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Spectrum Student Organization - 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
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 Success 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, located in the Student Success Center, or at 806-651-2587.


Panhandle Community Resources

Bekki McQuay, LPC

  • 1503 SW 10th, Amarillo, Texas
  • 806-478-0274

Catholic Charities of the Panhandle – Youth Shelter

  • 200 South Tyler Amarillo, Texas 79101
  • 806-376-4571
  • 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
  • 806-626-6991­

Counseling Offices at Amarillo Family Institute

  • Yvette Castillo, PhD, LPC-S
  • 4211 I-40 West, Ste. 203 Amarillo, Texas 79106
  • 806-374-5950­

Diane Curtis Counseling

  • 1616 S Kentucky St Amarillo, TX 79102
  • 806-463-7001­

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)

  • Briar Wilcox, Attorney at Law­
  • 2403 Line Avenue Amarillo, Texas 79106
  • 806-372-7700 (office), 806-373-4068 (fax)

Haven Health Clinic

Metropolitan Community Church

Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO)

  • Michael Timcisko, Executive Director
  • 1501 S W 10th, Amarillo Texas 79101
  • 806-372-1050
  • 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 Church

  • Rev. Beverly Couzzourt
  • 2516 4th Ave., Canyon, Texas 79015
  • 806-655-3121


Safe Zone Churches

First Christian Church
  Disciples of Christ
  2011 4th Ave.,­Canyon, TX 79015
  806-655-3512
  Rev. Debra Huffman
  www.fcccanyon.com

Metropolitan Community Church
  2123 S. Polk St. Amarillo, Texas 79109
  806-372-4557
  Rev. Bernie Barbour
  www.mccamarillo.com

  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
  806-374-2891­

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
  1601 S. Georgia St Amarillo Texas 79102
  806-376-6316

  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
  806-655-3121
  Rev. Beverly Couzzourt

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

Unitarian Universalists Fellowship
  4901 Cornell Amarillo, Texas 7
  806-355-9351
  Rev. David Green
  www.uuamarillo.org

  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
  806-372-7997­

Furrbies Diner
  210 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79101
  806-220-0841

The R & R
  701 S Georgia St Amarillo, Texas 79106
  806-342-9000­

The 806 – Neighborhood Café
  2812 SW 6th Ave Amarillo, Texas 79106
  806-322-1806­

Whiskers
  1219 W 10th Ave Amarillo, Texas 79101
  806-371-8482­