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LGBTQ+ Youth & Adult Resources: Local Resources

Books, groups, healthcare, movies, and more for those who are Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Two-Spirit, Bisexual, Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer and their allies.

MA Pride

Rainbow state of Massachusetts


The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is an independent agency of the Commonwealth that recommends and advocates to all branches of state government effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive.

Refugee Restrooms

Refuge Restrooms: Whether you're transgender, intersex, or gender nonconforming, find a safe restroom nearby you to use - just input your current location.

Boston Equality Trail

Looking to go sightseeing in Boston? The Boston Equality Trail is a walking tour that follows the route of Boston's first Gay Pride March in 1971 and provides information about different services, community organizations, issues, and individuals situated on this route.

Local LGBTQ+ Organizations


The Trevor Project
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) 
TrevorText: Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200 (Weekdays, 3PM-10PM)
TrevorChat: Live chat (7 days a week, 3PM-10PM)

A 24-hour, toll-free suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth

The Network La Red
‚ÄčToll-Free: 800-832-1901 
TTY: 617-227-4911  

Survivor-led organization to end partner abuse. En español e inglés

GLAD Answers
1-800-455-GLAD (4523)
Monday - Friday 1:30 - 4:30 pm  

An info line run by New England's leading LGBTQ/HIV legal rights organization. Email and live chat options also available.

Peer Listening Line for LGBT Youth
1-800-399-PEER (7337)


A help line for LGBTQ youth 25 years old or younger to talk about safer sex, coming out, harassment, thoughts of suicide, and more.

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
1-888-THE-GLNH (843-4564)  

An international help hotline for LGBTQ people of all ages to discuss relationship, workplace, and coming out issues. Email option also available. 

Samariteens Hotline
1-800-252-TEEN (8336)
Text: 877-870-HOPE (4673)

A hotline for teens, staffed by trained teenage volunteers who can provide peer support.

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUN-AWAY (786-2929)

A safeline for runaways ready to go home, people who are thinking of running from home, and people who have a runaway friend. Email and live chat options also available.

Trans LifeLine

A crisis hotline for transgender people, staffed by transgender people.

The UNHCR Detainee Protection Hotline
dial #566 from within a detention facility

A protection hotline for refugees and asylum-seekers detained in the United States.