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. Self Injury Foundation’s 24-hour talkline: 800-334-HELP
  7. Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673 or www.rainn.org
  8. Domestic Violence Hotline: 900-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org
  9. Addiction Hotline: 877-226-3111
  10. Eating Disorder Hotline: 844-228-2962
  11. Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, press 1 or www.veteranscrisisline.net
  12. CDC: Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Mutual Aid / Emergency Funds

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)

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)

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.

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: September 24, 2020