LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND INTERSEXED YOUTH
The Trevor Project: 24-hour Suicide Prevention Hotline for GLBTQ Youth The leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among GLBTQ youth. If you’re thinking that suicide is the only way out, please call: 1-866-488-7386, or visit the Trevor Project website:
National Youth Advocacy Coalition A social justice organization that advocates for and with GLBTQ young people in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being
Youth Guardian Services A youth-run, non-profit organization providing support services on the Internet to GLBTQ and straight supportive youth
Lonely? Find someone to talk to! To communicate online with other people your age who are going through their own coming out process, check out www.youthresource.com. Also, three terrific online communities are:
Learn about and participate in the annual Day of Silence
For summer fun (and who doesn’t like to go to camp?):
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LGBTQ STUDENTS AND STUDENTS WITH LGBTQ PARENTS
Colage Lee Dubin Memorial Scholarship For college students with LGBTQ parents
The Point Foundaton for LGBTQ College Students Provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
College Guide for LGBTQI Students: College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students
TO FIND LGBTQI ORGANIZATIONS IN YOUR STATE:
FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER SUPPORTERS
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) PFLAG has a Transgender Chapter, too
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
LAMBDA GLBT Community Services A non-profit GLBT agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence
Online magazine for kids with LGBTQ parents:
COLAGE A national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more LGBTQ parent.
Family Equality Council
Works at all levels of government to advance full social and legal equality on behalf of the approximately one million GLBT families raising two million children.www.familyequality.org
Intersex Society of North America — http://www.isna.org/ National Gay and Lesbian Task Force — http://www.ngltf.org/ Family Pride Coalition — http://www.familypride.org/ U.S. Human Rights Campaign — http://www.hrc.org/ International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission — http://www.iglhrc.org/ Stop the Hate! - Fighting Bias & Hate Crimes on Campus — http://www.stophate.org/ Bisexual Resource Center — http://www.biresource.org/ Lambda Legal — http://www.lambdalegal.org/
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ORGANIZATIONS
The Long Island GLBT Community Center Builds community for GLBT adults and families through social, cultural, and health programming.
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders - Long Island (SAGE-LI) Provides GLBT seniors ages 50+ with social support and health programming.
Equality Long Island (EQLI) Advances equality and justice for GLBT Long Islanders through lobbying and the endorsement and support of individuals running for public office.
PFLAG Long Island (Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians) Sharing information about helping you learn, understand, and grow with the knowledge that a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Pride for Youth Goal is to enhance the health, wellness and cultural competency of GLBT young people through supportive services, education and youth development.
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Long Island Information, Peer Counseling and Referrals. (631) 665-3700 Weekdays 7PM-10PM