LGBTQ Resources


For scholarly research, see the Lane Library Resource Guide.

Please note: This is not a comprehensive list. Armstrong does not explicitly endorse any aspect of the organizations, their web content and their linked information. These links are offered as a means of additional information. Want to suggest a link? Report a broken link? Want to list your student organization as LGBTQ-friendly? Please email safe.space@armstrong.edu or oma@armstrong.edu.

Support and Socializing

  • Stand Out Youth     
    912.657.1966
    Support and resources for LGBT and questioning youth, ages 14 to 23, and for those who work with them or care about them
     
  • Gay Savannah
    Social and business networking
     
  • First City Network
    Hotline: 912.236.CITY (2489)
    Georgia’s oldest LGBT organization
     
  • Savannah Pride Festival
    Info about yearly event
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Health and Wellness

  • Coastal Health District
    General medical care, HIV and STD testing and care for Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Camden and Glenn counties
     
  • JC Lewis Health Center
    912.495.8887
    Primary care and HIV testing
     
  • Curtis V. Cooper
    912.527.1000
    Primary care and HIV testing
  • Youth Pride
    Atlanta-based non-profit organization, protects, unites, and dignifies the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and young adults
     
  • Georgia Equality
    Political advocacy voice of Georgia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender citizens and their allies
     
  • Georgia Safe Schools Coalition
    A partnership of educators, community organizations, and safe school activists dedicated to raising awareness
     
  • Gayscape
    Information for and about the gay and lesbian community in Georgia
     
  • Atlanta Executive Network
    One of the largest LGBT professional networking organizations in the country.
     
  • Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
    Networking, education and personal development for both businesses and working professionals

Information

24-Hour Assistance

Coming Out

  • Human Rights Campaign
    Pamphlets and guides related to coming out. Relates the process to other issues (medical care, religion, ethnic background, etc.).

For Family and Friends

Transgender Information

University Life and Scholarships

Health

  • Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
    GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.
     
  • The National Coalition for LGBT Health  
    Committed to improving the health and well-being of LGBT individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.
     
  • AIDS.gov
    Comprehensive federal site for HIV/AIDS information, programs, and resources.
     
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    www.cdc.gov/std/
    www.cdc.gov/hiv/
    Information, statistics on STDs and HIV. Includes links to HIV testing services and support organizations.
     
  • TransHealth
    Online magazine of health in fitness for transsexual and transgendered individuals
    (May have mature imagery and content)

Youth and Education

  • Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
    GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for ALL students.
     
  • Youth Resource
    A website by and for LGBTQ youth
     
  • The Trevor Project 
    The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth
     
  • The It Gets Better Project
    Created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives can reach

Additional Resources

  • GLBT Historical Society
    Collects, preserves, and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them
     
  • Lambda: GLBT Community Services
    Non-profit GLBT agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence.
     
  • Intersex Society of North America
    Devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy is designated “not standard” for male or female.
     
  • Out and Equal Workplace Advocates 
    The pre-eminent national organization devoted to the LGBT community in the workplace
     
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
    Non-profit organization providing the “uncompromising national voice for full LGBT equality.”

Point Foundation Invites Applications for LGBTQ Student Scholarships

The Point Foundation has announced that its scholarship application process will open online November 1, 2012.

Point Scholarships are designed to help promising LGBTQ students achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite obstacles. Scholars must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, community involvement, and financial need. Attention also will be paid to students who have lost the financial and social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Point Scholars must agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and to give back to the LGBTQ community through the completion of an individual community service project each year. Some Point Scholars also benefit from internship opportunities related to their fields of study.

Scholarships provide approximately $25,000 per scholar, per year. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development training with fellow Point Scholars, including an annual leadership conference. After graduating, Point Scholars become part of Point's growing alumni network. Point Scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis, providing funding to supplement other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. Point Scholars must secure as much outside funding as possible.

Students who will be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2013-14 school year are eligible to apply for the multiyear scholarships. Applications will be reviewed by a team of forty-five trained educators, school counselors, and foundation staff and board members. The selection process concludes with face-to-face interviews with Point's staff and Board of Regents during May 2013. The 2013 Point Scholar Class will be announced in June 2013.

Individuals may nominate a student online and download an application information flyer. Applicants will have until 11:59 p.m. PST on January 14, 2013, to submit Part I of the application. Qualifying applicants will be invited to then submit Part II of the application. Part II will made available November 2, 2012, and remain open until 11:59 p.m. PST, January 28, 2013. Applications are only accepted online.

Visit the Point Foundation Web site for complete program information and the online nomination and application forms.

Apply for Point Scholarship