LGBTQ+ Resources

Posted on June 14, 2021

by Riese Bornell

As someone in the LGBTQ+ community, I know how important it is to have support readily available to you when you’re in need. This community faces a lot of unique challenges in day-to-day life. The following is a list of LGBTQ+ organizations ranging from here in  Northwest Indiana to across the United States. They offer a variety of help for many different situations from health care to support groups. 


Northwest Indiana:

PLAG Michigan City 
Organization for LGBTQ+ people and allies
1200 Spring Street, Michigan City, IN 46360 
Phone: (219) 561-0948 Email:

The LGBTQ Center
Social/support groups and plans community events
251 East Sample Street, Suite 10
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: (574) 234-1411 Email: 

LGBTQ Northwest Indiana
Support groups, workshops, special topics and an online resource directory
10769 Broadway Avenue, Suite 136 
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: (219)895-6688 Email:



LGBT National Hotline
A safe space for all ages that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns
Phone: 888-843-4564
Monday through Friday from 3pm to 8pm CT

The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24
Phone: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Transgender Health Care
Information on healthcare rights and discrimination 

American Civil Liberties Union 
Legal help for the LGBTQ+ community
Other help can be found at


Riese Bornell

Riese Bornell

Riese is a Public Services Librarian. Her undergraduate degree from Indiana University South Bend is in Vocal Performance, and she loves all kinds of music from Alternative music to Showtunes. (Just not Country. Please, no Country). You can almost always find her watching anime or horror movies, reading, or talking about some kind of history topic. She is a proud cat and plant parent. If you want to use ‘they’ to refer to Riese, that’s cool too. They’ll respond to both.
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