Saro Helpinstill, MA, LPC, LMFT

Helpinstill Healing, PLLC • 5806 Mesa Drive, Suite 305 • Austin TX 78731 • Phone 512-826-4842 

© 2012 by SARO HELPINSTILL, LPC, LMFT / AUSTIN, TEXAS

Resource List for the LGBTQ+ Community

 

( an evolving collection by Saro Helpinstill, LPC, LMFT -with help from my friends )

 

Please email me…

  • for local referrals such as therapists, doctors and other support.

  • to give me a heads up about any issues with the links.

  • to contribute to the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories below - 

  • LGBTQ Youth

  • Trans*

  • General Health / HIV & AIDS / Substance Use

  • Other Information

  • For Therapists

 

 

 

LGBTQ Youth

 

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

Works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment

www.glsen.org

 

Gender Spectrum Youth

Helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens

www.genderspectrum.org

 

HRC doc “Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens”

www.hrc.org/resources/preventing-substance-abuse-among-lgbtq-teens

 

HRC doc “Supporting and Caring for our Bisexual Youth”

www.hrc.org/youth-report/supporting-and-caring-for-our-bisexual-youth#

 

It Gets Better Project

www.itgetsbetter.org

 

Out Youth

Offers programs and services including counseling for LGBTQ+ youth in Central Texas

www.outyouth.org

 

Spiritual Pride Project (SPP)

Exists to create a welcoming and safe community for youth  and young adults of all sexual orientations and gender identities to experience and share spirituality, community and acceptance.

www.spiritualprideproject.org

 

Trans Youth Family Allies

Empowers young people and their families through support, education, & outreach about gender identity & expression

www.imatyfa.org

 

The Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth

www.thetrevorproject.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans*

 

30+ Examples of cisgender privilege

“If you identify with the gender you were assigned at birth, here are a bunch of unearned benefits you get that many folks do not.”

www.itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2011/11/list-of-cisgender-privileges/

 

ACLU

Transgender Rights

www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights?redirect=lgbt-rights/discrimination-against-transgender-people

 

Central Texas Transgender Society

www.cttgs.org

 

Check It Out Guys

Provides info on cervical health for trans men

www.checkitoutguys.ca/

 

Female-To-Male International

www.ftmi.org

 

Femaletomale.org

www.femaletomale.org

 

Forge Forward

Supports, educates and advocates for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies)

www.forge-forward.org

 

Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide

www.ftmguide.org

 

Lambda Legal – Bending the Mold (action kit for transgender students)

www.lambdalegal.org/publications/bending-the-mold

 

National Center for Transgender Equality
www.transequality.org

 

Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit

"a grassroots effort to look at strategic approaches to the issues of social justice and policy implementation in regards to the concepts of gender identity and gender expression"

www.txtns.org

 

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

Book by Laura Erickson-Schroth

 

Transgender 101

Book by Nicholas M. Teich (Who also runs a summer camp in New England for Trans* youth)

 

Transgender Education Network of Texas

www.transtexas.org

 

Transgender Law Center

Works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression

www.transgenderlawcenter.org

 

Transgender Resource Page at Human Rights Campaign

www.hrc.org/topics/transgender

 

Transgender People and Importance of Legal Planning (HRC doc)

www.hrc.org/resources/transgender-people-and-marriage-the-importance-of-legal-planning

 

“Why I Must Come Out” Ted Talk by Geena Rocero

www.ted.com/talks/geena_rocero_why_i_must_come_out

 

WPATH  - The World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Standards of Care Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People (7th Version)

www.wpath.org “Publications” tab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Health / HIV & AIDS / Substance Use

 

Austin Roundup

“LGBTQ conference where all are welcome to celebrate sobriety”

www.austinroundup.com

Other Roundups http://gal-aa.org/events/

        

Austin Galano Club

Offers meeting spaces and social events for LGBTQ & Allies in recovery

www.austingalano.org

 

AIDS Services of Austin

www.asaustin.org

 

Gay Men’s Health

www.gaymenshealth.org

 

Gays and Lesbians in AA

Schedules of meetings world-wide         

www.gal-aa.org/meetings/meeting-listing/

 

Health HIV

www.healthhiv.org

 

Hill Country Intergroup

24-Hour Hotline & Information 512-444-0071

Info about local 12 Step meetings and conferences; opportunities for service work

www.austinaa.org/meetings/  “Meeting Type” menu – select options including “LGBT Friendly,” “Atheist / Agnostic,” “Beginner”

 

HRC’s resources on HIV and AIDS

www.hrc.org/explore/topic/hiv-aids

 

Online Intergroup of AA

www.aa-intergroup.org/directory_specialty.php?code=glbt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Information

 

30+ Examples of heterosexual privilege

www.itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/01/29-examples-of-heterosexual-privilege/

 

ACLU – LGBT Rights

www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights?redirect=lgbt-rights

 

ALLGO

“A statewide queer people of color organization”

www.allgo.org

 

The American Military Partner Association

www.militarypartners.org

 

Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

www.aglcc.org

 

Austin Gay and Lesbian Senior Services

www.aglss.org

 

Bisexual Network of Austin

www.main.org/binetaustin

 

Bisexual Resource Center

www.biresource.net

 

Equality Texas

www.equalitytexas.org

 

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality

www.glaad.org

 

Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) at UT Austin

www.ddce.utexas.edu/genderandsexuality/

 

Human Rights Campaign

www.hrc.org

 

HRC doc:  “What the Bible says about homosexuality. What the Bible says about marriage.”

www.hrc.org/resources/what-does-the-bible-say-about-homosexuality

 

HRC doc: “A Christian Conversation Guide: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for People who are LGBT.”

www.hrc.org/resources/a-christian-conversation-guide

 

Intersex Society of North America

www.isna.org

 

Lambda Legal

Committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

www.lambdalegal.org

 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

 “The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up”

www.thetaskforce.org

 

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

www.lgbtagingcenter.org

 

PFLAG

Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward

www.pflag.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Therapists

 

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling

[A Division of American Counseling Association]

Competencies for Counseling LGBQQIA Individuals

Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients

www.algbtic.org/competencies.html

 

WPATH  - The World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Standards of Care Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People (7th Version)

www.wpath.org “Publications” tab