Web Resources

Health Services

 

URL: http://www.asaustin.org

AIDS Services of Austin responds to the HIV needs of the Austin area by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community in the face of an evolving epidemic. Services include testing, prevention services, case management, access to emergency funds, legal assistance, dental clinic, food bank, and services especially for women living with HIV disease.

 

URL: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/health

We provide Public Health, Social, and Environmental Health services for Austin and Travis County, and serve a population of nearly one million. The role of public health is to promote community-wide wellness; prevent disease; and to protect the community from infectious diseases, environmental hazards, and epidemics.

 

URL: http://www.thecarecommunities.org/

Care Communities provides practical and compassionate support, through their care team volunteers, for people with serious illness. Volunteers go in to the home and can help with buying groceries, picking up prescriptions or just visiting with the client.

 

URL: http://www.canville.net/malone/controlanger.html

Independent social worker Bill Malone, MSW, LISW, in West Chester, Ohio has a web site that offers recommendations and tips on anger management.

 

URL: http://www.deafqueer.org

The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community").

 

URL: http://www.gayhealthblog.com

Provides daily doses of the most essential health and wellness information for the GLBT community.

 

URL: http://www.glma.org

GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers. The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights with the mission of ensuring equality in health care for LGBT individuals and health care professionals. Today, there is still considerable ignorance about LGBT health issues, with many assuming that LGBT health involves only HIV/AIDS. In fact, the full scope of the LGBT health agenda includes breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons, and other concerns.

 

URL: http://helping.apa.org

American Psychological Association web site with valuable information about a number of topics having to do with mental health.

 

URL: http://www.hospiceaustin.org

At Hospice Austin the emphasis s on living each day to the fullest, in a comfortable place, free of pain and in the company of loved ones.  Hospice Austin has provided compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their loved ones for 30 years.

As Austin's only community-based non-profit hospice, all our resources go back into caring for our patients and their families.

 

URL: http://www.healthcommunities.com

Physician developed website including video related to many mental health topics.

 

URL: http://www.nmha.org

Mental Health America is the nation’s largest and oldest community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 300 affiliates across the country, we touch the lives of millions—Advocating for changes in policy; Educating the public & providing critical information; & delivering urgently needed Programs and Services.

 

URL: http://www.thewrighthouse.org

The Wright House Wellness Center was founded in 1988 by PLWAs (Persons Living with AIDS) and several holistic/complementary health therapy practitioners who believed that many of the symptoms of chronic illnesses could be effectively treated with holistic/complementary health therapies. Services include outreach, advocacy, case management, food pantry, nutrition, mental health services, message therapy, and yoga.

 

Communities of Worship/Spirituality

 

URL: http://www.austin.shambhala.org

Our local center, centrally located just south of downtown Austin, offers free meditation instruction, public meditation hours, and a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as training in contemplative arts. We invite you to explore our diverse programs, designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

 

URL: http://www.aaimaustin.org

AAIM envisions a respectful, caring and inclusive community where people of diverse cultures and religions are actively involved in enhancing the quality of life in the Austin area.

 

URL: http://www.austinzencenter.org

The Austin Zen Center community offers a haven of peace and harmony in which to engage in the arduous task of self-discovery through Zen practice. Welcoming diversity, the practice of zazen is available to people of every race, religion, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.

 

URL: http://www.centralpresbyterian.org

Deliberately diverse and fully inclusive, Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin is a community of Christian faith where each person is welcomed as a unique child of God. Ministering to the needs of God's people is at the heart of this congregation; Individually and together, we respond to God's love, grace and justice in Jesus Christ; Guided by scripture and our reformed tradition, we actively work toward peace, justice and spiritual growth; Through worship, music, fellowship, Christian education, and service to others, we continue to glorify God and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

 

URL: http://congregational.faithweb.com

The Congregational Church of Austin, UCC is a small, inclusive, welcoming, progressive church located in the heart of Austin near the University of Texas. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a Christian denomination that promotes spirituality, peace, justice, education and freedom throughout the world.

Austin Congregational Church is a faith community where members accept and encourage spiritual seeking and diversity. Recognizing that God's truth is greater than any of us can perceive, we make room for all who seek God. We provide a place for members and friends to gather not only for worship and study, but for fellowship, outreach and fun. We open our building for community services and for the study, worship and meditation needs of other religious groups.

 

URL: http://www.austinuu.org

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.

 

URL: http://www.liveoakuu.org

This church is located in Cedar Park. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.

