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2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the largest-of-its-kind survey ever of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teenagers across the nation, revealing in distressing detail the persistent challenges so many of them face going about their daily lives at home, at school and in their communities.

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. For out of school time professionals, this site offers resources such as lesson plans, curriculum and education program ideas, topics and issues, and organizational development.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Amplify Your Voice

Amplify is a youth driven community dedicated to changing society’s dysfunctional approach to sexual health issues. Through this website you can find forums, chats and resources for LGBTQ youth.

Born This Way Foundation

In order to foster a more accepting society and empower youth, The Born This Way Foundation was established in 2011 to be a safe place for young students who are being bullied, have been abused, or who have drug and alcohol dependencies.

Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals. Our program uses an intersectional, anti-racist lens dedicated to actionable policies and practices. We uplift school communities with critical tools to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.

Gay Youth Resources

A gathered list of information, websites and phone numbers for various help lines, hotlines and resources for LGBT youth.

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

Gender Pronouns

Guide to using gender pronouns.

Girl’s Best Friend Foundation & Advocates of Youth

This toolkit enables staff of youth-serving organizations to create a safe and welcoming environment for GLBTQ youth by directly addressing homophobia among staff and youth. Includes background information on sexual orientation and homophobia, tips on making a safe space and dealing with harassment, and lesson plans to encourage inclusiveness.

GLSEN Back to School Guide for Creating LGBT-Inclusive Environments

This guide has 10 important steps educators can implement in their classrooms to create a more inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQ students. Each numbered category has links to other free articles that can help educate teachers in LGBTQ-inclusive classroom strategies.