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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA) Resource Guide: Web Resources

This guide provides users with key words for catalog searches, links to free credible online resources, links to local support groups, a list of important works on the topics, as well as pages of LGBTQIA literature by genre.

It Get's Better Project

The It Gets Better Project   exists to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone. We hope stories from people around the world, including RuPaul, Jane Lynch, and Laverne Cox, help inspire you today!

Local Social Support Groups

The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth image link The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth is the only non-profit organization in the Miami-Dade County exclusively committed to providing prevention, early intervention social services, and youth enrichment activities to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth and their families.
PFLAG image link The best way for parents, family members, friends, or gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people to get support, receive educational materials, and learn about PFLAG's advocacy efforts is to visit a PFLAG local chapter.
Pride Center at Equality Park image link At the Pride Center we provide a welcoming, safe space — an inclusive home that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida.
Pridelines Youth Services image link Pridelines Youth Services is dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in a safe and diverse environment.
Safe Schools South Florida image link Safe Schools South Florida is the only organization in South Florida comprised of education professionals committed to training education professionals to recognize and intervene in harassment and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students and the children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents.
South Florida Family Pride image link

South Florida Family Pride (SFFP) is a volunteer based organization providing support, advocacy and fun for LGBT families in South Florida. The organization welcomes LGBT families at all stages of parenting, including soon-to-be, wanna-be, single parents and those identifying as LGBT with children from previous marriages or relationships.

SunServe image link SunServe is a nonprofit social service agency serving the LGBTQ community in South Florida. They provide care for all, including those in financial need, minorities, youth, seniors, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions.
The Unity Coalition image link The Unity Coalition provides leadership, protection, and promotion of Latino & Hispanic LGBTQ rights in South Florida.
Yes Institute image link The mission of the Yes Institute is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all LGBTQ youth through communication and education on gender and sexual orientation.

State & National Social Support Groups

ALSO Youth image link ALSO Youth is a Non-Profit Charity that provides peer support services, educational programs, advocacy, and referrals for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning youth ages 13 to 21, their families and friends, and the community, thereby enhancing self-esteem, promoting healthy dialogue, and increasing awareness of sexual minority youth issues.
All Rainbow and Allied Youth's image link All Rainbow and Allied Youth's mission is to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​place​ ​of​ ​support, and​ ​provide​ ​information,​ ​advocacy,​ ​and​ ​resources​ ​in​ ​Charlotte​ ​County, Florida,​ ​for​ ​our​ ​Lesbian,​ ​Gay,​ ​Bisexual,​ ​Transgender,​ ​Queer,​ ​plus,​ ​youth​ ​of​ ​all​ ​races, nationalities,​ ​and​ ​incomes.
The Center's image link The Center's mission is to promote and empower the LGBT community and its allies through information, education, advocacy, and support.
CFGALLA image link Founded in 2004, CFGALLA is a regional Voluntary Bar Association of The Florida Bar.  It is the objective of CFGALLA to establish and maintain an integrated group to support, assist, and encourage gay and lesbian attorneys, legal professionals, and law students, and provide support and resources to the community at large on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues.
JASMYN image link JASMYN supports LGBTQ young people 13-29 by creating safe space, providing health and wholeness services, and offering youth development opportunities, while bringing people and resources together to promote equality and human rights. 
Jax Youth Equality image link Jax Youth Equality is a community providing medical and mental health resources, youth and family information, awareness, advocacy, safe places, community education, school initiatives and more to advance the health and well-being of all children and youth in Jacksonville.
The Spring’s image link The Spring’s mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims, and promote change in lives, families and communities. Since our founding in 1977, we have provided a safe haven and comprehensive supportive services to more than 70,000 abused adults and their children, and we’ve answered calls all hours of the day and night from well over 150,000 women in crisis.
True Colors United image link

True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.  In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers. True Colors United is committed to changing that.

Zebra Coalition image link

Zebra Coalition is a network of organizations, which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBTQ+) ages 13 – 24. The Coalition assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.

Young Transgender Adults on a Journey to Become More Visible

Are you Male or Female? For the four fearless young transgender adults featured in the film this is not a simple question. These four defy societal norms to be their true selves and become more visible. No transition is easy, but for some it is easier than for others. BECOMING MORE VISIBLE shines a humanizing light on their different stories, both their struggles and their triumphs, and showcases the importance of having a steady support system. The film also briefly goes over the physical process some of them decide to take in transitioning.

