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Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for the parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBT youth to have access to the resources they need to ensure their LGBT children are protected and supported.
- Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parentsexternal icon
If you’ve ever wondered if you’re gay, lesbian, or bisexual, you’re not alone. Many teens ask themselves this question, and here are ways to find some answers. For parents and caregivers, finding out your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, or bisexual can present challenges. Learn more about how to be supportive.
- Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Student Actionexternal icon
As a student, you have the power to make change in many ways in your school and community.
- Genders & Sexualities Alliance Networkexternal icon
GSA clubs are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities.
- HealthyChildren.org: Health Concerns for Gay and Lesbian teensexternal icon
Information for LGBT teens on sexual activity, substance use, mental health, discrimination, and violence.
- It Gets Better Projectexternal icon
The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.
- Q Card Projectexternal icon
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.
- Q Chat Spaceexternal icon
Q Chat Space is a digital LGBTQ+ center where teens join live-chat, professionally facilitated, online support groups. Also available in Spanish (disponible en español).
- Stomp Out Bullying: Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ Communityexternal icon
Schools should be a young person’s primary center for learning, growing, and building a foundation for success in the world. High school can be challenging for any student, but LGBTQ youth face additional obstacles of harassment, abuse, and violence.
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The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Includes national organizations that have made it their mission to support, represent, and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) groups that share a focus on child and youth welfare issues. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at:
In collaboration with the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, FAP also launched a national searchable map(opens in new window) of community support services that affirm LGBTQ young people, along with multilingual and multicultural evidence-based resources to increase family support for LGBTQ children and youth.
AIR's Health and Social Development program works with a range of youth-serving systems and agencies to improve policies, services, and care for LGBTQ youth. This site offers a range of related resources and technical assistance information.
American Psychological Association (APA) APA provides fact sheets, best practices and other resources for supporting LGBTQ youth. See the Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools adopted by APA and NASP.
Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) COLAGE unites people with LGBTQ parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.
Family Acceptance Project (FAP) FAP is a research initiative that helps support the mental well being of LGBTQ youth, parents and families. This site offers training, up to date information and publications to help students of different cultures and religions.
Family Equality Council (FEC) FEC works at the local, state and federal level to provide current information as well as equality maps to inform people about the LGBT movement. They also provide family stories and an online forum, "Ask the Experts."
Find Youth Info (LGBTQ Youth from the U.S. Government) Find Youth Info is an organization that connects youth to useful programs to help promote their wellbeing. It provides publications, briefs, guides and video podcasts on LGBT youth related topics.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) GLAAD uses different sorts of media platforms to increase LGBTQ awareness. They offer publications, resource kits, media training as well as a resource lists with information based on the major LGBTQ qualifiers.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) GLSEN is an organization that conducts research, partners with decision makers and other educational organizations to improve school climate for LGBTQ students. They provide year-round programs, educator resources and information on current policies.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) HRC is a human rights campaign that focuses on ending discrimination of LGBTQ individuals. HRC offers resources on various topics including: school resources for LGBT parents, resources on cyber bullying, and transgender issues in the K-12 system.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Lambda Legal is an organization that strives to help LGBTQ students in school, increase HIV awareness and challenge police and criminal justice. They also provide information on individual rights, LGBTQ legal cases and offer a Legal Help Desk.
National Workgroup to Address the Needs of Children and Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S and Their Families The Child, Adolescent and Family Branch ensures mental wellness and promotes the well-being for children at risk of having an emotional or behavioral disturbance. They provide technical assistance and mental health resources to families and youth.
Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) PFLAG is an organization that supports, educates and advocated for LGBTQ youth. They provide resources to children, families, friends and allies. Resources include: regional events, various programs, an online newsroom and outreach tools.
Project 10 Project 10 work with other LGBT organizations to ensure that all public schools are in accordance to federal legislation that support LGBTQ students. They provide resources for educators, school administrations, scholarships for students and other information for school staff.
Trans Youth Equality Foundation (TYEF) TYEF is a non-profit organization in Portland, Maine dedicated to providing support and advocacy for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth and their families nationwide.
Trevor Project The Trevor project is non-profit organization that works to end suicide in the LGBTQ population. They offer a 24/7 hotline, crisis counseling, educational resources and advocacy to help reduce risk factors for suicidal youth.
True Colors Fund The True Colors Fund helps to end LGBT youth homelessness. They provide programs in public policy, community organizations, youth collaborations, public education as well as research. They also offer workshops, and a map with LGBTQ friendly service providers.
GLBT ADVOCACY & YOUTH SERVICES, INC.
GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. is dedicated to
engaging in effective advocacy for LGBTQ people and
to ensuring the well-being of youth and young adults
struggling due to sexual orientation or gender identity
PO Box 3443
Huntsville, AL 35810
ALABAMA LGBT MENTORS
Alabama LGBT Mentors is a Facebook group that
provides a forum in which LGBT youth in Alabama can
connect with older, college-age LGBT students from
Alabama as mentors.
