LGBTQ+ Resources

Pride in Action: LGBTQIA+ Resources Supporting You

Crisis Intervention

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call or text 988 for help now. The 988 Lifeline 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.

The DC Department of Mental Health Access Helpline

Call (888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357 to get connected to services provided by the DC Department of Behavioral Health and its certified behavioral health care providers.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project stands as the foremost national organization offering crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Individuals in need can reach out for confidential assistance and support around the clock by dialing (866)-488-7386. Additionally, they can access free and secure online chat and Q&A pages through the organization’s website.

Support for Our Community & Family

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a prominent civil rights organization in the U.S., focused on securing rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and those living with HIV through legal action, education, and advocacy. Established in 1973, it’s known for landmark cases and shaping LGBTQ+ rights jurisprudence.

GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) stands for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. GLSEN is an organization that promotes safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students through education, advocacy, and research.

PFLAG is a nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, friends, and allies. They offer resources, peer support groups, and educational materials to help foster understanding, acceptance, and equality for LGBTQ+ people.

Metro DC PFLAG is a local chapter of the national PFLAG organization, offering support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and their loved ones in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force is a nonprofit organization advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and equality nationwide. They work to advance policies and initiatives that support LGBTQ+ individuals, fight discrimination, and promote social justice.

The DC Center
The DC Center is a community center based in Washington, D.C., providing support, resources, and programming for the LGBTQ+ community. They offer a wide range of services, including support groups, cultural events, and advocacy initiatives aimed at fostering inclusivity and empowerment.

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth, founded in 1980, equips young people with sexual health information for informed decision-making. Their website provides resources for professionals, youth, and opportunities for involvement. is a federal government website that provides resources and information to prevent and address bullying. It offers guidance for parents, educators, and communities on how to recognize, respond to, and prevent bullying behavior among children and adolescents.

The Wanda Alston House
Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing and support services for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. They offer transitional housing, life skills training, and resources to empower LGBTQ+ youth to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Nonprofit organization that provides shelter, counseling, and support services to homeless and at-risk youth in Washington, D.C. They offer a range of programs aimed at empowering young people to build stable and healthy futures.


Whitman Walker Care For Young People
Whitman-Walker Care for Young People is a program offered by Whitman-Walker Health, a nonprofit community health center in Washington, D.C. This program provides comprehensive medical and support services tailored specifically to the needs of young people, including LGBTQ+ youth, in the areas of sexual health, HIV prevention, and primary care.

Youth Pride Clinic of Children’s National Health System
The Youth Pride Clinic at Children’s National Hospital in DC is a specialized healthcare service catering to LGBTQ+ youth. They offer comprehensive medical care, support, and resources tailored to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ young people, including gender-affirming care, sexual health services, and mental health support in a safe and inclusive environment.

DC Rape Crisis Center
Provides support and services to survivors of sexual violence in Washington, D.C. While their primary focus is on survivors of all genders, they also offer specialized support for LGBTQ+ individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. They provide crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and educational resources to empower survivors and promote healing and justice.

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