LGBT Resources

If you are overwhelmed, and in need of support, here are some great options:
Ball State Practicum Clinic 285-8047, Hours Mon-Thur 9am–8pm
Text START to 741741
Crisis Line 317-251-7575 or text CSIS to 839863
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
GLBT national Help Center 1-800-246-7743
24 hour Crisis 765-288-HELP
Trans Lifeline 877-564-8860 you can also messenger @translifeline

Indiana Youth Group (IYG) is a group based in Indianapolis that has provided a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allies since 1987. They have been supportive of OUTreach since the beginning and we could not thank them enough. Their site has some great resources for parents and kids.

Indiana Youth Group provides these resources to help youth who are questioning their identities:
How do I know I’m Gay
How do I know I’m a Lesbian
How do I know I’m Bisexual
How do I know I’m Transgender

Click the links below to find out more about the LGBTQ groups in your area.

Local Housing Resources

A Better Way provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence, transitional housing, advocacy for victims of sexual assault, a 24-hour crisis line for persons in any type of crisis, AOK afterschool programs, a suicide hotline, bullying, teen dating violence and domestic violence prevention programs, and a check-in call service for elderly or disabled homebound persons.

Bridges Community Services provides help and hope to our neighbors in need through innovative integrated efforts that enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community. Our work is driven by these values:

  • Treat people with respect; Maintain a sense of dignity
  • Take personel responsibility; Be fiscally responsible
  • Act with caring; Show kindness; Provide support
  • Act with integrity; Strive for Excellence
  • Show humility; Be welcoming; Have humor.

Are we missing anything? Please let us know by contacting us.

Transgender/Gender Variant Resources

Indiana Transgender Network has extensive resources for trans and gender-non-conforming individuals of all ages in Indiana.

Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance – INTRAA has a Facebook group here.

Trans Indy – Support group that meets once a month in Indy. More information on their website

Click the links below to find out more about national LGBTQ-support organizations.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network – GLSEN advocates for equal treatment of students on basis of sexual orientation and gender and an end to bullying in American schools

Colage – National organization for support of children of LGBTQ parents

Human Rights Campaign – Prominent national anti-hate organization founded in 1980

National Center For Lesbian Rights  – NCLR has been advocating for all LGBTQ rights (including non-lesbians) since 1977

Trevor Space – a safe internet chat room for LGBTQ youth that is monitored by adults

GSA Network – GSA advocates for safe schools and communities for gender and racial minorities.

Click the links below to find out more about LGBTQ sex education.

sex, etc. is a great resource for LGBTQ sexual health questions. It is geared towards teens and has information on safe sex, sexuality, and disease prevention.

Scarleteen is sex ed for the real world. Inclusive, comprehensive, and smart sexuality information and help for teens and 20s.

National LGBT Health Education Center collects LGBTQ health resources and learning tools.