LGBTQ Resources in Vermont
Q&A (Queers and Allies) is an organization for students of all genders and sexualities. Its primary goals are to create a supportive and fun social community, as well as raise awareness and create dialogue on LGBTQ issues and the multiple identities that intersect with them. Visit the Q&A Facebook page and join on Middlink.
Middlebury College LGBTQ Alumni: This Facebook group’s goal is to create a network of LGBTQ-identifying Middlebury alumni to connect socially and professionally.
MOQA, MiddGALA, and Queer Midd alums: Similarly, this Facebook group provides a forum for current and past members of Middlebury’s LGBTQ community groups, LGBTQ alumni, allies, and interested faculty and staff.
The Parton Center for Health and Wellness provides counseling and health services to Middlebury students, including STI testing. All of their counselors excel at their work. Counseling Director Ximena Mejia’s “counseling interests focus around the matrices of cultural identity, ethnicity, race, gender, class, and sexuality issues.”
Gay and Lesbian Employees at Middlebury (GLEAM) is an informal social and resource group for faculty and staff employees of Middlebury College. GLEAM’s mission is to promote understanding and acceptance of all LGBTQ members of the Middlebury Community.
Outright Vermont is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth center and state-wide advocacy organization. Outright’s mission is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for LGBTQQ youth (ages 13-22). Their goal is to make Vermont the safest and most supportive state for queer youth in the United States.
The Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is the largest LGBTQ organization in Vermont, and the only LGBTQ community center in the state. PCVT celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Vermonters with programs throughout the state.
SafeSpace describes themselves as “a social change and social service program working to end physical, sexual, and emotional violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people. We provide information, support, referrals, and advocacy to LGBTQH survivors of violence and offer education and outreach programs in the wider community.” SafeSpace also has a support line (802-863-0003). Victim advocates are available Monday through Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-2pm.
National LGBTQ Resources
Against Equality describes themselves as “an online archive, publishing, and arts collective focused on critiquing mainstream gay and lesbian politics.”
The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) is the oldest bisexual advocacy organization in the United States. The BRC also provides awareness about bisexuality throughout numerous communities, including the greater LGBTQ and straight communities.
GLAAD is a United States non-governmental media monitoring organization formed by LGBTQ people in the media. The organization formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Deformation is now known by its acronym in order to include bisexual and transgender issues in the media.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the “largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans.” The HRC has 1.5 million supporters or members nationwide.
LGBTQ Student Resources & Support hopes to achieve three goals for all students: 1) Create a supportive community, 2) Creative a supportive school campus, and 3) Build outside resources. Thus, this site compiles numerous resources for LGBTQ K-12 and college students.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is “the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.” They are “devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.”
The National LGBTQ Task Force is the nation’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy group. Their mission is to “advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.” The group organizes the annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, a skill-building event for the LGBTQ community and their allies.
Unite for Reproductive Justice & Equity’s (URGE) Queering Reproductive Justice program aims to combine the LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights movements. This program also “includes specific programming that makes these connections more explicit.”