#GeekyandQueer Resources

As a Queer Geek I aim to share my knowledge and resources that may assist others in the community. Here are just a few resources that I’ve collected. If you have more suggestions, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.

Online

Rainbow Book List - “The Rainbow Book List is created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. Originally a joint project between the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtable and the Social Responsibilities Round Table, the Rainbow Book List presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age. To learn more about the committee, visit the Rainbow Book List Committee homepage.”

Prism Comics – “Prism Comics is the leading non-profit, all-volunteer organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual and LGBTQIA-friendly comic books, comics professionals, readers and educators. In the 80’s and 90’s LGBT comics and creators were often marginalized. In 2003 a small group of comics fans and professionals gathered together to form Prism Comics – an organization and website where LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comics creators could network and share their comics and readers could find works that spoke directly to their experiences and lives.”

Riot Nrrd – “This is an ever-expanding list of links to nerd stuff, queer stuff, girl stuff, radical stuff, and queer girl nerd radical stuff. Preferably stuff made BY and FOR instead of just ABOUT. I may reorganize this in the future. Submit suggestions in blog comments, or over at twitter or email: rj at riotnrrdcomics dot com.”

Recovery Within Reach LGBTQ+ Resources – “Since the Stonewall uprising in 1969, gay and lesbian individuals have protested against being misunderstood, mistreated, and shunned by a large part of the American society (Newton, 1994). Historically, this population has been misdiagnosed; side stepped, and despairingly researched. Resources and social services afforded heterosexuals have not only been withheld, but largely ignored with respect to LGBTQI needs and supports. Only recently has this begun to change and ebb positive toward a more equal basis in treatment.”

ACLU - “For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

Planned Parenthood - “Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.”


National Helplines

The Trevor Project - “Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”

GLBT National Help Center – “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. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, we operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the GLBT community in the United States, with 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call: 1-800-273-8255 “We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.”


Portland, OR

Outside In – “Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. We are…

  • Service providers and advocates.

  • Experts in understanding adolescents.

  • A Federally Qualified Health Center.

  • A licensed Mental Health Agency.

  • Leaders in serving LGBTQ youth.”

Q Center – “The center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building.

  • We value families premised on love and commitment.

  • We value the strength, capabilities and goodness of LGBTQ people.

  • We value our allies and advocates.

  • We value the education, empowerment and well-being of our communities.

  • We value leadership and positive role models.

  • We value our similarities and embrace our differences.

  • We value full inclusion, respect and equality.

  • We value financial strength and long-term viability.”

TransActive Gender Center – “TransActive Gender Center provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.”