LGBTQ+ Addiction Resources

The Recovery Village Ridgefield, based in Oregon, understands the unique situation that members of the LGBTQ community are going through when they are seeking substance abuse treatment. They have specially trained addiction professionals who understand how to treat LGBTQ individuals. Their website has an educational guide for LGBTQ+ substance abuse.

Addiction Resources

Campaign for Southern Equality

​The Campaign for Southern Equality is a fantastic organization that "works across the South to promote full LGBTQ equality – both legal and lived."  Check out their website here, and click below to find a wonderful resource, "Trans in the South", that provides lists of trans-friendly service providers, including doctors, attorneys, and counselors, as well as resources to assist with funding medical transition.

Trans in the South

Gender Confirmation Surgery

Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a Board Certified plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, and craniofacial surgery for adults and children. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders and innovators in gender confirmation surgery and facial feminization surgery.

Dr. Deschamps-Braly has a private practice in downtown San Francisco, the Deschamps-Braly Clinic of Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery. Patients from across the US and overseas visit his clinic. His multi-lingual team speaks English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese (Cantonese).

He currently operates at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. He also works as a clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Oklahoma’s Division of Plastic Surgery.

Deschamps' Website

PFLAG Support Groups

PFLAG Florence Chapter

Pride Shack

Pride Shack is a fantastic online LGBTQ store.  It has gifts, apparel, and much more!

Pride Shack

QMed Clinic

QMed aims to fill some of the major gaps in care for transgender and nonbinary patients of all ages. Dr. Izzy Lowell, a Family Medicine Physician based in Atlanta, started QMed to improve access to hormone therapy for trans* patients across the Southeast and in NY.  There is especially low access to affirming health care for transgender kids and teens. QMed accepts patients of all ages and provides puberty blockers for those yet to enter puberty.  QMed welcomes gender expansive patients of all ages!

QMed Clinic

Thrive Alabama

Thrive Alabama empowers our patients to create a healthy community by providing compassionate, accessible, affordable, comprehensive care.

Thrive Alabama

LGBTQ+ Marketing Resource

​The following guide helps businesses build strategies on how to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive

Marketing Resource


​BoxoLoco is a gay-owned brand that specializes in creating curated gift boxes, but has a variety of items listed on their online shop. (The following link is an affiliate link)


​Westwind LGBTQ Addiction Treatment Center


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