Get Support Now: Trans-Affirming Resources

Crisis & Emotional Support

(US-based)

  1. Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366 or www.translifeline.org
  2. Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 or www.thetrevorproject.org
  3. GLBT National Help Center General talkline: 888-843-4564
  4. GLBT National Help Center Youth talkline: 800-246-PRIDE (7743)
  5. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 900-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  6. Interactive self-care guide: When you’re not feeling well, this interactive flowchart will guide you through checking-in with yourself physically and emotionally.
  7. Self Injury Foundation’s 24-hour talkline: 800-334-HELP
  8. Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673 or www.rainn.org
  9. Domestic Violence Hotline: 900-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org
  10. Addiction Hotline: 877-226-3111
  11. Eating Disorder Hotline: 844-228-2962
  12. Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, press 1 or www.veteranscrisisline.net
  13. CDC: Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Mutual Aid / Emergency Funds / Grants & Financial Assistance

General:

  1. Map of local aid efforts (not LGBTQ+ specific)
  2. Trans Justice Funding Project (directory of efforts from TFJP grantee groups)
  3. Trans Lifeline microgrant program
  4. TFA Trans Disaster Relief Fund
  5. What Trans Looks Like (apparel company) Relief Fund (COVID-19 Relief)
  6. COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks (grassroots “jubilee” fundraiser)
  7. Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak (includes a tab for trans/queer specific resources)
  8. DC No Justice No Pride Mutual Aid (Washington, DC-specific microgrants and supplies)
  9. Lorena Borjas Community Fund (NYC-specific as part of New York City’s The Sex Work 101 Project Emergency Funds)
  10. Minority Veterans of America – COVID-19 Relief (financial assistance for food and transportation to minority veterans and their families)
  11. COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants (available in English and Spanish)
  12. COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources
  13. United States Artists Artist Relief Fund
  14. CV19 Emergency Relief Aid Grant (Musicians Foundation)
  15. Grant for Artists by AnnuityFreedom.net

Bail Funds:

  1. Black & Pink National (bail for LGBTQ incarcerated people)
  2. Emergency Release Fund (bail for trans people in NYC)

Indigenous & Black-Centered:

  1. Trauma Healing Fund for Black Folks
  2. The Transgender District (COVID-19 Relief)
  3. Marsha P. Johnson Institute COVID-19 Relief Fund
  4. Homeless Black Trans Women Fund
  5. Project Safe Philly (mutual aid/harm reduction group for women, trans and queer people based in Philly that’s offering medical and emotional care for protesters)
  6. Black Trans Travel Fund
  7. Trans Lifeline’s Give Out Day (small grants for name change fees and incarcerated trans people)
  8. Big Door Brigade
  9. Trans United (COVID-19 Relief)
  10. Brave Space Alliance & Trans Liberation Collective (Chicago-specific)
  11. Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network Fund
  12. TGNC Peoples COVID Crisis Fund (Louisiana-specific)
  13. Black Trans Advocacy Coalition COVID-19 Community Response Grant
  14. Self Evident Project
  15. GLITS
  16. Sylvia Rivera Project
  17. The NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project (immediate relief to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals)
  18. BIPOC Small Business Grant by AnnuityFreedom.net

AAPI-Centered

  1. Prism Foundation (COVID-19 Relief Fund)
  2. Viet Rainbow of Orange County (OC Community Assistance Fund)
  3. Satrang Resource List (various Financial Aid)
  4. Cafe Maddy Cab: cab rides for the Asian elderly, women, and the LGBTQ community

Black-Centered Resources

Black-Centered Advocacy Info and Educational Sources

  1. Introduction (HRC)
  2. Resources for Black LGBTQ students (GLSEN)
  3. Resource Kit (GLAAD)
  4. Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health (The Trevor Project)
  5. Redbone Press
  6. Black Trans Women and Black Trans Femmes: Leading & Living Fiercely (Transgender Law Center)
  7. Femifesto for Trans Liberation (Forward Together: Trans Day of Resilience)

Black and African American LGBTQ Resources

  1. “Coming Out for African Americans” by HRC
  2. African American Roundtable at CLGS
  3. Blacklight Online
  4. Many Voices Experience
  5. Muslims for Progressive Values LGBTQI Resources
  6. The Pipeline Project**
  7. Blac(k)ademic
  8. Black Girl Dangerous
  9. Trans Griot
  10. SWERV Magazine
  11. For the Gworls
  12. Femme Queen Chronicles
  13. Black Trans Media
  14. National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network**

