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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and
suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
If you need someone to talk to you can "ask Trevor', "Trevor chat" or "Trevor text". Visit the site to find out more.

If you are a youth in CRISIS or thinking about suicide you deserve immediate support!!
CALL 866-488-7386.  It's free and confidential.



Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington state


If you need someone to talk to this site also has options to chat online with someone.

If you are in CRISIS or thinking about suicide you deserve immediate support!!
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   24/7

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Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please 
call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)



This site has a wealth of information and resources available.
BFCAC provides social services in Franklin and Benton Counties. 

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)
www.nyacyouth.org (800) 541-6922 

Gay-Straight Alliance Network 
www.gsanetwork.org (415) 552-4229 

TNET (The PFLAG Transgender Network) 

GenderPAC 
www.gpac.org (202) 462-6610 

National Center for Transgender Equality 
www.nctequality.org (202) 903-0112 

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) 

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)
www.smyal.org (202) 546-5940 

The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Home of The Harvey Milk High School 
www.hmi.org (212) 674-2400 

Youth Resource 
www.youthresource.com (202) 419-3420 

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) 
www.lyric.org (415) 703-6150 

Bisexual Resource Center 
www.biresource.org (617) 424-9595 

The Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 
www.thetaskforce.org (202) 393-5177 

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) 
www.colage.org (415) 861-5437 

Family Pride Coalition 
www.familypride.org (202) 331-5015 

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) 
www.glaad.org (323) 933-2240 

Human Rights Campaign 
www.hrc.org (202) 628-4160 

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS) 
www.SIECUS.org (212) 819-9770 

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund 
www.lambdalegal.org (212) 809-8585 

National Center for Lesbian Rights 
www.nclrights.org (415) 392-6257


The Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) is Spokane's Gay Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. We network closely with our sister chambers in Seattle and Portland, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and Portland Area Business Association (PABA) as well as other LGBT chambers at regional and national leadership conferences.

Tri-Cities local LGBT directory complete with calendar, business, and non profit listings. 

You can check here for the latest news, rulings, and standings on marriage equality across America. 

Contains national transgender organizations, national LGBT and civil rights organizations, data and research, books, links for trans and gender nonconforming youth, workplace information, healthcare, and inclusion in faith communities.





*The publications below are made available to you via PFLAG National.*
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Get 10 simple things that you can do to come out, speak up, and join as a straight ally as a healthcare provider.  370k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 4:04 PM Maria Stephens
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Choosing to have a conversation often starts with being comfortable with terminology. This quick cheat sheet will help get you caught up on the right words to use.  157k v. 2 Jan 10, 2015, 4:06 PM Maria Stephens
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This guide will help you learn more about what transgender means, develop competency around talking about the issue, become better informed about the challenges that many trans people face, and know specific ways that you can be a strong trans ally.  2779k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 3:58 PM Maria Stephens
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This brochure highlights the diverse training opportunities available through the Straight for Equality Project. From basic trainings that make the case for diversity and inclusion to issue specific trainings that promote awareness about bullying in schools we definitely have what’s right for you!  2206k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 4:09 PM Maria Stephens
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In a world where people look for definitive answers, finding resolution between what our religion teaches us and our support (and even love) for LGBT people often leaves people frustrated, hurt, and unwilling to even talk about the topic. And with the ever-growing numbers of people who say that they personally know LGBT people, this challenge becomes more widespread each day. Straight for Equality in Faith Communities was designed for this very challenge.  2139k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 3:58 PM Maria Stephens
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Today's youth face more social pressures than ever, especially since young people are coming out at increasingly younger ages. This publication offers a supportive approach to common questions asked by teens who may be questioning their sexual orientation. It also provides hotline numbers for teens and a list of resources.  May 24, 2012, 3:19 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG
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Discovering that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is gay. includes an updated list of gay and lesbian religious and spiritual groups to watch out for.  May 24, 2012, 3:25 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG
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This is a guide for straight allies, by straight allies. It aims to invite, educate, and engage straight allies in the effort to create a world with equality for all. Interested?  May 24, 2012, 3:29 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG
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Use this intake form as a starting point for redesigning the questionnaire you use with patients and clients to be inclusive and signal support.  297k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 4:05 PM Maria Stephens
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This policy will provide you with core language for creating an inclusive nondiscrimination policy/statement for your practice.  277k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 4:05 PM Maria Stephens
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Use this worksheet to understand how you personally understand your assigned birth sex, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. You can use this tool as a conversation starter about non-binary identities.   110k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 3:59 PM Maria Stephens
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Finding out a spouse is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can be difficult. Questions about sexual orientation, fidelity, self-esteem and fear often go unanswered. This recently updated and expanded publication provides insight into issues facing spouses, including coping stages, identity crises, concerns about children and support avenues.  May 24, 2012, 3:27 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG
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One of our most popular publications, this is a "must read" for parents who are forming new and honest relationships with a loved one who has come out to them. This booklet answers several commonly-asked questions about having a gay child. It includes a list of related resources.  May 24, 2012, 3:17 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG
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For parents, families, and friends of people who are transgender and gender expansive, this great new publication includes a wealth of information, first-person stories, expert input, and more.  Aug 12, 2015, 10:46 PM PFLAG Benton Franklin
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This is the Spanish translation of PFLAG's publication, Be Yourself. The book is a great resource for Spanish-speaking youth and families.  May 24, 2012, 3:21 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG
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A culturally appropriate Spanish translation of "Our Daughters and Sons," this booklet is a valuable resource for Spanish-speaking families coming to terms with homosexuality and bisexuality. The booklet answers commonly asked questions about having a GLBT loved one, and includes Spanish language resources  May 24, 2012, 3:23 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG
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This guide helps healthcare professionals understand how they too can help move equality forward. By being more inclusive in their language and learning more about the unique challenges that LGBT people face doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals can change – or save – lives.  1787k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 4:02 PM Maria Stephens
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Use these postcards as part of an event to show people how to be better trans allies. The card can also be used as a part of a social media campaign and is a great way to get a conversation started.  153k v. 1 Jan 10, 2015, 4:00 PM Maria Stephens
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Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends is a resource for parents and friends of transgender and gender non-conforming adults and youth. This guide will help answer some of your questions and concerns. This publication provides information, resources and strategies on creating a safe space for transgender and gender non-conforming family and friends, as well as addressing your own feelings.  May 24, 2012, 3:26 PM Benton-Franklin PFLAG