At Columbia State, we understand the role of the college campus in providing students the opportunities to gain a richer understanding of the world and its peoples. We also know that teachers and textbooks are not the only avenues by which students gain this understanding. Oftentimes, your fellow students are themselves valuable sources of insight, knowledge and empathy—especially those with life experiences markedly different from your own.
When it comes to information, the Internet is like an ocean—vast and difficult to know what can be trusted and where to find it. The Library’s knowledgeable staff is here to assist you. Have a question? Ask a librarian in person or by using the new chat feature.
The Student Success Counseling program is designed to assist you with developing the skills you need to accomplish your goals and fulfill your dreams! Your success is our goal. We also have an outstanding group of Peer Leaders who have proven to be successful and are trained to provide you with information and support you need to reach your goals.
The Brothers United Network is a collective of African American Gay/SGL Men that seek to provide community empowerment and self actualization through its individual BU Chapters in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Knoxville, and West TN.
The Clinic for Transgender Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center brings together specially trained experts to provide and coordinate comprehensive care for transgender and gender-nonconforming adults.
Just Us is a group of programs at Oasis Center dedicated to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth to achieve their full potential. Specifically, Just Us provides LGBT high school students a liberating space where they can be authentic and celebrate the fluidity of identity
The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate of the Greater Nashville Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community, representing over 150 businesses in Nashville and the surrounding area.
Oasis College Connection is the program you need to enroll and succeed in college. Our mentors are friendly and helpful. They’re fully engaged with students’ needs and provide important knowledge about college that all students need to know. No matter your situation, Oasis College Connection is here to help you.
The Trans Buddy Program’s goal is to increase access to care and improve healthcare outcomes for transgender people by providing emotional support to transgender patients during healthcare visits. We emphasize a patient-centered approach, with the goal of empowering the patient to make informed healthcare decisions. Trans Buddy recognizes the importance of intersectionality to our direct care practice, and we therefore aim to work with people of all identities with compassion and respect.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) is freedom’s watchdog, challenging government abuse of rights and fighting for fairness in our laws and their enforcement. We are dedicated to translating the guarantees of the Bill of Rights into reality for all Tennesseans, moving our state forward as we work to protect and promote justice and equality.
LGBTQ youth should have the freedom to be open (or not) about their identity and ideas in schools and government facilities. The ACLU of Tennessee strives to protect their right to be safe and visible, and to have their identity embraced rather than belittled or erased.
The Tennessee Vals is a non-political, educational, social, and support organization founded and designed to educate and support persons regarding transgender issues, without prejudice, regarding sexual orientation, sexual identity, or gender identity.
The Southern Equality Fund (SEF), a project of the Campaign for Southern Equality, is a grant-making initiative designed to direct resources to Southern LGBTQ grassroots groups and leaders that are isolated or under-resourced due to geography or demographics.
SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities.
The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.
American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) is a non-profit, non-partisan, chapter-based Veterans Service Organization of active, reserve, and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender current and prior military personnel who have been historically disenfranchised by armed forces policy and discriminatory laws governing military service and benefits.
The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) was founded in 2001 with two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community.
The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
...a member-based organization working towards the liberation of LGBTQ people in higher education. We support individuals who work on campuses to educate and support people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racial justice framework.
Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.
Formerly known as the “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,” GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. (Focuses on K-12.)
As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. (Links to: Tennessee | Nashville)
The Intersex Campaign for Equality (aka OII-USA) advocates equality and human rights for intersex people, particularly the rights to physical integrity, self determination, legal recognition and de-pathologization. We are dedicated to representing all intersex people regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, ability or class.
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
The LGBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, which began in 1996 and now is a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.
Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They 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. This is a free helpline run by volunteers and supported by the community.
You can reach the Trans Lifeline in the US by calling (877) 565-8860
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action.
The Council for Global Equality brings together international human rights activists, foreign policy experts, LGBT leaders, philanthropists and corporate officials to encourage a clearer and stronger American voice on human rights concerns impacting LGBT communities around the world.
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Youth & Student Organisation (IGLYO) is a pan European network, working with over 95 LGBTQ youth and student organisations. It is run for and by young people.
OutRight Action International, founded in 1990 as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, is a leading international human rights organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Center of Hope was founded in 1989 shortly after the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence determined that there was a need for emergency shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence in Maury County.
TheHopeLine® provides trained staff and volunteers twenty-four hours a day, every day. Our team will truly listen to what you have to say, all the while considering what resources and partner offerings best fit your circumstances.
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.