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This page contains links to resources and organizations that focus on the intersections of sexuality and gender with other identities.

Please contact the LGBTQA Student Resource Center if you have suggestions for additions to this resource listing.

Athletics

Outsports
A news source dedicated to reporting on LGBTQ athletes and sports at the college and professional level.

Changing the Game (GLSENSports Project)
A site for the promotion of the GLSEN Sports Project, a program that aims to address LGBTQ issues in youth sports, such as homophobia and transphobia in K-12 schools.

Athlete Ally
A website for Hudson Taylor’s program Athlete Ally, which he founded as a result of witnessing acts of homophobia as a high school athlete, and aims to spread awareness and support to and for LGBTQ athletes. There is also a chapter at Cornell University.

You Can Play Project
The main site of You Can Play, an organization dedicated to challenging “locker room culture” and protecting and supporting athletes of all sexual orientations.

Campus Pride's Out to Play Project
The site of Campus Pride, whose mission statement reads: “Campus Pride serves LGBT and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly colleges and universities.”

Sports Media Program
Sports Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

GLAAD Sports
Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues

It Takes a Team, Women's Sports Foundation
The main site for the Women’s Sports Foundation, which aims to help girls and women achieve in the world of sports and address issues of gender inequality in athletics.

GO! (Generation Out) Athletes
A site dedicated to fostering a network of current and former LGBTQ student athletes and allies at all academic levels; this particular link is GO!’s list of online partners and resources.

International Students

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)
ILGA is proud to be a global voice of LGBTI networks, communities and movements tirelessly committed to shaping a world where everyone can live safely, equally and free.

Race and Ethnicity

Queer and Transgender People Of Color (QTPOC) Resources

Penn State Queer and Transgender Students of Color Resource Guide
General resources and media for queer and transgender students of color.

This resource guide also mentions student organizations.  To find out more about QTPOC, a student organization for queer and trans students of color, please visit LGBTQ+ Student Organizations.

Bklyn Boi Hood
A site for an art and community-based organization that encourages LGBTQ-identified boys and men of color to explore and appreciate expressions of healthy masculinity and intersectionality.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
From their mission statement: “the IGLHRC is an 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”; the site provides information on LGBTQ issues in specific countries and the work that the IGLHRC does regularly.

The Pipeline Project
The site for an organization helping to increase the number of people of color working in LGBTQ/advocacy organizations; the site provides information about the project and about how to get involved.

Silvia Rivera Law Project
A legal resource for those who find themselves in comprising legal circumstances due to their LGBTQ identity; “The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.”

Fierce
The website for FIERCE, an organization working towards “building leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City through advocacy work and community building.

Immigration Equality
A place to learn about the rights of LGBTQ immigrants and how to support them, or to seek help as an LGBTQ immigrant.

Safe Schools Coalition
An organization focused on creating safe and productive learning (and teaching) environments for students and teachers who identify as LGBTQ; the site includes information about the organization and resources to use in schools to better the cause.

African American/Black/African

Black Trans Men
A site that aims to acknowledge, support, and provide equal protection to black transgender men (and all members of the LGBTQ community) as well as provide resources to help in achieving a healthy female to male transition.

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
The website for a non-profit working to “empower Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling”; the coalition is based out of Boston and the website provides information about their programs and how to get involved.

National Black Justice Coalition
A comprehensive site that provides information about a large variety of issues affecting LGBTQ people of color; there are links to descriptions of issues and news resources about the same issues.

Zuna Institute
A site dedicated to educating the public about issues affecting LGBTQ women of color.

Gay Men of African Descent
A site that serves to educate about issues specific to the black gay community and provide resources for African men who identify as LGBTQ and/or may be suffering from HIV/AIDS.

National Association of Black and White Men Together
A place to find local chapters of NABWMT and find out how to work with a group that is “committed to fostering supportive environments wherein cultural and racial barriers can be overcome.”

Asian and Pacific Islander

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a network of Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander LGBTQ organizations.

Asian Pacific Islander Equality (California)
An organization based in California advocating for equal rights and opportunities for LGBTQ individuals who are of Asian and Pacific Island descent through education and community efforts.

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Woman and Transgender Community
“Provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people to socialize, network, build community, and increase community visibility”; the site offers information about how to get involved in events and also provides LGBTQ resources.

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (California)
Based in California, this organization works to increase awareness about the issues surrounding the lives of LGBTQ Asian/Pacific Islander individuals and also serves to foster a supportive community for these individuals.

Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance
With focus on the Boston/New England areas, this site works to provide social, political, and educational support for LGBTQ Asian/Pacific Islanders in the area; the site also includes relevant news stories.

