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Open Letter from RI Organizations in Opposition to Anti-Trans Legislation

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April 8, 2022

As organizations and advocates supporting the civil rights, safety, and well-being of transgender and LGBQ people in Rhode Island, we urge our legislators to turn away three harmful proposals that put youth, and particularly transgender youth, at risk.

These three measures – S 2501, H 7539, and H 7138/S 2516 –  would censor what is taught in our public schools, deny transgender girls the health, educational, and social benefits of playing team sports with their fellow students, and foster a hostile school environment for LGBTQ students.

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This site has been created in collaboration with multiple community members in Rhode Island and nearby in hopes of gathering as many LGBTQ+ resources in one place as possible. Many of the resources listed are geared towards children, adolescents, young adults, and parents/families. The resources are for any and all gender diverse identities and individuals, including trans*, non binary, gender fluid, questioning, agender, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, and all other identities; as well as allies, family members, and friends of gender diverse individuals.

If you are looking for something specific, try using the “Search” bar at the bottom of the page. Or, feel free to explore any page that interests you! Questions, comments, feedback, and concerns are always welcome. You can use the “Feedback” button on the bottom left corner of the page or the “Questions” page.

The providers shared on this site are not guaranteed to be supportive or knowledgeable in all areas, rather they have been recommended by members of the community or community groups, or the provider has self-identified as LGBTQ+ inclusive. Please let us know if you have had a negative experience with any of the providers listed using the Feedback button so we can update our site.

A note about language

This site is written in hopes of being inclusive to all identities, LGBTQ+ and others. We know that language is important, and the writers of this site have done their best to use the most up to date, inclusive terms. If you feel any words used need to be updated or changed, please let us know.

On the word “Queer”: Isn’t queer a bad word? & What does queer mean? & History of the word queer

For a glossary of LGBTQ+ related terms, check out PFLAG’s list.

Looking for Massachusetts resources? Check out https://ma-lgbtq.org.

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Upcoming Haus of Codec Marketplaces: September 10, and October 22

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Haus of Codec hosts monthly community LGBTQQIA+ Resource Fair & ART Marketplace at Dexter Park in Providence, RI for Queer and BIPOC artists and local community organizations! Register Now!

Each marketplace hosts community clothing swaps. Bring what you can, take what you need.


Block Island Pride

Expect another year of rainbow island goodness. We will be following the structure of last years pride, but we will be adding two drag brunches and a second dance party into the mix. We are still solidifying the lineup, so stay tuned to our instagram @queerblockisland for news and updates.