Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s largest LGBTQI+ advocacy and education organization. There are resources on the page to help you deal with bullying, to report discrimination, or to learn what programs and supports are available for transgender students. You can also learn more about school safety and legislative advocacy initiatives.
LGBTQI+ students can often have fewer resources than their privileged counterparts; due to perhaps having less support from their families, more demands on their expenses, and not filling out the FAFSA out of fear of discrimination and gender selection. Thus, this resource provides a comprehensive list of scholarships established for LGBTQI+ college students that are available from several public and private organizations, as well as individual donors.
GLAAD is an organization dedicated to promoting and ensuring accurate and inclusive representation of LGBTQI+ individuals and events in the media, as a means of removing LGBTQI+ discrimination.
HiTops is a nonprofit organization located in Princeton, New Jersey focused on offering proper sex education, mentor programs, and support groups for LGBTQI+ individuals. Tconnect is a support group for teenagers under the trans umbrella (ages 14-18) and First & Third is a support group for all LGBTQI+ individuals. In addition, Pride2Pride is a mentorship program that connects the younger generation of LGBTQI+ youth (8th-12th grade) with older mentors within the community.
Although HMI is mainly based in New York, there are many available resources for LGBTQI+ New Jersey Youth; such as scholarships, mental health resources, academic counseling, trans youth services, employment counseling, services for homeless youth, crisis intervention, resume writing, advocacy opportunities, cultural involvement, health counseling, etc. Currently the only LGBTQI+ organization contracted with the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization that provides support for the health and well-being of LGBTQI+ individuals (including their families and friends). PFLAG offers support, online learning programs, LGBTQI+ information, cultural events, support programs, a chapter network (over 400 chapters spanning the United States), scholarships and grants, and advocacy opportunities to LGBTQI+ individuals. A few programs move in and out of hiatus.
This guide ranks the top colleges in the country for LGBTQI+ students. The ranking combines Academic and Affordability Metrics along with the Campus Pride Index score.
GLSEN is a network focused on gathering concerned teachers, administrators, students and parents to work together to end the destructive effects of anti-gay bias in schools. GLSEN’s goal is to create school environments that value the differences of students to create a more impactful and cohesive community.
The Pride Center of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering LGBT+ individuals support, educational tools, mental health resources, free HIV testing, education resources, and cultural/social opportunities. There are support groups and activities every month.
Gender Spectrum provides people with information on varying resources for LGBTQI+, including medical, legal and policy, social service, etc. This organization is mainly centered on making an increased understanding of the LGBTQI+ community.
Equality Federation partners with state-based organizations to aid the LGBTQI+. Examples include Equality Florida, Freedom Oklahoma, and Basic Rights Oregon. The organization examines state-based LGBTQI+ issues such as workplace fairness, anti-transgender bathroom bans, HIV criminalization laws, conversion therapy, religious license to discriminate, etc. A useful feature of the site is the function of checking discrimination laws in each state.
HRC aims to advocate for the LGBTQI+ politically; specifically by mobilizing voters in diverse communities, advancing pro equality legislation, and educating the public about LGBTQI+ issues.
For further resources regarding LGBTQI+ health, the CDC has an itemized list for youth.
The Trevor Project focuses on providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to members of the LGBTQI+ community under the age of 25. The organization provides an LGBTQI+ only space and licensed specialists to help at risk LGBTQI+ people.
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