LGBTQ and Gender-Variant Resources
Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group
Healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable and affirming of LGB and transgender people, their partners, and families. Includes a directory of medical and mental health referrals and links to resources.
National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training, and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generation of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.
Time Out Youth
Time Out Youth Center offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 11-20.
Transcend Charlotte is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote authenticity, connection, and social justice for transgender individuals and all people impacted by oppression and/or trauma. Their goal is to educate individuals, groups, agencies, and communities on topics misunderstood by the majority culture as well as provide support groups, basic needs services such as their TransCloset, referral services in building a strong network with other providers, and host events to build community bonds. They do this in hopes of reducing isolation, suicide rates, homelessness, and other poor outcomes for those struggling because of their minority status or traumatic experiences.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is an international interdisciplinary professional organization that brings together diverse professional dedicated to developing best practices and supportive policies worldwide that promote health, research, education, respect, dignity, and equality for transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant people in all cultural settings.
Through like-minded identity mentorship and building of community support, 41percent fosters human connections and understanding for trans* adults and their loved ones who feel alone, misunderstood, and at-risk of becoming among the 41% who attempt to take their life. They provide an online matching tool to pair experienced and emotionally stable trans*folk/loved one with another trans* person/loved one of similar demographics, identities, and experiences. They enter into a structured mentorship supported by professional volunteers and staff.