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Additional Resources

The following resources are provided here for the general public. We have many more resources and links available for CenterLink LGBT Community Center members. More information about joining CenterLink can be found here or by calling us at 954-765-6024.

Discover where your state stands on LGBT Equality issues

LGBT Equality Issues - Maps/Info

Discover the latest information about LGBT Equality issues and legislation, state-by-state. Provided by the Movement Advancement Project, these interactive maps and detailed information pages help you find out where your state and where the United States stands with respect to the issues that affect so many of our lives.

LGBT Equality Issues and Legislation Maps 

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General Resources

CenterLink Resources

  • Find an LGBTQ+ Center- Over 300 LGBTQ+ centers providing support to their local LGBTQ+ communities.
  • imi guide - Digital tool built for and with LGBTQ+ teens ages 13-19 to help them explore their identities & support their mental health.
  • Q Chat Space - Q Chat Space provides live, chat-based discussion groups for LGBTQ+ and questioning teens ages 13-19. It is not a forum, and there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Chats are facilitated by experienced staff and volunteers from CenterLink member centers.

Other General Resources

  • Trevor Space - An affirming international forum community for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24.
  • LGBT National Help Center - LGBTQ+ peer support and online database of resources.
  • Sage National LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline – Sage LGBTQ Elder Hotline available 24/7 in English and Spanish with translation to 180 languages.
  • Anti-violence Project - Community safety planning and violence reporting for LGBTQ individuals, and 24-hour hotline in English and Spanish.
  • Find a PFLAG Chapter - Support for LGBTQ+ individuals, families, and allies through 400 local chapters.
  • Find a Planned Parenthood Health Center - Offers STD testing, birth control, physical exams, other sexual and reproductive health services & referrals for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

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Crisis Resources

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Legal Resources

** For both legal and immigration matters, you may also wish to contact law schools that have legal clinics. These often offer free legal services depending on their capacity.  

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International Resources

If you are outside the United States and looking for asylum: While we are not legal experts, we are aware that some countries do offer political asylum to those whose life and freedom are threatened due to their sexual orientation. Canada in particular is known for taking in LGBTQIA+ refugees. Here is a link to their country’s information on seeking asylum: It is our understanding that in order to apply for asylum you must either make your way to Canada (NOT by crossing the Canada-United States border), or you need to go to a Canadian embassy OUTSIDE of your home country to apply. Of course, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to offer you asylum but it makes sense to try if you wish.    

There are also organizations here in the United States and elsewhere in the world that exist to help LGBTIA+ people internationally: 

International Aid Resources 

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