This is a list of resources for those who identify as gay men. The categories are in place in order to facilitate ease of access, not to maintain hierarchical or horizontal separations (except alphabetical hierarchy). These resources are local, national, international, or on the internet.
If you are a part of or would like to add a website or resource to any of these lists, please contact rlblack(at)fortlewis.edu.
Bear in mind most of these links and sites have resource lists of their own that can offer much more information and resources.
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Protect Our Defenders
This non-profit organization seeks to honor, support and give voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have been sexually assaulted while serving their country. And re-victimized by the military adjudication system – a system that often blames the victim and fails to prosecute the perpetrator.Protect Our Defenders helps ensure that survivors of rape and sexual assault in the military receive justice and appropriate medical support. And that perpetrators are held accountable for their crimes. We provide opportunities for survivors, victims and their families to collectively tell their stories (through our organization), and to share their experiences with Congress so that proper remedies can be built into law.
Mission: To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. Today’s veterans face tremendous obstacles in their path of attaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to a lack of understanding by university faculty and peers. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree seems to be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. Student Veterans of America (SVA) makes that goal a reality.
Services: This program provides discounted medical, dental, and mental health services based on income and family size for people who have no insurance. A growing list of health providers are participating in the CARES program, offering discounts on medical, dental, vision, and mental health services in La Plata County.
Phone Number: 970.385.4747
A candid, informative guide directed at teenagers that seeks to provide people with accurate, up-to-date information about sex and sexuality. Although directed toward teens, this site is useful for all kinds of people who want to exercise their right to sexual education.
Services: abortion; birth control; general health care; HIV testing; men’s health care; morning-after pill (emergency contraceptive, aka “Plan-B”); pregnancy testing and services; STD testing, treatment, and vaccinations; women’s health care.
Phone Number: 970.247.3002
Address: 46 Suttle Street, Durango, CO 81301
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all.
Our Mission: GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.
NOLOSE: The Revolution Just Got Bigger
NOLOSE is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to ending the oppression of fat people and creating vibrant fat queer culture. In the activist and empowerment work that we do, we envision a world: that is accessible to fat people and reflective of us; that is without fat discrimination, hatred or prejudice; where beauty, morality, health, humor and fashion are divorced from size and shape and all bodies are celebrated; where fighting fat phobia is seen as integrally linked to other social justice issues such as the women's movement, anti-racist and anti-imperialist struggles of people of color at home and around the world, queer and transgender movements, class struggle, disability rights movements and more; where all people have a right to basic human rights as well as joy, sensuality and self-determination.
Prostitutes' Education Network (PENET)
The Prostitutes' Education Network is an information service about legislative and cultural issues as they effect prostitutes and other sex workers. The service is comprised of information for sex workers and activists/educators who study issues of decriminalization, human rights in the context of prostitution, violence against prostitutes and women, sex workers and pornography, as well as current trends in legislation and social policy in the U.S. and internationally.
The Sex Workers Project (SWP) provides legal services and legal training, and engages in documentation and policy advocacy, for sex workers. Using a harm reduction and human rights model, we protect the rights and safety of sex workers who by choice, circumstance, or coercion remain in the industry.
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community.
24-Hour Hotline: 1.800.832.1901
The Men's Resource Center
The mission of the Men's Resource Center for Change is to support men in developing healthy self-awareness and meaningful personal relationships with women, children and other men that move beyond the limits of masculine stereotypes and social patterns that have divided men historically. We seek to engage men in a quest for emotional and social literacy, in the practice of respectful attitudes and treatment towards others, and in the development of constructive means of conflict resolution. We are committed to enhancing men's leadership and partnership with others in order to promote models of positive masculinity and individual integrity, while dismantling patterns of personal and societal violence and fostering social equality.