ACDC – Asian Community Development Council

LGBTQ+ Resources 

The Center 

The Center serves as a haven for all welcoming and celebrating the diversity of our communities and strives to empower all to live their authentic lives. For more information visit or call 702-733-9800


The Southern Nevada Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society (SNAPIQS) serves all Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (SOGI/E or LGBT*) in the Southern Nevada region. Through social and cultural activities, education, mentorship, awareness, and advocacy, we aim to create an inclusive, affirming, and empowering community. For more information visit or text “SNAPIQS” to (833) 447-0415


PFLAG is built on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, educating ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value, and affirm LGBTQ people.  For more information visit or call (702) 438-7838

Golden Rainbow

The Golden Rainbow provides housing & direct financial assistance to men, women & children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.  For more information visit or call 702-384-2899

The Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce of Nevada (GLCCNV)

This LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is a U.S. not-for-profit advocacy group that aims to expand the economic opportunities and advancement of the LGBTQ+ business community. For more information visit or email

Scholarships and Resources for LGBTQIA + Students

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GAPA Scholarship – The purpose of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students in high school; undergraduate, graduate or professional school; or trade or vocational school who express activism in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities.

APIQWTC Scholarship – APIQWTC (Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is a fun, welcoming, multi-generational group of Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people in the Bay Area who are building community together. The APIQWTC Scholarship was founded to uplift current (or future) API queer and trans community leaders.


Mental Health and Substance Abuse

People who identify as LGBTQ+ often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual or gender ‘normative.’ They also face a greater risk of harassment and violence. As a result of these and other stressors, sexual minorities are at increased risk for various behavioral health issues.


Precise incidence and prevalence rates of substance use and abuse by LGBTQ+ individuals are difficult to determine for several reasons: • Reliable information on the size of the LGBTQ+ population is not available. • Epidemiologic studies on alcohol and drug abuse rarely ask about sexual orientation. • Research studies cannot be compared because of inconsistent methodologies. While studies indicate that, when compared with the general population, LGBTQ+ people are more likely to use alcohol and drugs, and have higher rates of substance abuse disorders;, it is important to address each group dynamic and person individually and with cultural sensitivity.


  • Your Guide to LGBTQIAPK Addiction Treatment gives information on what LGBTQIAPK means (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit, asexual, and ally), substance abuse & addiction information and LGBTQIAPK addiction treatment options.
  • American Addiction Centers also hosts free virtual support and online addiction meetings that many LGBTQ individuals use to help support their recovery.
  • Substance Abuse, Misuse and Addiction Center confronts the challenges the LGBTQ+ community faces, including common co-occurring disorders among the LGBTQ+ community, and treatment centers and where to get help.