LGBTQIA+ RESOURCE LIST
Below are Local (Tri-Cities, WA & Walla Walla, WA), Statewide, and Regional/National resources for the LGBTQ+ community. I am not sponsored by any of the following and cannot curate or moderate the content provided on these external links.
Tri-Cities, WA & Walla Walla, WA
BENTON FRANKLIN PFLAG
Benton Franklin Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays hosts monthly youth nights (ages 13-18) and monthly support groups (all ages, community members and allies welcome.) PFLAG also educates families and communities on sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBTQ issues. More info.
BLUE MOUNTAIN HEART TO HEART
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart works to promote public health and increase wellness among Walla Walla community members with advocacy, education, harm reduction, and support for individuals across a spectrum of chronic conditions, with a special emphasis on HIV prevention and care. More info.
COMMUNITY PRIDE WALLA WALLA
CPWW is a coalition of citizens, service providers and social organizations interested in local LGBTQIA+ issues. They build community, plan social events and to help spread awareness about LGBTQIA+ health needs. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm and can be messaged for the location. More info.
This all ages Crafting Club in the Tri-Cities holds social gatherings to work on projects in a safe and affirming space. More info.
Based in Walla Walla, the Haven Fellowship are an open and LGBTQIA+ affirming, multiethnic faith community in Walla Walla, WA. They seek to love God, love others, and do all the good we can in our community. More info.
OPEN DOOR FELLOWSHIP
Based in Walla Walla, Open Door Fellowship believes in connecting local LGTBQ+ folks to a spiritual community. They host and share local events that are LGBTQ+ affirming. More info.
PRISM @ WHITMAN
"PRISM is an organization for Whitman students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Asexual (LGBTQIA+). The group meets once a week as a social and support group while also providing an array of events, programs, and speakers for the Whitman Community." More info.
QUEER BOOK CLUB
The Queer Book Club brings readers together in the Tri-Cities to discuss material focusing on queer topics or characters. More info.
"A [Facebook] group looking to create a safe and welcoming community for all identities in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas." More info.
SQUAD @ CBC
"Support for Queers United with Allies Making a Difference (SQUAD) creates a safe space where everyone can be themselves without judgment and is a strong community on campus that promotes inclusivity and the needs of LGBT+ students." Contact advisors for specifics. More info.
TC LGBTQ+ DISCORD
This Discord server is for the Tri-Cities (and surrounding areas) LGBTQ+ community to hang out, chat, and get to know each other. Click to join.
TRANScend is a monthly soirée for trans folk and allies, meant to create acceptance and support in the Tri-Cities community. More info.
TRANSGENDER SUPPORT GROUP
Diversity Pride Center's Transgender Support Group provides a safe space for trans folks and allies to meet for support. The physical meeting location is in Kennewick but all meetings are currently virtual on Tuesdays. (All ages.) More info.
The Tri-Cities LGBTQ Facebook group brings the community together digitally. Local events and gatherings are often shared here. More info.
TRI-CITIES PRIDE FESTIVAL
Tri-Cities Pride Festival is a local non-profit group that holds yearly Pride celebrations and events. More info.
TRI-CITIES QUEER GARDENERS
"This is a gardening group that is dedicated to helping grow food security within the community, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community." More info.
TRIPLE POINT WALLA WALLA
"Children's Home Society of Washington's Triple Point of Walla Walla is a local group for LGBTQ youth and allies. Ages 13-18. Meets Tuesdays, 4-6 pm at CHSW." More info.
The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center at WSU Tri-Cities provides support and resources for students, staff, faculty, and alumnx. More info.
"University Pride seeks to work in tandem with Walla Walla University to create and maintain a Christian environment of equality, understanding, and harmony for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions by providing a safe and loving off-campus space [and] by organizing events to raise awareness and promote both diversity and community visibility." More info.
"API Chaya works to build skills within Asian Pacific Islander (API) LGBTIQ communities, raise the visibility of our community and concerns, and support survivors of violence through advocacy and safety planning." More info.
CAMP TEN TREES
"A residential youth summer camp for LGBTQ communities and their allies. Offers one-week outdoor camps in the spring, summer and fall. Summer camp programming is trans inclusive and trans celebratory. For campers ages 8-17. Volunteer opportunities for 18+." More info.
"Offers a toll-free legal advice hotline for low-income individuals in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income and more." By the Northwest Justice Project. More info.
COLUMBIA BASIN TRANS SUPPORT
This online support group on Facebook serves gender expansive folks who reside in the Columbia Basin region. More info.
GENDER JUSTICE LEAGUE
"A grassroots activist collective that focuses on community building, leadership development, education and advocacy. They host Seattle Trans Pride, Gender Justice Awards, and Say Her Name Legal Clinics." More info.
The Lambert House, based in Seattle, "is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 11-22." They also have an online resource and event page for LGBTQ+ youth. More info.
