Health & Safety

These resources are for general reference, if you are experiencing serious health issues please seek out a qualified medical professional.

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Trans Lifeline – Helpline for Trans people [emergency]
Hotline: 877.565.8860 

Trevor Lifeline – for LGBTQ+ youth under 25 [emergency]
Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
Text START to 678-678

LGBT National Help Center 
Hotline: 888.843.4564 
Serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community by providing free and confidential peer support and local resources.

Gender Affirming Care

Erin’s Informed Consent HRT Map

Mayo Clinic – Gender Dysphoria

Psychology Today – Therapists in Madison, WI under trans issues

DIY HRT Information
caution: health care through a doctor is always preferable. Unfortunately, with the passage of anti-trans laws this sort of DIY information is valuable for harm reduction, as well. Please be safe. – Human Rights Campaign – Interactive Map: Clinical Care Programs for Gender-Expansive Children and Adolescents

Planned Parenthood Resource list:

Vivent Health – Formerly AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) 
Helping people affected by HIV to thrive through health and wellness, and HIV prevention programs.

Forge Wisconsin 
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, providing extensive support in Wisconsin and Illinois to trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
Wisconsin DHS provides a listing of LGBT Violence Safety Resources

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault 
A statewide organization dedicated to support and complement the work of Wisconsin’s community-based sexual assault service provider programs and other organizations working to end sexual violence.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence  
Toll Free Crisis Line: 800.747.4045
Based in Madison, WI but with staff across the state and country, this agency works on a wide array of initiatives including engaging youth, public policy and legal systems advocacy, outreach to under-served communities, homicide prevention, and multidisciplinary response team support. 

Transgender Youth Resource Network (TYRN) of Wisconsin
The TYRN of Wisconsin aims to address barriers and challenges faced by transgender and gender non-conforming youth by training medical and mental health providers and educators; supporting transgender youth and families; and working for more accessible care through policy and advocacy.

Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition
The Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition works to provide equitable access to health and health care for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming (TING) people.

Diverse & Resilient
Diverse & Resilient works to eliminate health disparities between LGBTQ people and the general population in the areas of mental health, sexual health, partner and community violence, and substance abuse.