National Center for Transgender Equality - NCTE advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
GLBT National Hotline - a free and confidential service that provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States, with a resource database of over 15,000 listings.
US 2015 Trans Survey- "With almost 28,000 respondents, the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people." Also available in Spanish.
Digital Transgender Archive - "providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world" in order to "foster education and dialog concerning trans history".
Tidewater Queer History Project - documenting and archiving the stories of queer people in Hampton Roads. "A primary goal of the project is to amplify the voices of groups marginalized within the LGBTQ community, and we are starting with women. The TQHP is currently interviewing people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgender for a documentary film. Of particular interest are women over 60 who have lived in Hampton Roads for part or all of their lives. We are also interested in hearing from people who would like to tell the stories of women no longer living."
Education TransTech Social Enterprises- A social enterprise that provides education, support, and jobs for trans people facing high levels of discrimination
Allies Guide to being a trans ally - a resource on thePFLAG website from their Straight for Equality project.
"This guide will help you learn more about what "transgender" means, become better informed about the challenges many trans people face, and learn specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally!"
Cerebral Palsy and LGBT Advocacy - how to help LGBT children and teens with Cerebral Palsy who face bullying on two fronts - disability and sexuality/gender identity.
Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - TAPVA is an all volunteer, trans led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia. TAPVA provides educational opportunities around the important fact that trans rights are human rights by explaining the intersectionality between homelessness, discrimination, socioeconomic status and racism within the trans community in Virginia.
Equality Virginia - Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians (LGBT).
ACLU of Virginia (American Civil Liberties Union) - lobbies officials at both state and local levels, provides legal representation and defends civil rights. To learn about ongoing opportunities to volunteer with or work for non-profits in your community.
Rescue Mission* - 402 4th Street SE, Roanoke, VA 24013; General inquiries Only: (540) 343-7227
Trust House* - 404 Elm Ave SW Roanoke, Va 24016 General Inquiries Only: (540) 344-8060 EXT 103
* Please call the Roanoke Homeless Assistance Team - (540) 853-1715 (540) 853-1721 for intake and a referral. Trust House and Rescue Mission have been vetted by TAPVA. Both shelters are trans affirming and are the only two trans affirming shelters in Virginia to the best of our knowledge
The LGBTQ Community and Addiction This comprehensive website provides various treatment options, information on over 40 types of drugs, and ways to help yourself or a loved one seek help.
The Recovery Village - Personalized addiction treatment for LGBTQ individuals. "There are various LGBT substance abuse treatments and LGBT addiction treatment facilities that can assist you. Just call 877-606-6408. All calls are 100 percent confidential."
Planned Parenthood of VirginiaHormone therapy, primary care, wellness education and more in an affirming environment. Provides PrEP , which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s a daily pill that can help prevent HIV. If you don’t have HIV, taking PrEP every day can lower your chances of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. PrEP is also known by the brand name Truvada.HIV testing available in an affirming environment.
Make an appointment: 1-800-230-7526; Transgender health services line: 804-482-6154
My Trans Health - New group to help you find local trans-educated, trans-inclusive doctors.
RAD Remedy- New group creating a database of community-vetted doctors who provide "accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care in order to improve individual and community health."
RxOutReach - A nonprofit pharmacy whose mission is to provide affordable medications.
The LGBT Life Center - Provides those that are living with HIV/AIDS and their families, access to essential benefits and social services, so that they may manage their illness and live their lives with the highest level of self-reliance and dignity. PrEp-“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. To learn more please visit AIDS.gov here. Please also see Project Inform's fact sheet here.
LGBT Life Center - The LGBT Life Center offers free, confidential HIV testing through OraQuick and Clearview Complete. These are rapid HIV tests that provide results in 15 to 20 minutes. Call any of the offices to schedule your test. Testing is available on the same day. They also provide community screenings through their mobile unit, METRO757. To schedule a community screening, call 757-640-0929.
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