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WTAMU Resources

Look for the Buff Allies sticker on doors and work spaces to readily identify Safe Zone trained allies on this campus or check out the Faculty and Staff Allies link on the left-hand menu.

Spectrum WT is the Gay Straight Alliance for students at WTAMU. Spectrum's purpose is to foster diversity and equality across campus and the community and to raise awareness while fighting misinformation concerning gender and sexual orientation issues through education.

WTAMU Counselor Education Program
Old Main 416

WTAMU Career/Counseling Services
Student Success Center, CC116

  • Safe Zone Trained Counselors are available: 651-2430

Panhandle Community Resources

Amarillo Area Transgender Support Group

1501 SW 10th St., Amarillo, TX
Weekly meetings on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.

Bekki McQuay, LPC

1502 SW 10th St., Amarillo, TX
806-478-0274

Catholic Charities of the Panhandle - Youth Shelter

200 S. Tyler, Amarillo, TX
806-376-4571

City of Amarillo Health Department

1411 Amarillo Blvd East, Amarillo, TX
806-351-7220 (Call for appointment)
Offers free and confidential sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV testing

Cecilia Kern, Counseling

3012 SE 26th St, Suite 700, Amarillo, TX
806-626-6991

Diane Curtis, Counseling

1616 S. Kentucky St., Amarillo, TX
806-463-7001

Equality Texas

Family Support Services

7136 I-40 Frontage Rd Park West, Building B, Amarillo, TX
806-342-2500; 24-hour crisis line 806-374-LIFE
Family Support Services offers counseling, life skills and parenting classes, childcare, domestic violence and sexual assault programs as well as a shelter for battered persons for both men and women.

Freeman & Nance, PLLC (Family, Civil, & Criminal Law)

Greg Feeman & Robyn Nance
2403 Line Avenue, Amarillo, TX
806-372-7700

Haven Health Clinic

1 Medica Drive, Amarillo, TX
806-322-3599

LubbockPride

LubbockPride has been a central part of the LGBTQIA+ communities since 2012, organizing the annual PRIDE festival.

Meadowbrook Counseling Center

3418 Olsen Blvd, Suite E, Amarillo, TX
806-433-0257

Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO)

Michael Timcisko, Executive Director
1501 SW 10th, Amarillo, TX
806-372-1050
PASO is dedicated to those touched by HIV and AIDS and increasing awareness of the disease. They offer many services for those diagnosed with HIV.

Panhandle PRIDE

806-414-5704
Panhandle PRIDE, Inc., is the premier organization working to promote a thriving LGBTQIA+ community in the Texas Panhandle.

Safe Zone Churches

OAC of the Texas Panhandle
Open and Affirming Congregations (OAC) of the Texas Panhandle is a resource for members of the LGBTQIA communities and the people who love them. Our mission is help LGBTQIA individuals and their families find a faith community where they will be welcomed and affirmed, and to dispel the notion that there is no place--or only a second-class place--for LGBTQIA people among people of faith.

First Christian Church
2011 4th Ave, Canyon, Texas 79015
806-655-3512

First Presbyterian Church of Canyon (Safe Zone Trained)
904 19th Street, Canyon, Texas 79015
806-655-7087

Metropolitan Community Church
2123 S. Polk St. Amarillo, Texas 79109
806-372-4557

Polk St. Methodist Church
1401 S. Polk St. Amarillo, Texas 79101
806-374-2891­

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1601 S. Georgia St. Amarillo, Texas 79102
806-376-6316

St. George's Episcopal Church
2516 4th Ave., Canyon, Texas 79015
806-655-3121

St. Luke Presbyterian Church (Safe Zone Trained)
3001 Bell Street, Amarillo, Texas 79106
806-355-6253

Unitarian Universalists Fellowship
4901 Cornell Amarillo, Texas 7
806-355-9351

Amarillo Gay-Friendly Establishments

212 Club
212 SW 6th Ave Amarillo, Texas 79101
806-372-7997

Furrbies Diner
210 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79101
806-220-0841

The R & R
701 S Georgia St Amarillo, Texas 79106
806-342-9000

The 806 - Neighborhood Café
2812 SW 6th Ave Amarillo, Texas 79106
806-322-1806

Informational Resources

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • The LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide, created in partnership with GLSEN and Advocates for Youth, aims to provide LGBTQIA and non-binary individuals with an inclusive guide to help them engage in safe and healthy relationships.

Mental Health Resources

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • The Trevor Project is the nation's only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13 to 24 -- 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
  • The LGBT National Help Center is is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Call the hotline at 1-888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564).
  • LGBTQ Behavioral Health Equity: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Information about addiction and the LGBTQ community and support links are available through this website.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TAL

Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

Religious Education

Texas Transvisible Project

  • The TransVisible Project is a broad public education campaign to reduce prejudice against transgender Texans by effectively communicating their powerful stories through media.

Workplace Fairness

Work Related Videos

Penn State has created a number of videos on workplace disclosure. This is one such video, but there are others within the playlist.