Community & Informational Resources

Community & Informational Resources

It takes many different organizations and groups to support our community and help bring about lasting change. Please take advantage of our extensive LGBTQ community resource section to find various types of local, state and national organizations working in the LGBTQ movement, as well as some general information on various topics.

If you would like to suggest resources for us to add, please fill out this form. Also, see our LGBTQ-Friendly Business Directory.

Campaign for Southern Equality
The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and works across the South to promote full LGBTQ equality using a range of tools, including direct services, direct action, litigation, grant-making, and long-term organizing strategies to support a new generation of LGBTQ leaders and to build political power over the long term.

Equality NC
Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. Equality NC lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments; broadcasts LGBT news, stories and content; and mobilizes our communities on issues like marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

Equality Winston-Salem
Equality Winston-Salem was formed in 2010 to promote the wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals and strengthen the LGBTQ community in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. They do this by increasing resources through fundraising, targeting those resources strategically to areas of greatest need, partnering with open and affirming faith communities and straight allies, and serving as a catalyst for ideas and solutions. Equality Winston-Salem supports events that celebrate and honor the diversity of our LGBTQ community.

Gay Straight Advocates for Education (GSAFE)
GSAFE is a Greensboro-based organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth. Its goals are to provide LGBTQ resources for youth and parents/teachers to foster resiliency and address oppression; to promote education within Guilford County schools about LGBTQ topics; and to provide our communities with information to better recognize the accomplishments/needs of LGBTQ youth.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
GLMA (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare professionals. GLMA has become a leader in public policy advocacy related to LGBTQ health. The group represents the interests of tens of thousands of LGBTQ health professionals of all kinds.

National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families. As a progressive social justice organization, the Task Force works toward a society that values and respects the diversity of human expression and identity and achieves equity for all.

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and their allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation’s capital and around the country.

NC AIDS Action Network
The North Carolina AIDS Action Network works to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout our state.

NCCJ of the Triad
The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue. NCCJ does not advocate for any particular group or philosophy, but works to build mutual respect among all people—regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic background or faith.

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

Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative (SETAI)
The Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative was founded by members of the Greensboro transgender community and their allies. As an advocacy group, our mission is to support and assist transgender people in transition. We provide a safe space for transgender people, their families and friends to meet and share their experiences, as well as financial assistance.

Southerners On New Ground (SONG)
SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. They work to build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LGBTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Local College/University Groups

Elon University’s Gender & LGBTQIA Center
Elon University Moseley Center 211
2984 Campus Box
Elon 27244
(336) 278-6228
Email
Website

Guilford College Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQIA Activism, Education and Reconciliation
Website

NC A&T State University – Aggies Against AIDS
Email
Website

NC A&T State University – People Recognizing Our Underlying Difference (PROUD)
Website

UNCG Confetti
Facebook

UNCG PRIDE!
062 EUC-Office of Multicultural Affairs, UNCG
Email
Website | Facebook

UNCG Q+ Queer Graduate Student Association 
Website

UNCG Queer Student Union
221 Elliott University Center Box H2
PO Box 26170
Greensboro 27402
Email
Website

UNCG Wesley-Luther Campus Ministries
ACM Center, UNCG
500 Stirling St.
Greensboro 27403
(336) 334-5119
Email
Website

Wake Forest University LGBTQ Center
1834 Wake Forest Rd
Winston-Salem 27109
(336) 758-4665
Email
Website

 

General College/University Information

Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students―BestColleges.com
This list examines colleges that provide an exceptional level of support for students of various gender and sexual identities. The listing also includes descriptions of unique campus resources that provide support to students of various gender and sexual identities. You can also see their Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students by StateCollege Guide for LGBTQ Students and their list of the Scholarships for LGBTQ Students.

Campus Pride
Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network for and by student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

College Guide for LGBTQ Students — AffordableColleges.com

Helpful information for students looking at colleges. Includes pointers on assessing a college’s LGBTQ community, help finding scholarships to pay for college, a list of the top LGBTQ-friendly schools, and national resources.

Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Database
This database lists scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBTQ and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.

LGBTQ Students and College Affordability
This guide to LGBTQ colleges breaks down the individual components that make a campus LGBTQ-friendly, and is intended to help you navigate potential schools.

Click here to see our list of local therapists and other support resources.

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Texts are completely confidential. Among texters to the crisis line who are “experiencing LGBTQ issues,” North Carolina ranks fourth in the nation.

LGBT National Help Center
The LGBT National Help Center provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Resources include the LGBT National Hotline (1-888-843-4564), online peer support chat, and an online talk group for trans teens.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat with a counselor online here.

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) is a nonprofit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. They also provide micro-grants to help with name changes.

“This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self-harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us.”

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project (TTP) is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13–24. TTP’s trained counselors are there to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386). They also have text and online chat options:

  • TrevorText
    • Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
    • Available Monday — Friday, 3-10pm EST
    • Standard text messaging rates may apply.
  • TrevorChat
    • Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor
    • Available every day, 3-10pm EST

Local/North Carolina Resources

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCCADV leads the state’s movement to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.

One Step Further, Inc.
One Step Further, Inc. provides quality programs that help adults, youth, parents, and families take positive steps in their lives. Our trained professionals devote time to each program so that participants may reach their goals and outcomes.

