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Resources

Equality Forum FORTUNE 500 Non-discrimination Project | Review of FORTUNE 500 non-discrimination compliance
GLBT Historical Society | Collection of LGBT historical archives
Latino GLBT History Project | Collection of GLBT historical archives
National Consortium of Higher Education Resource Professionals | LGBT topics and resources in higher education
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC | Maintains world’s largest collection LGBT materials
Queer Resources Directory (QRD) | Electronic library of LGBT news/resources
Soc. Bi | Online open forum on bisexuality

Nashville in Harmony | Musical arts organization
Out & About Nashville | LGBT newspaper
Unite Magazine | LGBT magazine
POZ Magazine |  LGBT & HIV Positive-focused magazine

Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce | Advances business interests of LGBT businesses and young professionals
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association | Supports LGBT lawyers in Tennessee
The H. Franklin Brooks Philanthropic Fund (The Brooks Fund) | Charitable fund financially supporting LGBT initiatives

Pride at Work

Pride at Work is a nonprofit organization and an officially recognized constituency group of the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations. The association organizes mutual support between the organized labor movement and the LGBT community for social and economic justice. In addition to national Pride at Work, more than 20 chapters organize at the state and local level around the country.

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The organization advocates building and strengthening successful companies that value all employees, customers and communities.

National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business advocate and direct link between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business owners, corporations, and government, representing the interests of more than 1.4 million LGBT business and entrepreneurs. The NGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition of LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and major corporations for the purpose of promoting economic growth and the prosperity of our members.

Brothers United | African American LGBT social and support group
Conductors | Gay social and service leather group
Connecting Nashville Lesbians | Social organization for lesbian women age 21 and up
Lambda Car Club Intl, Cumberland Region | All-inclusive group for car lovers
Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Service organization
Nashville Black Pride | Annual event in October
Nashville CARES | Tennessee’s leading community-based AIDS service organization
Nashville Gay Parents | Resources and social opportunities for LGBT parents
Nashville GLBT Gaymers and Friends | Social opportunities for LGBT gamers
Nashville PRIDE | Annual event in June
Oasis Center | Social opportunities and support services for youth (up to age 25)
OutCentral | Metro-Nashville’s LGBTQIF Center
PFLAG Nashville | Resources for parents and friends of LGBT people
Street-Works Outreach Program | Free, confidential HIV/AIDS testing and bilingual counseling on safer sex practices
Project Uno | Initiative of Street-Works. Social and support organization for African American MSM
The Tennessee Vals | Educational, social, and support organization for transgender individuals
LGBT Friendly Alcoholics Anonymous | Group meets at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
Young Brothers United (YBU) | African American LGBT social and support group (ages of 13-25)

COLAGE | Support and advocacy organization for children of LGBT parents
Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) | Advocacy and support organization for family/friends
Trans Youth Family Allies | Advocacy and support organization for trans youth and their families

LOCAL

Program for LGBTI Health at Vanderbilt Medical Center

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients that is housed within the Office for Diversity in Medical Education.The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health works to address these disparities, improve the health of LGBTI patients, support education around LGBTI Health, and foster research on the optimal ways to care for LGBTI patients and families.

Vanderbilt Trans Buddy Program

“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.”

HIV Mid-TN

HIVMidTN.org is a project of Nashville Health Management Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to improve public health by eliminating the spread of HIV in Middle Tennessee.

Nashville Cares

Nashville CARES promotes and participates in a comprehensive and compassionate response to HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. Our purpose is to educate the community for increased understanding and prevention of HIV transmission, to advocate for responsible public policy, and to provide services that improve the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Project UNO

The ultimate goal is to strengthen the African American MSM community. We hope to accomplish this through promoting health awareness, education, and community

Planned Parenthood – Mid & East Tennessee

PPMET is a recognized and respected leader in providing reproductive, sexual and complementary healthcare and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens regardless of race, age, income status, religion or sexual orientation.  We believe that the self-determined pursuit of sexual health is important for everyone’s well-being and quality of life.

Metro Nashville Public Health Department

The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville. “People Creating Healthy Conditions Everywhere”

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Program

LGBT Health services for veterans, including support, psychotherapy, employment assistance, and community outreach.

New Directions Counseling & Consulting

At New Directions our counselors work with you through every step of the process. We focus strictly on outpatient counseling to address mental health, family stressors, substance abuse and addiction issues as well as parenting and school needs. Our counselors collaborate with you to provide you the skills, guidance and support you will need to achieve your goals.

List of Open and Affirming Health Care Providers, recommended by our partner, the Oasis Center

Dan Dumont, LMSW

  • Counselor
  • Oasis Center, Inc.
  • 1704 Charlotte Ave.
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • 615-327-4455

Jennifer Strickland, LPC/MHSP

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Momentum Counseling, LLC
  • 555 Marriott Drive, Suite 315
  • Nashville, TN 37214
  • 615-645-3753

Dr. Jennifer Najjar, M.D.

