Trevor Hotline A 24/7 crisis intervention hotline for LBGT youth
National Suicide Prevention Center
1-800-799-4TTY (Text Telephone)
Homeless and Runaway Youth
1-800-999-9999 – The Nine Line - 24 hours a day, seven days a week
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) – National Runaway Safeline – 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Survivors of Domestic Violence
1-800-799-7233 – National Domestic Violence Hotline - 24 hours a day, seven days a week
HIV and AIDS Information
1-800-233-4636 – National AIDS Information Line – 24 hours a day, seven days a week
1-800-227-8922 – STD Info Line – Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time
Substance Abuse Information
1-800-252-6465 – Alcohol Hotline - 24 hours a day, seven days a week
GLBT National Hotline
1-888-843-4564 – GLBT National Hotline Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – Midnight Eastern Time, Saturday Noon to 5:00 PM
1-800-246-7743 – GLBT Youth National Talkline Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM – Midnight Eastern Time, Saturday Noon to 5:00 PM
Select National Organizations
Advocates for Youth
Gay and Lesbian Mormons. Affirmation's mission is to provide a forum for gay Mormons to associate with their peers. We seek to meet the needs of persons experiencing frustration or alienation from family, friends, and the Church because of their sexual orientation. In addition to offering assistance during life's occasional struggles, Affirmation provides a lifelong opportunity for service, fun, friendship, personal enrichment, and spiritual growth. When the journey of self-discovery, particularly the process of reconciling our gay selves within the context of our Mormon spiritual and cultural heritage, seems almost more than we can handle, Affirmation offers the opportunity of understanding and support by friends who travel the same path.
American Institute Of Bisexuality - www.bisexual.org
The American Institute of Bisexuality encourages, supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public knowledge, awareness and understanding about bisexuality.
BiNet USA- http://www.binetusa.org
As America’s umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and all other of us “somewhere in between” people as well as their lesbian, gay, transgender, “straight but not narrow” and questioning friends and allies, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distribute educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere – http://www.colage.org - COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBT) parent/s.
Good information for parents coming out to children, kids dealing with LGBT parents and parents dealing with LGBT children.
Deaf Queer Resource Center – http://www.deafqueer.org - The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community").
Much of the site is out of date or not working, but there is a good area with coming out stories in American Sign Language (ASL) and in written formats.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Network) – http://www.glsen.org - The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.
P.O. Box 5181
Richmond, VA 23220
GLSEN is the best resource for issues dealing with schools and working with or establishing Gay/Straight Alliances (GSA). They also have information on bullying and setting up safe spaces.
Human Rights Campaign – http://www.hrc.org - The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
As a resource the HRC is good for their Corporate Equality Index and learning what benefits a company may offer. They also have some good original material on aging, coming out, health, religion, workplaces and more under the ISSUES section.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Foundation – http://www.iglhrc.org - The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Intersex Society of North America – http://www.isna.org - The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Guidelines on treatment options for children born with Disorders of Sexual Development and help for parents in the early decision making process.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund – http://www.lambdalegal.org - Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
In addition to general litigation on LGBT issues they provide a legal help desk to assist with specific problems and cases.
National Center for Transgender Equality – http://www.transequality.org - The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Facts sheets on transgender discrimination and information for dealing with Social Security No-Match letters and passport procedures for transgender people.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – http://www.thetaskforce.org - The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
National Youth Advocacy Coalition – http://www.nyacyouth.org - The National Youth Advocacy Coalition is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) – http://www.pflag.org - PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Safe Schools Coalition – http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org - The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Sex, Etc. – http://www.sxetc.org - Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.
SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) – http://www.siecus.org - Since its inception, SIECUS has taken stands on major sexuality issues confronting society. SIECUS invites other organizations and individuals to join in affirming these statements and in working for their implementation.
Transgender Law Center – http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org - The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.
Trans Kids- http://transkids.synthasite.com
Trans Kids is primarily for teachers in primary schools. It is not just for teachers in primary schools with transgendered children in their class, it is for all primary school teachers. (However there is also material here which may be useful to secondary teachers and parents.) All transgendered children have problems, but those problems are not caused by beng transgendered, that is never a problem in itself. The problem is everyone else's attitude towards transgendered children, whether they are other children, their parents, other children's parents or school staff. This site aims to help rid transgendered children of the problems of other people's negative opinions.
