LGBTQ+ Wellness Resources
Roanoke College Student Health & Counseling is a welcoming and supportive environment for both members and allies of the LGBTQ community. Below is a partial list of resources for members of the LGBTQ community. Click the icons to be connected to the respective websites.
Campus & Local Resources
RC Drive support group
RC Student Health & Counseling Services- provides services and wellness information for LGBTQ+ students
RC Office of Multicultural Affairs- provides support and advocacy for LGBTQ+ students
Council of Community Services
Sponsors the Drop In center which offers information on sexual health as well as HIV/AIDS and HEP C testing.
National Resources, including Crisis Lines
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
- Trevor Lifeline - (866-488-7386) - You can call the Trevor Lifeline to connect with a trained volunteer counselor who is ready to listen.
- TrevorText- You can text message with a trained counselor on Fridays between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) / 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). Text the word "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
- TrevorChat - If you want to talk with a trained volunteer counselor online, visit TrevorChat. It's a free, confidential chat service available 7 days a week from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.The Hotline:US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Fenway Health offers a Helpline and a Peer Listening Line.
LGBT Helpline (25+) 617.267.9001 Toll-Free 888.340.4528
Hours Monday - Saturday, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Peer Listening Line (25 & Under) 617.267.2535 Toll-Free 800.399.PEER
Hours Monday - Saturday, 5:00 - 10:00 pm
is a national organization that provides support for parents, friends, families, and allies of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
You can find contact information for the Roanoke chapter here
SOGIE (Sexuality, Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression) Dictionary
Educational resource for appropriate terminology
Created by staff at UCONN- link here
HRC is a national organization dedicated to advocating for LGBTQ equality and educating the public about LGBTQ issues. HRC offers a wide variety of resources on topics related to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Resource guides include the Guide to Coming Out.
For over 30 years, GLAAD has been at the forefront of cultural change, accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ and People of Color
HRC has also created A Resource Guide to Coming Out for African Americans.
A list of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) LGBT lives and organizations may be found here.
Native American Heroes of the LGBTQ movement here
LGBTQ and Religion
The CLGS mission "is to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion, gender identity and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy."
From their website: "A welcoming forum to share queer wisdom, knowledges, experiences, communities, religiosities, theologies and spiritualities from men, women and transpeople of Asian and Pacific Islander descent of different faiths from around the globe."
LGBTQ+ and Substance Use/Abuse
According to their community outreach team, their focus is "on educating individuals in the LGBTQ community on substance abuse treatment. We are focused on educating people on the whole treatment process: from selection, to what you can expect during treatment, to entering back into a healthy and more fulfilling life after the program ends. Many facilities offer programs specifically for the LGBTQ community, and will give them the best opportunity to overcome their addiction." (Email contact from the community outreach team)