LGBTQIA Resources

Visit Rochester Public Library for LGBTQIA books and other materials, ongoing programs, workshops, and special events.

Ongoing programs include:

Rainbow Family Meet Up - Second Tuesday 6pm-7:30pm - A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or Ally) kids and families. Hang out, play games, make art, and have a blast at this meet up just for you and yours.

q club - First & Third Thursdays at 4pm - A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQ teens and allies…. For ages 13-18! Hang out, make friends and have fun at this club just for you.

Parents Empower Pride - Third Tuesday 7pm-830pm - Meet with other parents of LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) kids to talk about how to support your kids on their journey. Refreshments will be provided.

For questions about these or any other programs, materials, or services of the Youth Services Division at RPL, please contact Heather at 507.328.2339 or hacerro@rochester.lib.mn.us. #rplpride

 

Links:

Advocates for Youth
Mission: Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

Crisis Response SE Minnesota
Crisis Response phone support is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A trained counselor will assess your current situation, offer support and counseling and be able to connect you with local resources. Please call 1-844-CRISIS2

Gay Lesbian Community Services of SE Minnesota
From the website:
GLCS is a volunteer service organization. We provide educational, informational, and social resources to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender communities, their families, friends, and any interested persons or allies. In addition, we work closely with area GLBTA related groups, human and social service agencies, educational institutions, churches and other organizations so that we may easily connect you with the group or organization that specialize in the area(s) of particular interest to you.

GSA Network
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.

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.

NAMI Southeast MN Warmline
WarmLine volunteers assist callers with their thoughts and feelings by providing support and encouragement.
(Thurs - Sun, 4-8PM) 507.287.7161

Out Front Minnesota
From the website:
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.

"We envision a state where LGBTQ individuals have equal opportunities, protection and rights. We are working toward the day when all Minnesotans have the freedom, power and confidence to make the best choices for their own lives."

Trevor Project Lifeline
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
(24/7) 866.488.7386

Trans Lifeline
From the website:
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have
877.565.8860

Victim Services Crisis Line
From the website:
We believe that victims of crime have a right to be met with dignity and respect.
To ensure that, the programs of Victim Services are committed to providing:

  • Advocacy and support to help meet the needs of crime victims; Advocacy designed to prompt systems change
  • Professional and community education
  • Prevention efforts to challenge the existence of violence in our communities

(24/7) 507.289.0636

Need Shelter?

Rochester LSS
From the website:
We are here to listen and here to help, no matter what you're going through. We will help you access safe and secure shelter while you explore your options and determine what’s next.

(call or text) 507.269.8085