Black and African American LGBTQ Organizations*

  1. Black Youth Project
  2. She Safe We Safe
  3. National Black Justice Coalition
  4. Color of Change
  5. Center for Black Equity
  6. Zuna Institute
  7. Zami Nobola
  8. Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
  9. TransWomen of Color Collective**
  10. National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition
  11. Many Voices
  12. Transgender, Gender-Variant, & Intersex Justice Project
  13. Black Trans Circles (at Transgender Law Center)
  14. The Okra Project
  15. The Audre Lorde Project
  16. Black TransMen Inc.
  17. House of GG
  18. Brooklyn Boihood
  19. Incite!**
  20. Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project**
  21. Black TransWomen Inc.: https://www.facebook.com/blacktranswomen
  22. TWISTA (at Partnership to End Aids Status Inc.): https://www.partnershiptoendaidsstatus.com/
  23. Global Network of Black Pride: http://gn-bp.com/
  24. Loud Inc.: https://loudinc.net/
  25. Trans Sistas of Color Project (Detroit, MI)
  26. SPARK Reproductive Justice (with focus on QTPOC in the South)
  27. SisTers (Pittsburgh, PA)
  28. Black Visions Collective
  29. Kween Culture Initiative
  30. Taja’s Coalition**
  31. Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
  32. Youth Breakout**

*Most, if not all, of these organizations are Black-led.
**Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)-centered organizations.

AAPI-Centered Resources

AAPI-Centered Advocacy Info and Educational Sources

  1. Anti-Asian Violence Resources
  2. Asian Pacific Islander Resource Kit (GLAAD)
  3. Asian American Psychological Association
  4. Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
  5. Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
  6. Erasure and Resilience: AAPI LGBTQ Youth in US Schools (GLSEN)
  7. Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ Youth Mental Health (The Trevor Project)
  8. CAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
  9. Apicha Community Health Center
  10. South Asian Network
  11. GABRIELA National Alliance of Women
  12. The Malaya Project
  13. Pride Asia
  14. Asian American & Pacific Islander Mental Health Resources (The Mental Health Coalition)
  15. AAPI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

AAPI-Centered LGBTQ Resources

  1. API Project (PFLAG – NYC)
  2. “Family Is Still Family” (NQAPIA)
  3. Coming Out: How Do I Tell Them? (API Equality-LA)
  4. Dragon Fruit Project
  5. Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (HRC)
  6. Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)
  7. API Healer Network and Resources List (NQAPIA)
  8. Asian Pride Project
  9. Visibility Project
  10. Religion and Coming Out Issues for Asian Pacific Americans (HRC)
  11. Muslim Alliance on Gender and Sexual Diversity
  12. Gaysi Family
  13. The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP Pride)
  14. Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)
  15. San Francisco Community Health Center
  16. Rainbow Railroad
  17. Seoul Sisters
  18. Barangay Los Angeles
  19. Korean Queer & Trans National Network
  20. The Dari Project

AAPI LGBTQ Organizations

  1. National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
  2. Prism Foundation
  3. PrYSM 
  4. Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
  5. API Family Pride (Bay Area)
  6. API Equality Los Angeles
  7. API Equality Northern California
  8. Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community (Bay Area)
  9. Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (DC)
  10. Satrang (CA)
  11. South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA- NY)
  12. Trikone
  13. Banyan Tree Project
  14. hotpot! Philly (PA)
  15. Q-Wave (NYC)
  16. Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
  17. Orinam (India)
  18. South Bay Queer & Asian
  19. Chinese Rainbow Network
  20. PFLAG – API Chapter
  21. The Network on Religion and Justice for Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People (NRJ)
  22. Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends
  23. Viet Rainbow of Orange County
  24. DeQH
  25. Queer South Asian Collective (Boston)
  26. Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association (Masala – Boston)
  27. Parivar (Bay Area)
  28. Sher Vancouver
  29. Rangoli Pittsburgh
  30. KhushDC
  31. GALVA-108
  32. United Territories of Pacific Islanders’ Alliance (UTOPIA – WA)
  33. Mango Tree Counseling

Trans-Centered Resources

Online Community-Building & Support

  1. Gender Spectrum’s Pre-Teen Discussion Group
  2. Gender Spectrum’s Teen Discussion Group
  3. Gender Spectrum’s Online Lounge
  4. Queer-Oriented Rural Resource Network (QORRN): a directory to connect LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities with resources and services
  5. G(end)er Swap N’ Shop (UK) – A private Facebook group that hosts an LGBTQ+ clothing exchange, plus community discussion

In-Person Community Building & Support

  1. Centerlink’s LGBT Center Directory: Search using this tool to find LGBTQ centers in your area. *Note: Some local centers have moved in-person programs to a virtual format. Contact your center to learn about support groups, resources, or programs currently available to you.

COVID-19 Resources

  1. 9 Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Affirming Environment: With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here’s how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
  2. 15 Stress-Busting LGBTQ+ Films and Shows to Watch During Coronavirus: Whether you need inspiration and hope or just something to binge-watch, this list has you covered.
  3. Justwork’s Guide to Remote Life Resources: This is a public, collaborative list of helpful links for anyone working (and living) from home and looking for great ideas and accessible resources for staying happy, healthy, and safe. Includes info on virtual fitness, activities for kids, keeping your mind active, and more.
  4. Coping After a Disaster (PDF): An activity book for children age 3-10.

These resources were created and shared by community members and their inclusion here does not represent an endorsement by Point of Pride. We are sharing as part of our mission to continue to uplift Black voices and activism, and to support our community during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19. If you have feedback on the list or a suggested addition, please send a message to [email protected] for review. Thank you for your support.

Last updated: May 31, 2021