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LGBTQ+ Resources

This guide provides an overview of LGBTQ+ resources locally, regionally, and nationally.

Coming Out Resources

Coming Out Resources

There is no right or wrong way to come out. Each person’s situation is unique and requires unique considerations. However, the resources on this page can help you decide when is the best time to come out and how to do so safely. 

Transition Resources

Transition Resources

Just like coming out, there is no right or wrong way to transition. These resources identify some common issues connected to transitioning, but each person’s transition is personal and unique. To talk to somebody about transitioning, contact NAU’s counseling services. There you will find a sympathetic and knowledgeable ear. 

Safer Sex Resources

Safer Sex Resources

Unfortunately, most people have not receive adequate, inclusive, and comprehensive sex education. These resources help fill that gap. People who receive anal or vaginal sex are at higher risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). HIV is a particular concern for the LGBTQ+ community, with the highest percentage of new cases still found among the community. Fortunately, research indicates that people hwo know how to protect themselves are more likely to do so, decreasing the chances of contracting STIs. 

Lifelines and Crisis Numbers

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8253). Veterans press 1.
  • Text TALK to 741741. Text with a trained counselor from the crisis text line for free 24/7.
  • The Trevor Project, Trevor lifeline available 24/7. 1-866-488-7386.
  • Trans Lifeline. Support for transgender people by transgender people. 1-877-565-8860.
  • SAGE LGBT Elder Care Hotline. Peer support and local resources for older adults. 1-888-843-LGBT (5428).
  • The LGBT National Hotline. Peer support and local resources for all ages. 1-888-843-4564.