“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBTQ People to Move Equality Forward) is the nation's largest family and ally organization committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people through its threefold mission of support (to cope with an evolving society), education (to enlighten and inform the public), advocacy (to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights), and creating connections to community resources.
By supporting this mission, PFLAG aims to make our community a healthier, more informed, safer, fairer and happier place for LGBTQ people, their families, and their loved ones by providing opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, and are structured to include an art and activity group for gender non-conforming kids (ages 6-12), LGBTQ youth group (ages 12-18), and a parent/ally support group. Please call us with questions regarding PFLAG meetings at the Manchester Youth Service Bureau at (860) 647-5213. To volunteer, donate, or for more infomation about PFLAG and upcoming events please visit the PFLAG National Office Website or call (202) 467-8180.
The Trevor Project – LGBT youth suicide/crisis intervention
Phone: (866) 4-U-Trevor
Availability: 24 Hours
Infoline (CT) – Suicide/Crises intervention
Availability: 24 hours
National Help Center – Peer counseling
Phone: (888) 843-4564
Availability: M-F evenings; Saturday afternoon
Youth Talk Liner
Phone: (800) 246-7743
Availbility: Mon-Sat 9:30 pm to midnight (Eastern Time)
LGBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line
(anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning adults and young people a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support.)
Phone: (800) 399-PEER (Peer listening line 25 & under)
Phone; (888) 340-4528 (LGBT Helpline 25+)
The Network – Ending abuse in LGBT communities
Phone: (617) 742-4911
National (Youth + Children) Dating Abuse Helpline
College Scholarships for LGTBQ Students - Is designed to help students look for financial aid and scholarship opportunities. There’s a section dedicated to those who have not come out yet and questions they may have about LGBTQ scholarships.
LGBT College Student Guide: Creating a Welcoming Campus and Community - Provides Extensive information about organizations and resources leading the way and encouraging the LGBTQ community by creating a more diverse environment.
Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/lgbtq-college-rankings-2018-2019/