RI Associations & Institutes
Options Magazine provides advocacy and education to the LGBTQ community of Rhode Island. Options also organizes inclusive events and life-affirming resources for the LGBTQ community.
The RI LGBT Center will serve as Rhode Island’s only LGBTQ community center, and provide operational support for LGBTQ organizations without offices. By providing a common space for diverse LGBTQ organizations, and social and educational opportunities, The Center will serve as a “hub” for community gatherings: https://www.facebook.com/RILGBTCenter
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Group of the Rhode Island Department of Health works to improve LGBTTQQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer and Questioning) public health policies, systems, and environmental change.
Youth Pride, Inc. provides support, advocacy, and education for youth and young adults throughout Rhode Island who are impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression: https://www.youthprideri.org/
Youth Pride, Inc. often gets requests for referrals for mental health and medical providers who are LGBTQQ and youth competent. This link provides their most updated referral list: https://www.pflagprovidence.org/uploads/2/5/8/1/25814882/ypis_mental_health_provider_resource_list_12-2015.pdf
RI Trans Health Referral guide was made in response to a need for coordinated and culturally competent health care for the transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender variant (trans*) community in Rhode Island. The goal of this guide is to provide both medical and behavioral health providers and consumers with information about health care providers in the area who work with the RI trans* community: https://www.pflagprovidence.org/uploads/2/5/8/1/25814882/rithi_trans_health_referral_guide.pdf
National Associations & Institutes
Visit the World Professional Association for Transgender Health to view WPATH’s Standards of Care, which provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people. They also offer current news, resources, and publications.
The Trevor Project provides national, 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQQ youth: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/