Asian & Pacific Islander Family Pride
An organization that hosts events and offers information to help mitigate the problem of isolation, abandonment and general struggles of the members of Asian and Pacific Islander families who identify as LGBTQ.

Trikone - LGBT South Asians (California)
Trikone offers a supportive, empowering & non-judgmental environment where LGBTQ South Asians & their allies can meet, make connections, & proudly promote awareness & acceptance of their sexual identity.

Q&A Space
Q&A Space is the first fully dedicated online resource specifically designed for Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT individuals who are struggling to navigate the coming out process. It features stories, in-language resources or parents, the ability for community members to share their own journeys, and more.

Latinx, Chicanx, and Hispanic

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
The website for a non-profit working to “empower Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling”; the coalition is based out of Boston and the website provides information about their programs and how to get involved.

Latinx Roundtable
The Latinx Roundtable was created on a basis of love, acceptance, and positive transformation and serves to promote understanding, acceptance and affirmation of Latinx LGBTQ persons and their families by transforming Latinx faith communities and the wider Latinx community.

Native American

2-Spirits
A website dedicated to educating the public about the history and reality of being a two-spirit individual

Religion, Faith, and Spirituality

Campus/Local

Student Organizations

3rd Way Collective
3rd Way Collective is an opportunity and challenge to create a new alternative. An alternative to extremism or disengagement, an alternative to the left or the right, an alternative to violence or passivity. A way that is bolder and more enriching. A place of belonging. A community engaged in building relationships, peacemaking, partnership, and reconciliation. A third way.

Dharma Lions: The Mindfulness and Meditation Community at Penn State
Dharma Lions is a community that’s dedicated to practicing and revealing greater sense of well-being for ourselves and others. We provide space to explore mindfulness in a simple yet direct and meaningful way, usually through guided instructions by senior meditation practitioners. The invitation is to explore our deepest values, discover the inner world of authenticity, and experience a true sense of belonging. Our group is open to all students and local community members from beginners to enlightened beings :) We hope to meet you and learn together from each other. May you be well, happy, and peaceful!

Silver Circle
The goals that we have set forth for Silver Circle are:

  • To foster a healthy spiritual community of people on different spiritual paths, pagan or otherwise.
  • To educate the University, the local community, and others about pagans and paganism while helping to diminish negative stereotypes.
  • To provide and foster an environment for those interested in pagan beliefs and practices, as well as supporting the free exchange of ideas.  This includes meeting grounds, spiritual ceremonies, rituals and learning opportunities.
  • To promote understanding, acceptance, and tolerance of various spiritual beliefs with an emphasis on pagan religions.

Secular Student Alliance
We are a collegiate organization representing the voice of secular students across the Penn State community. We aim to create a space for open dialogue, in-depth presentations, and well-reasoned deliberation on the wealth of philosophical topics affecting our community. Principally, our chapter supports free inquiry, critical thought, and secular government, and opposes religious dogmatism, discrimination, and supernaturalism. We welcome all who are interested - faithful, faithless, or questioning. We are accepting of all identity groups and reject all forms of bigotry.

Vedic Society
Helps all people discern reality from illusion, spirit from matter, the eternal from temporary; encourages the student community to appreciate and understand higher dimensions of knowledge as given in the Vedic scriptures.

Campus Communities

Hillel
114-117 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Penn State Hillel's doors are open to all students, of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We affirm the dignity of every human being that we are all made in God's image, and we work and pray for the day when the entire world recognizes this.

Lutheran Student Community
211 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
The Lutheran Student Community of Penn State is an intentionally safe place - open to all students - regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual or gender orientation, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.

Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship
211 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
WPF is an organization that supports spiritual growth and education among students at Penn State. Though we are affiliated with the State College Presbyterian Church, we welcome anyone from the Penn State community who would like to join our community of faith. We are a reformed and continually reforming Christian organization; an inclusive body that offers all participants an opportunity to share in the compassion and joy of Christ’s presence.

Local Communities

Buddhist Association of Central Pennsylvania (BAOCP)
800 Stratford Dr, Apt 32
We are a Buddhist organization providing a meeting place for people interested in Buddhism and mediation in Center Country area. We welcome all regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexuality.

Congregation Brit Shalom
620 E Hamilton Ave
B’rit Shalom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism and is fully inclusive and affirming of LGBT persons. We believe that all humans are created b’tzelem Elohim, in the Image of God, and all are welcome.