PFLAG
PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG provides support for parents who have just learned that their child is gay, and for the LGBTQ persons who want desperately to have their parents and family understand. They also provide educational materials to enable families to understand each other, and they advocate for civil rights and against harassment and bullying. There are several PFLAG chapters in the Triad, including Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and Alamance County.

Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative (SETAI)
The Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative was founded by members of the Greensboro transgender community and their allies. SETAI’s mission is to support and assist transgender people in transition. They provide a safe space for transgender people, their families and friends to meet and share their experiences, as well as financial assistance. Support meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month. For safety and privacy reasons, please email SETAI.info@gmail.com for meeting locations.

Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro
The mission of the WRC is to promote the self-reliance of women by assessing needs, providing services and acting as a gateway to community resources. For those who need specific and individualized guidance, one-on-one counseling appointments with highly trained volunteer Community Resource Specialists provide encouragement, support, problem-solving, goal-setting and referral information.
628 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405
336-275-6090
Email

General Information

National Alliance on Mental Illness—LGBTQ
This resource from NAMI provides an overview of mental health and substance abuse issues affecting the LGBTQ community, tips for finding a mental health care provider, and links to additional resources.

Gay Straight Advocates for Education (GSAFE)
GSAFE is a Greensboro-based organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth. Its goals are to provide LGBTQ resources for youth and parents/teachers to foster resiliency and address oppression; to promote education within Guilford County schools about LGBTQ topics; and to provide the community with information to better recognize the accomplishments and needs of LGBTQ youth.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network)
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) is a national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. Their mission is for every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. They provide developmentally appropriate resources for K–12 educators and support student-led efforts to positively impact their own schools and local communities.

iNSIDEoUT GSA/QSA Resources
iNSIDEoUT is a youth-led (and youth-founded) network of Gay-/Queer-Straight Alliances and other youth and youth-run groups. Here you can find information and support for your GSA/QSA and connect with other GSAs/QSAs.

NCCJ of the Triad
The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue. NCCJ offers school-based youth programs, as well as adult workshops for educators/parents designed to create a shared commitment to youth-led initiatives that promote student engagement in improving the school climate.

NCCJ ANYTOWN
ANYTOWN™ is a week-long residential summer program conducted at Blowing Rock Conference Center in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Not your typical summer camp, ANYTOWN provides Guilford County students with a unique opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of students who come together to build a community based on inclusivity, respect and understanding. The days are full of engaging workshops and intense discussion groups along with fun games and electives.

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

Time Out Youth Center – Resources for Schools
Time Out Youth Center offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 11-20. The Center works directly with schools in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Union Counties in NC, but anyone can email or call the Center for help. All schools in North Carolina can be part of their statewide Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network.

Trans Student Educational Resources
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. TSER supplies trans resources and provides support for creating change in your school and beyond.

The Trevor Project Education Training
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13–24. Their Lifeguard Workshop is a free online learning module with a video, curriculum, and teacher resources for middle school and high school classrooms. The Trevor Project’s Trainings for Professionals include in-person Ally and CARE trainings designed for adults who work with youth. These trainings help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.

Local Faith Communities

College Place United Methodist Church
509 Tate Street
Greensboro 27403
(336) 275-3363
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Website

College Park Baptist Church
1601 Walker Ave
Greensboro 27403
336-273-1779
Email
Website

Congregational United Church of Christ
400 West Radiance Drive
Greensboro 27403
(336) 274-5378 or (336) 274-0838
Email
Website

Elon Community Church United Church of Christ
271 N. Williamson Ave.
PO Box 625
Elon 27244
(336) 584-0391
Email
Website

First Friends Meeting
2100 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro 27403
(336) 299-8869
Email
Website

First Lutheran Church of Greensboro
3600 West Friendly Ave
Greensboro 27410
(336) 292-9125
Email
Website

Friendship Friends Quaker Meeting
1103 New Garden Rd
Greensboro 27410
(336) 854-5515
Email
Website

Green Street United Methodist Church
639 S. Green Street
Winston-Salem 27101
336-722-8379
Email
Website

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
501 S. Mendenhall Street
Greensboro 27403
336-275-6403 or 336-275-6178
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Website

St. Mary’s House Episcopal Ministry 
930 Walker Ave
Greensboro 27403
(336) 334-5219
Email
Website

Temple Emanuel
1129 Jefferson Rd
Greensboro 27410
(336) 292-7899
Email
Website

UNCG Wesley-Luther Campus Ministries
ACM Center, UNCG
500 Stirling St.
Greensboro 27403
(336) 334-5119
Email
Website

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro
5603 Hilltop Rd
Jamestown 27282
(336) 856-0330
Email
Website

 

Other Groups

Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families, and Friends
A community of support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Mormons.

GayChurch.org
Ministering to LGBTQ Christians and allies around the globe. Features the largest welcoming and affirming church directory in the world.

More Light Presbyterians
Looking to find a church in your community that welcomes LGBTQ into the full life and participation of the congregation? Each congregation listed in this directory is a member of More Light Presbyterians and is committed to full inclusion and welcome of all God’s people.

Muslims for Progressive Values
MPV endorses the human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. They are committed to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and support full equality and inclusion of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, in society and in the Muslim community.

