On-Campus Resources

Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD)

Project B-GLAD is a means for providing information and raising awareness to build bridges between Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning students faculty and staff and non-LGBTIQ members of the UNCW community. This is done through semesterly training sessions, an identifiable group of allies, and continuing education among the network of those who have become allies.

Multicultural Center

The mission of the Multicultural Center is to promote the appreciation of the Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American cultures and the awareness of issues affecting Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer and Questioning students. The Multicultural Center provides programs and services that support the academic mission of the University by enhancing the educational, cultural, social and personal development of students within the target populations. 


Counseling Center

The overall goal of the Counseling Center is to assist students in maximizing their success at UNCW and in life. The center's staff provides confidential counseling services to help students build a more satisfying and successful college experience.  Services include individual and group counseling for personal, relationship, or substance abuse concerns. In addition, staff members provide outreach and consultation services on a broad range of topics for students, faculty, staff and the university community.

Local Resources


PFLAG Wilmington/Cape Fear Chapter
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of Gay, Lesbian, 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.

Wilmington TG Group
The Wilmington Transgender Group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6pm in a safe and private location facilitated by allied psychologist, Nova Swanstrom, here in Wilmington. For more information contact Nova: (910) 343-6890.

Coastal Carolina HIV Care Consortium (CCHCC) 
805-F N. 4th Street
The Consortium is a non-profit group that helps people living with HIV and AIDS pay for certain medical bills, and some non-medical needs such as rent, utilities, transportation to doctors, groceries, etc. HIV case managers can access these funds from the Consortium to help with the needs mentioned above. HELP IS AVAILABLE! If you have HIV or AIDS and live in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Onslow, Duplin and/or Columbus counties, you may be eligible for financial assistance from Coastal Carolina HIV Care Consortium.

Local Religious Resources
More churches & information

St. Jude's Metropolitan Community Church
19 N 26th Street
This leader in the LGBT community has established itself as one of the more active churches in greater Wilmington. With traditional Christian worship services on Sundays at 9:30am and 11:00am, and a rousing gospel service at 7:00pm, this church has a great deal to offer. From their website: "Our Mission is to be God's hands extended! We truly and honestly welcome and affirm you with open hearts and open arms. We believe everyone is a miracle of God and we are excited to include you."

Unitarian Universalists of Wilmington
4313 Lake Ave
The Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

State & National Resources

Equality North Carolina (ENC)

Equality NC is a statewide group dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. They work toward that goal by effectively lobbying the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnership, HIV/AIDS, and more. They also work to engage North Carolinians with educational programming and outreach efforts.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide ó all committed to making HRCís vision a reality. Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a non-profit social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTIQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline. There is hope, there is help.

Online Resources

BlackStripe - - News, information, and culture for LGBTIQ people of African descent.

TransProud - - Resources for Transgender students & youth.

OutProud - - Resources for LGBTIQ students & youth.

Family Acceptance - - The story of one family's journey coming to terms with their son's sexuality.


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