Term LGBTQ2+ Support Groups
Code PN-8100.4500-400
Definition Mutual support groups whose members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit or as part of other communities such as those in the process of coming out or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Groups may also be structured for parents, children, heterosexual partners or other relatives or significant others. The groups provide an opportunity for members to share their issues and concerns with others in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
Created 7/26/18
Changed 7/6/21
Use References 2SLGBTQ+ Support Groups
Gender Identity Support Groups
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups
LGBTQ Support Groups
LGBT Support Groups
See Also References Gay Straight Alliances (PS-8200.2350)
Gender Identity Counseling (RP-1400.8000-260)
Gender Reassignment Surgery (LT-1985)
LGBTQ2+ Advocacy Groups (TD-1600.3100-400)
LGBTQ2+ Community Centers (TC-5500.4000)
LGBTQ2+ Helplines (RP-1500.1400-400)
LGBTQ2+ Social Clubs (PS-8000.4000)
LGBTQ2+ Studies (TR-8000.8000-400)
Sexual Orientation Counseling (RP-1400.8000-805)
Transgender Hormone Therapy (LT-8950)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW 7.1.01.01)
Counseling (NTE F60)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Mental Health (ACH L-01)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Comments Use target terms for support groups that focus on specific members of the GLBT community, e.g., gay men, lesbians, transgender individuals.
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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