The World Congress of GLBT Jews: Keshet Ga’avah
The World Congress aims to be a networking resource for LGBTQ Jews from around the world to connect, engage, and support on local, national, continental and global levels. The Hebrew subtitle Keshet Ga’avah – Rainbow of Pride – emphasizes the importance of tradition and diversity to the World Congress.

Local HIV/AIDS Resources

The Adam Foundation
Based in Winston-Salem, the Adam Foundation promotes the identity, strength, and well-being of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and supports organizations serving persons living with HIV and AIDS.

Alamance Cares
Alamance Cares is a non-profit agency focused on stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS, Syphilis and Hepatitis C through awareness, education, and testing in Alamance and surrounding counties in North Carolina. There are no eligibility requirements for their programs. They offer free HIV testing, as well as rapid Hepatitis C and Syphilis testing. They “welcome people of any age, income, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, affectional preference, or nation of origin.”

Positive Wellness Alliance
The Mission of Positive Wellness Alliance is to provide services and support to people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS through medical case management, housing, outreach and preventative education in Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan and Yadkin Counties.

Triad Health Project
Triad Health Project provides intensive, individualized case management services, which are provided by professionals specifically trained and experienced in the field of HIV. THP also provides support, counseling and therapeutic groups to individuals and families who are learning to cope with HIV. They provide a long list of services including Higher Ground Day Center, an adopted communal retreat and resource center for persons infected or in any way affected by HIV/AIDS.

NC AIDS Action Network
The North Carolina AIDS Action Network works to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout our state.

North Carolina HIV/AIDS Care Programs & Services: HIV Medication Assistance Program (HMAP)

The North Carolina HIV Medication Assistance Program (NC HMAP) is the government funded ADAP for the state of North Carolina. NC HMAP is funded jointly by state and federal dollars and is designed to provide financial assistance to low-income state residents for the purchase of medications specifically used to combat HIV and the opportunistic infections which are specific to AIDS. Guidelines for participation in the program include a diagnosis of HIV infection and gross income at or below 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

General Information

CDC—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
This site includes resources specifically for gay and bisexual men, lesbian and bisexual women, transgender individuals, and LGBTQ youth.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
GLMA (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of LGBTQ healthcare professionals. While much of their work is with healthcare professionals, they provide some information and referral services to LGBTQ patients.

MedlinePlus—Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
On this page you’ll find information about specific health issues impacting LGBTQ individuals.

National LGBT Cancer Network
The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by educating the LGBT community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection; training health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care; and advocating for LGBT survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.

National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine (NCCRM)

“NCCRM is the premiere center for reproductive health in North Carolina and the East Coast… Our team specialize in fertility testing, diagnosis and treatment of infertility conditions. We’re experts in IVF, Tubal Ligation Reversal, Male Infertility, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Gestation Surrogacy, Family Balancing and more… The NCCRM, with offices in Cary and Greensboro, North Carolina, is proud of the fact that we have helped so many of our patients in the LGBTQ community to create families.”

Substance Abuse Information

Addiction Center: LGBTQ and Addiction
“Addiction Center exists to provide caring, effective addiction treatment for those in need of help. Our services are available to everyone, regardless of age, gender identity, race, economic standing or romantic orientation.

Our counselors understand the delicate nature of addiction treatment, and treat everyone who calls into our hotline with the highest levels of respect and professionalism. We recognize that everyone has unique and sensitive needs, and we take a holistic approach to prescribing the best treatment center.”

LGBTQ and Substance Abuse: Causes, Resources & Treatment
This page addresses the potential causes of substance abuse and challenges in seeking treatment for individuals in the LGBTQ community.

NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies
NALGAP’s mission is to confront all forms of oppression and discriminatory practices in the delivery of services to all people and to advocate for programs and services that affirm all genders and sexual orientations. NALGAP provides information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems, and support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.

Alcohol Rehab Guide
Includes information on a variety of topics related to alcoholism and recovery.

Addiction Resource
“Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life.”

Addiction Resource provides free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support. Their resources and services are available to anyone regardless of race, color, age, sexual orientation or gender.

LGBTQ & Alcohol Addiction
“The road to recovery from alcohol addiction does not have to be difficult, lonely or embarrassing. If you or a family member is trapped in addiction and have co-occurring disorders, you can find support and medications you need. Treatment professionals will use their knowledge to connect you to LGBTQ-sensitive facilities. Achieve core change, and heal your life.”

Transgender Health

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.

Medication Assistance

Prescription Drug Assistance
Programs that will assist with prescription drug costs, including HIV-related drugs.

Local/North Carolina Resources

American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina
Through litigation, lobbying, public education, and organizing, ACLU-NC works to build a North Carolina where LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. The ACLU-NC also works to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodations, government services, and other areas of life.

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys (NC GALA)
NC GALA is an organization made up of gay and straight attorneys who support the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. They provide referrals to attorneys who are non-judgmental, enlightened, friendly, and knowledgeable. Member attorneys have vast experience with LGBTQ issues in many legal areas, including criminal law, family law, corporate law, wills and estates, and many other areas.

WFU Elder Law Clinic—LGBT Resources
The Elder Law Clinic is a program of Wake Forest School of Law. Law students get practical experience under the supervision of an attorney. During the school year, the Clinic provides free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding counties.  To be a client of the Elder Law Clinic, a person must be at least age 60 and have an income of less than $1,800 per month for a household of one or less than $2,400 per month for a household of two.

