Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

Counseling Services
  • Talk to friends and/or family that you trust: Others can help by listening and supporting you.

  • Have time for self-expression: Whether it be art, dancing, or writing, make it part of your daily routine.
  • Call a support service for help: Don't hesitate to reach out to an expert who can listen, provide support, and help you stay safe.
  • Find the right counselor for you: Look for a counselor who makes you feel comfortable. You can switch until you do so there's no need to feel committed to anyone you mee
  • If possible, plan where you can go and who you will call if you feel afraid of the environment you’re in.
  • Call the police if you are in danger in your environment.


There are a variety of mental health and self-care resources available for LGBTQIA+ students. Please see the examples below as a helpful starting point.

  • The Network/La Red (TNLR): 24/7 hotline for survivors of partner abuse who identify as part of the LGBQ/T community, kink/BDSM community, or are polyamorous. 617.742.4911 or toll free 1.800.832.1901
  • The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQI People: If you are an LGBTQ young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or needing a safe and judgment-free place to talk.
    24/7 crisis line for LGBTQI people under 25: 1.866.488.7386
    24/7 chat or text START to 678678
    Online meeting space for LGBTQ youth ages 13- 24
    Click here for FAQs
  • oSTEM LGBTQIA+ and Mental Health Text Line: Text hotline for LGBTQIA+ people age 18. Text 1.313.662.8209 to speak with a qualified LGBTQIA crisis counselor.
  • Trans Lifeline Peer Support Hotline: Trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. 1.877.565.8860 (United States) 1.877.330.6366 (Canada)
  • Violence Recovery Program (VRP) at Fenway Health: Counseling and advocacy for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, bias/harassment (where students might fall if their home environment is feeling unsafe), and police misconduct. 617.927.6250 (Leave a voicemail after regular business hours.)
  • LGBT National Youth Talkline (Ages 23 and under): Free and confidential peer support for the LGBTQ community. Available Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST. Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST. 800.246.7743
  • LGBT National Hotline (All ages): Safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST, Sat 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST. 888.843.4564
  • Pride Institute 24/7 Hotline: A chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community. 800.547.7433
  • LGBTQ+ Psychotherapists of Color: A directory of psychotherapists who identify as LGBTQ+ people of color.
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network website: A directory of mental health practitioners who identify as Queer and Trans people of color.
  • them: A LGBTQ+ online publication that focuses mainly on the Black community and other communities of color.
  • Trans Women of Color Collective: Offers access to multiple funds, including a wellness fund for trans women of color to support leadership retreats, community events, dinners, and gatherings.
  • It Gets Better Project: Nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ youth around the globe.
  • Blavity: Social media and news site designed by Black LGBTQ+ millennials for Black LGBTQ+ millennials.
  • TrevorChat: Free, confidential, and secure instant messaging service that provides live help to LGBTQ youth.
  • PFLAG Worcester: Support group for parents, family, and friends of the LGBT community (18+). 774.402.8142
  • Fenway Health Helpline: Provides information, help, and referrals to LGBT callers. They also have a peer listening line.
    • LGBT Helpline (25+)
      Toll-free: 1.888.340.4528
      Monday – Saturday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET
    • Peer Listening Line (25 and under)
      Toll-free: 1.800.399.PEER
      Monday – Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET
  • Fenway Health - Syndey Borum Center: Provider of safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable getting help else. No one is turned away. 617.457.8140
  • PFLAG New Hampshire: Unites parents, families, friends, and allies with the LGBTQ+ community to move equality forward in the Granite State. Offers support groups in Concord, Manchester, and the Seacoast.
  • The Venture Out Project: Brings the queer community together to experience the beauty and fun of the wilderness. Trips are run by queer people for queer people and are open to people of all levels of experience in a safe and inclusive environment.

It Gets Better Project: Watch inspiring stories shared by people who may have been in similar situations.

Black Trans Travel Fund