We see you. We believe in you. We are in solidarity with you.
The survivors who are part of the community also identify LGBTQIA. We do understand that our community is smaller, you might have some concerns about the safety of your space. We see you. We believe in you. We are in solidarity with you.
How to Take Care of Yourself
-Know you are not alone, there are others LGBTQIA people who are going through the same struggles.
-Talk to someone you feel the most comfortable with or who you trust. If you have nobody to talk to. Feel free to reach out to us and connect with deaf hotline advocates. We are available 24/7.
-Do things that you enjoy the most; e.g., spend time in nature, play with pets, or draw/write to express your feelings, and engage in some other self-care activities.
-Make a safety plan when you need to escape or find a place to feel safer. We can help you out by developing a safety plan with you.
NATIONAL DEAF PARTNERS or RESOURCES CENTER
NAD LGBT SECTION – https://www.nad.org/members/sections/lgbt-section/
THE DEAF QUEER RESOURCES CENTER (DQRC) – http://www.deafqueer.org
NORTHWEST RAINBOW ALLIANCE OF THE DEAF – http://www.nwrad.org
RAINBOW ALLIANCE OF THE DEAF – http://www.deafrad.org
Additional resources are for folks who need a safe place to call or getting some support through hotline or lifeline, and others that are need your needs.
- Youth Talkline (ages 23 and under)
- Mon–Sat, 9.30 pm–12 am EST
- Tue, 7 pm–12 am EST
- Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Youth Hotline
- (ages 23 and under)
- Mon–Fri, 12 pm–8 pm EST
- Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
- Mon–Fri, 4 pm–12 am EST
More Support Lines
- Trans Lifeline
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- HIV/AIDS/STD Line
- HIV/AIDS Treatment Info Services
- TDD: 1-888-480-3739
- Mon–Fri, 12 pm–5 pm EST
- National Runaway Switchboard
- National Youth Crisis Hotline
- Child Abuse Hotline