 

URL: http://www.mccaustin.com

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks is a special place in a special community. Here, everyone can feel the presence of God's acceptance, compassion and unconditional love. Founded over 30 years ago, MCC Austin has grown into one of the most vibrant and exciting congregations of the international Metropolitan Community Churches. We are proud to serve the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered) community of Austin and the surrounding area ... providing one of the most unique, exciting and meaningful worship experiences in all of Austin. If you're seeking a safe spiritual home, give us a try.

At MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks all are welcome, celebrated, respected and loved. Here, lives are transformed, friendships are born and sustained, and people just like you can experience the amazing grace of God's unconditional love. MCC Austion at Freedom Oaks is committed to being a church without walls ... open to all who are seeking a place where you can be yourself and grow both spiritually and emotionally.

 

URL: http://www.staopen.com

  • We are Presbyterian, yet our first allegiance is to Christ’s gospel of universal love.
  • We are Christ centered, yet we respect and learn from all religions of love.
  • We affirm the ancient symbols of our faith, yet we strive to speak a new language that includes all people and affirms the scientific discoveries of our day.
  • We hope to teach children the stories of the Bible without sectarian dogma.
  • We strive to be a close, nurturing community, yet we welcome all people into our midst.
  • We wish to live in inner peace, yet hear God’s call to work for peace and for universal human rights.
  • We take faith seriously, yet believe the journey should be fun. We celebrate life in many artistic forms
 

URL: http://www.spiritualprideproject.org/

SPP is an interfaith and ecumenical community that serves as a resource, discussion forum, and sounding board where sexuality, gender identity, and spirituality are held as equally valuable gifts and equally valid identities. Spiritual Pride Project currently meets in the form of an annual weekend camping retreat.

 

URL: http://www.towardtheone.com/soa.htm

Our goal is personal transformation: we seek a balanced, harmonious and creative life free from the illusion of separation from the One. We look for new ways to apply the spiritual ideals of love, harmony and beauty to the challenges and opportunities of everyday life. At the same time we continue an age-old mystical tradition. We seek to serve God and humanity by helping to relieve suffering, promoting understanding and acceptance among followers of different faiths, and encouraging the unfoldment of universal loving kindness.

 

URL: http://www.tumc.org

Trinity United Methodist Church is not a church that has all the answers, but we do know the source of our hope, healing, and love. Your continued participation is welcome as we seek to serve God through each other, our community, and our world. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to talk.

Trinity United Methodist Church is a dynamic community of people, who through their trust in God’s faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. In this community, people can find spiritual nurture and growth, mutual support of individual needs, and a sense of family. Reaching out through vital and creative worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities.

 

URL: http://www.unitychurchofaustin.org

Unity is positive, practical Christianity. We teach the effective daily application of the principles of Truth taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ. We promote a way of life that leads to health, prosperity, happiness, and peace of mind. Unity has established centers of study and worship throughout the world where people discover and practice the Unity way of life. We address physical, mental, and emotional needs through affirmative prayer and spiritual education. We serve those who seek inspiration and prayer support as well as those who use Unity teachings as their primary path of spiritual growth. We believe that all people are created with sacred worth, and we strive to reach out to all who seek support and spiritual growth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. Our ministries and outreaches are free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, and sexual orientation. Our sincere desire is to create spiritually aware organizations that are nondiscriminatory and support diversity.

 

URL: http://www.ubcaustin.org

University Baptist Church recognizes each person's right to think freely, providing an open environment for intellectual as well as spiritual fulfillment. It strongly proclaims faith in God through Jesus Christ and affirms that all people are embraced by God's grace and love. Members of the congregation are diverse in their religious roots--mainly Baptist, but also Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic--and in their social, political and ethnic backgrounds. The church welcomes all persons of any age, race, gender, education, marital or family status. In UBC's inclusive atmosphere, individuals can find family, families can find community, the injured can find healing, and all can seek truth and peace in a setting of spiritual unity and trust.

 

URL: http://www.wildflowerchurch.org

Wildflower Church is a deliberately inclusive, open-minded religious community in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. We joyfully nurture one another in our lifelong spiritual journeys, and we commit to transforming ourselves and the world around us through acts of compassion, love and social justice.

Community Resources

 

URL: http://www.austinlrs.com

The Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, Inc. is a non-profit public service assisting those who need referrals in Travis, Hays, Bastrop, and Williamson counties. Lawyer Referral refers about 12,000 callers to the Central Texas attorneys each year. The program was designed to assist persons who are able to pay normal attorney fees but whose ability to locate legal representation is frustrated by a lack of experience with the legal system, a lack of information about the type of services needed, or a fear of the potential costs of seeing a lawyer.

