LGBTQIA Resources

On Campus Resources 

LGBT Student Involvement and Leadership Coordinator

The coordinator for LGBT Student Involvement and Leadership works with students, faculty, and staff to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the campus community. Through social programming, student group advising, individual mentoring, leadership development, and campus trainings, the coordinator supports the vibrant LGBT community on campus.

Ace & Aro

WashU Ace & Aro is a student group focused on discussing asexual, aromantic, and related topics, creating a sense of community for students who identify as asexual, aromantic, and related identities, and raising awareness of what asexuality is. We are an open group to undergraduate students who identify as asexual, aromantic or a related identity, allies, and people who are interested about these topics regardless of identity.

Alternative Lifestyles Association

A student group dedicated to bringing resources to the Washington University campus and the St. Louis community in an effort to promote healthy attitudes towards sex and sexuality.  Open to all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations and kinks.

Athlete Allies

Athlete Allies is a student group working to raise awareness and create visibility for LGBTQIA* issues in sports at Wash U and provide support to LGBTQIA* athletes and their allies.

Open

Open provides a safe, supportive space for those at all stages of coming out and meets every two weeks during the school year.

Pride Alliance

A multi-focus LGBTQIA organization that is open to all Washington University students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.  Pride Alliance will provide a supporting and stimulating environment, which students can grow from, contribute to, and build upon.

Safe Zones

A peer education student group that discusses issues around sexual orientation and gender identity in order to foster a more open and accepting university community.

Connections

Connections* is a group that provides peer mentorship and support for students seeking to navigate their sexual or gender identity. They provide opportunities for students to meet one-on-one with a trained mentor in a safe and confidential environment. If you are an undergraduate who would like to connect with a mentor, please fill out the intake form athttp://tinyurl.com/ConnectionsIntakeForm, and a Connections* student coordinator will contact you shortly in order to set up a meeting time!

Transcending Gender

A student-run group that offers a safe space for individuals who wish to discuss and find support for their gender identity.  TG also seeks to aid other student groups in the efforts to educate the campus about trans* experiences and issues.

Off Campus/Online Resources

Growing American Youth

A social support organization for youth who live near St. Louis and who are 21 and under and may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Support group meetings are held at various locations throughout St. Louis.

GLBT National Help Center

Provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer-counseling, information, and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning callers throughout the United States.  The organization also works to strengthen local GLBT hotlines and organizations in their mission of service to the GLBT community.

  • www.glnh.org 
  • GLBT National Hotline – 1-888-843-4564
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline – 1-800-246-7743 (up to age 25)
  • Online Peer-Support Chat – available through website

The Trevor Project 

Organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people ages 13-24.  Programs and services include a 24/7 helpline, help through instant messaging, help through text, a question and answer resource, a social networking community, education materials and workshops, and resource kits.

  • www.thetrevorproject.org
  • 24/7 Helpline – 1-866-488-7386
  • Information about text and instant message options on the organization’s website

For more information from SHS, please visit shs.wustl.edu/HealthAndWellness/HealthTopics/Pages/Coming-Out.aspx

Vital Voice 

Vital Voice is a premier LGBT informational source in St. Louis. It delivers distinctive stories, news, entertainment, and commentary that informs, empowers, and enlightens the LGBT community. The website includes calendar of local LGBT-focused events in the St. Louis area.

Sex Positive STL

Sex+STL provides safe spaces for people to discuss and explore their sexuality. We host events that help the local community celebrate the many roles that sexuality plays in our lives. Website has calendar of local events for LGBTQ, BDSM and polyamory communities.