The Trevor Project

The The Trevor Project   is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. 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, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Recursos en Español

 GLAAD image link Para los Padres y las Familias
“¡Yo quiero mis derechos queer y trans!”

By Eve Xelestiál Moreno-Luz, GLAAD Contributor

AARP image link Qué hacer cuando un hijo se declara gay

5 claves para hablar de homosexualidad en un entorno tradicional y conservador.

CNN image link LGBTQ: qué significa la 'Q' y otros términos de identidad explicados

¿Alguna vez te has preguntado qué significa la "Q" en LGBTQ? ¿O qué significan las otras letras? Así como el lenguaje evoluciona constantemente, las palabras que usamos para describirnos a nosotros mismos y otras facetas de la identidad también están cambiando.

Familias por la diversidad image link Asociación Internacional Familias por la diversidad sexual

Tiene como meta mantener la unidad familiar, luchando por la seguridad y el bienestar de personas gay, lesbianas, bisexuales, intersex, género no conforme y personas trans.

Familia TQLM image link Familia TQLM

Movimiento Para La Liberación Trans y Queer (Familia:TQLM) trabaja al nivel local y nacional para lograr la liberación colectiva de lxs Latinxs trans, queer, y género no-conforme a través de crear comunidad, organizando, abogacía, y educación con nuestros miembros.

Human Rights Campaign image link        Campaña de Derechos Humanos

Aquí encontrará notas, videos y blogs sobre los temas de interés para nuestra comunidad Latinx y LGBTQ.

Lambda legal image link Lamda Legal

¿Preguntas sobre tus derechos? Llámanos o escríbenos.

movement advancement project image link Guías de Conversación

Los latinos e hispanos apoyan firmemente la idea de que personas LGBT deben recibir un trato justo e igualitario. Los recursos de MAP para conversaciones con latinos sobre temas y personas LGBTQ (disponibles en español e inglés) se enfocan en los valores fundamentales (como la familia, el respeto, la dedicación al trabajo, la fe y el rechazo a la discriminación) que constituyen el punto de partida para conversaciones efectivas con el público latino.

Planned parenthood image link Información y recursos para adolescentes LGBTQ

Si eres un/a adolescente LGBTQ existen mucho recursos para ayudarte a obtener el apoyo e información que necesitas. image link

Jóvenes LGBTQ
Los grupos de jóvenes lesbianas, homosexuales, transgénero o quienes cuestionan su identidad sexual (LGBTQ) o aquellos percibidos como LGBTQ tienen mayor riesgo de ser víctimas de acoso. El acoso pone a los jóvenes en mayor riesgo de sufrir depresión, pensamientos suicidas, abuso de drogas y alcohol, conductas sexuales riesgosas y problemas académicos. Para los jóvenes LGBTQ, ese riesgo es incluso mayor.

USA Hello image link Derechos y leyes LGTBQ

En los Estados Unidos, las personas LGTBQ tienen derechos específicos. Algunos derechos dependen de dónde viva. Lea sobre los derechos LGBT en el trabajo, los derechos de vivienda y las leyes contra el acoso escolar. Averigüe sobre la protección legal para las personas LGTB.

Somas familia image link Somos Familia

Desarrollar el liderazgo en nuestras familias y comunidades latinas para crear una cultura donde las personas de géneros y orientaciones sexuales diversas puedan prosperar.

image of family

Trans Support Groups

Trans Lifeline image link Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people. Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
The National Center for Transgender Equality image link 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.
Gender Spectrum image link Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  If you are a parent looking for support, a young person looking to connect, a professional interested in learning best-practices, a faith leader seeking resources, or anyone who wants the most up-to-date and accurate information about gender and youth, Gender Spectrum can help.
TransSOCIAL image link

TransSOCIAL was created to promote unity within the Transgender community, and to increase Trans visibility and understanding in our surrounding communities. We offer LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Training to businesses, healthcare providers, schools and universities that want to foster inclusive environments for their employees and clients. 

TRANSWHAT? image link TRANSWHAT? Is a website for family, friends, co-workers, lovers, spouses, teachers, and therapists of someone that identifies as trans. Transwahat? is meant to serve as a guide towards allyship by answering questions and promoting trans-positive education.

Libguide created by Jennifer Vargas, Instructional Assistant II
In collaboration with Nerys Torralbas, Associate Instructor & Angel Hernandez, Learning Resources Professional