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Resources from the LGBT Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Resources

As a Center, we recognize the need to provide resources to our community that are both inside and outside of Cornell. With this in mind, we have attempted to provide an array of resources internal and external of Cornell. Please help us continue building this list as more resources become available. If you believe we should add something to our website, please e-mail us at lgbtrc@cornell.edu.

General Resources: Cornell University

Health and Wellness

Cornell Health

SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault - Response and Education)

Cornell Caring Community

Bias Reporting Form

Report Hazing @ Cornell

Academic and Administrative

Women's Resource Center (WRC)

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies 

Human Sexuality Collection

Weill Cornell Medical College LGBT Support

Advocacy for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Communities Clinic

Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI)

Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE) - Graduate School

Asian and Asian American Center (A3C) 

Cornell Career Services: LGBT Career Resources

Local & Regional Resources

Ithaca Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Task Force
The Task Force was incorporated to encourage an awareness of issues affecting LGBT people. The Task Force continues to work toward the elimination of prejudice and discrimination, and toward improving relationships and understanding among and between lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual people.

The Advocacy Center
Provides supportive services to youth and adults in Tompkins County New York who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence. Services include: 24 hour hotline, emotional support, help with police or courts, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, and emergency shelter.

Southern Tier AIDS Program
Services focus on the health and well-being of HIV+ persons and incorporate a harm reduction perspective and recognize that behavior change is a gradual process.

Out for Health
Provides healthcare information, education and outreach in an LGBT friendly setting. Out for Health is part of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes - LGBT Health and Wellness Project. Provides local trans* resources as well.

Gay Alliance
The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is a Champion for LGBTQ Life and Culture. We envision a future where all members of the greater Rochester LGBTQ communities, at all stages of their lives, are free to be fully participating citizens, celebrating their lives in which they are safe, stable and fully respected.

Tompkins County LGBT Youth Group
Contact Maureen Kelly at maureen.kelly@ppsfl.org or (607) 216-0021 x134.

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Ithaca-Cortland
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBT persons, their families and friends by providing an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity.Interfaith Center on Sundays 4:00 p.m.7 Calvert StreetCortland, NY 13045

Welcoming Congregations

National Resources & Organizations

This page contains links to national resources and organizations that focus on issues of sexuality and gender, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally issues. Please contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

Accredited Online Colleges LGBT College Guide

Affordable Colleges Online LGBTQ College Student Guide

Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) 

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

OutServ - SLDN 

Bisexual Resource Center

Campus Pride

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

Human Rights Campaign

Intersex Society of North America

Lambda Legal 

Matthew's Place

National Center for Lesbian RightsNational Center for Transgender Equality 

National Coalition for LGBT Health 

National LGBTQ Taskforce

Online Colleges Guide - Choosing an LGBTQ Friendly College

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Quit Day - LGBT Tobacco Support

The Trevor Project 

National AIDS Hotline (800) 342-2537 (AIDS)

Federal Organizations & Resources

This page contains links to federal/legal resources and organizations that focus on issues of sexuality and gender, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally issues. Please contact the LGBT Resource Center (lgbtrc@cornell.edu) if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

US Department of Justice
The mission of the U.S. Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. The Civil Rights Division is committed to the full enforcement of our nation’s civil rights laws to combat discrimination in all its forms – including discrimination against LGBT individuals. The Division defends the rights of LGBT Americans by ensuring nondiscrimination in employment, education, housing, lending, and credit, and by prosecuting hate crimes to the fullest extent of the law. This document discusses some of the highlights of this work.

U.S. EEOC
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Recent events, including the filing of two EEOC lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees and an amicus brief in the 7th Circuit related to coverage of sexual orientation, have triggered increased interest about protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals under federal employment-discrimination laws. The information below highlights what you should know about the EEOC's enforcement efforts in this area.

Health and Human Services (HHS)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS is responsible for almost a quarter of all federal outlays and administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. HHS works to improve the health and well-being of all Americans, including those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT). This includes ensuring that LGBT Americans, families, and communities receive equal access to health services; providing enhanced resources for LGBT health issues; developing better information regarding LGBT health needs; and working to close the LGBT health disparities gap that currently exists.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resources on the LGBT population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA helps community health centers improve the health of LGBT populations. Supported through a cooperative agreement with The Fenway Institute, the Center consults with health centers and is developing curricula focused on caring for LGBT people. Fenway Health is a HRSA-supported health center and one of the largest health centers focused on LGBT health.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is one of the eight Offices of Minority Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It was established as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). CMS OMH works to eliminate health disparities and improve the health of all minority populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and rural populations. CMS OMH collaborates with local and other federal partners to offer a comprehensive source of information on improving minority health and eliminating health disparities.

Social Security Administration
Encourage college students age 18 and older and faculty to register for My Social Security and view your annual Social Security Statement to make sure you have received credit for the work you’ve done. Check your Statement at least once a year. Information about Social Security benefits for legally married same-sex couples.

Religious & Spiritual Resources

This page contains links to resources and organizations that focus on issues of religion and spirituality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally communities. Please contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

Denominational Resources

Related Resources

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS)
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) serves to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion, gender and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy.