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project - http://www.virginiaavp.org
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia
Topical Web Sites and Online Resources
Gender Identity and Gender Expression
Youth – Adult Partnerships
TG Clinic at the Fan Free Clinic - Free transgender-specific healthcare for anyone in Virginia, including hormone therapy, HIV testing, and primary care services
Location: 1010 N. Thompson St., Richmond, VA
Appointments: Clients are seen by appointment only every Tuesday 6 pm to 9 pm. Call (804) 358-6343 extension 143 for more info.
Marilyn Nicol, Program Manager
2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 205
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 622-8145
Fax: (866) 596-6597
Serving: Patients enrolled in Member clinics and health departments in the greater Richmond area.
Access Now is a community partnership, improving the health of thousands throughout the Richmond area by providing access to specialty care for uninsured patients. Eligible patients are enrolled and receive their primary care through one of the area safety net clinics. When complex care is needed, Access Now’s 800+ physician volunteers ensure that no patient goes without specialty care for want of a willing provider. Care Coordinators match patient needs to specialty volunteers, work intimately with patients as they navigate the healthcare system, provide translation services when needed, secure appointments, and ensure the successful transfer of medical records. Over 2,000 appointments with specialists are scheduled each year.
AMERICAN RED CROSS ADULT DENTAL CLINIC
Shirley Bisciglia, Director, Dental Programs
Park Place Multi Service Center
606 West 29th Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 683-2692
Fax: (757) 683-9240
Eligibility is determined by income and residency. The clinic requires that all persons requesting services be at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. They must be Norfolk residents age 18 or older and may not have an existing patient relationship with a dentist.
BEACH HEALTH CLINIC
3396 Holland Road, Suite 102
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 428-5601
Fax: (757) 428-7872
Serving: Virginia Beach city
The Beach Health Clinic serves the uninsured population of Virginia Beach. Our patients all fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and they are required to provide financial information for verification. Of the 2,217 patients seen in 2003, 82% were below 125% of the poverty level. By looking at the number of patient visits the clinic provided last year (more than 11,000) compared with the total number of patients seen, it is obvious that our patients come for multiple visits throughout the year for continuing treatment of their chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension
2145 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: (757) 545-5700
Fax: (757) 545-7706
Serving: Chesapeake city, Norfolk city, Portsmouth city, Virginia Beach city
Chesapeake Care was founded in October 1992. Throughout our history, Chesapeake Care's mission remains constant: To provide free healthcare to families without health insurance earning below 200% of the federal poverty income guideline. Our vision, adopted in February 2007 is: Chesapeake Care Free Clinic changes lives through education and compassionate healthcare.
Current services include medical and dental care, medications, lab and diagnostic testing, case management, diabetic clinic, health education, follow-up and preventive care, and support groups for Chesapeake residents and dental services for uninsured, low income individuals residing throughout Hampton Roads. We rely heavily on the generosity of on-site licensed volunteers, medical assistants and clerical volunteers supported by a skeleton staff. Over 100 volunteer physicians in the community offer specialty care and consultations on a referral basis. Partnerships with area hospitals, diagnostic centers, community agencies and donors are critical to our ability to serve patients each day.
GLOUCESTER-MATHEWS FREE CLINIC
Kay Bradley, Executive Director
2276 George Washington Memorial Highway
Hayes, VA 23072
Phone: (804) 642-9515
Fax: (804) 684-3691
Serving: Gloucester County, Mathews County
Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic (GMFC) provides free medical, dental and prescription services to lower-income, uninsured residents of Gloucester and Mathews counties. GMFC patients are pre-screened and earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level. With the exception of holidays and inclement weather, GMFC provides the following medical services:
primary/acute medical care clinics are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening;
chronic care clinics are held on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings to meet the needs of patients' with chronic disease(s);
dental care is provided by appointment through a partnership with Northern Neck Free Health Clinic;
a monthly clinic is held in partnership with the "Every Woman's Health" Program to provide free pap smears and mammograms.
Medication is provided at an on-site licensed pharmacy.
American Medical Student Association
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Web site: http://www.transhealth.ucsf.edu/
The ultimate CoE goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. We include community perspectives by actively engaging a national advisory body (NAB) of 14 transgender identified leaders from throughout the country. The collective experience of our diverse and talented NAB assures that our programs address issues that are timely and relevant to the community.
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/
Transgender Rights VA
Trans Health News Letters
Brought to you by Virginia's own Transgender Task Force
Gender Expression Movement (GEM)
Web Site www.genderexpressionmovement.org
Hampton Roads, Virginia Gender Expression Movement - GEM provides advocacy, resources and education about gender identity issues and social support to the Transgender, Gender Non-conforming and Gender Questioning members of the Hampton Roads, Virginia Transgender community.
GEM offers social support group meetings on the first and third Saturdays of each month in a relaxed all inclusive atmosphere. The Trans Masculine group and the Non-transitioning Significant Other, Friends and Family group meet monthly
James River Transgender Society
A peer-facilitated support group in the Richmond, Virginia area for anyone on the MTF spectrum. 1st Friday of each month, 7 pm - 9 pm.
A peer-facilitated social and support group in the Richmond, Virginia area for anyone on the FTM spectrum. 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm - 8:50 pm at the Fan Free Clinic, 1010 N. Thompson St., Richmond, VA. Partners, relatives and supportive friends are welcome on alternate months. Call (804) 358-6343 for directions or other info.
EVAN (Eastern Virginia Aids Network) -. Every Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm / Friday 9 am – 4 pm, 909 Glenrock, Suite C, Norfolk, VA. 23503 Call (757) 583-1317 for directions or other info.
Support and Services
Saturday, 6:30 PM
THE FAMILY ROOM GROUP
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
5181 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, 23462
Closed, Discussion, Gay
Saturday, 8:00 PM
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE GROUP
First Lutheran Church
1301 Colley Ave.
Open, Discussion, Gay
For up-to-date information on AA meetings or to find more meetings contact:
4968 Euclid Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Saturday, 6:00 PM
Rainbow Recovery (GLBT) (O, HA)
5265 Providence Rd. Suite 103 (At Lord Dunmore Dr) Virginia Beach
(Behind BP Service Station) Rainbow Psych.
For up-to-date information on NA meetings or to find more meetings contact:
Tidewater Area Service Committee
Post Office Box 2894
Norfolk, VA 23501
Tidewater Area Toll Free Helpline
Access AIDS Care Center: Norfolk and Hampton
Phone (757) 640-0929
Web Site http://www.accessaids.org/
ACCESS AIDS Care provides HIV support services to children and adults who are living with HIV/AIDS in Hampton Roads. In addition, ACCESS AIDS Care provides community-wide services such as HIV testing and education to the larger community.
Aids Education and Training Centers
Web Site http://www.aidsetc.org/
The AETCs conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS. This website provides a central repository for AETC program and contact information and for training materials developed within the AETC network.
Information for specific populations under Topics/Primary Care Topics
Eastern Regional Aids Resource and Consultation Center EVMS
(757) 446-6170 or (800) 999-8385
The Virginia HIV/AIDS Resource and Consultation Center was founded in 1989 to respond to the need to expand medical care and support services for persons living with HIV infection and AIDS in Eastern Virginia. The Center links the resources of Eastern Virginia.
The mission of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center is to provide training, education, and information to health-care industry professionals who care for people infected with HIV.
Gay & Lesbian National Help Center
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline 1-888-843-4564;
GLBT National Youth Talkline toll-free phone: 1-800-246-7743
Web Site http://www.glnh.org/
The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, which began in 1996 and now is a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.
Information (757) 485-1445
24-hour counseling and crisis (757) 485-3384
The H.E.R. Shelter is a private, non-profit agency, certified by the United Way of South Hampton Roads, and the statewide coalition, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA). We have a 24-hour emergency hotline where a trained advocate can assist individuals in need with information, referrals, or when appropriate, can provide safe, emergency housing for a woman and her children.
Response Sexual Assault Services of the YWCA: 5215 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23509; 24-hour Hotline: (757) 622-4300
Web Site http://www.campoutva.com/
CampOut is a members only, private campground for women. We provide a space for women to relax and enjoy camping in an atmosphere that is safe and private. Our land has been developed to offer a comfortable space for tent, car, RV (minimal hookups available), or rustic cabin camping.
Amidst 96 wooded acres, CampOut offers its members facilities and opportunities for group and individual recreation and relaxation. Whether you come to camp by yourself, with your significant other, or with a group of friends, you will find plenty of activities to enjoy, or space and privacy to just relax.
Sponsors the Virginia Women's Music Festival and Wild Western Women's Weekend.
