RESOURCES

These local, state, and national resources that have been referred to us as safe spaces for members of our LGBTQ communities. Click on the plus (+) sign to expand a section. If you would like to suggest an addition to our list or report a listing, please click here.

Youth

  • American Institute of Bisexuality
    Resources for anyone who is bisexual, questioning, or undecided.

  • Community Unity Respect Education (CURE)
    3941 Legacy Dr #204, Plano, TX 75023
    Encouragement in fighting against HIV/AIDS, providing HIV/AIDS certification, outreach to the community, and offering a memorial to those lost to HIV/AIDS.

  • Equality Texas
    Works for full equality for LGBT Texans through political action, education, community organizing and collaboration. Offers pledges, support in contacting lawmakers, and much more.

  • Human Rights Campaign
    A campaign dedicated to advocacy, sharing coming out stories, and strengthening the LGBTQ+ community.

  • It Gets Better Project
    Encourages pride and shares coming out stories.

  • National Coalition of LGBT Health
    Offers education and training to community, conducts research and evaluation to enhance LGBT wellbeing, and advocates for LGBT community.

  • North Texas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA)
    Educational organization committed to celebrating diversity and enhancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender North Texas in schools, workplaces, and community. Offers many resources, including a business network.

  • Pride at Work
    Offers resources to LGBT people in the workforce and labor unions.

University & College Resources

  • Connections Wellness Group
    2701 Shoreline Dr., Denton, TX 76210
    (940) 222-2399
    LGBT-friendly group of doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists that provide counseling, psychiatric evaluations and follow-up visits, and primary care visits

  • Marshall Bewley
    207 W. Hickory St, Ste 304, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 294-6789
    Affirming mental health provider that mainly works with LGBTQIA+ clients, offers queer support therapy group.

  • Mark Dittloff, LPC, LSOT
    CCD Counseling, PA
    1512 Scripture St, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 382-5328 ext. 19
    Runs drug and alcohol groups, sex offender groups, and anger management groups. Spent first 13 years of career working in group homes for juvenile delinquents and residential.

  • Jake Jacobson, LCSW
    CCD Counseling, PA
    1614 Scripture St. Ste 200, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 382-5328 ext. 18
    Provides couples counseling

  • Janie Lewis-Zygiel, M.Ed, LPC, LCDC
    CCD Counseling, PA
    1512 Scripture St, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 382-5328 ext. 25
    Provides alcohol/drug assessment and counseling, including intensive out-patient and supportive out-patient treatment program

  • Aimee Tanos LPC, PLLC
    920 N. Locust, Denton, TX 76201
    (817) 602-3623
    Specializes in grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and more; special interest in LGBT community

  • Renee Baker
    Life Gets Better Together Counseling
    13500 Midway Rd. Ste 404, Dallas, TX 75244
    (214) 607-5620
    Offers individual counseling, support groups, family counseling, education, etc.

  • Dr. Lee Kinsey
    Dallas Counseling Services
    5580 Peterson Ln. Ste 150, Dallas, TX 75240
    (469) 405-0322
    Ages: Adults
    Sexuality, sex therapy, identity development, sex therapy, LGBT issues, couples counseling, individual counseling, LGBT workshops for professionals and community, business trainings to increase LGBT understanding in workplace

 
  • Rebekka Ouer, LCSW & Jeffry Ross, MBS, LPC
    Dallas Rainbow Counseling
    3500 Oak Lawn, Ste 550, Dallas, TX 75219
    (214) 635-5447
    All ages
    LGBT couples, individuals, family, and youth. Specializes in LGBT counseling, working with clients for over 11 years.

