Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center

The GIESORC offers these resources to students, faculty, parents and the community for further education and reference to LGBTQ+ topics at Washington State University. If you have any further questions please contact our graduate intern Tyler Laferriere at  

WSU Campuses: 

National Organizations

Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere
GLBT National Help Center
Hate Crime Prevention Resources
Human Rights Campaign
International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force 
Sylvia Rivera Project
World Professional Association for Transgender Health 

National Hotlines 

Trevor Project: Crisis & Suicide Prevention 

AIDS National Hotline

Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline (for family members of problem drinkers) 

Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Referral Routing Service
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

GLBT Helpline of Runway Community Health 

GLBT National Help Center
1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

GLBT National Youth Talk Line 

Peer Listening Line of Runway Community Health LGBT (Callers 25 years old and under)
1-800-399-PEER (1-800-399-7337)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

LGBT+ Holidays

September 23, 2014 Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

October 2014 LGBT History Month

October 11 National Coming Out Day 

October 17 Spirit Day

October 26 Intersex Awareness Day

October 26 – November 1, 2014 Asexual Awareness Week 

November 20, 2014 Transgender Remembrance Day 

December 1 World AIDS Day 

February 12 National Freedom to Marry Day 

March 31 International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 2015 Day of Silence 

May 17 International Day Against Homophobia 

May 19 National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

May 22 Harvey Milk Day

June 2014 Pride Month

June 27 Stonewall Riots Anniversary 


Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
Safe Schools Coalition
Sexuality Information and Education Council


GLBTA Jeopardy


Centers for Disease Control: LGBT Health
Lambert House, Seattle
Society for Human Sexuality

Local Resources

Diversity – Idaho’s LGBT Newspaper
Ingersoll Gender Center
Inland Northwest LGBT Center
Inland Oasis 
LGBT Organizations in the Northwest
LGBT Scholarship Association of Idaho 
Odyssey Youth Center, Spokane
Power of One Conference
Pride Foundation 
Qview Northwest
University of Idaho Gay Straight Alliance
Vista Youth Center
Washington Gender Alliance


Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
Family Pride
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Youth Resource for LGBTQA Youth

Regional Programs

Lambert House, Seattle
Oasis Youth Center, Tacoma
Odyssey Youth Center, Spokane
Rainbow Center, Olympia
Stonewall Youth, Olympia
Vista Youth Center, Kennewick


Affirmation International – Gay & Lesbian Mormons
Affirmation: United Methodists for LGBT Concerns
DignityUSA: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Catholics
Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association – GLBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus
Integrity: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Episcopalians
Lutherans Concerned
Metropolitan Community Churches
Whosoever Magazine
World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews: Keshet Ga’avah

Rights & Advocacy

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
GLBTA Jeopardy
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Matthew Shepard Foundation 
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Transgender & Intersex

Frequently Asked Questions About Being Transsexual
FTM Resource Guide
Gender Education and Advocacy
International Foundation for Gender Education
Intersex Initiative
Intersex Society of North America
National Center for Transgender Equality
Transgender Law and Policy Institute
Transsexual Road Map