Regional/National Resources

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, and queer people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, they do not charge their clients for legal representation or advocacy.

LGBTQ Rights Toolkit from Campaign for Southern Equality
The Campaign for Southern Equality has launched this online Toolkit to help LGBTQ Southerners—especially those in small towns and rural areas—understand and protect their rights. The Toolkit consists of Health Care Power of Attorney forms for every Southern state, LGBTQ-friendly attorney and physician lists, links to legal and mental health resources, and Name and Gender Change Guides. It also provides current information about changes in state and federal law against the backdrop of a rapidly-changing legal landscape.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
A national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and their families through litigation, public policy, advocacy, and public education.

Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Their site provides information and resources to help transgender individuals navigate various legal issues.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—LGBTQ Resources
This page explains your rights under the Fair Housing Act and HUD’s rules and how to file a housing discrimination complaint.

“The Fair Housing Act does not specifically include sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited bases. However, discrimination against a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person may be covered by the Fair Housing Act if it is based on non-conformity with gender stereotypes. Housing discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS and people perceived to have HIV/AIDS is also illegal under the Fair Housing Act’s prohibition of disability discrimination.”

Lesbian Connection
The free worldwide forum of news & ideas for, by and about lesbians.

QNotes
qnotes is the LGBTQ arts, entertainment and news publication based in Charlotte, NC.

Gay Straight Advocates for Education (GSAFE)
GSAFE is a Greensboro-based organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth. Its goals are to provide LGBTQ resources for youth and parents/teachers to foster resiliency and address oppression; to promote education within Guilford County schools about LGBTQ topics; and to provide our communities with information to better recognize the accomplishments/needs of LGBTQ youth.

Guilford College Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education and Reconciliation
The Bayard Rustin Center is a space dedicated to affirming the lives, histories and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allied students, faculty and staff at Guilford and beyond. The center holds an annual symposium that includes workshops and a keynote speaker. The daylong event is designed to address the struggles the LGBTQ community faces while also celebrating the community’s triumphs and recognizing its resiliency and the contributions its members have made in the United States.

Interactive Resource Center
The Interactive Resource Center invites people experiencing—or at risk for—homelessness to be part of a supportive community free of barriers. The IRC provides services that help our Guilford County neighbors reconnect with their own lives and with the community at large. The IRC’s community center at 407 E. Washington Street in Greensboro offers, among other critical resources: showers, laundry, barbershop, phone bank, mailroom, computer lab, medical clinic, gardens and a bike maintenance area.

NC A&T State University – Aggies Against AIDS
Aggies Against AIDS is a service group on the campus of NC A&T State University. They are dedicated to educating their community on the spread and prevention of HIV/AIDS. They also provide free testing to students and the community through annual events.

NC A&T State University – People Recognizing Our Underlying Difference (PROUD)
P.R.O.U.D. (People Recognizing Our Underlying Differences) is NC A&T’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally (LGBTA) Student organization. They work to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at North Carolina A&T State University so that LGBTQ students and their allies have equity in every respect and are included in all areas of the university community.

One Step Further, Inc.
One Step Further, Inc. provides quality programs that help adults, youth, parents, and families take positive steps in their lives. Our trained professionals devote time to each program so that participants may reach their goals and outcomes.

PFLAG Greensboro
PFLAG Greensboro holds monthly group support meetings as well as confidential individual consultations. They provide support for those who seek it, education through outreach to other organizations, and advocate in the Triad and our state and federal legislatures.

QueerLab
QueerLab is a youth-led media program at Elsewhere museum in Greensboro exploring LGBTQ experience in North Carolina. Each QueerLab session brings together an editorial team of queer-identifying youth to publish the zine I Don’t Do Boxes and organize workshops focused on creative media production and digital storytelling.

Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative (SETAI)
The Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative was founded by members of the Greensboro transgender community and their allies. As an advocacy group, our mission is to support and assist transgender people in transition. We provide a safe space for transgender people, their families and friends to meet and share their experiences, as well as financial assistance.

Stonewall Sports Greensboro
Stonewall Sports Greensboro is an LGBTQ & Ally non-profit sports league that strives to develop a well-connected and diverse community through organized competition and social events while giving back to the community. There are leagues for kickball, dodgeball, and volleyball.

Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro
The mission of the WRC is to promote the self-reliance of women by assessing needs, providing services and acting as a gateway to community resources. For those who need specific and individualized guidance, one-on-one counseling appointments with highly trained volunteer Community Resource Specialists provide encouragement, support, problem-solving, goal-setting and referral information.

Youth Focus
Youth Focus, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping Guilford County youth and their families learn to deal with today’s pressures. A powerful collaboration of medical professionals, therapists, administrators and volunteers, Youth Focus offers substance abuse counseling, foster care, young women’s housing, counseling, emergency housing, and school and educational groups. Youth Focus runs Act Together, an emergency housing facility for male, female and gender nonconforming youth.

YouthSAFE
YouthSAFE is a Greensboro-based organization that provides an environment in which LGBTQ youth come together to build community with one another, share resources, and build skills for responding creatively to the world around them.

