Hotlines for the LGBTQ+ community
Whether you’re struggling with your gender identity or sexuality, or are experiencing a crisis and want to talk to someone who is part of the LGBTQ+ community, you can lean on these hotlines.
The Trevor Project — 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
LGBTQ+ kids and teens can reach out to The Trevor Project for support during a crisis, if they are feeling suicidal or need a safe space to talk about any issue. You can also chat via their website or by texting START to 678678.
Trans Lifeline — 1-877-565-8860
The Trans Lifeline provides support specifically for transgender and questioning callers, run trans people. They provide support during a crisis and can also offer guidance to anyone who is questioning their gender and needs support.
The hotline is available between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. PST (9 a.m. to 3 a.m. CST or 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. EST). But, operators are often available during off-hours, so no matter when you need to call, you should.
A few other LGBTQ+ helplines that offer support, but not necessarily crisis intervention: