Resources for 2SLGBTQ+ People after Ongoing Attacks

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the 2SLGBTQ+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, plus) community was violently attacked at Club Q in Colorado Springs. The tragic shooting, which claimed five lives and injured many more, is a flashpoint in a year that has seen escalating threats against 2SLGBTQ+ performers, educators, and healthcare providers, as well as a record-breaking year for legislation targeting transgender youth.

Project Rainbow's 2022 Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony in Salt Lake City displayed 323 names of trans people whose lives were taken too soon. Now a few more names will be added as the victims' identities from this tragic shooting become public.

2SLGBTQ+ people and our allies must not be intimidated into silence or made to fear for our lives just because of who we are. Although we are no strangers to heartache and grief, we will take time and space to mourn this tremendous loss in our community and heal together. And, as always, we will continue to live our lives, honor our loved ones, and celebrate the lives of those who came before us. 2SLGBTQ+ people deserve to live free from violence regardless of who we are or whom we love.

Knowing that mass tragedies affect each of us differently, Nick Arteaga, the ACLU of Utah's Trans Rights Organizer, compiled the following list of resources people can turn to for help. 

To the beautiful and amazing members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community: you matter, we see you, we support you, and you are loved.

Resources for 2SLGBTQ+ People

LGBT National Help Center

Free and confidential peer support and local resources. 

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LGBT National Hotline

General Hotline

Call the Hotline

Online Peer-Support Chat

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LGBT Youth Talkline

(for callers up to age 25) 
Call Youth Talkline

LGBT Senior Hotline

(for callers ages 50 and above) 
Call the Senior Hotline

University Of Utah – Crisis Intervention & Hospital Diversion

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute has teamed up with Salt Lake County and OptumHealth SLCo to provide free crisis response and hospital diversion programs that aim to keep all our family members, friends, and neighbors safe. The community crisis service programs are designed to provide community members with a full range of options to help solve the crisis in the best setting possible. 

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Services are available 24/7 statewide. 
Call Crisis Line 


This line is for Salt Lake County residents who are not in crisis but seeking: support, engagement, or encouragement.

7 Days a Week, 8 am–11 pm
Call Warmline

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)

Call trained professionals who will meet you where you are, provide resources, and follow up to ensure you’re getting the help you need – FOR FREE

Call 988 and ask for a MCOT team.

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline

English and Spanish, plus translation in 180 other languages

Connecting older LGBT people to friendly responders who are certified in crisis response and are ready to listen. 

877-360-LGBT (5428)
Call Here

Visit Online

Veterans Crisis Line

Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends.

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.  
Click to Call

Send a message to 838255. 

Online Chat Option
Chat Online Here

Support for deaf and hard of hearing
Phone: 1-800-799-4889
Click to Call

Trans Lifeline 

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. 

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They’re available 8 am - 2 am MST. Volunteers may be available during off hours. 

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SafeUT Smartphone App

The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. Licensed clinicians in their 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats and calls by providing: 

  • supportive or crisis counseling, 
  • suicide prevention, and 
  • referral services. 

They can help anyone with emotional crises, bullying, relationship problems, mental health, or suicide-related issues.

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833-372-3388 or (833-3SAFEUT)
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Talk and text options are available through the app. 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. 

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24/7 Lifeline
Click To Call

Confidential texting with a Trevor counselor 24/7. 
Text START to 678678.

Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor 24/7.  
Click to Instant Chat

An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends. 
Visit TrevorSpace

Trevor Support Center
Where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more. 
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National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call 9-8-8
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Options for deaf and hard of hearing.
Click to Call

View Their Resources

Prevención Del Suicidio En Español


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741-741
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