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


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


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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 Games and Online Harassment Hotline is a free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline for gamers and...


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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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During this difficult time, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer...


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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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Su Familia offers free, reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English to callers to help them navigate...


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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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Faith-based
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Teen Hopeline is a Christian helpline that has been a place of refuge and encouragement for hurting and broken teens. Speak...


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


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


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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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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 is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We exist to help...


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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 26 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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