Friday Night Out Bowling
Friday Night OUT Bowling League is an alternative lifestyle organization with deep roots in the Hampton Roads community. Throughout our long existence we have been a home to all local GLBT and GLBT-friendly bowlers.
Since the primary focus of our league is community and recreation, bowling skills are secondary. We encourage anyone with a desire to bowl in a casually competitive environment to join us.
Gay Women of the Seven Cities
The purpose for this group is to build community for women in the seven cities (Norfolk, VaBeach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News) beyond the lesbian bar scene. This is an inclusive group of women of all ages and backgrounds who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Over the past 2 years we have evolved into an amazing group of women who enjoy having fun. Whether its rock-n-roll bowling, go-karting, having a cook out at the beach, playing games at a party, or getting together for dinner and great conversation, this group has something for everyone! If you're looking for friends or a potential mate in a relaxed, come-as-you-are atmosphere, this is it!
Hampton Roads Mens Chorus:
Web Site http://www.thehrmc.org/
The Hampton Roads Men’s Chorus fosters excellence in choral music, reflecting a breadth of life experiences in song. We promote a regional community embracing the inherent worth, equality, dignity and acceptance of all people.
Hampton Roads Pride
Hampton Roads Pride is a 501(c)3 non profit organization incorporated in 1997 to instill pride, celebrate unity and embrace diversity in the Hampton Roads gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community by creating visibility and promoting full human and civil rights through education, celebrations and networking.
Knight Hawks of Virginia
Web Site http://www.knighthawksofva.com/
The organization is a voluntary fellowship of individuals having a common interest in the leather/levi lifestyle. The organization seeks to foster a better understanding and appreciation of the lifestyle both among the members of the organization and within the community through social, charitable, educational endeavors and activities.
Participation in and selection of these activities is without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age (adults 21 and over), disability, or sexual preference or orientation.
P.O. Box 63
Williamsburg, VA 23187
A Williamsburg/Peninsula area dinner club for gays, lesbians and their friends.
Mid-Atlantic Amateur Softball
Web Site http://www.mid-atlanticsoftball.org/
The Mid-Atlantic Amateur Softball Association exists to promote the camaraderie of amateur softball within North America and internationally while providing a safe, supportive environment for men and women within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community as well as friends from the greater society.
Othersiders Country Western Dance Club
Web Site http://www.othersiders.com/
The official purpose of The Othersiders Country Western Dance Club is "to promote country western dancing activities and music to all persons without regard to age, gender or gender identity, religion, national or cultural origin, sexual orientation, disability or HIV status.
The Club exists to provide an opportunity for the social and dancing interchange of individual members as well as to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among the members.
Prime Timers S.E. Virginia
Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men and younger adult men who admire mature men. Our members are men who choose to have their social lives enriched by the diverse activities in which our members engage. No single definition can describe Prime Timers as they come from all walks of life. Prime Timers involve themselves in their community with volunteerism, politics, gay issues, arts, entertainment and every other facet of healthy living. Prime Timers are fathers and care givers, businessmen and entrepreneurs, workers and retired. Some are always on the go and some enjoy the quiet company of others at home. Yet one thing is true of all Prime Timers: they enjoy the opportunities and friendships that develop with other Prime Timers throughout the world.
Web Site http://www.rainbowrv.com/
Rainbow RV is the largest Gay and Lesbian RV and Tent Camping Membership Club in North America. In existence since 1997, Rainbowrv has attracted over 7,000 members and completed more than 1,000 camping events. Our members are LGBT couples and singles with tow or drive recreational vehicles, off road jeep and tent backpack equipment. Our events are a great place to meet with friends from the LGBT community with a common interest in RV ORV and tent camping.
Tidewater Taillights, Lambda Car Club
Web Site http://www.menandcars.com/
The Tidewater Taillights are a chapter of Lambda Car Club, an international organization that brings together people and their cars for newsletters, road trips, road rallies, weekend retreats and other social gatherings.
They have been in the Tidewater area since 1988. Members vary in age, race, sex, and background as well as car manufacturers ranging from “domestic Land yachts” to “sophisticated street cruisers” to “hi-revving imports” and “custom rods" to ”Classic Cruisers". No boundaries, just a love for the automobile.
Legal and Political
ACLU – LGBT Rights Project
Web Site http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/index.html
The LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion through the courts, legislatures and public education across five issue areas: Relationships, Youth & Schools, Parenting, Gender Identity and Expression and Discrimination in Employment, Housing and other areas.