YWCA Greensboro Emergency Family Shelter
The YWCA Greensboro Emergency Family Shelter program provides shelter, food, case management and holistic support for families experiencing homelessness. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The Adam Foundation
Based in Winston-Salem, the Adam Foundation promotes the identity, strength, and well-being of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and supports organizations serving persons living with HIV and AIDS.

Alamance Cares
Alamance Cares is a non-profit agency focused on stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS, Syphilis and Hepatitis C through awareness, education, and testing in Alamance and surrounding counties in North Carolina. There are no eligibility requirements for their programs. They offer free HIV testing, as well as rapid Hepatitis C and Syphilis testing. They “welcome people of any age, income, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, affectional preference, or nation of origin.”

Elon University’s Gender & LGBTQIA Center
The Gender & LGBTQIA Center develops services, education, and programs to support and engage prospective and current Elon students, employees, and alumni who may identify across the LGBTQIA spectrum (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual). They aim to engage LGBTQIA students and allies in creating intentionally inclusive communities around gender, sexuality, and intersections of identity.

Equality Winston-Salem
Equality Winston-Salem was formed in 2010 to promote the wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals and strengthen the LGBTQ community in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. They do this by increasing resources through fundraising, targeting those resources strategically to areas of greatest need, partnering with open and affirming faith communities and straight allies, and serving as a catalyst for ideas and solutions. Equality Winston-Salem supports events that celebrate and honor the diversity of our LGBTQ community.

NCCJ of the Triad
The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue. NCCJ offers school-based youth programs, as well as adult workshops for educators/parents designed to create a shared commitment to youth-led initiatives that promote student engagement in improving the school climate.

North Star LGBT Community Center
North Star is Winston-Salem’s first LGBT Community Center, opened in 2013. The Center offers many educational, social, and collaborative activities for the whole community in the Piedmont/Triad area, including programs for youth, families, and adults. They also run a LGBTQ library and Trans Clothing Closet.

OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem
OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem and North Carolina’s LGBTQ Film Series, was founded in August 2004 by Rex Welton and Lee Mecum. Check their “News” page for upcoming events.

PFLAG Alamance
PFLAG Alamance provides support for parents who have just learned that their child is gay, and for the LGBTQ persons who want desperately to have their parents and family understand. They provide educational materials to enable families to understand each other, and they advocate for civil rights and against harassment and bullying.

PFLAG High Point
PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

PFLAG Winston-Salem
PFLAG’s Winston-Salem chapter serves Forsyth and the surrounding North Carolina counties. PFLAG Winston Salem serves the LGBTQ community and their families and friends through various offerings and activities, including a monthly chapter meeting, social events, special-interest programs, educational workshops, and awards banquets to recognize those who have promoted acceptance in our community.

Triad Health Project
Triad Health Project provides intensive, individualized case management services, which are provided by professionals specifically trained and experienced in the field of HIV. THP also provides support, counseling and therapeutic groups to individuals and families who are learning to cope with HIV. They provide a long list of services including Higher Ground Day Center, an adopted communal retreat and resource center for persons infected or in any way affected by HIV/AIDS.

Triad Pride Bowlers
“We are a Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer and Straight Allies Bowling League. We enjoy camaraderie, FUN, socializing, and some mild competition. We welcome all bowlers regardless of who they are. We do require that you are an ally to the LGBTQ community and/or are open minded to all sexual orientations.”

Triad Pride Performing Arts
Triad Pride Performing Arts consists of LGBTQ people and their allies, who perform choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity–fostering pride, understanding, and acceptance. The group includes Triad Pride Men’s Chorus and Triad Pride Women’s Chorus.

Triad Softball League
The objective of the Triad Softball League is to promote a social environment through amateur athletics with special emphasis on the participation of the LGBTQ community, as well as the participation of LGBTQ allies and supporters, in an atmosphere of friendly competition.

Wake Forest University LGBTQ Center
The LGBTQ Center is committed to fostering a safe, equitable and inclusive experience for all. The LGBTQ Center is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender identity and sexual orientation.

WFU Elder Law Clinic—LGBT Resources
The Elder Law Clinic is a program of Wake Forest School of Law. Law students get practical experience under the supervision of an attorney. During the school year, the Clinic provides free legal services to the community in Forsyth and surrounding counties.  To be a client of the Elder Law Clinic, a person must be at least age 60 and have an income of less than $1,800 per month for a household of one or less than $2,400 per month for a household of two.

American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina
Through litigation, lobbying, public education, and organizing, ACLU-NC works to build a North Carolina where LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. The ACLU-NC also works to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodations, government services, and other areas of life.

Carolina Bear Lodge
It is the mission of Carolina Bear Lodge to provide opportunities for its members to socialize in a safe hospitable setting, to project a positive image and increase awareness of the bear subculture, and to contribute to the betterment of the gay community and society as a whole.

Equality NC
Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. Equality NC lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments; broadcasts LGBTQ news, stories and content; and mobilizes our communities on issues like marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

NC AIDS Action Network
The North Carolina AIDS Action Network works to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout our state.

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys (NC GALA)
NC GALA is an organization made up of gay and straight attorneys who support the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. They provide referrals to attorneys who are non-judgmental, enlightened, friendly, and knowledgeable. Member attorneys have vast experience with LGBTQ issues in many legal areas, including criminal law, family law, corporate law, wills and estates, and many other areas.

NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. The NCGLFF celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay, lesbian and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.

NC Gay Travel
NC Gay Travel is NC Pride’s site for LGBTQ-friendly travel in North Carolina.

NC Pride Pages
This resource from the Pride Committee of NC—the organizers of the annual statewide NC Pride festival and parade—lists gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-friendly businesses and services across North Carolina.

NCCJ ANYTOWN
ANYTOWN™ is a week-long residential summer program conducted at Blowing Rock Conference Center in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Not your typical summer camp, ANYTOWN provides Guilford County students with a unique opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of students who come together to build a community based on inclusivity, respect and understanding. The days are full of engaging workshops and intense discussion groups along with fun games and electives.

Positive Wellness Alliance
The Mission of Positive Wellness Alliance is to provide services and support to people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS through medical case management, housing, outreach and preventative education in Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan and Yadkin Counties.

The Pride Committee of North Carolina—NC Pride
The NC Pride mission is to promote unity and visibility among lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgendered people; to promote a positive image through programs and public activities that foster an awareness of our past struggle; to be recognized as an important and talented sector of our diverse state; and to support and encourage HIV/AIDS education, breast cancer awareness and basic health education.

NCPrideFest is be a place to talk about how LGBT communities can work for social justice and join together in a festive, celebratory space.

QORDS—Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer
QORDS is a summer music camp committed to promoting the creativity, confidence, leadership, and prosperity of southern youth queers. They aim to nurture intersectional spaces and claim music as a vehicle of queer empowerment. The camp is a five-day long, overnight experience.

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

Time Out Youth Center – Resources for Schools
Time Out Youth Center offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 11-20. The Center works directly with schools in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Union Counties in NC, but anyone can email or call the Center for help. All schools in North Carolina can be part of their statewide Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network.

Campus Pride
Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network for and by student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
GLMA (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare professionals. GLMA has become a leader in public policy advocacy related to LGBTQ health. The group represents the interests of tens of thousands of LGBT health professionals of all kinds.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network)
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) is a national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. Their mission is for every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. They provide developmentally appropriate resources for K–12 educators and support student-led efforts to positively impact their own schools and local communities.

iNSIDEoUT GSA/QSA Resources
iNSIDEoUT is a youth-led (and youth-founded) network of Gay-/Queer-Straight Alliances and other youth and youth-run groups. Here you can find information and support for your GSA/QSA and connect with other GSAs/QSAs.

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, queer people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, they do not charge their clients for legal representation or advocacy.

LGBT National Help Center
The LGBT National Help Center provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Resources include the LGBT National Hotline (1-888-843-4564), online peer support chat, and an online talk group for trans teens.

NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies
NALGAP’s mission is to confront all forms of oppression and discriminatory practices in the delivery of services to all people and to advocate for programs and services that affirm all genders and sexual orientations. NALGAP provides information, training, networking, and advocacy about addiction and related problems, and support for those engaged in the health professions, individuals in recovery, and others concerned about the health of gender and sexual minorities.

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and their allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation’s capital and around the country.

National LGBT Cancer Network
The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBTQ cancer survivors and those at risk by educating the LGBTQ community about our increased cancer risks and the importance of screening and early detection; training health care providers to offer more culturally-competent, safe and welcoming care; and advocating for LGBTQ survivors in mainstream cancer organizations, the media and research.

National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to healthcare organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

National LGBTQ Task Force
The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and their families. As a progressive social justice organization, the Task Force works toward a society that values and respects the diversity of human expression and identity and achieves equity for all.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the US’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and/or queer older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBTQ organizations and LGBTQ older adults.

PFLAG
PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBTQ older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBTQ older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBTQ organizations. They offer programs such as the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline and National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative.

Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Their site provides information and resources to help transgender individuals navigate various legal issues.

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) is a nonprofit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

“This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us.”

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project (TTP) is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13–24. TTP’s trained counselors are there to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).

Campaign for Southern Equality
The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and works across the South to promote full LGBTQ equality using a range of tools, including direct services, direct action, litigation, grant-making, and long-term organizing strategies to support a new generation of LGBTQ leaders and to build political power over the long term.

Equality NC
Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians. Equality NC lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments; broadcasts LGBTQ news, stories and content; and mobilizes our communities on issues like marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

Equality Winston-Salem
Equality Winston-Salem was formed in 2010 to promote the well-being of LGBTQ individuals and strengthen the LGBTQ community in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. They do this by increasing resources through fundraising, targeting those resources strategically to areas of greatest need, partnering with open and affirming faith communities and straight allies, and serving as a catalyst for ideas and solutions. Equality Winston-Salem supports events that celebrate and honor the diversity of our LGBTQ community.

Local Resource

Senior Resources of Guilford
The mission of Senior Resources of Guilford is to serve our diverse community of seniors and their families by advocating and providing supportive services that enhance the independence, health and quality of life for seniors. Agency programs are open to all individuals who meet established program criteria regardless of race, color, creed or sex.

National Resources

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the US’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBTQ organizations and LGBT older adults.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBTQ older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBTQ organizations. They offer programs such as the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline and National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative.

