Local Resources

Borderland Rainbow Center Training in El Paso -

The BRC offers a wide variety of LGBTQ-focused sensitivity and cultural competency trainings and workshops.

Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso -

A project of the Borderland Rainbow Center, their Mission is to promote the values of diversity and inclusion through education and training, fostering resiliency in professional practice, company culture, and within the community.

Trans-Fronterizxs -

A peer case management program for transgender individuals in the border region; due to various factors, transgender individuals in our region tend to be isolated from their communities and forced to navigate the world alone, which can lead to lack of knowledge of local resources available.

The Purple Pages of El Paso -

A listing of local self-identified LGBTQ-friendly therapists, doctors, and social service providers.

PFLAG El Paso -

A local chapter of a national organization that encourages and supports LGBTQ folks and their families since 1973. Check their facebook for monthly support group meetings the the family of LGBTQ people on the west and east sides of El Paso.

The M Factor -

A grant funded organization that provides education, resources, and testing for HIV and STI's for men who have sex with men (MSM). They provide free social events and a safe space for young gay and bisexual men.

The Queer Student Alliance at UTEP-

UTEP students band together to advance LGBTQ+ equality and pride through support, education, and action. We aim to dismantle social and institutional barriers to equality for all people.

The Queer Student Alliance at EPCC-

EPCC students work together to educate and encourage acceptance and understanding about the issues related to the LGBTQ+community within El Paso Community College.

The LGBT Initiatives at Texas Tech Health Sciences-

Texas Tech Health Sciences' Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Health sponsors three lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) initiatives on campus. 

k-12 resources


This organization is a major national force for improving the educational experiences of LGBTQ students in the K-12 system.  They have a robust menu of resources for teachers, students, and school professionals.  Not only do they develop age-appropriate materials for use in schools, they perform extensive original research underlying their policy and activity recommendations, work with policy makers, and advocate for LGBTQ kids nationally.

Transgender Student's Rights

An easy-to-navigate website that gathers together resources for transgender youth in Texas schools. The site includes a contact form that will connect you with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) in Texas if you need legal assistance. Co-sponsored by the ACLU, Equality Texas, Lambda Legal, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas.

Texas GSA Network

A Texas-based program of Out Youth offering support for GSA's (Gay-Straight Alliances).  Many resources are available for how to support the establishment and growth of a GSA.

The Texas GSA Network is currently conducting our 2019 Registration Drive to gather information on, catalog, and disseminate information to GSAs in middle and high schools across the state. We are also working to unite clubs through an online statewide forum, and provide resources, and virtual training to help students, parents, teachers and faculty make Gender & Sexuality Alliance Clubs sustainable for years to come.

The GSA Network

A California-based non-profit offering support for GSA's (Gay-Straight Alliances) across the nation. Many resources are available for how to support the establishment and growth of a GSA.

Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth

A publication offered by the American Psychological Association for principals,educators, and school personnel.

name change resources

Click on the icons below to download the forms you need.

Adult Name Change Form

Fee Waiver Form

Adult Name Change Instructions

Adult Gender Marker Change Form

Child Name Change Form

Child Name Change Instructions

National Resources

National Suicide Hotline:
English: 1–800–273–8255
Spanish: 1–888–628–9454

Trans Lifeline:
US: 1–877–565–8860
CANADA: 1–877–330–6366

Staffed entirely by transgender people and dedicated to the transgender community.

GLBT National Hotline:

GLBT National Youth Talk Hotline:
800-246-8860,  M-F 2pm-10pm Mountain time

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline:
800-234-7423,  M-F 2pm-10pm Mountain time

Saturday 10-3pm Mountain time

BEAM - Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Project:

English and Spanish

National LGBT Education Center at the Fenway Institute:

This organizations provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training, and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.

daca resources

Frequently asked questions about the DACA repeal:


2-minute video explanations: 



Know your rights when interacting with ICE at home, work, and in public:


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