RESOURCES

FAIRNESS WEST VIRGINIA - West Virginia civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender West Virginians.

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN - MUNICIPAL EQUALITY INDEX - Examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. See your city’s score.

PARKERSBURG PRIDE

OHIO VALLEY PRIDE - Advocacy and festival organization for the northern panhandle of West Virginia

TRANS IN THE SOUTH - A directory of more than 400 Southern health service providers that the Campaign for Southern Equality team has confirmed to be trans-friendly and trans-competent

APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY FUND - OUT IN THE SOUTH INITATIVE - Regional and statewide organizing gatherings across Appalachia and the South for LGBTQ people and allies.

WEST VIRGINIA TRANSGENDER RESOURCES

DR. RAINBOW - Connecting West Virginians with LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare providers

THE TREVOR PROJECT - A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

GLAAD MEDIA REFERENCE GUIDE - To be used by journalists reporting for mainstream media outlets and by creators in entertainment media who want to tell LGBTQ people's stories fairly and accurately.

GLSTEN - Championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education

QUEER APPALACHIA - Celebrating queer voices from Appalachia and the South

SOUTHERNERS ON NEW GROUND - A regional Queer Liberation organization made up of Black people, people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South

ACLU OF WEST VIRGINIA

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL - advancing legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families

LAMBDA LEGAL - a legal advocacy organization that safeguards and advances the civil rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work

GENDER SPECTRUM - offers online video meet-ups for LGBTQ people and allies. Organization in based in the San Francisco Bay Area

STRAIGHT AND GAY ALLIANCE OF ST. JOHNS - inclusive, non-denominational, inter-faith community group located in Charleston, West Virginia with a mission to advocate the dignity of human sexuality in all of its orientations, genders, and life-enriching relationships in the spirit of God's love

TIME OUT YOUTH - empowering LGBTQ youth in Charlotte, North Carolina