Crisis and General Health Information

There are tons of resources here from recent reports to hotline numbers nationally and locally. I have listed more urgent contacst first, please bbrose the list.

IF you are feeling alone, confused or in crisis, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR for immediate help.

Looking for Counseling services in central Ohio?

StoneWall Columbus Counseling Services
As a result of our collaboration with Maryhaven, Stonewall Columbus is pleased to announce the limited availability of an on-site counselor at the Center on High. We welcome Sonny D. Saunders, MSE, PC. Sonny is a Professional Counselor, Therapist and Clinician providing individual and group counseling sessions to our GLBT population at no charge. Counseling sessions may address any issues, including mental health, alcohol & drug, coming out, relationship, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, suicidal/homicidal ideation, anger management, family, to name a few. We are excited to offer this vital service to our community and look forward to our successful association with Sonny and Maryhaven. Sonny’s office is on the 2nd floor of the Center on High at 1160 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201.

All clients will be seen on an appointment basis only. All appointments must be made directly with Sonny Saunders by calling 614-306-9737. No appointments may be scheduled by staff or volunteers at the Center on High.

Resources on LGBTIQ Health

Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBTIQ Community by the American Lung Asssociation.  Available at

Fact sheets and reports from the National Coalition for LGBT Health

For more information about our work, please visit What We're Working On

LGBT Health Disparities

LGBT Data Collection

The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform

Prevention and Wellness

Reports from Our Members

During the 9th National LGBT Health Awareness Week, "Come Out for Health" 

Other Reports and Resources

The following list of resources is not intended to be exhaustive and is provided only as a basic starting point for learning more about LGBT health. There are many more great resources out there, many of them produced and maintained by our members.

General LGBT Health

LGBT Data Collection

Tobacco and Other Substance Use


Health Care for LGBT People

Mental Health

Sexual Health

Other Health Issues

Data Collection

Healthcare Reform

Sexual Health

Prevention and Wellness

Reports from Our Members

Publications from the Center for American Progress: click here

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention LGBT Health site: click here

Healthy People 2010 & 2020: click here

Healthcare Equality Index, 2007-2010: click here

NIAID HIV Vaccine Education Initiative (NHVREI): click here to learn more about the fight against HIV/AIDS

LGBT Data Collection from GayData: click here

National Coalition for LGBT Health website

National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives  A web portal designed to engage consumers, family members, clinicians, and policy makers in learning about and sharing experiences in drafting and implementing PADs. The portal features up-to-date State information on PADs, links to each State statute, relevant forms to complete PADs, an online presentation discussing important aspects of PADs, and a short documentary film on their use. A blog features news, commentary, and interactive discussion.
Locate Mental Health Resources near you

Addiction/mental health information for LGBTIQ Community

Gay and Lesbian Quitters of Steel
Brief description: Gay and Lesbians interested in Kicking Butts Foever thru forming a United Force.  68 members.  They can be found at “Relearn Life without Cigarettes Group page.”
"This group is dedicated to gay men and women (and their supporters) who are truly dedicated to kicking the butts forever.  I mean, how the hell are we going to be strong enough to fight for the freedoms we deserve if we're killing ourselves by inches by smoking?  See what I'm saying?  So, if you're interested in getting support and understanding from others who know exactly what you're going through, join the group.  Lets keep working together to eliminate as many ills as we possibly can."
(LGBT Health Matters manual)
(LGBT Communities and Substance Abuse—What Health Has to Do
With It! report)

(National Association of Gay & Lesbian Addiction Professionals)
(U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and SAMHSA’s
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information)
(The Women’s Addiction Foundation’s document: Lesbian and
Bisexual Women and Substance Use)
(Critical Health Needs of M to F Transgenders of Colour report) 


General Background:
LGBT Health
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Suggested sections: Hepatitis section, Publications, such as: LGBT Health: Findings and Concerns (includes transgender health section with definitions)  Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for LGBT Health (see resources chapter for potential referrals)

The GLBT Health Access Project
Suggested sections: Community Standards of Practice For Provision of Quality Health Care Services For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Clients Educational posters

National Coalition for LGBT Health

Seattle/King County GLBT Health Web Pages

National Association of Gay and Lesbian Community Centers
Suggested sections:  Directory (for centers throughout the U.S. which will have additional referrals for local LGBT-sensitive services—e.g. counseling services, support groups, health educations, and legal resources)

GLBT National Help Center
National non-profit organization offering toll-free peer counseling, information, and local resources, including local switchboard numbers and gay-related links 888-THE-GNLH (843-4564)

GLBT National Youth Talkline
Youth peer counseling, information, and local resources, through age 25 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration/National Clearinghouse for
Alcohol and Drug Information—LGBT site

