Community Resources

LGBT Resource Center at UGA         
(706) 542-4077
lgbt@uga.edu
lgbtcenter.uga.edu

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center’s mission is to create a safe and inclusive environment for the LGBT community within the University of Georgia community through educational experiences, both in and out of the classroom, advocacy, and support services that promote personal educational, intellectual, and academic growth of all students.

 

Lambda Alliance at UGA
uga.edu/lambda
lambda@uga.edu

Lambda Alliance is an official student organization at the University of Georgia.  Our mission is to strengthen the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) community at the University of Georgia.  We strive to (1) Create a safe, secure, and supportive environment for the LGBTQA community by increasing social awareness of LGBTQA presence and concerns; (2) Promote acts of public service; (3) Monitor political issues relevant to the LGBTQA community and strive to create political change to serve the LGBTQA community; (4) Provide outlets for social interaction among Lambda Alliance members and the LGBTQA community.

Georgia Equality
Office: (404) 523-3070
georgiaequality.org

Georgia Equality is the political and advocacy voice of Georgia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) citizens and their allies. Our mission is the advancement of fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia's LGBT and allied communities. Georgia Equality does this by (1) Educating the public, elected officials, and policymakers; (2) Building coalitions and mobilizing allies; (3) Increasing the participation of the LGBT and allied communities in policy decision; (4) Organizing and empowering the LGBT community and their allies in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Georgia; (5) working to elected fair minded officials on the state and local level.

Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) at UGA
vet.uga.edu/student_clubs/lgvma.home

The UGA College of Veterinarian Medicine (CVM) student chapter of the Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA) is a professional organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians, and their supporters, whose mission is to provide support for individuals, education for the community, and a forum for information exchange and social interaction in order to foster a professional climate in which its members can achieve their full potential.

Our Hope Metropolitan Community Church              
Office: (706)202-3723
http://ourhopemcc.com/
ourhope@aol.com

Our Hope Metropolitan Community Church is an active congregation within the international fellowship of Metropolitan Community Church. Like all MCC churches around the world, Our Hope plays a vital role in addressing the spiritual needs of all people, but especially the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and "straight-but-not-narrow" community. We are located in Athens, Georgia.

NAACP, Clarke County Chapter              
Office: (706) 583-8195
naacp.org
naacpclarke@gmail.com

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.

Athens Queer Collective       
https://athensqueercollective.org/

Focusing on groups, community support, and education.  You can now find the Trans Support Group and the Athens LGBTQ Youth Group at Athens Queer Collective! 

GLOBES               
Deirdre Kane
(706) 461-3777
http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/globes.html
http://www.facebook.com/ugaglobes
https://ugaglobes.wordpress.com/
ugaglobes@gmail.com

GLOBES is a diverse organization of faculty, staff and graduate students whose mission is to advocate for, develop, and nurture UGA’s LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities. In partnership with our allies – including students, alumnae/i, and local community members – we strive to educate, to improve campus climate, and to foster progressive change as we visibly work for social justice, equity, and LGBTQ rights at UGA and beyond. Also, in case you’re wondering what GLOBES stands for, it is “Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Employees and Supporters” BUT we know that name is not inclusive of our community so we’d like to make it clear that this organization encourages trans, queer, queer-questioning, and LGBTQ allies to participate, too. Our acronym is currently just a bit outdated!

GLOBES meets monthly to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to our community. GLOBES monthly meetings are open to the public.  For a listing of all our upcoming meetings and events, please visit our one of our sites.

PFLAG Athens Area
http://pflagathensarea.com/

PFLAG was founded in 1973 as the nation’s largest family and ally organization for LGBTQIA+ people.  While the original initials stood for Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gay people, the term PFLAG has a more inclusive meaning today. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters in all 50 states. PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., has a national board of directors and 13 regional directors. Georgia has several PFLAG chapters (i.e., Atlanta, Johns Creek, Blairsville, Columbus, Brunswick, etc.).

RISE program at Advantage Behavioral Health
https://www.advantagebhs.org/

RISE is a grant funded program geared towards African American women living with HIV, or African American women who engage in risky behaviors.  

Georgia Safe Schools Coalition 
georgiasafeschoolscoalition.org    

Georgia Safe Schools Coalition is a partnership of educators, community organizations, and safe school activists dedicated to raising awareness about issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and families. GSSC works with educators and community organizations to help Georgia’s schools become safe and affirming environments for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/ expression.

Office of Institutional Diversity at UGA              
Office: (706) 583-8195
diversity.uga.edu
diverse@uga.edu

The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to lead a focused institutional effort to evaluate existing programs and develop new initiatives to support diversity and equity at the University of Georgia.  The Office of Institutional Diversity seeks to ensure a University of Georgia where people of many different backgrounds and perspectives join together to actively advance knowledge.  As a community dedicated to scholarship, research, instruction, and public service and outreach, we recognize the importance of respecting, valuing and learning from each other's differences while seeking common goals.  The Office of Institutional Diversity will provide the leadership to establish the University of Georgia as a national and international model in creative ways to address diversity and equity issues in an academic setting.

 

Other Resources

College Guide for LGBTQ Students            
https://online.maryville.edu/blog/college-guide-for-lgbtq-students/

Finding the right school is important for every prospective student, but those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or queer (LGBTQ) face further challenges when choosing a college. In addition to obstacles that all students face, like researching different majors and obtaining financial aid, students who are LGBTQ benefit from finding a school that is accepting of their identity and supportive of their unique needs. This guide explains some basic terminology used by the LGBTQ community and provides tips for choosing a college that has adequate LGBTQ support. It also covers college application information and lists scholarships that are available to LGBTQ students.