Sexual Orientations

Sexual orientation falls on a continuum and refers to our emotional / romantic / sexual preferences. Some sexual identities include heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, asexuality, pansexuality, queer among others.

Freedom

On-Campus Resources

Counseling Center

For transgender clients, the Counseling Center can be a support through the transition process and provide referrals to peer support groups and community clinicians who can provide letters of eligibility and readiness for hormone replacement therapy and sexual-reassignment surgery.

Towson University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Development

The LGBT Student Development Program strives to create an inclusive and educated campus community where all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally students feel welcome, supported, valued, and engaged.

Pride Mentor Program

The PRIDE Mentor Program is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students on campus. Our goal is to help students acclimate and experience the most success possible. Pride Mentors support students in many areas, including: adjusting to college; connecting with LGBTQ student life; and, supporting coming out to roommates, friends, or family.

Online Services

  • HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Equal rights
  • NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)
  • PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays): PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, and their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
  • The Trevor Project and Lifeline –866-4-U-TREVOR , 866-488-7386 [U.S. CALLS ONLY]. The Trevor operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

  • Suicide.Org Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Suicide resource page

  • GLBTNearME.org: “The GLBT National Resource Database” – Database offering information about many local social resources, community centers, etc.
  • GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

  • The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) was established in 1973, works to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of the movement.

  • Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
  • The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
  • Soulfource, guided by the spirit of truth and empowered by the principles of relentless nonviolent resistance, works to end the religious and political oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people.

Off-Campus Resources

  • The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) seeks to achieve equality, understanding, and respect for the diversity of the greater Baltimore GLBT community while also providing quality support services, facilities, and professional resources for the development and well-being of individuals and groups.
  • The Chase Brexton Community Health Center is committed to delivering accessible health care throughout the lifespan, providing health care for the LGBT community, and ensuring that all patients, regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, have access to high quality health care.
  • The B'MORE PROUD Queer College Coalition is the primary intercollegiate network and clearinghouse serving college & university students/faculty/staff in the Baltimore-Metro LGBTQIA community.
  • Equality Maryland works to secure and protect the rights of LGBT Marylanders by promoting legislative initiatives on the state, county and municipal levels.
  • Baltimore Gay Life can introduce to you all the riches and wonders Baltimore has to offer for the Gay Community.
  • LGBT Community Newspaper (published by GLCCB) offers news articles pertinent to the GLBT community and provides information about daily events in the community.
  • Hearts & Ears, Inc. is a non-profit organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals with mental health issues and concerns. Drop-in center and provides weekly support groups that address addictions, mental health, and general concerns.