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Free hotlines for gender & sexual identity, LGBTQ+ in the United States

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TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young...


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LGBT National Youth Talkline offers free and confidential support over phone. We help adults, youth, the LGBTQ+ community in...


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Trans Lifeline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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LGBT National Hotline offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or having thoughts of suicide, we are here for you. Hey...


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Teen Line is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS), as well as...


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TXT 4 HELP provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We are here for youth in...


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The Boys Town National Hotline is a Short-term crisis hotline for children, youth and parents, who are directly or indirectly...


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StrongHearts Native Helpline is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic and sexual violence helpline...


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The NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical...


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National Parent and Youth Helpline provides free and confidential emotional support and resources to diverse Parents,...


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Crisis Text Line is here to help you, whatever you're going through. We provide 24/7, free and confidential support and...


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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a suicide prevention and crisis intervention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis or...


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SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish,...


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National Grad Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to...


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Centerstone Military Services is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support veterans in...


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Physician Support Line provides free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help people in United States who may be...


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The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline provides free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English...


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Seniors

LGBT National Senior Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We help the LGBTQ+ community,...


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We connect LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBTQ+ elder or...


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We are a faith-based non-profit organization that provides free resources like live chat with Hope Coaches, email mentors,...


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Women
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Presenting the hope found in Jesus alone, aSafePlaceOnline provides free counsel to young women around the world, meeting them...


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Children

STOMP Out Bullying is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We are...


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Parents
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Postpartum Support International offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). We exist to help...


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Friends for Survival - Suicide Loss Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by...


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Love is Respect offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here for...


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Struggling with your gender and sexual identity? Get support from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in United States

If you’re questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity, or if you’re experiencing problems as a result of identifying as LGBTQ, you’re not alone. If you're struggling with any of the below, there are 27 helplines in United States that you can reach out to for support.

  • Feelings of anxiety about not being accepted for who you really are
  • Experiencing homophobia or transphobia from family or friends
  • Feeling like how you are on the outside doesn't represent who you are on the inside
  • Feeling like your sexuality is different from those around you
  • Feeling like there's something wrong with you for not having any sexual desires
  • Feeling sexually attracted to people of the same gender as you
  • Wanting gender-affirming hormone supplements or surgery
  • Feeling constrained by gender norms

Experiencing rejection as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person is extremely painful. You deserve to be accepted and loved for who you are. When you’re not, it can take a serious toll on your mental health. If you feel confused, lonely, and even suicidal, your feelings are valid.

If you're experiencing problems because you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, help is available in United States. You can reach out at any time and get connected to a caring LGBTQ-friendly volunteer or counselor. Helpline listeners will offer you respectful, affirming care no matter what you're going through.

For free and confidential support with gender & sexual identity, consider contacting a hotline in United States today.


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