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LGBTQ Youth Resources

All students deserve an equal opportunity for the development and expression of their personal identity in a safe and accepting settings. Positive environments are vital to helping all students thrive. See below for information and resources for LGBTQ youth, their families, and their educators.

 
Resources for LGBTQ Youth Resources for Parents, Guardians, & Family Members of LGBTQ Youth Resources for Educators & School Administrators of LGBTQ Youth




 
 

Resources for LGBTQ Youth

 It is important for LGBTQ youth to have access to resources and support to deal with the questions and challenges they may face as they mature.
 
   
If you've ever wondered if you're gay, lesbian, or bisexual, you're not alone. Many teens ask themselves this question. It is a normal part of life.
 
   
Students have the power to make changes in their schools and communities.
 
   
Helping teens between the ages of 13 and 19 navigate their gender identity.
 
   
Learn about the rights of gender-nonconforming students, as well as resources available to them.
 
   
Trans and queer youth uniting for gender justice.
 
   
The It Gets Better Project reminds teens in the LGBTQ community that they are not alone and life will get better.
 
   
The Q Card is a simple and easy-to-use communication tool designed to empower LGBTQ youth to become actively engaged in their health, and to support the people who provide their care.
 
   
The Q Center Central New York is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families, and their allies to gather.
 
   
This reading list offers a selection of fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs for and about transgender people.
 
   
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and those perceived as LGBT are at an increased risk of being bullied. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBT youth.
 
   
Stepping outside the gender binary when addressing/talking about gender-fluid individuals.
 
   
TKPRF is committed to enhancing the future lives of TransKids, funding research to study the current challenges of trans youth, supporting TransKids in schools, and much more.
 
   
A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
 
   
Information about gender identity and expression, as well as resources for transgender individuals.
 
   
Education, advocacy, and support for transgender youth and their families.
 
   
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.


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Resources for Parents, Guardians, & Family Members of LGBTQ Youth

 It is critical for parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBTQ youth to have access to resources they need to ensure their LGBTQ children are protected and supported.
 
   
LGBTQ youth need parents who respect, support, and listen to them.
 
   
Information about transgender people, gender identity, and gender expression.
 
   
Understanding sexual orientation and gender identity.
 
   
The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education, and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth.
 
   
Finding out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, or bisexual can be difficult. Learn more about how to engage with your child on this topic.
 
   
Links and resources about transgender youth.
 
   
This resource guide was developed to help practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as LGBT.
 
   
For transgender and gender-expansive youth, parental support is incredibly important.
 
   
Information for parents on how youth experience sexual attraction and orientation, as well as how parents or guardians may feel about and deal with youth on this topic.
 
   
Information about PFLAG’s confidential peer support and education in communities.
 
   
Information on how parents can promote positive health outcomes for their LGB teen.
 
   
Information for parents and guardians to use in discussing sexual orientation with children and teens.
 
   
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and those perceived as LGBT are at an increased risk of being bullied. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBT youth.
 
   
Transgender Parents FAQ’s, a Guide to Gender Identity, and more.


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Resources for Educators & School Administrators of LGBTQ Youth

Because some LGBTQ youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience bullying or other aggression in school, it is important that educators, counselors, and school administrators have access to resources and support to create a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.
 
   
Lesson plans, tips and strategies, background information, and additional resources to help youth-serving professionals create safe spaces for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
 
   
The Safe and Supportive Schools Project promotes safe and supportive environments to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among adolescents.
 
   
Just the Facts provides information and resources for principals, educators and school personnel who confront sensitive issues involving gay, lesbian and bisexual students.
 
   
Accurate information for those who want to better understand sexual orientation.
 
   
“Bullied” is designed to help administrators, teachers, and counselors create a safer school environment for all students, not just those who are gay and lesbian.
 
   
GLSEN educator guides and lessons to support your curriculum and practices.
 
   
GSA clubs can make schools safer and more welcoming for LGBTQ youth.
 
   
Learn more about how HIV disproportionately affects young men who have sex with men.
 
   
Resources to help school psychologists and other school leaders in developing and implementing policies and practices that respect the rights of transgender and gender diverse students.
 
   
Questions and answers on sexual orientation, gender identity, and risks or challenges some LGBTQ youth may experience.
 
   
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) youth and those perceived as LGBT are at an increased risk of being bullied. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBT youth.

   
Anyone can fall victim to drug and alcohol addiction, but some groups are more at risk than others.
 
   
A guide for being inclusive of transgender.
 
   
The Trevor Project’s “Trainings for Professionals” include in-person Ally and CARE trainings designed for adults who work with youth. These trainings help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.


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Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021