Allies, Medical, and Legal Resources

Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a support group for family and friends of LGBTQ people. This is a great page for parents to find answers to questions and support. Included is the link to the Indianapolis PFLAG chapter, which is the closest PFLAG chapter to the Muncie area.

ParentCentral.net is a site that offers parents anonymity and information. If you can’t find the answer to your question about your child on their Web site, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions and receive answers from trained Counselors within a 24-hour period. (they are currently working on their Web site – February 2017)

ParentFurther is an information and educational site, designed to enrich family life and support positive parenting.

Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country and their six million children.

Indiana Trans Youth Family Allies (they are currently working on their Web site – February 2017)

Child Welfare League of America is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving children and families that are vulnerable. Their expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country.

Lambda Legal LGBT Youth Care Toolkit –The tool kit offers practical tips and information to help ensure that LGBTQ young people in care receive the support and services they deserve.

Developed in partnership by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and Lambda Legal, the tool kit gives guidance on an array of issues affecting LGBTQ youth and the adults and organizations who provide them with out-of-home care.

Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA) is an international resource with local roots in Indianapolis. TYFA “empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.” TYFA is a wonderful resource for parents, educators, and healthcare practitioners looking for support and information. IMATYFA (the Indiana site) is currently under construction but you may contact them through their Facebook account.

The Ally Coalition (TAC) is a group put together by the band Fun. and designer Rachel Antonoff. Their purpose is “inspiring people, in particular their peers in the music, fashion and entertainment industry, to take action for LGBTQ equality. TAC believes that it is the responsibility of allies to support LGBTQ causes and fight against discrimination through  education, awareness and advocacy.” The band was recently in Muncie and played a private concert for us and made a donation to OUTreach! The blog posts that we put on our site also get sent to TAC’s guest blog.

Safe Schools Coalition – A national project to add policies in schools to protect LGBTQ students

Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to improving school climate in elementary school environments with training, resources, and lessons to help schools in embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ-inclusive schools, preventing bias-based bullying, creating gender-expansive schools, and supporting transgender and non-binary students.

Teaching Tolerance is a free online resource including magazine, newsletter, film kit, webinars, and more for educators of all types

PFLAG: Safe Schools –PFLAG chapters work directly with schools and stakeholders in their communities, providing support, resources, training, creative programs, and even model policy to create an environment of respect. Our umbrella program to support their efforts, work with our national partners and raise visibility of the issues facing LGBTQ youth in learning environments is our Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program.

OutCare’s Outlist recognizes healthcare providers who identify as culturally competent in the provision of care, treatment, and services of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population. The OutList is open to all healthcare providers, including but not limited to: physicians, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, podiatrists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.

LGBT-Positive Therapist Listings is a PDF list of affirming therapists in the Muncie area.

Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People: A review LGBT concepts and demographics, discuss health disparities affecting LGBT groups, and outline steps clinicians, health centers, and other health care organizations can take to provide patient-centered care for LGBT people.

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community: Causes, Challenges and Resources

How to Recognize the Signs of Addiction

healthinsurance.org is one of the longest running sources of in-depth information about health insurance for consumers.

Aspire HIV/AIDS Care Aspire Indiana Care Coordinators provide case management services and identify clients’ needs while developing a goal-oriented care plan to meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS.

Trans* Health:

Indiana Transgender Network aggregates resources available to transgender and gender diverse people living in Indiana. Our goal is to make it easier for people making a gender transition or trying to understand the subject of gender identity to find counselorsmedical resourceslegal informationsupport groupsadvocacy organizations and other help on their journey.

Eskenazi Health, located in Indianapolis, is one of only four health care systems in Indiana recently recognized as a leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign. All program staff members have been trained by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Eskenazi Health provides primary care and specialty services for adult transgender patients, both male and female.