Health & Wellness

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CDC Health Resources

The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.  The CDC has many resources supporting the LGBT community.

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The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity

Through health care services, education, training, research, and advocacy, the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity is working to end the health disparities that exist within LGBTQ communities and give patients worldwide—regardless of how they identify—the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.

Glen Burnie Location

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Center for Transgender Health

Embracing diversity and inclusion, the Center for Transgender Health provides affirming, objective, person-centered care. They improve health and enhance wellness; educate interdisciplinary health care professionals to provide culturally competent, evidence-based care; inform the public on transgender health issues; and advance medical knowledge by conducting biomedical research.

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HIV Testing

The CDC provides a comprehensive database of free testing centers near you. Knowledge is power. Know your status.

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LGBT National Online Peer-Support Chat

Utilizing a diverse group of LGBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the LGBT National Hotline, the LGBT National Youth Talkline, and the LGBT National Senior Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

Talk With a Peer

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Provider Directory

Find an LGBTQ friendly provider.

(This is not comprehensive , but it’s a start… We have found it more useful to do individual providers’ page and read up about them but that can be time-consuming)  Annapolis Pride will be developing a local provider directory over the next year as part of our community development program.

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National Center on LGBTQ Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults, their families and caregivers.

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Order a Free Safe Sex Kit

The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers to mail a free safe sex kit to county residents. You need only ask. They offer other various health service including STI testing, Sexual assault counseling, and more.

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Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Experts who listen. Doctors who care. Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

929 West Street Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401

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Trans Maryland

Trans Maryland is a multi-racial, multi-gender, trans-led community power building organization dedicated to Maryland’s trans community.

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Spiritual

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Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church

Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church is an open hearted, open minded, caring community where members and visitors can explore their spirituality, serve God and experience Christ’s love. Weekly services are 9:30am (traditional), and 11am (contemporary), Sunday school programs for youth are available during both services.

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Broadneck Baptist Church

Broadneck Baptist Church is a congregation that says, “Welcome to All”  and means it. They are a progressive Baptist church that has been worshiping and ministering on the Broadneck Peninsula for almost 37 years.

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Eastport United Methodist Church

If you are searching for a vibrant community of faith, in which you’ll grow in your love of God and neighbor, we hope you’ll join us as we worship together, work for justice, and use our gifts to serve God.

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Christ Lutheran of Millersville

We are a caring worship community for all. At Christ Lutheran Church we welcome every age and size, tone and culture, every orientation and gender identity, every socioeconomic station, relationship status, political belief, ability and challenge. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we gather, grow, and go!

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First Presbyterian Church Annapolis

We are called to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. We believe in RADICAL HOSPITALITY! A non-judgmental safe haven for those with doubts, questions, or lurking uncertainty.  Seeks healing and wholeness for all our neighbors. Welcomes full participation regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, income, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, or familial status.

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Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church

Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church has a mission to be the hands and heart of Jesus for each other, their community, and the world. Their vision is: We will…Welcome All.  Love and Support One Another.  Serve Those in Need. Grow in the Spirit.

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God’s Garage

God’s Garage is a youth group for young people 6th grade through 12th grade. They joyfully offer our hospitality and invite you to participate fully in the life of our youth community. You are welcome here.

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Joy Reigns Lutheran Church

At Joy Reigns Lutheran Church, we celebrate full participation in the life of the church by people of all genders, races, nationalities, sexual orientation, incomes, ages, and families. All of God’s people are invited to Love Joyfully, Connect Deeply, and Serve Generously with us. Services are Sundays at 9:30 in person and on YouTube.

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St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

St. Anne’s, is rooted in the liturgical tradition and practice of the ancient church, and progressive in how they see themselves as God’s sacred handiwork for justice and peace in this world. They vow to “seek and serve Christ in ALL persons” and “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” (Book of Common Prayer)

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Eastport

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Eastport is an inclusive community of faith. “We seek to embody the love of Jesus Christ by welcoming everyone unconditionally; caring for one another, our communities, and creation; praying, learning, and growing together; and working for justice in the church and in the world.” Their former Rector, Pastor Diana Carroll, is a founding Board Member of Annapolis Pride.

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St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

St. Margaret’s welcomes in love persons of every race, gender, culture, sexual orientation and gender identification. All people have a sacred worth and the fabric of St. Margaret’s grows stronger with each new thread. It wraps in comfort the shoulders of the defeated and the hurt and has been raised as a banner to celebrate God’s transforming wholeness in our midst.

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Temple Beth Shalom

Our Temple Beth Shalom community is a growing, vibrant Reform congregation that weaves warmth, creativity, and tradition into a friendly and meaningful Jewish environment. We have approximately 350 member households representing more than 1,065 individuals.  Our diverse membership includes families and singles of all ages living in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and neighboring areas.

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

The Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation. They affirm the wealth and dignity of all people. They host weekly Pflag meetings.

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United Church of Christ

United Church of Christ of Annapolis is an Open and Affirming congregation that is a voice for progressive Christianity in Annapolis.

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Unity By The Bay Annapolis

Unity by the Bay is a welcoming, loving spiritual community for all of God’s children.

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Support

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. As a public health organization, AFSP believes that it is our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people.

LGBTQ+ Resources

Gay and Sober

Gay and Sober’s mission is simple – to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community. Our primary purpose is to encourage unity and enhance one’s sobriety.

There are weekly meetings in : Annapolis, Columbia, Frederick, Rockville, and Silver Spring and daily meetings in Baltimore.

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Lifeline Chat

Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. All chat centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by CONTACT USA. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S.

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PFLAG: Annapolis/Anne Arundel County

PFLAG: is a non-profit organization providing support and resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community, their families, friends, and allies.

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SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders

SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ+ elders since 1978. They build welcoming communities and keep issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ+ people.

SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline:

1-877-360-LGBT (5428)

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SMYAL Advocates for LGBTQ Youth

SMYAL advocates for LGBTQ youth so they can seize each day and prepare for the future. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy.

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Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.

Hotline:

1-877-565-8860

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The Trevor Project

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

Need help? Available 24/7:

1-866-488-7386

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