The Rainbow Commission is compiling our resources list. You can also check the Arlington Human Rights Commission’s LGBTQIA+ Resources List. Please feel free to pass along suggested materials by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington Human Rights Commission – Black Lives Matter Resources
If you’d like to know what you can do to help propel change to address inequalities raised by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Arlington Human Rights Commission has created this list of resources with ways that you can make a difference.
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ Video series from ACMi
Check out this video series called ABC’s of LGBTQ+ covering topics like legal and discrimination issues, advancing social justice, etiquette and allyship and, of course, the ABC’s of LGBTQ+, an introduction to the community. The series includes appearances by the Rainbow Commission’s Vice-Chair Andy Rubinson and LexPride’s Co-Chair Valerie Overton. There are plans for further episodes, to be conducted over video-conference.
IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, please call or text for help!
- The Trevor Project (all LGBTQ+), 866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline, 877-565-8860
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255
- DESI LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians (908-367-3374 available Fridays and Sundays 8-10pm; online form always available)
- National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (list of hotlines, online help, organizations, and directories of therapists)
- Five Action Steps To Communicate With Someone Who Might Be Suicidal
LexPride’s list of area resources.
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are LGBT, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. They do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.
If you have experienced discrimination in Arlington, you can report it to the Arlington Human Rights Commission, which focuses on eliminating prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, unlawful discrimination, threats, coercion, and intimidation on the basis of an individual’s race, ethnicity, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status.
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