Gender

Struggling with your sexuality can be an emotional challenge

It is even more difficult if family, friends or your community don’t understand or accept you. Here are resources to support yourself and your friends in struggles with sexual orientation, coming out or just dealing with pressures related to being LGBTQ.


Local La Crosse resources

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection
The Center has been working for ten years to improve the community’s understanding of human sexuality and gender identity, particularly about how natural and healthy LGBTQ sexuality is for many of our friends and relatives.


LGBTQ Crisis Hotlines

The Trevor Project (on the web or Facebook)
Trained counselors available to support you 24/7. If you are a young person who is in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call The Trevor Lifeline
866-488-7386.

GLBT National Help Center (on the web)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
888-843-4564
GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743


Help for Transgender Youth and Adults

Laura’s Playground (chat room)
A Live Support Moderated Chat Room for Transsexuals both FTM and MTF, Transgendered, Intersex, Androgynes, Crossdressers and their Friends, families and Significant Others only. All groups will be treated equally. Moderators are trained in suicide prevention.


Support Group for Parents

PANDA
PANDA supports the family and friends of our LGBTQ community.
Contact: panda@7riverslgbtq.org