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LGBTQ+ Support and Resources

Safe Zone at Harford Community College

On Campus

  • Safe Zone:  Created to educate the campus and promote equity for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty by raising awareness about issues facing the community, developing a network of allies and advocating for sensitive and inclusive practices and policies.
  • HCC Library Lib Guide:  Resources for students who identify as LGBTQ+ and for other members of the community.
  • Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride Scholarship

Local / Regional Resources

  • Freestate-JusticeFreeState Justice is the only statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization in the country that combines direct legal services and policy advocacy to serve the needs of LGBTQ communities. 
  • Gay Life:  Maryland's LGBT community newspaper.
  • The Pride Center of Maryland:  Gender Identity Group / Tran*Quility: Support and social groups for transgendered persons
  • Mixed Company: Support group for young adults ages 20-30 years old.
  • Rainbow Youth Alliance: Support for LGBTQ youth, ages 13-19
  • Women of Color: Program for Lesbian and bisexual women of color.
  • Hearts and Ears, Inc.:  For LGBT people with mental health issues/concerns.
  • Maryland LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
  • PFLAG Chapters: Local chapter of the Parents and Friend of Lesbians and Gays. PFLAG website 
  • Rainbow Alliance: Harford Community College's LGBTQ registered student organization (club). The group meets regularly; for more information please contact the Office of Student Activities.
  • Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride:  Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride is the premiere resource for the queer (LGBTQIA+) communities of Cecil and Harford Counties.
  • Upper Chesapeake TransLiance:  The Upper Chesapeake TransLiance is a chapter of TransLiance based out of Harford County, MD. We are a social group for all trans* people, allies, family, and friends to network, learn, grow, and come together socially in safe, trans-friendly venues.

National Resources

  • ACLU Student Rights:  Information and resources to improve the lives of LGBT people.
  • Campus Pride Index
  • COLAGE:  A national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s.
  • GLSEN:  Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Organization for students, parents, and teachers that works toward creating positive change in school systems.
  • Human Rights Campaign:  America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National:  The umbrella organization for PFLAG chapters across the country.
  • Trans Family Network:  TransFamily provides support, education, advocacy, and outreach for the transgendered community, families, friends, partners, and allies of all ages, through meetings, presentations, seminars, media outreach, and an emergency resource hotline.
  • Trans Lifeline:  Trans Lifeline is a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people, for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the community might have.
  • Trans MarylandTrans Maryland is a multi-racial, multi-gender, trans-led community power building organization dedicated to Maryland’s trans community.