Local Resources


LSU LGBTQ Project and Safe Space Campaign

The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ LGBTQ Project actively works to make LSU a safer space for all students regardless of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression. The Project emphasizes providing educational opportunities, ongoing professional development, and programming for students, staff, faculty and administration about the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and their allies often encounter. 


First Contact

First Contact is designed for students who are in need of guidance and support as they begin to encounter the LGBTQ community. First Contact is an opportunity for interested students to be paired up with a trained peer contact. Students that are either out, in the closet, or simply questioning benefit from having one on one guidance from a peer that has experience with coming out and the LGBTQ community at LSU.


Qroma @ LSU

Qroma is an organization which seeks to support the campus' lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students of color through service, programming, and social outreach. This student organization hopes to address the struggles that are paired with being queer students of color on LSU's campus. In having representation and a presence on campus our goal is to tackle ongoing issues, create a safe environment, spark conversations, provide social outlets, STD/HIV-AIDS testing, and suicide and drug prevention.


Spectrum @ LSU

Spectrum empowers and supports LSU lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities as well as their allies, by providing social support, education, programming, and opportunities to participate in campus and community activism.


The Student Equality Project

The Student Equality Project works to educate the LSU community about issues related to people of gender and sexual diversities, their allies, and other marginalized communities; to advocate for equal rights and recognition through social and political reform; and to build collaborative relationships with other student and community organizations to work towards a better, more unified society.


OUTLaw @ LSU Law School

The mission of OUTlaw is to create a climate  at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in which it is safe and comfortable to be openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or an ally (“LGBT”). OUTlaw members aim to promote education, awareness, and advocacy of LGBT issues to LSU Law students, faculty, and staff and seek to create an atmosphere of acceptance and comfort, instill justice, and combat discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.


LSU Sexual Assault Support and Services

Louisiana State University is committed to providing confidential, nonjudgmental and appropriate support services for all sexual assault survivors, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or whether or not they report the crime.


LSU Olinde Career Center

The mission of the LSU Olinde Career Center is to assist students and alumni in choosing careers, obtaining career-related work experiences while in school, developing job search skills, and securing employment or admission to graduate or professional school.

The LSU Olinde Career Center has been honored by Out for Work for providing superior workplace and career readiness resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer university students.


In the Community


Capital City Alliance

CCA's mission is to improve the quality of life for LGBT people and their allies in Greater Baton Rouge through education, communication, advocacy and community building.


Louisiana Trans Advocates

Louisiana Trans Advocates strengthens and supports transgender and allied communities across the state through social support, education, empowerment, and advocacy in order to promote self-determination of gender identity and gender expression for everyone.


Equality Louisiana

Equality Louisiana works to achieve full equality for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in Louisiana by supporting the development and on-going success of strong LGBT college, local, regional, statewide, and allied organizations while also providing a collective voice for the expansion of civil rights through policy and legislative advocacy.


Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center

The mission of BRCIC is to offer prevention, intervention and postvention services that provide support in times of crisis and reduce the impact of suicide in the community.


Youth Oasis

Youth Oasis provides necessary support services to runaway, abandoned and homeless youth within the Greater Baton Rouge Area including a Transitional Living Program for youth ages 16-21 and an emergency shelter for youth ages 10-17.


HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART)

Given the widespread nature of HIV/AIDS throughout Louisiana, with emphasis in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area, we dedicate ourselves to ensuring delivery and equitable direct services, reducing incidence, serving as an advocate for those affected by HIV, and providing accountability to the larger community.


Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge

Grounded in love and respect for nature and humanity and dedicated to the individual's search for truth, we provide a home where we can celebrate spiritual diversity and commit ourselves to serving the human community.


Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge

MCC Baton Rouge is a Christian Church with a primary outreach to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Affirming community.

The Phone

If you need immediate support or assistance, please call The Phone, a 24-hour crisis counseling service.