  • Pediatric Endocrinologist
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • 11136 Doctors Office Tower, 2200 Children’s Way
  • Nashville, TN 37232
  • 615-322-7427

Dr. Kristin Rager, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Rager Adolescent Health
  • Focus on Transgender adolescents, eating disorder treatment, and mental health
  • 330 23rd Ave. North Suite 550 Nashville, TN 37203
  • 615-933-0173
  • fax: 615-933-0543
  • Rager Adolescent Health

Julia A. McAninch, Psy. D.

  • 501 East Iris Drive, Unit B
  • Nashville, TN 37204
  • 615-463-9804

Terry L. Edwards, Ed. D.

  • Psychologist
  • 1161 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 323
  • Nashville, TN 37217
  • 615-791-3449

Joan M. Schleicher, Ed. D.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Health Service Provider
  • The Psychiatry Clinic of Hillsboro Village
  • 2125 Belcourt Ave.
  • Nashville, TN 37212
  • 615-269-0525 ext. 13

Laura Sousa 

  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 510-295-9285
  • laurasousamft@gmail.com

Bradley N. Bullock, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine/Hormone Therapy
  • Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic, PLLC
  • 1607 Westgate Circle
  • Brentwood, TN 37027
  • 615-376-8195

Starling C. Evins, M.D.

  • Urology
  • 100 Covery Drive, Suite 207
  • Franklin, TN 37067
  • 615-790-1660

Carole L. Warren, C.C.E.

  • Electrologist/Hair Removal
  • Electrolysis & Laser Hair Removal Center
  • 1916 Patterson Street Suite 703
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • 615-320-5453

David Weaver

  • Dentist
  • Rivergate Dental Care
  • 133 Northcreek Blvd.
  • Goodlettsville, TN 37072
  • 615-859-7117

Dr. Jane R. Weinberg, M.D.

  • Psychiatrist/Acupuncture
  • Center for Integrated Healthcare
  • 602 West Iris Drive
  • Nashville, TN 3204
  • 615-383-1995

Dr. Mario Lehenbauer-Baum

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • 615-582-8602
  • office@drlehenbauer.com
  • 256 Seaboard Lane, Bldg E #102
  • Franklin, TN 37067

Dr. Margot Feintuch, M.D., Psychiatrist

  • Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry
  • 1507 16th Avenue South
  • Nashville, TN 37212
  • 615-200-6858

Jessica DiNisco, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Dr. Edwin Williamson, M.D., Psychiatrist

  • Vanderbilt Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
  • The Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave S #2200
  • Nashville, TN 37212
  • 615-936-3555

Dr. Susanna Quasem, M.D., Psychiatrist

Sherrie McKinney

  • Substance Abuse Counseling and Assessment
  • 404 BNA Drive, Suite 110
  • Nashville, TN 37217
  • (615) 530-1784

April Broussard, LCSW

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • 567 Cason Lane, Suite A
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  • 615-680-9822

Adam Marshall, LMFT

  • Marital and family therapist
  • adam@adammarshalltherapy.com
  • 1329 4th Ave. N.
  • Nashville, TN 37208
  • 615-498-6775

NATIONAL

Fenway Institute

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. We do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as Gay and Lesbian Medical Association)

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

The vision of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to bring together diverse professionals dedicated to developing best practices and supportive policies worldwide that promote health, research, education, respect, dignity, and equality for transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant people in all cultural settings.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association works to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and healthcare professionals. GLMA achieves its goals by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals and the promotion of research.

African American Resources
Blacklight Online | Black LGBTQ magazine
National Black Gay Mens Advocacy Coalition | Advocacy and education organization for Black gay men
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) | Civil rights organization for Black LGBT/SGL people
Zuna Institute | Advocacy organization for Black lesbians

Chican@ and Latin@ Resources
Latino GLBT History Project | Collection of GLBT historical archives
Latino USA | Podcast of LGBTQ Latino/a stories
Unity Coalition | Advocacy and education organization for LGBT equality

Native American Resources
NativeOUT | Organization for Indigenous LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people in North America
Native Youth Sexual Health Network | Education and advocacy organization for indigenous youth

Asian American Resources
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance | Advocacy and education organization
API Equality-LA | Asians and Pacific Islanders for LGBT Equality- coming out resources

Jewish Resources
Jewish LGBT Network | Social and support organization- maintains list of LGBT affirming synagogues
JQInternational | Advocacy and support organization for LGBT Jews and allies
JQYouth | Support organization for LGBT Jewish youth and their families
Keshet | Advocacy organization for the full integration of LGBT Jews into Jewish life

Other Resources
Southerners On New Ground | Regional Queer liberation organization made up of Southern LGBTQ people

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund | National organization dedicated to electing LGBT leaders
Human Rights Campaign, Nashville | Volunteer or attend social events
Tennessee Equality Project | Statewide legal advocates for LGBT equality
Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition | Educates and advocates on behalf of transgender people

