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LGBTQIA+ Resources

National Resources

Crisis and Informational Hotlines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

Youth Resource 2nd Floor Youth Helpline 1-888-222-2228

LGBT Resources Trevor Helpline 1-866-4u-TREVOR

GLBT National Helpline 1-888-843-4564

The Pride Center of NJ

The mission of The Pride Center of New Jersey is to provide a safe and welcoming place for all in the LGBTQ+ community, especially our youth, to come for support, education/health education, and social opportunities to help grow in self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-esteem, in order to live healthier and happier lives with equality and social justice.”

https://pridecenter.org/

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

“The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice.”

https://srlp.org/

The Trevor Project

“The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24”

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

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GSA Network

“GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.”

https://gsanetwork.org/about-us

National Center for Transgender Equality

“The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, D.C.”

http://www.transequality.org/

Matthew Shepard Foundation

“The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s longstanding mission is to erase hate by replacing it with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Through local, regional and national outreach, we empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within their schools, neighborhoods and homes.”

http://www.matthewshepard.org/

Bisexual Resource Center

“The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.”

https://biresource.org/

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

“PFLAG’s vision is to create a world where difference is celebrated, and all people are valued inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Our mission of support, education, and advocacy guides our work on this important goal. ”

https://www.pflag.org/

Asexuality Visibility and Education Network

“Welcome to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network. AVEN hosts the world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.”

http://www.asexuality.org/

 

On-Campus Resources

PRISM

PRISM is TCNJ’s primary LGBTQIA+ student organization. They hold weekly meetings as outlined on their website and host events on campus related to LGBTQIA+ identity. They can be also reached at prism@tcnj.edu.

PRISM Center

Along with PRISM, the PRISM Center is a space available to TCNJ’s LGBTQIA+ students. The PRISM Center holds office hours and social meetings out of this space and also provides books, and information to students related to LGBTQIA+ identity at the Prism Library and resource table. The center is located on the second floor of Brower Student Center, room 205.

Gender Inclusive Housing

TCNJ’s Gender Inclusive Housing program allows for co-ed rooming situations and provides alternative housing options for TCNJ’s LGBTQIA+ students, as well as for any general member of the student body who might be interested.

For more information, visit the Gender Inclusive Housing website or e-mail housing@tcnj.edu

CAPS Clinical Services

“CAPS provides group counseling, workshops, brief individual counseling and referral services to TCNJ students. Services are confidential; no record of counseling appears on the student’s permanent academic record. ”

https://caps.tcnj.edu/

CAPS Support Groups:

New Groups are started at the beginning of each semester. Some groups cater specifically to LGBT people while other focus on overarching mental health needs

http://caps.tcnj.edu/counseling-services/caps-groups/groups-schedule/

Sexual and Reproductive Health on TCNJ’s Campus

Planned Parenthood services are now being replaced by general sexual and reproductive health services by TCNJ’s Student Health Services.  Schedule an appointment by clicking here.

Walk-in-hours are weekdays from 8:30-4pm in Eickhoff Hall 107.

Cost and other information can be found at the SHS website.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

TCNJ has a number of Gender Neutral Bathrooms around campus. The locations of each bathroom are available on an interactive map. TCNJ is continuously adding more Gender Neutral Bathrooms on campus as new buildings are built and current buildings are refurbished.

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Delta Lambda Phi

DLP is an international social fraternity for gay, bisexual, transgender, and progressive men. TCNJ has an active chapter which hosts events and socializes with other TCNJ Greek Life.

More information can be found on the chapter’s Facebook page.

TCNJ Preferred Name

TCNJ allows a preferred name to be added to your TCNJ digital identity and official records. For instructions on adding your preferred name, please consult this guide.

Once a preferred name is added to PAWS, other TCNJ sites, such as Canvas, will use your preferred name.

TCNJ also maintains an official Preferred Name Policy.

TCNJ Anti-Violence Initiatives

“Guided by the Division of Student Affairs’ Mission and Goals, Anti-Violence Initiatives leads the campus effort to address issues of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. We work with our community partners to create a campus environment that is intolerant of abuse and responsive to needs of victims/survivors. Our objective is to establish a campus culture for safety, free from power-based personal violence, resulting in a safer living and learning environment.”

Visit AVI’s website for more information and opportunities to participate.

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