 

URL: http://www.aglcc.org

AGLCC is a not-for-profit business organization promoting networking, education, and support for gay and gay-friendly businesses and professionals, thereby contributing to the advocacy of the gay community. Supporting these businesses in turn support our community.

 

URL: http://www.allgo.org

Allgo envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.

 

URL: http://www.integralcare.org/?nd=bh_care

C.A.R.E. offers case management, mental health counseling, substance use counseling, and psychiatric services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. In addition, C.A.R.E. provides community outreach, education and testing for individuals most at-risk for contracting HIV and other communicable diseases.

C.A.R.E. offers HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis testing at no cost to the consumer and testing is provided in the community, as well as at C.A.R.E.’s office location during both appointment and walk-in testing times. Harm reduction materials (condoms, needle and pipe cleaning kits, brochures, etc.) are also available at no cost to the public.

 

URL: http://www.gayaustin.net/directory.htm

Website provides links to resources across the US.  There are also links to Austin organizations, services, and entertainment opportunities.

 

URL: http://www.outyouth.org

Out Youth is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and provide services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 12 to 19 in Austin and Central Texas. We offer peer support groups, counseling, educational programs, social activities and community outreach.

 

URL: http://www.pflag-austin.org

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

URL: http://www.projecttransitions.org

Project Transitions is dedicated to serving people with HIV and AIDS by providing hospice, housing, and support in a compassionate and caring environment. We have been serving Central Texas since 1988.
No one is denied admission to any of our programs because of inability to pay. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish, all with the full support and effort of a caring community.

 

URL: http://www.soberaustin.com

Addiction and Recovery community resource

 

Social and Political Organizations

 

URL: http://allgo.org/allgo/

Allgo envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures. In addition to continuing their Wellness Program (Health Education and Advocacy) our Cultural Arts Program, and our Multi-Issue Action Teams, allgo now works with a network of LGBT activists of color across Texas. The network seeks to identify LGBT people of color priorities and strategies as they relate to Reproductive Justice, Sexual Freedom, Anti-Violence and Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Once a year allgo brings these activists together for an annual summit to design strategies for the coming year and celebrate our accomplishments.

 

URL: http://www.agliff.org

The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival cultivates the Central Texas lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) film and arts community by enlightening, educating, and entertaining our community through the exhibition and support of the best in recent LGBTQI international, national, and regional films and art.

 

URL: http://www.ngltf.org

The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.

 

URL: http://www.outinaustin.com

Social networking for GLBT in Austin as well as connections to GLBT friendly resource.

 

URL: http://www.cttgs.org

The Central Texas Transgender Society is an informal association of individuals and groups in the central Texas area, formed primarily to develop and maintain this Web Site. The site is provided as a resource to the transgender community in the Central Texas area, serving (but not necessarily limited to) transexuals, cross-dressers, and genderqueer folks.

 

URL: http://www.lstylegstyle.com

L Style G Style is the authoritative lifestyle magazine for social and cultural influencers in the gay/lesbian community. It offers an unprecedented forum for reaching highly discerning and affluent consumers who set the tastes and trends for our society as a whole.

 

Other Resources

 

URL: http://www.hillcountryride.org/site/PageServer

The Hill Country Ride for AIDS is an annual cycling event that rolls through beautiful central Texas this April 24, 2010. Riders and volunteers raise money for life saving support for thousands of Central Texans living with HIV/AIDS. It's a Ride, not a race, all levels are welcomed and celebrated. You choose the distance that best suites you: 10, 45, 65, 100 miles or our scenic mountain bike trail, and all routes are fully supported with helpful volunteers. It benefits AIDS Services of Austin, Out Youth, Waterloo Counseling Center, Wright House Wellness Center, CARE Communities, Allgo, C.A.R.E. Program, Community Action, Friends of David Powell Clinic, Pediatric AIDS League, and Project Transitions

 

URL: http://www.jobstresshelp.com

Website offering links to numerous articles focused on relieving job stress.

 

URL: http://www.planetout.com

Entertainment website with information aimed at the GLBT community.
We're still the destination for all things gay, but now, we're better.  At the new PlanetOut.com, we're expanding the dialogue to better reflect our community, and we're doing it in real time.  The newly designed and completely rebuilt PlanetOut.com features the most up-to-date information in Entertainment, Travel, Lifestyle and Hot Topics. Our content is written by experts, consumers, insiders and enthusiasts, and our readers can comment, participate and – most importantly – become the story.

 

URL: http://www.transtexas.org

The Transgender Education Network of Texas is an organization dedicated to furthering the education of gender diversity in the State of Texas.