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These sites help you learn about the treatment of the LGBTQ Community, act to change it, or both.

Bisexual Resource Center

The Bisexual Resource Center works to connect the bi+ community and help its members thrive through resources, support, and celebration. We envision an empowered, visible, and inclusive global community for bi+ people.

In addition to supporting the bi+ community and their allies through resources, we support folks on a more personal level as well. Have a question or need to talk to someone about a bi+ issue? Peer support volunteers can answer questions via email, phone, and text. We also host in-person support groups in the greater Boston area, as well as virtual support groups that folks can join from anywhere!

Commission on LGBTQ Youth

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ youth advises others in state government on effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth. Our 50-member Commission and its staff:

  • Issue annual recommendations, which are available here
  • Work in partnership with 18 state entities
  • Hold community events and listening sessions

The Commission also produces the Safe Schools Program with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This program:

  • Provides training and technical assistance to schools across the state
  • Organizes the statewide network of Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs)
  • Works to make schools safer for all students

The Commission was originally founded in 1992 by Governor William Weld. The original Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth was designed to respond to high suicide risk among gay and lesbian youth in the Commonwealth. That original Commission transformed in 2006 into an independent state agency established by law. Today, we are the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth.

Fenway Health Transgender Health

At Fenway Health, we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse communities. Whether through our groundbreaking research in the health and wellbeing of trans people, our ongoing policy and advocacy work, or the care we provide in our own neighborhood, we work to embody our organizational mission and values through all we do with our trans and gender diverse communities.

Our integrated model of care is one example of how we continuously work to lower the barriers trans and gender diverse people face in accessing care. From their first day at Fenway Health, our providers are trained to provide all aspects of care through an affirming, trauma-informed model. We also consider hormone therapy to be a part of primary care, and all of our Internal Medicine and Family Medicine providers are happy to work with our patients towards their individual goals.

GLAD Answers for Bullying

Massachusetts has one of the strongest anti-bullying laws in the country.1 It has strict requirements that schools must follow to protect you and your peers from bullying, even where the bullying includes only words, rather than physical violence. Many of these requirements apply to all schools, whether public, private, or charter. If you are being bullied and your school is not protecting you, your school is not following the law.

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LGBTQIA+ Community and Allies Resource Guide in Massachusetts

This 50-page PDF put together by Riverside Community Care “contain[s] a guide for Supportive Resources for People who identify as LGBTQIA+, Parents, Family, Friends, and Allies.” Resources include “Community and Support Groups; Activism and Legal Assistance; and Clinical and Behavioral Support.”

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LGBT National Help Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of LGBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the LGBT National Hotline, the LGBT National Youth Talkline, and the LGBT National Senior Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

Pronouns Matter

Pronouns are used in every day speech and writing to take the place of people’s names. We frequently use them without thinking about it. Often, when speaking of someone in the third person, these pronouns have a gender implied. These associations are not always accurate or helpful.

Mistaking or assuming peoples’ pronouns without asking first, mistakes their gender and sends a harmful message. Using someone’s correct gender pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their identity.

The Rainbow Times

Boston-based, The Rainbow Times is the only minority-owned (partly women, partly Hispanic, partly transgender) publication dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Founded in 2006, The Rainbow Times has become New England’s largest LGBTQ newspaper. Through its bold reporting, the publication increases awareness of today’s LGBTQ issues, while addressing the intersectionality of multiple and shared identities within the LGBTQ community.

The Safe Zone Project

The Safe Zone Project is a free online resource for powerful, effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshops. The SZP is not any particular college’s resource center: it’s a resource we created for every college, university, organization, business, and community that wants to roll out safe zone trainings.

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The Stonewall Center

The Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst put together this broad list of local, state, and national resources including such things as Hotlines, Emergency Support and Bias Reporting, Area Support Groups, LGBTQ-Supportive Religious Groups.

T Buddy

TBuddy is the first 24 hour peer support service for transmasculine people by transmasculine people and was founded in 2017 as a means to mitigate suicide risks and depression by implementing continuous support. Due to the current attempted suicide rate among transmasculine people being 51% we realized action needed to be taken immediately.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

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