LOCAL RESOURCES

Outfront MN

OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.

Our focus areas include: Community Organizing & Coalition Building, Public Policy, Anti-Violence, Law, Education & Training, Youth and Schools Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Network

Reclaim

At RECLAIM, we work to provide financially and culturally accessible care to queer and trans youth and their families, as well as continue to train practitioners and partner in community to create systems of change at the intersection of gender and racial justice.

Pride Institute

Provides information and treatment for sexual health, mental health and addictions treatment.

Services: PHP, IOP and Residential

Meridian Behavioral Health: Latitudes

Latitudes is a LGBTQ facility designed to meet the specific substance abuse and mental health needs of the LGBTQ community. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Latitudes is more than a treatment center, it’s a place for men and women, 18 years of age and older, to transform into the people they’ve always strived to become. A place where fear is replaced with hope and recovery becomes a reality. By incorporating a full spectrum of evidence-based treatment models and partnering with LGBTQ-specific community partners, Latitudes is able to provide the right kind of opportunities to make lasting change possible. Each person who enters into Latitudes will work closely with an individual counselor as well as in groups to build healthy new ways of leading a healthy lifestyle.

MNLGBTQ HealthHub

Need a doctor you know you can trust? Worried a therapist won’t use your correct pronouns? Looking for specific services? We can help you get started. The Minnesota LGBTQ+ Directory is a vetted listing of providers who specifically support the LGBTQ+ community and/or are trained to affirm queer people as they seek services. The directory includes professionals offering social services and alternative or integrative care as well as traditional medicine. It covers providers in Minnesota only, but can be used by people throughout our region. Start here to search for providers of expert, sensitive care.

Rainbow Health MN (Formerly JustUs Health)

The mission of Rainbow Health is to work for equitable health care access and outcomes for people who experience injustice at the intersection of health status and identity.

We center individuals and communities at risk of and living with HIV or facing barriers to equitable health care access and outcomes because of their identity as gender, sexual, and/or racial minorities.

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.

Bisexual Organizing Project

BOP (Bisexual Organizing Project) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered in Minnesota that serves the Upper Midwest. We are committed to building the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community through regular events and the yearly national BECAUSE conference. BOP is welcoming and inclusive of everyone, including but not limited to people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, sexes, relationship orientations, ethnicities, abilities, religions, and political affiliations.

BOP also works in partnership with other groups and individuals in the Upper Midwest who are organizing events serving bisexual and other non-monosexual communities.

NAMI MN

Support groups for LGBTQ+ community, fact sheets/information, local and national resources/organizations.

Quatrefoil Library

Quatrefoil Library began in a closet, and much like many of its patrons, it burst out in a blaze of rainbows and glitter. It’s now a public space, open to all, and tons of queer literature has been saved from erasure, preserved by the volunteers who keep the library going.

It’s what we’re known for, but we’re so much more. For decades, the library has stood as a gathering point for those in the queer community. It increasingly has become seen as a community event space for the LGBTQIA+ community in Minneapolis/St. Paul and beyond.

The library hosts meetings, book author readings, and countless clubs — including a Queer Dungeons and Dragons meet up! The community room is frequented by countless organizations, and we’re always finding new ways to broaden this engagement.

We’re not just a library. We’re a space where it’s safe to be unapologetically trans, bi, lesbian, gay, or any other identity on the spectrum.

TC Pride

Our mission is to empower every LGBTQ+ person to live as their true self. We envision a future where all LGBTQ+ people are valued and celebrated for who they are.

TC Pride Magazine

Twin Cities Pride Magazine (TCPM) is a quarterly publication dedicated to telling the stories of Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ community. Its June issue also serves as the official Pride Guide for the festivities surrounding Twin Cities Pride Weekend.

Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ Mental Health Providers’ Professional Network

The MN LGBTQ+ Therapists’ Network (The Network) was established in 1988 as a grass-roots group of LGBTQIAPGE2S mental health professionals who wanted a way to safely network, support and educate each other and the community about issues related to LGBTQIAPGE2S mental health and wellness.

U of M The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life provides education, advocacy, outreach, and support to students, staff, faculty, alum and community members.

We strive to create a campus climate where more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality foster a sense of belonging for all.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

The Trevor Project

Hotline for help for young people

Free training curriculum for middle school and high school LGBTQIA

The Association for LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists

What We Do: Publish a quarterly newsletter (free to members), Publish the quarterly Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, the official journal of AGLP, and provide a free subscription for all full, associate, early career, and medical student members, Conduct a full schedule of seminars and discussion groups concurrent with the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA); Sponsor several awards honoring the accomplishments of people and organizations that contribute to the well-being of the LGBTQ community; Sponsor social gatherings and a hospitality suite at the annual meeting of the APA and other psychiatric meetings; Work within the APA to influence policies relevant to the lesbian and gay community; Collaborate with other organizations of gay and lesbian physicians and mental health professionals; Provide referral services for lesbian and gay patients; Assist medical students and residents in their professional development; Encourage and facilitate the presentation of programs and publications relevant to gay and lesbian concerns at professional meetings; and Serve as liaison with other minority and advocacy groups within the psychiatric community.

National LGBTQ Taskforce

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. Join us!

Human Rights Campaign

Get Insured – Affordable Care Act Resources for the LGBTQ Community

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a global non profit that reaches millions of young people each year through inspiring media programming, educational resources, international affiliates in 20 countries plus the United States, and access to an arsenal of community based service providers.

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.

BOOKS

  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities By Mady G & J.R. Zuckerberg

  • A Queer History of the United States By MIchael Bronski

  • The Pink Line By Mark Gevisser

  • Stonewall By David Carter

PODCASTS

  • Making Gay History

  • One From the Vaults

  • LGBTQ&A

  • Nancy

  • Getting Curious

  • Food 4 Thot

  • Hoodrat to Headwrap

  • To L and Back: An L Word Podcast

  • Queerology

  • Queersplaining

  • Still Processing

  • Las Culturistas

  • Strange Fruit

  • The Deviant’s World

  • History is Gay

  • Lovett or Leave It

  • Queery

  • For the Girls

  • Wanna Be on Top?

  • Your Queer Story

  • Dead for Filth

  • Bad with Money

  • The Read

  • Keep It

  • Disability After Dark

  • Fanti

  • Gender Reveal

  • Queering Desi

  • Gleewind

  • Buffering the Vampire Slayer

  • Marti Talks