Resources for LGBTQ+ Students Losing Sense of Community During COVID-19
Compiled by the LGBTQ Resource Center Student Staff
Headspace (App): A meditation and sleep app. Really great for beginners and has specific meditations for our current situation. There is a free version and also a premium version that is $10/yr for students.
Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart (Podcast Episode): While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and deepen our loving connection with each other.
Queering the Map (Website): A website where you can view peoples’ stories of their queer experiences on a map and anonymously share your own. The page automatically opens in Montreal, so just move the view down to get to Syracuse.
@clubquarantine (Instagram/Zoom Club): A queer dance club that is based out of Zoom and coordinated through Instagram. It is open 9pm-12am EST Sunday-Friday and 6pm-12am EST Saturdays.
“Free or Fair-Cost Online Wellness Led by People of Color, Womxn & Queer Folks”
Physical and mental health resource listing Instagram accounts that have podcasts lead yoga and meditation, hold workshops/coaching and more!
- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: Know Your Rights During COVID-19
- The Neighborhood: A Virtual Hub for LGBTQ+ Families
- Prepare for COVID-19: Tips and Resources for LGBT Elders and Those Living With HIV
- National LGBT Cancer Network Coronavirus Information
- The Trevor Project (phone: 866.488.7386; or reach out via Live Chat)
- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline (phone: 888.843.4564)
- The LGBT National Youth Talkline (serves youth through age 25; phone: 800.246.7743)
- The Trans Lifeline (phone: 877.565.8860)
- Crisis Text Line: 741-741 (text from anywhere in the U.S. to connect with a crisis counselor, 24/7; not specific to LGBTQ+ people)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (phone: 1.800.273.8255; not specific to LGBTQ+ people)
- The National Runaway Safeline (phone: 1.800.RUNAWAY)