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Youth Culture and LGBTQ Youth Resources

Youth Culture

Transitioning from childhood to adulthood can be challenging and presents opportunities to learn about youth "culture." The three videos explore topics ranging from effective communication to technology in youth culture.

The Network on the Transitions to Adulthood Leaving OMH site
Examines the policies, programs, and institutions that support young people as they move into adulthood.

YOUTH POWER! Youth Culture presentation
This presentation will familiarize you with the basics of youth culture.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth Resources

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) works to make sure every student, in every school, is valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. GLSEN helps to improve the school environment for LGBTQ young people by working with teachers, students and school administrators across the country.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 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.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to (LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Director
The directory allows users to find local resources throughout the U.S.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.