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LGBTQ Youth Resources

NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY?? 

Call  the Trevor Project Volunteers who are ready to listen and point you to services in your area.

National Toll Free & Confidential Hotline for LGBT and Questioning Youth
24 Hour Support: Suicide Hotline
866-4-U-TREVOR 

866-489-7386

 

COMING OUT? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Here are some places you can connect to support, information and resources. This can be a very tough time, but you
do not have to go through it alone. The most important step is to commit to your own well-being and safety. If you are being 
bullied, harassed or facing being kicked out of your home, here are some ways you can connect to safety and support. 


Come out to yourself.
This means acknowledging what is true for you at this point and reminding yourself that who you are is unique and beautiful
even if you don't yet fully feel that way. As you learn more, you will discover that you are not alone. A great place to learn about
how others came out from all over the country is the 
I'm From Driftwood project. 
 

Exploring Gender, Identity, Coming Out

 

 I think I might be transgender...now what do I do? Document on transgender youth, by transgender youth.

   http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/youth/health/pamphlets/transgender.pdf

 

Gender Advocates

 is another great site with links to resources, info and support for trans youth, parents, and advocates.

Finding a SAFE PERSON to come out to....
This could be a close friend, a parent, a teacher or mentor. If you do not feel you have someone safe, consider connecting
with a school counselor, or  look for a Gay and Lesbian Center in your area through a google search. I've included lots of
links below so keep reading!
 

All of us in the community are here to support you, because we are dedicated to the cause of making this a safer and
more equal world for LGBT people. 



Are you being bullied?
The 
Make It Better Project 

outlines your rights and the action you can take NOW.
You have a right  to an education without harassment and this page will take you through the action steps to
address your situation.



National Toll Free & Confidential Hotline for LGBT and Questioning Youth
24 Hour Support: Suicide Hotline
866-4-U-TREVOR 

866-489-7386

Support in Southern California

Gay and Lesbian Center OC: weekly support group for youth ages 16-24.

 

http://www.thecenteroc.org/Programs/Youth/

Center Long Beach Youth Services

 

social activities, skillbuilding, youth support groups and peer mentoring for lgbt youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center provides a broad range of services for the LGBT community including 

free and low cost mental health and health care, HIV testing and many legal, social and cultural resources.

Jeff Griffith Youth Center and Transitional Housing
For LGBT youth 24 and under. Drop in assistance, meals and transitional housing as well as 
the
 Life Works Mentoring Project.



Queer Youth of Color

Brown Boi Project  

" is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice".


Transgender People of Color Coalition

 
"The intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class impact the lives of transpeople of color in complex and unique ways. Our voices have often been ignored, appropriated, marginalized, or silenced. TPOCC seeks to break that cycle and empower our community by building a pipeline of activists and advocates to engage and connect with one another to create a holistic movement of support, resources, and education by and for transpeople of color". 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 


 

 

 
LGBT STUDENT RIGHTS 

 


TRANSGENDER STUDENT RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA

LGBT STUDENT RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA


 

LGBT YOUTH SCHOLARSHI
 

 

Toolkit for Trans yout

 

 

 

Advocating for safer schools, bathroom rights, anti-harrassment etc.           lambdalegal.org/bending-the-mold            

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Transgender Law Center Student Rights Fact Sheet

 
 

 

 Mom, I Need To Be a Girl: 

 

 
 

 

 


Written by the mom of a transsexual child who transitioned-- including surgery -- with mom's help while still in high school. The book is available free at the web site in multiple langues and formats available 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ WEB RESOURCES

 

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org
Advocates for Youth: Great web resource with articles, links to support and information for youth and youth educators and advocates for queer youth.


http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: providing information and advocacy to youth, opportunities for youth led advocacy in the educative environment. 

http://laglc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=YW_Youth_Services
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center: See youth services for groups, counseling and shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

http://www.centerlb.org/programs/myte.html
Center for LGBT community in Long Beach. Youth Mentoring Program: MYTE.

http://youthresource.com/

Youth Resource: Created by and for LGBTQ youth. List of youth groups, peer groups, gay straight alliances, according to region.

http://www.outproud.org/
Out Proud: Online information on coming out, coming out stories, peer support.

http://www.colage.org
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents. 


http://nyacyouth.org/
National Youth Advocacy Coalition is a national social justice organization working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people to strengthen the role of young people in the LGBTQ rights movement.
 

http://www.outproud.org/brochure_coming_out.html
Brochure on coming out to your parents. Support and safety are essential. If you need help taking these steps, please contact myself, or one of the support resources listed here.

http://gayteens.about.com/od/glbtbasicsforteens/f/
ABOUT.com's section on GLBT basics for teens.

EN ESPANOL


http://psicologialgbt.blogspot.com/   
El objetivo de ésta página es servir como fuente de información en español sobre temas de psicología afirmativa LGBT (Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual y Transgénero). Este proyecto inició como una actividad de la asignatura Acción Comunitaria LGBT dentro del programa de la Maestría en Psicología Clínica y de la 
Especialidad LGBT de la Universidad Antioch Los Ángeles

BOOKS FOR LGBT YOUTH
Letters For My Brothers
In today's fast paced world, the internet can provide quick and easy answers to personal questions. But when an individual raised by society to live, breathe and look at the world through a female lens transitions to male, some of the most enlightening, helpful and profound advice can only come in retrospect. Letters for my Brothers features essays from respected trans men mentors who share the wisdom they wish they would have known at the beginning of their journey into manhood.


Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws.
I HIGHLY recommend this book! Kate is funny and honest about the challenges of living in the world as a Gender Outlaw, someone who does 
not "fit the norm".  She has a new book out....


A Queer and Present Danger
"The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today "

FOR PARENTS & MENTORS OF LGBTQ YOUTH

Recent media attention to the dire and deadly effects of homophobic bullying have shed light on the trauma to youth.

LGBT youth are FOUR TIMES AS LIKELY TO ATTEMPT SUICIDE as their straight peers. When parents are rejecting of their child
that risk DOUBLES. 
(Family Acceptance Project, Ryan, 2009) The FAP also found that parental support was tied to overall adjustment
and health for LGBT youth. 

Your relationship with your child is a critical factor in their well being and adjustment as they come out. It can be challenging for you as a parent when
your child comes out. Talking to other parents who have been there can really help. Here are some resources for you to explore and links to support 
groups. Family Therapy can also be helpful. To find a family therapist in your area who is LGBT affirming:


www.gaylesta.org  in Northern California


www.lagpa.org in Southern California

www.gayfriendlytherapists.com

 

 Nationwide

 www.pflag.org

Support, information and advocacy for parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth. Meetings nationwide. Visit the website

to find one near you.
 

 http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents/index.htm

 

 

 


Parents page on the Advocates for Youth website-dedicated to supporting educators, parents, youth with critical risk reduction information.

Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning Son or Daughter by Kevin Jennings and Pat Sha