LGBTQ Resources

The following list of resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons was compiled by students in Dr. McDonald’s 2012 fall semester course, CNS 5080 Gender and Sexuality Issues in Counseling. The list is intended to be a resource for counselors in school, college, and mental health settings to use when providing referrals to their clients. The list is also intended to be a resource for LGBT persons in Southeastern North Carolina. This resource is not intended to be an endorsement of any organization or group on this list.

1. LGBT Center of Raleigh

Address: 411 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27603

Phone: 919.832.4484 • Fax: 919.832.4483 • Email: info@lgbtCenterOfRaleigh.com

Website: http://www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com/site/mental/psychological-services.html

Center Hours: Monday-Thursday: Noon-6:00 pm • Thursday: HIV/STD Testing 6-8 pm • Friday: Noon-5 pm • Saturday & Sunday 1-5 pm

What this resource offers:

11 Hillsborough Street is our new home. After an amazingly successful year, the LGBT Center of Raleigh has moved to a bigger and better location! Our new larger space is in a more visible location right in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

2. Southeastern Plastic Surgery & Laser Center

Address: 649 N. New Hope Road Gastonia NC 28054

Phone: (704) 866-4005

What this resource offers:

Transgender Breast Surgery is performed at Southeastern Plastic Surgery, by board-certified plastic surgeons. They offer transgender patients above-the-waist operative procedures to help them find the comfort and peace they are seeking. Procedures offered: Male to Female Breast Enhancement: Implant of breasts inside the males chest below his muscles. Female to Male Breast Reduction: Reduction of breast by performing simple procedures such as surgery and liposuction to produce a masculine appearance for the individual.

3. Kindred Spirits Retreats & Guesthouse

Address: 395 Lakey Gap Acres Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: (828) 669-3889

Website: http://www.trans-spirits.org/

What this resource offers:

This is a service for the spiritual life of the Transgender Community, supporting its leaders, teachers, healers, artists and seekers in a non-dogmatic, creative and playful way, including year-round retreats at various locations.

4. Wrenn House (Raleigh)
Address: 908 W. Morgan St. Raleigh, NC 27603

Phone: 919-832-7866
Contact: To speak with someone immediately: During normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm), please call the Cabarrus St office at 919-833-3312. After normal business hours and on weekends, please call our 24-hour crisis shelter, Wrenn House, at 919-832-7866.

Website: http://www.havenhousenc.org/programs/wrenn-house

What this resources offers:

Wrenn House is a crisis shelter that serves all youth ages 10-17. Wrenn House provides a safe environment for youth who run away from home, who are homeless, or are otherwise in a crisis situation. We offer a diverse range of services including: temporary shelter, counseling, case management, referrals, mentoring, and a variety of life skills, all within an environment that promotes individuality and empowers youth. Wrenn House is partnering with the LGBT Center of Raleigh to serve the LGBT youth in our community. The LGBT Center has a mission to strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.

5. OutWilmington Trans Group 

Phone: (910) 619-6570

Email: transgender@outwilmington.com

What this resource offers:

The OutWilmington Transgender Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the OutWilmington Community Center. The Group is designed to meet the needs of the trans and trans-questioning community through networking, providing information, and socialization.

6. Insight Wellness Services
Address:  311 N 2nd Street Suite One Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Contact Information: Tab Ballis Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , LCAS, CSI

Phone: (910) 565-1012
Fax: (910) 251-7859

Website: http://www.insightwellnessservices.com/

What this resource offers:

Insight Wellness Services is a group of independent practitioners, providing services to individuals, couples and families. Our approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and longstanding issues. With sensitivity and compassion in a confidential setting we help our clients find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological challenges.

