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Providing community connections


The LGBT National Help Center provides Care Before Crisis. We provide a safe space to those in need, when they need it.  

The LGBT Online Coming Out Film Festival, along with our hotlines, chatrooms, and other support programs, helps those who are feeling isolated connect to our larger community. 

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer support, community connections, and resource information through helplines and online chatrooms. Our services focus on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression. We are the oldest and most comprehensive national organization of its type and scope in the United States, providing critically needed services regardless of age or geographic location.

We help youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems, and a lot more. The people who turn to us for help often live in rural and conservative parts of the country and are frequently feeling severely isolated, closeted and in dispair, with literally no one else safe to talk to.


We care deeply about confidentiality. We understand that what is discussed with us is private.

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Who We Are

Providing support and services from our highly trained LGBTQ+ peer support volunteers through our free and confidential programs:

lgbt national coming out support hotline: 

888-688-5428 (888-OUT-LGBT)

lgbt national hotline:

lgbt national youth talkline
(for those 25 & younger):


lgbt national senior hotline
(for those 50 & above):


one-to-one online peer support chat:

lgbt national near me - local community resources, nationwide:

"There's nothing more beautiful than being true to yourself and embracing who you truly are."
-Ian McKellen

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