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*****List compiled by the TTU Gay-Straight Alliance, the TTUHSC Gay-Straight Alliance,

 and the TTU Student Counseling Center******

Local On-Campus Resources


  • Tech Gender and Sexuality Association: Student organization that provides a safe environment and support network for LGBTQIA individuals and their straight allies.


  • Safe Haven Support group: Facilitated by Student Counseling Center staff, this confidential service offers an opportunity for exploration of sexual/gender identity related concerns.  Screening appointment required.


  • Transgender/Non-Binary Gender Support Group: Facilitated by Student Counseling Center staff. This is a support group for TTU students questioning their gender identity or who identify as transgender or non-binary. Screening appointment required.


  • Texas Tech Allies Program: Sponsored by Student Counseling Center.  Offers training and ongoing support for those serving as Allies to the Texas Tech GLBTQ community.


  • Texas Tech Student Counseling Center: Provides confidential individual, group, and couple counseling for TTU students. Students pay for this service through their student service fee, so no session fee is needed. See their website for more information on how to obtain an appointment.


  • Lavender Law: A student organization for TTU Law Students. For more information, contact their president Derek Mergele at


  • TTUHSC Gay-Straight Alliance: A student organization for students at TTU Health Sciences Center that provides support for the LGBTQ community through advocacy and education. Search for their group on Facebook using “TTUHSC Gay-Straight Alliance”.


  • Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE): This is a department on Texas Tech campus that is focused on prevention and wellness of TTU students. They provide educational programming and other services on Gender & Sexuality, including LGBTQ resources.


  • Campus Climate & Incident Reporting Form: If you or someone else has experienced or witnessed discrimination or harassment related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity, you can report that incident using this form.


  • Student Legal Services: Offers low cost legal assistance for name changes and gender changes. Located on the 3rd floor of the SUB.

    TTU Center for Campus Life: Office of LGBTQIA: The Office serves the Texas Tech community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts. These initiatives are aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community, as well as serving as a resource for the ally community.


Local Off-Campus Resources


  • LubbockPRIDE: a private civic organization that consists of representatives of the LGBT community working to build a stronger, safer, and more diverse city through civic, cultural, and educational events.


  • OUTwest Lubbock: OUTwest Lubbock is the virtual community center for the LGBTIQ community in the South Plains area.


  • PFLAG Lubbock:  Support, Education and Advocacy network for Parents, Families, Friends and Allies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons. PFLAG Lubbock is chapter of the national PFLAG organization. . Monthly meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month (September through November; January through May), 7:00 pm, at St. John’s United Methodist Church (1501 University Ave). They have a picnic in June and a social in December and do not generally meet in July or August.


  • South Plains College Gay/Straight Alliance: The South Plains College Gay-Straight Alliance exists to form a strong bond between the straight and LGBT communities at South Plains College.     


  • Project CHAMPS: A local organization that provides support services to individuals with HIV infections and their families. 806-771-0736



Local Places of Worship with LGBTQ+ Affirming Ministries:


  • Metropolitan Community Church of Lubbock: 4501 University Ave.


  • St. John’s United Methodist Church: 1501 University Ave.


  • First Unitarian Universalist Church: 2801 42nd St.


  • Second Baptist Church: 6109 Chicago Ave



  • United Congregational Church: 1701 East 10th St.



  • Congregation Shaareth Israel: 6928 83rd St.




Local LGBTQ+ Friendly Nightclubs:






National Organizations


  • Equality Texas

    •  Advocates and lobbies for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.  Their foundation also educates and engages the public about policies and their effect on Texans of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.   



  • Human Rights Campaign:

    • HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.



  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.



  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (National)

    • PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members that promotes the health and well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy.




  • Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere

    • COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s.


  • Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network

    • GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.



  • Straight Spouse Network

    • SSN is an international organization that provides personal, confidential support and information to heterosexual spouses/partners, current or former, of LGBT mates and mixed-orientation couples for constructively resolving coming-out problems.



  • Intersex Society of North America

    • The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.




  • The Gay Christian Network

    • GCN helps create safe spaces both online and offline for Christians of all sorts to make friends, ask questions, get support, and offer support to others.


    • They also hold an annual Gay Christian Network Conference:



  • The Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN)  AVEN hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.



  • It Gets Better Project

  • The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.





  • A Family and Friends Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridge the Divide between Gay and Straight. Bob Powers and Alan Ellis, Routlege, 1996.

  • A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith. Brian McClaren. HarperOne, 2010.

  • As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl. John Colapinto, HarperCollins, 2000.

  • Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians, Gay Men, and their Parents. Mary Borhek, Pilgrim Press, 1993.

