Uplifting videos for the Holiday season
A video series with successful, thriving, inspirational LGBTQ+ individuals with diverse backgrounds and life journeys from the community.
A curated list of local and national resources
DISCLAIMER: Significant efforts were made to ensure that this resource list is reputable & safe, however Encircle can not guarantee these resources. Encircle does not endorse the listed facilities, service providers or support groups.
+ Suicide Prevention
A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, ages 13-24.
HopeLine offers caring, non-judgmental listening, crisis intervention and suicide prevention available over the phone or by text.
Call or Text: 1-877-235-4525
GLBT National Youth Talkline
Peer support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning youth.
CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline
CDC's national health information hotline, providing answers to your questions regarding HIV, how to protect yourself, and where to get an HIV test.
National Runaway Switchboard
24 hours a day hotline for runaway/homeless youth and their families.
+ Domestic Violence
Utah Domestic Violence Hotline
In addition to connecting LGBTQ individuals with basic services, Utah Domestic Violence Hotline can also connect them with a culturally responsive advocate.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Domestic Violence
Information, resources and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered men and women who are victims of domestic violence.
The Network La Red
The Network/La Red hotline provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender folks, as well as folks in the BDSM or Polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Support available in English and Spanish.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
A coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. Site has a list of local anti-violence programs and publications..
+ Sexual Assault
The Rape Recovery Center
The Rape Recovery Center strives to empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence.
24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-467-7273
Rainbow Hope is a support group for lesbian survivors of abuse and their partners. Here you will meet women with similar concerns and questions.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider.
FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)
Home to the Transgender Sexual Violence Project. Provides services and publishes research for transgender persons experiencing violence and their loved ones.
+ Addiction & Recovery
Recovery Ways is unique among addiction rehab centers. Not only in its substance abuse treatment services but also in its comfortable accommodations, passionate staff, and ability to move you or your loved one from addiction to recovery.
+ Food & Shelter
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good.
To help the needy find shelter and assistance.
Food & Care Coalition
The mission of the Food & Care Coalition is to alleviate hunger and diminish the plights of poverty for those who enter our doors. Our primary objectives include finding suitable housing, teaching financial accountability, facilitating an elevation in personal morals and values, and helping each patron achieve their full potential.
Women and Children in Crisis
Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The WATCH program is an outreach and treatment program for individuals who are homeless and have a serious mental illness.
VOA Youth Resource Center for Homelessness and At-Risk Teens
Volunteers of America, Utah is a human services nonprofit organization with more than 150 paid staff who serve more than 10,000 people across the state each year through programs addressing homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence.
Tabitah's Way Thrift Store and Food Pantry
Today, Tabitha’s provides food and supplies to an average of 5,000 individuals monthly.
+ Mental Health Support
Whether you want a therapist who is an active, practicing member of the LDS church or whether you want one who is not connected to the LDS church, at Flourish Counseling Services you can find a therapist who understands you or your family's needs.
LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah
The Guild website offers support and resources for Utah Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Same-Sex attracted individuals and their allies.
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling
Directory of LGBT-friendly mental health specialists across the United States. Specialists listed are verified members of AGLBTIC, a division of the American Counseling Association.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
+ College Support
The University of Utah LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center seeks to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to promote, educate, and develop programs centering on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Snow College Pride Club
Contact Info: Monica Peterson - email@example.com
Dixie State University GSA Pride Club
Our club creates a safe, open, and fun environment for the Sexually diverse students at DSU as well as for our straight allies.
Salt Lake Community College LGBTQ Resource Center
Salt Lake Community College has a strong initiative to enhance the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning SLCC students, faculty, and staff in an environment that is welcoming, positive, and safe, by increasing the SLCC community's awareness, understanding, and inclusion of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning members.
Utah State University LGBTQ+ Programs
The mission of the Access and Diversity Center is to create an affirming and supportive environment for LGBTQA+, Multicultural, and Nontraditional students.
Southern Utah University LGBTQ Community
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people.
Weber State University GSA
The purpose of the WSU Faculty/Staff Gay-Straight Alliance is to develop a strong visible presence through publicity and networks across campus and in the community.
Utah Valley University Spectrum
As Utah Valley University's LGBTQIA+/SSA/Queer Student Alliance, Spectrum serves as a supportive community for all individuals, no matter what sexual orientation or gender identity they identify with.
Westminster College Queer Compass
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion assists the Westminster College community in creating a healthy and inclusive campus.
Brigham Young University USGA
Understanding Same-Gender Attraction (USGA) is an unofficial group of Brigham Young University students, faculty, and guests who wish to strengthen families and the BYU community by providing a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction and LGBTQ issues.
LGBTQ College Student Resource Guide
Information on resources, curricula, and student organizations is provided, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders to help alleviate some of the worries that LGBTQ students may have when it comes to postsecondary education.
Nitro College LGBTQ scholarships
This guide offers over 45 college scholarships for identifying and ally LGBTQ students.
+ Medical Support
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
The GLMA is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. Find an LGBTQ affirming medical professional in your area using a simple search bar.
OutCare Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of providing extensive information and education on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) healthcare. OutCare recognizes the unique health needs of LGBTQ individuals and connects them with the most appropriate healthcare providers, resources, and events.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected.
Pride Life Insurance, LLC
Pride Life Insurance focus on advocacy for the individual and family regardless how they come to us. Our mission here at Pride Life Insurance is to give individuals and families greater peace of mind by providing simple solutions to difficult insurance problems.
