4.3 Online resources for LGBTQIA youth
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
There are many Young Adult novels and children’s books about LGBTQIA identities. Check out these websites to make your reading list.
- Lambda Literary
- Rainbow Books
- Lee Wind
- Stonewall Book Awards
- GLBTQ Nonfiction for Teens
- Gay and Lesbian Children’s Books
- Gay-themed Picture Books
- 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.