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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

Transgender Resource Center in Albuquerque


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  (

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) (
  • 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.  (
  • Sexual Orientation:  A deeply-rooted and unchanging emotional, romantic and/or sexual attraction to other people (
  • 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.  (
  • 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.  (
  • Androgynous | Identifying and/or presenting as neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine (
  • Coming Out: refers to the process in which one acknowledges and accepts one’s own sexual orientation (
  • Cisgender:  A term used to describe a person whose gender identity aligns with those typically associated with the sex assigned to them at birth (



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


Casa Q

UNM Queer Straight Alliance



Transgender New Mexico


Transgender Resource Center New Mexico


The Trevor Project

Teen Suicide Hotline


University of New Mexico LGBTQ Resource Center



Albuquerque Gay & Lesbian Parents


Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) Albuquerque



Albuquerque GLBT Chamber of Commerce


Albuquerque Human Rights Office



American Civil Liberties Union NM


American Veterans for Equal Rights – NM


Common Bond New Mexico Foundation


Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)


United Court of the Sandias



Bernalillo County STD Clinic


New Mexico AIDS Services


Planned Parenthood of New Mexico


UNM Truman Health Services



Albuquerque Pride Inc.


Camino Real Productions


Encantada, The Band of Enchantment


New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus


New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association


New Mexico Women’s Chorus


Rainbow Roadrunner Car Club



Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Closet Cinema




College Guide for LGBT Students