LGBTQ+ Resources in Athens, GA & Beyond
We aim to link to and support resources local to Athens, GA but you will occasionally see resources beyond the greater Athens area that fill a need yet to be met here in our community.
Athens QTPOC (Queer & Trans People of Color) Group
The Athens Queer Collective's QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) social group is intended for queer people of color to create a space to interact, engage with others, and find resources related to queer life within the Athens community. As we continue to work collectively to support QTPOC of the Athens community, please feel free to connect people to this group as needed.
Trans Women of Color Collective
Head on over to the TWOC Collective site to learn more about their mission "to uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color, our families and comrades as we build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people."
Resources for LGBTQ+ Students at UGA
LGBT Resource Center at UGA
"The mission of the LGBT Resource Center is to create an inclusive and sustainable space of self-discovery for the LGBT community within the University of Georgia. We support and affirm every student inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and expression. The LGBT Resource Center serves as a space by which all members of the University of Georgia community can engage and explore issues associated with sexual and gender identities. This mission is achieved by our commitment to an intersectional social justice framework, leadership development, and equity."
"Lambda Alliance's mission is to strengthen the LGBTQA community here on campus and in the larger Athens community. Lambda Alliance strives to:
Create a safe, secure, and supportive environment for the LGBTQA community by increasing social awareness of LGBTQA presence and concerns
Promote acts of public service
Monitor political issues relevant to the LGBTQA community and strive to create political change to serve the LGBTQA community
Provide outlets for social interaction among Lambda Alliance members and the LGBTQA community"
Athens LGBTQ Youth Group
A social & educational group for middle-school and high-school aged youth in the greater Athens area who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Our monthly social groups provide a fun, safe environment where teens have the opportunity to relax and meet new people while embracing their individuality and allowing their true selves to shine.
Girls Rock Athens
Girls Rock Athens is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating self-empowerment for girls and gender expansive youth of all backgrounds and abilities through music education, creation, and performance. We provide leadership opportunities, build self-esteem, and provide a safe place for self-expression.
Recovery & Addiction Resources
The Recovery Village
"The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient’s specific needs. [...] Top of the line medical care, combined with wellness programs and holistic addiction treatments such as yoga and meditation, massage and equine resources mean we are dedicated to healing the whole self. We provide affordable luxury and recovery in a setting where lasting health and peace of mind are the goals."