LGBTQ+ State & National Resources

State Resources

Equality Florida

Based in Florida, Equality Florida is Florida’s statewide LGBT advocacy and education organization medicated to eliminating discrimination based on sexual identity, race, gender, and class.    

  • Phone: 813-870-3735


National Resources

The Advocate Online Magazines 

US - based national gay and lesbian news magazine. Includes national pride guide, forums, and news and media-related links to articles.

The Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN)

AVEN was founded in 2001 with two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community. 

Bisexual Resources Center 

Because bisexual today are still misunderstood, marginalized, and discriminated against, the RBC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.   

Campus Pride

Campus Pride Index  
“Since 2007, the Campus Pride Index (CPI) had been the premier LGBTQ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create safer, more inclusive campus communities. The free online tool allows prospective students, families/ parents and those interested in higher education to search a database of LGBTQ- friendly campuses who have come out to improve the academic experiences and quality of campus life.”

To see the entire breakdown of our scoring, visit!

The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for students leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. The index is supported under Campus Pride Q Research Institution for Higher Education and as benefits from strategic partnerships with professional organizations in higher education and related LGBTQ nonprofit organizations. 

  • Phone: 704-277-6710 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST – Monday through Thursday

Center for Disease Control (CDC) and HIV Testing 

CDC provides free, fast, and confidential testing at various locations throughout Tampa. The website also provides services that can help locate facilities where one can buy condoms or PrEP.

Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resources Professionals

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is a member-based organization working towards the liberation of LGBTQ people in higher education. We support individuals  who work on campuses to educate and support people of diverse  sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racial justice framework.

Financial Aid for LGBTQ+ Students 

This section describes a number of scholarships available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. These scholarships offer a variety of criteria for eligibility. This is not an exhaustive list of all the possible sources of scholarships.

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

The Hotline offers free and confidential peer-counseling information, and local resource for cities and towns throughout the United States. The Hotline speaks with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationships concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information, and more.

  • Phone: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
  • Hours:  Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time (Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time)
  • Email:

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is values and respected regardless of sexual identity or gender identity expression. GLSEN also sponsors the National Day of Silence, which closes to two million students, teachers, and staff have been a part if on at least 3,029 school campuses across the country.  

•    Phone: 212-727-0135

•    Email: 

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

As America’s largest LGBTQ organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. HRC works to advance equality based on sexual identity, gender expression, and gender identity, to ensure that LGBTQ Americans can be open, honest, and sage at home, at work, and in the community.

Lambda 10 Project (Fraternity and Sorority Resources)

National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA) GLBT Knowledge Community  

National Center for Lesbian Rights  

The National Center for Lesbian Right is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. 

•    Phone: (415) 392-6257

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (NGLTF)

NGLTF remains the movement’s leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. Our Policy Institute, the community’s premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support to the struggle for complete equality. Headquartered in Washington, DC, they also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Cambridge. 

•    Phone: Miami Office 305-571-1924

Stop AIDS Project

STOP AIDS Project was founded in 1984 by concerted and frightened community members who invited others into their homes to discuss their fears and figure out how to protect each other in the early days of the aids epidemic.  

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The Trevor Helpline

The Trevor Project is the national provider of life saving resources to LGBTQ youth and their families. They advocate acceptance and help prevent teen suicide by promoting mental health and positive self-esteem through a premiere online destination, nationwide 24/7 call centers, and empowering social activities.

•    Phone: (866) 488-7386

Youth Pride, Inc.

YPI’s goals are to meet the social, emotional, and educational needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies through empowering programs of support, education, organizing, and advocacy, while working to change the homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic environment the live in. 

•    Phone: (401) 421-5626 


National Trans+ Resources

Fenway Health 

The transgender health program at Fenway helps to ensure quality informed care for trans-women, trans-men, gender-queer, affirmed men and women, and other who have health care needs unique to gender expressions and identities that may vary from societally imposed expectations.

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Center of Excellence for Transgender Health  

The mission of the center for Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming services for trans+ and gender-variant communities.

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Trans Youth Family Allies

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers, and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. 

•    Phone: 888-462-8932 (888-IMA-TYFA)


LGBTQ+ National Spiritual Resources

Rainbow Baptist (Southern)

Rainbow Baptist: support, information, and advocacy for LGBTQ Baptist and their families. 

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry

Pacific School of Religion, research, and resources, promoting leadership though education, serving, academics, faith, and LGBTQ Community. 

Ecumenical Catholic Community

Integrity USA (Episcopal)

Worship, fellowship, education, communication, outreach, and service to the church.   

Evangelicals Concerned, Inc. 

National network of gay and lesbian Evangelical Christians and friends.

Lutherans Concerned for North America

Employing the Gospel’s principles of inclusiveness and justice and celebrating God’s gifts of sexuality and diversity.

Metropolitan Community Church

Websites: (Tampa) & (St. Pete) 

Soulforce is a 20-year-old LGBTQI organization that works to sabotage Christian Supremacy and end the political and religious oppression of all marginalized people. With an ethic of relentless, nonviolent resistance, Soulforce sabotages Christian Supremacy through research and informed strategy; political and theological education; spiritual reclamation and community healing; and creative campaigns and direct action. 


An online magazine for LGBTQ Christians.


National Resources for LGBTQ+ People of Color

The Audre Lorde Project  

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians   

Zuna Instititue is a National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians that was created to address the needs of black lesbians in the areas of Health, Public Policy, Economic Development, and Education.

  • Phone: 916-207-1037


Ally Resources

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG is the United States' first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer.

Safe Schools Coalition   

A variety of articles and resources aimed towards helping allies better understand the LGBTQ+ community.