7. Youth Outright WNC, Inc.

Contact Person: Jim Faucett, Executive Director Youth OUTRight, WNC, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 1893 Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: 828.772.1912
Email: info@youthoutright.org

Website: http://youthoutright.org/

What this resource offers:

Youth OUTright’s mission is empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth to be confident and vital members of our community. Weekly support meetings are held each Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street in downtown Asheville. Starting September 2012 YO Henderson County will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at First Congregational Church of Hendersonville (United Church of Christ), 1735 5th Avenue West in Hendersonville. These meetings offer youth peer and adult support, cultural and health education, social activities, events, and leadership opportunities.

8. Coastal Horizons Center Main Office
Address: Willie Stargell Office Park 615 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28401

Website: www.coastalhorizons.org

What this resource offers:

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. promotes choices for healthier lives and safer communities by providing a continuum of professional services for prevention, crisis intervention, sexual assault victims, criminal justice alternatives, and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. These services are provided to make a significant impact on the physical, emotional, and social development of children, adults, and families in our area. Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. offers a wide range of effective substance abuse, crisis intervention, and criminal justice services to persons in need throughout North Carolina. Coastal Horizons is a critical access behavioral health agency that offers a LGBT Rape Survivor Group as one of its NON-PROFITS.

9. The Blessed Family of God Church

Address: 829 Gillespie St. Fayetteville, NC  28306
Phone: (910)213-7915

Contacts: Pastor Derrick Montgomery and Assistant Pastor Mary Collins

Email: pastor@bfog.org and asstpastor@bfog.org
Website: http://www.bfog.org/

What this resource offers:

The Blessed Family of God Church is a Christ-centered church. They are an all inclusive church for all people of God, with outreach to include the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender community. Blessed Family of God Church sees the glory of God displayed in our diversity of life and unity of faith. Sunday Service: 10:30 am; Bible Study: Wednesdays at 7:30; Choir and Praise Team Practice: Thursdays at 6:30 pm

10. North Carolina Lambda Youth Network

Address: 343 W. Main Street, Suite 201 Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-683-3037

Website: http://www.angelfire.com/nc/nclambda/

What this resource offers:

NCLYN is collaborating with a transitional housing agency in Durham to offer a residential program specifically for LGBTQ youth.

11. The Wilmington TG Group

Contact: Nova Swanstrom at Delta, (910) 343-6890, to talk to her about joining the group.

Address: Delta Behavioral Health 1606 Physicians Drive Suite 104 Wilmington, NC 28401

Profile: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=330453511

What this resource offers:

The Wilmington TG Group is a support group for individuals undergoing transgender therapy and medical procedures. The group holds weekly meetings at Delta Behavioral Health, a mental health clinic located in Wilmington, North Carolina. As the southern part of North Carolina can be a challenge for those searching for transgender support, this group offers weekly meetings, discussion, socials and more.

12. PRIDENET

Primary website: http://www.pride.net/home_page.php

What this resource offers:

Serves the North Carolina Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender community through listing businesses and services for and supporting the LGBTQ community.

13. Carolina Transgender Society

Website: http://carolinatransgendersociety.com/

What this resource offers:

Carolina Transgender Society (CTS) formerly KAPPA BETA, is a social and support group for people identifying as members of the “TRANSGENDER” community (i.e. crossdresser, transgender, transsexual, transvestite, etc.) and their families. Our membership is open to all members of the Transgender Community and their wives/husbands or significant others. We are a social and support group with the goal of helping our members accept and become comfortable with them self.

14. GLBT National Help Center – Hotline

Hotline: 1-888-THE-GLBT (1-888-843-4564); (Monday-Friday: 4pm – midnight / Saturday: Noon to 5pm)

GLBT National Youth Talkline toll-free phone: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

Administrative phone:  415-355-0003

Fax:  415-552-5498

Email address:  info@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org

Website: http://www.glnh.org

Mailing address: GLBT National Help Center 2261 Market Street,  PMB #296 San Francisco, CA  94114

What this resource offers:

The Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Hotline provides peer counseling, information, and local resources for locations across the US. Includes hundreds of LGBTQ organizations and LGBTQ friendly lawyers, health providers, therapists, and faith organizations in North Carolina. Information available online or through the hotline.

