The IATSE Pride Committee aims to provide useful inks to various LGBTQ+ resources. If there are any important ones we’re missing, please send them our way to be posted. If you know of any issues with any that we have posted, please let us know that as well so that we can look into it.
If you are trying to find LGBTQ+ resources in your area that are not currently on the site, please reach out to us. The Committee is spread around both Canada and the U.S., and will use our various networks to try and get an answer to your question.
Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) – The Healthcare Equality Index is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2019 evaluates more than 1,600 healthcare facilities nationwide.
The Trevor Project‘s trained counselors are there to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk they offer phone calls, texts and chat.
The Ali Forney Center is the largest service provider dedicated to LGBT homeless youth in the U.S. They have compiled a list of resources broken down by state.
Their Information & Referral team is now staffing virtual “front desks” from their homes, with their phone lines open at 212.620.7310 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The team has prepared COVID-19-specific referral guides for existing services and options spanning housing, food, recovery, family support, HIV testing and more. They have launched a page on their website to share all of these crucial resources and make them more publicly accessible.
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.
Today the Center’s nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.
They are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
For more than 15 years, the Center has been a place to celebrate our victories, mourn our losses, and plan for the future. In April 2017, they inaugurated a state-of-the-art building—a $10.3 million remodel primarily funded by New Market Tax Credits. This landmark event breathed new life into the physical space and created financial sustainability for their next chapter. Today, they are the only non-profit in San Francisco serving all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Center on Halsted is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through theirr telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
Canadahelps.org has a list of LGBTQ charities. The list may include a charity that you can make use of locally.
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, they strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York has compiled a list of remote/online twelve step resources which can be found at the following link:
The OIAA Directory features 1,000+ online AA meetings worldwide; featuring various formats such as video, telephone conferences, email or chat and in many languages. Browse their directory for the next available meeting or search to find a meeting that speaks to you.
Serving over 250 LGBT community centers across the U.S. in 45 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as centers in Canada, China, and Australia, CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBT centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services.
They have a directory which lists the nearest centers to you and links to their website.
The LGBT National Help Center states that they are the only LGBT organization that offers national support, resources, and information directly.
All calls and online services are provided by highly trained LGBTQ volunteers. Calls are never out sourced or answered by other affiliated organizations and the services provided are always free and confidential.
Although marketed as U.S., the numbers also seem to work in Canada.
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.
NYSHN is lead by and for Indigenous youth 30 years of age and under.