LGBT Support Services from CSE


The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) offers free, confidential, short-term Support Services to LGBT people in the South who have experienced harassment, discrimination or violence. Support services are provided by CSE staff and our volunteer Support Team, which includes lawyers, clergy and counselors.

To access services or ask questions, please contact us. We will be in touch within 48 hours of your initial contact.
P: 828.242.1559

Services include:

  • An initial conversation to listen to your story and identify resources that may help.
  • Short-term emotional and spiritual support provided by volunteer counselors and chaplains.
  • Referrals for longer-term services and support in accessing them.

Reporting options: If you experience or learn about an act of violence, discrimination or harassment that is motivated by homophobia, you can choose to report it confidentially here. We can also help you understand your options with reporting incidents to law enforcement.

Support and Online Hotlines:

GLBT National Help Center Hotline

  • Phone: 1-888-843-4564
  • Website:
  • Hours: 4 PM – 12 AM, EST

GLBT National Youth Talkline

  • Phone: 1-800-246-7743
  • Website:
  • Hours: 4 PM – 12 AM, EST

Trevor Project (crisis line for LGBT youth)

Crisis Text Line

General Resources:

You can search the GLBT Near Me website’s national database by zip code for a list of supportive services and faith communities in your area.

Report violence, discrimination, and harassment against LGBTQ people

LGBT Crowdmap

Trans in the South Resource Guide

In the pages of this edition of Trans in the South you’ll find lists of trans-friendly service providers – from doctors to attorneys to counselors – across the South as well as resources to assist with funding medical transition.

You can download a PDF of Trans in the South: A Guide to Resources by clicking here.

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