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Friday, October 01, 2010

Resources for LGBTIQ Youth

In the wake of the recent rash of queer youth suicides, we thought it would be helpful to post these resources for LGBTIQ youth and their supporters ...

The Trevor Project is a 24-hour, national help line for gay and questioning teens: U.S. toll-free phone no.: 866-4U-TREVOR,

Here are some words of encouragement from the "It Gets Better" video campaign devised by Dan Savage:

Other groups that serve young people and address the issue of bullying include:

Angels and Doves is a U.S. anti-bullying non profit organization:

The National Center for Bullying Prevention promotes awareness and effective ways to respond to bullying:

Matthew’s Place, run by The Matthew Shepard Foundation, is an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth:

GLSEN (the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network) also works to eradicate bullying and bias in U.S. schools:

STOMP Out Bullying focuses on reducing bullying and cyber-bullying:

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of LGBT persons, their families and friends through: support to cope with an adverse society; education to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights: www/


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