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Resource List for the LGBTQ+ Community


( an evolving collection by Saro Helpinstill, LPC, LMFT -with help from my friends )


Please email me…

  • for local referrals such as therapists, doctors and other support.

  • to give me a heads up about any issues with the links.

  • to contribute to the list.







Categories below - 

  • LGBTQ Youth

  • Trans*

  • General Health / HIV & AIDS / Substance Use

  • Other Information

  • For Therapists






Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

Works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment


Gender Spectrum Youth

Helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens


HRC doc “Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens”


HRC doc “Supporting and Caring for our Bisexual Youth”


It Gets Better Project


Out Youth

Offers programs and services including counseling for LGBTQ+ youth in Central Texas


Spiritual Pride Project (SPP)

Exists to create a welcoming and safe community for youth  and young adults of all sexual orientations and gender identities to experience and share spirituality, community and acceptance.


Trans Youth Family Allies

Empowers young people and their families through support, education, & outreach about gender identity & expression


The Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth









30+ Examples of cisgender privilege

“If you identify with the gender you were assigned at birth, here are a bunch of unearned benefits you get that many folks do not.”



Transgender Rights


Central Texas Transgender Society


Check It Out Guys

Provides info on cervical health for trans men


Female-To-Male International


Forge Forward

Supports, educates and advocates for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies)


Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide


Lambda Legal – Bending the Mold (action kit for transgender students)


National Center for Transgender Equality


Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit

"a grassroots effort to look at strategic approaches to the issues of social justice and policy implementation in regards to the concepts of gender identity and gender expression"


Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

Book by Laura Erickson-Schroth


Transgender 101

Book by Nicholas M. Teich (Who also runs a summer camp in New England for Trans* youth)


Transgender Education Network of Texas


Transgender Law Center

Works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression


Transgender Resource Page at Human Rights Campaign


Transgender People and Importance of Legal Planning (HRC doc)


“Why I Must Come Out” Ted Talk by Geena Rocero


WPATH  - The World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Standards of Care Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People (7th Version) “Publications” tab









General Health / HIV & AIDS / Substance Use


Austin Roundup

“LGBTQ conference where all are welcome to celebrate sobriety”

Other Roundups


Austin Galano Club

Offers meeting spaces and social events for LGBTQ & Allies in recovery


AIDS Services of Austin


Gay Men’s Health


Gays and Lesbians in AA

Schedules of meetings world-wide 


Health HIV


Hill Country Intergroup

24-Hour Hotline & Information 512-444-0071

Info about local 12 Step meetings and conferences; opportunities for service work  “Meeting Type” menu – select options including “LGBT Friendly,” “Atheist / Agnostic,” “Beginner”


HRC’s resources on HIV and AIDS


Online Intergroup of AA











Other Information


30+ Examples of heterosexual privilege


ACLU – LGBT Rights



“A statewide queer people of color organization”


The American Military Partner Association


Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce


Austin Gay and Lesbian Senior Services


Bisexual Network of Austin


Bisexual Resource Center


Equality Texas


Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality


Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) at UT Austin


Human Rights Campaign


HRC doc:  “What the Bible says about homosexuality. What the Bible says about marriage.”


HRC doc: “A Christian Conversation Guide: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for People who are LGBT.”


Intersex Society of North America


Lambda Legal

Committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.


National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

 “The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up”


National Resource Center on LGBT Aging



Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward









For Therapists


Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling

[A Division of American Counseling Association]

Competencies for Counseling LGBQQIA Individuals

Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients


WPATH  - The World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Standards of Care Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People (7th Version) “Publications” tab


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