15. qnotes / Pride Publishing & Typesetting
Mailing Address: PO Box 221841 Charlotte, NC 28222

Office Location: 920 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: 704-531-9988; our general office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Production and editorial staff can be reached after hours on production weekends
Fax: 704-531-1361

Website: http://q-notes.com

What this resource offers:

Q-Notes is a free online and print LGBTQ publication for North and South Carolina containing news, a community calendar, and classifieds. Free at most LGBTQ bookstores and clubs.

16. Southerners On New Ground

Address: 250 GEORGIA AVE., SUITE 315 / ATLANTA, GA 30312

Website: www.southernersonnewground.org

Email: paulina@southernersonnewground.org; caitlin@southernersonnewground.org

Phone: (404) 549-8628
Fax: (404) 549-8642

What this resource offers:

SONG is a Durham-based organization advocates across the south for progressive social change by developing models for organizing that connect race, class, culture, gender and sexual identity.

17. Equality NC

Address: P.O. Box 28768 Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: (919) 829-0343

Fax: (919) 827-4573
Email: info@equalitync.org

Website: http://www.equalitync.org

What this resource offers:

Equality NC is a statewide organization fighting for the civil rights of North Carolina’s LGBTQ citizens. Activities include lobbying and advocacy, local organizing, education and outreach, voter registration and turnout, coalition building, and hosting a bi-annual summit of leaders from LGBTQ organizations across NC.

18. Drag Queens NC

Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dragqueensnc

What this resource offers:

Drag Queens NC promotes Drag in NC. “No Drama Just Drag.”

19. It’s Time, North Carolina

Website: http://itstimenc.tripod.com

Email: itnc2000@aol.com

What this resource offers:

It’s Time, North Carolina is a statewide organization, established to advance the social acceptance and political interests of the transgender and gender diverse community of North Carolina and to coordinate with such groups which might exist including transgender and gender diverse people in their mission statements.

20. North Carolina Transgender Unity

Phone: (919) 363-8558

Email: nctgunity@yahoo.com

Website: http://nctgunity.org/

What this resource offers:

NC Transgender Unity provides information and resources for transgender people, significant others, and friends of transgender people.

21. TransCarolina

Website: www.transcarolina.org

What this resource offers:

TransCarolina is a social group for transgender-identified people and their admirers who live in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. The group has monthly outings and an online forum.

22. Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA)

Phone: (843) 883-0343
Fax: 843-723-3859

Website: www.affa-sc.org
Postal address: AFFA PO Box 22088 Charleston, SC 29413-2088

Physical address: 29 Leinbach Dr Suite D-3 Charleston SC 29407
Email: info@affa-sc.org

What this resource offers:

AFFA offers small grants to LGBTQ projects to organizations serving North and/or South Carolina youth. More broadly, AFFA is a social justice organization based in Charleston, SC that works to achieve equality and acceptance for LGBTQ people.

23. Campus Pride

Address: PO Box 240473, Charlotte, NC 28224

Phone: (704) 277-6710

Website: www.campuspride.org

What this resource offers:

Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the nation.

24. Lambda 10 Project

Phone: (704) 277-6710

Email: shane@lambda10.org

Website: www.lambda10.org

What this resource offers:

The Lambda 10 Project – National Clearinghouse for LGBTQ Fraternity & Sorority Issues works to heighten the visibility of LGBTQ members of the college fraternity by serving as a clearinghouse for educational resources and educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

25. Meet Up

Website: www.meetup.com

What this resource offers:

Meet Up is a networking site to connect with others with shared interests in your community. NC Meet Up groups include gatherings focusing on LGBTQ families, spirituality, LGBTQ professionals, and more. Groups meet across the state.

