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Coming Out Tips for Queer Teens

ARTICLES ON COMING OUT

“Bisexual Teens Set the Record Straight”
 
“Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are: Girls Discover Their Sexuality”

“Coming Out to Your Parents”

“I Think I Might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do?”

PERSONAL COMING OUT STORIES

Deaf Queer Resource Center 

Outpath Coming Out Stories

Oasis Magazine

Youth Resource
For stories from youth of color, check out http://www.youthresource.com/living/yoc/index.htm

ORGANIZATIONS/HOTLINES

Covenant House 9-Line
Hotline: 800-999-9999 (24/7) general teen crisis hotline

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline 
(888) THE-GLNH 
Peer counseling, information, referrals. M-F 4pm-12am; Sat. 12-5pm EST. Toll-free and anonymous.

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
121 W. 27th Street, Suite 804; New York, NY 10001; (212) 727-0135

The Hetrick-Martin Institute
2 Astor Place; New York, NY 10003; (212) 674-2400
Home of the Harvey Milk School 

Human Rights Campaign
Resources on “Coming Out in Communities of Color”

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC)
127 Collingwood Street; San Francisco, CA 94114; Talkline: 800-246-PRIDE 

National Youth Advocacy Coalition
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition maintains the nation’s largest resource clearinghouse on information about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people, as well as access to hundreds of LGBTQ youth and youth-serving agencies nationwide.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG)
1726 M Street, NW, Suite 400; Washington, DC 20036; (202) 467-8180
An LGBT-positive nonprofit organization with local chapters throughout the country offering support and education for the parents, families, and friends of LGBT people.

Peer Listening Line at Fenway Community Health Center
Hotline: 800-399-PEER; staffed by youth ages 25 and under on weekday evenings from 5-10 p.m.  

Queer Resources Directory
Includes more than 25,000 files “about everything queer,” including queer youth, family, religion, health, politics, and queer culture throughout the world

The Safe Schools Coalition 
Resources for GLBT youth of color

Sex, Etc.
A newsletter and website written by teens, for teens, on teen sexual health issues with a section on GLBTQ teens 

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