IMPROVING EAST TEXAS GAY LIFE, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING!

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We are committed to working with and assisting persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends, increasing their quality of life.
While there still may be a stigma associated with the disease, those who are affected say all that matters is what happens after they contract it.
East Texas Cares is committed to working with and assisting persons affected by or living with HIV/AIDS and their families by creating opportunities to improve and enhance their quality of life.

Resource Center is a trusted leader that empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy.


​The Vision of Resource Center is to be a nationally recognized leader whose services ensure physical, emotional, and social health, and equality, understanding, and acceptance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and HIV communities.

Gender Sex and Sexuality Alliance (GSSA) is a student-run organization at The University of Texas at Tyler that provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other and talk about issues related to gender identity or expression and sexual orientation.


​GSSA functions as a support group and provides safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with or questioning their identity in regards to their gender, sex or sexuality as well as those who are experiencing harassment at school, or in the community because of their actual or perceived orientations or expressions.



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Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. For East Texas PFLAG information click here or check our calendar.


East Texas PFLAG meets every second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tyler Chamber of Commerce Genecov Room.



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.

The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIARC) is to provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism. We recognize that this work requires a continued process of understanding and addressing all forms of oppression.  We are committed to this process both in our work and in the structure of the Center itself.  The LGBTQIA Resource Center Promotes education about all sexes, genders, and sexualities, as well as space for self-exploration of these identities.

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The East Texas Crisis Center is dedicated to providing safety, shelter, and education for victims of family violence, sexual assault, and other violent crime.  Commitment to restoring dignity and purpose in the lives of victims and promoting public compassion and awareness in order to reduce violence in our community.  


We encourage you to learn more about the services and programs offered by the Center. We have special events and other opportunities for you to support our mission.


Approximately 15,000 LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) youth live in North Texas, yet there are minimal resources available for meeting their unique needs. Youth First is one of the only LGBTQ-focused youth programs in North Texas that addresses the challenges these youth face with family members, peers and fellow students.

Serving middle and high school aged youth, 12-18, Youth First equips them with the skills they need to lead an open life. Family ties are strengthened, peer support networks are built and mental health is supported through activities that build confidence and address the specific issues that LGBTQ teens face during their critical, formative years.

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. It operates the nations only 24/7 crisis & suicide prevention helpline for GLBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline.  There is hope, there is help.  866-4-U-Trevor (866-488-7386)

We are a Transgender Support Group that meets twice monthly (1st Monday & 3rd Thursday). We welcome all transgender, nonbinary, non-conforming people as well as partners and allies.


We are a "safe space" for support and friendship as well as resources. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at: TylerTransgenderGroup@Gmail.com or our website:

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