These resources have been collected in support of the LGBTQ+ community, families, allies, and anyone who wants to learn more about advocacy and support for LGBTQ+ individuals. If you have a suggestion for this page, please email it to:

Regional/Local (Sandhills and Central, NC)

Sandhills Pride local LGBTQ+ support and advocacy organization serving Moore and surrounding counties in the Sandhills region of NC.

PFLAG Southern Pines local chapter of national organization supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and their families and friends.

Sanford Yoga & LGBTQ Center local LGBTQ+ support organization and center serving Lee County.

Fayetteville Pride local LGBTQ+ support organization serving Cumberland County.

State (NC)

Equality NC oldest statewide LGBTQ+ equality organization in the United States.

Safe Schools NC statewide nonprofit dedicated to creating a safe and positive learning environment for all
students and educators in NC, with an emphasis on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, and
gender expression.

National (US)

Youth and Family Support

Trevor Project 24/7/365 information and support for LGBTQ+ young people

Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) – LGBTQ Youth and Family Resources a research, education, intervention and policy initiative founded in 2002 to help diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ+ children to prevent health and mental health risks and promote well-being.

GLSEN State of Our Schools (2021) (formally Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) championing LGBTQ+
issues in K-12 education since 1990

PFLAG originally Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, United States first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people who are LGBTQ+

Teaching Tolerance: Southern Poverty Law Center founded by Southern Poverty Law Center dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equitable school experiences for our children.

Transgender Support

Trans Lifeline run by and for trans-people, providing trans-peer support for our community

Transgender Law Center largest national trans led organization advocating self-determination for all people

National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding
and acceptance of transgender people

Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation Tracking

ACLU Legislative Attacks on LGBTQ+ National Map National (US) map of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation tracked in real
time. Breaks it down by state, type, and how each bill is progressing through legislation.

Anti-Trans Legislation Tracker tracks legislation that seeks to block trans people from receiving basic
healthcare, education, legal recognition, and the right to publicly exist.

LGBTQ+ Social Justice

National LGBTQ Task Force social justice advocacy nonprofit that supports action and activism on behalf of
LGBTQ+ people

Studies and Other Resources

GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance National Study 2022 study conducted by GLAAD, an American nonprofit media monitoring organization formed in 1985. Originally founded as a protest against defamatory coverage of gay and lesbian demographics and their portrayals in the media and entertainment industries, it has since expanded to include included bisexual and transgender people.

LGBTQ Nation Good News Page A news page dedicated to positive LGBTQ+ news features and moments.

The Safe Zone Project The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own. Co-created by Meg Bolger and Sam Killermann in 2013, the SZP has become the go-to resource for anyone looking to add some Safe Zone to their life.


GALE: The Global Alliance for LGBT Education GALE is a learning community focusing on education about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. We promote the full inclusion of people who are disadvantaged because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and their expression by identifying, enhancing, and sharing educational expertise. The membership of the community is free and open to anyone actively involved in education about LGBT issues.

GLAAD Media Reference Guide GLAAD’s Media Reference Guide, now in its 11th edition, offers education and guidance on telling LGBTQ people’s stories in ways that bring out the best in journalism. This Guide is intended to be used by journalists reporting for mainstream media outlets and media creators who want to tell the stories of LGBTQ people fairly and accurately. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive glossary of language used within the LGBTQ community, nor is it a prescriptive guide for LGBTQ people. There is no one way to be LGBTQ, nor is there one way to describe LGBTQ people. In fact, you will see one practice recommended throughout the Guide: Ask people how they describe themselves, ask people their pronouns, and identify them in your coverage as such.

GlobalGayz GlobalGayz is a gay-owned charitable travel and culture website focused on les-bi-gay-trans life in countries around the world.

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association ILGA is a worldwide federation of 1100 member organizations from 110 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights since 1978.

Rainbow Railroad Rainbow Railroad helps LGBT people escape state-sponsored violence. They provide info to LGBT people on routes to safety and resources on seeking asylum. They also provide moral support and, when funds permit, short-term financial support to LGBT people living in hiding before travel. They provide the means for travel to safe countries in North America and Europe then connect them with settlement agencies once there.

LGBTQ+ Population by Country World Population Review link to statistics on the representation of LGBTQ+ populations by country.