General Information: National LGBT Rights
Human Rights Campaign
(national organization working for LGBT equal rights on federal government level)

Lambda Legal
(national LGBT legal and policy organization protecting civil rights of LGBT and people living with HIV) legal helpdesk: 212-809-8585
National Center for Lesbian Rights
(national legal resource center advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families, and representing gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals on legal
issues that also advance lesbian rights. or hotline: 415-392-6257

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
(national grassroots organization supporting LGBT advocacy efforts at state and federal levels)

American Cancer Society
Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men; Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women; Tobacco and the LGBT Community.  Place order for free brochures by phone:

American College Health Association
Numerous brochures, such as: “Man to Man: Three Steps to Health for Gay, Bisexual, or Any Men Who Have Sex With Men” and “Woman to Woman: Three Steps to Health for Lesbian, Bisexual, or Any Women Who Have Sex With Women”

Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization
Informational documents on various lesbian health issues, appropriate for consumers or providers, for example: Facts about Lesbians and Smoking, Nutrition and Obesity, The Heart Truth for Lesbians

Out Traveler
Renaissance News (formerly Transgender Community News)
Your local LGBT newspapers or other publication(s)

General Lesbian Health
The Lesbian Health Research Center at UCSF

Mautner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization

Planned Parenthood Lesbian Health section

Verbena Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Screening Schedule for Women:

General Gay Men’s Health

The Institute for Gay Men’s Health
A project of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and AIDS Project
Los Angeles

Gay CitySeattle, WA

General Bisexual Health
Bisexual Resource Center Health Resources

Bi Health Program, Fenway Community Health

“Safer Sex For Bisexuals and Their Partners” pamphlet

Transgender Health
FTM International

International Foundation for Gender Education


Transgender Forum’s Community Center

Transgender Law Center

Recommendations for Transgender Health Care

Transgender Resource and Neighborhood Space (TRANS)

Transgender Health Care Conference (2000) (online magazine)

Transsexual Road Map

Transsexual Women’s Resources

Intersex Health
Intersex Society of North America

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)


Planned Parenthood

CDC MSM Information Center
This includes various resources for MSM about HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B and hepatitis A, such as fact sheets, posters, booklet, and pocket card.

Gay City

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
They have a campaign on Hepatitis A and B and MSM addressing the importance of vaccination, including poster and brochures. For more information or to order copies,

Free and low-cost hepatitis clinics:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Viral

Model programs for MSM and hepatitis A, B, and C prevention:

National HIV and AIDS Hotline
800-342-AIDS; 800-344-SIDA (7432) (Spanish); TDD: 800-243-7889

AEGIS (largest keyword-searchable online database for HIV/AIDS)

American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)

The Body: an AIDS and HIV information resource

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project

New Mexico AIDSNet
(online fact sheets in English and Spanish regarding various aspects of HIV/AIDS)

Project Inform
(HIV/AIDS health information and treatment options) Hotline: 800-822-7422

Youth HIV: a project of Advocates for Youth

National Association on HIV over 50 (NAHOF)

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Black AIDS Institute

Latino Coalition on AIDS
National Minority AIDS Coalition

National Native American


Lesbian AIDS Project, Gay Men’s Health Crisis


HIV InSite

HIV InSite: University of California San Francisco

Medscape: resource for clinicians and CME credit

U.S. DHHS HIV/AIDS Education and Resource Center
Helpline: 800-448-0440 (also Spanish); 888-480-3739 (TTY)

AEGIS: HIV news from around the world

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Community United Against Violence

Family Violence Prevention Fund Health Care Program

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(local referrals, including LGBT-sensitive) 800-799-SAFE (7233) (24 hours in English and Spanish); TDD: 800-787-3224

Network for Battered Lesbians and Bisexual Women Hotline

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
212-714-1141 (local referrals; Spanish-speaking services)

Stop Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence Program, Los
Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center

See also References and Other Resource Documents.

Substance Abuse
Sober Dykes

Stonewall Project

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services
Administration/National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug
Information—LGBT site

National Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Youth Hotline

Youth Guardian Services: on-line support

Youth Resource: a project of Advocates for Youth

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

Seattle and King County Public Health

See also HIV/AIDS and General Bisexual Health sections

SAGE: Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
and Transgender Elders

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Outing Age: Public Policy Issues Affecting GLBT Elders, November 9, 2000

See also HIV/AIDS section

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is a national organization committed to ensuring equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
individuals and health care professionals. GLMA achieves its goals by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research. To join GLMA or for more information, please visit

Gay and Lesbian
Medical Association (GLMA)

459 Fulton Street, Suite 107
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-255-4547
Fax: 415-255-4784