Faith United Church of Christ
300 E College Ave
Faith United Church of Christ seeks to be a dynamic and inclusive faith community embodying the love of Jesus Christ as we grow through worship, learning, fellowship, and service. Relying upon faith in God as a foundation for contemporary living, our mission is to strengthen the spiritual lives of people, empowering individual and collective faith journeys and encouraging ministry with neighbors throughout the world that expresses our common humanity under God.

Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light
243 S Allen St, #337
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light is a community of congregations, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith responding to climate change as an ethical and moral issue, through advocacy, education, energy conservation, energy efficiency, stewardship, and the use and promotion of clean, renewable energy.

St. Andrew's Episcopal
208 W Foster Ave
We welcome all persons, regardless of their race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, capability, or circumstance of life.

St. John's Episcopal
120 W Lamb St (Bellefonte)
We are an inclusive community of prayer that empowers our members to seek and serve Christ in all persons, while striving to be a voice and agent for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every person.

State College Friends Meeting
611 E Prospect Ave
In 1995, we minuted a resolution stating that same- gender couples would be married under the care of the meeting on the same basis as any other couple.

State College Presbyterian Church
132 W Beaver Ave
In response to God’s unconditional love and Jesus’ example of hospitality, State College Presbyterian Church is called to be a welcoming community. We affirm all people equally, regardless of, for example, race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, capability, religious background, or circumstance of life. We are committed to removing barriers that separate us. As we gather in worship, fellowship and service, all are welcome.

University Baptist and Brethren Church of State College
411 S Burrowes St
Woven Together in love, We seek like Jesus to serve God’s world Justly, Simply, Compassionately. Believing that God’s unbounded love and grace are offered to all and meant to be shared and celebrated by all, we embrace persons of every age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnic and religious background, and economic means as vital and integral members of God’s family. We welcome everyone to participate in all aspects of the worship, membership and life of our church.

University Mennonite Church
1606 Norma St
At University Mennonite Church we value and respect the unique contributions each person brings to the body of Christ. We recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all people and celebrate the image of God in our diversity. All are welcome at UMC, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, physical or mental health, education, and economic or marital status.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
780 Waupelani Dr
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County is a Welcoming Congregation that believes in and affirms the inherent dignity and worth of every person, and we include LGBT people in all aspects. The UUFCC offers commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples.

National/International

Baptist

Welcoming and Affirming Baptist Churches
As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US.

Christian

Soulforce, Inc.
Soulforce's goal is to turn this world upside down and inside out in the name of justice and equity for folks across all marginalized racial, sexual, and gender identities. We seek to do the kind of collective activism that makes our souls burst as we free ourselves from spiritual violence. 

Eastern & Orthodox Christian

Axios
AXIOS is an organization of Eastern & Near Eastern Orthodox, and Byzantine & Eastern-rite Catholic Gay & Lesbian Christians.

Episcopal

Integrity, Inc.
As an Episcopal LGBTQ organization, Integrity USA proclaims and embodies the all-inclusive love of God through worship, education, and advocacy.

Hindu

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association
GALVA-108 is an international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya, the importance of all-inclusiveness within His mission, and the Vedic concept of a natural third gender. Its purpose is to help educate Vaishnavas, Hindus and the public in general about the “third sex” as described in Vedic literatures.

Islam

Muslims for Progressive Values
Muslims for Progressive Values is an NPO founded in 2007 in the U.S. We are a grassroots, human rights organization that embodies and advocates for social justice, for women’s rights, LGBTQI inclusion, freedom of expression and freedom of and from belief.

Jewish

Keshet
Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community.

Latter Day Saints

Affirmation
Affirmation seeks to foster intersectional awareness, inclusivity (regardless of location on the faith spectrum), healing, self-acceptance and spiritual self-reliance of LGBT Mormons, both in and out of the LDS Church

Lutheran

ReconcilingWorks
Working at the intersection of oppressions, ReconcilingWorks embodies, inspires, advocates and organizes for the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners.

Mennonite

Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interests
The mission of BMC is to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.

Methodist

Affirmation
Affirmation is an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people and our supporters. We are an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that challenges The United Methodist Church to be inclusive, and radically speaks out against injustice for LGBTQ people around the world.

Reconciling Ministries Network
Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Presbyterian

More Light Presbyterians
Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.

Quaker

Friends for Lesbian/Gay Concerns
Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns is a Quaker faith community within the Religious Society of Friends. FLGBTQC deeply honors, affirms, and upholds that of God in all people.

Roman Catholic

Dignity, Inc.
DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities — especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons — in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

New Ways Ministry
New Ways Ministry educates and advocates for justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger church and civil communities.

Seventh-Day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventist Kinship International
New Ways Ministry educates and advocates for justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger church and civil communities.

