LGBTQ+ and Disability Resources
SARTAC Resources for Self-Advocates, Families and Allies About Coming Out ❯
Resources created by self-advocate Thomas Caswell for youth and adults with developmental disabilities coming out as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
ASAN Proud and Supported ❯
Easy Read and Plain Language toolkits about understanding and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBT People with Disabilities Infographics ❯
Statistics and research about equity issues impacting LGBT people with disabilities.
Advocating for LGBTQ Students with Disabilities ❯
A resource that provides educators and parents an overview of the rights of LGBTQ students with disabilities, as well as actionable recommendations on how to best support them.
Human Rights Campaign: Understanding Disability in the LGBTQ+ Community ❯
Statistics and links about the lives of disabled LGBTQ+ people
Outing Disability ❯
A documentary featuring narrative interviews about the sexual lives of people with disabilities.
Drag Syndrome ❯
A drag group featuring drag kings and queens with Down syndrome.
Survivor Support Packet ❯
Written by self-advocates, for self-advocates, this guide for survivors of sexual abuse shares information on getting help, finding people you trust, and taking care of yourself.
Human Rights Campaign ❯
HRC’s campaigns are focused on mobilizing those who envision a world strengthened by diversity, where our laws and society treat all people equally, including LGBTQ+ people and those who are multiply marginalized.
National LGBTQ Task Force ❯
The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
Lambda Legal ❯
Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a 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.
GLAAD – the world’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization – increases media accountability and community engagement that ensures authentic LGBTQ stories are seen, heard, and actualized.
Trevor Project 866-488-7386
Helpline for LGBTQ+ people
Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860
Helpline for transgender people
For Family and Friends
Family Acceptance Project ❯
This project provides free booklets, posters, and videos for families on why and how families should show support for their LGBTQ loved ones. There are materials available in multiple languages and faith-based resources.
National organization that provides support groups and resources for parents and families of LGBTQ+ people.
Somos Familia ❯
Somos Familia builds leadership in Latinx families and communities to create a culture where people of diverse genders and sexual orientations can thrive. The website includes resources and videos in English and Spanish created by Latinx families.
Gender Spectrum ❯
Resources and videos to support gender-diverse young people and their families.
My Kid is Gay ❯
Resources for helping families understand their LGBTQ kids, including personal stories written by family members and articles in Spanish.
Elevatus Training ❯
Offer evidence and trauma-informed curriculum, online training, in-services and workshops to help professionals, educators, self-advocates and parents skillfully and confidently navigate sexuality and intellectual, developmental disabilities and autism.
NCIL Sex Ed for Individuals with I/DD ❯
YouTube videos to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn about sex.
Real Talk Videos ❯
Video conversations on dating, love, relationships, and sex created by a sexual health initiative aimed at people living with cognitive disabilities.
AUCD Sex Talk for Self-Advocates ❯
An ongoing webinar series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality.
Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) ❯
Resources to promote holistic sexual health education for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.