Phone (804) 643-1554
Web Site http://www.equalityvirginia.org/
Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Virginians.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Web Site http://www.lambdalegal.org/
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
National Organization For Women (NOW) Lesbian Rights Taskforce
Web Site http://www.now.org/issues/lgbi/
NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody and military policies. NOW is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all. NOW asserts the right of lesbians to live their lives with dignity and security, and the rights of equal marriage for all.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Web Site http://transequality.org/
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Web Site http://www.sldn.org/
Upon the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell SLDN will remain dedicated to dismantling this oppressive and discriminatory regime within the military and assisting service members who are harmed by it during the transition. SLDN will work to ensure that evenhanded policies and regulations, providing equal treatment and opportunity for all, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or militarily appropriate gender expression, are established and effectively implemented in the armed forces, including active duty, National Guard, reserve and officer training programs.
Transgender Law and Policy Institute
Web Site http://www.transgenderlaw.org/
A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: Web Site
The Virginia Transgender Coalition (TransRightsVA): Email
Religious and Spiritual
Institute for Welcoming Resources
Web Site http://www.welcomingresources.org/
Denominational representatives of the Welcoming Church Movement created IWR in November 2002. The purpose of this ecumenical group is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. IWR wants to help build church homes that are truly welcoming and nurturing, where everyone knows “they're okay, just like they are.” In early 2006, IWR became a program of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, through a formal merger.
Directory of Welcoming/Open and Affirming congregations. Also a source of information for help with religious/spirituals issues relating to being LBGT.
Calvary Baptist Church (Formerly Rugged Cowboy)
4832 Haygood Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone (757) 499-1572
Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
560 West Olney Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23507
Web Site http://www.christandstlukes.org/
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church
2020 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Web Site http://www.easternshorechapel.org/
Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
2217 West Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Web Site http://www.lcccucc.org/
Heaven's Tableland Christian Church
3051 Ironbound Road (Williamsburg UU Church bldg)
Williamsburg, VA 23187
New Life Metropolitan Community Church of Hampton Roads
1126 Norview Avenue
Norfolk VA 23513
Web Site http://www.newlifemcc.org/
Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church
6901 Newport Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Ph: (757) 423-8536 Fax: (757) 423-5825
Web Site http://www.roystermemorial.com/
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
1004 Graydon Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507
Church Office 1009 W. Princess Anne Road
Web Site http://www.saintandrews-norfolk.org/
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
2605 Cunningham Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone (757) 826-3515
Web Site http://www.stmarkshampton.org/
Saint Nicholas Catholic Church
712 Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5807
Phone: (757) 340-7231
Web Site http://www.stnicholasvb.com/
Tidewater United Church Of Christ
2660 W. Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-
Ph: 757-430-2718 Fax: 757-427-2481
Web Site http://www.tidewaterucc.com/
Unitarian Church Of Norfolk
739 Yarmouth St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone (757) 627-5371
Web Site http://www.ucnorfolk.org/
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of The Peninsula
13136 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone (757) 249-0215
Web Site http://www.uufp.org/
Warwick United Church Of Christ
Ten Matoaka Lane
Newport News, VA 23606-
Web Site http://www.warwickucc.org/
Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists
3051 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185-2391
Web Site http://wuu.org/wordpress/
College and University
Christopher Newport University
Gay-Straight Student Union
One University Place
Newport News, VA 23606-2998
George Mason University
Mailstop 2D6, 4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
James Madison University
PO Box 8119
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Mary Baldwin College
Students Out Understanding and Loving Sisters is a safe, accepting, confidential org for those interested in feminist/gay/bisexual/lesbian issues.
Mary Washington College
PRISM (People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities)
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Old Dominion University
2107 Webb Center
Norfolk, VA 23529
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Union
P.O. Box 6975
Radford, VA 24142
Randolph Macon Woman’s College
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Sweet Briar College
University of Richmond
University of Richmond
Common Ground - The Office of Common Ground connects the many individuals, organizations, and resources in the University of Richmond community working to create a safe and comfortable environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer (LGBTQ) people and their allies at the University. Through advocacy, consultation, and an array of vibrant LGBTQ programs, Common Ground works to ensure that the entire University community benefts from the experiences and perspectives of our LGBTQ members.
