Community and National Resources
QC LGBTQ+ Events
For local LGBTQ+ events visit https://visitquadcities.com/events/events-calendar and sort by category!
Clock, Inc’s purpose is to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and reliable community center for LGBT+ individuals to reduce any feelings of discrimination or isolation. Offers inclusive mental health care.
It is their mission to proclaim God's inclusive love and to provide informal, lively worship.
The Project of the QC
Addresses social determinants of health in conjunction with medical & mental health services. Here to improve the health equity of the communities served. Operates in Integrated Care Teams (mental health, social work, medical services, and benefits coordination). Offers mental health provider certified by International Transgender Certification Association.
At Planned Parenthood our mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures. Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the U.S. as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world.
Outreach Quad Cities Transgender Support
A social, educational, and support group for any and all, cross dressers, transsexuals, and other individuals who identify themselves under the transgender umbrella.
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
U.S. Trans Survey
The 2022 USTS will provide an updated and expanded view of the experiences of transgender people across a wide range of areas, such as education, employment, family life, health, housing, and interactions with police and prisons.
University of Iowa LGBTQ Clinic
UI Health Care's LGBTQ Clinic serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community.
Every member of our clinic staff has had LGBTQ-specific cultural humility training. Patients with disabilities and non-English speakers are welcome. Our clinic provides full-service health care to meet the LGBTQ health care needs
Q Chat Space
Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care.
Members of the LGBTQ community suffer from feelings of anxiety over discrimination and rejection among their peers and family members. High levels of stress can lead to substance abuse and mental health issues. In fact, research shows that members of the LGBTQ community suffer from higher rates of mental illness and substance abuse than other groups. Seeking help?
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults, their families and caregivers.
The Trevor Project
An American nonprofit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.
Human Rights Campiagn
HRC envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.
SAGE stands proudly with the LGBTQ+ pioneers across the country who’ve been fighting for decades for their right to live with dignity and respect. We are excited to work with the current administration and key staff in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, plus our nationwide network of affiliates, to advocate for LGBTQ+ older people at the federal, state, and local levels.
Publishes content to assist communities with personal finance
Financing & Support for Gender Confirmation Surgery
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
Committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
Lavender Legal Center
Lavender provides direct representation, advocacy, and referrals, with a priority for serving those with low income and our LGTBQ youth. We strive to provide a safe space for everyone in the LGBTQ community to access legal representation and related advocacy. Lavender is here to make sure that to the extent possible, the legal system does not serve as a barrier to those in the LGBTQ community.
Lambda Legal is a nonprofit, national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
The LGBTQ Wealth Gap
LGBTQ people and communities suffer from a wealth gap: they have less earnings and wealth than their non-LGBTQ peers because of discrimination in earnings, a lack of quality information, public policies that do not address their needs, and discrimination in the marketplace for goods and services.
One Iowa advances, empowers, and improves the lives of LGBTQ Iowans statewide.
Safe Schools Coalition
Located in Washington State, this is a public-private partnership, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth, working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
GLAAD is an American non-governmental media monitoring organization, founded as a protest against defamatory coverage of gay and lesbian people. Its agenda has since extended to LGBT and the entertainment industry and its portrayal of these groups.
Our overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.
Microgrants provide trans and nonbinary people with low-barrier funds and support to correct names and/or gender markers on identifying legal documents, and supply necessities for our trans siblings behind bars.
Created in 1996 as bisexual.org, this website began with the simple goal of letting bi people know that they are not alone. When we first launched, there were virtually no online resources for the bi community and the few resources that were available were hard to find, highly sexualized, or catered to niche audiences. Since those early years we have grown into a huge global community.
The Real MAINstream
The only blatantly LGBTQ-affirming, intersectional, progressive publication serving Illinois and Iowa. We bring journalism, compassion and intersectionality to those who feel marginalized from the “mainstream.” TRM offers news, culture and opinion from a progressive perspective focused on truth, fairness, compassion and building better future relationships.
Life Connections - Rhonda's House
Rhonda’s House (Iowa’s Only Peer-run Respite Center) provides a safe and welcoming environment for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis and who voluntarily choose temporary respite services to restore well-being and the ability to manage their lives. Rhonda’s House is an alternative to the more restrictive care of a locked psychiatric hospital facility.
Men Having Babies
Men Having Babies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was spun off in July 2012 from a program that ran at the NYC LGBT Center since 2005. It started as a peer support network for biological gay fathers and fathers-to-be, offering monthly workshops and an annual seminar.
The award-winning Legacy Project is a Chicago-based cultural and educational non-profit dedicated to researching and promoting the contributions Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people have made to world history and culture.
This free web guide is a resource for people who are looking to take the next step and learn more about recovery. Their objective is to ensure health and wellness within the community.
TRANS & LGBQ LIBERATION
Everyone, no matter who they love or how they identify, deserves to feel safe and supported in their community. We strive for a world where every person can live freely and safely as their true selves, no matter the beliefs of the people around them.
Not Only Women Get Pregnant: Intersectional Language & Reproductive Rights
The future of reproductive rights affects every individual. As our understanding of gender expands, so must our language. Join Gender Justice Digital Strategist, and Gender Non-Conforming Human, Myrtle Lemon-Todd as they guide you through the vast landscape of intersectional language and reproductive rights.
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) tracks over 50 different LGBTQ-related laws and policies. This map shows the overall policy tallies (as distinct from sexual orientation or gender identity tallies) for each state, the District of Columbia, and the five populated U.S. territories. A state’s policy tally scores the laws and policies within each state that shape LGBTQ people's lives, experiences, and equality.
We make swimwear and apparel for every body, helping you feel comfortable and confident from land to sea.
Growing older presents challenges for millions of Americans, but members of the LGBTQ+ community are particularly hard-hit. According to the UCLA Williams Institute, LGBTQ+ older adults face many additional barriers to receiving health care. We created this guide to connect the elders of the LGBTQ+ community to the resources and information necessary to help them find the care that they need.
We've created a comprehensive guide on how to assist and support the LGBTQ Community and Youth facing substance abuse. Our mission is to provide consumers with data-driven and research-supported information on CBD, cannabis, and how they affect our society. Our guides are trusted by top institutions such as the The University of Iowa.
National LGBTQ Task Force - Our will to mobilize grassroots power has created a path to a more equitable world where queer people can thrive as their full, authentic selves.
Members of the LGBTQ community endure unique social and relational experiences that can be stressful and impactful. As a result, some have utilized harmful coping mechanism to find relief. Click below to read more and find substance use help.
U.S. military veterans and people who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to have addiction issues compared to the general public. As a result, LGBTQ+ veterans are especially at risk of developing a substance abuse problem. Fortunately, there are many resources available that can help these Americans who have done so much for our country get the medical care they need and deserve. Click the link below to learn more.
LGBTQ Relationship Center of Iowa
The LGBTQ Relationship Center of Iowa provides:
Peer consultation for mental health providers
Supervision for therapists in training interested in specializing in work with the LGBTQ community
Psychotherapy services for individuals, couples/polyamorous partnerships, families, and groups (in-person, telehealth, and walk-and-talk outdoor therapy)
Consultations with area businesses, organizations, and schools
Community presentations and education
The National HIV Curriculum
HIV/AIDS Education and Training Center Program led by the University of Washington.
This guide provides invaluable insights into LGBTQIA+-friendly senior housing options nationwide. It equips older adults and their families with essential information about different levels of senior care and their offerings. Additionally, the guide includes lists of senior communities that embrace LGBTQIA+ individuals at various care levels.