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Trans* Support Services and Information

Local Resources

LGBT Life Center

LGBTQ Life Center

The LGBT Life Center is a trusted organization that has served Queer members of the Hampton Roads community since 1989. In line with its mission, the LGBT Life Center is dedicated to improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy. Gender-affirmative hormone therapy is just one of the many ways through which the center supports trans individuals.

PFLAG

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Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. It is the first and largest organization for queer people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. Click the logo below to find out more about the Hampton Roads chapter.

TAPVA

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The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia (TAPVA) is a trans-led, non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia. TAPVA provides educational opportunities detailing the intersectionality between homelessness, discrimination, socioeconomic status and racism within the trans community in Virginia. The goal of TAPVA is to offer safe emergency and temporary transitional housing to homeless transgender adults in Virginia, and to help them find the additional resources.


Local LGBTQIA+ Police Liaisons

  • Norfolk Police Department:

Sergeant Craig Lovelace

Email: craig.lovelace@norfolk.gov

  • Norfolk Sheriff's Office:

Lieutenant Meryah Breeden

757-441-1066

Email: Meryah.Breeden@Norfolk-Sheriff.com

  • Hampton Police Department:

Sergeant Nakia Peek

757-323-6000

Email: nclarkepeek@hampton.gov

  • Chesapeake Police Department:

Officer Ellen Gonzales

Email: egonzales@cityofchesapeake.net

  • Portsmouth Police Department:

Lieutenant Justin Velasco

757-235-5660

Email: Velascoj@portsmouthva.gov; ppdlgbt@portsmouthva.gov

  • Suffolk Police Department:

Detective Tiffany Whitten

757-514-7892

Email: twhitten@suffolkva.us

Detective Sean Rowan

Email: srowan@suffolkva.us

  • Virginia Beach Police Department:

Sergeant Michelle Meister

757-385-8633

Email: mmeister@vbgov.com

  • Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office:

Corporal Guy Saucier

757-385-4555

Email: lgbt@vbso.net

  • Virginia Beach EMS:

Corey Overstreet

Email: coverstr@vbgov.com


Learn more about Hampton Roads Pride and their Police Liaison Program here.

National Resources

GLAAD

Now known simply by its acronym, GLAAD (formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) was founded in 1985 in response to the defamatory and stigmatizing media coverage of HIV and AIDS. 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. Their website contains an extensive list of trans support services and resources.

GLAAD Trans Resources Guide

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is a leading national organization that has advocated for sexual and gender minority individuals here in the US as well as across the globe for over 40 years. The HRC works to educate the public about the transgender community and provides a range of resources for supporting transgender and gender non-conforming people.

HRC Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality

Founded in 2003, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation's capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.

NCTE Homepage

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is a leading national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Their website contains a significant amount of helpful information as well as support services pertaining to the trans community.

Trevor Project Trans Info

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

Trans Lifeline Homepage

Trans Women of Color Collective

Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) exists to create revolutionary change by uplifting the narratives, leadership, and lived experiences of trans and gender non-conforming people of color. TWOCC aims to shift the narrative of surviving to thriving in these communities by building economic empowerment and global networks. The goal of TWOCC is to advocate for those "...who have had their voices stolen, usurped, commodified, silenced and exploited by cis gaze, colonization, anti-Blackness, imperialism and transphobia."

TWOCC Homepage

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