LGBTQ Resource List

Adapted from GLAAD & Safe Zone Project

Asexual

Bisexual

Youth

Military

Transgender

Aging

Families

General

Substance Use

Mental Health

Autism-Specific

Christian

  • Soul Force – http://soulforce.org/ – Family that travels and does speaking events, have a ton of materials on their site, and do an “equality ride” (super cool), all from a Christian perspective
  • The “Not All Like That” (NALT) Project – http://notalllikethat.org – videos of (awesome) Christians (mostly families) explaining how they fully support LGBTQ people and that being Christian shouldn’t mean being anti-gay.
  • Religious Institute — http://www.religiousinstitute.org — “A multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.”

Political


Education

Answer — http://answer.rutgers.edu/page/training —  A sex education resource aimed at providing high-quality training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals.  Includes online workshops, webinars, and other resources about LGBTQ inclusive/sensitive sex ed and more.

Everyday Feminism — www.everydayfeminism.com — “Learn how to heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization,” with plenty of articles about classgenderLGBTQIA issues, and race.

Get Real — www.getrealeducation.org — “Comprehensive Sex Education That Works.”

It’s Pronounced Metrosexual — www.itspronouncedmetrosexual.com — an online resource educating on issues of identity, sexuality, gender, privilege, and oppression, but in a fun, approachable way (by Safe Zone Project co-creator, Sam Killermann).

Top LGBTQ-Friendly Universities in the World: International students and American students pondering going to school abroad will find this global list useful.

Campus Pride’s Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities: Campus Pride also produces its own list of queer-friendly universities50 Great LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges: Read about how schools make sure that LGBTQ+ students are treated fairly by staff and other students.

The Best College for LGBTQ+ Students in Each State: BestColleges partnered with Campus Pride to produce this list of accepting colleges across the country.

Best LGBTQ Schools: The 50 best schools for LGBTQ+ students are listed here.

LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges: Industry giant the Princeton Review also produces a list of the most welcoming colleges nationwide.

Ten of the Most LGBTQ-Friendly U.S. Universities: Here are ten of the most accepting schools nationwide.

Gay-Friendly Colleges: These schools offer a thriving campus life for gay students.

Community

Beyond campus, it’s important to carve out a community for yourself. For students of faith, that includes finding a church or other religious home you feel comfortable with. Other students might prioritize meeting other members of the LGBTQ+ community to form friendships with people outside of college and find possible mentors. Many students also want to find events and other ways to form connections off-campus.

Support Groups

LGBTQ+ students need the same support as all other students, but as a group, they also have individual needs. Finding a welcoming support group is important for many students. Locally, many schools offer gay-straight alliances and pride groups. There are also a plethora of online resources to help you find a local group or connect with other people online.

  • How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance: Many schools already offer a gay-straight alliance, but this information can help you start one if there isn’t one on your campus.
  • True Colors United: True Colors United works to help LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness.
  • LGBTribe: This peer-to-peer support group offers help from those facing similar life issues.
  • Support and Discussion Groups: From Arab-American LGBT people to LGBTQ+ people in AA, this site offers a variety of specialized support groups, many of which meet online using Zoom or Discord.
  • LGBT Chat Rooms: Find support for LGBT teens in these moderated chats.

Anti-Bullying Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Bullying is a real concern for LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. In 2017, 33% of LGBTQ+ students surveyed reported being bullied at school, and 27% reported experiencing cyberbullying. Meanwhile, 17.1% of heterosexual students said they were bullied at school, and 13.3% said they had been bullied online. It’s important to know that if this happens to you, you’re not alone, and there are resources that can help you.

Reading Clearinghouses

Other Resources

Pronouns Practice

Articles & Blog Posts

Finding Better Terms and Definitions


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