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Queer/Trans Student of Color Resources

Explore the links below for national/international resources for Queer/Trans People of Color organized by identity and issue. If you have any questions about Queer/Trans Black, Indigenous, and Student of Color (QTBIPOC) support or want to get connected to community at UVA, please contact Alex Winkowski, Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services at alexw@virginia.edu.

Black/African American

  • The Center for Black Equity

    • An organization that promotes a multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination. Information about Black LGBTQ+ Pride, blog/podcast directory, and additional resources.

  • National Black Justice Coalition

    • The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Website includes information about Black LGBTQ+ issues and ways to get involved.

  • Black Trans Advocacy Coalition 

    • An organization that aims to help improve the black transgender human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world through the power, value and love of all people. Website includes grant applications and volunteer opportunities.

  • Best Black Queer Books, according to Black LGBTQ Leaders

    • A list of books written by Black Queer authors, curated by Black LGBTQ Leaders.

First Nations, Indigenous, Native American

  • NativeOUT

    • Facebook page for a national unincorporated nonprofit education and media organization that seeks to create social change in rural and urban communities that benefit indigenous lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two Spirit people - community connections and online events!

  • Two Spirit/LGBTQ+ Native Americans in Higher Education - Resource Guide

    • Pages 10-13 include a list of organizations, movies, and articles related to two spirit/LGBTQ+ Native experience. This guide also includes recommendations for supporting students in higher education.

Latinx/a/o

  • Galaei

    • Galaei embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. "We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.

  • TransLatin@ Coalition

    • An organization formed by Trans Latin@ leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the US.

  • Unity Coalition

    • Advancing equality and fairness for the Lantinx/Hispanic and Indigenous LGBTQ community through education, leadership, and awareness.

  • Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

    • Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia:TQLM) works at the local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organizing, advocacy, and education. Includes information about current programs and additional resources.

Asian, Asian American Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA)

  • NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance)

    • A federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.

    • An extensive list of NQAPIA's member organizations can be found here.

  • The Visibility Project

    • An organization that documents the personal experiences of the Queer Asian Pacific American women and transgender community by interweaving visual art, personal narratives, and social justice onto an accessible online platform. Includes galleries, oral histories, and additional resources (including political, media, and LGBTQ+ history.

  • DeQH - Desi LGBTQ Hotline for South Asians

    • DeQH is the first national Desi LGBTQ Helpline in the United States. DeQH offers free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources for LGBTQ South Asian individuals, families and friends around the globe. 

  • Gaysi (The Gay Desi Blog)

    • The Gay Desi Blog is an online forum and website for Gaysis with something to say, whether it’s personal opinions, coming out stories, poems, erotic fiction, book reviews, movie reviews, event notices or anything at all that is related to being Gaysi or Queer.

LGBTQ & Muslim 

  • Muslims for Progressive Values

    • Muslims for Progressive Values advocates for human rights, social justice and inclusion in the United States and around the world.

    • An extensive list of Muslims for Progressive Values' LGBTQ+ resources can be found here.

  • Coming Home to Islam and to Self

    • A resource guide from the Human Rights Campaign and Mulsim scholars/activists on understanding Islam and LGBTQ identity.

LGBTQ Immigration

  • Immigration Equality

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Through direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation, Immigration Equality advocates for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Includes volunteer opportunities and legal assistance.

  • United We Dream

    • An organizaiton that aims to empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. ​​​​​​​Includes leadership development and educational resources.

Mental Health

  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network 

    • ​​​​​​​A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). Includes a directory of QTPOC mental healthcare providers.

  • Therapy for QPOC

    • Therapy for Queer People of Color (QPoC) is a mental health network based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to increase access to quality and inclusive mental healthcare for queer and trans folks of color through empowerment & education. Includes a directory of QTPOC mental healthcare providers.

  • Rest for Resistance

    • ​​​​​​​Rest for Resistance strives to uplift marginalized communities, those who rarely get access to adequate health care or social support. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian, Middle Eastern, and multiracial persons. Includes a blog with posts related to QTPOC experience.

National Conferences

  • Creating Change 

    • The Creating Change Conference, run by the National LGBTQ Task Force, is the foremost political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. 
  • National Conference on Race & Ethnicity

    • ​​​​​​​The NCORE conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. Free webinars can be found here.