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NC Voting Guide for LGBTQ Individuals

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

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"Guidelines for LGBTQ Individuals Using a Preferred Name while Voting at the Polls in Guilford County, North Carolina"

"Voting at the polls can be daunting for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming or other LGBTQ community members using a preferred name that does not match their legal name. These guidelines outline what to expect at the polls and offer suggestions for dealing with the possible situations that might occur."

NC Voting Guide for LGBTQ Individuals

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Other (Legal)
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

Statewide

Notes

"Guidelines for LGBTQ Individuals Using a Preferred Name while Voting at the Polls in Guilford County, North Carolina"

"Voting at the polls can be daunting for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming or other LGBTQ community members using a preferred name that does not match their legal name. These guidelines outline what to expect at the polls and offer suggestions for dealing with the possible situations that might occur."

While this resource focuses specifically on Guilford County, it also includes information applicable for voters across North Carolina.

YouthSafe

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"YouthSAFE is a Greensboro-based organization providing an environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and Agender youth to find community, share resources and build skills for responding creatively to the world around them. We meet every Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm Higher Ground (210 E Bessemer Ave)"

*Due to Covid-19, weekly meetings are now happening on Zoom!

PFLAG Greensboro

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Other (Legal)
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

PO Box 4153
Greensboro, North Carolina 27404

Contact Info

Phone: (336) 420-0120

Notes

"By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through:
— Support for all LGBTQ individuals, their families and allies
— Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ
— Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals and their families"

Specific Programs Include:
— Monthly chapter meetings with a trained facilitator (https://www.pflaggreensboro.org/support/chapter-meetings)
— "The Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to celebrating and supporting the continuing education for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBTQIA allied students who exhibit courage and leadership in their schools and communities." (https://www.pflaggreensboro.org/education1/carter-stroupe-memorial-scholarship)
— Individual support. "PFLAG Greensboro has members who are available to schedule a time outside of the group meetings to listen and answer questions. PFLAG cannot provide legal advice or assistance but we do have members who can support you in those spaces. Examples include:
-help you advocate for yourself or your child with issues arising in the school system or other community services
-be witnesses for name changes, marriages
-moral support for court dates." (https://www.pflaggreensboro.org/support/individual-support)

Horizon Counseling and Wellness

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Mental Health
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Marriage and Couples Counseling
  • Seniors/Elderly/Aging
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

PO Box 435
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
DeKalb County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (815) 709-4357

Notes

"About Me: Brian Mueller, MA, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been working in the Dekalb-Sycamore area since 2015. I have clinical and community-based experience with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of specialty areas that include mental health issues, substance abuse and addiction, life transitions, marriage/relationships, LGBT issues, gender identity, family issues, and divorce/separation. I strive to create a relaxed and comfortable environment, so that you feel empowered and ready to explore your life's potential. If you or someone know you is struggling and in need of direction, I invite you to contact me so we can begin building together."

Black Queer Power

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:
Email:

Notes

"The Black Queer and Trans Community is beautiful, diverse, and full of power. There are many factors in this world that often cause our power to be siloed, or worse, it is often hidden. However, together we make a tapestry of power that changes this world in ways that only we can."

"Black Queer Power is a brand created to harness, promote, and galvanize that power in an effort to promote change making efforts and to support the work of Black Queer and Trans Creatives and Entrepreneurs. BQP offers community based organizations the opportunity to benefit from the buying power of the very communities they support. Through apparel and product lines that celebrate us and boldly make a statement to the world, BQP provides a viable fundraising mechanism for selected beneficiaries without the tedious costs of inventory, shipping, or e-commerce infrastructure. "

Black Queer Love

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Marriage and Couples Counseling
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Notes

"Podcast by black queer folx exploring relationships, sex, love, pop culture, life, art & more."

Episode topics include dating, beauty, falling in love, non-monogamy, and more.

Follow on instagram @BlackQueerLove

The Transgender Training Institute

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

PO Box 11713
Philadelphia, Pennyslvania 19104

Notes

"We provide virtual and in-person professional development and personal growth trainings that engage, inspire and empower our participants. Our trainings are facilitated by our team of transgender and non-binary educators."

"TTI hosts several in-person and virtual courses for people who want to learn directly from us. Dr. Green leads our Training-of-Trainers (TOT) courses online and in locations around the US, our Core Training Team and & Ally Training Teams collaborate on our Ally/Advocate Training Camps (ATC), and our Senior Training Team members host specialized ATCs. We are now offering all of our courses online, and also host webinars on a range of topics."

"TTI facilitates interactive and engaging trainings that help to build more affirming environments for transgender and non-binary people. We provide professional development and personal growth trainings, and every training is customized based on the needs of our clients. TTI facilitates in-person trainings onsite across the US, and provides offsite trainings remotely or virtually."

"TTI’s team members combine their content matter expertise, formal training as educators, and in-depth knowledge of transgender and non-binary communities to help clients striving to be fully affirming of transgender and non-binary people. Our services include support with curriculum design and review, climate assessments, policy review, program evaluation, online courses, capacity building, and technical assistance."

True Colors United

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

311 West 43rd Street
12th Floor
New York, New York 10036

Contact Info

Phone: (212) 461-4401
Email:

Notes

"True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people." While True Colors United is not a direct service provider, it functions as a technical assistance provider for existing shelters to help them become more inclusive for LGBTQ youth seeking services.

"We're creating a world where all young people can be their true selves. LGBTQ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than all other youth. We believe that when services are safe for and affirming of the most impacted young people, they’ll be safe and affirming for everyone."
"Through a wide array of advocacy, training & education, youth collaboration, and technical assistance programs, True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people."

Of specific note:
-Black Lives Action Center (https://truecolorsunited.org/black-lives-action-center/) contains resources for those working at the intersections of homelessness and Black liberation
-Coronavirus Resource Center (https://truecolorsunited.org/coronavirus-action-resource-center/) contains resources for those seeking and providing services in the midst of the pandemic
-Online Learning Community (https://learn.truecolorsunited.org/) contains free toolkits and online courses for direct service providers on topics such as LGBT youth homelessness, youth collaboration, and project management

Youth OUTright WNC Inc

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Pride March/Festival/Parade
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

PO Box 1893
Asheville, NC 28802

Contact Info

Phone: 8287382397

Notes

"Founded in 2009, Youth OUTright WNC, Inc. (YO) is the only youth advocacy and leadership non-profit organization in the region solely dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 11-20 in Western North Carolina. Based on 2010 U.S. Census figures, it is estimated that there could be more than 4,000 LGBTQ youth in our 18-county region."

"We engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth ages 11-20 to be confident, resilient and compassionate community members. We envision a world where youth of all gender and sexual identities are empowered to reach their full potential. We provide information, support and resources in a safer, inclusive and affirming environment."