Queer/Trans Student of Color Resources

Explore the links below for national/international resources for Queer/Trans People of Color organized by identity and issue. If you have any questions about Queer/Trans Black, Indigenous, and Student of Color (QTBIPOC) support or want to get connected to community at UVA, please contact Alex Winkowski, Assistant Director - Multicultural Student Services at [email protected].

The Center for Black Equity

An organization that promotes a multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination. Information about Black LGBTQ+ Pride, blog/podcast directory, and additional resources.

National Black Justice Coalition

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Website includes information about Black LGBTQ+ issues and ways to get involved.

Black Trans Advocacy Coalition 

An organization that aims to help improve the black transgender human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world through the power, value and love of all people. Website includes grant applications and volunteer opportunities.

Best Black Queer Books, according to Black LGBTQ Leaders

A list of books written by Black Queer authors, curated by Black LGBTQ Leaders.

First Nations, Indigenous, Native American


Facebook page for a national unincorporated nonprofit education and media organization that seeks to create social change in rural and urban communities that benefit indigenous lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two Spirit people - community connections and online events!



Galaei embodies the common history of resistance and resilience of Latin@ and queer people. "We are unwavering in our commitment to the advancement de nuestra familia through leadership and economic development, sexual empowerment, and grassroots organizing.

TransLatin@ Coalition

An organization formed by Trans Latin@ leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the US.

Unity Coalition

Advancing equality and fairness for the Latinx/Hispanic and Indigenous LGBTQ community through education, leadership, and awareness.

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia:TQLM) works at the local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organizing, advocacy, and education. Includes information about current programs and additional resources.

Asian, Asian American Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA)

NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance)

A federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations.

The Visibility Project

An organization that documents the personal experiences of the Queer Asian Pacific American women and transgender community by interweaving visual art, personal narratives, and social justice onto an accessible online platform. Includes galleries, oral histories, and additional resources (including political, media, and LGBTQ+ history.

DeQH - Desi LGBTQ Hotline for South Asians

DeQH is the first national Desi LGBTQ Helpline in the United States. DeQH offers free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources for LGBTQ South Asian individuals, families and friends around the globe. 

Gaysi (The Gay Desi Blog)

The Gay Desi Blog is an online forum and website for Gaysis with something to say, whether it’s personal opinions, coming out stories, poems, erotic fiction, book reviews, movie reviews, event notices or anything at all that is related to being Gaysi or Queer.

LGBTQ & Muslim 

Muslims for Progressive Values

Muslims for Progressive Values advocates for human rights, social justice and inclusion in the United States and around the world.

An extensive list of Muslims for Progressive Values' LGBTQ+ resources can be found here.

Coming Home to Islam and to Self

A resource guide from the Human Rights Campaign and Muslim scholars/activists on understanding Islam and LGBTQ identity.

LGBTQ Immigration

Immigration Equality

Through direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation, Immigration Equality advocates for immigrants and families facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Includes volunteer opportunities and legal assistance.

United We Dream

An organization that aims to empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. Includes leadership development and educational resources.

Mental Health

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network 

A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPOC). Includes a directory of QTPOC mental healthcare providers.

Therapy for QPOC

Therapy for Queer People of Color (QPoC) is a mental health network based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to increase access to quality and inclusive mental healthcare for queer and trans folks of color through empowerment & education. Includes a directory of QTPOC mental healthcare providers.

Rest for Resistance

Rest for Resistance strives to uplift marginalized communities, those who rarely get access to adequate health care or social support. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian, Middle Eastern, and multiracial persons. Includes a blog with posts related to QTPOC experience.

National Conferences

Creating Change 

The Creating Change Conference, run by the National LGBTQ Task Force, is the foremost political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. 

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity

The NCORE conference series constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. Free webinars can be found here.