LOCAL RESOURCES

Time Out Youth: Time Out Youth (TOY) Center serves LGBTQ youth ages 11-20. Time Out Youth Center is a place where you can experience a sense of belonging and community. Time Out Youth Center offers a safe space for all and fully respects the journey of each individual. TOY offers many weekly programs including Drop-In Space, Discussion Groups, Friday Night Fun, Special Events and Social Activities.

http://www.timeoutyouth.org/

https://www.facebook.com/timeoutyouth

https://twitter.com/TimeOutYouth


The Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group:  (CTHCG) is a multi-disciplinary team of licensed medical and mental health providers who work with gender-diverse individuals of all ages in the Charlotte and surrounding area

http://cthcg.org/


The Freedom Center for Social Justice


Transcend Charlotte: Transcend Charlotte is a nonprofit organization out of Charlotte, North Carolina created to provide services and support to transgender adults and others struggling because of their identity and/or experiences.

http://transcendcharlotte.org/


Equality NC: Statewide organization dedicated to securing equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

http://equalitync.org/


Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce:  The Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce (CLGBTCC), formerly known as the Charlotte Business Guild, was organized in 1992 to establish and nurture a network of business contacts and friendships, encourage fellowship and support among business, professional and charitable pursuits, and provide and promote positive role models in Charlotte’s Lesbian and Gay community.

http://clgbtcc.org/

NATIONAL RESOURCES

PFLAG National has an abundance of webinars and publications available for you to reference and/or download at your convenience. Below is a few that we found extremely helpful but please also check out the PFLAG National Website at www.pflag.org for more information.

Straight For Equality: Straight for Equality is a national outreach and education project created in 2007 by PFLAG National to empower new straight allies who, unlike a more traditional PFLAG member, don’t necessarily have a family connection to the gay community.

http://www.straightforequality.org/about

Downloadable Guides:

Guide to Being a Straight Ally

Straight for Equality in Healthcare

Top 10 Ways to Make School Safe

Scholarship Opportunity via PFLAG National:

https://www.pflag.org/scholarship

National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

http://www.transequality.org/

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/lgbtq-student-resources/

ACLU: Working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone.

http://www.aclu.org

http://facebook.com/aclu.nationwide

http://twitter.com/aclu

Children’s National Medical Center’s Gender and Sexuality Psychosocial Programs
: Offers a parent guide, an outreach program, a local support group, a national Listserv, a summer camp and an outpatient clinical program.

http://www.childrensnational.org/gendervariance

Gender Odyssey: Interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender and provides an environment where people of all genders can share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

http://www.genderodyssey.org

http://facebook.com/genderodyssey

http://twitter.com/genderodyssey

Gender Spectrum: Provides education, training, and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

http://www.genderspectrum.org

http://facebook.com/genderspectrum

http://twitter.com/genderspectrum

GLAAD: Amplifying the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.

http://www.glaad.org

http://facebook.com/glaad

http://twitter.com/glaad

GLSEN: Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

http://www.glsen.org

http://facebook.com/glsen

http://twitter.com/glsen

Human Rights Campaign: Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights.

http://www.hrc.org

http://facebook.com/humanrightscampaign

http://twitter.com/hrc

It Gets Better: Communicating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth around the world that it gets better.

http://www.itgetsbetter.org

http://facebook.com/itgetsbetterproject

http://twitter.com/itgetsbetter

Lambda Legal (Bending the Mold Toolkit): Oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

http://www.lambdalegal.org

http://facebook.com/lambdalegal

http://twitter.com/lambdalegal

Matthew Shepard Foundation: Persuading people to think differently, behave differently, and inform others of the importance and value of diversity.

http://www.matthewshepard.org

http://facebook.com/matthew.shepard.foundation

http://twitter.com/mattshepardfdn

Teaching Tolerance: Promotes an appreciation for diversity in schools by reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equity for our nation’s children. Provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners.

http://www.tolerance.org

http://facebook.com/teachingtolerance.org

http://twitter.com/tolerance_org

The Trevor Project: Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you are a youth who is feeling alone, confused, or in crisis, please call the Trevor Life- line at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org

http://facebook.com/thetrevorproject

http://twitter.com/trevorproject

Welcoming Schools: Offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping, and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.

http://www.welcomingschools.org

http://facebook.com/welcomingschools

WPATH: Devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.

http://www.wpath.org

http://twitter.com/wpath

If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support please call:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

The GLBT National Help Center Hotline
1-888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)

The GLBT National Youth Talkline
1-800-246-PRIDE (800-246-7743)

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