LGBTQ+ Students

The University Counseling Center (UCC) seeks to affirm and advocate for LGBTQ+ students by providing a safe and welcoming space in which members of these communities can be continually supported throughout their time at the University of Notre Dame and beyond. The UCC welcomes all LGBTQ+ students for in-person or online support in addition to providing access to a range of LGBTQ+ resources both locally and globally to better serve the needs of our students. Our goal is to work together to ensure that everyLGBTQ+ student feels accepted, valued, and respected.

 

Campus Resources

Gender Relations Center –LGBTQ & Allies Program
The GRC sponsors a variety of programs and initiatives around the areas of sexual identity and gender identity; such initiatives include speakers, retreats, support groups, and other programs, all designed for the support, holistic development, and formation of LGBTQ and ally members of the Notre Dame community.

PrismND
Founded in 2013, PrismND is Notre Dame’s first and only official LGBTQ student organization. The organization provides programming dedicated to fostering development of the campus LGBTQ community, and raising awareness of the community’s needs – all from a Catholic lens. We hold social events every few weeks, and plan several major campus events annually – such as Coming Out Day in October and Stand Against Hate Week in November.

GlassND
GlassND stands for the “Graduate LGBTQ and Ally Student Society at Notre Dame” and is a subcommittee of the Graduate Student Union that addresses the needs of the graduate LGBTQ community at Notre Dame.

 

Local Resources

The LGBTQ Center
The LGBTQ Center is one of very few freestanding Centers in the state of Indiana serving the LGBTQ community. It offers diversity training, social groups, support groups, and a resource guide of affirming and accepting vendors, businesses, and social services with a goal of always empowering and educating the local community.

Mosaic Health & Healing Arts
Mosaic Health and Healing Arts is a safe and welcoming space for full scope family medicine and whole person care that welcomes all individuals. They extend a special welcome to members of the LGBTQ community.

PFLAG Michiana
PFLAG Michiana is a chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s largest family and ally organization for the LGBTQ community. The local chapter of PFLAG works to unite people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. They identify as an inclusive and supportive group of individuals committed to advancing equality and understanding.

 

National Resources

GLAAD
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

The Trevor Project

  • TrevorLifeline
    Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
  • TrevorChat
    TrevorChat is a free, confidential and secure instant messaging service that provides live help to LGBTQ youth.
  • TrevorText
    TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678-678.
  • TrevorSpace
    TrevorSpace is a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth under 25 and their friends and allies.
    Trevor Support Center

Trevor Support Center is a place where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more!

PFLAG
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.

Fortunate Families
Fortunate Families, a Catholic Family, Friends & Allies Ministry, supports LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers by facilitating respectful conversation with bishops, pastors and Church leadership, through sharing personal stories and by working to establish intentional Catholic LGBTQ+ Ministry Sites in dioceses, parishes, educational institutions, and communities. Through accompaniment and bridge-building we seek to celebrate and safeguard the dignity of LGBTQ+ children of God.

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. 877-565-8860.

Crisis Text Line
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips. In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

It Gets Better
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.

National Black Justice Coalition
The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Human Rights Campaign – Being Latinx & LBGTQ
The HRC The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About LBGTQ+ (American Psychological Association)