Sexual Identity and Gender

Resources exploring all areas of sexual and gender diversity.

External LGBTQIA+ Organizations


GLSEN is a national non-profit LGBTQ+ advocacy group specializing in k-12 education and youth empowerment. This page provides various resources for educators looking to improve climates for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.


GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Lambda Legal

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

FreeState Justice

FreeState Justice is the only statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization in the country that combines direct legal services and policy advocacy to serve the needs of LGBTQ communities. We unite a long history of policy advocacy with our deep expertise in legal services to ensure that policy and practice align regarding equal access to rights and benefits for LGBTQ people in Maryland.

Glossary of LGBTQ+ Terms by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is committed to ensure that all LGBTQ people, including transgender and people of color, are treated as full and equal citizens. This extensive glossary provides terms and definitions related to the LGBTQ+ and Queer community.

UMB In-House Resources


Provided by UMB’s Intercultural Center, this easy-to-follow guide provides information related to gender-diverse and gender-neutral pronouns.

UMB's Gender Inclusive and All Gender Bathrooms

This map provides information related to UMB’s All-Gender and Gender-Neutral bathrooms.

UMB Safe Space Program

Housed in UMB’s Intercultural Center, the UMB Safe Space program is committed to providing training for the UMB community in areas of LGBTQ+ allyship, inclusion, and best practices.