Resources for LGBTQ Youth

By Our Bodies Ourselves | October 15, 2011
Last Revised on May 9, 2014

There are queer and trans teens across the country—we just need to find each other!

It’s important to find peers and adults who can understand and relate, especially if you feel confused, depressed or angry about being different and the negative ways other people often respond to difference.

Some schools have gay/straight alliances and promote a Day of Silence to bring attention to anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment. Check out the videos at the It Gets Better Project.

Many cities have an LGBTQ center that offers free or sliding-scale counseling, support groups, and social services. Some larger cities have centers specifically for queer or trans youth. Here are some additional resources: