External Resources

Local Organizations

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    Annex Teen Clinic

    Provides low cost, confidential, nonjudgmental sexuality-related health care for adolescents and young adults through age 25.

    5810 42nd Avenue North

    Robbinsdale, MN 55422

    (763) 533-1316

    Avenues for Homeless Youth

    Emergency shelter, short-term housing, and support services for youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and find a positive transition into youth adulthood.

    1708 Oak Park Avenue North

    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    (612) 522-1690

    The Bridge for Youth

    24-hour runaway and homeless youth program serving youth and their families in times of crisis. The Bridge offers a continuum of services including aftercare and support to help youth avoid becoming homeless again.

    1111 West 22nd Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55405

    (612) 377-8800 

    Council on Crime and Justice - General Crime Victim Services (GCVS)

    An organization striving to discover solutions to reduce the stress associated with crime victimization for over 27 years; Services include lock changes, restorative repairs, emergency funds for victims of general crime as well as easily accessible guidance, advocacy, and support.

    822 South 3rd Street, Suite 100

    Minneapolis, MN 55415

    24 Hour Hotline: (612) 340-5400 

    Face to Face

    A non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the needs of youth ages 11–23. Face to Face offers health care, counseling, and programs for homeless youth, including Safe Zone, a youth drop in center.

    1165 Arcade Street

    St. Paul, MN 55106

    (651) 772-5555

    Family Equality Council - Midwest Office

    Across the nation this organization connects, supports, and represents the one million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their two million children.

    PO Box 3898

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    MN Q Youth

    A program that offers support, referrals, resources, training and connections about and for LGBTQA youth-who are or have experienced abuse or mistreatment - and for their families, caregivers, professional and others who care about them.

    4123 East Lake Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55406

    GLBT Host Home Program

    Through Avenues for Homeless Youth, the Host Home Program recruits, screens, trains, and supports adults who open their homes to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people ages 16-21 who are in need of stable and safe housing.

    1708 Oak Park Avenue North

    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    24-Hour Hotline: (612) 338-3103 x244

    Lutheran Social Services Metro Homeless Youth Services

    A continuum of holistic services offered to runaway, homeless and street dependant youth in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

    501 Asbury Street

    St. Paul, MN 55104

    (651) 644-7739

    Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)

    Leading Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services.

    1400 Park Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN 55404

    (612) 341–2060

    Minnesota School OUTreach Coalition (MnSOC)

    A coalition of Minnesota students, educators, families, community members, and organizations working within the broad context of schools to address the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

    4123 East Lake Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55406

    (877) 452-8543

    Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition’s Shot Clinic/Syringe Exchange

    Committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender nonconforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.

    3405 Chicago Avenue, Suite 103

    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    (612) 823-1152 


    A program to support and encourage the academic achievement, full participation, and contributions of GLBT students, teachers, staff, and families in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

    1250 West Broadway Avenue North

    Minneapolis, MN 55411

    (612) 668-5482

    OutFront Minnesota

    Provides programs and services to Minnesota's LGBT and allied communities in the area of public policy, anti-violence, education and training, and the law.

    310 38th Street East, Suite 204

    Minneapolis, MN 55409

    (612) 882-0127

    PFLAG Twin Cities

    An organization supporting parents, families, and friends of GLBT people of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Metro areas.

    P.O. Box 19290

    Minneapolis, MN 55419

    (612) 825 1660

    Rainbow Rumpus

    The world‘s only online literary magazine for children and youth with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents, Rainbow Rumpus provides a safe, fun, and empowering place for young people to create and enjoy art, break through isolation, build community, and take action to make the world a better place.

    2901 East 25th Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55406

    (612) 721-6442


    Mental health services including individual counseling and various support groups brought to queer youth where they need it, reducing barriers related to finances, transportation, scheduling, and cultural differences. Increasing access to mental health support for LGBT youth so they may reclaim their lives from all forms of oppression.

    3217 Hennepin Avenue South, Suites 2&3

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

    (612) 235-6743

    Shades of Yellow (SOY)

    A Hmong LGBTQ and ally organization that provides support, education, advocacy and leadership development to those in the community.

    995 University Avenue West, Suite 215

    St. Paul, MN 55104

    (651) 300-2373 

    Youth and AIDS Project (YAP)

    Transmission prevention of HIV by educating high-risk youth and providing care to youth and families living with HIV infection is the Project’s Mission.

    2929 4th Avenue South, Suite 203

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2465

    (612) 627-4335


    The place where the END of homelessness and the END of poverty begin for youth served. Empowering youth to shape their futures by providing a safe, supportive, respectful and responsive community of excellence.

    41 North 12th Street

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    (612) 252-1200

National Organizations

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    Families Like Mine
    The Official Website for author Abigail Garner’s book with the same name; the purpose of the website is to decrease isolation for people with parents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT), and provide a space for these families to share their experiences.

    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
    An organization "dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation."

    Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
    The leading education-focused organization in the country ensuring equality within the community by "Creating safe schools for GLBT people.”

    Gay/Straight Alliance Network (GSA)
    Through empowering youth activists, this national youth leadership organization connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances to other local and community resources by providing peer support, leadership development, and training.

    Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
    A National organization advocating for equal rights and benefits within the workplace and fighting for the recognition of all LGBT families and their fair-treatment under the law by increasing support of the community and their allies.

    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
    "The national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people."

    Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
    The nationwide grassroots network, PFLAG, is the original ally organization in the country. Their commitment is to promote equal rights for LGBT people through support, education and advocacy.

    Scouting for All
    A non-profit organization that advocates acceptance within the scouting movement in America, "Committed to scouting, open to diversity."

    Teaching Tolerance
    A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools

    TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA)
    TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers, and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. TYFA envisions a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

    A website that provides resources for non-gender-conforming or transgender kids, primarily for elementary school teacher and parent use. Resources may be useful for middle & high school teachers as well.

    Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Internet Resources

Provider Directories

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    Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
    Each of the providers listed on this website signed on to the following statement:

    "I would like my name to be listed in the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition roster of trans-friendly providers. I understand that by signing this I give permission for my name and provider information to be distributed to the Twin Cities transgender community via website, listservs, and in print. I also understand that by signing this I am stating that I am personally and professionally supportive and informed of transsexuality and other transgender issues and committed to providing services with no discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, appearance, or mental health history."

    Rainbow Health Initiative
    Looking for an LGBTQ-friendly primary care doctor, specialist, dentist, or other healthcare professional? Find one using the Rainbow Health Initiative Provider Directory.

    LGBT Therapists
    Minnesota’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & allied mental health providers’ network.