West Texas A&M University Resources

Spectrum WT- LGBT+ Student Organization

  • 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.
  • Meetings for the Fall 2018 semester are every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Classroom Center 335.
  • Stay connected! Facebook: Spectrum WT. Instagram: @wtamuspectrum. Twitter: @wtamuspectrum.
WTAMU Counselor Education Program
Old Main 416

WTAMU Career/Counseling Services
Student Success Center, CC116

  • Safe Zone Trained Counselors are available: 651-2430

Program Management Intern Opportunities

Buff Allies has a program management internship that is paid. Openings will be posted on Buff Jobs. Buff Allies will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout the system.

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.

Here are some additional resources:

Panhandle Community Resources

Amarillo Area Transgender Support Group

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

Equality Texas

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 & Nance, PLLC (Family, Civil, & Criminal Law)

  • Greg Freeman & Robyn Nance
  • 2403 Line Avenue Amarillo, Texas 79106
  • 806-372-7700 (office), 806-373-4068 (fax)

Haven Health Clinic


  • LubbockPride has been a central part of the LGBTQ community in Lubbock since 2012, organizing the annual Pride festival.

Meadowbrook Counseling Center

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.

Panhandle PRIDE

  • Panhandle Pride, Inc., is the premier organization working to promote a thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) community in the Texas Panhandle.
  • 806-414-5704

Safe Zone Churches

OAC of the Texas Panhandle
Open and Affirming Congregations (OAC) of the Texas Panhandle is a resource for members of the LGBTQIA communities and the people who love them. Our mission is help LGBTQIA individuals and their families find a faith community where they will be welcomed and affirmed, and to dispel the notion that there is no place--or only a second-class place--for LGBTQIA people among people of faith. For more information, visit us on facebook

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

First Presbyterian Church of Canyon (Safe Zone Trained)
  904 19th Street, Canyon, Texas 79015

  We are Safe Zone trained!

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.

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

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

St. Luke's Presbyterian Church (Safe Zone Trained)
  3001 Bell Street, Amarillo, Texas 79106

  Our congregation includes a very diverse group of Christians who are warm, thoughtful and loving.

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


Other Useful Resources

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • The LGBTQIA Safe Sex Guide, created in partnership with GLSEN and Advocates for Youth, aims to provide LGBTQIA and non-binary individuals with an inclusive guide to help them engage in safe and healthy relationships.

Mental Health Resources

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • The Trevor Project is the nation's only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13 to 24 -- 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
  • The LGBT National Help Center is is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Call the hotline at 1-888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564).
  • LGBTQ Mental Health:  A comprehensive guide by the National LGBT Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities within our community. The guide reveals the inconsistencies LGBTQ folk experience in healthcare comparatively, and outlines steps for health centers and organizations to help fight the stigma while providing options and support for our community.
  • LGBTQ Behavioral Health Equity: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Information about addiction and the LGBTQ community and support links are available through this website.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TAL

Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

Religious Education

Texas Transvisible Project

  • The TransVisible Project is a broad public education campaign to reduce prejudice against transgender Texans by effectively communicating their powerful stories through media. For more information, visit us on facebook.

Workplace Fairness