BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Resources:
The Okra Project: Collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by brining home-cooked meals and resources to the community. www.theokraproject.org
House of GG: Creating safe and transformative spaces for community to heal, and nurturing them into tomorrow’s leaders, focusing on trans women of color in the south. www.houseofgg.org
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute: Defends the rights of Black transgender people.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network: A network committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.
Brave Space Alliance: A Black-led,Trans-led LGBTQ Center working on the South Side of Chicago. @bracespacealliance
Black Trans TV: A digital media platform used to promote unity and dismantle the idea that Black queer/trans folx exist separately from the black community.
SNAPCO: Builds power of Black Trans and queer people to force systemic divestment from the prison industrial complex and invest in community support. www.snap4freedom.org
The Brown Boi Project: A community of masculine center womxn, men two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving racial and gender justice. Located in Oakland, CA. http://www.brownboiproject.org
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC): A civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbians, black, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. http://nbjc.org/
The National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC): The NBGMAC is committed to improving the health and well-being of Blac gay men through advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training. https://www.nbgmac.org/
Zuna Institute: A National Advocacy Organization for Black Lesbians that was created to address the needs of Black Lesbians in the areas of health, public policy, economic development, and education. http://www.zunainstitute.org/
Black Trans Travel Fund: Works on providing resources to Black trans women to be able to access safe transportation and travel alternatives.
TGI Justice Project: A group of transgender, gender variant, and intersex people – inside and outside of prisons, jails, and detention center – fighting against human rights abuses, imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN): The NQTTCN is a healing justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America. Together we build the capacity of QTPoC (queer and trans people of color) mental health practitioners, increase access to healing justice resources, provide technical assistance to social justice movement organizations to integrate healing justice into their work. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC. https://www.nqttcn.com/
Black AIDS Institute: Working to end the Black HIV epidemic through policy, advocacy and high-quality direct HIV services. www.blackaids.org
The LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund: posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of people in jail and immigration detention. https://www.lgbtqfund.org/
Incite!: A national activist organization of trans and gender nonconforming people of color working to end violence against individuals and communities through direct action, dialogue, and grassroots organizing. https://incite-national.org/
Trans Women of Color Collective: A network of dedicated cultivating sustainable projects for and by transgender women of color.
Black Trans Femmes in the Arts: A collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dedicated to creating space for Black trans femmes in the arts. @btfacollective
By Us For Us: A collective of queer, femme, and non-binary Black and POC artists and organizers. @Bufu_byusforus
Know Your Rights Camp: Works to
advance the liberation and well-being of black and brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.
UCSC QTBIPOC: Queer & Trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color Resource Page. https://queer.ucsc.edu/resources/qpoc.html
Trans Justice Funding Project: Community-led funding
initiative to support grassroots trans justice groups
run by and for trans people. www.transjusticefundingproject.org
Sex and Intimacy OT: Our mission is to dismantle restrictive norms related to sexuality and intimacy which limit clients and limit ourselves. We strive to promote understanding, respect, and empowerment for individuals as sexual beings. https://www.sexintimacyot.com/
Reclaim: Resources for Queer and Trans youth. https://www.reclaim.care/what-we-do/resources-for-queer-and-trans-youth.html
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 disrespectl discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. https://transequality.org/
Sex Love and OT: a sexuality, mental health, and OT advocate,
writer, and practitioner. Dr. Tickoo works as a school-based OT in Mumbai, however her work is not limited to kids. Dr. Tickoo’s work explores the integration of sexuality in OT practices for people of all ages. www.sexloveandot.in
Youth Breakout: Works to end the criminalization of the
LGBTQ+ youth in New Orleans to build a safer and more just community. www.youthbreakout.org
Black AIDS Insititute: Working to end the Black HIV epidemic
through policy, advocacy and high-quality direct HIV servicers. www.blackaids.org
Trans Cultural District: The world’s first-ever legally recognized Trans district, which aims to stabilize and economically empower the Trans community. www.transgenderdistrictsf.com
LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund: Posts bail LGBTQ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic LGBTA over-incarceration. www.lgbtqfund.org
The Network for LGBTQIA+ Occupational Therapists. http://www.otnetwork.org/
The LGBT OT, resource for LGBT+ specific OT practice and clients. By: Jadyn Sharber, MSOT, OTR/L. https://www.lgbtq-ot.com/
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (SAGE) Advocacy for LGBT+ Adult and Elderly Populations. https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ
Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical
LGBTData.com serves as a no-cost, open-access clearing house for the collection of sexual orientation & gender identity data and measures. (By Dr. Randall Sell). http://www.lgbtdata.com/
NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies is a membership organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and other addictions in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities. http://www.nalgap.org/
Healthy People 2020: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-health
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is working with national and local organizations to endure the LGBT community get quality health insurance and health care information. https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/Partnerships/LGBT
Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD): The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) formed in 2014 through a collaboration that occurred between members of the AOTA Emerging Leaders Development Program. COTAD has grown tremendously since its early days and has added individuals to its Executive Board and general membership. Now established as a non-profit organization, COTAD operates as group of individuals from across the United States all working towards a common goal of promoting diversity and inclusion within the occupational therapy workforce and increase the ability to occupational therapy practitioners to serve an increasingly diverse population. COTAD’s new Ignite Series: https://www.cotad.org/ignite-series
LGBTQIA+ Educational Podcast Episodes: