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Crisis Intervention/Hotlines
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Safe Schools/Youth Resources
National LGBTQ Organization


BECAUSE Conference
Annual conference dedicated to building an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi*) community

Center for Homicide Research - Twin Cities
Non-profit studying and disseminating information on the nature of homicide, including LGBT homicide and the Minnesota gay homicide study.
(612) 331-4820

Community Resource Directory
24-hour telephone listings and connection to GLBT organizations and resources
(612) 822-0127 ext. 711

Duluth/Superior Pride Committee
Group that plans the annual Labor Day weekend celebration

Family Equality Council: Midwest Office
(previously Rainbow Families)
Organization for GLBT parents
(617) 502-8700

Gay & Lesbian Community Services of Southeastern MN
Community organization in Rochester
(507) 281-3265

KFAI-FM - Twin Cities
Community Radio, including the GLBT themed shows "Fresh Fruit", "Lesbian Power Authority" and "This Way Out"
(612) 341-3144

Bi-weekly Minnesota GLBT magazine

Minnesota Women's Press
Bi-weekly Minnesota women's newspaper
(651) 646-3968

OUT Twin Cities Film Festival
Minnesota's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer film festival

GLBT community foundation
(612) 870-1806

Twin Cities Pride
The group organizing Minneapolis-St Paul's annual festival held during the last weekend of June in Loring Park
Prideline: (612) 373-2474

Quatrefoil Library - Saint Paul
GLBT community library and archives
(651) 641-0969

GLBTA Chamber of Commerce
(612) 399-6827

South Central Minnesota Pride
Organizes the Pride festival for South Central MN and works to build community in the area
(507) 317-0993

Sexual Orientation & Human Rights (SOHR)
Group of GLBTAQ individuals in the Moorhead area
(218) 287-8034

Shades of Yellow (SOY)
Advocacy organization providing support, education, cultural awareness, and social gatherings for Hmong GLBT, families, allies and the Hmong community in the Twin Cities
(651) 300-2373

Soulforce - Twin Cities
Local chapter of national group engaged in non-violent struggle within religious institutions to end spiritual violence against LGBT people

St. Cloud OUT
Central Minnesota's GLBTA organization

Safe Schools/Youth Resources

AMAZE - Minneapolis
Using children's literature to make schools safe and welcoming for all children and families
(612) 724-4323

District 202 - Minneapolis
LGBT youth community center
(612) 339-9101

Evergreen Youth and Family Services
Recreation space, family reunification, mentoring, and advocacy for youth.
(218) 444-5736

The Family Partnership
Providing resources, referrals, and counseling to youth, schools, service providers, parents and concerned adults
(877) 452-8543 (GLBTKID)

GLBT National Help Center
Peer counseling, information and local resources for GLBTQ callers
GLBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743

The Garage
(952) 895-4664

Gay & Lesbian Youth Services - Rochester
Providing advocacy and social activities for GLBT youth
(507) 289-6329
(888) 880-6329 toll free in 507 area code

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Local council of this highly effective national organization for youth
(800) 845-0787

GLBT Host Home Program of Avenues for Homeless Youth - Minneapolis
Provides GLBT-friendly homes to homeless queer youth.
(612) 522-1690, ext. 110

GLBTQ Jewish Teens - Saint Paul
Support of Jewish GLBTQ teens at Jewish Community Center of Saint Paul
Community Center: (651) 698-0751

Life House
Recreation space, free hot meals, weekly support groups for youth (ages 14-20)
(218) 722-7431

Oasis for Youth
Recreation space, shower access and laundry facilities, job search assistance, and advocacy for youth
(612) 840-9225

Out for Equity - Saint Paul
GLBT programs for students, educators and families in the Saint Paul Public Schools

Out4Good – Minneapolis
GLBT programs for students, educators and families in the Minneapolis Public Schools
(612) 668-5482

OutFront Minnesota - Minneapolis
GLBT Civil Rights Organization
(612) 822-0127
(800) 800-0350

Young gay and bi men's initiative at Minnesota AIDS Project
(612) 373-2474

Support & Education for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender domestic violence survivors

So What if I Am? Support Group
Open support group for LGBTQ youth

The Trevor Project
24-hour crisis line and counseling for GLBT youth
(866) 488-7386

GLBTA Programs Office - University of Minnesota
Dedicated to improving campus climate for GLBT people at the U of M
(612) 625-0537

U of M Duluth GLBT Services - Duluth
Training, support, advocacy, information, social and academic programs at the Duluth Campus
(218) 726-7300

Youth & AIDS Project - Minneapolis
Education, prevention, and care among youth at risk for HIV infection at the U of M
(612) 627-6820

Youth Link
(formerly Project Offstreets)
Youth services, including GLBT youth outreach, support, recreation, HIV/STD prevention
(612) 252-1200

Youth Resource - Washington, DC
Website created by and for GLBTQA youth

National LGBT Organizations

AIDS Emergency Fund/Every Penny Counts- San Francisco
Emergency assistance for people with AIDS
(415) 558-6999

American Civil Liberties Union Get Equal Site
Provides information and resources for GLBT people and issues from a national perspective

Council of Religious AIDS Networks – National

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) - New York
Nation-wide media watch and anti-defamation group
(212) 629-3322

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - New York
Organization working to create safe schools

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality - San Francisco
National group for GLBT health care providers and patients in advocacy, education, referrals and research.
(202) 600-8037

Grindr for Equality - National
A nationwide broadcast service on topics related to LGBT equality

Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund (LLDEF)
Midwest regional office in Chicago
National organization defending GLBT rights in the legal system
(312) 663-4413

National Center for Lesbian Rights - San Francisco
Legal center devoted to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families.
(415) 392-6257

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
Washington, DC - Nation-wide grass roots organization and think-tank
(202) 393-5177

Out Magazine - New York
National monthly GLBT feature magazine

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - Washington, DC
National organization of allies of the GLBT community
(202) 467-8180

Service Members Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
Washington, DC - Legal services for victims of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy

Transgender Law and Policy Institute
National organization working on law & policy initiatives to improve transgender equality

The Trevor Project
24-hour crisis line and counseling for GLBT youth
(866) 488-7386

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
List of LGBTQ-specific therapists. Click "find a provider"


Updated July 2014

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