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LGBTQ Resources: Home


This guide covers resources and services available both on campus, in the Dubuque area, and nation-wide related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual communities.

The University of California, Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center provides a list of key LGBTQIA terms as well as general social justice terms. In addition, check out Counseling & Life Services' Moodle page on information to support LGBTQ community members (accessible only to students, faculty, and staff with ID and password).


Campus Security: 563.589.3333

Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center: 1994 Grace Street, walk-in or schedule an appointment, 563.589.3360


  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

After Hours, Weekends or Holidays: Please contact UD's Safety and Security Office 563.589.3333 and request to be connected to a member of Smeltzer-Kelly Student Health Center, this will be conducted in a confidential manner.

LGBTQIA Helpline: 866.488.7386 (Available 24/7, free and confidential)

Online chat and texting options also available. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Sexual Assault Contacts (Local)

Iowa Sexual Assault Victim Services: 1.800.284.7821 (Available 24/7, free and confidential)

Riverview Center888.557.0310

Dubuque Crisis Line: 1-855-581-8111

Toll Free hotline 24 hours/7 Days Per Week, this crisis line is provided by the Hillcrest Family Crisis Team, all calls are confidential.

Ally Training Programs

Higher Education Resources

Campus Resources

YouTube Videos on Gender & Sexuality

Coming Out Resources

HRC Brochure 

The Human Rights Campaign has compiled a brochure with various resources for coming out.

HRC Trans Visibility Guide

The Human Rights Campaign has designed a coming out guide for those whose gender identity does not match with that assigned to them at birth.

HRC Coming Home to Catholicism Guide 

The Human Rights Campaign has designed a brochure for LGBTQ Catholics who aim to lead their faith communities in a welcoming direction, and LGBTQ Catholics who are navigating life within Catholic communities.

I Think I Might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do?

Advocates for Youth provides guides in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese on transgender issues.