LGBTQ+ Resources: For Youth, Friends, and Supporters

Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the needs of LGBTQ+ youth can differ from their heterosexual peers. It is critical for parents, guardians, and other family members to have the necessary information and resources to ensure their LGBTQ+ children are protected and supported.

The following resources can help promote mental health and wellness among LGBTQ+ youth, their friends, parents, and family members:

  • It Gets Better Project
    The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.
  • Q Card Project
    The Q Card is a simple and easy-to-use communication tool designed to empower LGBTQ youth to become actively engaged in their health and to support the people who provide their care.
  • Q Chat Space
    Q Chat Space is a digital LGBTQ+ center where teens join live-chat, professionally facilitated, online support groups.
  • Stomp Out Bullying: Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ Community
    Schools should be a young person’s primary center for learning, growing, and building a foundation for success in the world. Like any student, LGBTQ+ individuals deserve to be treated with tolerance, respect, and dignity. Sexual orientation or identity should never matter.

This information was derived from an article on citing resources from the CDC.