  • Becoming Gay: The Journey to Self-Acceptance. Richard Isay, Vintage, 2009.

  • Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About their Experiences. Griffin, Carolyn Welch, and Marian J. and Arthur G. Wirth, St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out. Susan Kuklin, Candlewick Press, 2014.

  • Friends and Family: True Stories of Gay America's Straight Allies. Dan Woog, Alyson Publications, 1999.

  • Just a Mom. Betty DeGeneres, Alyson Publications, 2001.

  • Loving Someone Gay. Clark, Donald H. and Don Clark, Celestial Arts, 1997.

  • Navigating Differences: Friendships between Gay and Straight Men, Jammie Price, Haworth, 1999.

  • Out of the Closet – Into Our Hearts: Celebrating our Gay/Lesbian Family Members. Laura Siegel and Nancy, Leyland Publications, 2001.

  • Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together. Robert Bernstein, Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999.

  • Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. Justin Lee, Jericho Books, 2012.

  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. Laura Erickson-Schroth, Oxford University Press, 2014.

  • Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Nicholas Teich, Columbia University Press, 2012.

  • The Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out. Dew, Rob Forman, Fawcett Books, 1995.

  • The Beloved and ‘Bent’: Families Learning to Accept Lesbians and Gays. Allen-Thompson, Pam and Di Allen-Thompson, Diversity Press, 1996.

  • We Were Baptized Too. Alexander, Marilyn Bennett and Preston, James. Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

  • What if Someone I Know is Gay? Answers to Questions about Gay and Lesbian People. Eric Marcus and Jane O’ Connor, Price Stern Sloan Publishing, 2000.


 LGBTQ+ Friendly Doctors



 Ashley Stugeon, M.D                           Michelle Tarbox, M.D.

 TTUHSC                                              TTUHSC 

 (806) 743-1842                                    806-743-1000

                               Family Medicine:

Kelly Bennett                                     Roberta Beals, D.O                           

*Trans Medical specialty                       Grace Clinic 

Student Wellness, TTU

Fiona Prabhu                                     Jamie Haynes, M.D

*Trans Medical specialty                     TTUHSC


(Texas Tech Health

Science Center)


K. Jane Scott, D.O

Grace Medical Center

                            Ophthalmology: (Eyes)

Kelly Mitchell




Robert Gaines, M.D



Kerry Katz, M.D.                                   Jaou-Chen Huang, M.D.

TTUHSC                                                TTUHSC

                                                              *Fertility specialist, reproductive endocrinology 

Alita Loveless, M.D.


Lola Page, M.D.                                    Roger B Yandell, M.D.

Covenant                                                *surgical gynecology




Marcela Nur, M.D.                               Micheal Pankratz, M.D.

TTUHSC                                               TTUHSC  

*Adolescent medicine 



Sarah Wakefield M.D.                       Ann Allison Akin, M.Ed.                      Jessica Rae Brockman

TTUHSC                                             (806)787-6074                                        LCDC

Amanda Alexander, PhD                 Greg Carley, LCSW                               Jim Dembowski, PhD   

A-Game Psychological services                                                                        TTUHSC

                                                                                                                          *MTF, FTM voice therapy     

Robert Brown Fortney M.Ed.           Sheila Garos Ph.D.                              Nicole L Hernandez, MS,                                                                                                                              LMSW

Kathy L Irwin, LCSW                     Stephen Koutrelakos, MA  LPC        Rebecca Lucero, MS LMFTA


Karmen Adkins Neal                      Beverly S. Pair, PhD.                          Sara A. Smock Jordan PhD

LPC-S, LCDC, CDWF                      psychologist                                          LMFT


Sarah Stoune, MED: LPC              Marisha Tyler, MMFT, LMFT




 Patricia R. Arledge, M.D.                             Steve Brooks, M.D.

Arledge Aesthetics                                         TTUHSC

*Plastic Surgery, Top surgery

and body sculpting                      




  Weddings:  More info coming soon!!!!


Davids Bridal, Lubbock


*Employee handbook states company is welcoming of LGBTQ guests and employees

Sells Same sex gifts on website. 

Bliss Bridal: Lubbock


Make Up:

Torie BenShushan- LipSense




Jessica Alexander:

Dry Cleaning: 


 All Seasons Cleaners, 50th and Indiana

 We are ready to clean wedding dresses; suits; and anything else wedding related. We have same day service for most items--unfortunately most wedding dresses are not a part of that-- but if you drop off your clothing before 9am we promise to have it ready by 5pm the same day. Any time after 9am your clothes will be ready the following day by 5pm.

This page last updated on May 26, 2017

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