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LGBT Resources

LGBT Resources

Hotlines & Crisis Resources:

LGBT National Hotline:
(888) 843-4564
Monday-Friday 4pm-12am, Saturday 12-5pm ET
Provides free and confidential telephone, online private one-to-one chat, and email peer support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

LGBT National Youth Talkline:
(800) 246-7743
Monday-Friday 4pm-12am, Saturday 12-5pm ET
LGBT National Help Center’s a free and confidential hotline for the LGBT+ and questioning community ages 25 and younger.

LGBT National Senior Hotline:
(888) 234-7243
Monday-Friday 4pm-12am, Saturday 12-5pm ET
LGBT National Help Center’s free and confidential hotline for the LGBT+ and questioning community ages 50 and above.

Long Island Crisis Center Hotline:
(516) 679-1111
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention counseling.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
(800) 273-8255
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Response Crisis Center Hotline:
(631) 751-7500
Open every day of the year, day and night, including holidays. Crisis counselors provide referrals for support groups, clinicians, mental health clinics, other hotlines, and a host of other community programs and services.

Trans Lifeline:
(877) 565-8860
A free and confidential peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in a crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.

TrevorLifeline:
(866) 488-7386 or text START to 678-678
Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is free and confidential.

Local Organizations & Resources:

Heart & Soul Community Counseling:
(631) 321‑7011 or text (631) 327‑4868
Offers counseling services for gender identity, gender transition, family counseling, individual and couples therapy, pride panels, and community workshops.

LGBT Network
(631) 665-2300
A family of non-profit organizations working to serve the LGBT community of Long Island and Queens. Offers several community centers which provide a safe space for the LGBT+ community.

LGBT Network Business Directory
(631) 665-2300
The LGBT Network Directory provides an opportunity for LGBT-welcoming and affirming organizations and businesses to promote their services and job opportunities to the LGBT community and helps members of the community find local businesses that are supportive of LGBT people. Additionally, employers seeking to recruit LGBT and allied workers have a quick, easy way to reach a more inclusive audience.

Long Island Crisis Center
(516) 826-0244
Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high-quality, confidential, and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.

Pride for Youth
(631) 940-1964
PFY is a service and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) young people through age 45. Our mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the LGBTQ community through education, supportive services, and personal development in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties.

PFLAG Long Island
Email: info@pflagli.org
PFLAG Long Island is a part of a national organization of parents, families, friends, and allies united with the LGBTQ+ community to move equality forward.

Safe Schools Initiative
(631) 665-2300
The LGBT Network’s Safe Schools Initiative helps students and staff create safer, more supportive, and more inclusive schools for LGBT youth and their friends and allies. The Initiative works through collaborative partnerships with over 100 school districts throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, reaching tens of thousands of Long Islanders each year.

SAGE LI
(631) 665-2300
SAGE-LI addresses the unique needs of the Long Island LGBT senior community through education, advocacy, and social support services.

National Organization & Resources:

GLAAD
(212) 629-3322
A dynamic media force tackling tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

GLBT Near Me
(415) 355-0003
The largest collection of LGBT+ resources online. Find the closest social and support resources, community centers, youth groups, and much more.

GLSEN
(212) 727-0135
Advise on, advocate for, and research comprehensive policies designed to protect LGBTQ students as well as students of marginalized identities. A national network of educators, students, and local chapters working to ensure that every student has a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education.

It Gets Better
Email info@itgetsbetter.org
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.

Lamda Legal:
(212) 809-8585
Lambda Legal expands and defends protections for transgender people under federal, state, and local laws and other policies. the 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 everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

LGBT National Help Center Youth Chat Room Lounge
(212) 741-2247
Offers weekly moderated chat rooms are for young people ages 19 and younger to talk in a safe space and be able to express themselves without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
(212) 741-2247
The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender older adults, their families, and caregivers.

SAGE
(212) 741-2247
A national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ+ elders since 1978. Builds welcoming communities and keeps our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ+ people.

The Trevor Project
(212) 695-8650
A leading national organization providing information & support to LGBTQ+ young people 24/7, all year round.