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Spring 2020 LGBTQ+ Resources

Just as we've always done, please know we will be continuing to make services, support and resources available to students online. Let's support each other and look after one another.

The staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services know uncertainty and a different routine can be stressful! The list of resources below can provide information and support. 

LGBTQ+ People and COVID-19 from IC's LGBT Center - includes info about ways our community may experience increased risk, and tips for students in a variety of fields with ways to help.

Ithaca College's COVID-19 Information Page with the latest updates

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak from AFSP
Most current CDC resources for the general public on COVID-19. 
Coronavirus 2019: What LGBTQ+ People Should Know” from the National LGBTQ Cancer Network 

Find Resources Wherever You Are
Find support resources in your home community or wherever you are
Ithaca College emergency resources

Your Holiday Mom During Social Distancing
Our favorite folks of Your Holiday Mom are here for us during this time of social distancing too! They're providing daily messages for LGBTQ people of all ages for the next thirty days because of COVID-19. Subscribe to their blog via email, or find them on Twitter and Tumbler. In addition they’re giving us a sweet talk and goodnight every night on the Goodnight Robin podcast. Search on any podcast platform, as well as youtube, or visit GoodnightRobin.com for more. Thank you Your Holiday Mom! 🌈❤️

Sign up for Validation Station, a text messaging service that sends a dose of daily positivity to trans and non-binary people.

National Resources/Hotlines
The Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386
Live Chat with the Trevor Project

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

The LGBT National Youth Talkline
(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 Safeline
1-800-RUNAWAY

24-hour telephone crisis counseling is also available through Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service ph. 607-272-1616

Alcoholics Anonymous Online LGBTQ Support Groups
 Looking for a meeting? Use this link to find LGBTQ specific and intentionally LGBTQ inclusive AA meetings taking place virtually during COVID-19.

These sites have information about family relationships and tips for interacting with family and friends.

Travel Resources

Other Helpful Resources

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

While You're There...
You might be spending this time in a place that all of your legal identity documents hang out. If you're thinking of changing any of your identity documents to a correct or more-correct gender marker or name, consider taking some time to flip through PPSFL Out For Health's comprehensive booklet on how to update your documents and see what you need to begin the process! This booklet is specific to changing your documents in Tompkins County, but the National Center for Transgender Equality maintains an awesome guide on how to do it everywhere else, too!

For IC students on campus, and off campus in Tompkins County

We know IC students define "home" in different ways. Here are resources ready and available to support you if you remain on campus our in our community during this time: