LGBTQ+ Resources

Hotlines

The Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386
Live Chat with the Trevor Project, they focus on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.

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

The Trans Lifeline
(877) 565-8860

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. Simply 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.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call 1-800-799-7233
Text LOVEIS to 22522

Resources Specific to COVID-19

  • LGBTQ+ People and COVID-19 from IC's LGBT Center - includes info about ways our community may experience increased risk plus tips for students in a variety of fields with ways to help
  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak from AFSP
  • A Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender People Navigating COVID-19 from Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund- Travel guide specific to Trans* individuals
  • Safer Sex in the time of COVID-19 (from the New York City Department of Health)
    • You are your safest sex partner
    • The next safest partner is someone you live with
    • Having close contact — including sex — with only a small circle of people helps prevent spreading COVID-19
    • You should avoid close contact — including sex — with anyone outside your household
    • If you do have sex with others, have as few partners as possible
    • If you usually meet your sex partners online or make a living by having sex, consider taking a break from in-person dates. Video dates, sexting or chat rooms may be options for you

Campus Resources

Louisville-Specific Resources

Travel Resources

For friends who may still need to travel home or in general during this time.

Trans-Specific Resources

  • Plume: “Plume provides gender-affirming care directly from your smartphone. Our experienced healthcare providers understand the unique needs of the trans community. Membership with Plume is $99 and includes everything you need to start, continue, and maintain your gender-affirming hormone treatment. We know everyone has different goals for their transition and we are here to help you navigate your journey.”
  • Solace App: “Solace provides information and resources to guide transgender people through whatever process of gender transition they desire. Now available, for free, on iOS & Android.”

Sexual Health Resources

Bellarmine

  • Health Services FAQ
  • Health Services on Reproductive Health
  • What reproductive health services are offered at the Bellarmine University Clinic?
    • Men’s health care including STI testing and testicular exams.
    • Women's health care, including Pap smears, STI testing, pregnancy testing, and routine gynecology visits.
    • Urinary tract infections are diagnosed and treated, usually on a same day basis. Schedule an appointment as soon as you notice symptoms.

Louisville

  • Planned Parenthood
  • Louisville Health Center offers the following services specifically for clients who identify as LGBTQ:
    • Education
    • Services referral
    • This directory includes medical and mental health care providers throughout Indiana and Kentucky. Some of these providers provide transition-related services; others are welcoming to and knowledgeable about the unique needs of the LGBTQ community.

Nationwide

  • GLMA’s online Provider Directory lets you search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health professionals who are LGBTQ+ friendly in your area.