LGBTQ+ Resources Below you will find resources listed for the LGBTQ+ community. The resources below are not an exhaustive list and are subject to change. Marshall University Resources Marshall University Counseling Services – Counseling services provides professional counseling services to the MU campus community. Please contact them at 304-696-3111. Marshall Psychology Clinic – This resource is an on campus therapy center ran by the Marshall University Psychology Department. This clinic offers FREE therapy services to all Marshall Students. You can call and schedule one on one appointments with your own therapist. To make an appointment please call 304-696-2772. For more information regarding costs, testing, and other therapy options, please click the hyperlink labeled “Marshall Psychology Clinic.” Marshall University LGBTQIA+ Office – Now located in East Hall Room 211, the LGBTQ+ office is a safe space to do homework, socialize, lay back, find a book, and find some new resources for your personal needs. Marshall University Trans-Closet – The Trans-Closet is associated with the LGBTQ+ office and can be found in the downstairs area of East Hall. As of now, February 17,2022 the closet is under reconstruction BUT you can still get the things you need by contacting one of our office workers listed on the “Contact Us” page which can be found on the tabs above. LGBTQ+ Binder Program – We are currently working with GC2B to acquire binders for students in need. We are giving them to students for FREE. If you need a binder, please stop by the office or contact an associate. Marshall University Gay-Straight Alliance – MU Student Group catering to LGBT students on Marshall’s campus. A club and space for inclusivity and acceptance for those of the LGBTQ+ community. Currently meeting Thursday Nights at 6:00 pm in the Memorial Student Center’s John Spotts Room (2nd floor, down left hallway when facing the Don Morris room).For more information please visit the Herd Link at https://herdlink.marshall.edu/organization/lambdasociety. Marshall University Women and Gender’s Center – The Women’s Center strives to ensure a campus community in which women and men can live and work together in a mutually respectful and supportive environment where equality, responsibility, and personal empowerment are encouraged and fostered. Following a feminist model of empowerment, the Center works toward fostering, recognizing, and affirming the abilities, accomplishments, and potential of Marshall women. Through a variety of educational programs, culturally-diverse events, resource opportunities, and comprehensive support services, Marshall Women’s Center strives to address the needs of women of Marshall and the surrounding community. The Women and Gender’s center can be found in Old Main room 115. Please contact them at 304-696-3338. West Virginia Resources Covenant House – An organization dedicated to working for justice by offering direct services for people in need while creating social change through education. Please contact them at 304-344-0530. EquaHealth Health Services – EquaHealth is an organization that offers FREE physical and mental health care for LGBTQIA+ individuals in West Virginia. It was started to assure that people in the community have a safe place to receive equal and proper health care without having to worry about discrimination and uncomfortable situations. They offer free transportation to those who need a ride to their clinic, and even offer telehealth services online. If you wish to find more information about EquaHealth, please take a look at their brochure: equahealth_brochure . Living AIDS Memorial Garden – A garden in memory of those who have died from AIDS. Please contact them toll-free at (877) 543-LAMG. Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays – A support group for families and friends of LGBT people. Fairmont- firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-508-3636. Potomac Highlanders – A social group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexuals and Allies serving the LGBT community of the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. For more information about the West Virginia Highlanders, email email@example.com. West Virginia University Resources for LBGTQ+ – West Virginia University’s resource listings for those in the LGBTQ+ community. West Virginia Hate Crime Resources – The West Virginia Department of Justice’s listings of resources regarding hate crimes and hate crime laws in West Virginia. MATCH WV– An organization that analyzes demographic information from their surveys to better get to know the population of West Virginia. This is a resource directed towards creating awareness and more resources that are aimed for the communities that exist in West Virginia. This helps programs, organizations, directors, and the people who make decisions for the people of West Virginia know who they’re speaking for. See their flyer here MATCH Flyer GLSEN – GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our nation’s schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve. Huntington Pride – Huntington Pride is an organization devoted to promoting and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community of Huntington, West Virginia. Free Mom Hugs – This is the page for the National Organization called “Free Mom Hugs” – If