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Advocates for Youth  Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.

The All Children - All Families project's “Caring for LGBTQ Children & Youth” guide (28 pages)  for child welfare providers provides information about the care and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning children and youth in out-of-home care.This guide includes information on terminology and several basic, but key, tips on how to best support and care for LGBTQ children and youth. Also included are resources and helpful websites for more information to competently serve all children and youth in care, including those who may identify as or be perceived as LGBTQ.  Read more. 

Books and Films for LGBTQ Young People.   17 pages of resources.

Celebrating Gay Pride in Schools.   June 12, 2010

Family Acceptance Project  This community research, intervention and education initiative studies the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.   Family supoprt services available free of charge in English, Spanish and Cantonese. 

Freedom Rings: The LGBTQ Addiction Recovery Blog - an exceptional resource for those looking for support, help and connectedness during the recovery process: http://www.gay-rehab.com/blog/

GLSEN.  Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.      www.glsen.org 
"The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome any and all individuals as members, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools."

A Guide for Understanding, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families  This 8 page resource provides general information for service providers, educators, allies, and community members who seek to support the health and well-being of children and youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and/or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) and their families. This guide will help to promote full and affirming inclusion of diverse LGBTQI2-S youth and families in all aspects of systems of care.  8 page Guide includes Key Concepts, Myth Busters, Tips For Supporting Youth, Websites and more.   Poirier, J.M., Fisher, S.K., Hunt, R.A., & Bearse, M. (2013). A guide for understanding, supporting, and affirming LGBTQ12-S children, youth, and families. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

"High School Gay–Straight Alliances (GSAs) and Young Adult Well-Being: An Examination of GSA Presence, Participation, and Perceived Effectiveness"APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE, 15(4), 175–185, 2011  Read articleSource:  Family Acceptance Project

Huffington Post: Gay Voices at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gay-voices/            LGBT news.  

Lambda Legal  is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

LGBTQ Addiction Treatment - an online program perfectly suited to meet the needs of diverse groups of people: http://www.lionrockrecovery.com/online-intensive-outpatient/lgbt-friendly-addiction-treatment/

LGBTQ:  College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students    Resources available for identifying LGBTQ friendly schools. The guide is presented in four sections:  Identifying LGBT-Friendly Schools;  Scholarship Opportunities;  Additional Support Resources;  Community and National Organizations

LGBTQ College Student Resource Guide  College is stressful for every student.. This guide takes a look at those colleges and universities leading the way in providing curricula and resources to support LGBTQ students throughout their college experience. Information on resources, curricula, and student organizations is provided, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders to help alleviate some of the worries that LGBTQ students may have when it comes to postsecondary education.

LGBTQ: Student Resources and Support.   Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments. 

"LGBT Youth Topics and References"   at Find Youth Info:   http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/youth-topics/lgbtq-youth 

National Black Justice Coalition  The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia

National Center on Lesbian Rights  The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.

Opening Doors Project of the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law offers legal resources for child welfare professionals and LGBTQ youth in care. 

PFLAG. Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.     www.pflag.org 
"PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity."

SSWAA Member Speaks Out About Homophobia, Harrassment & Bullying, November 10, 2010

Teaching Tolerance.    www.teachingtolerance.org 
"A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools."

The Trevor Project:  "Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24."

Widespread Harassment of LBGT Students Reported  October 22, 2008  Links to 2007 Climate Survey Report and summary.

Youth Resource   is a Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.

 

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