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LGBTQ+ Resources

There are many organizations like CHA that are proud to support LGBTQ+ communities. This list is intended to connect people with respected health education resources, local services and health resources. Please see the separate section for youth below.

LGBTQ Health Education Resources

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

Learning Resources — Patient Education Materials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

GLMA

Resources for Patients

Mayo Clinic

Health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men

Mayo Clinic

Health issues for lesbians and women who have sex with women

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit

Transgender -- WPATH

World Professional Organization for Transgender Health offers tons of resources from linking to helpful organizations to information about changing gender identy, education, employment, housing and more.

LGBTQ+ Health Resources

Bisexual Resource Center

The BRC provides support to the bisexual community, advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

LGBT health recommendations and resources.

City of Cambridge: LGBTQ+ Commission

The Commission’s advocates for a culture of respect and to monitor progress toward equality of all persons with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Commission also promotes policies and practices that have a positive effect on the health, welfare and safety of persons who live, visit or work in the City of Cambridge with regard to sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.

GLAD Answers

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

Greater Boston PFLAG

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Human Rights Campaign

As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

MCAD works to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth by investigating and prosecuting Complaints of Discrimination that occur in Employment, Housing, Public Places, Access to Education, Lending, and Credit. We also offer training to help prevent discrimination from occurring.

MassEquality

MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

National Center for Transgender Equality

A resource for transgender people including a health coverage self-help guide and helpful educational materials for people wanting to learn more about the transgender community.

Network/La Red

A survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. They offer a hotline for survivors, housing assistance, support groups, and various outreach events.

SpeakOUT

SpeakOUT is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of our lives.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Health & Well-being for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans.

LGBTQ+ Youth Programs:

BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Youth)

Youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice; creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.

Boston GLASS (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services)

Continuum of services for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 13-25) of color and their allies, offering education, support and culturally sensitive resources.

LGBT Youth Talkline

The LGBT Youth Talkline provides 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. All services are free and confidential.

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

The Commission is an independent state agency that advises others in state government on effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth. It issues annual recommendations, works in partnership with state entities, holds community events and listening sessions. The Commission also produces the Safe Schools Program.

Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students

The Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students is a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth The program offers a range of services designed to help schools implement state laws impacting LGBTQ students, including training and curriculum resources.

Mystic LGBTQ+ Support Network

Works to ensure a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth by providing programming, coordinating with community agencies and advocating in schools.

Out MetroWest

Builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive – programming, education, advocacy and resources.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project offers trained counselors to provide support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.

TransYouth Family Allies

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

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