LGBTQ+ Resources in FM Area

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June is Pride Month! We want to continue to support our LGBTQ families in the FM area now and every month of the year. 

There are many resources throughout the FM area that support the LGBTQ+ community. Our guide below has local, state, and national resources for parents that identify as LGBTQ+, parents that have children that identify as LGBTQ+, and resources for those wanting to become an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. 

LOCAL RESOURCES

Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains 

“Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains,” is the Red River Rainbow Seniors (Fargo, ND) oral history project.

Community Uplift Program

Through discussion groups and community events, the Community Uplift Program aims to help at risk LGBTQ+ and Secular individuals, as well as People of Color, with life crises and coordinate the help that they need. 

Fargo Human Relations Commission

The Fargo Human Relations Commission works to promote acceptance and respect for diversity and discourages all forms of discrimination.

FM LGBT Film Festival

The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experience through the visions of innovative filmmakers.

FM Pride

FM PRIDE unites and engages individuals and organizations through community events to empower, educate and support the LGBTQ Community in the Fargo-Moorhead area. 

FM Rainbow Families 

FM Rainbow Families is a community organization that offers affordable, family-friendly events and resources to LGBT families and their friends.

Harbor Health Clinic

Harbor Health Clinic provides low-cost gender affirming hormone therapy using the informed consent model. Services also include STI/STD/HIV screening, PrEP and Annual Exams. We also connect trans individuals with useful resources within our community.

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a welcoming group for youth ages 12 to 18 to hang out, play games, plan events and parties, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community!

My Transition Partner

My Transition Partner is a non-profit supporting transgender, queer, and gender nonconforming individuals, their loved ones, and allies, by connecting them to resources in their area, online education, and financial assistance.

New Story Fargo

All providers at New Story are queer-friendly and work with transgender, gender non-conforming, and/or gender fluid individuals. This may involve referral for hormone therapy and/or surgery, addressing the coming out process, navigating name and gender changes, healing from misnaming/mis-gendering, and ultimately accepting and integrating oneself without shame or fear. This process may also include learning to self-advocate, create space for oneself in the community, and face the challenges of oppression/marginalization.

Parents of LGBTQ Kids Fargo Moorhead

Connecting parents of kids who identify as transgender, gender expansive, lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, or question sexual orientation/gender identity.

Pride Collective & Community Center

The Pride Collective & Community Center exists to create a sense of community and promote education and social activities to foster social and physical well-being and development of the LGBTQ community in the Red River Valley. During business hours, the Center is open for drop in support, activities and socialization. There is a movie library, board games and video games available. There is also a full library of books on a variety of topics available for check out.

Project RAI (Rainbows Are Inclusive)

Project R.A.I (Rainbows Are Inclusive)’s mission is to provide a safe environment for LGBTQ+ children and their supportive adults with inclusive, safe, supportive, and developmentally appropriate programming.

Red River Rainbow Seniors

Red River Rainbow Seniors is an organization dedicated to providing advocacy, education, support & fun for the 50+ LGBTQ community in the Red River Valley.

Tri-State Transgender

The mission of Tri-State Transgender is to help advance the needs of the transgender community through education, support, and advocacy. 

 

STATEWIDE RESOURCES

Dakota Outright (Bismarck)

Dakota OutRight’s mission is to serve the LGBTQ+ community of North Dakota with a focus in the capital city and surrounding areas by increasing visibility, providing resources and information, advocating for equality, and creating safe spaces for connection, support, and celebration.

LGBT Affirmative Therapists in North Dakota

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition is a statewide, membership-based organization established to increase the visibility of human rights needs and violations, and to change laws and attitudes that stand as barriers to residents within North Dakota who do not currently enjoy their full rights.

Outfront Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.

PFLAG (Bismarck Chapter)

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

An Allies’ Guide to Issues Facing LGBT Americans, Human Rights Campaign

An Ally’s Guide to Terminology: Talking about LGBT People and Equality

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities. 

GLSEN

GLSEN’s mission is to create safe and affirmative schools for LGBTQ students. 

Human Rights Campaign

LGBTQ Books for Adults & Kids

LGBTQ+ Parenting Blogs 

National Center for Transgender Equality 

Stand with Trans – Ally Parents

Stop Bullying 

Trans Student Educational Resources 

TransYouth Family Allies

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

First Link (Local Crisis Line): 701-293-6462

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline: A suicide hotline run by transgender people for transgender people.

(877) 565-8860

The Trevor Project: 24-hour crisis line and counseling for LGBTQ youth.

(866) 488-7386

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