Youth Resources

The Trevor Project: A national organization that helps with crisis and suicide prevention efforts among GLBTQ youth. Provides confidential questions and answers for non time-sensitive questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

TrevorSpace: A social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

GLBT National Help Center: A telephone and online chat peer-counseling service that is free and confidential for people with questions about GLBTQ issues.

National Safe Place (for Teens): If you're having trouble at home, at school, or can't deal with a serious problem, Safe Place is a way to get help. Fast food restaurants, convenience stores, fire stations, libraries and even buses that display the Safe Place sign are places you can go to ask for the support you need. The people inside will know what to do to connect you to help. So, if you have a problem you can't solve, look for our sign. Any time. Any day. Every day. Safe Place is here for you.

Teen Line: Teenagers can call or text this confidential hotline. The web site offers email, help, online chat, and message boards for any question a teen might have.

Resource Guide to Coming Out: Throughout the process of coming out and living ever more openly, you should always be in the driver’s seat about how, where, when and with whom you choose to be open. If you're wondering how to come out, this guide was designed to help you through that process in realistic and practical terms. ~ From the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Just Left the Closet: A social network, safe place and family for LGBT youth and their friends.

Being Gay Is Okay: A GLBTQ website that gives information and advice and is specifically for people under twenty-five.

It Gets Better Project: Designed to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better.

Rainbow Rumpus: On-line magazine for kids with GLBT parents.

Trans Youth Support Network: Promoting racial, social and economic justice for trans youth.

Sex, Etc.: Provides information to help answer any questions concerning GLBTQ issues. This site also contains videos, comics, quizzes, and forums focused on sexuality education and sexual health information.

Go Ask Alice: Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a division of Columbia Health. Alice will answer any questions about sexual health and orientation or alcohol & other drugs; emotional health; fitness & nutrition; general health; relationships; and sexual & reproductive health.

Ambiente Joven: Information and community for Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth.

Amplify Your Voice: A project of Advocates for Youth which champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

MySistahs: The Young Women of Color Leadership Council educates and advocates on sexual and reproductive health issues.

YouthResource: Peer education and resources for GLBTQ youth, covering sexual orientation, gender identity, coming out and other issues relevant to the lives of queer young people.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network: Promotes equality in school environments in order to protect the respect and acceptance of GLBTQ students; a resource for bullied GLBTQ students.

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation: TKPR is committed to the premise that Gender Dysphoria is something a child can't control and it is society that needs to change, not them. Families need to support their children and be encouraged to allow them to grow-up free of gender roles.