Experiencing sexuality and gender identity issues

Struggling with sexuality or gender identity can be stressful for anyone. Worrying about whether your family members, friends or community will understand and accept you can make it more challenging. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help navigate the journey while taking care of yourself and your mental health.


Exploring your sexual orientation or gender identity, or trying to support a friend who’s struggling with this process, can feel lonely and overwhelming. Here are some actions you can take to help yourself or someone you love.


If struggles related to sexuality or gender are interfering with your ability to get things done, your relationships or overall quality of life, it’s important to reach out for support. These resources are a good place to start.

When contacting a resource below, any information you provide will be collected and used by that resource, subject to its end user terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please contact the applicable resource if you would like more information.

Resource Type Contact
Trans Lifeline

A free peer support phone service run by trans people for the trans community, that operates from 10am to 5am EST.

Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project

A safe, judgement free support service for LGBTQ and questioning youth who are struggling or thinking about suicide. Available 24/7.

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Crisis Text Line

Have a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

NQTTCN works to increase access to healing resources for QTPOC.

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Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist.

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ADAA Therapist Search

A tool to help find local mental health services, including teletherapy options.

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Outside the U.S.? Find a Helpline

Free emotional support, wherever you are.

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