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Spectrum Student Organization - https://www.facebook.com/spectrumwt

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.

Brice Herbert­- President

On the Calendar for Spectrum
Details forthcoming

WTAMU Counselor Education Program
Social Sciences Training and Research Laboratory (SSTRL)
WT Amarillo Center, 7th and 11th floor of Chase Tower, 600 S. Tyler St.
806-651-8235 for an appointment

Serving as a practicum and internship site for counselors in training under the supervision of counselor education faculty, the SSTRL offers free counseling services to Amarillo area community members struggling with individual, couple, family or group concerns.

WTAMU Career/Counseling Services
Student Support Center

Safe Zone Trained Counselor:­Orvie Nix­ CC116­­ 651-2430

Scholarship Opportunities

For information about scholarships specifically for LGBTQIA students or those interested in research/advocacy for LGBTQIA communities, ­click here­ or contact Laura Seals, Coordinator for Nationally Competitive Scholarships, in CC Room 115B or at 806-651-2587.

Panhandle Community Resources

Bekki McQuay, LPC
1503 SW 10th, Amarillo, Texas

Catholic Charities of the Panhandle – Youth Shelter
200 South Tyler Amarillo, Texas 79101
Catholic Family Services offers individual and family counseling services.­

City of Amarillo Health Department
1411 Amarillo Blvd. East Amarillo, Texas
806-351-7220 -- Call for appointment
Offers free and confidential sexually transmitted disease (STD) exams and HIV testing.­

Cecelia Kern Counseling
3012 SW 26th Ste., 700 Amarillo, Texas 79109

Counseling Offices at Amarillo Family Institute
4211 I-40 West, Ste. 203 Amarillo, Texas 79106
Yvette Castillo, PhD, LPC-S

Diane Curtis Counseling
1616 S Kentucky St Amarillo, TX 79102

Family Support Services
1001 South Polk Amarillo, Texas 79101
806-372-3202 – Kathy Tortoreo­
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, Wilcox, Palmer & Nance (Family, Civil, & Criminal Law)
2403 Line Avenue Amarillo, Texas 79106
806-372-7700 (office) 806-373-4068 (fax)
Briar Wilcox, Attorney at Law­

Haven Health Clinic
# 1 Medical Drive Amarillo, Texas 79109

Metropolitan Community Church
2123 S. Polk St., Amarillo, Texas 79109

Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO)
1501 S W 10th, Amarillo Texas 79101
806-372-1050 ~ Michael Timcisko, Executive Director
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO) is dedicated to helping those touched by AIDS and increasing awareness of the disease. They offer many services for those diagnosed with HIV.

St. George's Episcopal Chruch
2516 4th Ave., Canyon, Texas 79015
Rev. Beverly Couzzourt

Safe Zone Churches

First Christian Church
Disciples of Christ
2011 4th Ave.,­Canyon, TX 79015
Rev. Debra Huffman

Metropolitan Community Church
2123 S. Polk St. Amarillo, Texas 79109
Rev. Bernie Barbour

A positive and affirming Christian home for the LGBT community. In June an annual pride worship service and picnic is organized at Memorial Park. Offers a transgendered support group.­­

Polk St. Methodist Church
1401 S. Polk St. Amarillo, Texas 79101

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1601 S. Georgia St Amarillo Texas 79102

The Mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. Special emphasis on hospitality and an inclusive fellowship.­

St. George's Episcopal Church
2516 4th Ave., Canyon, Texas 79015
Rev. Beverly Couzzourt

A community that will encourage you to love God, others, and yourself

Unitarian Universalists Fellowship
4901 Cornell Amarillo, Texas 7
Rev. David Green

Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (AUUF) welcomes all as part of the beloved community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. AUUF celebrates the richness that comes from diversity.­

Amarillo Gay Friendly Establishments

212 Club
212 SW 6th Ave Amarillo, Texas 79101

Furrbies Diner
210 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79101

The R & R
701 S Georgia St Amarillo, Texas 79106

The 806 – neighborhood café
2812 SW 6th Ave Amarillo, Texas 79106

1219 W 10th Ave Amarillo, Texas 79101