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LGBTQIA+ Teens



Got Questions? 

Roo answers all your awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, growing up, and more. Chatting with Roo is free and private, so go ahead and ask the things you don't want to ask out loud.

Amaze - How to Be an LGBTQIA+ Ally

  • This cartoon explains how you can support your LGBTQIA+ friends and loved ones.

Amaze - A Range of Gender Identities

  • This cartoon explains the different parts of gender - including sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression.

Amaze - What is Sexual Orientation?

  • This cartoon explains what sexual orientation means and normalizes diverse sexual orientations.

ACLU - Know Your Rights for LGBTQ High School Students

  • You have the right to be yourself! Here is some basic information about LGBTQ students’ legal rights in public schools.

Advocates for Youth - I Think I Might Be Asexual

  • Written by asexual youth, this pamphlet provides answers for young people questioning their sexual orientation.

Advocates for Youth - I Think I Might Be Bi or Pansexual

  • Written by bisexual youth, this pamphlet provides answers for young people with questions about sexual orientation.

Advocates for Youth - I Think I Might Be Gay

  • Written by young gay men, this pamphlet provides answers for young people with questions about sexual orientation.

Advocates for Youth - I Think I Might Be Lesbian

  • Written by young lesbians, this pamphlet provides answers for young people questioning their sexual orientation.

Advocates for Youth - I Think I Might Be Transgender

  • Written by transgender youth, this pamphlet provides answers for young people who find that the gender to which they were born, or assigned at birth, does not fit them. 



Advocates for Youth - Kikis with Louie



Advocates for Youth - Kikis with Louie

A YouTube series featuring honest, deep conversations about the most challenging issues facing queer youth: relationships, sexuality, health, culture, and more.

American Society for Engineering Education - LGBTQ+ Advocacy in STEM

  • This project addresses the need to diversify the engineering workforce and create more inclusive learning and working environments.

Everyone is Gay

  • A collection of voices gathered from 2010-2018 to give advice and support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) youth. 

Free2Luv

  • A nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering, uplifting, and saving lives of youth through the arts. 

Future Perfect Project

  • By making safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to express themselves through the arts, connect with one another, and amplify their voices, FPP is creating a future where every young person feels safe, seen, and celebrated in their home and community.

The GENDER Book

  • A fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender - a gender 101 for anyone and everyone.

Gendered Intelligence - Trans Youth Sexual Health Booklet

  • A guide written by a group of young trans people (aged 16–24) that includes topics like body positivity, relationships, disclosure, sex 101, hormones, etc.

Gender Spectrum Lounge

  • A space for teens, parents, and professionals to connect with one another. Members can form their own groups and participate in our broader online community. Meet new people and connect with friends and colleagues online.

Gender Spectrum - Youth Resources

  • Youth across the country (and throughout the world) have been paving the way in how people think about gender. Learn more and connect with other young people who are navigating the evolving gender landscape. 


What Is Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? | Planned Parenthood's Roo High School


What Is Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation? | Planned Parenthood's Roo High School

Welcome to Roo High School, where no question is off-limits. Watch MyLifeAsEva, Aaron Philip, James Butler, and sex ed chatbot Roo answer questions about gender identity, sexual orientation, bisexuality, and coming out.

GLSEN - Coming Out: A Resource for LGBTQ Youth

  • As a young person, learning about your own LGBTQ identity and coming out in a heteronormative and cisnormative world can be challenging. To help with the coming out process, GLSEN has compiled some key things for you to think about and consider as you begin to share your identities around sexuality and gender.

GLSEN - Student and GSA Resources

  • Resources to support student organizers in schools across the country in creating and sustaining gay-straight alliances (GSAs).

GSA Network

  • Works to strengthen the national movement-building capacity at the intersection of LGBTQ+ youth organizing and racial and gender justice in schools, and develop the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders, particularly low-income youth and youth of color.

Harvard Law School - Trans Youth Handbook

  • A legal resource guide that covers the rights of trans youth across such a wide spectrum of situations, including identity documents, school, health care, non-affirming care environments, and work.

interACT Youth

  • Resources and support to build advocacy skills for the next generation of young intersex leaders.

It Gets Better

  • Resources that help youth embrace their authentic selves and empower them through hearing the stories of others who have had similar experiences.

Keshet

  • Virtual programs and events for LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens ages 13-18 and young adults ages 18-24.

Lambda Legal - Resources for LGBTQ Youth

  • Provides lists of local resources for LGBTQ youth by state.

LGBTQ National Help Center - Trans Teens Online Chat

  • A weekly moderated group for trans and gender expansive youth 19 and younger, to talk in a safe space and to be able to fully express themselves without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.

LGBTQ+ Youth Help

  • Aims to provide an inclusive, non-judgmental, queer-oriented space where you can find sexual health information that is applicable and relevant to youths’ lives.



My Genderation – Trans Boy Kai on Hormone Blockers



My Genderation – Trans Boy Kai on Hormone Blockers

Kai is 12 years old and talks about his hormone blockers. He also shares his views on coming out, his transition, school and the future.

Pronoun Dressing Room

  • Trying to figure out which pronouns suit you best? Check out this site.

Q Chat Space

  • Provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13-19. This is a live and chat-based group, no video or audio. Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work with LGBTQ+ youth, but they are not mental health professionals.

Queer Kid Stuff

  • An LGBTQ+ and social justice web-series for kids. QKS explains queer topics through a vlog-style conversation with young viewers focused on love and family. The short videos are a tool for parents, teachers, and LGBTQ+ adults to help them explain these words and ideas to young children in their lives, recommended for all ages. 

Safe Schools Coalition

  • Supports LGBTQ+ youth by working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. Lots of great resources specifically for youth!

The Trevor Project

  • Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

The Trevor Project - Coming Out Handbook for LGBTQ Youth

  • A resource that covers a wide range of topics that support LGBTQ+ youth including gender, sexual orientation, coming out, and healthy relationships.

Trevor Support Center

  • A place where LGBTQ+ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and more!

Trevor Space

  • An affirming international community for LGBTQ+ young people ages 13- 24.
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