26. OutWilmington Community Center

Address: 113 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: (910) 762-4717

Website: http://www.outwilmington.com

What this resource offers:

The Out Wilmington Community Center holds many social and support programs and maintains a community calendar of LGBTQ events in the area. The website is a portal for local events and organizations in Southeastern NC and maintains an extensive listing of resources in the area.

27. OutWilmington Trans Group

OutWilmington Trans Group 

Phone: (910) 619-6570

Email: transgender@outwilmington.com

What this resource offers:

The OutWilmington Transgender Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the OutWilmington Community Center. The Group is designed to meet the needs of the trans and trans-questioning community through networking, providing information, and socialization.

28. OutWilmington LGBTQ Youth Group

Phone: (910) 762-4717 Mondays, 7-9 pm

29. Delta Behavioral Health:

Address: 1606 Physicians Drive Suite 104 Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 343-6890
Fax: (910) 332-1233

Website: http://www.deltadbt.com/services/support-groups/

What this resource offers:

Transgender Support Group: Meets monthly. A support group for persons undergoing transgender therapy and medical procedures. Must contact Nova Swanstrom at Delta to set up a time to talk with her about joining the group.

30. Cross Creek Girls Club

Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ccgcfay

What this resource offers:

The Cross Creek Girls Club is a social group for crossdressers, transgendered and transsexual individuals, their families and friends based in Fayetteville area.

31. PFLAG – Fayetteville

Address: 2406 Kimberly Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306

Phone: (910) 261-4259

Email: psycannon@aol.com; pflagallamerican@aol.com

32. PFLAG-Wilmington/ Cape Fear

Website: http://outwilmington.com/PFLAGofWilmington.htm

Address: Unitarian Church, 4313 Lake Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 pm. (910) 256-5787 (Judy Talbert) (910) 452-9162 (Mary Ellen Wheeler) maryellenwheeler@aol.com (Mary Ellen Wheeler) ebpryan@aol.com (Bonnie Ryan)

33. North Carolina Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality (NCRCME)

More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_Religious_Coalition_for_Marriage_Equality

What this resource offers:

NCRCME is building a movement grounded in faith, love and respect for the full human rights of members of the LGBTQ community.

34. The Blessed Family of God Church

Address: 829 Gillespie St. Fayetteville, NC  28306
Phone: (910)213-7915

Contacts: Pastor Derrick Montgomery and Assistant Pastor Mary Collins

Email: pastor@bfog.org and asstpastor@bfog.org
Website: http://www.bfog.org/

What this resource offers:

The Blessed Family of God Church is a Christ-centered church. They are an all inclusive church for all people of God, with outreach to include the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender community. Blessed Family of God Church sees the glory of God displayed in our diversity of life and unity of faith. Sunday Service: 10:30 am; Bible Study: Wednesdays at 7:30; Choir and Praise Team Practice: Thursdays at 6:30 pm

35. Painted Sky Ministries

Address: 11999 NC Hwy 41 N Lumberton, NC

Website: http://diversityinfaith.webs.com

Phone: 910-733-8666; 910-733-8667

Email: diversityinfaith@yahoo.com

What this resource offers:

An Open Door Christian Community. Are you interested in God and spirituality but feeling pushed away because you are different? Are you looking for purpose and a place of faith to belong but feeling pushed out because of your disability, your race, your financial situation, because you are divorced, or because you are gay, lesbian, or trans-gendered? If so, you may have found a home with us. We are a Christian community committed to welcome all God’s children, regardless of our differences, as equally loved and embraced by God through Jesus Christ.   We view our differences not as weaknesses but gifts of God that add to the beauty of God’s world. Our worship services are lively, relaxed, and casual.

36. Church of the Servant Episcopal Church

Address: 4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409

Phone: (910) 395-0616

(Fax) 910.395.1600

Email: admin@cosepiscopal.com

Website: http://www.cosepiscopal.com/

What this resource offers:

Begun in 1972, Church of the Servant is a community of people from various backgrounds, ethnicities, and lifestyles–gay and straight, married, partnered, and single, some from other denominations and faith traditions, some life-long Episcopalians, some brand new to church or returning to church after a long absence. What we have in common is the search for a deeper, more joyful, and more intentional life and a willingness to pursue that search in the context of the Episcopal Church.

