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Counseling Services: LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ is an initialism that refers to the following:

Lesbian     Gay     Transgender     Bisexual     Queer or Questioning

People often use LGBTQ+ to refer to all the communities included in the "LGBTTTQQIAA": 

Lesbian                          +Pansexual
Gay                                +Agender
Bisexual                         +Gender Queer
Transgender                  +Bigender
Transexual                     +Gender Variant
2/Two-Spirit                    +Pangender
Queer
Questioning
Intersex
Asexual
Ally

(Information from OK2BMe.ca)

See below for more LGBTQ+ education, information, and resources - both local and nationwide.

Local Resources

 

      Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

The Milwaukee LGBT Center is dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQ people and to making the Greater Milwaukee area safer and more inclusive. They focus on anti-violence, healthy relationships, counseling, Youth & Elder Adult programming, and more.

 

    The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin focuses of empowering SE Wisconsin to create a safe and inclusive home for LGBTQ+ communities.

National Resources

 

      Gay Straight Alliance Network
"GSA's overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression."

       GLAAD
"GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love."

      It Gets Better Project
The mission of the IGB Project is to give LGBT youth across the world hope that things do get better. The organization provides both inspiration and resources, including pledges and education videos.

 

 LGBT National Help Center
"Serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning community by providing free & confidential peer-support & local resources"

      PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
"PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed." 

 

       Trans Lifeline

"Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community."

 The Trevor Project
"With suicide rates noticeably higher among LGBTQ youth than their straight peers, the mission of The Trevor Project is incredibly important. By providing a 24/7-crisis intervention service, online community, and educational programs, the organization seeks to be both life saving and life-affirming."