University of Virginia
The Queer Student Union
Newcomb Hall, PO Box 400715, SAC Box 267
Charlottesville, VA 22904
University of Virginia
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center
Newcomb Hall Room 435
PO Box 400813
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4813
University of Virginia
UVA Pride (LGBT Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Organization)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Sexual Minority Student Association
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance Office
304 Squires Student Center
Washington and Lee
GLBTQ Resource Center
Washington and Lee
G & L (support group for Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered students)
The Committee on Gay and Lesbian Legal Issues
William and Mary
William and Mary Lambda Alliance
Virginia Wesleyan College
High School GSA's
Bayside High School
Faculty Advisors: Kim Barboe, Sylvetser Starkes, Veronica Salcedo
First Colonial High School
Faculty Advisors: Susan Callahan and Nancy Curtis
Green Run High School
Faculty Advisor: Krisha Loftus
Kellam High School
Faculty Advisor: Kathy Braisington
Princess Anne High School
Faculty Advisor: Anthony Stroud and Linda Francis
Salem High School
Faculty Advisor: Rudy Vanoekel and Sharon Byrd
Tallwood High School
Faculty Advisor: John Mueller
PFLAG: Richmond (804) 751-5167; Web Site
Peninsula Region Youth Doing Excellently - PRYDE: Williamsburg; (757)
ROSMY - RICHMOND ORGANIZATION FOR SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH: (804)
644-4390; Web Site http://rosmy.org/
A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
Zuna Institute – National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians
Philly Trans-Health Conference- www.trans-health.org
Pennsylvania Convention Center
The focus of this unique conference is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community. PTHC recognizes the interconnections among all aspects of our well-being; including health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support. Further, PTHC recognizes that accessible and quality healthcare is an integral part of self-determining our bodies and identities in the larger world.
As much as possible, PTHC strives to ensure that the conference addresses the diverse needs of all transgender communities: transgender men, transgender women, gender-queer, and gender-variant people, as well as our partners, families, and allies. In addition, in an effort to increase the availability of quality, culturally-competent care for transgender communities, PTHC also provides a workshops for medical, mental health, and social service providers.
We are committed to making the conference as inclusive and accessible as possible. Therefore, the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference charges no registration fee
Southern Comfort- www.sccatl.org
Southern Comfort is a major transgender conference that takes place annually in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1991.] It features seminars, events, speeches by prominent people in the LGBT community, a career expo, numerous vendors catering to transgender and transsexual people, and more, and is known as the largest, most famous, and pre-eminent such conference in the United States. The organization offers scholarships to some attendees
Chicago Be All- www.be-all.org
Be-All is one of the foremost transgendered conventions in the United States.
Creating Change- www.creatingchange.org
The National Conference on LGBT Equality
January 25 - 29, 2012
Fantasia Fair- www.fantasiafair.org/Welcome.aspx
Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender event held every October in the LGBT resort town of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Part conference, part social gathering, the Fair is a “full immersion” experience, meaning that attendees can and usually do spend an entire week 24/7 presenting their gender as they wish
The Keystone Conference- www.keystone-conference.org
Keystone Conference, "A Celebration of Gender Diversity," hosted by TransCentralPA in the capitol city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania! You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community.
Beauty and the Beach - www.cdspub.com/batb.html
Beauty And The Beach is held over the first weekend in November in beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Rehoboth is a GLBT-friendly resort town about 100 miles south of greater Philadelphia. The weather, even in November, is gorgeous. Typical temperatures during the day are in the high-60's. We provide you activities within the confines of the hotel if you wish to stay in, but the town is wide open and welcoming to TG people of every stripe. Go out and shop to your heart's content, walk the boards, or visit many of the local bars and restaurants. You decide how to spend your time; we make it possible.
BisexualEmpowerment Conference:A Uniting, SupportiveExperience
The BECAUSE Conference is the premier weekend event in the Midwest for bisexuals, queers, non-mono-sexual, bi-curious, questioning, and all others, regardless of sexual or gender identity. This conference is open to everyone.
Transcending Boundaries Conference - www.transcendingboundaries.org
Transcending Boundaries, Inc. began in 2001 as an organization and conference for those who blur http://www.transcendingboundaries.orgthe lines of sex, gender, and sexual orientation. We are seeking presenters and program participants. This year's conference will include a variety of programming formats ranging from traditional informational lectures to panels to workshops to performances and everything in between.
Gender Spectrum - http://www.genderspectrum.org/
Raising children who don’t fit neatly into male or female boxes brings a wealth of questions and uncertainties. Here you will find information and support to assist you in your search for answers
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