  • Michael J. Salas MA, LPC-S, LCDC, CSAT, CST
    Vantage Point Counseling Services
    3300 Oak Lawn, Ste 601, Dallas, TX 75219
    (214) 310-0417
    Ages: Adolescents to adults
    LGBT specialization, Certified Sex Therapist, EMDR, Gottman couples certification, Shame and Vulnerability Group

  • Carla Garber, Ph.D., LPC
    4200 S. Hulen St., Suite 450, Fort Worth, TX 76109
    (817) 360-1137
    Provides individual and family counseling, as well as life coaching and organizational consulting (with or without Equine Assisted Therapy)

  • Shelly Huffman, MA, PLC, LMHC-S
    1810 8th Ave, Ste B, Fort Worth Texas, 76110
    (817) 360-1137
    Counseling for individuals and couples, video therapy/teletherapy provider

  • Wes Parks, LPC
    Metroplex Mental Health, PLLC
    4304 Airport Freeway, Ste 110, Fort Worth, TX 76117
    (817) 921-6817
    Specializes in LGTBQ counseling and neuropsychological assessment

  • Deanna Potts, LCSW, CLC, LCDC
    Love Hope Healing, PLLC
    (817) 921-6817
    Therapist and life coach, specializes in female-identified persons, ages 25-55, struggling with body images, self-esteem, and/or sexual issues. BDSM, kink, poly, LGBT-friendly. All genders and orientations welcome.

Arlington

  • Lisa D. Hensley, Ph. D
    Iris Psychological Services, PLLC
    1201 N. Watson Rd, Arlington, TX
    (817) 962-0035
    Provides psychotherapy to adults, individual therapy, and relationship therapy

Carrollton

  • Melinda Porter, PLC
    MCP Counseling
    3740 North Josey Ln. Ste 126, Carrollton, TX 75007
    (469) 701-2333
    Specializes in addiction, couples counseling, first responders and military, LGBT gender and sexuality counseling, and sex positive therapy

Duncanville

  • Kimber Shelton, PhD
    KLS Counseling & Consulting Services
    214 South Main St., Suite 214, Duncanville, TX 75116
    (469) 407-0381
    Specializes in ethnic minority and LGBTQ communities, individual counseling and couples counseling

Frisco

  • Elyse Deleski, PH.D, LMFT-S
    New Perspective Counseling Services
    9555 Lebanon Rd., Ste 301, Frisco, TX 75035
    (469) 362-8004
    Specializes in improving relationships, stress management, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and serves the LGBT community

Plano

  • Thom Allen
    5700 Granite Pkwy, Ste 200, Plano, TX 75024
    (972) 731-2656
    Specializes in relationship, LGBTQ, and depression issues.

  • Samantha Greene, LCSW
    Greener Pastures Wellness, LLC
    400 Chisholm Place, Ste 103, Plano, TX 75075
    (972) 424-2300
    Ages: Preadolescents, adolescents, adults, and seniors
    Extensive background in helping those with mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, abuse/neglect issues, and stressful life changes as well as non-addicted persons affected by substance use, such as partners, children, parents, and other relatives of those who are struggling with addictions.

Richardson

  • Francis Smith, LMSW
    Heart of the Matter Healing Center
    2060 N Collins Blvd. Ste 108, Richardson, TX 75080
    (214) 500-2554
    Specializes in ethnic minority and LGBTQ communities, individual counseling and couples counseling

Denton area

  • GLBTQIAA Support Group
    Wednesdays, weekly 6pm-7pm
    2519 Scripture St., Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 391-5000 ext. 5503
    Open, free support group dedicated to creating a safe space for gender and sexual minorities. Although this is at a mental health agency (Denton Country MHMR), the group is not run by the agency, rather by volunteers.

  • Queer, Questioning, and Trans People of Color Group (UNT)
    University of North Texas
    Chestnut Hall, Ste. 311, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 565-2741
    Support group dedicated to creating a safe space for queer, questioning, and trans people of color. Wednesdays 2:30pm-4pm

  • Trans-Cendence
    1111 Cordell St, Denton, TX, 76201
    (940) 220-9937
    Trans and SOFFA (significant others, family, friends, allies) support group every 2nd and 4th Monday.

  • Aimee Tanos LPC, PLLC
    920 N. Locust, Denton, TX 76201
    (817) 602-3623
    LGBT group therapy, call for time and cost.

Dallas area

  • Dallas Resource Center
    2701 Reagan St., Dallas, TX, 75219
    (214) 528-0144
    Visit myresourcecenter.org for group information.

