LGBTQ+ Students

Mental Health Resources

This page is new and under construction. Our hope is to offer a space on our website to support the unique mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community at Gustavus.

Queer & Questioning Support Group at Gustavus
The Gustavus Counseling Center created the Queer & Questioning group as a safe and confidential space for students who identify as LGBTQ+ or are questioning their sexual or gender identity. In this group we examine diverse gender and sexual identities and hold room for supporting each person wherever they are at in their identity development process. Meetings will be held over Google Meet at this time. If you are interested in this group, please fill out this form to be emailed meeting links. For any other quetsions, contact ageringe@gustavus.edu.
Virutal Meetings are Thursdays at 3:30 pm

Queers & Allies at Gustavus
Queers & Allies is a student-led organization concerned with fostering a supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied students on campus. The above link will direct you to contact information and social media links for the group.

South Central Minnesota Pride
A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote pride and visibility for LGBTQ and allied communities in South Central Minnesota. Each fall they run a pride festival in Mankato.

Gender Neutral Restrooms on Campus
A map showing which buildings on campus have gender neutral bathrooms. This was created by members of Student Senate.

Refuge Restrooms
Refuge Restrooms is a web application (also available as a smart device app) that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.

OutFront Minnesota
OutFront Minnesota serves the GLBT and allied communities of Minnesota with a wide variety of programs and services
(612) 822-0127

Transforming Families Minnesota
Support for transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender questioning youth and their families to come together.
(612) 321-8416

LGBTQ+ Youth Are Not Alone
Online communities and mental health resources for LGBTQ+ students.

The Trevor Project (866) 488-7386
24/7 support for LGBTQ+ persons through phone (see above number), internet messaging, and text messaging (text START to 678-678). There are additional resources are on their website.

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860
A hotine and non-profit organization "offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community". Callers can connect with support staff who speak Spanish.

National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network

Rest For Resistance
Narratives of queer persons of color written by queer persons of color.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
A collection of LGBTQ+ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations who aim to “promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge anti-LGBTQ bias and racism.”

Career Development Resources for LGBTQ+ Persons

Health Resources for LGBTQ+ Persons

If you have suggestions for further resources, feel free to share them with ageringe@gustavus.edu. We are happy to include them on this page.