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LGBTQ+ Resources

According to the Department of Human Services (DHS), transgender people are more likely to:

  • Be fired or denied a job
  • Face harassment or bullying
  • Be denied housing or access to a shelter
  • Be denied access to healthcare
  • Experience harassment or violence

Below is a document from DHS that shares ways to create a welcoming, respective and supportive environment for everyone.  

LGBTQ+ Resources

Additional Advocacy Groups Outside of NCSD

GLSEN - GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ2SIA+ inclusive K-12 education. They are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.

HRC - Human Rights Campaign 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) lobbying group and political action committee in the United States. The HRC mission statement is "HRC envisions an America where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of the American family at home, at work, and in every community."

PFLAG - Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 

(PFLAG) is a group of family members and friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG's mission is "to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ+ people.”

Pride at Work

Pride at Work seeks full equality without restrictions or barriers for LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals in our workplaces, unions, and communities, cherishing diversity, safety & dignity. We do this through education, alliances, and building solidarity across our large and diverse communities.

Q Center

Q Center is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and vibrant environment for the community members who identify as gender diverse and their allies. They seek to examine and dismantle systems of oppression while empowering community members to lead self-determined lives. Their support and activity groups are community-based and peer-led.

TransActive Gender Project

This organization “provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender-expansive children, youth, and their families in living healthy lives that are free of discrimination.” Members within the organization specialize in supporting transgender staff in the workplace.