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 the PFLAG 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.
Disclaimer: These external links are provided as resources but any views and opinions expressed on these networks are solely the views of the proprietors and do not necessarily reflect the views or mission statement of the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia.
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.
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."
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.