Carolina Bear Lodge
It is the mission of Carolina Bear Lodge to provide opportunities for its members to socialize in a safe hospitable setting, to project a positive image and increase awareness of the bear subculture, and to contribute to the betterment of the gay community and society as a whole.

Triad Pride Men’s Chorus
Triad Pride Men’s Chorus performs choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich, while promoting equality and social justice for all people.

Interactive Resource Center
The Interactive Resource Center invites people experiencing—or at risk for—homelessness to be part of a supportive community free of barriers. The IRC provides services that help our Guilford County neighbors reconnect with their own lives and with the community at large. The IRC’s community center at 407 E. Washington Street in Greensboro offers, among other critical resources: showers, laundry, barbershop, phone bank, mailroom, computer lab, medical clinic, gardens and a bike maintenance area.

Youth Focus—Act Together Emergency Shelter
Act Together is a free emergency housing facility for youth of all genders who have run away, are experiencing a family crisis, are the victims of abuse or neglect, or are homeless for other reasons. While at Act Together, youth receive shelter, as well as medical, psychological, and educational support in home-like environment. Act Together has been a Guilford Green Foundation grant recipient.

YWCA Greensboro Emergency Family Shelter
The YWCA Greensboro Emergency Family Shelter program provides shelter, food, case management and holistic support for families experiencing homelessness. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Local Resources

CWS Greensboro
CWS Greensboro provides comprehensive case management and employment services aimed at empowering newly arrived refugees to build a foundation for long-term self-sufficiency and success in the U.S. Services for refugees include basic needs support, case management, cultural orientation, health access assistance and intensive job preparation and placement services.

Every Campus a Refuge
Every Campus A Refuge was founded at Guilford College by Dr. Diya Abdo in September of 2015 to call on every college and university in the world to partner with their local refugee resettlement agencies to house refugees on campus grounds and assist them in resettlement.  The idea is that university and college campuses have everything necessary—housing, food, care, skills—to take in refugees and support them as they begin their lives in their new homes.

Under this program, each refugee family is temporarily housed until they are able to resettle successfully in Greensboro. They are provided with free rent, utilities, Wi-Fi, use of college facilities and resources, as well as a large community of support in the form of the college campus and its friends.

FaithAction International House
FaithAction International House helps immigrants in need from all over the world meet their basic needs of food, housing, healthcare, and a valid form of identification in partnership with several local agencies, and provides professional immigration legal services. They hold language and computer classes and job readiness assistance each week at their welcoming house location in downtown Greensboro. FaithAction International House has been a  Guilford Green Foundation grant recipient, and their Executive Director, Rev. David Fraccaro, received the 2016 GGF Distinguished Service Award.

National Resources

Immigration Equality
Immigration Equality is the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. They represent and advocate for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse, and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

National Immigrant Justice Center — LGBTQ Immigrants
NIJC’s LGBT Immigrant Rights Initiative provides legal services to LGBTQ immigrants across the country and engages in impact litigation targeting systemic flaws in the immigration system including the discriminatory adjudication of sexual-orientation and gender identity based claims and errors in the interpretation of refugee and asylum law.

Triad Pride Women’s Chorus
Triad Pride Women’s Chorus performs choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich, while promoting equality and social justice for all people.

NCCJ of the Triad
The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue. NCCJ’s mission is to fight bias, bigotry, and racism in America. NCCJ’s work is to transform communities through institutional change and by empowering leaders so that all people will have access to the nation’s opportunities and be included in its promise.

Southerners On New Ground (SONG)
SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. They work to build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Local Resource

Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative (SETAI)
The Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative was founded by members of the Greensboro transgender community and their allies. As an advocacy group, our mission is to support and assist transgender people in transition. We provide a safe space for transgender people, their families and friends to meet and share their experiences, as well as financial assistance.

National Resources

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, D.C. Today, NCTE has grown to a staff of 17 and works at the local, state, and federal level to change laws, policies and society

Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Their site provides information and resources to help transgender individuals navigate various legal issues.

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) is a nonprofit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

“This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call us.”

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Texts are completely confidential. Among texters to the crisis line who are “experiencing LGBTQ issues,” North Carolina ranks fourth in the nation, and roughly 75% of their texters are under 25 years old.

The Trevor Project Support Center
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13–24.
The Support Center is a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

Local Resources

NCCJ of the Triad – Youth Programs
The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue. NCCJ does not advocate for any particular group or philosophy, but works to build mutual respect among all people—regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic background or faith.

NCCJ ANYTOWN
ANYTOWN™ is a week-long residential summer program conducted at Blowing Rock Conference Center in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Not your typical summer camp, ANYTOWN provides Guilford County students with a unique opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of students who come together to build a community based on inclusivity, respect and understanding. The days are full of engaging workshops and intense discussion groups along with fun games and electives.

QueerLab
QueerLab is a youth-led media program at Elsewhere museum in Greensboro exploring LGBTQ experience in North Carolina. Each QueerLab session brings together an editorial team of queer-identifying youth to publish the zine I Don’t Do Boxes and organize workshops focused on creative media production and digital storytelling.

QORDS—Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer
QORDS is a summer music camp committed to promoting the creativity, confidence, leadership, and prosperity of southern youth queers. They aim to nurture intersectional spaces and claim music as a vehicle of queer empowerment. The camp is a five-day long, overnight experience.

