GENERAL LGBTQ+ SUPPORT AND INFORMATION
Families of GLBT Parents
FreeState Justice – Maryland's LGBTQ Advocates
Equality Maryland is now part of FreeState Justice.
Tuesdays: 1pm to 4:30pm
At our office: 231 E. Baltimore St
Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD 21202
Wednesday (after 2nd & 4th Friday):
3pm to 5pm
At the GLCCB: 2530 N. Charles St
3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218
231 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD 21202
2530 N. Charles Streer, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center
PFLAG National Organization
Rainbow Families DMV
Connecting, Supporting, & Empowering LGBTQ Families in the DMV
Straight Spouses Network
The Straight Spouse Network is a worldwide organization that provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation or trans/non-trans couples.
The Trevor Project
Preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth.
Chase-Brexton Health Services, Inc.
Serving the LGBT community in Maryland with offices in Baltimore City, Randallstown, Columbia and Easton.
Dr. Elyse Pine has been used by Chapter members.
Heather Chase, LCSW-C
Chase Counseling, LLC
Heather has over 10 years of experience working with LGBTQ identifed adults. She has a special interest in work with gender identity and helping individuals to explore their identities and to navigate their transitions both physically and socially. Heather is also interested in providing supportive counseling to loved ones of LGBTQ identified individuals. Heather is in network with Cigna insurance.
1110 Benfield Blvd, Suite H
Millersville, MD 21032
LGBTQ+ and Addiction Causes, Resources & Treatment
LGBTQ+ and addiction: causes, resources, and treatment. Also we help people with mental health disorders and have a brand new page on bullying.
S. Hunter Thompson, MAc, LAc, ADS, CHC (Accupuncture)
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Transitional medicine for anyone who is going through any type of transition in life. I specialize in transgender and gender queer/questioning.
7750 Montpelier Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
Sean Lare, LCSW-C
Sean Lare, LCSW-C, is a therapist who specializes in gender therapy. He has 10+ years of experience helping LGBTQIA children, youth, adults, and their family members develop new identities, navigate their transitions and coming out process, and care for their mental health and relationship needs. He also has his own trans experience.
South River Pediatrics
Transgender-friendly and affirming pediatric practice.
Whitman Walker Health
Serving the LGBT community in the District of Columbia with offices in Northwest and Southeast.
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) Housing Program
According to the DHS youth census, 43% of Washington's homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. 330 homeless youth total were counted in this same census. Over the last year, SMYAL has provided shelter, food, case management services, crisis intervention, and community support for 13 LGBTQ youth ages 18-24. 85% of our youth are currently employed and/or attending school. Our Youth Housing program offers monthly life skills courses and community engagement opportunities including nutrition and cooking classes, financial literacy, healthy relationships, and communications, self-defense classes, and resume workshops. Entry into the program is a part of the District of Columbia coordinated entry for homeless persons.
AC360 special report: The Sissy Boy Experiment
Becoming Me (Full Episode)
A documentary, Becoming Me, that showcases eight transgender and gender nonconforming children.
Exploring Gender Nonconformity and Transgender Experiences Through Books and Film
Check out this Reading and Documentary List for children and youth about gender, transgender and gender creativity
Gender Odyssey is an annual international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people.
Resources and education for families and schools, including a national conference.
Johanna Olson, MD, Medical Director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children_s Hospital Los Angeles
Dr. Johanna Olson, of Children_s Hospital Los Angeles, created 24 wonderful videos about trans and gender non-conforming children. Great introduction and tips for a multitude of aspects of raising our magical kids. You have to sign in to watch, but so very worth it!
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.
National Center for Transgender Equality Housing and Homeless Shelters
Helps shelters understand how to become trans competent.
Supporting and Caring for our Gender-Expansive Youth
From HRC & Gender Spectrum.
The Jim Collins Foundation
Provides grants to transgender individuals who need, but cannot afford, gender-confirming surgeries.
The Transgender Teen by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney
What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you’ve never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne…) and when you didn’t know what they meant, they left the room and now won’t speak to you about it? Perhaps your daughter recently asked you not to use gendered pronouns when referring to ‘her’ anymore, preferring that you use “they”; you’re left wondering if this is just a phase, or if there’s something more that you need to understand about your child.
Trans Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right and What It Teaches Us About Gender
Trans United with Family and Friends (TUFF)
Provides financial assistance towards transition costs for transgender individuals.
Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA)
Resources for kids, families and schools.
Welcoming Parents of Trans and Gender Nonconforming Children to PFLAG
Dear Megan: A Letter to My 13-Year-Old Self by Megan Rapinoe
Olympian and U.S. Women_s National Team midfielder Megan Rapinoe published a touching _Letter to My 13-Year-Old Self_ on The Bleacher Report Friday, just 24 hours before her team took the field for their second match of the Olympic Games in Rio.
It Gets Better Project
Dan Savage_s It Gets Better Project_s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL)
Supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) Rainbow Network New
The AACC Rainbow Network (ARN) is a community of administrators, faculty, and staff who advocate actively for LGBTQ+ equity and oppose homophobia on campus. All members of the network complete a training session. The ARN training sessions help members learn about LGBTQ+ identity, homophobia, and heterosexism. It provides strategies for supporting LGBTQ+ members of the campus community and for connecting with others who are committed to this cause. Upon completing the session, members receive an AACC Rainbow Network door sign that lets students and other members of the AACC community know that their office is a safe place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
BestColleges.com LGBTQ Scholarships for College Students
Scholarships established for LGBT college students are available from several public and private organizations, as well as individual donors. Some welcome all LGBT applicants, while others may focus on specific subgroups. Check out our list of LGBT scholarships below for more details.
BestColleges.com LGBTQ Student Guide
- A list of ten things to look for when searching for LGBTQ-friendly colleges
- Organizations, resources and legal rights information for LGBTQ students
- Six expert interviews with leading LGBTQ advocates in higher education
- Scholarships, grants and an in-depth guide on how to apply for financial aid
Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students.
Campus Pride – National Listing of LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities New
Search our database of hundreds of LGBTQ-friendly campuses and what they have to offer.
The Point Foundation (The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund) New
Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
323-933-1234 Toll-free: 866.33.POINT
RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING SIBLINGS OF TRANSGENDER CHILDREN
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland LGBT+ Web Page
The ACLU of Maryland is dedicated to making our state a place where LGBT+ people can live openly, where their identities, relationships, and families are respected and where there is fair treatment on the job and in schools, housing, public places, health care, and government programs.
Contact: Amy Cruice
LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
LAMBDA is a non-profit, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence.
Maryland Attorney General_s Office _ Advance Directives
Maryland Attorney General_s Office _ Advance Directives.
Sue Silber of Silber, Perlman, Sigman and Tilev, P.A., is a Takoma Park, MD-based lawyer who specializes in LGBT law.
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Offers supportive documents and videos in many Asian and Pacific Island languages.
Registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicity to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet.
GENDER NEUTRAL CLOTHING
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