Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

On this page you will find links to other youth websites. Find information about:


Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) forums
These are forums are for asexual (aces) people of all orientations.
Black Girl Dangerous
A blog written by and for queer and trans* people of color on a variety of topics.
Neutrois Nonsense
This is a blog by a “non-binary trans* person” and covers topics including transitioning, dating, pronoun usage and names, etc.
Scarleteen Forums
Here you can ask questions anonymously, in a safe online space, about a variety of topics. Forum topics related to LGBTQIA issues include: gender issues, sexual identity, and LGBTQA relationships.
Sex, Etc. forums
Teens can ask questions, and adult health professionals will answer.
Forums for trans-identified people of all sexual orientations, including asexual.
A social networking forum for LGBTQ and allied youth 13-24.

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This is a mega-ship of information, for GSAs, advocacy, and research.
A website for youth, this site has tons of information about sex education, sexual health, and everything in between.
Sex, Etc.
Sex education by and for teens. The LGBTQ section can be browsed in three sections: stories, FAQs, and resources.

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An organization for LGBTIQ youth of color in New York City, dedicated to training social justice leaders. They also have a Facebook page.
Fierce Youth Reclaiming & Empowering (FYRE)
This is the youth branch of SPARK, a reproductive justice organization in Georgia. FYRE “seeks to support and build the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, same-gender-loving, questioning youth of color and our allies, in Atlanta and statewide through relationship building, political education, resource development, art and media work and community based research.”
Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP)
This organization is for LGBTQ immigrants, and provides both advocacy and support. They also have a Facebook page.
The Brown Boi Project
This project provides leadership retreats and other resources to support “a community of masculine-of-center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.”

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(Fun) Reading

There are many Young Adult novels and children’s books about LGBTQIA identities. Check out these websites to make your reading list.

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Resources and community support for youth with LGBTQIA parents.
The Trevor Project
A 24-hour crisis and suicide-prevention center. You can talk to a trained counselor via their website or on the phone at 866-488-7386.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
This group works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.

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