Amnesty International Advocacy and education organization for global LGBT human rights
Bisexual Resource Center | International education and support organization for bisexual and progressive issues
Equality Forum | Advocacy organization for LGBT equality- large events and creative media
Family Equality Council | 
Social and advocacy organization for LGBT parents and their families
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders | Legal and education organization for LGBT people and people with HIV
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) | Promotes accurate and inclusive representation in the media
Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) | Organization of gay and straight educators
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Advocacy organization for gay and lesbian rights
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund | Legal and public policy organization
Marriage Equality USA | Advocacy organization for LGBT marriage equality
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) | Civil rights organization for Black LGBT/SGL people
National Center for Transgender Equality | Advocacy organization dedicated to the equality of transgender people
National Coalition for LGBT Health | Advocacy organization for improved LGBT healthcare
National LGBTQ Task Force | Advocacy organization for LGBTQ civil rights
National Organization for Women (NOW) | Advocacy organization for the rights of women of all sexual orientations
OutServe-SLDN | Legal and policy organization for currently serving LGBT military personnel and veterans
The Transgender Law and Policy Institute | Legal and public policy organization for transgender people
Transgender Law Center | Legal and public policy organization for transgender people

GayChurch.org | Maintains a list of LGBT affirming Christian churches in Nashville- selection criteria are explained here
Out & About Nashville | Provides a list of LGBT affirming churches and synagogues in the Nashville area
PFLAG | Maintains a list of LGBT affirming churches in the Nashville area list based on member-reporting
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center Nashville (Yeshe Tsogyal House) | 419 East Iris Dr, Nashville, TN 37204

Green and Lean Banditas | Social group for lesbian women who enjoy green living and outdoor activities
Hotmess Sports | LGBT and LGBT-friendly kickball, dodgeball, and volleyball leagues
International Front Runners | Social group for runners and walkers
LGBT Yoga Class | Weekly classes held September to May at OutCentral
Metro Nashville Softball Association | LGBT softball association
Middle Tennessee Outsiders | All-inclusive group for people who enjoy outdoor activities
Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Football Club | USA Rugby Division III Club for men ages 19-50
Nashville Women’™s Rugby Team | Division 2 team for women

Oasis Center  | Helps young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy and productive adulthood
The LGBT National Hotline | Telephone and email peer-counseling
JQYouth Support organization for LGBT Jewish youth and their families 
The Trevor Project | 24/7 suicide & crisis prevention helpline for LGBT and questioning youth
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network  |   1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Campus Pride | Online resource network for student leaders and campus organizations
Human Rights Campaign LGBT Student Scholarship Database | List of scholarships by state
Lambda 10 Project | National clearinghouse for LGBT fraternity and sorority issues
Point Foundation | National LGBTQ scholarship fund

LESBIAN: Women who experience sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction to other women.

GAY: Used in some cultural settings to represent men who are attracted to men in a romantic, erotic and/or emotional sense. Not all men who engage in same gender sexual behavior identify as gay, and as such this label should be used with caution.

BISEXUAL or BI: A person who experiences sexual, romantic, physical, and/or spiritual attraction to people of their own gender as well as other genders, not necessarily at the same time, in the same way, or to the same degree.

TRANSGENDER: A person who lives as a member of a gender other than that expected based on sex or gender assigned at birth. Sexual orientation varies and is not dependent on gender identity.

TRANS WOMAN: An identity label sometimes adopted by male to female trans people to signify that they are women while still affirming their transgender history.

TRANS MAN: An identity label sometimes adopted by female to male trans people to signify that they are men while still affirming their transgender history.

QUEER: A political statement, as well as a sexual orientation, which advocates breaking binary thinking and seeing both sexual orientation and gender identity as potentially fluid. The term is a simple label to explain a complex set of sexual behaviors and desires. For example, a person who is attracted to multiple genders may identify as queer. Many older LGBT people feel the word has been hatefully used against them for too long and are reluctant to embrace it. “Queer” can be used as an umbrella term to refer to all LGBTQI people.

QUESTIONING: An individual who is unsure of and/or exploring their gender identity and/or sexual orientation.

INTERSEX: Intersex is a set of medical conditions that feature congenital anomaly of the reproductive and sexual system. That is, intersex people are born with “sex chromosomes,” external genitalia, or internal reproductive systems that are not considered “standard” for either male or female. The existence of intersexuals shows that there are not just two sexes and that our ways of thinking about sex (trying to force everyone to fit into either the male box or the female box) is socially constructed.

ASEXUAL: A person who does not experience sexual attraction. They may or may not experience emotional, physical, or romantic attraction. Asexuality differs from celibacy in that it is a sexual orientation, not a choice. People who are asexual may call themselves œace.

AROMANTIC: A person who experiences little or no romantic attraction to others.

HETEROSEXISM: Prejudice against individuals and groups who display non-heterosexual behaviors or identities, combined with the majority power to impose such prejudice. Usually used to the advantage of the group in power. Any attitude, action, or practice“ backed by institutional power that subordinates people because of their sexual orientation.

CISGENDER: someone who feels comfortable with the gender identity assigned to them based on their sex assigned at birth.

LGBTQI ALLY: Someone who confronts heterosexism, anti- LGBTQIA biases, heterosexual and cisgender privilege in themselves and others; believes that heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are social justice issues.

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