Pride Month: 9 Useful Resources

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June is Pride Month, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and commemorates the ongoing pursuit of equal justice. Celebrations for Pride Month grows every year, including more and more allies and supporters from outside the LGBTQ+ community, and provide opportunities to show support, observe, listen, and learn.

Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or an ally, here are some important resources about which you should know for Pride Month 2023 (and for every other month!).

1. For Practicing Allyship in the Workplace

The NIH EDI Communities page provides helpful information about how to effectively demonstrate allyship in the workplace. Additionally, he is a list of upcoming events hosted by the NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office.


2. For Understanding the Origins of the Pride Symbol

Head to the National Museum of American History and learn about the origins of the famous rainbow – the LGBTQ+ Pride symbol.

3. For Hearing Stories of Pride

Join the Smithsonian in commemorating National Pride Month with events, resources, and podcast episodes that tell a diversity of Pride stories.

Listen to these podcasts on Sidedoor:


4. For Getting Help for Yourself or a Loved One

Use these resources if you, or a loved one, is in crisis and in need of support:

  • Trevor Project Lifeline: (800) 788-7386
    The Trevor Lifeline provides support to LGBTQ youths and allies in crisis or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.
  • Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
    Trans Lifeline provides peer support for the transgender community and is run by and for trans people.
  • SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline: (877) 360-LGBT (5428)
    The SAGE Hotline connect LGBT older people and their caregivers with friendly responders who are ready to listen.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Community: (800) 273-8255
    This page offers information and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals who are struggling with suicidal feelings or mental health crises.

5. For Finding Online Guidance and Resources

Arm yourself with these online resources – and knowledge!

  • LGBT National Help Center – A national resource that provides LGBTQ+ community with free & confidential support and referral resources via phone, text, and chat.
  • Colors Youth – This non-profit organization provides free and unlimited mental health services for LGBTQ-identified youth aged 25 and younger.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) LGBTQI Page – This page highlights the unique mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community and includes hotlines and resources to help address those needs.
  • PFLAG – PFLAG is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ family and ally organization, with over 400 local chapters dedicated to creating safe communities for LGBTQ+ individuals and families.
  • Asexual Visibility and Education Network – The world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.
  • Bisexual.org – A voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.
  • TransWhat? – A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship
  • We Are the Youth – Sharing stories of LGBTQ youth in the United States.
  • Finding Your True Voice: A Guide to Gender-Affirming Verbal Communication – A resource empowering individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender nonconforming to amplify their authentic voices.

7. For Watching LGBTQ+-Focused Documentaries

Delve into these films that shed light on LGBTQ+ history and the struggles within the community.

8. For Getting More Involved in LGBTQ+ Supporting Organizations

Looking for additional ways to support the LGBTQ+ community and get involved? Here are some ideas! 

  • GLAAD Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.”
  • GLSENGay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. “Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.”
  • Forge – is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).  They have recorded webinars on many different issues related to trans* individuals and SOFFAs.
  • It Gets Better Project – “The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force“The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up.” They also run Creating Change the “largest annual gathering of LGBTQ activists, organizers, and leaders within the LGBT movement” in the US.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality – “The nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.”
  • The “Not All Like That” (NALT) Project – videos of (awesome) Christians (mostly families) explaining how they fully support LGBTQ people and that being Christian shouldn’t mean being anti-gay.
  • Religious Institute – “A multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.”
  • PFLAG  “Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward.”
  • Transgender Law Center – “The largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.”
  • The Trevor Project – “Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.”

9. For Serving as a Facilitator

Use these helpful resources, below, if you are facilitating LGBTQ+ focused workshops, discussions, educational seminars or trainings: