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Intersecting Identities

Also, many people who identify as LGBTQ+ are part of second (and sometimes third or more) community that is marginalized. Examples of these groups are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color), people with a physical disability, people practicing a religion different than their neighbors, and people with low socioeconomic status. These individuals have complex experiences that cannot be easily addressed in one area of their life.

QTBIPOC Mental Health and Well-Being

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) compiled a list of hotlines, organizations, and other resources to support QTBIPOC mental health.

Questions to Help QTBIPOC Find Affirming Mental Health Providers

Before you start working with a therapist, it can be helpful to “interview” them so that you have a better idea of if they will be a good fit for you and your needs.

2019 Black and African American LGBTQ+ Youth Report

This resource draws on a subset of data from the 2018 HRC LGBTQ Youth Report to highlight the experiences of respondents who identified part or all of their ethnoracial identity as either Black or African American.

Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

The Trevor Project serves diverse communities across the country, and takes an intersectional approach to supporting the mental health of LGBTQ youth. Use the following tips to support yourself, and to care for the Black LGBTQ young people in your lives.

Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color: Native and Indigenous LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools

This report is one of a series of reports from GLSEN that focus on LGBTQ students of different racial/ ethnic identities, including Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, and Latinx LGBTQ youth.

Two Spirit and LGBTQ Health 

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) provides resources and information on Two Spirit and LGBTQ health for Native and Indigenous communities.


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