Additional LGBTQ+ Resources
This page provides additional resources local to UWF as well as national resources for anyone in the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBT Initiatives - A list of helpful terms, definitions, and explanations on gender, identity, sexual orientation, gender expression and the LGBT community from the UWF Department of Equity & Diversity.
Lambda Coalition - The UWF Lambda Coalition is an organization of queer and trans students and their allies. They are dedicated to the establishment of a campus environment free of prejudice and oppression based on sexual orientation and gender. They advocate through campaining, fundraising, organizing, and education through discussion. Lambda Coalition provides a safe space for all UWF queer and trans students and teaches allies how to uphold safe zones in other spaces.
"Am I Gay?" - A Guide For People Who Question Their Sexual Orientation by Richard H. Reams, Ph.D.
The American Psychological Association (APA) - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender concerns - This web page provides information on the meaning of terms including sexual orientation, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, and coming out. It also provides information on identifying one's sexual orientation, the coming out process, why "conversion" therapy is flawed, and why homosexuality is not an emotional or mental problem.
YouthResource is a web site by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. It takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth. It also provides information, education, support, and advocacy efforts that support GLBTQ youth.
Gay America is a website that provides ways to connect to the GLBTQ community in various cities across the United States.
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an organization that promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, and their families and friends through:
- Support - to cope with an adverse society
- Education - to enlighten an ill-informed public
- Advocacy - to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults.
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) - The mission of SAGE is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.