Other Resources, Local and National

Lexington

  • AIDS Volunteers of Lexington (AVOL): http://www.avolky.org
    AVOL provides education, testing, housing, and other support services for individuals in Lexington and Central Kentucky.
  • Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO): http://www.pcsoky.org
    The PCSO is an LGBTQ community center serving Lexington and Central Kentucky.
  • Lexington Fairness: http://www.lexfair.org
    Lexington Fairness is a community action group that focuses on grassroots advocacy, network building, and educational outreach.
  • PFLAG Central Kentucky: http://www.pflagcentralky.org
    PFLAG is a support group for individuals who identify as LGBTQ as well as allies to LGBTQ communities and family members of LGBTQ individuals. They meet weekly in Lexington.
  • TransKentucky: http://www.transkentucky.com/site/
    TransKentucky is a support, social, and resource group serving Lexington and the state of Kentucky as a whole. It is the mission of this group to provide a safe place for transgender individuals and people who feel they do not fit into the standard gender norms to express their true selves.
  • TransParent Lexington
    TransParent Lexington is a support and information-sharing group for parents of trans children. For more information on the group, contact Jeri Hahn at 859-230-0409 or Beth Scherfee at 859-940-3862.
  • Bluegrass Rainbow Faith Communities Directory 2021 edition is available here for download.
    This directory is compiled by a Lexington interfaith organization and highlights faith, religious and spiritual groups that would like to be known as LGBTQ* inclusive organizations. It is provided on this website as a resource that some individuals may find helpful. It does not constitute an endorsement of any group by the University of Kentucky. For questions about the directory, refer to the contact information inside the document.

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Association of LGBTQ Higher Education: http://www.kylgbtq.org
    The association exists to encourage, promote, and celebrate the work of Kentucky colleges and universities in serving LGBTQ people. Their vision is that every LGBTQ person on a Kentucky campus will be welcomed and included to fully participate in the life of their college or university.
  • ACLU of Kentucky: http://www.aclu-ky.org
    The ACLU KY is an advocacy group focused on protecting the civil rights of all Kentuckians.
  • Fairness Campaign: http://www.fairness.org
    Based out of Louisville, the Fairness Campaign seeks to dismantle oppression and build an inclusive community where all individuals are valued and empowered to reach their full potential.
  • JustFundKY: http://justfundky.org
    JustFundKY started in 2006 with the dual mission of reducing discrimination through high-profile public events showcasing the positive contributions of LGBT persons, and by funding the educational efforts of other organizations to increase awareness and understanding of the LGBT community.
  • Kentucky Commission on Human Rights: http://kchr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 344), and, through its affiliations with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforces federal civil rights laws.

National

  • The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
  • Committee on LGBT History: http://clgbthistory.org
    The Committee on Lesbian and Gay History was founded in 1979 to promote the study of homosexuality in the past and present by facilitating communication among scholars in a variety of disciplines working on a variety of cultures.
  • Bisexual Resource Center: http://biresource.net
    The BRC is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.
  • Campus Pride: http://www.campuspride.org
    Campus Pride is the leading national non-profit focused on fostering and assessing LGBTQ* friendliness at US colleges and universities.
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: http://www.lgbtcampus.org
    The combined vision and mission of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Their goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Offices/Centers.
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: http://www.glsen.org
    GLSEN is a leading national advocacy group focused on ending identity-based harassment and bullying in K-12 schools.
  • GLBT National Help Center: http://www.glnh.org
    The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) 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.
  • Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org
    The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
  • It Gets Better Project: http://www.itgetsbetter.org
    The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
  • National Black Justice Coalition: http://www.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.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: http://www.transequality.org
    NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people.
  • StoryCorps OutLoud: http://storycorps.org/outloud/
    StoryCorps recognizes the profound historical importance of capturing the stories of the LGBTQ community and the urgent need for this work to happen now. StoryCorps OutLoud is a multi-year initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories across America.