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
Roanoke Diversity Center
Home to a host of support groups, social events and educational programs.
Council of Community Services
Sponsors the Drop In center which offers information on sexual health as well as HIV/AIDS and HEP C testing.
The Roanoke office of Planned Parenthood offers education, resources and services referrals to the LGBTQ community.
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
is a national organization that provides support for parents, friends, families, and allies of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
Gender and Pronoun Guide
Educational resource for appropriate terminology
Created by staff at UCONN - link here
The Human Rights Campaign
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 resources for BIPOC individuals who are coming out.
From their website:
Familia: TQLM seeks to build a national organization to address, organize, educate and advocate for the issues that are important to the LGBTQ Latin@community.
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."