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National and Local LGBTQ Hotlines and Support

  • UW Counseling Center - 341 Knight Hall, free for UW students
    • Support for urgent problems
    • Business/Weekday hours: Walk in 8-5 p.m. M-F
    • After hours/weekends: Call (307) 766-898
  • The Trevor Project – LGBTQ Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
  • GLBT National Help Center – www.glbthotline.org
    • One-on-one support for coming-out, relationships, workplace, sexual safety & health, and bullying
    • Assistance with exploring the largest LGBTQ database in the world – information social and support groups, LGBTQ friendly organizations, and more
    • Talkline and online chat hours:
      • Monday - Friday, 2 pm to 10 pm, Mountain time
      • Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, Mountain time
    • LGBTQ & Questioning Online Peer Support Chat - https://www.volunteerlogin.org/chat/index.html
    • LGBTQ, All-Ages National Talkline – 1-888-843-4564 or help@glbthotline.org
    • LGBTQ National Youth (up to age 25)Talkline 1-800-246-7743
  • Trans Lifeline – Hotline for transgender & questioning people
  • PFLAG Fort Collins Chapter 24/7 Hotline – For Parents, Families, and Friends of LGBTQ
    • (970) 407-0300
    • Emotional support, information, and referrals

On-Campus Resources:

  • Queer Resource Council: Monthly meeting of on-campus resources to exchange information about upcoming activities/issues in each resource area and to collaboratively plan for upcoming joint activities/issues as needed. For more information, contact rrc-board@uwyo.edu.
  • Spectrum: Meets Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the Union room 202 (The Bighorn Room). For question or to be added to the email list, contact spectrum-board@uwyo.edu 
  • Safe Zone: UW's educational program for training students, faculty, and staff, and others in the state on LBGTQ issues. SEE: http://www.uwyo.edu/union/cac/safezone/  .  Safe Zone's website also lists resources at: http://www.uwyo.edu/union/cac/safezone/resources.html
  • LGBTQ Studies: http://www.uwyo.edu/wmst/queer-studies/
  • University Of Wyoming Counseling Center- It's free, and walk-ins are accepted Go to 341 Knight Hall during WALK-IN HOURS for a brief initial interview session with a counselor. Daily walk-in times are 9:00am toNoon and 1:00pm to 3:00pm. http://www.uwyo.edu/ucc/
  • C.E.T.C. - The Counselor Education Training Clinic offers FREE and confidential counseling services to individuals, couples, families, adults, adolescents, and children for an array of services including sexuality & identity concerns. Services are offered to UW students as well as to the Laramie community.  The C.E.T.C. is located in the bottom floor, NE corner of the Education building. Counseling services are provided by advanced graduate students under qualified clinical supervision.
  • Student Legal Services- 119 Knight Hall. Program offering free legal advisement and services to all fee paying students. Does not include student v. student or student v. university issues, but can help students with any other situation that involves the law. Please call ahead 766-6347 or visit Knight Hall 128 to schedule an appointment with an attorney. http://www.uwyo.edu/studentatty/

  • University of Wyoming College of Law Legal Services Clinic:  The law school runs clinics where professors supervise students who work on cases and represent people at no charge.  Eligibility for the College of Law Legal Services Clinic is based upon income and type of case. If your case is accepted, the services of the College of Law Clinic includes litigation representation.  The phone number for the Legal Services Clinic is (307) 766-2104.  The  clinic is located in the University Annex at 21st and Garfield Streets. 

Off-Campus Resources:

  • Laramie City Illegal Discrimination Ordinance
  • Nondiscriminatory Act Supporting Businesses in Laramie
  • LGBTQ Community Resource Guide.  Click Here
  • Laramie Reproductive Health:  Laramie Reproductive Health is a comprehensive location for HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and care.  www.laramiereproductivehealth.org  
  • Wyoming Equality: Connecting Wyoming's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Community. http://www.wyomingequality.org/ Check out their website for information of meetings, events, news, and resources!
  • Wyoming GLBT News. Subscribe by emailing wyomingglbtnews@gmail.com. This group has sent info on Wyoming legislative issues out to the community as well as information from the Casper area.
  • Human Rights Campaign:  www.hrc.org.
  • LGBT Health website: http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm.
  • Human Rights Campaign - HRC: www.hrc.org
  • The Trevor Project - a national youth suicide prevention project, lifeline, chat, etc. at http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  • The Shepard Foundationwww.matthewshepard.org/
  • National Consortium of Directors of LBGT Resources in Higher Educationhttp://www.lgbtcampus.org/about/
  • Affordable Colleges Online:  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/
  • Off Campus Therapists who are LGBTQ Friendly:  Emily Seigel (LCSW, 507 S. 4th, Laramie, WY 82070 - (307)399-4508); Dr. Anne Bunn (Centerpoint, 920 E. Sheridan, Laramie, WY 82070 - (307)399-7499); Dr. Kelly Patrino (507 S. 4th, Laramie, WY 82070 - (307)338-2517)
  • Lambda Legal:  The nation’s oldest and largest legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people.  See www.lambdalegal.org.  You may seek assistance with a legal matter involving issues such as sexual orientation or gender identity by calling the Lambda Legal Western Regional Office in Los Angeles, 213-382-7600, and asking for the Legal Help Desk.  Additionally you may call the national Legal Help Desk, 1-866-542-8336, or submit your legal questions online. Lambda Legal also has an online know your rights section for transgender students in colleges and universities.  This section is accessible at http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender/in-college-faq.

  • Equal Justice Wyoming: A state funded civil legal services program working with Wyoming legal aid providers and community organizations to help people with limited income find help for their legal problems.  This organization has a Statewide Legal Services Hotline:  Toll-free 1-877-432-9955 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Also it has an information packed online presence at http://www.legalhelpwy.org.

Transgender and Nonbinary Student Resources:

  • List of Family and Unisex restrooms on campus.
  • Map of locations of Family and Unisex restrooms on campus.
    • Policy on Equal Access to Restrooms and Other Facilities It is the policy of the University of Wyoming to provide equal access to restrooms, locker rooms, or changing facilities to all members of our community.  Individuals are able to use University of Wyoming restrooms, locker rooms, or changing facilities in accordance with their gender identity.  In addition, single-use family/gender neutral restrooms can be found at these locations.

    • Using facilities in accordance with gender identity does not constitute a university student code of conduct violation in and of itself.
  • Student Legal Services, 128 Knight Hall, provides free legal advice and services to all fee paying students.  This program can aid students in regard to name change procedures and the requirements to change identity on documents such as a passport, a driver’s license, etc.  Because the Student Legal Services Program is a type of prepaid legal plan (you have already paid for the service through you student fees), the SLS attorney can discuss any legal issues you may have in regard to your gender identity.  The Program may or may not be able to completely resolve your issues, but guidance can and will be provided together with a referral to possible additional resources.

  • Student Health Services:  Student Health offers general medical care and also houses a psychiatric nurse practioner for issues related to depression, anxiety, or any other issue related to transitioning into another gender.  The Student Health Service can make referrals to service providers in Colorado who might be cost effective to use as students transition.  Student Health will work with clinicians who have already prescribed medications for stuent to maintain the regimen of medication.  Student Health is a member of the Student Wellness Advisory Board and students with concerns can contact this board to raise issues.  For more information contact 307-766-2130 or see http://www.uwyo.edu/shser/
  • Literature and Resources for Parents of Transgender Children:  A list of books, video, and websites which provide information on transgender and nonbinary children and how to be a supportive parent, as well as national and local support networks for allies and families of transgender individuals.

Local Churches Who Have Contacted the RRC to Support LGBTQ Individuals:


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