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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies are working hard to make policies fair and to ensure that LGBTQ people are treated equally. The information on this page can help you learn about issues that affect LGBTQ youth and access resources and opportunities for advocacy. 


The Trevor Lifeline is a 24/7 hotline that provides counseling for LGBTQ youth who are suicidal and/or in crisis. Youth can use TrevorChat to communicate with a counselor through instant messaging... Read more »


Get resources to create safer school environments for LBGTQ youth.

Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan met with students from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network to talk about their experiences with... Read more »

This Q&A from the Department of Health and Human Services explains how the  federal rule, “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity,” will... Read more »

Tools & Guides

A pocket-size resource, Coming Out As You aims to help young people think through their coming out process. It can be used by family and youth workers can use this resource as a tool in working... Read more »

Videos & Podcasts

President Obama wants you to know you are not alone. In this video, the President shares his message of hope for LGBT youth who are experiencing bullying. As the President says, if you are being... Read more »

Bryan Samuels, commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, and Andrew Barnett, executive director of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League, discuss the need to... Read more »

Youth Voices

"I’m trying my best to change misconceptions about gay people."

"I’ve learned to feel comfortable with who I am, and to speak up not only for myself, but for others. "

“I’m nongender, which for me, means that I don't identify as either male or female.”