The Queen’s Storytime
The Queen’s Storytime is a monthly drag queen storytime event hosted by Stonewall Sports Greensboro at Scuppernong Books. Check Stonewall Sports’ Facebook Events page for details on the next storytime.

“To children, Drag Queens appear as something out of fairy tales. Both children and drag queens enjoy a shared interest in dressing up, wrapping themselves in all things shiny and glittery, and using their imagination. This event is meant to promote love and acceptance, celebrating one’s differences.”

Youth Focus
Youth Focus, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping Guilford County youth and their families learn to deal with today’s pressures. A powerful collaboration of medical professionals, therapists, administrators and volunteers, Youth Focus offers substance abuse counseling, foster care, young women’s housing, counseling, emergency housing, and school and educational groups. Youth Focus runs Act Together, an emergency housing facility for male, female and gender nonconforming youth.

YouthSAFE
YouthSAFE is a Greensboro-based organization that provides an environment in which LGBTQ youth come together to build community with one another, share resources, and build skills for responding creatively to the world around them.

Carolina Bear Lodge
It is the mission of Carolina Bear Lodge to provide opportunities for its members to socialize in a safe hospitable setting, to project a positive image and increase awareness of the bear subculture, and to contribute to the betterment of the gay community and society as a whole.

LGBTQ-Friendly Bars in Greensboro and Winston-Salem
“Greensboro is a pretty progressive city, and the gay community here is small but solid. Several universities and North Carolina’s slow but gradual shift towards LGBTQ-friendliness help a lot with that. Unfortunately, the city has seen some of its notable gay bars close over the past two years, including Warehouse 29 and lesbian-centric Time Out Saloon. The Triad has a few gay bars that are still standing strong.”

North Star LGBT Community Center
North Star is Winston-Salem’s first LGBT Community Center, opened in 2013. The Center offers many educational, social, and collaborative activities for the whole community in the Piedmont/Triad area, including programs for youth, families, and adults. They also run a LGBTQ library and Trans Clothing Closet.

NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. The NCGLFF celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today’s gay, lesbian and transgender life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking.

NC Gay Travel
NC Gay Travel is NC Pride’s site for LGBTQ-friendly travel in North Carolina.

NC Pride Pages
This resource from the Pride Committee of NC—the organizers of the annual statewide NC Pride festival and parade—lists gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-friendly businesses and services across North Carolina.

NC Pride
The NC Pride mission is to promote unity and visibility among lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgendered people; to promote a positive image through programs and public activities that foster an awareness of our past struggle; to be recognized as an important and talented sector of our diverse state; and to support and encourage HIV/AIDS education, breast cancer awareness and basic health education.

NC PrideFest is be a place to talk about how LGBTQ communities can work for social justice and join together in a festive, celebratory space.

OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem
OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem and North Carolina’s LGBTQ Film Series, was founded in August 2004 by Rex Welton and Lee Mecum. Check their “News” page for upcoming events.

The Queen’s Storytime
The Queen’s Storytime is a monthly drag queen storytime event hosted by Stonewall Sports Greensboro at Scuppernong Books. Check Stonewall Sports’ Facebook Events page for details on the next storytime.

“To children, Drag Queens appear as something out of fairy tales. Both children and drag queens enjoy a shared interest in dressing up, wrapping themselves in all things shiny and glittery, and using their imagination. This event is meant to promote love and acceptance, celebrating one’s differences.”

Triad Pride Performing Arts
Triad Pride Performing Arts consists of LGBTQ people and their allies, who perform choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity–fostering pride, understanding, and acceptance. The group includes Triad Pride Men’s Chorus and Triad Pride Women’s Chorus.

The Greensboro Arm Wrestling League (GRAWL)
“[GRAWL] is an all-volunteer fundraising organization that aims to help our community through badass, progressive theatrical events. Our colorful lady arm wrestlers entertain the crowds while raising money for Greensboro nonprofits that serve women and girls.

At GRAWL, we believe that our organization should reflect the community in which we live, and therefore we welcome volunteers of any race, nation of origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women of all physical abilities and transgender women are invited to wrestle.”

Greensboro Roller Derby (GSORD)
“Greensboro Roller Derby was founded on February 3, 2010.  From the ground up, a group of strong-willed, dedicated, beautiful women have turned what was once a dream for many, into a reality.  Practicing 3 times a week (sometimes more), Greensboro Roller Derby has successfully set out on a path for total Derby domination.”

A portion of proceeds from every event go to charity.

Stonewall Sports Greensboro
Stonewall Sports Greensboro is an LGBTQ & Ally non-profit sports league that strives to develop a well-connected and diverse community through organized competition and social events while giving back to the community. There are leagues for kickball, dodgeball, and volleyball.

Triad Pride Bowlers
“We are a Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgendered, Queer and Straight Allies Bowling League. We enjoy camaraderie, FUN, socializing, and some mild competition. We welcome all bowlers regardless of who they are. We do require that you are an ally to the LGBTQ community and/or are open minded to all sexual orientations.”

Triad Softball League
The objective of the Triad Softball League is to promote a social environment through amateur athletics with special emphasis on the participation of the LGBTQ community, as well as the participation of LGBTQ allies and supporters, in an atmosphere of friendly competition.