LGBTQ Resources

A List of Relevant Online LGBT Resources

www.thetrevorproject.org - The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

www.itgetsbetter.org - An excellent project spreading the message to our LGBT youth that no matter how difficult it may be right now, it gets better. This site is full of video and written testimonials of that fact.

www.glsen.org - GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.

www.pflag.org - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States.

www.matthewshepard.org - In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21 year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Matthew’s death moved many thousands of people around the world to attend vigils and rallies in his memory. Determined to prevent others from suffering their son’s fate, Judy and Dennis decided to turn their grief into action and established the Matthew Shepard Foundation to carry on Matthew’s legacy. The Foundation is dedicated to working toward the causes championed by Matthew during his life: social justice, diversity awareness & education, and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.  Matthewsplace.com is a website provided by the Matthew Shepard Foundation to support LGBT youth by providing a safe place to go for information and access to local resources.

www.campuspride.org - Campus Pride is a national organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

www.gsanetwork.org - Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs.

www.hrc.org - The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

www.imfromdriftwood.com - I'm From Driftwood is a blog of video and written stories from LGBT individuals from all over the country. The purpose of these stories is to show there are gay people in every small town and every big city across America and the world. To the gay teens struggling to come out and deal with their sexuality, who to this day still attempt suicide 4 times more than straight kids, it says “you are not alone.” Other people have dealt with similar situations, families, communities and churches, and have overcome and are now living happy lives. It can happen for you, too.

www.comingoutfrombehindthebadge.com - Coming Out From Behind The Badge is a collection of books by author Greg Miraglia about "coming out" as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or EMS professional who happens to be LGBT. One of the books, "American Heros Coming Out From Behind The Badge" features the coming out story of You Can Be Anything's Founder, Brett Dunckel.

www.anotetomykid.com - A Note To My Kid provides parents of LGBT and questioning youth, or any parent for that matter, with a platform for expressing unconditional love.

www.affordablecollegesonline.org - Attending college can be difficult, but lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students may have an even harder time than others. The following guide was created to help LGBTQ students understand how many campuses are helping to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive.

www.gograd.org - Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students: In this guide, you will find a variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree, and a scholarship application checklist to help you succeed in your academic pursuits.

www.bestcolleges.com - For prospective college students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or queer (LGBTQ), it’s crucial to find a college with a supportive learning environment where they can thrive. Campus Pride, the predominant national nonprofit organization serving LGBTQ students, functions as a primary resource for such a search. Each year, the site provides a comprehensive listing of the most LGBTQ-friendly colleges in the nation and hosts a college fair specifically geared toward LGBTQ youths and their families.