"Builds power among LGBTQ communities and allies in Washington through community organizing, education, advocacy, and developing grassroots leadership. Their Trans Advocate Program is for trans and gender non-conforming workers whose labor rights have been violated." More info.
NORTHWEST 2-SPIRIT SOCIETY
"This group is open to those who identify as Two-Spirit and our valued Allies. Two-Spirit are those who are Aboriginal/First Nation/Native American/ American Indian/Alaskan Native, Metis, Inuit and Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/ Transgender. Provides cultural and ceremonial support to two spirit people, especially young people and their families." More info.
RESONANT RELATIONSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP
"We are starting a scholarship fund to pay for mental health therapy for Black folx who could not otherwise pay for these services." Based in Seattle. More info.
SEATTLE GENDER CLINIC
The Seattle Gender Clinic at Children's Hospital provides affirmative care for transgender youth, including looking into options for puberty blockers and hormone replacement therapy. More info.
THE NW NETWORK
"The NW Network offers a wide range of supports to [LGBTQ] youth and young adults (13-24) around issues of violence and crime, such as dating violence, bullying, hate violence, physical and sexual assault, exploitation, theft, police harassment and experiences in the sex trades. Centering youth empowerment and self-determination, we work with queer and trans youth to develop healthy relationship skills and stronger support networks." More info.
"TransFamilies.org is operated by people who are transgender or who have spouses or children who are trans or gender diverse. They provide private consultation services to parents and trainings and policy recommendations to schools, law firms, PTAs, churches, and other non-governmental organizations, as well as weekly support group meetings in Washington." More info.
The WA State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's site keeps current on the rights of students and provides education around LGBTQ+ topics. More info.
"Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to embrace all families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students." More info.
YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE
Resource list for LGBTQ+ youth in the foster care system in WA state. More info.
Pacific Northwest & USA
"Asexual Visibility and Education Network hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike." More info.
BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE
"Our mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV." More info.
DIVERSE ELDERS COALITION
"The Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people." More info.
"The Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of people in jail and immigration detention. We post bond to secure the safety and liberty of low-income individuals in U.S. jails and immigration facilities, with focus on LGBTQ people." More info.
"Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-diverse people, their loved ones, and professionals who serve them." More info.
This organization provides online support groups for youth, caregivers, and families. They also provide training and consultation for clinicians, professionals, organizations/agencies, etc. More info.
"Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment." They have info and resources for schools working with Kindergarten through 12th grade. They also provide a “Safe Space” kit for schools. More info.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
"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." More info.
"interACT uses innovative legal and other strategies, to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits." Their site also provides information about what it means to be intersex and a list of resources. More info.
LATINO EQUALITY ALLIANCE
"The mission of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community. As a non-profit organization with a strong focus on family acceptance, LGBT equality, and immigration reform; LEA engages Latina/o LGBT community leaders and organizations in direct action organizing to address issues of bullying, homophobia, xenophobia, family separation, violence against youth, homelessness, high health risk behaviors, and HIV/AIDS." More info.
LEAD WITH LOVE
Are you wondering what to do if your child has just told you they are not straight? Lead with Love (2010) is a 36 minute film that walks you through "grief", concerns, and how to move forward. More info.
LGBT AGING CENTER
This National Resource Center provides resources for aging LGBTQ+ individuals, such as a hotline, programming, and more. More info.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANS EQUALITY
"The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice." More info.
NATIONAL QUEER AND TRANS THERAPISTS OF COLOR NETWORK
"An interactive digital resource that helps QTPoC locate QTPoC mental health practitioners across the country." This directory currently lists over 140 clinicians around the US. More info.
NW CHRONICALLY ILL & DISABLED...
"This group [NW Chronically Ill & Disabled Trans & Queer folks for Disability Justice!] is for radical chronically ill, neuroatypical, deaf, and disabled queer and/or trans folks living in Oregon and Washington. This is an open discussion forum with a focus on radical queer, trans, and disability justice and politics." More info.
The Pride Foundation provides scholarship and grant opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals and projects in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Their goal is to advance equality in the Northwest. More info.
"Queer Nature is a queer-run nature education and ancestral skills program serving the local LGBTQ2+ community. We recognize that many people, including LGBTQ2+ people, have for various reasons not had easy cultural access to outdoors pursuits, especially ‘survival skills’ like bushcraft, tactical skills, and (ethical) hunting." More info.
"SDA Kinship is the only organization for current or former Adventists who identify as LGBTIQ+. Kinship is not a change-oriented ministry. Our mission is to create a safe community for those who find us." More info.
THE TREVOR PROJECT
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ individuals through texting, a hotline, and other venues. More info.
TRANS STUDENT EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
"Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. ... Our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. " More info.
UCSF TRANSGENDER CARE
UCSF's site outlines Gender-Affirming Care for trans folks, including topics like: considerations for youth, safe ways to change appearance, common health concerns, and what to expect when starting hormones or having different surgeries. More info.