National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 1-800-273-8255
LGBT National Youth Hotline (ages 23 and under)
True Colors United — (212)-461-4401 — True Colors focuses on supporting homeless youth. They have a hotline but you can also reach out to them for other resources.
Crisis Text Line — Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor by sending START to 741-741
Trans Lifeline — (877) 565-8860 — Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Find telephone, online private one-to-one chat, and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States, at these two hotlines:
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline — (888) 843-4564
The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25) — (800) 246-7743
If you’re experiencing homelessness, thinking of running away, or need help with a problem at home, please reach out.
The National Runway Safeline serves as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth, and offers confidential and nonjudgemental support.
Are you hoping to find LGBTQ centers or local services such as financial assistance or food pantries? One of the links below can help you connect with an organization in your area.
Centerlink – Find an LGBTQ Center near you
Move For Hunger — Food Insecurity in the LGBTQ+ Community
SAGE USA — Resources for LGBTQ+ Seniors
FindHelp.org — search for financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help
Here you’ll find helpful intake lines, resources for attorneys that work with LGBTQ+ people or who identify as LGBTQ+, name and gender marker info, and more.
Free to Be Me: A Toolkit to Protect LGBTQIA+ Students’ Rights
ACLU of Texas legal intake form
Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston — Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Trans Name and Gender Marker Project by University of Texas, a tudent-run project of the Mithoff Pro Bono Program at Texas Law — Send an email to email@example.com
Coming out can be difficult for LGBTQ+ folx and their families. Here are links to support organizations, tips on working with schools, dealing with bullying, and more.
Youth First — one of the only LGBTQIA+-focused programs in North Texas that addresses the challenges LGBTQIA+ teens face at home, school and in the community. Youth First serves LGBTQIA+ and allied youth, ages 12-18 and equips them with the tools and resources they need to live an authentic life through year-round, free programming that decreases high-risk behaviors, reduces social isolation, and increases self-esteem.
Behavioral Health — available for teens in either individual, group or family settings. Resource Center’s Behavioral Health services offer a range of outpatient mental health and substance use services for youth, adults, seniors and families. Our staff offers in-person and virtual (telehealth) mental health services. Striving to ensure services are accessible to everyone, the program offers flexible appointments with LGBTQIA+ affirmative-trained staff.
PFLAG — Find a chapter near you
GLSEN — GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. They are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.
Texas GSA Network — a project of OutYouth
Understanding the Transgender Child and Family Experience — Society for Research on Adolescence
Navigating healthcare for LGBTQ+ kids can be confusing. Here are helpful resources…
Tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Find a Clinical Care Program for Gender-Expansive Adolescents — Interactive Map
GLAAD Media Reference Guide — 10th edition (for journalists)