LGBTQIA+ Resources

The library has books, ebooks, and audiobooks with a variety of lgbtqia+ content in both fiction and non-fiction, in the following sections: children, elementary, teen, parent, fiction, non-fiction, and dvd. Search by topic or ask a librarian via “contact us” phone or stop in!  

New Mexico Resources:

UNM’s List of Resources:  

ABQPRIDE resource list: 

“Pride Guide”: 

Bright Spaces Welcome Places, New Mexico’s Provider Directory for LGBTQ+ affirming care:

HEAL PLUS NM Helping family members become better advocates for their LGBTQ+ kids:

Planned Parenthood of New Mexico: “Planned Parenthood of New Mexico is proud to serve our LGBT friends & Family.”

SAGE Albuquerque: Provides social and educational programs to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in Albuquerque.

Gender change on NM birth certificates: 

Name changes in New Mexico: 

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL): Phone or text message help 24/7 if you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health or substance use concern. 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

National Resources

PFLAG national site with information: In 2014, the organization officially changed its name from “Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays” to, simply, PFLAG. For peer-to-peer support services in your community, contact one of the more than 400 PFLAG chapters across the United States today. If there is not a chapter in your community or you are just looking for information and resources, PFLAG National is your first step in finding the support you need. 

Health CDC links for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health:

Human Rights Campaign: “Our goal at the Human Rights Campaign is to ensure that every LGBTQ+ person is free to live their life openly, with their equal rights ensured.” 

Snapshot – LGBTQ Equality by State: 

Drag Queen Storytime videos: (New York Library), HarperKids,

Queer owned businesses – Everywhere is Queer: a master map of queer owned businesses 

America in Transition Documentary Series: A four-part series hosted on the

interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth: Advocating for the human rights of children born with differences in their genitals, chromosomes, hormones, and reproductive anatomy.

National Parks Service LGBTQ Heritage Theme Study: A series of articles about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history.

Schuyler Bailer‘s PinkMantaRay Resource page including biological information here

FLUX: FLUX aims to raise the profile of the Trans* and Gender-nonconforming community by leveraging social events, creating safe spaces, and innovative advocacy initiatives. 

It Gets Better Project: The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.

minus18 youtube channel: A charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth through events, workshops and peer support.

GLSEN: “GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together we can transform our nation’s schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.” 

Them: A community that celebrates the stories, people, and voices that have previously been overlooked.

LGBTQIA+ Wiki: A dedicated resource for LGBTQIA+ topics, including sexual and romantic orientations, gender identities, and the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole. 

GLAAD: “GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.” 

The Gender Unicorn: This free tool is great for facilitating creative conversations about gender.

Gender Wheel Coloring Pages: These downloadable coloring pages accompany books by Maya Christina Gonzalez like They, She, He, Easy as ABC.

Gender Wheel Videos: This collection of videos includes a short story about pronouns, readings by Maya Christina Gonzalez, and a series of lessons that pairs with They, She, He, Easy as ABC.

Queer Kid Stuff: This YouTube channel includes videos for all ages about LGBTQ+ identities and social justice.

Credit to:

Astro Pittman via Library Journal Training, Rio Rancho Public Libraries, and to for many of the resources listed