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Reach out to a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in New York, United States today

If you’re unsure whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, you’re not alone. It’s normal to question your sexual and gender identity. Whether you're questioning and need support, or you’re confident in your identity but you're experiencing other issues, there are 28 hotlines in New York, United States that can help you with the following and more:

  • Wanting to come out but not knowing how
  • You aren't sure how to date or flirt with members of the same sex
  • Wanting gender-affirming hormone supplements or surgery
  • Feeling like there's something wrong with you for not having any sexual desires
  • It's distressing to think about being stuck in your current body
  • Experiencing homophobia or transphobia from family or friends
  • Wanting to express your gender differently
  • Feeling frustrated and angry that your assigned gender at birth doesn't match who you are

As someone who identifies as LGBTQ, or as someone who is questioning their gender or sexual identity, you may feel isolated. Unfortunately, there are still people out there who are homophobic and transphobic. Worrying about social rejection can make it hard to express your true self with pride.

If you're experiencing problems because you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, help is available in New York, 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.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your gender & sexual identity, you can contact a hotline in New York, United States for free and confidential support.


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