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Local GLBTQ Around the U.S.General / NOT GAY-SPECIFIC - International


The Trevor Helpline - this national 24-hour free and confidential toll-free suicide prevention hotline is specifically aimed at gay or questioning youth, geared toward helping those in crisis or anyone wanting information on how to help someone in crisis. All calls are handled by trained counselors who are familiar with gay and questioning youth, and are . Phone: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).


Fenway’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline - Monday-Friday 3pm.- 8pm (Pacific Time / or 6pm-11pm Eastern Time), Saturday 2pm-7pm (Pacific Time / or 5pm-10pm Eastern Time) - anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and youths a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support. In addition to issues like coming out, HIV/AIDS, safer sex and relationships, trained volunteers also address topics such as locating GLBT groups and services in their local area. Phone: 888-340-4528
and Peer Listening Line - a youth support and information line staffed by trained GLBT volunteers age 25 and under, (same weekday hours but no Saturday hours) Phone: 800-399-PEER (7337).
To receive free Helpline poster, email the program coordinator Joanna Winslow.

Foster Care Helpline - for young people in foster care who have questions about LGBT-related discrimination or abuse, a service of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. The line is staffed (Pacific Standard Time) Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. [9-5:30, Eastern], but callers may leave messages 24-hours … Phone: 866-LGBTeen (542-8336) ext. 350.    

Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender National Youth Talkline - a program of GLBT National Help Center. Phone: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743). Email: HOURS - Pacific Time: Monday thru Friday from 5pm to 9pm (Eastern time: Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight). Telephone and email counseling run by peer volunteers for young adults up to age 25. Coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: this program of GLBT National Help Center is for callers of all ages. Phone: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Email: HOURS - Pacific time: Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 2pm; Eastern time: Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, Saturday from Noon to 5pm. The hotline provides free and confidential telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more. They also maintain a large resource database which contains information on social and support groups, gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups, information on GLBT-friendly businesses including lawyers, doctors and various counseling professionals.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline - information and crisis intervention line operated by Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, staffed (Pacific Standard time): Monday-Friday, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Saturday, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. [6-11and 6-10, Eastern]. Phone: 1-888-340-4528.

NCLR's Legal Helpline - offers confidential & free legal information regarding: safety in schools; psychiatric abuse or forced commitment to a mental hospital or treatment center; homelessness; discrimination in the foster care system or juvenile justice system; medical and legal issues for transsexual youth. A service of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Staffed (Pacific Standard Time): Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (noon-8:00 p.m. Eastern). Phone: 415.392.6257 or toll-free 1-800-528-3257.


Child Protective Services - This toll free number will give you the telephone number for reporting child abuse in your local community. 24 hours a day: Phone: 1-866-END HARM (363-4276).

Crisis Lines - This web site will give you your local crisis hotline number (for emotional crises and suicide help, emergency food and shelter help, etc.), by city or county.

Hate Free Zone Hotline - To report a hate crime, hate incident or other discriminatory action (based on any kind of bigotry -- race, gender, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, etc.). Leave a confidential message and a staffer will return your call. This is also a way to get connected with a Safe Schools Intervention Specialist (for school-based, homophobic harassment or violence): Phone: 1-866-HF-ZONE-1.

Safe Schools Hotline - (web contact form, 7 days/week). Information, referral and advocacy for students, families and educators struggling with anti-gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender bullying, harassment or violence in a public or private elementary, middle or high school. 24 hours a day - the phone line is answered at the Sexual Assault Hotline and they will have a Safe Schools Coalition Intervention Specialist volunteer get back to you within 24 hours: Phone: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723).

The Seattle LGBT Community Center's Referral Line - (3:00-9:00 Monday-Friday); Phone: 1-206-323-LGBT.

Facts of Life Line - Sexuality educators from Planned Parenthood answer all kinds of questions about sexuality or sexual health. The person you talk to will take the time you need to discuss your concerns, and give support, accurate information, and helpful referrals. This is also the reporting line for the Safe Schools Coalition. Phone (Monday-Thursday, 2:00-8:00 p.m.): Phone: 1-888-307-9275.  

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center - 24-hour resource line provides confidential, personal support and information on medical, legal, and other related questions regarding sexual assault. Offers medical advocacy for medical care, and follow-up supportive services are also provided. Serves all victims of sexual assault, past or recent, and their partners, families and friends, as well as those seeking more information on the topic of sexual violence. Phone: 1-888-99VOICE.

Washington State HIV/AIDS Hotline - HIV/AIDS information and resource referrals on prevention/education; HIP, APDP eligibility and enrollment. Technical assistance and consultation to organizations, businesses, schools and healthcare providers. You can leave messages 24 hours a day and they are returned on the next workday, but the line is staffed only during the workday. Phone: 1-800-272-2437.

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline - 24-hour information, referral and advocacy for domestic violence issues. Phone: 1-800-562-6025.

HOTLINES - Local GLBTQ Hotlines Around the U.S.  top of page

Colorado Anti-Violence Program - provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day: Phone: 1-888-557-4441 (good in Colorado and parts of surrounding states).

The Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of New York - run by GLBT National Help Center provides telephone peer-counseling, as well as information and local resources. Phone: 212-989-0999; Hours: Monday thru Friday - 4pm to 8pm, and Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern time.

The GLBT Hotline of San Francisco - run by GLBT National Help Center. Phone: 415-355-0999; Hours are Monday thru Friday from 5pm to 9pm, Pacific time. It provides telephone peer-counseling, as well as information and local resources.

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center/Anti-Violence Project - victims line - Southern California only. Phone: (800) 373-2227.

SafeSpace - in Vermont -Phone: (866) 869-7341.

HOTLINES - General / NOT GAY-SPECIFIC  top of page

CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline - 800-342-2437 and 800-227-8922; Spanish 1-800-344-7432; TTY: 1-800-243-7889; email:

Hate Crime National Hotline - 1-800-686-HATE

National Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233; TDD: 1-800-787-3224

National Mental Health Association Help Line - 1-800-969-6642

National Runaway Hotline - 1-800-231-6946

National Runaway Switchboard 24 hours: 1-800­621­4000, TDD: 1-800-621-0394, email: - operates a confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members. All services are free and available 24 hours every day.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - 1-866-331-9474 or TTY: 1-866-331-8453

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) - 1-800-656-HOPE    

HOTLINES - International  top of page

Great Britain

Lesbian Lines/Lesbian & Gay Switchboards in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and National Helplines - a large list published at the bottom of the online booklet for adolescents "i think i might be a lesbian... now what do i do?" by Lesbian Information Service in Todmorden, Lancashire, Great Britain.


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