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KU Offices and Departments

KU Student Organizations

Hotlines

  • Headquarters Counseling Center — Our trained volunteer and paid staff improve the emotional well-being and safety of adults and children through readily available counseling, education, and information services.
  • KCAVP — The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a Missouri 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
  • Trans Lifeline —Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. This is a FREE helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.
  • GLBT National Help Center — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All of our services are free and confidential.
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Youth Talkine provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
  • The Trevor Project - leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Lawrence Links

  • Lawrence and Douglas County Health Department — Provides services for individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • PFLAG Lawrence/Topeka — This is the local chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
  • Lawrence High School Gay-Straight Alliance, Welcomes all LGBTQ, questioning and straight youth to talk about issues. Meets almost every Friday at 3:05 pm in the LHS Library, 1901 Louisiana Street Lawrence, KS 66046-2999 785-330-2391, e-mail Arla Jones.
  • Lawrence Queer Youth Voice - LQYV is a voice for trans* and queer youth in Lawrence, Kansas that provides a safe space and an outlet for youth activism. They have a drop-in center that meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and provide a variety of services completely led and run by youth.
  • NetworQ — NetworQ’s mission is to support, educate, and serve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community, their friends, families, and allies.

Kansas City Links

  • Kansas City Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Passages — Passages is Kansas City's only youth center dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth, and straight allies, operating now for over 23 years!
  • KCAVP — The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a Missouri 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
  • Camp — Camp is a bi-weekly newspaper for the LGBTQ and allied communities in greater Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri. They distribute copies of Camp inLawrence, Topeka and other cities in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. Copies are free.
  • Heartland Men’s Chorus — provides excellence in performance while advancing men’s choral music, building community, and reaching out to diverse audiences. The members of HMC have joined together for the purpose of making music as a not-for-profit, volunteer chorus of gay and gay-sensitive people who are making a positive cultural contribution to the entire community.
  • PFLAG KC  — Kansas City chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
  • Human Rights Campaign — Human Rights Campaign — Kansas City Steering Committee
  • The Ten Voice — The Tenth Voice is a LGBTQ radio program on Kansas City's KKFI (90.1 FM) Saturdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Difficult (but possible) to receive a signal in some parts of Lawrence.

Topeka Area Links

  • Topeka Transgender Alliance — meets in a very discrete location on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Thursday of each month. Email topekatgalliance@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Positive Connections - formed as the Topeka AIDS Project in 1985, is Kansas' oldest HIV/AIDS service organization. Serving Topeka and a 17-county region of rural Northeast Kansas, Positive Connections provides comprehensive services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as community education and outreach programs to prevent future infections. 

Kansas Links

  • Liberty Press — Kansas regional news magazine
  • Equality Kansas — Equality Kansas is a unified statewide group of fair-minded people who are determined to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP) - an organization that provides education to universities, community colleges, drug/alcohol treatment centers, YWCAs, Kansas Equality Coalition chapters, PFLAG chapters, human relations commissions, SRS offices, faith organizations, governmental entities, employers, independent living centers, and other interested organizations throughout Kansas; and to train interested persons as transgender educators, advocates, and leaders

Missouri Links

  • Vital Voice — St. Louis LGBTQ news
  • PROMO — Missouri state civil rights organization focused on LGBTQ issues

Other Midwestern Links

Understanding Gender, Sexuality, and the differences

Questions About Coming Out of the Closet

Transgender-Specific Resources

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Friends and Family Resources:

  • Gender Spectrum — Gender Spectrum Family is an organization dedicated to the education and support of families raising gender variant, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, crossgender, and transgender children and adolescents.
  • PFLAG TNET — PFLAG TNET focuses on support for transgender people and their parents, families, and friends; education on transgender facts and issues; and advocacy for equal rights for the transgender community at local and national levels.
  • COLAGE — COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
  • TYFA — TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality — The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, empowerment, and collaboration.

LGBTQ Online/Print Press and News

National and International Organizations

  • Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) — Support group for children of LGBTQ parents
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — National lobbying and political action organization
  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation(GLAAD) — Media monitoring organization
  • Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network(GLSEN) — Student and education network
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund — Legal support for LGBTQ issues
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights(NCLR) — A legal resource center
  • National LGBTQ Task Force — Activist organization
  • Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — Parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons
  • OutServe-SLDN — Legal support for LGBTQ military members
  • Soulforce — Interfaith nonviolent action group
  • The Mautner Project - improves the health of lesbians, bisexual, and transgender women who partner with women,and their families, through advocacy, education, research, and direct service.We envision a healthcare system that is guided by social justice and responsive to the needs of all people.
  • Democratic National Committee's GLBT Outreach — GLBT-oriented arm of the largest organization of Democrats.
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund(GLVF) — Organization that recruits and supports LGBTQ candidates.
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality — The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, empowerment, and collaboration.
  • ACLU — The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association — The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenderindividuals and health care providers.
  • OutRight Action International  — Formerly known as, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), OutRight Action International is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
  • International Foundation for Gender Education — The International Foundation for Gender Educationpromotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance ofAllPeople:Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie,Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!
  • American Veterans for Equal Rights — American Veterans for Equal Rights is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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