- Thurston County Resources for Youth
- National Resources – Suicide Prevention
- Transgender and Gender Resources, Clinics, and Support Groups
- Scholarships and Higher Education
- Faith-Based Resources
- Know Your Rights
- Health Related Resources
- Legal Resources
- Seattle Resources
- Queer/Trans Friendly Movie and Book Stores
- Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying
Thurston County Resources for Youth
Stonewall Youth – An organization of youth, activists, and allies that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth to speak for themselves, educate their communities, and support each other.
Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE) – Works to engage homeless and at risk youth and adult allies in the elimination of sexual violence, bias & hate crimes as they contribute to homelessness and as they exist in street culture. “We achieve this though social change work, violence prevention education, and survivor support services including advocacy, therapy and support groups.”
Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.
Capital City Pride – Capital City Pride was founded with the sole purpose of hosting the annual Pride events.
South Sound Q Calendar – Happenings for queer folk in Tacoma and the South Sound.
SafePlace – Support and freedom from violence • Office: (360)786-8754 • Crisis Line: (360)754-6300
Crisis Clinic (serves Thurston and Mason Counties)
Youth Line: 360-586-2777
Foster Care Helpline (for GLBT youth specifically)
Gay and Lesbian Victim’s Assistance 24 Hour Hotline
Trevor Helpline (24 hour suicide hotline for GLBT youth)
Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County
Safe Place (Resources for Sexual Abuse)
Child Protective Services (Investigates allegations of abuse)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helping 24/7
National Runaway Switchboard 24/7
Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
Crisis Text Line – Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.
Text START to 741-741
National Resources – Suicide Prevention
Trevor Project – a national organization that providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 [U.S. CALLS ONLY] – the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Lifeline is a free and confidential service that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7.
TrevorChat – For those needing a safe, non-judgmental place to talk. Available Thursdays and Friday (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Youth Guardian Services (YGS) – runs email discussion and support lists for glbtq youth which are run by peers — all youth the same ages as the members on the lists. The lists are YOUTH13-17, YOUTH17-21, YOUTH21-25, the STR8 list (for straight ally and questioning youth), and the LivingColor List (for LGBTQ youth 13-25 who are affected by eating disorders and/or eating issues). They are a wonderful way to have a safe community online.
Transgender and Gender Resources, Clinics, and Support Groups
New BoyZ Club – Olympia
Gender Alliance of South Sound
Ingersoll Gender Center – Seattle
Phone: (206) 329-6651
Outside In – Portland
Help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. Leaders in GLBTQ youth.
The Brown Boi Project – Located in Oakland, California
A community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice.
Trans Youth Equality Foundation (Education/Advocacy for trans youth and families)
Gender Spectrum Lounge
“The Gender Spectrum Lounge is a global online community for gender-expansive teens, their families, and support professionals to connect, collaborate, and find resources.”
Black Transmen Inc
Black Transwomen Inc
TrevorSpace – Sign up and join tens of thousands of LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24) and their friends from around the world on Trevor’s secure social networking site
Scholarships and Higher Education
OnlineColleges.net Guide for Choosing LGBTQ+ Friendly Colleges – With a focus on emerging trends and developments in online education, OnlineColleges.net has been informing prospective students since 2009. OnlineColleges.net provides free student guides and college search information, along with expert advice from Melissa Venable, PhD, an experienced online instructor and thought leader.
The Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students, put out by The Best Colleges this guide offers strategies for determining colleges that are most likely to be supportive, including information on scholarships for LGBTQ+ students, what questions to ask about campus culture and services, and national organizations that can be of assistance.
Another list of Higher Education resources for LGBTQ+ students.
Community for Accredited Online Schools guide for Transgender College Students.
College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students, from Affordable Colleges Online.
Christian-specific resources for LGBTQ+ folx of faith and their families
From their website: “How do you reconcile Christianity with an LGBTQ identity? Queer Theology provides a supportive community and in-depth resources for queer Christians and straight supporters.”
Reconciling Ministries Network
From their website: “Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.”
United Church of Christ
Information on LGBT ministries and SGL (Same Gender Loving) ministries within United Church of Christ
Metropolitan Community Churches – Transgender Ministries
From their website: “MCC Transgender Ministries seeks to cultivate and nourish relationships with local communities and congregations, offering education and community-building skills to better enhance their ministry to/with transgender people. We also build relationships with transgender individuals to better connect them to MCC ministry families worldwide.”
Know Your Rights
Washington State Public Schools
These are guidelines constitute OSPI’s interpretation of Washington State anti-descrimination law and are provided to support school districts’ understanding of their obligations under these laws. These issues still come up all the time for youth in our community; importantly, pages 28-30 apply specifically to trans youth and schools.
Health Related Resources
QuitDay – “At QuitDay, our mission is to help people add 10 healthy years to their lives. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. Our team strives to inspire people to quit smoking, and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children.”
Addiction Resource has a page of resources related to addiction and the LGBTQ community: “… substance abuse is a huge problem within the LGBTQ community and is much more common than in any other demographic. In fact, it is thought that around 20-30 percent of the LGBTQ demographic abuse substances, in comparison to about 9 percent in the non-LGBTQ demographic.”
Alcohol Rehab Guide has a page of LGBTQ Alcohol Abuse information that includes intersectionality based on race/ethnicity and gender that can be factors for increased chances of alcoholism in our community.
A list of Legal Resources for the LGBTQ community, through The Columbus DUI defenders:
Lambert House (activities and support for GLBT youth in Seattle)
Triple Point, Walla Walla (support for GLBT youth in Walla Walla, WA)
Phone: 509-529-2130 ext 118
Website: Triple Point
Vista Youth Center (support for GLBT youth in the Tri Cities, WA)
Stonewall Youth has books for you to read. Just come on in and start reading!
- Kate Bornstein: My Gender Workbook and Gender Outlaw
- Imogen Binnie: Nevada
- Loren Cameron: Body Alchemy: Transexual Portraits
- Leslie Feinberg: Trans Liberation, Transgender Warriors, Stone Butch Blues
- Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, Sabine Lang, eds.: Two-Spirit People
- Suzanne J. Kessler: Lessons From The Intersexed
- Daphne Scholinski with Jane Meredith Adams: The Last Time I Wore A Dress
- Riki Anne Wilchins: Read My Lips
- Jamison Green: Becoming a Visible Man
- Julia Serano: Whipping Girl
- List of Queer Books: http://www.queerbychoice.com/choicebooks.html
- List of Transgender Books: http://www.myhusbandbetty.com/transgender-books/
Queer/Trans Friendly Movie and Book Stores
Powells Book Store (Portland, Oregon)
Half Price Books (Seattle, WA)
Orca Books! (Olympia, Washington)
Last Word Books (Olympia, Washington)
Rainy Day Records (Olympia, Washington)