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Support Groups and Resources

Support groups can be instrumental sources of assistance and social support, providing a sense of community and mutual benefit to individuals. Support groups are typically organized around particular issues or experiences that are shared by the members (such as transgender individuals and their families or bisexual women). These groups provide a space where individuals who identify as LGBTQ can feel comfortable discussing issues with others and access information and additional resources to increase their well-being.

Several common types of support groups exist to support LGBTQ experiences at different developmental stages of life. This entry identifies and describes the general function of these LGBTQ support groups and the kind of resources provided, but it is by no means an exhaustive list of the plethora of resources available ...

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