Exploring your sexual orientation and gender identity you can feel lost and alone. It might be hard to find local resources if you are not in a community that accepts you. One place you may turn to find information is the internet but sifting through all the sites and links can be overwhelming.
It is important to find a place where you feel like a part of a community that understands you. It helps to know you are not alone. You can find a safe place where you are accepted for your specific needs.
Below, we have compiled a list of some of the best LGBTQ+ resources that the internet has to offer.
Adult, Youth and Community LGBTQ+ resources:
The Safe Zone Project
A free online resource for resources and workshops. Check out the courses and activities available to help individuals around you become familiar with the LBTQ+ community and what it means to you. Check out the link below for more The Safe Zone Project Resources.
GLBT Help Center
Several helplines have been set up by the GLBT help center to act as a confidential resource for all groups from general to youth to senior individuals that may need support. The GLBT site even has a resource for finding LGBT near you!
A Safe Place is a place for equality for teens and adults. The Safe Place helps you and your peers to understand gender identity and sexual orientation. Check out the communities link where you will find resources to help your community become a safe place.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor project was created as a place for young people to turn when facing challenges related to their sexual orientation and identity. The Trevor Lifeline is a 24/7 support line staffed with trained counselors to help you in times of need.
The Coming Out Handbook
Knowing who and what to tell people when you are ready to come out can be intimidating. This handbook will walk you through understanding what coming out means to you and how you navigate the process. This handbook will support you in your decisions and conversations related to coming out.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC has a large list of resources that help individuals looking to support loved ones in the LGBTQ+ community as well as resources for educators and school administrators for bullying and more. Use this resource to educate yourself and the people around you. Click the link below to be taken to the CDC website:
The GLBT National Help Center
Youths can participate in the Weekly Youth Chatrooms. These chatrooms are monitored for youth who are 19 years of age and younger. Choose from The LGBT Teen Chatroom or the Trans Teen Chat Room to create friendships and connections with people who are in the same position as yourself.
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