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People have existed outside of cis heterosexual frameworks since…well…since people have existed. Because of an extensive history of marginalization, mutual aid and LGBT+ communities go hand in hand. Our current system does not inherently include protections for LGBT+ people (often the opposite is true), so it is vital to utilize the help of organizations to minimize disparity in healthcare, housing, education, and mental health. In honor of education and advocacy during pride month, we’re sharing this in-depth resource list for LGBT+ people, families, friends, and allies. The first section focuses on our local resources (Louisiana/New Orleans area). The second section features resources on a national level. We encourage you to take a look, and share, because there is something on this list for everyone.

Local and National LGBT+ Resources

Local/Regional Resources

Transqueeryouth.nola (Instagram)

An open hang out space for LGBTQIA (or questioning) young people in New Orleans


House of Tulip provides zero-barrier housing, case management, linkage to care, and community programming to trans and gender nonconforming people in need of a safe place to stay while growing the supply of affordable housing in New Orleans.


To promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through support to cope with an adverse society, education to enlighten an ill-informed public, and advocacy to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights. Family education, support groups, scholarships.


We are a network of health, wellness, & research services for young people in the Greater New Orleans area. Our goal is to improve sexual health & general well-being to support healthy development of New Orleans youth by providing access to: research, primary care, and housing/social services. Our projects are part of Tulane Medical School Department of Pediatrics – Section of Adolescent Medicine.


Forum for Equality is Louisiana’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government.

Our experience builds on more than 40 years of impact through our founding organization, NO/AIDS Task Force. In 2014, we became a Federally Qualified Health Center to offer an expanded range of health and wellness services for anyone and everyone who is seeking healthcare services in Greater New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana. (LGBT Healthcare and Wellness)


We’re advancing the core human rights of self-determination and expression for all trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people in Louisiana.

NOAGE (New Orleans Advocates for LGBTQ+ Elders) provides services and advocacy for LGBTQ+ older adults in the New Orleans metro area.


We’re a growing, community-sourced resource site for information about gender affirmation surgery and other aspects of transgender medical care.


List of local events and LGBT+/LGBT+ friendly businesses. 

The Campaign for Southern Equality is working to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every part of life. A South where your zip code doesn’t determine your rights. *Includes Trans in the South directory of affirming legal and healthcare providers*

The mission of Women With A Vision is to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being. We accomplish this through relentless advocacy, health education, supportive services, and community-based participatory research.

National Resources

For five decades and counting, Lambda Legal has proudly served as attorneys for the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV.


It’s Pronounced Metrosexual (IPM) is your free, uncopyrighted, totally-accessible online resource for learning (on your own) & teaching (others, by sharing and facilitating) about gender, sexuality, & social justice created by Sam Killermann in 2011.


Gender Spectrum is a national organization committed to the health and well-being of gender- diverse children and teens through education and support for families, and training and guidance for educators, medical and mental health providers, and other professionals.

This website is a collaboration between the Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) and the Innovations Institute to increase family and community support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth to decrease health and mental health risks and to promote well-being.


GLSEN offers a variety of resources for students and educators looking to create change in their communities. From lesson plans and professional development for educators, to organizing materials and leadership opportunities with GLSEN’s National Student Council and Chapter programs, there’s a way for you to get involved.


The 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. Projects include work within correctional facilities and immigration detention centers, as well as help navigating legal name and gender changes.

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.


The Mission of TransGenderPartners.com is to

Stimulate social conversation and raise the awareness of the effect that gender transitioning has on the Significant Others, Friends, Families, and Allies (SOFFAs) of transgender persons — especially in the early stages of transition.


Online bookstore for TransFamily Support Services.

PFLAG ​is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.

Modern Therapy and Wellness has clinicians who are passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community. Email us at info@moderntherapyandwellness.com or call us 504-452-1483

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