LGBTQ+ resources available nationally, West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. — On Saturday, November  19, a shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado left five people dead, and 19 others injured.

Those killed were:

  • Kelly Loving
  • Daniel Aston
  • Derrick Rump
  • Ashley Paugh
  • Raymond Green Vance

Since the shooting, the Colorado Springs community has been working to ensure those lost are remembered by their correct identity, as well as honored among the community.

Wednesday, the town’s City Hall was draped with a 25-foot Pride flag for the victims.

The photo of the flag at City Hall below was shared by GLAAD, an LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization.

GLAAD

GLAAD is one of many national organizations that promotes LGBTQ+ equality, like the Human Rights Campaign. But they are not the only ones.

There is also The Trevor Project. The group is a suicide prevention and mental health organization that offers 24/7 support to LGBTQ+ youth. Their services include chats, messaging and the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386.

And in West Tennessee, many groups do their best to share as many resources as possible to those that need it.

This includes Equality Jackson’s list of affirming worship and youth services, and the Tennessee Equality Project’s efforts to keep residents informed on issues of LGBTQ+ equality in the state.

But the list keeps going, with West Tennessee LGBTQ+ Support who offers a private Facebook group for those in the area, and Jackson Pride, who works hard year round to put Jackson Pride together. They are even working on the ins and outs of a scholarship program.

And in Memphis, you can find OUTMemphis, Friends for Life, and CHOICES.

You can find additional resources from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention here and PFLAG here.

Their list includes the TransLifeline and more.

You can find more news from across the state here.

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