Support and advice for LGBTQ youth requires an understanding of both adolescent behavior and sexual development, including unique medical and social issues that these teens may have to confront. National and local resources for LGBTQ youth, and their providers, parents, and friends, are available from these trusted Internet sites below.
FOR LGBTQ YOUTH
> OutProud: The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth:
Offers a wide variety of resources.
> The Trevor Project: Suicide Prevention Helpline for Gay and Questioning Youth:
A round-the-clock service.
Hosted by Advocates for Youth.
FOR PARENTS AND FRIENDS
> Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA):
LGBTQ friendly health care providers.
> Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN):
Founded in 1990, made national in 1995.
> National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Youth Issues:
Working to enact LGBT legislation.
> National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC):
A social justice organization.
> Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG):
Over 200,000 members in the US.
> Safe Schools Coalition:
Providing resources to educators.