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist Association LGBTQ Ministries
LGBTQ Ministries is a department of the Multicultural Ministries team. Multicultural ministry encompasses many aspects of identity—race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability/disability, class, age, language, citizenship status, and more. Our LGBTQ ministry efforts are grounded in the intersections of these identities.

Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

Penn State Victim and Survivor Support and Advocacy information
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or relationship violence, stalking, or sexual exploitation, the University is committed to giving you the help and support you deserve.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQDVP)
617-354-6056, Hotline: 800-832-1901
The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP) supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services. The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project provides free and confidential support and services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Malesurvivor
800-738-4181
MaleSurvivor recognizes and respects the diversity of sexual abuse survivors and caregivers. Through its informational programs and services, MaleSurvivor helps the public and the media to recognize and understand sexual violence directed toward boys and men, and promotes community action to confront the issue, providing necessary intervention and prevention strategies. Information for both survivors and professionals is provided.

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
212-714-1184 / TTY: 212-714-1134
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a coalition of programs across the U.S that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBTQ and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization (visit the website for a list of programs by state). NCAVP supports existing anti-violence organizations and emerging local programs in their efforts to document and prevent such violence. Services include Education and Training, National Incident Monitoring and Reporting System (annual Hate Violence and Domestic Violence reports), and Violence Response Program.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)
1-888-768-6556 503-768-6819
The mission of the National Crime Victim Law Institute is to actively promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.

The National Online Resource Centers on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)
800-537-2238 /TTY: 800-553-2508
The online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children. Information on public policy; intervention, prevention and response to violence against women; grants and funding; research and more.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
717-909-0710 / TTY: 717-909-0715 / Toll Free: 877-739-3895
Founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape in 2000, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention. NSVRC activities include training and technical assistance, referrals, consultation, systems advocacy, resource library, capacity-building, integrating research findings with community-based projects, coordinating Sexual Assault Awareness Month, co-sponsoring national conferences and events, and web-based and social networking resources.

The Network/La Red
Voice: 617-742-4911
Toll-Free: 800-832-1901
The Network/La Red has become a national resource and model for battered women's programs, batterer intervention programs, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender organizations beginning to address battering in lesbian, bisexual women, and transgender relationships. They take requests from individuals, groups, researchers, and media from all over the United States and around the world seeking technical assistance and information on battering in lesbian, bisexual women, and transgender communities.

Services include hotlines in English and Spanish, Safe Home program, outreach/organizing and advocacy programs.

Victim Rights Law Center
Boston, MA: 617-399-6720 Portland, OR: 503-274-5477
The Victim Rights Law Center is Leading a New Response to Sexual Violence. Founded as the first law center in the nation dedicated solely to serving the legal needs of sexual assault victims, the Victim Rights Law Center is the leader in representing sexual assault victims’ legal rights within the civil context. We not only provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives, but also promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. Through an innovative model of community collaboration, we have created a network of allies (medical providers, counselors, lawyers) dedicated to improving legal services for rape victims.

Study Abroad

Vist the Study Abroad Information for LGBTQ+ Students for more information, resources, and questions to ask before choosing to study abroad. 

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)
The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a worldwide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for LGBT people everywhere. It includes more than 400 member organizations representing every continent and about 90 countries. ILGA is an international federation focused on presenting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation as a global issue. Browse this site for a worldwide legal survey detailing cultural attitudes and laws towards sexual orientation.

Rainbow Scholarship
The Rainbow Special Interest Group of NAFSA (Association of International Educators) has created a special annual scholarship for American LGBT study abroad students. Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT student for use during each academic year

U.S. Department of State’s LGBTQ Travel Information
LGBT Travel Information from the U.S. Department of State

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission seeks to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. This site provides a large collection of legislation affecting LGBT people around the world including marriage and sodomy laws, and other general LGBT concerns.

National Center for Transgender Equality - Air Travel Tips for Transgender People
Transgender people have as much right to travel as anyone else, and have the right to express their gender while traveling. However, recent heightened airport security has meant increased scrutiny, harassment, and discrimination against trans* people who fly. This resource will help make your air travel experience smoother.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights

LGBT Rights by Country or Territory
Information about current LGBT rights around the world

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet includes both general travel information and a special discussion section (Thorn Tree Forum) for Gay & Lesbian Travelers.

Research on Underrepresentation in Education Abroad: An Annotated Bibliography
This annotated bibliography provides a broad listing of research studies, conference presentations, and articles on underrepresentation in education abroad. The bibliography includes underrepresented student groups including LGBT students, students with disabilities, ALANA students, adult learners, and community college students.

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