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: https://lgbtqrc.unm.edu/resources/albuquerque-area-resources.html  

ABQPRIDE resource list: https://www.abqpride.com/resources/community/ 

“Pride Guide”: https://gogaynewmexico.com/albuquerque/resources/ 

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

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

Gender change on NM birth certificates: https://www.nmhealth.org/about/erd/bvrhs/vrp/gdc/ 

Name changes in New Mexico: https://transequality.org/documents/state/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. https://pflag.org/needsupport 

Health CDC links for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health:  https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

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.” https://www.hrc.org/resources/mental-health-resources-in-the-lgbtq-community 

Snapshot – LGBTQ Equality by State: https://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps 

Drag Queen Storytime videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye_DsH3En70 (New York Library), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdGK8ANcvL0 HarperKids, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHttTivFABE

Queer owned businesses – Everywhere is Queer: a master map of queer owned businesses https://www.everywhereisqueer.com/ 

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

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

National Parks Service LGBTQ Heritage Theme Study: A series of articles about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/lgbtqthemestudy.htm

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. https://www.transidentity.org/ 

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. https://itgetsbetter.org/

minus18 youtube channel: A charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth through events, workshops and peer support. https://www.youtube.com/@Minus18TV

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.” https://www.glsen.org/ 

Them: A community that celebrates the stories, people, and voices that have previously been overlooked. https://www.youtube.com/@watchthem

LGBTQIA+ Wiki: A dedicated resource for LGBTQIA+ topics, including sexual and romantic orientations, gender identities, and the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole. https://lgbtqia.fandom.com/wiki/LGBTQIA%2B_Wiki 

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

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

Gender Wheel Coloring Pages: These downloadable coloring pages accompany books by Maya Christina Gonzalez like They, She, He, Easy as ABC. https://www.genderwheel.com/coloring-pages-and-posters/

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. https://www.genderwheel.com/topics/videos/

Queer Kid Stuff: This YouTube channel includes videos for all ages about LGBTQ+ identities and social justice. https://www.youtube.com/@QueerKidStuff

Credit to:

Astro Pittman via Library Journal Training, Rio Rancho Public Libraries, and to https://www.oppl.org/use-your-library/kids/rainbow-services/ for many of the resources listed