  • Renee Baker
    Life Gets Better Together Counseling
    13500 Midway Rd. Ste 404, Dallas, TX 75244
    (214) 607-5620
    Multiple groups: MTF 40+ adult trans group meets biweekly; MTF 20+ adult trans group meets biweekly; FTM 20+ trans group meets every 3 weeks; parents of trans children group and trans children group meets every 4 weeks; teen trans group meets every 4 weeks. $40 per group.

  • Amy S. Gragert
    2610 State St, Dallas, TX 75204
    (214) 390-9646
    Support groups for gay and lesbians. Meets every Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8pm. Group cost: $60-$70.

  • Michael J. Salas MA, LPC-S, LCDC, CSAT, CST
    Vantage Point Counseling Services
    3300 Oak Lawn, Ste 601, Dallas, TX 75219
    (214) 310-0417

  • American Civil Liberties Union
    Know your legal rights! Provides information about your legal rights as an LGBT person. File a complaint with the ACLU if you have ever been discriminated against because of your HIV/AIDS status or LGBT identify.
  • Lambda Legal
    National nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. This website has a specific listing of what legal protections there are in the workplace, healthcare, parenting, public accommodations, marriage, family and schools.
  • Dallas Gay & Lesbian Bar Association
    This is a directory in the Dallas area with lawyers who are devoted to advocating and protecting the LGBT population. The directory is broken down by areas of law.

College & University Programs

High School Programs

  • Bobcat Pride Scholarship
    Requirements include being LGBTQI+ and maintaining a 3.0 GPA for academic scholarship. Opportunities for leader development and emergency stabilization scholarships.
  • Denton ISD Guyer High School: GSA
  • GLSEN
    Research, partners, and advocacy in K-12 education, ensures LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a safe environment

Youth Programs

  • North Texas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) Youth
    Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
    1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010
    (972) 855-8456
    Dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied youth by providing youth with tools to improve self-esteem and self-acceptance. Youth meet weekly on Sundays for guest speakers, discussions, game nights, and dinners.

  • OUTreach Denton: Spectrum Youth
    Denton Unitarian Universalist Church
    1111 Cordell St, Denton, TX 76201
    Teen group (ages 13-18 or still in high school) meets every Sunday from 6pm-8pm during the school year.

  • Promise House
    224 W. Page Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
    (214) 941-8578
    GLMA provider, shelter and services for runaway and homeless youth of 0-24 years old

  • True Colors United
    Offers resources for LGBT outh who are homeless or at risk for homelessness

  • Youth First Texas
    (866) 657-2437
    Education programs on resiliency, anti-bullying, gender identity group, HIV/STD prevention, sexual health education, coming out, tutoring and job readiness. Discussion/support group for youth and parents, GED program, and life skills and mentorship. Offers art and writing club, Friday family dinners, summer camps, and a summer art show. Additional events throughout the month.

  • Coalition for Aging LGBT
    Offers resources and education, including LGBT friendly housing, health, advocacy, financial security, and social services in Denton, Collin, Tarrant, and Dallas County

  • LGBT National Senior Hotline
    (888) 234-7243
    Provides peer support as well as factual information and local resources anywhere in the U.S. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 4pm-12am EST and Saturday from 12pm-5pm EST.

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
    Provides information and resources to aging LGBT people.

  • Cathedral of Hope
    5910 Cedar Springs, Dallas, TX 75235
    (214) 351-1901
    Open to all faith and peoples; a congregation of the United Church of Christ

  • Congregation Beth El Binah
    11211 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75230
    (214) 520-9090
    Founded as a Jewish synagogue with an outreach to the LGBT community; a union of Reform Judaism

  • Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    1111 Cordell St, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 566-1286
    Open to all faiths and peoples; hosts LGBT PFLAG meetings for the community

  • Glow by Open
    400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
    (940) 367-6957
    LGBTQIA+ led, creative community exploring spirituality and identity by sharing our innate, God-given gifts. We meet at the Greater Denton Arts Council [GDAC] studio space. Contact Kake Nations at kakenations@gmail.com for more information.

  • Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
    1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010
    Open to all faiths and peoples; hosts Youth GALA meetings every Sunday to provide a safe place for LGBT youth to discuss and explore sexuality and gender

  • Open Worship
    E. Sycamore at S. Locust Street, Denton, Texas 76201
    Progressive, inclusive, diverse faith community worships 11am Sundays in newly renovated space. Enter through the terrance on Sycamore at the “God’s doors are open to all” rainbow doors. Groups and gatherings at various times and locations on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

  • Family Equality Dallas
    (214) 505-6767
    Offers resources for parents who are LGBTQ and their families

  • Gender Spectrum
    Comprehensive collection of research, resources, and stories to help any parent, family member, or guardian learn more about gender identity

  • Jerald Goldstein, MD
    Fertility Specialists of Texas
    5757 Warren Pkwy, Bldg 2, Ste 300, Frisco, TX 75034
    (214) 618-2044
    Couples/individuals who are wanting to conceive a baby. GLMA provider that offers egg freezing and in-vitro fertilization

  • Rainbow Roundup
    1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201
    (855) 697-7326
    Non-profit that promotes acceptance in all aspects of LGBTQ families and allies, to serve and strengthen the community through social activities, education, and connecting resources to individuals

  • TransFamilies
    A membership website for families with transgender, non-binary, or gender-diverse kids of any age.

  • gc2b
    Transitional apparel

  • FtM Essentials
    Binder donation program for individuals ages 24 and under

  • Point of Pride
    Offers an Annual Transgender Surgery Fund, a Free Chest Binder Donation Program, a Free Trans Femme Shapewear Program, an Electrolysis Financial Support Program, and other community-building support initiatives for trans youth and adults.

  • T-Kingdom
    Offers binders for purchase

  • Underworks
    Offers binders and compression clothing for purchase
  • GENECIS at Children’s Health
    Children’s Health Specialty Center Dallas Campus
    2350 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75027
    (214) 456-0262
    Program focuses on helping children/teens with issues surrounding gender dysphoria, multidisciplinary team will discuss puberty suppression therapy, hormone replacement therapy, and mental/social health needs.

  • Peter Raphael, MD
    American Istitute for Plastic Surgery
    6020 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
    Serves the transgender adult population

  • AIDS Outreach Center
    400 N. Beach St, Ste 100, Fort Worth, TX 76111
    (817) 335-1994
    Offers free or low-cost services such as case management, mental health services, food bank, dental clinic, and HIV testing and prevention.

  • AIDS Services of Dallas
    (214) 941-0523
    Provides housing and support services for individuals and their families living with HIV

  • Health Services of North Texas
    4308 Mesa Dr, Denton, TX 76207
    (940) 381-1501
    Non-profit HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and prevention

  • Prism Health North Texas
    351 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 76208
    (214) 521-5191
    Non-profit HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and prevention

  • Uptown Physicians Group
    4144 N. Central Expy #750, Dallas, TX 75204
    (214) 303-1033
    GLMA provider, treatment and prevention of diseases, STD detection, comprehensive HIV/AIDS care

  • AIDS Outreach Center: Trans Wellness Program
    400 N. Beach St, Ste 100, Fort Worth, TX 76111
    (469) 310-4500
    Provides free hormone replacement therapy, STD testing, patient navigator and counseling services to any transgender adult regardless of HIV status or residency

  • Endocrine Associates of Dallas
    10260 N. Central Expressway, Ste 10N, Dallas, TX 75231
    (214) 363-5535
    Hormone/endocrine specialists

  • David Fein, MD
    North Dallas Wellness Center
    8230 Walnut Hill Ln, Ste 304, Dallas, TX 75231
    (214) 696-3885
    Hormone specialist


  • Planned Parenthood

    Non-profit offering gender affirmative hormone therapy
  • Moovz
    Available for Android and iOS
    Social networking app to share experiences, make friends, and keep up with the LGBTQ+ community

  • Quist
    Available for Android and iOS
    Events from LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS world history daily

  • REFUGE Restrooms
    Available for Android and iOS
    Seeks to provide safe restroom access for trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals

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