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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.
  • 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: Rates of substance abuse and addiction are higher among people on the LGBTQ spectrum than in other sectors of society. Thankfully, there are a number of facilities that offer services that are customized to meet the very special challenges people in this demographic face as they attempt to get sober. The best ones offer assistance with issues of abuse, trauma, stigmatization, violence, and harassment. They also connect people with peers who can understand them intimately.
  • 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. 
  • Equality Virginia Resource Guide: List of resources for advocacy and networking organized at the national and regional level.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Equality Virginia Resource Guide: List of resources for advocacy and networking organized at the national and regional level.
  • 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.
  • 49 Fund: 49 Fund offers scholarships for LGBTQ+ students who attend or plan on attending two or four year college or university.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Ceneter | Scholarship: The J. Tracy Hermann scholarship was created to provide financial support for a high school graduate who displays leadership toward LGBTQ+ equality. The Center seeks to help mitigate the prohibitive costs associated with post secondary education and to make a brighter future possible for young LGBTQ+ people.
  • Human Rights Campaign: Human Rights Campaign offers fall, spring and summer internships in Washington, DC for LGBT students.
  • League Foundation: League Foundation offers scholarships for self identified of the LGBTQ+ Community high school graduating students who will attend accredited college, university, or vocational school.
  • League Foundation: Matthew Shepard Scholarship is provided to students who had demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and understanding in the community.
  • LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA: LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA supports LGBTQ senior high school students by providing scholarships.
  • Life Works LA: Felice Samuel Greene Scholarship Fund & Tate Renegade Thorson Memorial Scholarship Fund provide scholarships to deserving LGBT related youth who would otherwise be unable to afford college tuition.
  • 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.
  • Queer Foundation: This foundation provides $1,000 college scholarships to outstanding LGBTQA high school students.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.