Resources & Research

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

National Association of Lesbian & Gay Addiction Professionals
The NALGAP’s mission is to confront homophobia and heterosexism in the delivery of services to LBTQ people and to advocate for LBTQ-affirming programs and services.

Alcohol and Drug Information for LGBT Populations
Information on substance abuse, youth suicide, eating disorders and other health issues.

Counseling & Hotlines

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline
This national toll-free helpline provides free confidential information, referrals, crisis intervention and support to callers seven evenings a week.


Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Provides legal advice and support for people experiencing sexual orientation-based harassment and other discrimination.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
The pioneering national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy and public education.

Families & Friends

Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends.

Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition promotes the equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer families with children.


Family Acceptance Project (FAP)

The FAP uses a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.


National Lesbian Longitudinal Family Study (NLLFS)

Initiated by Nanette Gartrell, MD, the NLLFS examines the social, psychological, and emotional development of the children as well as the dynamics of planned lesbian families.


Lesbians & Bisexual Women

The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
Provides direct services to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers as well as advocacy for lesbian health issues in national and local arenas.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health, Education and Research Trust (LGBT HEART)
This group distinguishes itself from other LGBT-specific organizations by being the only organization to offer support on a national level to cultivate future clinicians and leaders in LGBT health care.

Lesbian Health Fund

LHF, a project of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), supports medical research in areas such as: rates and risk factors for cancers, infections, and diseases among lesbians, access to the health care system, mental health concerns of lesbians and their families, and many others.


Fenway Health

Located in Boston, Fenway Health works to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community by providing access to high quality health care, education, research, and advocacy.

Provides information and resources regarding sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases in women who have sex with women and furthers collective knowledge about lesbian STIs through research.

Provider & Physician Referral

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
National organization of 2,000 medical professionals, with a number of local groups of local LBTQ physicians and other clinicians in major metropolitan areas.

Safety & Violence

Gay and Lesbian Victims' Assistance Hotline
Assists all victims of anti-gay incidents and provides a centralized source of information and documentation.

LGBT Harassment: What It Is and What You Can Do

School Safety and Violence Prevention for LGBT Students

Interpersonal Violence in the LGBT Community – National Association of Social Workers

Intersex Health

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
An education, advocacy and peer support organization that works to create a world free of shame, secrecy and unwanted surgery for intersex people (individuals born with anatomy or physiology which differs from cultural ideals of male and female).

Transgender Health

National transgender educational and medical resource for M-to-F transsexual transition provided by medical, psychological and electrolysis specialists.

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (UCSF)

Transgender Health and HIV

Transgender Health and the Law

Center for Disease Control — Transgender Health Resources


The Trevor Project
1-886-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
A national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay or questioning youth. All calls are handled by trained counselors, and are free and confidential.


It’s imperative that lesbian health issues continue to be researched and then published for the larger scientific and health care community. Below is a partial list of resources and publications. Check back frequently, as we update this list.