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LGBTQ Resources

Did you know that you can check out books from the Office of LGBTQ Services? From Reference to Fiction, we have books about queer and trans issues! Check out our online catalog of books here and stop by our office in the UC (108B) to pick up some new reading material!

Here are some other resources you may find helpful. Please understand that there are many other resources available than what are provided below. If you need additional resources, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

On-Campus

Counseling Center

College life is both rewarding and challenging. You may get stressed, feel anxious or have trouble navigating social relationships. This is part of the experience for many students, but it does not have to hold you back. Counseling Center counselors are here to help you throughout your journey. We want to help you achieve your dreams and goals. No concern is too small. Counseling services are free and confidential. It is part of the many ways that CMU supports students and their success.

Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity

The office supervises the maintenance of related reports and records, provides and develops related educational programs and materials, offers guidance and advice to all community members on the University's nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies and procedures, assists departments with recruitment and retention activities, and receives and resolves complaints of discrimination from students, employees and others.

Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers campus-wide programs and activities for students, faculty, and staff that foster better understanding across diverse groups.‚Äč

Spectrum

We are Central Michigan University's alliance for LGBTQIA students and allies. (a CMU student organization)

Transcend

Dedicated to support for and community of transgender people and their partners, families, and allies. (a CMU student organization)

In Mount Pleasant

Listening Ear Crisis Center

Listening Ear offers hope and opportunity by listening to, supporting and advocating for people who need quality services and safe, affordable housing.

In Michigan

ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

We use strategic communications to educate the public about issues. And the ACLU has expanded its reach by applying international human rights standards in our complex Post 9/11 world. A number of national projects address specific civil liberties issues: AIDS, capital punishment, lesbian and gay rights, immigrants' rights, prisoners' rights, reproductive freedom, voting rights, women's rights and workplace rights.

CenterLink: The Community of LGBTQ Centers

CenterLink is an international nonprofit organization and member-based association of LGBTQ  centers and other LGBTQ organizations serving their local and regional communities. Our mission is to strengthen, support, and connect LGBTQ community centers.

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network in Michigan

As GLSEN was founded by a group of teachers in 1990, we knew that educators play key roles in creating affirming learning environments for LGBTQ youth. But as well as activating supportive educators, we believe in centering and uplifting student-led movements, which have powered initiatives like the Day of Silence, Ally Week, and more.

LAHR: Lansing Association for Human Rights

The Lansing Association for Human Rights, lovingly known as LAHR, is one of the oldest LGBTQIA advocacy organizations in Michigan. Our vision is simple: a Michigan that values all people. Simple, but not easy. LAHR works towards this vision through inspired activism, education and connection. And we want you to join us. Now more than ever, we need your help in working towards the Michigan we envision. We hope you’re ready to connect with us to support the lives of LGBTQIA people in your community.

Michigan Pride

Michigan Pride provides education, outreach, support, and events to enhance the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people and builds quality relationships with all Michigan residents.

PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG is working to make sure that all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves. We do this through providing peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws.

Transgender Michigan

Transgender Michigan’s primary mission is to provide advocacy, support and education while serving to create coalitions in the state of Michigan to unify and empower transgender and gender non-conformist communities.

National and International Resources

ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

COLAGE: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere

COLAGE is celebrating 30 years as the only national organization expressly dedicated to supporting people with one or more LGBTQ+ caregivers, uniting them with a network of peers and supporting them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in their communities.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is a member-based organization working towards the liberation of LGBTQ people in higher education. We support individuals who work on campuses to educate and support people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racial justice framework.

GLAAD: Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.

GLAD: Legal Advocates & Defenders

Since 1978, GLAD’s bold litigation has achieved scores of precedent-setting victories on behalf of LGBTQ people and those living with HIV.

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network

GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our nation's schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.

HRC: Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.

Hudson's FTM Resource Guide

This Guide is intended to provide information on topics of interest to female-to-male (FTM, F2M) trans men, and their friends and loved ones. Non-trans men have also found the pages on men's grooming and clothing to be helpful. Transgender, cisgender, intersex, non-binary, genderqueer, questioning, and "just plain folks" are all welcome.

ILGA World: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Since 1978, we have been committed to equal human rights for rainbow communities and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. We support LGBTI civil society worldwide through advocacy and research projects, and give grassroots movements a voice within international organizations.

Lambda Legal: Making the case for equality

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

National LGBTQ Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives.

PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

Transbucket

We offer surgery outcomes resources for everyone, from FTMs to MTFs to genderqueers, gender non-confirming individuals, agender individuals, and everyone else who could benefit from exploring the real life experiences collected here.

The Trevor Project

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