37. Fayetteville Bible Study Group

progressiveredneckpreacher@yahoo.com

What this resource offers:

A bible group focused on LGBTQ people interested in Christ and Christianity, and their friends and supporters.

38. First Presbyterian Church

Address: 125 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: (910) 762-6688

Website: www.firstonthird.org

Email: info@firstonthird.org

What this resource offers:

Mission Statement: We are a church where all are welcome and we celebrate the gifts of each person. Guided and inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Global Missions and Community Service ministries of First Presbyterian Church seek opportunities to serve and nurture the lives of God’s people locally and throughout the world by joyfully giving of our time, talents, and resources; thus sharing Christ’s love, hope, and grace for all.

39. Lutheran Church of Reconciliation

Address: 7500 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28411

Phone: (910) 686-4742

Email: luch7500@bizec.rr.com

Website: http://reconciliationchurch.com/

What this resource offers:

Mission: Reconciliation = Friends. That’s right. The word “reconciliation” means making friends.  That’s our name, and that’s what we’re serious about.  If you are looking for a place to belong, a safe place to be yourself, a community of friends who care about you, then come check us out.  We’ve got lots going on, and we’d love to include you …whether you are a life-long Christian or seeking a relationship with God for the first time.  So take a look at our ministries and other opportunities to serve our community as we make friends in Christ.  We’d love to welcome you as a friend!

40. St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church

Address: 19 N. 26th Street, Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: (910) 762-5833

Fax: 910-762-4917
Email: stjudes@bellsouth.net

Website: http://stjudesmcc.org/

What this resource offers:

St. Jude’s Social Justice Team is involved in our community through a number of ministries and outreach projects, including: Child & Youth Advocacy, Environmental Issues, Global Justice, Health Ministries, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Ministries, Racial & Ethnic Justice. Metropolitan Community Churches was founded on the ideal of social justice and equality for all of God’s children. If you are interested in learning more about the innate holiness of every individual, contact us. We’ll work with you for the kin-dom of God to be realized in our world, where we are all kin-folk to one another.

41. Saint Patrick Church

Address: 2844 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304

Phone: (910) 323-2410 or (910) 323-2418

Email: churchoffice@stpatnc.org

Website: http://www.stpatnc.org/

What this resource offers:

We are a diverse and evolving community who seeks to know God.

42. Gender PAC

More information: http://www.prettyqueer.com/2012/04/21/why-genderpac-failed/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GenderPAC

What this resource offered:

Worked to ensure every American’s right to express their gender free from stereotypes, discrimination, and violence.

43. Human Rights Campaign

Address: 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20036-3278

HRC Front Desk: (202) 628-4160
TTY: (202) 216-1572
Toll-Free: (800) 777-4723
Fax: (202) 347-5323

Website: www.hrc.org

What this resource offers:

The largest LGBTQ political advocacy group in the nation. As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.

44. Immigration Inequality

National Headquarters Address: 40 Exchange Place Suite 1300 New York, NY 10005 USA Phone: +1 212 714-2904
Fax: +1 212 714-2973

Washington, DC Office Address: 1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 250 Washington, DC 20005 USA

Phone: +1 202 347-0002

Website: www.immigrationequality.org

What this resource offers:

Works to end discrimination in US immigration law, to reduce the law’s negative impacts on LGBTQ and HIV-positive people. Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals. Founded in 1994 as the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, Immigration Equality provides legal aid and advocacy for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants and their families.

