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Resources for LBGT People

Coming out
Resource Guide to Coming Out from the Human Rights Campaign
Be Yourself from PFLAG National
Coming Out in the Family synopsis of the Nov. 2001 Tacoma PFLAG meeting

Misc
Oasis Youth Center is a safe place for GLBTQ youth (Tacoma)
The Center for Children & Youth Justice helps LGBTQ youth being harassed in foster care or the juvenile justice system
Stonewall Youth
Tacoma Lesbian Concern
Rainbow Center of Pierce County
Safe Schools Coalition of Washington
Tacoma Pride
South Sound Gays a social group for gay, bi- and trans men
Home for the Holidays, some tips to help GLBTQ people cope with stress during the holidays.
FAQ on sexual orientation and homosexuality (datehookup)
ComingOutWomen is a support group that meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings. For details: see website, contact facilitator Kathy here, or at 253-268-0098.

Specific resources for Transgender people
Informational brochures from PFLAG National
Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends from PFLAG National
Gender Alliance of the South Sound provides support for crossdressers, transsexuals and other transgendered individuals
My Purple Umbrella provides a fun, loving, safe and creative environment for gender independent children 13 and under through play
Trans teens, an online talk group
Listen to a short, but moving speech by Debi Jackson about her 6-yr old trans daughter

Resources to deal with and prevent bullying
• Information on Washington Anti-Bullying Laws from Equal Rights Washington
What you can do about bullying (PDF) from the Safe Schools Coalition

Resources to deal with substance abuse
The Recovery Village