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Equality Health Center is committed to providing comprehensive, supportive, individualized health care and health information to individuals with diverse expressions of gender and sexuality. We understand that sexual and gender identities exist within a broad spectrum and individuals within this diverse spectrum may have unique health care needs requiring experienced and supportive healthcare providers. Our clinic offers a safe environment that is open and affirming. We promote health and wellness by providing accurate medical information and the resources needed to make informed decisions. We will always respect your need for privacy and confidentiality.
Referrals are available for counseling with EHC’s Behavioral Health Specialist, as well as outside referrals for addiction treatment and other services we are unable to provide here.
Services that we provide are:
In spite of significant gains, it is still challenging to be LGBTQ in the U.S.
Becoming an ally to transgender and gender nonconforming people
www.GLBThotline.org/transteens The GLBT National Help Center is a 20 year-old non-profit organization, which operates the GLBT National Youth Talkline. The Trans Teens Online Talk Group is a live, moderated group chat for trans youth ages 12 thru 19, operating each Wednesday from 4-6 pm, pacific time. This new program is designed to be a safe place that allows trans youth to talk freely about concerns and issues, with others their own age, providing support for one another, and helping each other know they are not alone.
www.lgbthealtheducation.org National LGBT Health Education Center
GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.
PFLAG-NH “PFLAG promotes health & well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through support to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure civil rights.”
Center of Excellence for Trans Health “Increasing access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for transgender and gender-variant communities”
Human Rights Campaign is a nationwide org. which advocates on behalf of LGBTQ Americans for equality on a federal government level. I must add that there is some controversy over the HRC track record on trans inclusivity in legislation (while it appears HRC is working to improve their record, many transgender and gender non-conforming advocates think that the HRC does not do them justice)
The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner-abuse in LGBT,BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities.
SAGE: Services and advocacy for LGBTQ elders
Advocates for Youth: Excellent sexual health resource for individuals of all gender expressions and sexual orientations.
COLAGE: Youth-focused network of people with LGBTQ parents “Living in a world that treats our families differently can be isolating or challenging. By connecting us with peers who share our experiences, we are able to become strong advocates for ourselves and our families.”
Accredited Schools Online: LGBTQ Student Resources & Support Center
Affordable Colleges Online has taken on the responsibility of educating students, specifically the LGBTQ community, on the negative impacts of cyberbullying by creating an in depth guide on the matter. The guide includes resources available to college students dealing with bullying, a spotlight on the different forms of cyber bullying, and a breakdown on the effects of bullying.
GLSEN: GLSEN is an organization that works to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression in K-12 schools. Its website has resources for students as well as for educators.
OutCare Health: OutCare is the nation’s comprehensive resource for LGBTQ+ healthcare offering provider and healthcare resource directories, mentorship, medical education reform, and cultural competency training. OutCare’s most notable endeavor, the OutList, is an online, nationwide directory of healthcare providers who identify as culturally competent in the care of the LGBTQ+ community.
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Hotlines:
If you are having a clinical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.
Trevor Suicide Prevention Line www.thetrevorproject.org 1-866-488-7386 24 hours/day “Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQQ youth”
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) 1-800-273-8255
GLBT National Help Center 1-888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline (up to age 25) 1-800-246-7743 M- F 4–12 p.m. & Sat 12–5 p.m. Eastern time
National Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY, text 66008, 24 hours/day
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 TDD: 1.800.787.3224
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Legal Services and Human Rights Issues Here in New Hampshire:
NHLA www.nhla.org Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income people in civil matters involving basic needs, including food, shelter, and medical care (several outreach locations inNH) Concord 1-800-921-1115 & 603-223-9750
Lawyer Referral Service (for individuals who can afford to pay for legal services) 603-229-0002
NH Bar Modest Means Legal Program (for low-income individuals) 603-715-3290 https://www.nhbar.org/lawyer-referral-service/modest-means-legal-program/
NH Bar Pro Bono Program (for individuals who cannot afford legal services) 603-224-5387
Legal Advice and Referral Center provides free legal advice and referrals to low-income individuals with family law, local welfare and housing issues 800-639-5290 www.nhlegalaid.org/about/legal-advice-and-referral-center
www.nhclu.org NH Civil Liberties Union provides representation for those whose rights have been violated and challenges laws that infringe on individual freedom 603-225-3080
National Legal Organizations that work for LGBTQ rights:
www.glad.org New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender & identity expression
www.lambdalegal.org “Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”
www.transgenderlegal.org “Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity & expression and to achieving equality for transgender through public education, direct legal services and public policy efforts.”