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What is Heterosexism?

Heterosexism is the system of prejudice against any non-heterosexual behaviors, identities, relationships, or communities. 

Local LGBTQ+ Community

As a Jefferson student, you can join The Crosswalk @ JCTC. You can contact Malesha Griffin for information on getting involved. The next meeting will be on October 10th in the HUB. 

ULtra Students can join in with the University of Louisville's LGTB groups or events including Pride Week, PINK!, Speak Out Panels and more. 

Louisville has PRIDE events hosted by Kentuckiana Pride Foundation and Louisville Pride Foundation

The Louisville Youth Group is the leading LGBTQIA+ nonprofit in Kentuckiana. They host events that are at no cost in a safe and welcoming environment. Louisville also has an LGBTQ advocacy organization called the Fairness Campaign

The Sweet Breeze Foundation is a local shelter for Louisville's LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. It is a place for shelter, hope, and healing. You can visit the Sweet Breeze Foundation website or Facebook page for more information. 

National Organizations, Scholarships, Blogs, and Podcasts

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Blogs and News: Podcasts: 
Everyday Feminism has a category of blogs for LGBTQIA+  Your Queer Story                
Matthew's Place is a collection of words for and by LGBTQ+ youth  Queer as Fact
Gallup articles relating to LGBT communities or individuals LGBT Stories

Crisis Help

The Trevor Project is available 24/7 for young LGBTQ people in crisis, or feeling suicidal, to reach trained specialists: 

  • Call the TrevorLifeline at 866-488-7386
  • TrevorChat is an online instant messaging through computers
  • Text 'START' to 678678

Trans individuals can find help through the Trans Life Hotline: 877-565-8860 from 10am - 4am EST