LGBTQ Youth

If you are a parent struggling to understand and accept your child’s emerging sexual orientation or gender identity we hope this website will bring you some peace. For countless centuries LGBTQ people have been starting charitable foundations; serving in the military with distinction; discovering technological breakthroughs; creating magnificent art and sculpture; penning renowned literature and music; winning Olympic Gold Medals; and helping to shape World Diplomacy - the very best in human achievement! Your child is the latest in a long line of extraordinarily gifted people who have contributed in countless ways to the world we share. It is our sincere wish that our work to bring about a long overdue appreciation for all that LGBTQ people have done will give you hope that a better future for your child is just over the horizon if we work together to support these very special young people.

Parental Resources

If you are experiencing anxiety about your child’s safety, if you think he or she may be the victim of bullying, or if you think your child’s school may not be as supportive and proactive in protecting and nurturing your child, please contact the following:

American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/youth-schools

Athlete Ally
https://www.athleteally.org/

BiNet
http://www.binetusa.org/

Brave Space Alliance
https://www.bravespacealliance.org/

Born This Way Foundation
https://bornthisway.foundation/

Campus Pride
https://www.campuspride.org/

Centers for Disease Control Youth Services
https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

Center on Halsted
https://www.centeronhalsted.org/

COLAGE
https://www.colage.org/

Equality Illinois
https://www.equalityillinois.us/

Family Equality
https://www.familyequality.org/

GenderCool Project | Showcasing Stories of Transgender Children
https://gendercool.org/

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
https://www.bravespacealliance.org/

GLAAD- LGBTQ Media Watchdog Organization
https://www.glaad.org/

GLSEN
https://www.glsen.org/

Human Rights Campaign
https://www.hrc.org/

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
http://www.illinoissafeschools.org/ 

Immigration Equality
https://immigrationequality.org/

It Get’s Better
https://itgetsbetter.org/get-help/

Lambda Legal Defense Youth Issues
http://www.lambdalegal.org/issues/youth

LGBTQ Student Resources
https://essayontime.com.au/lgbtq-students-resources-support/

Matthew Shepard Foundation
https://www.matthewshepard.org/

Movement Advancement Project
https://www.lgbtmap.org/

My Kid is Gay
https://www.mykidisgay.com/

National Center for Transgender Equality
https://transequality.org/

National LGBTQ Task Force
https://www.thetaskforce.org/

National Runaway Safeline
https://www.1800runaway.org/

NOH8 Campaign
http://www.noh8campaign.com/

PFLAG
http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=803 

Planting Peace- Equality House
https://www.plantingpeace.org/campaign/equality-house/

Point Foundation- National LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund
https://pointfoundation.org/

Teen Central
https://teencentral.com/

Trans Lifeline
https://www.translifeline.org/

Transgender College Student Resource Guide
https://edubirdie.com/blog/transgender-college-student-resource-guide

Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

True Colors United
https://truecolorsunited.org/

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services- LGBTQ Resources
http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/lgbt/