LGBTQIA+ youth experience greater health disparities than the general population. Many LGBTQIA+ folks are distrustful of healthcare providers due to past discrimination, and do not seek preventive healthcare. Over 50% of SBHCs in New Mexico provide direct support services to LGBTQIA+ youth through Safe Zones, Gay Straight Alliances, support groups, etc. If you work in a SBHC and need support or resources on how to better serve your LGBTQIA+ youth please utilize the resources below or contact us for technical assistance or referrals.

Equality New Mexico

Cross-sector movement building to increase equity, full access, and sustainable wellness for LGBTQ New Mexicans.

HEAL + NM | Health Equity Alliance for LGBTQ+ New Mexicans

New Mexico’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) health advocacy organization

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

It Gets Better Project

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.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

The Trevor Project – Coming Out Handbook

Talking About Suicide: Suicide and LGBT Populations (12 Steps to Talking about Suicide)
UNM – LGBTQ Resource Center 

Provides service to UNM students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations through support, advocacy, education, and safety.