Selected national resources included here help to provide peer and family support to reduce mental health risks, promote well-being and increase family and social support for LGBTQ young people. These resources include major national LGBTQ organizations that help families & youth to access school, community and family support. Other organizations that may provide some national services are included in the searchable map on our home page.
Campus Pride National organization that creates a safer college environment for LGBTQ students by developing resources, programs, services and supports on leadership, campus safety and college fairs across the U.S.
CenterLink National organization that provides capacity building and connects more than 270 LGBTQ community centers across the U.S. in 45 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as several other countries. CenterLink provides a searchable database of LGBTQ centers where LGBTQ people, families, providers and others can find and access LGBTQ services in their communities, including counseling and support services. LGBTQ community centers in CenterLink’s database are also included in the searchable map on our home page.
Family Acceptance Project (FAP) National research, education and training program that helps ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children. FAP conducted the first research on LGBTQ youth and families and developed the first evidence-based family support model to help families to decrease rejection and health risks and to increase support and well-being for LGBTQ young people. FAP provides training for agencies, families, providers and religious leaders on increasing family support to reduce risk for suicide, homelessness and other serious health risks and using FAP’s multilingual educational materials and family support framework.
Gender Cool Youth-led project that provides positive images, resources and experiences of transgender and non-binary youth who are thriving and affirmed. Education and guidance on supportive policies for the workplace and schools, and positive parent-to-parent communication to support transgender youth.
Gender Spectrum National organization that provides education and support for families with transgender and gender diverse children and youth, support groups and an annual conference for children, youth and families. Gender Spectrum also provides training for schools and organizations working with children & teens.
National network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters that work to promote safe schools for LGBTQ students. GLSEN provides resources for educators and students, conducts school climate research, provides guidance on comprehensive school policies and information on bullying and school safety.
National organization with nearly 400 chapters across the U.S. that provides education and support for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people through individual and peer support groups, public education and advocacy. PFLAG is the first organization founded for parents, families and friends of LGBTQ people. PFLAG’s website provides a map to find chapters and support in local communities, in person and online.
National organization that provides education and support for families with transgender and gender diverse children and youth and an annual conference for families and their transgender children (Gender Odyssey). Formerly called Gender Diversity, TransFamilies provides online parent support groups in English & Spanish, a transgender youth leadership program and youth support groups, as well as training for schools and organizations.
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