General LGBTQIA+ resources

Helplines and Service Directories

Partner Violence 24/7 Hotline (The Network La Red)

This organization supports survivors who experience violence in LGBTQIA+ relationships, S/M relationships and/or polyamorous relationships.

617-742-4911 (voice) • 800-832-1901 (Toll-Free)

https://www.tnlr.org/en/24-hour-hotline/


LGBTQ or HIV-related hate violence helpline

Have you experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence due to being LGBTQIA+? The Anti-Violence Project can help.

USA Anti-Violence Project Hotline: 212-714-1141 (English/Spanish) https://avp.org/


Canada Anti-Violence Project Support line: 250-472-4388, https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/

Trevor Project

Hotline, text, and chat services for For LGBTQ+ youth. Also a good resource center for LGBTQ+ youth, families, and allies.

24/7 phone hotline: 1-866-488-7386

24/7 text hotline: text START to 678-678

24/7 online chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/


Crisis Text Line


Connects texters with trained volunteer Crisis Counselors to help resolve times of crisis. This service tries to match texters with Crisis Counselors who have shared lived experience.

Text ‘LGBTQ’ to 741 741

www.crisistextline.org

Asylum Connect

This is an excellent resource in which you can search for verified LGBTQ and immigrant friendly services in your area, whether you are in the USA, Canada, or Mexico. Services include mental health services, legal services, medical services, housing, translation, transportation, food banks, and even sports and entertainment.

https://catalog.asylumconnect.org/


Books about Sexuality

Queer: A Graphic History

Meg-John Barker and Julie Scheele

Queer theory questions norms in our society around gender and sexuality and is useful for shifting our perspective of those. Academically, queer theory can be quite verbose and hard to understand, but this graphic history gives you the reader's digest version of the work of so many prominent queer theorists and it is super easy and fun to read too.

https://bookshop.org/books/queer-a-graphic-history/9781785780714

Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire

Edited by C.B Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon, and Abbey Volcano

A collection of powerful essays about the intersection of queer and anarchy. This book will help you think differently and positively about the politics of queer identity.

https://bookshop.org/books/queering-anarchism-addressing-and-undressing-power-and-desire/9781849351201

Bi:Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

Shiri Eisner

If you have ever felt rejected or erased for being bisexual, both in straight and gay spaces, this book is for you. Written by a feminist bisexual and genderqueer activist, Shiri Eisner will help you understand and embrace your own bisexuality through a feminist, queer, and political lens. This book is also very useful to help you understand people in your life who are bisexual.

https://bookshop.org/books/bi-notes-for-a-bisexual-revolution/9781580054744


Web Resources

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

This is a comprehensive resource center for elder LGBT+ individuals.

https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/


Podcasts

Lovecast by Dan Savage

This podcast is great for anyone wanting to improve their relationships and sex life or is looking for an entertaining way to pass time driving or doing household chores. Dan Savage has insightful, witty and funny responses to caller's questions looking for advice, hosts thoughtful interviews with guest doctors and educators, and has left leaning commentary about recent news in politics and sex at the beginning of each show. You can also find his books and events on his website.

https://www.savagelovecast.com/