GBLTTQQ is a common acronym for people who
identify as Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian,
Transsexual, Transgendered, Queer, or
Questioning. The Freechild Project has found queer youth across the
US who are engaging in their communities,
fighting for their own rights and those of
their friends, families, and communities.
The following resources have been
identified by Freechild as resources to educate
young people and their adult allies advocate
for GBLTTQQ youth rights.
Organizations and Websites
Youth Resource For gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and transgender (GLBT) youth resources.
Ambiente Joven Resources and an online
community for Latino/Latina GLBT youth.
Youth.Org A service run by
volunteers, created to help self-identifying gay, lesbian, bisexual
and questioning youth. Exists to provide young people with a safe
space online to be themselves.
Youth Pride Youth Pride is an Atlanta
based outreach, education and support group, designed to meet the
needs of LBGTQQ youth in Atlanta. Started in 1995 Youth Pride is the
only program in Atlanta specifically designed to meet the needs of
Queer Youth Rights A program of the Seattle
Young People's Project, designed to build awareness and opportunities
for queer youth.
National Youth Advocacy Coalition The National Youth Advocacy
Coalition (NYAC) is the only national organization focused solely on
improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
questioning (LGBTQ) youth through advocacy, education, and
Youth Guardian Services Youth Guardian Services is
a youth created and youth run non-profit organization whose aim is to
provide internet support services to LBTGQQ youth. YGS provides
e-mail lists and discussion groups for LBTGQQ youth and their straight
supporters as well as e-mail lists for school and community groups.
They also run ELIGHT.org, one of the world's largest gay youth
websites. It's mission is to provide a literary freelance publishing
forum for gay teens, provide a webspace for gay teens to express
thoughts, emotions, and feelings, provide support and guidance, and
provide a space where youth can see they are not alone.
Youth Resource YouthResource, a Web site
created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and
questioning (GLBTQ) young people 13 to 24 years old, takes a holistic
approach to sexual health by offering support, community, resources,
and peer-to-peer education about issues of concern to GLBTQ young
people. YouthResource has four focus areas: health, advocacy,
community, and issues in our lives.
The Safe Schools Coalition The Safe Schools Coalition
is A Public-Private Partnership in Support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
and Transgender Youth working to help schools - at home and all over
the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where
every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless
of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Gay Straight Alliance Network Gay-Straight Alliance
Network is a youth-led organization that connects school-based
Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources.
Through peer support, leadership development, and training, GSA
Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and
sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to: 1. create safe
environments in schools for students to support each other and learn
about homophobia and other oppressions, 2. educate the school
community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation
issues, and 3. fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in
GLESN GLSEN is an education
organization working to create safe schools for all lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender people. GLESNís work includes; local
organizing, impacting public policy, shaping public opinion, educating
the educators, and helping students fight for their rights.
writing community and bulletin board for queer and questioning youth.