LGBTQIA+ Supportive Resources
Some LGBTQIA+ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for the parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBTQIA+ youth to have access to the resources they need to ensure their LGBTQIA+ children are protected and supported.
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents If you’ve ever wondered if you’re gay, lesbian, or bisexual, you’re not alone. Many teens ask themselves this question, and here are ways to find some answers. For parents and caregivers, finding out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, or bisexual can present challenges. Learn more about how to be supportive.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Student Action As a student, you have the power to make change in many ways in your school and community.
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network GSA clubs are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities.
HealthyChildren.org: Health Concerns for Gay and Lesbian Teens Information for LGBT teens on sexual activity, substance use, mental health, discrimination, and violence.
It Gets Better Project The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.
Q Card Project The Q Card is a simple and easy-to-use communication tool designed to empower LGBTQ youth to become actively engaged in their health, and to support the people who provide their care.
Q Chat Space Q Chat Space is a digital LGBTQ+ center where teens join live-chat, professionally facilitated, online support groups. Also available in Spanish (disponible en español).
Stomp Out Bullying: Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ Community Schools should be a young person’s primary center for learning, growing, and building a foundation for success in the world. High school can be challenging for any student, but LGBTQ youth face additional obstacles of harassment, abuse, and violence.
The Trevor Project: Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Trans Life Line for Peer Support for Trans folk: 1-877-565-8860