RESOURCES

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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
    (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.

  • Aimee Tanos LPC, PLLC
    (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
    Telehealth Only
    (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
    Dallas Rainbow Counseling
    3500 Oak Lawn, Ste 550, Dallas, TX 75219
    (214) 616-5082
    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

  • Wes Parks, LPC
    Metroplex Mental Health, PLLC
    (682) 717-1111
    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.

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
    Telehealth Only
    (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
    (214) 500-2554
    Specializes in ethnic minority and LGBTQ communities, individual counseling and couples counseling

Please note: These groups may change meeting times and places, so it is advised that you contact them before attending.

Denton area

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

Dallas area

  • 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.

  • 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) will resume meeting at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. Click here to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.

  • 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

  • Q Chat Space
    Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country.

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

  • Youth First Dallas
    (214) 521-5124
    Youth First serves LGBTQIA+ and allied youth, ages 12-18 and equips them with the tools and resources they need to live an authentic life through year-round, free programming that decreases high-risk behaviors, reduces social isolation, and increases self-esteem.

  • 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
    • Glow by Open Worship
      400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
      (940) 367-6957
      An LGBQTIA+ social group created out of Open Worship. This is an intentional space for LGBQTIA+ people who are also religious. We gather for fun socials like movie nights, craft nights, porch hangouts, and for more serious events like discussions around faith and identity. While we are geared towards LGBTQIA+ people who have connections to the Christian tradition, we are open to people of no faith or faiths outside the Christian tradition. Glow by Open and Open Worship strive to be LGBTQIA+ affirming spaces. You can learn more about us by email Krystal at kstroud@fumc-denton.org or finding us on Facebook.com/opendtx.
    • 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
  • Prism Health North Texas
    351 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 76208
    (214) 521-5191
    Non-profit HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and prevention

    • 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

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

    • Planned Parenthood
      Non-profit offering gender affirmative hormone therapy
    • 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
    • Rainbow Ink
      Rainbow Ink is a writing group for queer people that seeks to actualize a vibrant, colorful writing space through authenticity, imagination, and queerness. It is an open and affirming place to explore and develop our LGBTQ+ voices and uplift the sparkly gel pens of queer individuals. If you are a queer writer, and you want to join Rainbow Ink, email allison@uniondallas.org. Meetings take place on Zoom on Tuesday nights at 7pm.