45. Lambda Legal

Website: www.lambdalegal.org

Specific Branches:

National Headquarters

Address: 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor New York, NY  10005-3904

Phone: 212-809-8585
Fax: 212-809-0055
www.lambdalegal.org/nhq

Western Regional Office

Address: 3325 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1300 Los Angeles, CA  90010-1729

Phone: 213-382-7600
Fax: 213-351-6050
www.lambdalegal.org/wro

Midwest Regional Office

Address: 11 East Adams, Suite 1008 Chicago, IL  60603-6303

Phone: 312-663-4413
Fax: 312-663-4307
www.lambdalegal.org/mro

What this resource offers:

Provides direct services (legal representation), education, and awareness around LGBTQ legal issues. At Lambda Legal, we imagine a world without discrimination and inequality, and we work to achieve that vision every day. We make the case for equality in the nation’s courts and in the court of public opinion. The work we do has impact on the way all of us live—we change laws, policies and ideas. Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to safeguard and advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and policy work. We pursue impact litigation. Our legal experts select the cases that will change or interpret laws in order to have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing the rights of LGBT people and those with HIV.

6. Log Cabin Republicans

Address: 1090 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 850 Washington DC 20005
Phone: Phone: (202) 420-7874

Email: info@logcabin.org

Website: http://online.logcabin.org

What this resource offers:

Works within the Republican Party to advance LGBTQ issues. Log Cabin Republicans are proud members of the GOP who believe inclusion wins.  Log Cabin works to build a stronger, more inclusive Republican Party by promoting the core values of limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans. Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of gay and lesbian Americans and their allies. The 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.

47. National Black Justice Coalition

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 71395 Washington, DC 20024
Phone:(202) 319-1552
Fax:(202) 319-7365

Email: For press inquiries, please contact Kimberley McLeod at kmcleod@nbjc.org.

Website: www.nbjcoalition.org

What this resource offers:

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBT equality.

48. Stonewall Democrats

Mailing Address: PO Box 15653 Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 625-1382
Email: contact@stonewalldemocrats.org

Website: www.stonewalldemocrats.org

What this resource offers:

The National Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists from Seattle, Washington to Austin, Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas to Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 90 chapters across the country, Stonewall is a grassroots force for social change within our movement and within our party. Our members do the hard work of calling voters, putting together campaign mailings, going door-to-door for our fair-minded candidates and having tough conversations with Democratic party officials about why our families need and deserve more support from our party and its elected officials. Stonewall is America’s only grassroots Democratic LGBT organization. We focus on creating change in three ways: educating the LGBT community about the differences between the political parties; mobilizing the LGBT community to get out to vote on Election Day for fair-minded Democrats; and standing up when Republicans attack our families and our civil rights while we lead the Democratic party to continue improving its record on issues important to our community.

49. Gay Family Support

www.gayfamilysupport.com

What this resource offers:

A site by a parent of LGBTQ children aimed at parents of LGBTQ children.

50. Family Equality Council

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 206, Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-502-8700
Fax: 617-502-8701

Website: http://www.familyequality.org/

What this resource offers:

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the one million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their two million children. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBT. We are a community of parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For 30 years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families.

51. Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)

Address: 4509 Interlake Ave N #180 Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 855-4-COLAGE

Email: colage@colage.org

Website: www.colage.org

What this resource offers:

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in their communities.

52. Families Like Mine

Contact: Lordly & Dame ATTN: Kevin MacRae 51 Church Street Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.482.3593
Fax: 617.426.8019

Website: http://familieslikemine.com/

What this resource offers:

Dedicated to decreasing isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and bringing voice to the experiences of these families, this site launched in 1999 with the mission to decrease isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), and bring voice to their experiences. Although Abigail has stepped back from her involvement, this site now serves as a partial archive of her work as a spokesperson and educator for more than a decade.

53. TransFamily

Emergency resource hotline: (216-691-HELP (4357)).

