LGBTQ+ Pride colors with with Sign that reads LGBTQ+ PRIDE

Resources for teaching STEM students

What is it?

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated annually in June. This month is to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. These riots were dedicated to fighting for basic rights that the LGBT community have been consistently refused by society. This event was the tipping point for the LGBT community and is now celebrated all month long through parades, parties, workshops and so much more!

LGBT STEM Role Models:

500 Queer Scientists


LGBTQ in STEM: What it’s like to be out

LGBTQ in STEM: Advice from LGBTQ Scientists


LGBTQ Leaders in STEM Panel


LGBTQ+ STEM Podcast which features LGBT scientists, their work, and life stories.

Best of the WWEST: Inspiring Women with Real Stories


Herman, J. (2009). Transgender explained for those who are not. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Drummond, M.C. (2009). Transitions: A guide to transitioning for transsexuals and their families.

American College of Physicians. (2008). Fenway guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health. H.J. Makadon, K.H. Mayer, J. Potter, H. Goldhammer (Eds.). US: Versa Press.

Keen, L. (2007). Out law: What LGBT youth should know about their legal rights. M. Bronski (Ed.) Boston, MA: Beacon.


What’s it like to be Queer in STEM?

Shattering the Glass Closet

Closeted Discoverers: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scientists

Why is Science so Straight?

Proud to be Different in STEM

Scientific American: LGBT Articles

The Ultimate Guide to LGBT Dating Safety

LGBTQ College Culture Guide

Gay Yellow Pages

Transgender in Tech


Scholarships for Transgender College Students

Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Search

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

Gamma Mu Foundation

League Foundation

Out for Education

Collin Higgins Foundation

Stonewall Community Foundation

Live Out Loud

LGBT STEM Organizations

Pride in STEM


National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

Out in STEM

LGBTQ STEM in the Media

Gay Scientists!

LGBT + Physics

Committee for Sexual-Orientation & Gender Minorities in Astronomy (SGMA)

Queer Engineers!

Western Washington University Related:

LGBTQ Western Resource Page

Queer and Trans People of Color

T.A.G. Team for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students

Western Aces and Aros

Western Gaymers

WWU QueerCon

Queer Resource Center

Health Services:

Planned Parenthood LGBT Services

Jim Collins Foundation (for help funding gender-confirming surgeries)

Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic

Neighbor Care Health Youth Clinic (Seattle)

Public Health Teen Clinics (King County)

Q Card Project (a communication tool designed to empower LGBT youth to become actively engaged in their health)

Gay City Wellness Center (Seattle)

Addiction Resource: 9 Best LGBT-Friendly Drug Rehab Centers in the U.S.

QTBIPOC Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Support

Drug Helpline: LGBT Addiction Guide

Alcohol Addiction and the LGBTQ Community

Local Gay Therapists

Local Organizations & Groups:

Whatcom PFLAG

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (includes support groups, safe housing, education and more)

Sean Humphrey House

Skagit PFLAG

Evergreen Empire: NW Washington’s All-Volunteer 501 c3 Drag Organization

Skagit Queer

Queer & Forever Here Bellingham

Better Late Than Never Whatcom (For LGBT community members who have/or are coming out later in life)

Washington Organizations:

Entre Hermanos, Latinx HIV Education & Services

Ingersoll Gender Center

The Northwest Network

Pride Foundation

Trikone NW (By and for South Asians living in the Pacific Northwest)

Gay City (Seattle LGBT Center)


Rainbow Center (Tacoma LGBT Center)

GLOBE (Snohomish County)

National LGBT Organizations:

Bisexual Resource Center


Community United Against Violence

Youth Services:

Northwest Youth Services

Whatcom Queer Youth Project

Gender Diversity, Education and Support Services (Family & Education)

Lambert House (Seattle LGBT Center)

Camp Ten Trees (Seattle)

Oasis Youth Center (Tacoma)

Pizza Klatch (Olympia LGBT Youth Center)


American Civil Liberties Union

Lavender Rights Project (Washington Black Trans Task Force)

Trans Youth Handbook (explains what rights you have in different states)

Lambda Legal

The LGBT Bar

UCLA Williams Institute

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Transgender Law Center

LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Guide

Arts & Culture:

Voices Rising (Seattle)

Diverse Harmony (Seattle choir group)


First Christian Church, Bellingham, WA


Gender Justice League’s Safe House Program

Suicide Intervention & Prevention:

Teen Link

Trevor Project

Crisis Connections

Trans Lifeline

Substance Abuse and Suicide: How Drugs Cause Suicide Risks

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: -988