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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 director, Matthew Jeffries, at

WSU Campus Specific Resources 


National Organizations

Children of Lesbians & Gays Everywhere
GLBT National Help Center
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
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 Law 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)


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
Cougar Health Services Resources
Lambert House, Seattle
Mental Health from the National LGBT Health Education Center
Society for Human Sexuality
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Matthew Shepard Foundation 
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Workplace Guide for Trans Students

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