Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis, including people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While their goal is to prevent self-harm, they welcome the call of any transgender person in need.
Welcome to the California Reducing Disparities Project LGBTQ Technical Assistance (TA) Center
In response to former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher’s call for national action to reduce mental health disparities, the former Department of Mental Health (DMH), with support from the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA) and the California Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC), created a statewide policy initiative to identify solutions for historically unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served communities. In 2009, the former DMH launched a statewide Prevention and Early Intervention effort, the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), which focuses on five populations.
Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN are challenging the constitutionality of the recent ban on military service with a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign, Gender Justice League, and multiple service members. The plaintiffs contend that the ban undermines constitutional guarantees of equal protection, due process, and free speech. The ban on transgender service members was previously lifted in July 2016 in response to a government-commissioned RAND study that determined the cost of transition-related care is exceedingly small, there are no readiness implications to prevent transgender members from serving openly, and numerous foreign militaries successfully permit open service.
Immigration Equality is a leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. They provide legal services and engage in policy advocacy for people worldwide fleeing from persecution due to sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Resources on their website include an Asylum Manual and legal information on an array of relevant immigration topics, including DACA.