LGBTQIA+ Resources

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GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION

There are many terms and definitions relating to gender identity, expression, and orientation. The educational and support resources on this page are dedicated to helping empower and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, and non-heterosexual (LGBTQIA+) youth, their peers, and family.

Some youth and young adults who are uncertain or identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community are more likely to have negative experiences or outcomes than their heterosexual peers.  Having support and resources is critical in addressing the needs of youth and young adults.

TALK TO SOMEONE

Want to talk to someone about sexual orientation or gender identity?


Call the LGBTQIA+ National Youth Talk Line at 1-800-246-7743. This hotline is free and confidential. You can discuss gender or sexuality identity, relationship concerns, bullying, isolation, anxiety at school, family issues, HIV and AIDS concerns, safer sex information, coming out, and more.

Whether you just want to talk or are in crisis, the the national Trans Lifeline Hotline is another resource available at 1-877-565-8860. The hotline offers full anonymity and operators for both English or Spanish speakers.

Want information about community meetings?
PFLAG, originally called "Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays" supports the whole LGBTQIA+ community, including family and friends of LGBTQIA+ people. There are a number of PFLAG chapters in Texas that hold meetings, where you can attend in-person meetings.

If you are in crisis, call the LGBTQIA+ TrevorLifeline for youth.


If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal and need of a safe place to talk about LGBTQIA+ concerns, you can call, text, or chat 24/7 with someone at the Trevor Project.

If you think you are being treated unfairly, learn your rights and get help.


If you think you are being treated unfairly because of what others think of your gender identity or sexual orientation - such as when applying for a job, school, or apartment - you may want to reach out for legal help. For concerns like these, learn about your rights and consider calling the Lambda Legal help desk.

For health services, reach out to Star Health, who provides health services to Texas youth in foster care.

Above content reproduced from a previously published webpage on the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website which is currently unavailable. 

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Additional Resources

CRISIS SUPPORT

Crisis TextLine - http://www.crisistextline.org, Text “GO” to 741-741

Teen Line: 1-800-TLC-TEEN, Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 7:30pm-11:30pm CST

LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

National Suicide Prevention Hotline : 1-800-273-8255

National Transgender Suicide Hotline: 1-877-565-8860

Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

STATEWIDE 

Resource Center (Nelson-Tebedo Clinic): 214-540-4446 jcano@myresourcecenter.org; 4012 Cedar Springs Road

Dallas, TX, 75219

http://www.rcdallas.org/what-we-do/health/nelson-tebedo-clinic/transgender-health; Advocacy, Community Resource, Cultural Competency Training, HIV/Aids Care, Hormone Provider, Low Cost Community Clinic, Reproductive Health, Social Groups, Social Support, Support, Therapy, Training Resource

 

Black Transwomen Inc: 855-255-8636 blacktranswomen@gmail.com

3530 Forest Ln

Dallas, TX

http://blacktranswomen.org/

Advocacy, Community Resource, Employment Services, Mentorship, Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support, Support

 

Fiesta Youth: 210-912-4076 fiestayouthsa@gmail.com

University Presbyterian Church

300 Bushnell

San Antonio, TX

Community Resource, Social Groups, Support

 

LGBTQ Saves: 817-689-7951 Sharon.herrera1015@gmail.com

Fort Worth, TX

http://www.lgbtqsaves.org/

Advocacy, Community Resource, Education, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Support, Support

 

Trans-Cendence International, Inc.: 214-499- 0378   www.dfwtranscendence@dfwtranscendence.com">www.dfwtranscendence@dfwtranscendence.com

1133 W. Tucker Blvd.

Arlington, TX, 76013

Community resource, Cultural Competency Training, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Support, Support, Training Resource

Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT): 877-792-8095 

info@transtexas.org

Virtual Statewide Offices: 877-532-6789

102 Wonder World Dr. #304-174

San Marcos, TX, 78666

Advising, Advocacy, Community Resource, Education, Training Resource 

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Local Resources

HOUSTON AREA

Gender Infinity:  www.genderinfinity.org

Support for transgender/gender diverse individuals: genderinfinity.org/support-groups

The Montrose Center: montrosecenter.org

Hatch Youth: www.hatchyouth.org

Legacy Community Health Center: www.legacycommunityhealth.org

Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church: www.resurrectionmcc.org

Lesbian Health Initiative: 713-426-3356 info@lhihouston.org

401 Branard St.

Houston, TX, 77006

http://www.lhihouston.org/

Community Resource, Healthcare, Peer Support, Resource, Support

PFLAG Houston: 713-467-3524 http://www.pflaghouston.org/

5501 Main St.

Houston, TX, 77004

Community Resource, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support

Transgender Women of Color United for Change: 713-780-8421 twcuc@yahoo.com 

Advising, Advocacy, Employment Services, Mentorship, Peer Support, Resource, Support

Black Transmen Houston Chapter: 832-654-3838 tyewest1@gmail.com 

Advocacy, Peer Support, Resource, Support

Thomas Street Health Center: 713-873-4000

2015 Thomas Street

Houston, TX, 77009

Healthcare, HIV/Aids Care

University of Houston Health Clinic: 713-743-5151 http://www.uh.edu/admin/hc/

UH Main Campus

Houston, TX

Healthcare, Hormone Provider, Low Cost Community Health

Organización Latina de Trans en Texas: 832-571-4929; 2025

W. 11th St.

Houston, TX, 77008

Peer Support, Social Support, Support

Families of Gender Variant Youth (under 13): amnimassage@gmail.com

401 Branard St.

Houston, TX 77006

Family Support, Peer Support, Support

SEARCH Homeless Services: jgonzalez@searchhomeless.org, levanoff@searchhomeless.org;

Resource, Social Services, Support

Tau Chi (chapter of Tri-Ess): JEFTriS@aol.com; http://tau-chi.org/

Houston, TX

Family Support, Peer Support, Social Groups, Support

Houston Support Groups: http://www.genderinfinity.com/support-groups/

Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support

CENTRAL TEXAS

PFLAG San Antonio:

210-848-7407

300 Bushnell Avenue

San Antonio, TX, 78212

http://pflag-sanantonio.org/

Community Resource, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support

PFLAG Austin: 512-302-3524

1314 E Oltorf Street

Austin, TX, 78704

http://pflagaustin.org/meetings/

Community Resource, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support

DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA

PFLAG Dallas; (972)849-0383, 11211 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX, 75230; Community Resource, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support

Black Trans Men Inc: 1-855-BLK-TMEN

Dallas, TX

http://blacktransmen.org/

Advocacy, Peer Support

PFLAG Fort Worth; (817)428-2329; 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth, TX, 76112; http://pflagfortworth.org/; Community Resource, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support

LUBBOCK

PFLAG Lubbock; (806)795-4502, 1501 University Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79401; https://pflaglubbock.org/; Community Resource, Family Support, Peer Support, Social Groups, Social Support