LGBT Resources: Learn More, Get Involved, and Be Proud of Who You Are!

Whether you are looking for basic information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) terms and concepts or want to know what it means to be an ally, we’ve gathered several helpful LGBT-related resources for you here. Discover resources that cover multiple LGBT topics, review issues that especially affect LGBT youth, and suggest ways you can get involved in supporting your LGBT community!

LGBT resources

General Information on LGBT Issues:

  • Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) — Start right here, at YE4C! Learn about issues that affect LGBT youth and access resources and opportunities for advocacy.
  • Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) — Get practical tips and real-world examples on how to be a straight ally for LGBT people.
  • YouthResource — Get real answers on LGBT sexual health, advocacy, and culture from this website created by and for LGBT youth.

Bias and unwelcoming environments put LGBT youth at a higher risk of experiencing bullying, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and homelessness compared to their peers.[i] The organizations listed below provide information on why LGBT youth are at greater risk for experiencing these issues than their peers, and how services and welcoming communities can help.

Organizations Working to Improve LGBT Outcomes:

  • The Trevor Project — Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBT youth.
  • It Gets Better Project — Supports LGBT youth facing harassment and bullying by helping them through the tough times and giving them access to a community of supporters.
  • Stopbullying.gov — Offers tips to trusted adults, such as parents, teachers, or school counselors, on how to create a safe environment for LGBT youth and to talk about and prevent bullying.

Want to do more to support LGBT youth? These resources provide some great ways to get involved in your school or community.

Groups to Help You Get Active in Your Community:

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For more resources, check out PFLAG’s list of recommended online LGBT resources for families, youth, and teachers that focus on issues such as health, faith, and advocacy as they relate to LGBT youth issues.

To learn more about LGBT topics, visit Youth.gov and read about YE4C Change Makers Josh, Amanda, and endever*.

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[i] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm