• Youth Resource
    Online peer-based sexual health education by and for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24. Includes peer health educators, info for LGBT youth of color, young women, deaf, and rural youth. Information on HIV and sexually transmitted infections, substance use, self-injury, body image, depression, coming out, pride and coalition building, school issues, and healthy relationships.
    www.amplifyyourvoice.org
  • Advocates for Youth
    National organization that provides education, information and advocacy to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Child-parent communication initiative to help parents communicate effectively with children and teens about sexual health. Training and workshops, publications, and online resources. Materials for LGBT youth
    www.advocatesforyouth.org
  • GSA Network
    A national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
    www.GSAnetwork.org

  • GLBT National Youth Talkline
    Provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
    ww.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/talkline/index.html=
  • National Youth Advocacy Coalition

    National advocacy organization for LGBT youth. Youth conferences and education.
    www.nyacyouth.org

  • Third Wave Foundation
    A feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 13-20.
    www.thirdwavefoundation.blogspot.com

  • The Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
    www.thetrevorproject.org
  • TransActive:  Supporting Transgender Children and Youth.
    Seeks to improve the quality of life of transgender and gender-nonconforming children, youth, and their families through education, services, advocacy, and research.
    www.transactiveonline.org
  • Youth Guardian Services
    Provides internet services and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning and supportive youth.
    www.youth-guard.org

We recommend the following books. Each can be found on Amazon, but we also have copies of many of these titles. Don’t hesitate to ask!

Are you or someone you know being bullied? 

School Related Resources

According to research conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), more than 60% of LGBT students feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation and around 44% because of their gender expression. A majority of LGBT students experience cyberbullying and more than 80% of students hear “gay” used in a derogatory way frequently at school. In the school hallways, in the cafeteria, on the bus, and even in the classroom, LGBT students often feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, and targeted just for being who they are.

  • GLAD
    National organization for advocacy to promote safer schools
    GLAD.org
  • GLSEN
    National organization for advocacy to promote safer schools
    www.glsen.org

  • Safe Schools Coalition
    Coalition to provide school advocacy, training, resources and research to promote safer schools.
    www.safeschoolscoalition.org

  • GSA Network – Gay, Straight Alliance (GSA) Network
    Youth-led organization to provide networking and support for GSAs. Youth conferences, advocacy and training.
    www.gsanetwork.org

  • Gender Spectrum
    Provides education, training, and support to help create a gender-sensitive and inclusibe environment for all children and teens.
    www.genderspectrum.org
  • Stop Bullying. gov
    www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/at-school/build-safe-environment/index.html
  • Safe Schools NC is statewide non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safe and positive learning environment for all students and educators in North Carolina, with an emphasis on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.
    www.safeschoolsnc.com

Family Resources

  • Family Acceptance Project
    Based at San Francisco State University, the Family Acceptance Project researches how to improve family wellness and offers support to families with LGBTQ members.
    familyproject.sfsu.edu

  • PFLAG (National Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays)National organization for education, advocacy and support for families and friends of LGBT persons. Chapters are available in all states – check website for local chapters and educational materials for families.
    www.pflag.org

  • HRC FamilyNet
    A resource and online information base for LGBT families sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign
    www.hrc.org

Transgender Resources

More Resources for Trans Youth

Hotlines:

Trans Lifeline  1- 877-565-8860 Volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience.

Trevor Project Lifeline can be reached at 1-866-7386 for LGBT youth 24 and younger

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 can also be reached 24 hours a day by people of all ages and identities.

 Know Your Rights

Name Change in North Carolina

Changing Birth Certificate Sex Designations by state guidelines

Trans Roadmap – Name Change

http://www.transyouthequality.org/school Name Change and Pronouns at School

Dress Codes at School

Trans Student Rights – Facebook

 

FAQ’s for Parents

Tips for Parents 

Understanding the basics – transgender children and youth

Transforming Family A Los Angeles based family support group creating a positive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity.

TransYouth Family Allies TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Transactive Gender Center  provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and genderdiverse youth and their family in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.

PFLAG National Federation of Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays National organization for education, advocacy and support for families and friends of LGBT persons. Chapters are available in all states – check website for local chapters and educational materials for families.

familyproject.sfsu.edu  Based at San Francisco State University, the Family Acceptance Project researches how to improve family wellness and offers support to families with LGBTQ members.

Gender Spectrum  complete education on gender identity and gender expression for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Guidance to help organizations develop inclusive policy. Provides comprehensive training for schools and organizations working with children and teens.

MEDICAL and CLINICAL RESOURCES:

HRC Interactive Map  Clinical Care Programs for Gender-Expansive Children and Adolescents

Puberty Blockers

World Professional Organization for Transgender Health

 

Finding Insurance for Transgender Related Healthcare

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Jim Collins Foundation a national nonprofit organization with a mission to fund gender-affirming surgeries offers two grant options. General Fund grants cover 100% of the medical fees associated with the gender-affirming surgery. Hembrough Grants cover 50% of the medical fees associated with the gender-affirming surgery, requiring each recipient to match grant monies received with their own financial source.

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Parents of Transgender Children

Allies of Transgender Children

Trans Student Rights

The Face of Trans

 

FOR ALLIES

Tips for Allies of Transgender People

Trans* FAQ

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Gender Expansive Youth Report (HRC)

Gender-Related Resources

  • Gender Spectrum Education and Training
    Provides comprehensive training for schools and organizations working with children and teens. Training includes complete education on gender identity and gender expression for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Guidance to help organizations develop inclusive policy. www.genderspectrum.org

LGBT Legal Advocacy Organizations

  • LGBT Q Law Center – Charlotte
    www.fcsj.org
  •  Human Rights Campaign

    Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
    www.hrc.org

  • ACLU – LGBT Rights
    The LGBT Project works for an America free of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

    http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/lgbt-youth-schools

  • Equality NC
    Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians.
    www.equalitync.org

  • Family Equality Council
    Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated – especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
    www.familyequality.org

  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
    National organization that focuses on civil rights for LGBT persons and people with HIV/AIDS, including school-based victimization of LGBT youth, through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
    www.lambdalegal.org

  • The National Center for Lesbian Rights
    National legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
    www.nclrights.org

  • The National Center for Transgender Equality
    Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
    www.transequality.org