Peer Support for Queer and Trans Community

Hotlines: 

  • LGBT National Hotline: Confidential peer-support, info and local resources for callers of all ages. M-F from 3pm to 11pm, Saturday from 11am to 7pm CST. Call:888-843-4564.
  • Trans Lifeline, 24/7:peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers who are in crisis or need someone to talk to. Call: 877-565-8860.
  • The Trevor Project 24/7 Lifeline (through age 24): call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 to speak with a trained counselor if you are in mental health crisis, or in need of a safe space to talk.
  • LGBT National Senior Hotline(ages 50+): 888-234-7243. Provides confidential peer-support, information, local resources and more for callers.
  • SAGE 24/7 Hotline for LGBT Elders:Speak with crisis responders who are ready to listen and can provide information about local resources. English/Spanish, and translation in 180+ languages. Call: 877-360-5428

Age-Specific:  

  • Q-Chat Space:A bully-free online community for queer teens ages 13-19 to find and give support, have fun, and connect over shared interests and get good information. www.qchatspace.org/
  • SAGE (Services and Advocates for GLBT Elders):Coffee Talks Sat. @ 10:30 am, HIV Peer Support Group Thurs. afternoons. Walking group Mon. @ 6:10pm. Email Jim Meadows at info@sageneworleans.org.
  • The Neighborhood – A Virtual Hub for LGBTQ+ Families:Resources and community for LGBTQ+ families during quarantine. Visit www.familyequality.org/neighborhood/.

TransFamilies:

  • Virtual support groups for parents and caregivers, FAQs and more information at https://transfamilies.org/

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