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Be True. Be You.

Trans-Life Line

 The first transgender suicide hotline: 1-877-565-8860

The Trevor Project

A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth

1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or www.TheTrevorProject.org

Transgender Resource Center in Albuquerque

tgrcnm.org

440-3402

adrien@tgrcnm.org

Stomp out the Ignorance through Knowledge and Understanding

LGBTQQIP2SAA.  Wow!  That's quite the acronym.  Let's break it down:

  • L:  LESBIAN, e.g., a female who is emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to other females
  • G:  GAY, e.g., a person who is emotionally, romantically and/or sexually attracted to members of the same gender
  • B:  BISEXUAL, e.g., a person emotionally, romantically and/or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way, or to the same degree
  • T:  TRANSGENDER, e.g.,  a term used to describe people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from cultural expectations based on the sex they were assigned at birth. Transgender people may identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc.
  • Q:  QUEER, e.g., a term people often use to express fluid sexual identities and orientations
  • Q:  QUESTIONING, e.g., a term used to describe people who are in the process of exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity
  • I:  INTERSEX, e.g., people with two sets of genitalia or various chromosomal differences
  • P:  PANSEXUAL, e.g., sexual attraction to a person of any sex or gender
  • 2S:  TWO-SPIRIT, e.g., a tradition in many First Nations where people are considered to have both male and female spirits;  a Native person who feels their body has a balance of masculine and feminine characteristics that is not typical of those usually seen in "masculine" men and "feminine" women
  • A:  ASEXUAL, e.g., people who do not identify with any specific sexual orientation
  • A: ALLIES, e.g., a person who is not LGBT but shows support for LGBT people and promotes equality in a variety of ways  (hrc.org)

Sex vs. Gender, and more terms:

  • Sex:  a person's biological status, typically categorized as male, female, or intersex (i.e., unique combinations of features that usually distinguish male from female) (apa.org)
  • Gender Identity:  An individual's innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither – how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. One's gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth.  (hrc.org)
  • Sexual Orientation:  A deeply-rooted and unchanging emotional, romantic and/or sexual attraction to other people (hrc.org)
  • Gender Expression:  External appearance of one's gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, haircut or voice; these may or may not match the behaviors and characteristics typically considered to be "masculine" or "feminine" by society.  (hrc.org)
  • Gender Transition:  The process by which some people strive to more closely connect their internal knowledge of gender with its outward appearance. Some people socially transition, whereby they might begin dressing, using names and pronouns and/or be socially recognized as another gender. Others undergo physical transitions in which they modify their bodies through medical interventions.  (hrc.org)
  • Androgynous | Identifying and/or presenting as neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine (http://www.hrc.org)
  • Coming Out: refers to the process in which one acknowledges and accepts one’s own sexual orientation (apa.org)
  • Cisgender:  A term used to describe a person whose gender identity aligns with those typically associated with the sex assigned to them at birth (hrc.org)

Resources

SOCIAL/SUPPORT RESOURCES

Albuquerque U21

U21 is a safe space for youth under 21 and their allies under 21. U21 meets every Friday night from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Metropolitan Community Church, 1101 Texas NE.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
505-837-9223 Ext. 18
www.BBBS-CNM.org

 

Casa Q

http://www.casaq.org/

UNM Queer Straight Alliance

505-277-6739
http://lgbtqrc.unm.edu/

 

Transgender New Mexico
505-268-3779
www.TransgenderNM.org

 

Transgender Resource Center New Mexico
505-200-9086
www.TGRCNM.org

 

The Trevor Project

Teen Suicide Hotline
866-4-U-TREVOR
866-488-7386
www.TheTrevorProject.org

 

University of New Mexico LGBTQ Resource Center
505-277-0834
LGBTQRC.UNM.edu

 

PARENT SUPPORT

Albuquerque Gay & Lesbian Parents
505-907-6025
www.AGLP.weebly.com

 

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) Albuquerque
505-873-7373
www.PFLAGABQ.org

 

CIVIC RESOURCES

Albuquerque GLBT Chamber of Commerce
505-263-7892
www.ABQGLBTChamber.com

 

Albuquerque Human Rights Office

505-924-3380

 

American Civil Liberties Union NM
505-266-5915
www.ACLU-NM.org

 

American Veterans for Equal Rights – NM
505-301-1737
www.AVER-NM.org

 

Common Bond New Mexico Foundation
505-891-3647
www.CommonBondNM.org

 

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

http://www.glsen.org/

 

United Court of the Sandias
505-266-3121
www.UCSandiasNM.org

 

MEDICAL RESOURCES

Bernalillo County STD Clinic
505-841-4780

 

New Mexico AIDS Services
505-938-7100
www.NMAS.net

 

Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
505-265-5976
www.PPNewMex.org

 

UNM Truman Health Services
505-272-1312
THSinfo@unmmg.org

www.UNMTruman.com

 

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS

Albuquerque Pride Inc.
505-873-8084
www.ABQPride.com

 

Camino Real Productions
505-247-1909
www.CaminoRealABQ.com

 

Encantada, The Band of Enchantment
505-695-2263

 

New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus
505-569-0139
www.NMGMC.org

 

New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association
505-710-3528
www.NMGRA.com

 

New Mexico Women’s Chorus
505-750-3038
www.NMWomensChorus.org

 

Rainbow Roadrunner Car Club

505-220-4815
www.LambdaCarClub.com

 

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Closet Cinema

505-243-1870
www.ClosetCinema.org

 

COLLEGE-RELATED

College Guide for LGBT Students

www.AccreditedColleges.com