Local Resources

CAMP magazine – Kansas City

Four Freedoms Democratic Club – KC’s LGBT Democratic Organization

Gay and Lesbian Center of the Ozarks

GLAMA – Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLBT History)

Heartland Men’s Chorus

Hope Care Center – HIV/AIDS

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – Kansas City

Like Me – Lighthouse – Kansas City LGBT Community Center

Joplin Gay and Lesbian Center – Joplin, MO

Kansas City AntiViolence Project

Kansas Equality Coalition

Kansas City Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Kansas City PRIDE Democratic Club

Kansas University LGBT Resource Center

KC Passages – Youth Organization

KU Lambda Council – Staff and Faculty Association

Liberty Press – LGBT Magazine

MAFA – Midwest Alternative Family Alliance – LGBT Families

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Open Doors in KC – LGBT Calendar of Events and Resources


PFLAG – Kansas City

Promo – KC Legislation Online

Southwest Family Healthcare

The LGBT-Affirmative Therapists Guild of Greater Kansas City

The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MAGLCC)

Under the Rainbow – Oral Histories of LGBT People in Kansas

University of Missouri Kansas City – LGBTQIA Resource Center

University of Missouri Kansas City – Women’s Center

University of Missouri LGBTQ Resource Center

Veronica’s Voice – Sexual Exploitation – Exiting the Sex Worker Industry

American Association of Sex Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) – About Sex Therapy

American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Clients

APA Division 44 – Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues

APA – Resource Page for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) Competencies for Counseling with Transgender Clients

National Association of Social Workers – Committee on LGBT Issues

Friends of Yates – Kansas CIty
24-Hr Domestic Violence Hotline – 913-321-0951

Kansas City Anti-Violence – LGBT Hotline:  816-561-0550

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Crisis Hotline – 1-888-363-2287

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
MOCSA’s 24 hr Sexual Violence Crisis Line: 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233

Safe Home Kansas City
24-Hr Hotline – 913-262-2868

Synergy Services Domestic Violence Hotline – Kansas City
816-HOTLINE / 800-491-1114

Rediscover – Mental Health and Substance Abuse – Kansas City
24-Hr Hotline – 816-966-0900

Swope Health Services – Kansas City

Tri-County Mental Health Services – Behavioral Health / Substance Abuse – Kansas City
24-Hour Emergency Service Crisis Line 1-888-279-8188

Wyandotte Mental Health Center County Crisis Line – (913) 831-1773

Johnson County Kansas Mental Health Center – (913) 268-0156

The Mental Health Association of the Heartland
Mental Health Help Line – (913) 281-1234
Teen Connection Helpline – (913) 281-2299

Rainbow Youth Hotline (Statewide) Call 1-877-LGBT-YTH, (1-877-542-8984) – 24 hours Missouri hotline for youth between 15 and 24 who are struggling with suicide, depression, sexual orientation, gender identity and other issues. Others who are interested in supporting LGBTQ youth, such as parents, teachers, counselors, and friends are also encouraged to call.

Synergy Services Youth Crisis Hotline – Kansas City
816-741-8700 / 888-233-1639

If you are not located near these resources, still call one of them and they can locate resources near you. If none of these actions are helpful or if these resources are unavailable, take yourself to the nearest hospital Emergency Room or dial 911 and tell them you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

The Trevor Project
1-866-4U-TREVOR is specifically for gay youth who are considering suicide. This website has lots of helpful information and a hotline with knowledgeable people who can talk with you.

You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Life Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255) where a trained counselor is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. The service is free and confidential.

The Gay And Lesbian National Hotline
Monday – Friday 6pm-10pm and
Saturday noon-5pm EST
National toll-free number

1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

Here’s another website with helpful information and options:

Please, reach out to somebody: try these crisis workers, a counselor near you, or one listed in our Directory of LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapists, an old friend, a family member, a minister, or someone nearby.  You may not believe it, but there are many people who genuinely want to help you feel better.

In urgent situations, dial 911 and tell them you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

Street Outreach Services – Kansas City Area
Youth Crisis Line: 816-741-8700

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-491-1114

National Runaway Switchboard

GLBT National Help Center – San Francisco
1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

GLBT National Youth Hotline – San Francisco
1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice – Grant Programs

Lesbian Connection Magazine

National Center For Lesbian Rights – Public Policy Law Firm

Old Lesbians Organizing For Change – (Against Agism)

Sisters Of Scota WMC National – Motorcycle Club

Velvetpark – Lesbian Magazine

ACLU – American Civil Liberties Union – LGBT Resources
American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV/AIDS Project
The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Amnesty International LGBT Rights Division
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

Gay Rights – at Change.org

Immigration Equality

International Gay And Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

Lambda Legal – LGBT Legal Advocacy
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Legal Action Center – Fights Against Discrimination Towards Those with History of Addiction
The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Military Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Southern Poverty Law Center – LGBT Issues
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Founded by civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. in 1971, the SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups. Our innovative Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes – free of charge – documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that promote tolerance and respect in our nation’s schools.

The Williams Institute
The Williams Institute advances sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high quality research with real-world relevance.

Womenslaw.org – Legal Issues and Violence

Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers

Counseling Resources
American Association of State Counseling Boards

Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors

Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Other Mental Health Organizations
ACA of Kansas

ACA of Missouri

American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB)

Kansas Psychological Association

Kansas School Counselors Association

Missouri Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Missouri Psychological Association

Missouri School Counselors Association

National Association of Social Workers – Missouri

American Folklore Society LGBTQA Section – Music and Dance

American Musicological Society LGBTQ Study Group

Entertainment Industries Council – EIC

Gay and Lesbian Association Of Choruses

Gaylaxicon – LGBT SCI FI Horror Convention

International Association Of Gay (LGBT) Square Dance Clubs

International Association Of Gay And Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs

Kansas City Freedom Band (Community Band of LGBT and Straight Allies)

Kansas City Women’s Chorus

Kansas City Heartland Men’s Chorus

Lavender Country and Folk Dancers – Clubs and Camps

Lesbian And Gay Bands Association

Lesbian Herstory Archives

National Women’s Music Festival / Women In The Arts

One National Gay And Lesbian Archives – of LGBT Heritage

Purple Circuit – Theatre and Performance

Foxwood Animal Hospital of Kansas City

Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association

Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization

Out With Cancer/National LGBT Cancer Project

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Grant Foundation

Satori World Medical Global Transgender Program

Simple Surrogacy – for LGBT Parenting

The Transgender Institute

World Professional Association For Transgender Health (WPATH)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Policy Makers

University Of Minnesota Medical School Program in Human Sexuality

Bi-Writers Association

Echelon Digital Magazine – LGBT Business Community

Lambda Literary Foundation – LGBT Authors, Writers

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

National Gay Pilots Association

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

National Organization Of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

Prism Comics – LGBT Comic Creators and Fans

Rainbow Law Kansas City Directory – Businesses and Organizations

Kansas Equality Coalition
The Equality Coalition is the largest organization in Kansas dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Kansas Equality Coalition is a non-partisan group of fair-minded people who are determined to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Our mission is to ensure the dignity, safety, and legal equality of all Kansans.

The Gay and Lesbian Review – Journal of History, Culture, and Politics

We identify LGBT rights supporters, educate them on the issues, give them the tools and the confidence to participate in the political process, and get results. PROMO’s goals are to help LGBT Missourians create a supportive and visible community, become active in the democratic process, and work for their equal protection under the law. We build community awareness and grassroots support for LGBT equality and increase civic participation of LGBT Missourians.