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LGBTQ Youth Partners and Resources

Posted by T. Resnikoff // October 18th 2013 // Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, UUA // 3 comments

Organizations for Partnership and Resources on LGBTQ Youth



Unitarian Universalist Association

UUA_Logo_Rev_ColorThe UUA is a go-to resource for support and help making your congregation more inclusive of LGBTQ youth, doing effective social justice work on the issues LGBTQ youth face, and more. Youth & Young Adult Ministries, LGBTQ Ministries, and your district office are all prime sources of support and guidance. This list came from the UUA’s Multicultural Ministries office. More information on UU LGBTQ ministries can be found here. www.uua.org/youth www.uua.org/LGBTQ www.uua.org/directory/districts


Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG_logoPFLAG promotes the health and well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. www.pflag.org


Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN_logoGLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe learning environments for students, envisions every child respecting and accepting all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. www.glsen.org

The Trevor Project

Trevor_Project_logoThe Trevor Project is a national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Trevor operates the only national crisis lifeline for LGBTQ teens and young adults, offers instant message counseling via TrevorChat and the is largest online social network specifically for young LGBTQ people, TrevorSpace. Hotline: 866-4Utrevor / 866-488-7386 www.thetrevorproject.org

 Family Acceptance Project

Family_Acceptance_Project_logoThe Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for LGBT youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness, in the context of their families. The organization uses a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children. http://familyproject.sfsu.edu

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

GSA_Network_logoNational youth leadership organization GSA Network connects Gay-Straight Alliances and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training, and supports young people in starting, strengthening, sustaining, and building the capacity of GSAs. http://gsanetwork.org

 True Colors

True_Colors_logoTrue Colors is a non-profit that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 2000 attendees and manages the Connecticut’s only LGBT mentoring program.


TransYouth Family Allies

TYFA_logoTYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. TYFA envisions a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated.



Centerlink_logoThe Community of LGBT Centers exists to support the development of strong, sustain­able LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement. CenterLink’s directory of LGBT community centers in the US and internationally is online in a new and improved format. www.lgbtcenters.org


Advocates for Youth

Advocates_for_Youth_logoAdvocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.


The Safe Schools Coalition


Safe_Schools_Coalition_logoThe Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of LGBT youth that is 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. www.safeschoolscoalition.org





This list was compiled by the UUA Office of Multicultural Growth and Witness.

About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
3 Responses to “LGBTQ Youth Partners and Resources”
  1. Allie Carville says:

    Great resource list! Thanks, Ted!

    I would also be interested in seeing or helping create a list for racial and accessibility related youth partners and resources.

  2. T. Resnikoff says:

    Hi Allie –

    Those lists are in the works. Please send me any partners or resources you’d like to see included.



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