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
PROVIDERS RESOURCE – AFFIRMATIVE HEALTHCARE:
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
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOTLINES:
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.
NATIONAL CRISIS HOTLINES:
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
ADDITIONAL CRISIS RESOURCES:
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.
RUNAWAY CRISIS RESOURCES:
Street Outreach Services – Kansas City Area
Youth Crisis Line: 816-741-8700
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-491-1114
National Runaway Switchboard
NATIONAL HOTLINE FOR GLBT RESOURCES:
GLBT National Help Center – San Francisco
GLBT National Youth Hotline – San Francisco
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
LGBT LEGAL RIGHTS:
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
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
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL GROUPS:
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
HISTORY, CULTURE, and POLITICS
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
PROMO – KC
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.