LGBT Health

Florida Tech Health Center Support and Resources for LGBT+ Students, Staff and Faculty

 

The Health Center at Florida Tech treats all students with dignity and respect while providing competent and responsive care. We work toward creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for all to eliminate health disparities. We can provide education, information, support, and advocacy services for our campus community of LGBT+ students, staff and faculty. The Health Center is just one part of the support services at Florida Tech whose aim is to promote a strong community that is inclusive, respectful, and values the diverse perspectives of all groups. The Health Center offers services for sexual health needs including pelvic exams, pap smears, STD counseling, screening and treatment. For more information, see our STD Screening page.

Florida Tech offers mental health counseling for registered students at the student counseling center. The center can help students learn how to work through life’s challenges, heal emotional pain, and develop the necessary skills to lead healthy and balanced lives. This is accomplished in a supportive environment in which students can talk openly with a professional who is objective, neutral, and non-judgmental. For more information about the student counseling center, please call (321) 674-8050 or visit the center’s website at:CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services Center)

  Transgender Rights

We are committed to promote equality and respect for all people regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, political beliefs or disability. We strive to promote emotional wellness in a safe, friendly environment for all.

Looking for a Unisex Restroom?

Please check out the attached list of all the unisex public restrooms available at Florida Tech!

Local Support Groups

See the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website for events or weekly support group sessions

Florida Tech's own Student Group is Spectrum, and can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/FloridaTechSpectrum/

"A student organization that provides a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer students and their straight allies.Our goal here is to open our doors to any member of the community who wants to be apart of our family. Through weekly meetings, we come up with different events that we plan and then execute."

 


PFLAG

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is the United States' largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer.

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. See their website at:https://www.facebook.com/pflagmelbournespacecoast/about/?ref=page_internal

PFLAG Meeting

Every 4th Monday at 6:30 pm

Riviera United Church of Christ at 451 Riviera Dr in Palm Bay

 

LGBT Coffee Socials

Cocoa Village - Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30PM at Ossorio

316 Brevard Ave, Cocoa

Downtown Melbourne - Thursdays from 7-9 pm

The Sun Shoppe, 540 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne

 

Rainbow Youth

Every Thursday at 7 pm

The Sun Shoppe at 540 E New Haven Ave, Downtown Melbourne

Transgender Network

Every 2nd Thursday at 5:30 pm

Cocoa Library, 308 Forrest Ave, Cocoa

Every 4th Wednesday at 7 pm

The Sun Shoppe at 540 E New Haven Ave, Downtown Melbourne 

LifeRing Secular Recovery

Tuesdays at 7:30PM at Friendship Fellowship at Pineda

3115 Friendship Pl, Rockledge

HIV+ Support Group

Every Thursday at Project Response

321-724-1177

LGBT-Friendly Alcoholics Anonymous

Cocoa Beach – Sandpiper Group, 2 N. Brevard Ave (Bailiwick Mall)

7:30 PM Sundays.

Melbourne – Melbourne LGBT Group, 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd. (Unity Church). 6:30 PM Wednesdays

Merritt Island - New Hope Group

1135 N. Courtney Pkwy, 8PM Thursdays

Two Spirit Health Services, Orlando, Florida

Providing mental health, primary care and hormone therapy:

 

Two Spirit Health Services, Inc., in Orlando, Florida, is a non-profit, 501c3 corporation providing mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, primary care, transgender health, and related services to individuals in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community who live in and around the Central Florida area. They provide these services with a diverse staff in a culturally competent setting which promotes optimum health and wellness. 

Two Spirit Health Services provides specialized medical care for transgender persons, featuring hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for MTF, FTM, and gender-queer patients by Laura Ellis, MD. Dr. Ellis has been serving the primary medical needs of her patients for over 35 years and can help maintain overall physical health concerns as well any needed psychiatric needs. Two Spirit Health Services, Inc., has been approved by the Federal government to operate its 340B drug benefit program starting January 1, 2017.  Under this program, uninsured patients receive deeply discounted out-of-pocket prices on their prescriptions, typically far below market value. For more information, see their website at:

http://twospirithealth.org/services/medical/

The Trevor Lifeline

1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) (available 24 hours a day)

Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling confused, lonely or blue? If you’re a young person looking for someone to listen and understand without judgment or if you’re feeling suicidal about issues related to sexual orientation and gender expression, the Trevor Lifeline is here to help. Don’t have access to a phone or not in a location where you can talk (or are hearing impaired), The Trevor chatline also available at www.thetrevorproject.org.

 

Welcoming Church

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF BREVARD

Sunday Morning Services at 11:00 a.m.

2185 Meadowlane Ave, West Melbourne, FL 32904

Phone: 321-345-5246 . . . email: uucb2185@gmail.com

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brevard is a Welcoming Congregation!

The UUA Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns received our application in early May and now recognizes UUCB as an official Welcoming Congregation.

Sadly, homophobia and heterosexism are alive and well throughout both our local community and our nation. UUCB is committed to exploring our own feelings, concerns and ignorance as we work to eliminate oppression. The journey may at times be difficult but it is surely worth the effort.

Riviera United Church of Christ

Riviera United Church of Christ is a Christ-centered church, open to all manner of God's people. Whether red, yellow, black or white; young, middle-age or old; handicapped or able-bodied; gay, bisexual, transgender or straight, you are welcomed and honored here just as you are - a beloved child of God's.

321-723-3963 | 451 Riviera Drive NE, Palm Bay, Florida 32905

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE:

Further information can be found on these websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth Go here to learn about health issues that affect LGBT people, as well as the sexual health services they should get.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association http://www.glma.org This site can help LGBT individuals find a health care provider they can trust and understand the important health topics they should discuss with their provider.

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network http://www.glsen.org Learn how to help schools become safer and more respectful for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

GLBT National Help Center http://www.glnh.org Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of all ages can call the national hotline (1-888-843-4564) to access peer counseling, information, and local resources. A youth hotline is also available (1-888-246-7743).

TransGenderCare http://www.transgendercare.com Find information about transition-related treatments and therapies for transgender individuals.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health http://www.wpath.org

YouthResource http://www.youthresource.com LGBTQ young people can go here for information and support on sexual and reproductive health issues