Some useful links
There are organizations and community leaders working around the clock to make South Dakota, this country, and the world better for everyone. Here are just a few.
Safe Space SD
The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day. We’re here to help you get through the barriers you encounter in daily life and are committed to ensuring we exist in a Safe Space, ready to support all our LGBTQ2s+ callers.
Lost & Found
Lost&Found is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit social enterprise, headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, that connects students with the tools and community for lifelong resilience.
Each year, our team of students, advisers, on- and off-campus partners, staff, volunteers and board members collaborate to set goals for meeting our mission. These goals help us convert purpose into reality as we seek our ultimate vision: eliminating suicide for young adults ages 15-34 in the United States.
When we work together, we can do more to help students take control of their mental health and live well.
Black Hills Center for Equality
The Black Hills Center for Equality’s mission is to equitably serve and advocate for the LGBTQ2s+ community and their families, through support, outreach, and connections to inclusive community resources.
Sioux Falls Pride
Sioux Falls Pride serves the LGBTQIA2S+ community in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas by fostering growth, inclusivity and equality to our proud members and allies. We have a passion for creating a community which empowers youth, provide support for all and welcome diversity. Through ongoing efforts, Sioux Falls Pride continues to be a thriving organization proudly providing support to our beloved LGBTQ2s+ community.
The ACLU of South Dakota
The ACLU of South Dakota works in communities, legislatures and courts to preserve the rights and liberties enshrined by the Constitution of the United States of America. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, protecting free speech, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ2s+ community, securing the rights of immigrants, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
The Transformation Project
The Transformation Project supports and empowers transgender youth, young adults, and their families while educating communities in South Dakota and the surrounding region about gender identity and expression.
The Human Rights Campaign
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBTQ2s+ Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBTQ2s+ issues.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ2s+ young people.
The National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.