Organizations & Programs
Iowa’s Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program works with highly motivated students who are interested in advice and assistance from adult mentors to accelerate their academic experience and performance, improve their adjustment to professional standards of behavior, goals, ethics and success and out-perform their age group in transitioning to adult leadership roles. Scholarship awards are based on academic aptitude, academic achievement, community service and financial need.
The University of Iowa LGBTQ Clinic serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. Our clinic provides full-service health care to meet the LGBTQ health care needs.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
- LGBTQ Youth & Schools Resource Library | ACLU
- Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents | HealthyChildren.org
- Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Youth | Advocates for Youth
- Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth:A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel | American Psychological Association
- LGBTQ+ Youth Resources | Human Rights Campaign
- Resources for LGBTQ Students | OnlineSchools.org
- Matthew Shepard Foundation