Resources > Organizations

National Organizations

PFLAG National

G.L.A.A.D    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

HRC   Human Rights Campaign

The NGLTF   The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

S.P.L.C.  Southern Poverty Law Center/Teaching Tolerance Program    Advocates for LGBTQ civil rights

GLSEN   Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Safe Schools Coalition

GSA Network   Gay Straight Student Alliances    

COLAGE   Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere

The Family Equality Council

SAGE   Services and Advocacy for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Elders

GLBT National Help Center

It Gets Better   Videotaped messages of hope for LGBTQ youth who have been bulled or harassed and maybe contemplating suicide

Trevor Project   Around the clock crisis and suicide prevention hotline  for LGBTQ youth

NEW - The Legacy Project - the world's only outdoor museum walk celebrating lgbt contributions to history

Suicide Prevention Life Line  

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SAMHSA   Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

The Addiction Center

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People

A Guide for Foster Parents, Counselors, and Social Workers  (PFLAG Belleville does not endorse Ohio University)

A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for LGBTQ Patients  (PFLAG Belleville does not endorse Ohio University)

American Psychological Association

S.I.E.C.U.S   Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.

Gender Spectrum

Metro Trans Umbrella Group - Website

National Center for Transgender Equality

Trans Youth Family Allies

Straight Spouse Network   provides support to heterosexual partners of LGBT persons

UCC Open and Affirming Coalition United Church of Christ

Metropolitan Community Church    LGBTQ accepting church

Karla Smith Foundation Supporting Families affected by mental illiness and suicide

Susan Cottrell - FreedHearts, a ministry for families of LGBTQ individuals


Illinois and Metro East IL resource organizations

PFLAG Belleville   Parents and Friends of LGBTQ persons providing support, education and advocacy for the LGBTQ  person , their family and  community

Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois    provides  emotional,  social support and advocacy for the LGBTQ  individual

Equality Illinois   advocacy for equal civil rights of LGBTQ people via education and lobbying congress

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois

Coordinated Youth and Human Service a resource for HIV/AIDS testing

Children’s Home and Aid of Illinois C.H.A.S.I   therapy services and support for youth in need

East Side Health District

Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation Inc.

Illinois HIV Care Connect

Illinois South Conference Pride  United Church of Christ 

St Paul United Church of Christ Belleville IL 

Bethel United Church of Christ Cahokia IL

F.O.S.I .L   Faithful of Southern Illinois    Lay persons  Catholic organization advocate for LGBTQ equality 

Southwest Illinois (SWIL) Transparent


Local High School Gay Straight Student Alliances /GSA

Belleville East High School   ( choose Activities > Clubs & Activities > Belleville East Gay-Straight Alliance )

Belleville West High School    ( choose Activities > Clubs & Activities > Spectrum )

O’Fallon  IL High School     ( choose Clubs & Activities > GSA Club )

Collinsville IL High School    ( choose Activities > scroll to Gay/Straight Alliance )  

S.W.I.C.  South Western Illinois College LGBTQ student group

Mascoutah IL High School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)


St Louis Resource Organizations

PFLAG St Louis

PFLAG St. Charles

Prime Timers   A Social and Educational Organization for Mature Gay and Bi Men and their friends

GAMMA   Gay Married Men’s Association   Peer support for gay or bisexual men who are currently or have been in a relationship with a woman

Growing American Youth   Social support group for youth that also educates about LGBTQ issues and  advocates  for equality.

SAGE St. Louis    Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

St Louis Gender Foundation    Support group for transgender persons    Website

TransParent St Louis    support for parents of transgender children

Metropolitan Community Church St Louis    LGBT accepting church

PFLAG Ferguson