+, affiliated community, as well as LGBTQ+ allies.
  • Human Rights Campaign: Human Rights Campaign offers fall, spring and summer internships in Washington, DC for LGBT students.
  • LGBTQ STEM Scholarship from Study.com: Study.com is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for an LGBTQ student pursuing any undergraduate STEM degree program! Read on for full requirements and deadlines for applying to receive this award.
  • LGBTQ Student Scholarship from Study.com: Study.com is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a LGBTQ student pursuing any undergraduate degree program! Read on for full requirements and deadlines for applying to receive this award.
  • Live Out Loud: The Young Trailblazers Scholarship provides scholarships to LGBTQ+ identifying youth with financial need who are pursuing a college degree.
  • Markowski-Leach Scholarships: Markowski-Leach Scholarship is granted for LGBTQ+ students who are accepted into one of the selected universities for the academic year in which the grant will be awarded.
  • Outright International: Outright International offers internships for undergraduates and graduates with an interest and passion for human rights, LGBT issues, and gender equality.
  • PFund Foundation: This foundation grants scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allied individuals.
  • Point Foundation: Point Foundation offers scholarship to LGBTQ students enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States.
  • Pride Foundation: This foundation offers scholarships for LGBTQ+ students with all backgrounds and educational interests to apply.
  • Rainbow Sig: Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs.
  • Victory Institute: Victory Institute's signature internship and fellowship programs develops and promotes LGBTQ leaders with varied levels of experience.
  • Study.com | College Scholarship for LGBTQ Students: There are numerous scholarship opportunities for LGBTQ students. This comprehensive guide covers everything from common questions about the application process to Title IX and LGBTQ-friendly colleges.
  • Study.com Scholarship for Transgender Students: Study.com is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a transgender student pursuing any undergraduate degree program! Read on for full requirements and deadlines for applying to receive this award.
  • American Institute of Bisexuality: Bi.org is a project of the Bi Foundation, also known as The American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB), a 501(c)(3) private foundation that supports and sponsors projects likely to promote bi visibility and improved understanding bisexuality through education, research, training, and outreach.
  • Asexuality Visibility and Education Network: The Asexual Visibility and Education Network. hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.
  • CenterLink: Organization providing assistance to LGBT organizations. These services include leadership summits, webinars, raising awareness, and technical assistance.
  • Emphasizing and Empowering the T in LGBTQ for Allies and Transgender People in Tech: This guide discusses the role of technology in decreasing barriers in the workforce and provides tips for allies and employers on how to be more inclusive. Read on to find out how allyship can lead to a welcoming and supportive workforce for a transgender person looking to change careers or enter a new field. 
  • Guide to Understanding Gender Pronouns of LGBTQ+ Students: According to The Trevor Project's 2020 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, 1 in 4 youth (ages 13-24) go by pronouns other than he/him or she/her. For transgender and nonbinary youth, being referred to by the correct name and pronouns is a simple gesture of support.
  • How Anti-Trans Legislation Affects College Students: BestColleges.com created a guide covering how anti-trans legislation affects college students. It details the role of colleges in supporting trans students, four ways anti-trans legislation impacts college students, and activism.
  • interACT: formerly known as Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC)—was founded by attorney Anne Tamar-Mattis with an Equal Justice Works fellowship in 2006, and continued with an Echoing Green fellowship in 2008 with a focused mission of ending harmful medical interventions on intersex children. They began our operations with a national advisory board, including doctors, lawyers, mental health experts, and leaders of many different intersex organizations to establish our goals.
  • LGBTQ+ Student Resources & Support: To help create a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ teens and college students our team at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org created a resource where students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
  • National LGBTQ Task Force: The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. They are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives.
  • Resources for LGBTQ Professionals in Tech: Diversity and representation benefit the progression of science and technology, but just because there are diverse workers does not mean they feel safe or empowered to do their jobs. Discrimination against LGBTQ employees in the workplace has left workers feeling uncomfortable and ready to quit, not to mention at higher risk for depression, anxiety and insomnia.