Website: www.transfamily.org

What this resource offers:

TransFamily is a transgender support group in the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area. We hold regular support group meetings in Cleveland and Akron that are open to everyone. This in inclusive of all transgendered subcategories, e.g. FTM, MTF, cross dresser, gender bender, questioning one’s gender or orientation, etc. Family members, friends, parents and spouse are welcome at the meetings. Our web site has two primary functions. First, it is to provide basic information about the Transfamily support group and information about our meetings so that you may attend. The second function of this site is to maintain a list of resources, primarily medical, in the Northeast Ohio area relevant to transgendered people.

54. Carolina Transgender Society

Website: www.carolinatransgendersociety.com

What this resource offers:

Carolina Transgender Society is located in Charlotte.  It is a social support group with the goal of helping our members accept and become comfortable with them self.  The website did not have a phone number or address because security and privacy is important to them.  You can reach them through email on the webpage by clicking on contact then Roberta “Info lady” and enter your information and click the submit button.   If you want to join you have to complete the application online and they will contact you to do a screening and inform you of where their groups are held. Carolina Transgender Society (CTS) formerly KAPPA BETA, is a social and support group for people identifying as members of the “TRANSGENDER” community (i.e. crossdresser, transgender, transsexual, transvestite, etc.) and their families. Our membership is open to all members of the Transgender Community and their wives/husbands or significant others. We are a social and support group with the goal of helping our members accept and become comfortable with them self.

55. Intersex (Sex Variant Issues/Treatment and Support Services)

Address: 2424 Commerce Road Jacksonville, NC 28546

Phone: 910-238-4200

Fax: 910-238-4201

Website: http://palmswellness.com/intersex.html

What this resource offers:

Committed to Serving Persons from Diverse Populations the Palms Wellness Center Welcomes clients from all backgrounds including the LGBTI community with a primary focus on those from the T/I communities, their families and needs. We also provide professional education and education to others in the professional field through advocacy work, workshops, and seminars through out the US.

Workshops/Educational Seminars: University Diversity Training/Workshops, Advocacy Work for Private Provider Organizations, Professional Support for Families in Need, Legal Transitional Assistance/Resources, Individual Therapy, Group Support Therapy, HRT through our Private Practice Medical Team,  Legal Referrals for Name Changes/Birth Certificate issues and Immigration Laws

56. The Alliance Group Fayetteville/Sandhills area
Phone: 910-502-0487

Website: www.thealliancenc.net/

http://thealliancenc.tumblr.com/

What this resource offers:

Mission: Purpose is to provide education, support and advocacy for citizens of the Sandhills area and beyond who are a part of and allies with the GLBT community. Motto:  No one shall stand alone
Group provides: social support, legal referrals, emotional support, financial support, education and advocacy for cultural rights.

59. Kindred Spirits

Phone: 828-669-3889

Email: HollyFairy@juno.com

Website: http://www.trans-spirits.org/events.html

What this resource offers:

Kindred Spirits is a global network, based in the Southern Appalachians near Asheville, North Carolina, since 1993. Their mission includes, “service to the spiritual life of the transgendered community, supporting its leaders, teachers, healers, artists and seekers in non-dogmatic, creative and playful ways.”  They seek to understand transgender as a way of being that continues to be redefined, transformed, and recreated based from the individuals spiritual needs and uniqueness.

60. Samuel Allen, MA, NCC, LPC

Website: http://samallencounseling.com/

Email: appointments@samallencounseling.com

info@samallencounseling.com

What this resource offers:

Samuel Allen is a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty-five years in the mental health and social services field.  His professional background includes work with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families– from the general population to individuals with severe/chronic mental illness, in community, private, in-patient, and outpatient settings. One of Samuel’s areas of specialization and expertise is LBGTQI concerns, and he has been privileged to serve the Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay/Transgender/Questioning/Intersex community since 1982. Samuel offers face to face psychotherapy and counseling in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, along with telephone counseling and consulting for clients outside this geographic location. Help is available for depression, anxiety, phase-of-life issues, relationship problems, identity and sexual orientation issues. Samuel also works with individuals who are exploring spirituality issues and their own spiritual/metaphysical path.

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