+ Legal Support
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah
The ACLU of Utah litigates and provides amicus assistance in a variety of cases each year and resolves many more issues outside of the courtroom. Due to the extreme dedication and generosity of our volunteer cooperating attorneys, the attentiveness of our staff, and the support of our members and contributors, we have an active legal presence in Utah.
LGBT & Allied Lawyers of Utah
We are sometimes contacted by people who are seeking legal advice or looking to hire an attorney who specializes in LGBTQ issues. We have created this directory to assist these potential clients.
LawHelp helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights and forms to help them with their legal problems.
+ Utah GSA List
Alpine School District
American Fork High School
Contact Info: Chris Atkin - firstname.lastname@example.org; Ali Noble - email@example.com
Lehi High School
Contact Info: Leah Kinyon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Skyridge High School
Contact Info: Regan Gull - email@example.com; Club email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Timpanogos High School
Contact Info: Vanessa White - email@example.com
Westlake High School
Contact Info: Cathy Miner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cache School District
Mountain Crest High School
Contact Info: Kris Hart - email@example.com
Ridgline High School
Contact Info: Julie Major - firstname.lastname@example.org
Canyons School District
Jordan High School
Contact Info: Lizbeth Velazquez - email@example.com
Alta High School
Contact Info: Dan Rozanas - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton High School
Contact Info: Shan Apolonio - email@example.com
American International School of Utah
Contact Info: Trevor Huish - firstname.lastname@example.org
City Academy Salt Lake City
Contact Info: Bruce Abe - email@example.com; Gaby Saxton - firstname.lastname@example.org
DaVinci Academy in Ogden
Contact Info: Cheyenne Herland - email@example.com
Rockwell Charter High School
Contact Info: Janel Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts
Contact Info: Willow Amendola-Duncan - email@example.com
Davis School District
Central Davis Junior High
Contact Info: Holli Oram - firstname.lastname@example.org
Viewmont High School
Contact Info: Jill Jones - email@example.com
Logan School District
Logan High School
Contact Info: Valerie Beck & Monica Chase - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nebo School District
Maple Mountain High School
Contact Info: Jethro Gillespie - Jethro.Gillespie@nebo.edu
Salem Hills High School
Contact Info: Mike Larsen - Mike.Larsen@nebo.edu
Park City School District
Park City High School
Contact Info: Mary Sue Purzycki - email@example.com
Treasure Mountain Junior High School
Contact Info: Meghan Zarnetske - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Info: Mary Powers - email@example.com
Provo City School Disctrict
Provo High School
Contact Info: Albert Ricci - firstname.lastname@example.org
Timpview High School
Contact Info: Kasey Hammer - email@example.com
Centennial High School
Contact Info: David Merril - firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake City School Disctrict
East High School
Contact Info: Jim Dalton - email@example.com
South Sanpete School Disctrict
Manti High School
Contact Info: Mandi Thomas - Mandi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington County School Disctrict
Hurricane High School
Contact Info: Cynthia Brown - email@example.com
Weber School Disctrict
Bonneville High School
Contact Info: Hillary Finder - HFinder@WSD.net
+ LGBTQ Affirming Organizations/Programs
The University of Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
The University of Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides voice and communication therapy for transgender and non-binary people. We tailor therapy to individuals' goals, including feminization, masculinization, and non-binary. We offer reduced rates in addition to an income-based fee scale. We also offer both individual and group therapy.
Through our mission of support, education, and advocacy, PFLAG works to make sure that all communities provide this type of security, and have the resources needed to help those communities thrive.
Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families, & Friends
Affirmation will: Foster intersectional awareness, inclusivity (regardless of location on the faith spectrum), healing, self-acceptance and spiritual self-reliance of LGBT Mormons, both in and out of the LDS Church
Provo Pride is a small non-profit group of people who love the LGBTQ+ community and hope to make Utah County a better place.
Our mission: To secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families.
Mormons Building Bridges
In accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Mormons Building Bridges is a community of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to all those who identify as LGBTQI and those who identify as experiencing same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.
Utah Pride unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnerships, services and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success.
Centro Hispano’s mission is to help empower Hispanics to have equal access to the information and resources they need in order to strengthen individuals, families and communities through education and skill building activities.
RockStarr Ministries is a group of people dedicated to serving victims of human trafficking and others existing the adult sex industry, providing them with accurate information about available resources, supporting them as they rebuild their lives, and offering resources such as respite at our safe house, food, and transportation to access the safe house.
I'll Walk With You
These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters.
Transgender Education Advocates of Utah
TEA of Utah works to ensure that all Utahns are afforded the same opportunity to live, work and thrive regardless of their gender identity or expression.
Inclusion Center for Community and Justice
As a human relations organization dedicated to overcoming hatred, bias and exclusionary practices, we build inclusive communities through experiential learning, intentional dialogue, fostering relationships, and the cultivation of tomorrow's leaders.
Public page in an effort to help Transgender/Intersex/Gender Dysphoric individuals seeking support to find out how to join the TransActive LDS SECRET Facebook Group.
Mama Dragons exist to inspire and empower mothers. We actively promote healthy, loving, and supportive environments for mothers of LGBTQIA children.
Dragon Dads is a powerful group of fathers who have gay children, are gay themselves with children or anyone who loves a family member or friend who is.
The GLBT National Resource Database
Collection of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender resources on the web.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
Point of Pride
Point of Pride works to benefit trans people in need through gender-affirming support programs that empower them to live more authentically.
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