you click “chapters” and search West Virginia to find the local chapters and groups. This is an organization for parents who want to advocate for LGBTQ+ youths and help make the world a safe and inclusive environment. Kentucky Resources The Kentucky Fried Sister – A group of Trans and Queer nuns who run an inclusive Christian group for all LGBTQ+ individuals who want to join. Just Fund Kentucky – A cite dedicated to informing and advocating for LGBTQ+ University of Kentucky Resources – This is a link directly to the University of Kentucky’s resource page for LGBTQ+ students that is applicable for students attending UK. This page includes name and gender change forms for school and class enrollment for UK students. Ohio Resources Equality Ohio – This is an information hub as well as a website for advocacy. Learn about activism in Ohio, how to get involved and how to make a difference. This page also lists several resources for LGBTQ+ youths in Ohio. BRAVO– “The Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) provides comprehensive individual and community programs for survivor advocacy and support to LGBTQI survivors of hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault.” Freedom To Marry – This is an information hub that is full of research and knowledge about Ohio legislature that directly affects the LGBTQ+ community and their rights. This page also lists activist groups and advocacy programs for folks who want to know more and get involved. The Gay Ohio History Initiative – The GOHI is an organization dedicated to preserving the LGBTQ+ history of Ohio and founding programs to educate people properly on the communities past and present. Kaleidoscope Youth Center – The Kaleidoscope Youth Center is an organization that advocates for LGBTQ+ youth and offers life saving services for those in need. “Our diverse, experienced staff work alongside queer youth to create free programming, housing, and support services here in Columbus, and all over the state of Ohio.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio – A chapter of the ACLU focused on advocating for underserved and minority communities in Ohio. This is an activist organization that offers information, resources, and guidelines to becoming a better activist as well as current news and events. Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation – The official Suicide prevention hotline website. Find information on therapy, prevention programs, and ways to get help, or help a loved one who is struggling. Equitas Health – This organization advocates for quality and equal healthcare for LGBTQ+ and other underserved communities. This website offers information, current events, policies, resources and guidelines. Stonewall Columbus – This is the website for Columbus’ Stonewall Center, which is an organization and location dedicated to all inclusive events, programs, and clubs. The Stonewall Center is a safe space where members of the LGBTQ+ community can relax, participate in events, and learn more about resources. LGBTQ+ Center – This is the homepage for the Greater Cleveland LGBTQ+ Center. This organization offers trainings, resources, policy guides, information about advocacy, health care, education, and residencies for LGBTQ+ individuals in Ohio. CANAPI– Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative offers testing, information, and other medical resources for those living with AID, HIV and HCV. Equality Toledo – Located in Toledo, Ohio, this organization serves as a LGBTQ+ information and resource center. Their website offers information on inclusive food pantries, scholarships, events, and volunteer work. Greater Dayton LGBTQ+ Center – “The Center is operated to be a safe place for everyone. With support groups, community events, and even yoga, we strive to make this a place everyone can visit.” TransOhio – A resource Center for Trans Youth in Ohio. For more information visit their website or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org MOZAIC – A part of Equitas Health that is specially advocating for HIV prevention for trans, GNC, and non-binary people of color. Resources for Transgender Youth, Parents, and School Districts– This is a PDF that lists several resources, policy guidelines, and school district laws that helps to advocate for LGBTQ+ youth in public schools in Ohio. National and Internet Resources Human Rights Campaign – A National Campaign set to empower members of the LGBTQ+ community and to advocate for the human rights of diverse communities. Online Therapy for LGBTQ+ Individuals – This website contains information about how therapy may be different for individuals who are in the LGBTQ+ community and has informational tabs to explore resources and articles about such topics. This website also has multiple tools to help find safe and inclusive online counseling and therapies for LGBTQ+ students. Lambda Legal Defense Fund – A national, non-profit organization that stands up for the civil rights of those in the LGBTQ+ community. The Intersex Society of North America – An organization devoted to the systematic and social change for those of the intersex community. National Youth Advocacy Coalition – This is a national organization dedicated to spreading awareness and offering resources to LGBTQ+ youth in America. They offer information about coming our, financial assistance, health, travel, and education. LGBTQ+ Online Dating Safety – Offers statistical information on dating violence and provides tips on how to stay safe when using dating apps. Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students – Provides financial aid information and lists of scholarships for the LGBTQ+ community as well as tips to help navigate the scholarship application process. Transgender Birth Certificates: Laws by State – A guide to birth certificate and name changing laws in each state of the United States. Transgender in the Workplace – Offers information, resources, and tips for the transgender community on how to navigate and handle issues that may arise in the workplace. Transgender College Student Resource Guide – A guide to campus laws and resources involving the Transgender community. Safe and Open Campuses and Resources – Provides information and multiple resources for LGBTQ+ students. Scholarships for the Transgender Community – Lists transgender-friendly campuses and scholarships as well as general information and tips for transgender students. Zippia LGBTQ Workplace Resource – This website is informational and offers advice on work place related issues and situations that may revolve around sexuality, gender identity, racial, and ethnicity rights and/ or situations. There is a guide to workplace rights and human resources as well as advice on how to handle sensitive situations in the workplace. The GLBT Historical Society – A hub for LGBTQ+ history, culture, and community. This Society is dedicated to advocating for diverse groups and communities and spread awareness through informative articles, interviews, and presentations. Ask a Non-Binary – This is a tumblr page started by Non-Binary individuals, though it is for all members of the LGBTQ+ community and all of those who have (unharmful) questions, and is a safe space on the internet to go to find information, social interaction, and connection with other members of the LGBTQ+ community. The Recovery Village – This organization offers treatment plans, options, contacts and services for those of the LGBTQ+ community who suffer from Substance Abuse and other mental illnesses. On their webpage you can find more information about their mission and their resources, including lists of rehabilitation clinics and counseling services. To speak to one of the Recovery Village intake coordinators, call (877) 349 – 1457. SPARTA – A transgender military advocacy program that speaks out for transgender individuals who are or plan to be in the United States military system. This organization offers resources specific to the needs of Trans individuals in the military, and offers current news, topic in the media, research, and contacts for those who need them. ZIPPA – This is a resource for LGBTQ+ individuals and those who wish to better themselves as Allies of the community. This cite has many tips and resources to help employers create safe and inclusive work environments for those who are part of the community. Real Mama Bears – This is an organization dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ+ youths in America by speaking out and educating parents and creating inclusive programs for children who are part of the LGBTQ+. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – An organization for Christian LGBTQ+ members ran by a group of queer and trans nuns. Best Colleges – An informational guide for Non-Binary and Transgender youths who are looking for inclusive and accepting colleges and universities. Binding Safely Information – This is an informational article posted by Cleveland Clinic that gives safety information and tips to help those who are new to chest binding make the best and safest decisions. Chest Binding 101– This resource offers a unique perspective of writer Rachel Lisner on their experience with chest binding, and their personal tips for those who want to chest bind. TransTape – This is the official website for the company TransTape. Here you can find their products, product information, and safety instructions on how to apply, use, and remove their product when chest binding. Black LGBTQ+ Activism – This is an informative article on the history and importance of black activism in the LGBTQ+ community. It includes a list of important figures, modern takes, and information regarding why intersectionality is important to the LGBTQ+ community. Looking to Help Becoming an Advocate – Information and advice on how to become a student advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. How Teachers can be Allies – Information and advice on how teachers can become advocates and how to create inclusive classrooms for the LGBTQ+ community; offers definitions and basic information about the LGBTQ+ community. Safe and Inclusive Ice Breakers for Teachers and Professors – This is a downloadable form that was created by students in the LGBTQ+ office to help inform teachers and professors who may be looking to become a better ally to the community. This is an example Ice Breaker (or info gathering) form that professors can give to their students in order to be respectful and inclusive of all identities. Forms and suggestions like these can prevent false assumptions and in turn help eliminate harmful stereotypes. It is important to create safe spaces and environments in the class room.