RESOURCE LIST for LGBTQ PEOPLE & FAMILIES Assembled by PFLAG Cape Cod, Updated 8/2017 (For transgender-specific resources, see drop-down menu)
SUPPORT GROUPS: PFLAG Cape Cod - for LGBTQ adults & family members/friends: Brewster: 3rd Monday of month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at First Parish Brewster/UU Church (1969 Main Street/Route 6A, Brewster) Falmouth: last Tuesday of month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Falmouth Jewish Congregation (7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth).
PFLAG Cape Cod - for Parents & Guardians of Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Youth (ages 2-22): (DISCONTINUED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Greater Boston PFLAG Support Groups – Visit www.gbpflag.org Lower Cape LGBT Seniors – Social group, meets 4th Fridays at Orleans Council on Aging Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Mid- Cape LGBT Seniors – Social group at Barnstable Senior Center. Donna Burns – 508-862-4750. LGBT Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at Barnstable Senior Center. Info: Donna Burns – 508-862-4750 AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod – Prevention & screening, and service to help people with HIV/AIDS lead healthy lives. Offices in Provincetown, Hyannis and Falmouth. (www.asgcc.org)
GENERAL LGBTQ SUPPORT RESOURCES: Pride Pages Cape Cod - The Pride Pages is a state-by-state annual print and online resource for locating LGBT friendly businesses and organizations throughout Cape Cod, the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, all of New England and beyond.www.pridepages.com
Trevor Project http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386). The only nationwide, 24 hour crisis & suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth.
It Gets Better Project (www.itgetsbetter.org) - A place where LGBT young people can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future.
LGBTQ Mental Health - A comprehensive guide by the National LGBT Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities within our community. The guide reveals the inconsistencies LGBTQ folk experience in healthcare comparatively, and outlines steps for health centers and organizations to help fight the stigma while providing options and support for our community.
LGBTQ Addiction Guide - A research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked - addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction - this in depth resource helps alleviate that stress by facilitating help in the form of useful information and support systems. https://addictionresource.com/addiction/lgbtq-community/
Human Right Campaign (www.hrc.org) - Largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT Americans. http://www.hrc.org/resources/category/transgender
Family Acceptance Project (www.familyproject.sfsu.edu) - A community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for LGBT youth.
SAGE (www.sageusa.org) - Services and advocacy organization for LGBT elders. National organization with 27 affiliates; closest is in Providence, RI.
Fenway Health Violence Recovery Program – Serves LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and police misconduct. Cape Cod Advocate: email@example.com LGBTQ Housing Discrimination by Jaleesa Bustamante - Covers your rights, steps to take, and discusses homelessness among LGBTQ youth. RESOURCES RELATED TO CHILDREN & YOUTH: Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students www.doe.mass.edu/ssce/lgbtq/ – Training, technical assistance and professional development to school staff. Parents unable to resolve school issues for their LGBTQ child email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THRIVE at CIGSYA – Support and socialization for LGBTQ youth age 12-22. www.cigsya.org
Matthew’s Place (www.matthewsplace.com) - Online community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24 - safe place to find support, fight against bullying, and have their voices heard.
GSA Network (www.gsanetwork.org) is a national youth leadership organization that strives to educate schools and communities, advocate for justice, and prevent harassment and violence.
LEGAL RESOURCES: National Center For Lesbian Rights (www.nclrights.org) -/advocates for legal rights and civil liberties of LGBTQ people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.
National LGBT Bar Association (http://lgbtbar.org) association of lawyers and legal professionals that works to promote justice from within the legal profession for the LGBT community.