LGBTQIA+ identified people deserve sensitivity towards issues that impact our lives. Too often LGBTQIA+ identified people are subjected to a heteronomative society that attempts to define us and places pressure to “fit in.” Our community is faced with challenges including limited access to mental health and well-being resources, employment discrimination, harassment, housing insecurity/homelessness, lack of familial support/acceptance, internalized homophobia and transphobia; as well as, racial and religious discrimination.
Life happens outside of our sexual and gender identity, and it’s important to have a therapist who understands the intersectionality of your sexual and gender identity with the other aspects of your life.
Below you will find a list of resources intended to help provide transparency and access:
- Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective
- Trans Lifeline
- Get Connected. Get Answers 2-1-1
- The Trevor Project
- Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index
- RAD Remedy – Rad Remedy offers extensive health care resources for transgender, gender non conforming , intersex, and queer people.
- GLSEN – An organization that releases information about Gay-Straight Alliance, best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ youth in schools, and related information for teachers and other school staff.
Resources specific for LGBTQ people of color: