LGBTQIA+ Community

Trans Lifeline:

Local Workforce Trainings & Education

Columbia University’s Engineering Boot Camp programs 39 LGBTQ+ STEM Innovators and Resources highlights inspiring, innovative individuals and organizations that have supported, celebrated, and/or made significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community

Resources for LGBTQIA+ Professionals in Tech

Trans Student Educational Resource
- The Gender Unicorn in multiple languages and a coloring book download. 

Respect(ED) Peer Education, provides resources, support, and advocacy for students working to implement peer education programs around consent and sexuality at their schools. developed a guide for personal pronouns

Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Service Standards for Healthcare Workforce: click on the link for a US H&HS free CLAS training that can be taken online in sections with CEUs.

Do you work in a healthcare setting and have little behavioral health background? Mental Health First Aid trains doctors, nurses, front desk staff and more how to recognize and respond to the signs of mental illness and addiction in both their co-workers and their patients.

Cupa-HR developed a facilitation guide on LGBTQ+ that contains tips, tools and conversation starters which can be adapted for team meetings or staff trainings. Full list of guides for other equity topics click here.

Learn How to Become Organization developed Transgender in the Workplace: A Career & Resource Guide for Employees & Employers
Trans poverty data.

Respectful Communication and Language

Forbes Magazine writes a short piece on "How To Use Gender-Neutral Language, And Why It's Important to Try" 

University of Maryland's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Equity Center presents guidance on "Good Practices: Inclusive Language"

University of Oregon Resources
- Trans Glossary 101 for terminology and definitions.
- Using Pronouns

Growing Up Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender is a resource guide intended for those in the teaching profession. Includes information on respectful communication, prejudice and discrimination, and gender identity.

Ally & Family Support Resources

Visit PFlag, the largest grassroots organization dedicated to helping parents, allies, and gender nonconforming people.

An Ally's Guide to Talking About: Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

Family Therapy: Multisystemic Therapy Model (MST)
- MST Overview Presentation
- MST Model Website

Family Therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Model
- Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy Techniques
- A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Family Therapy

Family Therapy: Family Centered Therapy (FCT) Model
- Development of Family Centered Treatment
- Family Centered Services of CT website with resources for parents and the community.

Support Groups
Visit the Gender Equity Center at Lane Community College for information on support groups.

NAMI Peer-Peer Support Group Classes.

LGBTQIA+ Community Resources

Center for Family Development: AFFIRM group is for gender non-conforming/transgender youth, ages 13-16 and is based around the Affirmative CBT model for therapy. This model teaches CBT skills to manage stressors unique to this population and the specific biases and issues youth face related to gender identity. Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 PM. This is an 8-week course and dates for 2021 will be released based on referrals and interest. Call 541-342-8437 for more information.

Transgender information on Medicare coverage
- General healthcare coverage guide

National Center for Transgender Equality - Transgender people must be aware of the particular risk for the coronavirus because of the several factors. Click on this link for a Trans People COVID guide.

Trans Legal Services Network members represent over 80 organizations across the country dedicated to providing name and gender change services or other legal services for trans people in their areas. Oregon members are listed below:
- Basic Rights Oregon 503.222.6151
- Outside In 503.535.3800

University of Oregon complied a list of Gender Change Resources

Trans*Ponder resource site
, browse the available trans/gender diverse friendly resources.

True Colors United Covid-19 Action and Resource Center: info on mental health, LGBTQ young people during this time, and more general resources

Ophelia's Place has 2020 online activities and workshops. Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing [email protected]. Activities are for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18. 

Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County has online support groups for self-identified men, women, and members of the queer community age 18 and older. 

44 Resources for LGBTQ+ College Students (

Ayuda para familias con hijos e hijas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgénero (Spanish Resources)

"Niños saludables con el apoyo familiar", folleto  escrito para familias con niños y adolescentes homosexuales y transgénero para ayudarles a brindar apoyo y reducir el riesgo de que sus hijos homosexuales o transgénero tengan serios problemas de salud física y mental cuando sean adultos. (A mental health guide for families with LGBTQIA+ youth).

Glosario de términos LGBT para equipos de atención a la salud (A glossary of LGBTQIA+ terms). 
This executive summary was developed by the Gender Nonconforming Populations task team and includes major conclusions and stress/loss points that this population has experienced due to COVID19.
Thank you hearts
Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and expertise to develop this toolkit for the community.
• Amanda McCluskey, HIV Alliance
• Dana Goodwin, Center For Family Development, Therapist
• Katherine Fisher, Oregon Family Support Network, Family Partner
• Kendra Wright, Lane County Behavioral Health, Peer Support
• Leilani Brewer, LaneCare
• Lucy Zammarelli, LaneCare
• Rustie Anderson, Center for Family Development
If you have suggestions or questions about this website please feel free to contact Lucy Zammarelli at (541) 520-4702 or at [email protected]