Team Truth
Ending the Lies and Harm of Gay Conversion Therapy

Bisexual & Pansexual Resources

This page contains links to resources and organizations that focus on non-monosexual (romantic or sexual attraction to members of more than one sex or gender) identities, such as bisexuality and pansexuality. Please contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.
 
Bisexual Resource Center
Founded by a group of bisexual activists, this organization and website serves to provide information and awareness about bisexuality.

Gender Identity & Expression Resources

This page contains links to resources and organizations that focus on gender identity and expression, with emphasis on resources for individuals who may identify as transgender, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming. Please contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

Gender Inclusive Pronoun Usage

Please check out our quick guide on "how-to" utilize Gender Inclusive Pronouns.

General Resources

Bklyn Boi Hood

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association

Trans People of Color Coalition 

Black Trans Men

Center for Gender Sanity, Diagram of Sex and Gender

National Center for Transgender Equality

Transgender Day of Remembrance 

Advocacy Organizations

National Center for Transgender Equality

Lambda Legal

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health 

National LGBTQ Taskforce

Transgender Law Center 

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Transgender American Veterans Association

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Regional Support

Gannett Health Services – Trans* Care

Out for Health

Transgender Support Group
Cornell's LGBT Center, Ithaca College's LGBT Center, and Out for Health jointly support a transgender support group for people in the Ithaca area. You can find more information at the link below or by contacting Cornell's LGBT Center at lgbtrc@cornell.edu.

Tompkins County Human Rights Commission 

Other Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Resources

TG Life

GenderTree

GenderSanity

International Foundation for Gender Education

Gender Identity Research and Education Society

Sexual Violence & the LGBTQ Community

Below is a sampling of some resources available to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ). Many of the resources listed below provide links to other websites, reading lists, and newsletters for more information. Additional resources may be available within local and campus communities. Descriptions are adapted directly from their websites.

Cornell Specific Resources

Cornell SHARE

Cornell Health

Victim Advocacy at Cornell

Emergency Numbers at Cornell

Women’s Resource Center

Cornell Caring Community

Local Ithaca Resources

Advocacy Center 

External Organizations

Deaf Queer Resource Center

For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression (FORGE)

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
Toll-free: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). This is not a 24-hour hotline. 

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQDVP)

Gendertalk

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)

Lambda Legal

MaleSurvivor

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)

National LGBTQ Taskforce

The National Online Resource Centers on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

National Center for Transgender Equality

The Network/La Red

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)

Partners Against Hate

Say It Out Loud

The Transgender Aging Network (TAN)

Victim Rights Law Center

More Online Resources Related to Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ

Groundspark Media

Advocates for Youth

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

The Trevor Project/ GLTBQ Youth Suicide Hotline

It Gets Better

Athletic Resources

This page contains links to resources and organizations that focus on issues of sexuality and gender for athletes. Please contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

Outsports 

Changing the Game (GLSENSports Project)

Athlete Ally

You Can Play Project

Campus Pride's Out to Play Project

Sports Media Program

It Takes a Team, Women's Sports Foundation

GO! (Generation Out) Athletes 

Intersex Resources

This page contains links to resources, networks, and organizations that provide information and support regarding intersexuality. Please contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

Intersex Society of North AmericaA site dedicated to educating the public about intersex conditions and appropriate treatment options, with some information directly coming from intersex individuals or families of intersex individuals.

Intersex FAQ

Race & Ethnicity Resources

This page contains links to resources and organizations that focus on issues of sexuality and gender as they intersect with racial and ethnic identities.Please contact the LGBT Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

Queer People Of Color (QPOC) Resources

Bklyn Boi Hood

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission 

The Pipeline Project

Silvia Rivera Law Project

Fierce

Immigration Equality

Safe Schools Coalition 

Trans People of Color Coalition 

African American / Black / African

Black Trans Men

National Black Justice Coalition

Zuna Institute

Gay Men of African Descent

National Association of Black and White Men Together

Asian and Pacific Islander

Asian Pacific Islander Equality (California)

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Woman and Transgender Community

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (California)

Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance

Asian & Pacific Islander Family Pride

Trikone - LGBT South Asians (California)

Q&A Space

Native American

2-Spirits 

NativeOUT

Summer/Winter Break Resources

National Resources/Hotlines

The Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386
Live Chat with the Trevor Project (Fridays 4pm- 5pm EST)

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
(888) 843-4564

The GLBT National Youth Talkline
(Youth serving youth through age 25)
(800) 246-7743

Crisis Text Line: 741-741
Crisis Text Line Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. Simple text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly, helping you "move from a hot moment to a cool moment." Please note that this Crisis Text Line is not specific to LGBTQ+ people.

The TransLifeline Transgender Crisis
(877) 565-8860

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (General Community)
1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

The National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY

LGBT Youth Line
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, we provide leadership opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support and referrals by telephone, texting and online.

The following sites have information about family relationships and tips for interacting with family and friends

Other Helpful Resources