University of Minnesota
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International LGBTQ+ Students



Local, National, and International Resources


Quatrefoil Library

The mission of Quatrefoil Library is to collect, maintain, document and circulate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer materials and information in a safe and accessible space.

Quatrefoil Library provides several reading lists related to specific LGBTQ+ topics. Topics include transgender, coming out, same-sex marriage, etc. Please check out their website and reading lists if you are interested in finding some books related to LGBTQ+!

Local Resources

OutFront Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination. Their focus areas include: Community Organizing & Coalition Building, Public Policy, Anti-Violence, Law, Education & Training, and Youth and Schools Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Network

LGBT Therapists

LGBT Therapist is a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, and asexual affirming mental health and social service workers and their allies in Minnesota.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota

NAMI provides LGBTQ support groups and counseling

Local Places of Worships for Various Religions and Faith

Outfront Minnesota has compiled a list of "places of worship thathave self-reported to be accepting and affirming."

Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition focuses upon Trans health issues in the local community

JustUs Health

JustUs Health leads the work to achieve health equity for diverse gender, sexual, and cultural communities.

Family Tree Clinic

Family Tree Clinic offers affordable, accessible, and confidential health services for LGBTQ+ community

Red Door Clinic

Red Door Clinic offers STD & HIV testing and sexual health services

Minnesota Asexuals

Minnesota Asexual is a social and advocacy group for asexual Minnesotans

20% Theatre Company

20% Theatre Company is devoted to providing Twin Cities and surrounding audiences with contemporary, ground-breaking, queer theatre.

Stonewall Sports - Minneapolis

The mission of Stonewall Sports-Minneapolis is to provide inclusive, low-cost, high FUN sports leagues for LGBTQ folks and allies

Lavender Magazine

Lavender Magazine is a bi-weekly Minnesota LGBTQ magazine


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG is a national organization of allies of the LGBTQ community

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Straight for Equality

Straight for Equality is a national outreach and education program created in 2007 by PFLAG National to empower new allies who, unlike a more traditional PFLAG member, don’t necessarily have a family connection to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

LGBT National Help Center

The LGBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It aims to help both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.


Human Rights Campaign International Resources List

The Human Rights Campaign assembled a list including local, regional, national, and international resources and organizations related to LGBTQ+ communities and issues in various countries and regions. Please check-out country/region specific resources in the website.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)

ILGA is the world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across the globe.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organisation

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation is an international LGBT organisation that was created in 1984 as a reaction to the need for better cooperation among regional, local and national LGBTQ youth and student organisations.


AsylumConnect aims to provide LGBTQ asylum seekers with the verified information and community they need to live freely. At AsylumConnect, we believe there should never be a time when someone does not know where it is safe to go for help due to their LGBTQ identity or immigration status.

GATE - Global Action for Trans* Equality

GATE works on supporting trans, gender diverse and intersex movements by producing and making available critical knowledge, promoting their access to organizational resources (funding, training, mentoring, personal and professional supporting systems), and advocating with them to make our human rights a lived reality.

Al-Fatiha Foundation

Al-Fatiha supports the LGBT Muslim community through the progressive Islamic notions of peace, equality and justice.

Bintelnas Magazine

Bintelnas is an online magazine designed to serve the needs and interests of women who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer and who are identified ethnically or culturally with the Arab world, regardless of where they live. The site is in both English and Arabic.

Gay Middle East

GME attempts to bring news concerning the middle-east's L.G.B.T. community to people around the world in general, and to the various communities in the middle east in particular. We believe that only through knowledge, dialogue and understanding, can we make this world a better place. GME has community leaders, activists and just regular LGBT people in almost all 15 countries sending us articles and keeping us abreast of news situations happening in their country.

Imaan - LGBTQI Muslim Support Group

Imaan is an independent organisation that supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, in addressing issues of sexual orientation within Islam

Muslims for Progressive Values

MPV establishes and nurtures vibrant progressive Muslim communities. We do this by creating opportunities for religious discourse, volunteer and community activities, and cultural events bringing together the arts, spirituality and social activism.

JQ International – Other Jewish LGBT Organizations

Established in 2004, JQ International is the premiere LGBTQ+ Jewish organization in Los Angeles. JQ celebrates the lives of LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies by transforming Jewish communities and ensuring inclusion through education, support, and identity-enrichment.

Believe Out Loud | Welcoming Church Map

Believe Out Loud is a movement of churches that affirm LGBTQIA people.

Q&A Space

Q&A Space began as a story collection project during Hertz Alegrio’s and Shelly Chen’s internship at API Equality-LA in the summer of 2012. Since then, in an effort to create more accessible, culturally relevant resources for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) LGBTQ community, especially youth, we at API Equality-LA have been working to develop the project into the site before you today: a storytelling and resource website specifically designed for those who identify as API and LGBTQ.

DESI LGBTQ Helpline for ​South Asians

DeQH is the first national Desi lgbtQ Helpline in the United States. We offer free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources for LGBTQ South Asian individuals, families and friends around the globe. We want to offer a safe and supportive ear for callers to share their concerns, questions, struggles or hopes through conversations with our trained South Asian peer support volunteers.