Please note: The SMILE research study does not provide services for people. While we wish we had resources available to help people needing access to medical care, mental health care, or meeting basic needs, we are not able to provide any services through this research study. 

However, when we hear about available services in your country that may help sexual and gender minorities, we are happy to post that information on this website. Please contact us to tell us about available resources that aren’t already listed here. 

***Do you see any resources listed here that aren’t friendly or helpful for sexual and gender minorities? Please let us know about it, and we’ll remove it from the list! 

Resources in Brazil

Associação Brasileira de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis, Transexuais e Intersexos (ABGLT): A Brazilian organization whose objective and mission is to promote human rights of LGBT people.

Aliança Nacional LGBTI: A non-profit organization that promotes rights of LGBTI+ people in Brazil.

União Nacional LGBT: An organized civil society organization for LGBT people in Brazil.

Resources in Kenya

Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK): The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) is focused on promoting recognition, acceptance and defend the interests and rights of LGBTI organizations and their members including their health rights.

Ishtar MSM: Ishtar MSM is a Community Based Organization in Kenya who aimed at attaining full sexual health rights and social well being for Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kenya.

Transgender Education and Advocacy: A Kenyan organization aimed at promoting awareness and creating an appropriate environment for the well-being of all transgender and intersex individuals in Kenya.

Resources in Vietnam

CSAGA Vietnam: The Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender - Family - Women and Adolescents is a non-governmental organization dedicated to domestic and sexual violence prevention, counseling, and psychological support inclusive to the LGBT community.

The Center for Women and Development: The Center for Women and Development provides counseling on prevention of gender-based violence and psychological support for the LGBT community.

CARMAH: A research center based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam of, by, and for gay and bisexual men and transgender women.

Touching Soul Center: A center focused on counseling, psychotherapy support, and treatment for victims of gender-based violence.

Sunshine Social Work Center: A community organization that provides free HIV testing and counseling/social work services for LGBT people.