LGBTQ Resources

Local Organizations

AIDS Project of the Ozarks – The APO provides medical, financial, and educational services–both to their clients and to the public–in 29 counties in Southwest Missouri.
Drury University Allies – Drury Allies is a group for LGBTQ+ students and straight allies, which exists to promote diversity and acceptance on campus.
GLSEN, Springfield Chapter– the mission of GLSEN is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
GLO Center – The GLO Center is a place where LGBTQ youth can be themselves and meet others in the community. Serving the SWMO area.
Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks – The Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks seeks to offer innovative and provocative musical performances for the educational and cultural enrichment of the Ozarks.
Missouri Businesses for Equality – PROMO’s equality business directory; listing of statewide LGBTQ equality supporting businesses.
Missouri State University Advocates – student organization at MSU focused on using activism to create an inclusive campus for the LGBTQ community.
Missouri State University SPECTRUM – Missouri State University’s student lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) & Ally Alliance.
Ozark’s Gay and Lesbian Archive – OLGA’s mission is to document the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) experience in the Ozarks region. The Archives is comprised of a number of individual collections.
PROMO – Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.
Rare Breed Youth Services – Rare Breed Youth Services provides assistance to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 13-24 through outreach and housing. Necessities, support services and opportunities are provided to youth to help them safely become self-sufficient while ending homelessness, sexual exploitation and abuse.
Springfield Black Tie – Springfield Black Tie is southwest Missouri’s premier fund raising event benefiting local and state-wide charities which serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) community.


Healthcare/ LGBTQ-Friendly Providers

AIDS Project of the Ozarks – The APO provides medical, financial, and educational services–both to their clients and to the public–in 29 counties in Southwest Missouri
Cerebral Palsy and LGBT
Dr. Erin Duvall, Jordan Valley
LGBTQ+ and Addiction
Dr. Lindsey Reichert Gully, Pediatric Clinical Psychologist, Mercy
National LGBT Health Education Center

Local LGBT-friendly Churches

Brentwood Christian Church
First Unitarian Universalist
National Avenue Christian Church
St. John’s Chapel UCC
South Street Christian Church
The Venues
Unity of Springfield

National Organizations

ACLU – For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Colage – COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
GLAAD – 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.
GLSEN – the mission of GLSEN is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Human Rights Campaign – Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights.
Lamda Legal – The nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.
National Center for Lesbian Rights – The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
Straight for Equality – Straight for Equality is a national outreach and education project created in 2007 by PFLAG National to empower new straight allies who, unlike a more traditional PFLAG member, don’t necessarily have a family connection to the gay community.
The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.

General Resources

Housing Discrimination

Transgender Specific Resources

Transgender College Student Resources
National Center for Transgender Equality

PFLAG Groups

PFLAG National
PFLAG Kansas City
PFLAG St. Louis Chapter

Local LGBT-Friendly Businesses

1st Choice Automotive
1984 Arcade
417 Pet Sitting
The Alberhasky Law Firm, PC
Aleshire Robb, PC
Art Salon and Spa
Baisch & Skinner
Bank of America
The Barker Shoppe
Big Momma’s Coffee and Espresso Bar
Brad Bradshaw
Cafe Cusco
Cellar & Plate
Chase Bank
The Coffee Ethic
Commerce Bank
The Copy Shoppe
Dan Carr Signature Interiors
DeLong Plumbing Heating and Air
Dickerson Park Zoo
Discovery Center
Eagle Stop
Falstaffs Bar
Family Pharmacy
Great Southern Bank
Grove Pharmacy
Grove Spa
Happy Tails Doggie Daycare and Boarding
Historic Firehouse No. 2
Hotel Vandivort
ID Salon
Idk? Cafe
Imaginaut Designs
J. Howard Fisk Limousines
J-Wo Designs, LLC
Jackson Dean & Co
Kate Quinn, LMT
Keller Williams Springfield
Ken Schwab Properties
Law Offices of Kristoffer Barefield, LLC
MAC Cosmetics
Mama Jeans Natural Market
Meridian Title Company
Mister Carwash
Mix Ultralounge
Mostly Serious
Mother’s Brewing Company
Mudhouse Coffee
Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance
Obelisk Home
Ozark Fence
The Old Glass Place
Panera Bread
Pizza House
Route 66 Rescue
Securitas Security Services
Springfield 11
Studio 417 Salon
Sunshine Realtors, LLC
Thrive Fitness
United Health Care
Unleashed Life
Urban Cup
US Bank
Vecino Group, LLC
Wickman Gardens