Additional Resources

The Advocate Magazine

Inclusive language and safe spaces

Living Between Genders

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Asperger/Autism

Singular ‘They’

Widespread Discrimination Continues to Shape LGBT People’s Lives in Both Subtle
and Significant Ways

A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures

Better Allies, Karen Catlin, Better Allies Press

Campus Pride: Resources, events, and research on creating safer environments for
LGBTQ+ students

Trans Student Educational Resources

Genderbread Person

Gender Pronouns, lists and descriptions, University of Wisconsin River Falls

Little Edward P. (Children’s book series) by Mrs. Kasha Davis

Proud and Supported: DDPC and ASAN project with training and resources

Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals with I/DD

Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation

Hotlines and Resource Hubs
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: counseling, education, and resources for all ages
Visit their website or call 888-843-4564

GLMA (Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality) Healthcare resources,
healthcare equality index, advocacy and more

GLSEN - (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network): Resources, education, and
networking around creating safe schools

HRC ( Human Rights Campaign) Educational material and resources towards LGBTQ+ Equality, including state maps of current laws

ISNA (Intersex Society of North America): Resources, advocacy, and support for
intersex individuals 

LAMBDA LEGAL: The nation’s oldest and largest organization working for civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and people with HIV/AIDS

National LGBTQ Task Force: Building grassroots power of the LGBTQ+ community.
Education, activism, research, and resources

PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBTQ people to move
equality forward) Support, education, resources, advocacy

Trans Lifeline: Free helpline/hotline staffed by transgender people for transgeder
people Or call 877-565-8860

Trevor Project: National 24 Hour helpline and online support for LGBTQ+ youth Or call 866-4UTREVOR

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health): Professional and
educational organization devoted to transgender health 

American Institute of Bisexuality

Elevatus Sexuality Education Training

Family Acceptance Project (for youth)

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Intersex Society of North America

Planned Parenthood

What Is a Rainbow Group and How to Start One

Rainbow Support Group Facebook Page

LGBT National Youth Hotline

LGBT National Hotline (all ages)

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline

44 Self-Esteem Resources for Nonbinary Adolescents and Teens

Them Two Things are What Collide Together’: Understanding the Sexual Identity Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People Labelled with Intellectual Disability

How Addiction Affects The Transgender Community

Support for Gender Confirmation

LGBTQ+ Financial Support Guide

LGBTQ College Student Resource Guide

Rosie Jones on being a gay disabled woman in comedy (4:21)

5 Tips for Being an Ally

The way we think about biological sex is wrong (14:05)

What is non binary? (2:03)

5 Non-Binary People Explain What Non-Binary Means to Them (7:32)

Anecdotes of a disabled gay (16:59)

Local Resources
Rochester LGBTQ+ Together

Roc PrideAbility:

Trillium Health

RuPaul’s Drag Race; We’re Here, Legendary, Chosen, Queer Eye, Q-Force, Pose,
Schitt’s Creek, Special, Grace and Frankie, Love, Victor, Will & Grace

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Brian Potvin
Coordinator of Person-Centered Approaches
(585) 643-0097

Christen Smith
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
(585) 773-8535


This program is made possible by The New York Health Foundation – and we are so grateful! NYHealth seeks to improve the health of all New Yorkers, particularly by “spreading effective programs that work to improve the health system.” We are proud and honored that NYHealth chose to support The Arc of Monroe as we fully step into what we perceive to be a natural leadership role in the long overdue space of supporting people with IDD identifying as LGBTQ+. We look forward to facilitating lasting, comprehensive growth and change throughout our region by safely supporting the personal journeys of those we help. NYHealth’s endorsement through this grant award will provide value and meaning far beyond what the actual dollars will achieve.