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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Visit Rochester Public Library for LGBTQIA+ books and other materials, ongoing programs, workshops, and special events.

Ongoing programs include:

q club -1st - 3rd Thursdays at 4pm - A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQ teens and allies…. For ages 13-18! Hang out, make friends and have fun at this club just for you.

Genderqueer/Nonbinary Meetup - 1st Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm - This group, hosted by Southern Minnesota Transgender Support, provides a safe place for nonbinary and genderqueer identified people 18+ who live in southeastern Minnesota to talk, share resources, and build community.

For questions about these or any other programs, materials, or services of the Youth Services Division at RPL, please contact Heather at 507.328.2339 or #rplpride



Advocates for Youth
Mission: Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

Crisis Response SE Minnesota
Crisis Response phone support is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A trained counselor will assess your current situation, offer support and counseling and be able to connect you with local resources. Please call 1-844-CRISIS2

Gay Lesbian Community Services of SE Minnesota
From the website:
GLCS is a volunteer service organization. We provide educational, informational, and social resources to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender communities, their families, friends, and any interested persons or allies. In addition, we work closely with area GLBTA related groups, human and social service agencies, educational institutions, churches and other organizations so that we may easily connect you with the group or organization that specialize in the area(s) of particular interest to you.

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.

It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.

NAMI Southeast MN Crisis Response
Crisis Response phone support is offered 24/7. A trained counselor will assess your current situation, offer support and counseling and be able to connect you with local resources. 844-274-7472 (1-844-CRISIS2)

Out Front Minnesota
From the website:
OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.

"We envision a state where LGBTQ individuals have equal opportunities, protection and rights. We are working toward the day when all Minnesotans have the freedom, power and confidence to make the best choices for their own lives."

Trevor Project Lifeline
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, 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.
(24/7) 866.488.7386

Trans Lifeline
From the website:
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have

Transforming Families
From the website: 
Transforming Families is a community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. At our monthly gatherings, separate breakout groups for parents, kids, siblings, and teens provide the opportunity to meet and learn from other people traveling the same path.

Victim Services Crisis Line
From the website:

Victim Services is a trusted resource for education, prevention, and empowerment of individuals, families, and communities impacted by crime.

We Value:

  • Compassion
  • Confidentiality
  • Respect for Humanity
  • Responsiveness
  • Self-Determination
  • Victim Inclusivity

(24/7) 507.289.0636

Need Shelter?

Rochester LSS
From the website:
We are here to listen and here to help, no matter what you're going through. We will help you access safe and secure shelter while you explore your options and determine what’s next.

(call or text) 507.316.8273