We offer some general resources and links on this page. You may find these interesting and useful. We will try to include some insightful less-known websites. [These websites are not maintained by us so we are not responsible for the content of the websites in these links.]
http://www.leadwithlovefilm.com/ This is the website for a 35-minute documentary, Lead with Love, based on the research of David Heubner, Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. The goal of the film is “to provide comfort, information, and guidance for parents who have recently learned that their son or daughter is lesbian, gay, or bisexual.”
http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/home The Family Acceptance Project, directed by Caitlyn Ryan,”is the only community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness – in the context of their families.” This website also includes a short documentary produced by the project.
http://mcclellandinstitute.arizona.edu/crossroads Steven Russell, Professor at the University of Arizona, is part of the Crossroads Collaborative team. “The Crossroads Collaborative includes University of Arizona (UA) faculty and students and two youth-oriented community partners, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and YWCA Tucson. The collaborative is dedicated to advancing research, graduate training, public conversation, and ultimately social change in the area of youth, sexuality, health, and rights.”
http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/ The Williams Institute “advances sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high quality research with real-world relevance.”
http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/index.aspx The American Psychological Association Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Office (LGBTCO) “works to advance psychology as a means of improving the health and well-being of LGBT people, as a means of increasing understanding of gender identity and sexual orientation as aspects of human diversity, and as a means of reducing stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and violence toward LGBT people.”
http://www.nqapia.org/ The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations. NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.
http://nbjc.org/ The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, the National Black Justice Coalition has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between straight and LGBT people and communities.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCANWGsEdc Voices of Witness: Out of the Box is a 27 minute “groundbreaking documentary giving voice to the witness of transgender people of faith courageously telling their stories of hope, healing and wholeness.” This documentary is an Integrity USA production and features interviews with members of the Episcopal church. Very interesting conversation starter.
CUPPLES Project Since 2002, the CUPPLES Project has been contacting and obtaining information from same-sex couples who obtained civil unions in Vermont during that first year, same-sex couples in their friendship circles who did not have civil unions at that time, and heterosexual married siblings and their spouses. For more information, go to http://cupplesstudy.paloaltou.edu
We also offer the following links for anyone experiencing any distress, or if you are interested in learning more about resources for LGBT people, please contact one of the following organizations:
- National crisis hotline web page: http://www.allaboutcounseling.com/crisis_hotlines.htm
- Web page that gives information about LGBT community centers across the U.S.: http://www.lgbtcenters.org/
- Web page of the National Coalition for LGBT Health: www.lgbthealth.net<http://www.lgbthealth.net>
- Web page that provides general health information for LGBT people: http://www.lgbthealthchannel.com/
- National resource for suicide hotlines: http://suicidehotlines.com/ or call 1-800-SUICIDE
- Web page that lists programs that address violence against LGBT people: http://www.hrc.org/issues/hate_crimes/hate_crimes_resorcesandpublications.asp National Gay and Lesbian Hotline: http://www.glnh.org/ or call 1-888-843-4564<tel:1-888-843-4564>
- Rape, Incest, and Abuse National Network: http://www.rainn.org/ or call 1-800-656-HOPE
- Trevor Project: Trained counselors are available 24/7 to support any young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386 or go to http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ for livechat.