Gender and Sexual Diversity

National

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Every day, GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Join us as we transform our nation’s K-12 schools.

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Foundation provides online resources and a blogging platform for youth who are struggling to deal with coming out, family acceptance, bullying and harassment, or faith issues.  Through a website called Matthew’s Place, the Foundation is particularly focused on helping youth who live in rural areas who have few in-person resources to which they can turn.

PFLAG: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

"I'm thinking about killing myself."

Trevor Lifeline

  • 24-hours a day / 7days a week
  • 866.488.7386

"I need a safe, non-judgmental place to talk."

Trevor Text

  • Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.

TrevorChat

  • Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT).

Regional

PFLAG: Tri-Cities

PFLAG Tri-Cities has two main purposes: to provide a support community for all individuals who have a LGBT person in their life and to provide support to LGBT and questioning people. Even if you do not have a LGBT person in your life; you can be an ally. Allies are invited to be part of our mission of making our community safer, affirming, and more inclusive of LGBT or questioning individuals.

Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities

Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities is dedicated to providing a safe space to foster the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals in the LGBT communities of the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Our goal is to create positive social change in the region by nurturing a healthy, active, productive, and contributive LGBT community, and establishing a proud visible presence with a central location.

Tennessee Equality Project

Tennessee Equality Project is a statewide organization dedicated to promote and sustain the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the State of Tennessee through the establishment of fair and equitable laws protecting these rights and the elimination of laws that would seek to counter this effort.


Carter County

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton

Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

 
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