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National Youth-Related Links

Preventing the Tragedy of LGBT Youth Homelessnesshttp://socialworklicensemap.com/lgbt-youth-homelessness/ 

Check out this great infographic, which highlights some of the unique challenges that lead to LGBT youth homelessness. (The material around the infographic is a little heavy on the promotion of social work as a career – but it’s a noble career).


An official U.S. Government Web site managed by the Department of Health & Human Services in partnership with the Department of Education and Department of Justice. This provides information on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website dedicated to health issues of LGBT youthhttp://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm 

This website offers some basic health information (including a discussion of mental health risks of bullying and anti-LGBT violence), and also has links to other useful sites.

LGBTQ: Tools and resources for educatorshttp://www.healthiersf.org/LGBTQ/ 

The San Francisco Unified School District provides this website to support educators with tools and resources to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) topics in a school setting. The site is also designed to address the needs of students, families, and staff. Lots of resources and information.

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Indexhttp://www.campusclimateindex.org/ 

The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index helps campuses to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people. Students and their parents can also use it to check out the climate at colleges and universities they are considering attending. (Requires that you give [some] name and email address.)

Gay-Straight Alliance Networkhttp://gsanetwork.org/ 

The GSA network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances to each other and to community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. The website has lots of resources for developing and nurturing GSAs, as well as ideas for connecting with community groups and other GSAs.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywherewww.colage.org 

COLAGE is a national support and advocacy organization for daughters and sons of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents. Lots of information on their site.

National Youth Advocacy Coalition www.nyacyouth.org 

NYAC is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.  Sponsors annual conference for youth.


National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Youth; Refreshingly positive site; lots of resources for and about LGBT youth

Safe Schools Coalitionhttp://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/ 

The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private coalition in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth. This site offers a wide range of resources as a starting point for educators, parents/guardians and youth.

We are the Youthhttp://wearetheyouth.org/ 

We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of queer youth in the United States. The project aims to capture the incredible diversity and uniqueness among LGBTQ youth.

Southern Poverty Law Center: LGBT students’ rightshttp://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/lgbt-rights/students-know-your-rights 

DO LGBT STUDENTS KNOW THEIR RIGHTS? If a female student wants to wear a tuxedo to prom, would you tell her it's all right? Can a school district "out" students to their parents? Do you feel confident answering the many questions that crop up on LGBT issues? Our colleagues at the Southern Poverty Law Center have put together essential information to help students know their rights.

Welcoming Schools: A project of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundationhttp://www.welcomingschools.org/ 

Welcoming Schools offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family avoiding gender stereotyping, and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBT inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities.

Administrators, educators, and parents/guardians can find materials here necessary to create learning environments in which all students are welcomed and respected.

Gender Spectrumhttp://www.genderspectrum.org/ 

Gender Spectrum provides education, training, and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

TransYouth Family Allieshttp://www.imatyfa.org/ 

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.

Transgender Literature for Young Adultshttp://www.library.illinois.edu/blog/esslchildlit/archives/2011/01/transgender_lit.html 

It's not easy to locate young adult books with transgender characters or topics using the library catalog, so we have put together a bibliography of these resources. Included are guides to YA transgender literature as well as fiction and nonfiction about transgender characters and people.

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