HOTLINES - GLBTQ
Trevor Helpline -
24-hour free and confidential toll-free suicide prevention hotline is
specifically aimed at gay or questioning youth, geared toward helping those in
crisis or anyone wanting information on how to help someone in crisis. All calls
are handled by trained counselors
who are familiar with gay and questioning youth,
and are .
HOTLINES - GLBTQ
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Fenway’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline - Monday-Friday 3pm.- 8pm (Pacific Time / or 6pm-11pm Eastern Time), Saturday
2pm-7pm (Pacific Time / or 5pm-10pm Eastern Time)
- anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender adults and youths a “safe place” to call for information, referrals,
and support. In addition to issues like coming out, HIV/AIDS, safer sex and
relationships, trained volunteers also address topics such as locating GLBT
groups and services in their local area. Phone: 888-340-4528
Peer Listening Line
- a youth support and information line staffed
by trained GLBT volunteers age 25 and under, (same weekday hours but no
Saturday hours) Phone: 800-399-PEER (7337).
To receive free Helpline poster, email the program coordinator
Care Helpline - for
young people in foster care who have questions about LGBT-related
discrimination or abuse, a service of Lambda
Legal Defense and Education Fund. The line is staffed (Pacific
Standard Time) Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. [9-5:30, Eastern], but
callers may leave messages 24-hours … Phone:
866-LGBTeen (542-8336) ext. 350.
Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender National Youth Talkline -
a program of GLBT National Help Center.
1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743). Email:
HOURS - Pacific Time: Monday thru Friday from 5pm to 9pm (Eastern time:
Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight). Telephone and email counseling run by peer volunteers for young
adults up to age 25. Coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues,
school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender National Hotline: this program of
National Help Center is for callers of all ages.
Phone: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564).
HOURS - Pacific time: Monday
thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 2pm; Eastern time: Monday
thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, Saturday from Noon to 5pm. The hotline
provides free and confidential telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as
factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United
States. about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and
safer-sex information, and lots more. They also maintain a large resource
database which contains information on social and support groups, gay-friendly
religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups, information on
GLBT-friendly businesses including lawyers, doctors and various counseling
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline -
and crisis intervention line
operated by Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, staffed (Pacific Standard time):
Monday-Friday, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Saturday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. [6-11and
6-10, Eastern]. Phone: 1-888-340-4528.
NCLR's Legal Helpline
- offers confidential & free legal information regarding: safety in schools;
psychiatric abuse or forced commitment to a mental hospital or treatment center;
homelessness; discrimination in the foster care system or juvenile justice
system; medical and legal issues for transsexual youth. A service of the
National Center for Lesbian Rights, Staffed (Pacific Standard Time): Monday -
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (noon-8:00 p.m. Eastern). Phone: 415.392.6257 or toll-free
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Protective Services - This toll free number will give you the telephone number for reporting child
abuse in your local community. 24 hours a day: Phone: 1-866-END HARM (363-4276).
Lines - This web site will give you your local crisis hotline number
(for emotional crises and suicide help, emergency food and shelter help, etc.),
by city or county
Hate Free Zone Hotline
- To report a hate crime, hate incident or other discriminatory action (based on
any kind of bigotry -- race, gender, religion, country of origin, sexual
orientation, etc.). Leave a confidential message and a staffer will return
your call. This is also a way to get connected with a Safe Schools
Intervention Specialist (for school-based, homophobic harassment or violence):
Schools Hotline - (web contact form, 7 days/week). Information, referral and advocacy for students, families and educators
struggling with anti-gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender bullying, harassment or
violence in a public or private elementary, middle or high school. 24 hours a day - the phone line is answered at the Sexual Assault Hotline and they will have a Safe Schools Coalition Intervention Specialist volunteer get back to you within 24 hours:
Phone: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723).
Seattle LGBT Community Center's Referral Line -
Monday-Friday); Phone: 1-206-323-LGBT.
Life Line - Sexuality
educators from Planned Parenthood answer all kinds of questions about
sexuality or sexual health. The person you talk to will take the time you need
to discuss your concerns, and give support, accurate information, and helpful
referrals. This is also the reporting line for the Safe Schools Coalition. Phone
p.m.): Phone: 1-888-307-9275.
King County Sexual
Assault Resource Center - 24-hour resource line provides confidential,
personal support and information on medical, legal, and other related questions
regarding sexual assault. Offers medical advocacy for medical care, and
follow-up supportive services are also provided. Serves all victims of sexual
assault, past or recent, and their partners, families and friends, as well as
those seeking more information on the topic of sexual violence.
State HIV/AIDS Hotline - HIV/AIDS information and resource referrals on
prevention/education; HIP, APDP eligibility and enrollment. Technical
assistance and consultation to organizations, businesses, schools and
healthcare providers. You can leave messages 24 hours a day and they are
returned on the next workday, but the line is staffed only during the
workday. Phone: 1-800-272-2437.
State Domestic Violence Hotline - 24-hour
information, referral and advocacy for domestic violence issues.
HOTLINES - Local GLBTQ
Hotlines Around the U.S. top of page
Anti-Violence Program - provides direct client services including crisis
intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24
hours a day: Phone:
1-888-557-4441 (good in Colorado and parts of
The Gay &
Lesbian Switchboard of New York - run by
National Help Center provides telephone peer-counseling, as well as
information and local resources. Phone:
212-989-0999; Hours: Monday thru
Friday - 4pm to 8pm, and Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern time.
Hotline of San Francisco - run by
National Help Center. Phone:
415-355-0999; Hours are Monday
thru Friday from 5pm to 9pm, Pacific time. It provides telephone
peer-counseling, as well as information and local resources.
Gay & Lesbian Center/Anti-Violence Project - victims
line - Southern California only. Phone:
SafeSpace - in Vermont -Phone:
HOTLINES - General
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National STD and AIDS Hotline - 800-342-2437 and
Crime National Hotline -
National Child Abuse
Hotline - 1-800-422-4453
Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233; TDD:
Health Association Help Line - 1-800-969-6642
Hotline - 1-800-231-6946
Switchboard 24 hours: 1-8006214000,
TDD: 1-800-621-0394, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org - operates a
confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends
and family members. All services are free and available 24 hours every day.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline -
1-866-331-9474 or TTY:
Rape, Abuse, and
Incest National Network (RAINN) - 1-800-656-HOPE
HOTLINES - International
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Lines/Lesbian & Gay Switchboards in England, Wales, Scotland,
Ireland, and National Helplines
large list published at the bottom of the online booklet for
adolescents "i think i might be a lesbian... now what do i
do?" by Lesbian Information Service in Todmorden, Lancashire, Great