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Resources for LGBTQ youth

Positive online places for your child

Resources for LGBTQ youth

LGBTQ youth are more likely to be bullied and harm themselves because of it. We have put together a list of online resources to help your child.

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. They offer information on topics like coming out, suicide and more. There is also a forum where kids can reach out to other kids for peer support.

Trans and queer youth uniting for racial and gender justice. Kids can join a Genders & Sexualities Alliances, or GSAs for short, which are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. They also have a huge list of resources.

The CDC offers all kinds of resources for kids and parents. Here you will find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.

GLAAD works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

The PFLAG Chapter Network, with over 400 chapters across the country, provides confidential peer support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies. With 200,000+ members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas, PFLAG has been saving lives, strengthening families, and changing hearts, minds and laws since 1972. 

AVEN, Asexual Visibility and Education Network, hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike. 

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. The site hosts online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members.

Online communities, resources help keep LGBTQ+ youth connected.

Affordable Health Insurance
A patient resource center that helps vulnerable youth suffering from mental health issues learn about the benefits and coverage readily available to them. Their guide offers valuable information on who qualifies, what coverage includes, and most importantly, low- to no-cost health coverage options. There are also many additional resources where individuals can get specialized support.

Info on understanding the unique problems facing LGBTQ+ young adults. They also offer tips on how to be an ally of an LGBTQ+ friend or loved one. 

Scholarships & Resources for Master’s-Level LGBTQIA+ Students. They connect students and working professionals with today's best and most affordable master's degree programs available online. OMD also creates and publishes expert-driven content for anyone seeking in-depth information on colleges and universities, degree programs and graduate certificates, financial aid and scholarships, and other areas related to higher education and career growth. 

Top 50 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges from Best Accredited Colleges 
BAC connects students to schools that have tuition they can afford. They prioritize high-quality schools that match kids' specific goals and needs. Finding a school that meets your needs is more important than ever. This article lists what to look for when choosing a college and list of the best which include info on tuition, graduation rate, and student-faculty ratio. Each college listed also has a write-up on why the college may be a good match.

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