Identity, Inc. builds the infrastructure for a strong
LGBTQ community in Alaska through its core
programs, including Youth Program Support.
336 East 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
ANCHORAGE MPOWERMENT PROJECT (AMP)
The Anchorage MPowerment Project (AMP) is a group
dedicated to empowering young gay, bi or curious guys
by getting involved with and building a better
community for themselves and their friends in
The mission of 1n10 is to serve LGBTQA youth and
young adults. It works to enhance their lives by
providing empowering social and service programs that
promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership
development and healthy life choices.
Contact: Michael Weakley
The Homeless Youth Project offers advocacy,
information, a support group, access to shelters and basic
services to LGBTQ youth.
Phone: 520-624-1779 ext. 115
NWA CENTER FOR EQUALITY
Youth Equality Services (YES) is an LGBTQ youth
program providing a safe space for open dialogue,
support and authentic self-expression.
179 N. Church Avenue, Suite 101
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Toll Free: 888-391-9222
Christina Seitz, Facilitator
Resources for LGBTQ Youth By State
THE PACIFIC CENTER
The Pacific Center offers extensive LGBTQ youth
programming, including free drop-in groups, counseling
and opportunities for activism. The Pacific Center also
offers HIV counseling and information about testing
2712 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
STONEWALL ALLIANCE CENTER
The Stonewall Alliance Center has provided a drop-in
group for LGBTQ youth since 1994. Currently, it has
two discussion groups, SAY Twenties and SAY Teens.
358 East 6th Street
Chico, CA 95927
L.A. GAY & LESBIAN CENTER
The Jeff Griffith Youth Center
The Youth Center is a safe, welcoming place where
youth can get free meals, clothing and emergency
shelter, as well as housing and education support.
Transitional Living Program
This program offers LGBT youth 18-24 years old a safe,
comfortable place to live for up to 18 months in dorm style rooms.
Created by The Center, the mission of Latino/a Services
is to provide a safe, welcoming and culturally and
linguistically appropriate space that allows our
community members to accept and embrace all of who
they are, including their culture, traditions, language,
spirituality and sexual and gender identities.
1625 N. Schrader Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
LifeWorks Mentoring offers two mentoring programs
for LGBTQ youth ages 15-24. For youth ages 15 and
older, LifeSupport is a weekly peer mentoring program
where youth can come and talk with peers, make friends
and take part in monthly workshops.
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
SISTERS OF SAKIA
Sisters of Sakia is a collective that exists to empower
and specifically address the needs of young queer
women of African descent.
PO Box 743038
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Zuna proposes that in order to counter the effect of the
disproportionate impact of social discrimination and
stigma on black lesbians, we need the development of a
healthy black lesbian identity.
4660 Natomas Boulevard 120-181
Sacramento, CA 95835
THE CENTER LONG BEACH
Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment (MYTE) is
committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ
youth by providing a safe, affirmative environment for
peer interaction and by enlisting informed, productive
and positive role models.
2017 E. Fourth Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: 562-434-4455 ext. 227
STANISLAUS PRIDE CENTER
The GLBTQ Youth Group provides social opportunities
and support to LGBTQ and allied youth ages 14 to 9.
Youth can expect a safe, friendly and confidential
environment, with food and music provided.
201 Needham Street
Modesto, CA 95354
SACRAMENTO GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER
The Center provides a safe place for LGBT people to
seek free legal assistance, referrals and information
1927 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
WALDEN FAMILY SERVICES
Walden Family Services’ LGBTQ Network is designed
to meet the special needs of LGBTQ foster youth.
6150 Mission Gorge Road, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92120
LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES
With 25 comprehensive youth service programs located
throughout San Francisco in over 13 sites, Larkin Street
Youth Services is now an internationally recognized
model successfully integrating street outreach and
emergency shelter, primary medical care, transitional
housing, and job training and scholarship assistance to
get homeless and at risk kids off the streets.
701 Sutter Street, Suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94109
THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL,
TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN DIEGO
The Youth Housing Project will provide 23 units of
affordable, supportive housing for youth between 18-24
years of age, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth who
are currently transitioning out of foster care and/or group
homes or living in the streets.
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-255-7854 ext. 102
THE ARK OF REFUGE
The Ark of Refuge runs a 15 person transitional living
facility specifically targeting LGBTQ young adults in San Francisco.
1025 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
CENTER FOR YOUNG WOMEN’S
CYWD provides on-going opportunities to young low income lesbians of color who are involved in the
juvenile justice system and who have lived and worked
on the streets of San Francisco.
832 Folsom Street, Suite #700
San Francisco, CA 94107
Marlene Sanchez, Executive Director
LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
LSC provides confidential legal and related social
services to LGBTQ young people, free of charge. LSC
also provides legal representation in cases of
guardianship, emancipation, child abuse and neglect and
1254 Market Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER WELLNESS CENTER
AQU25A (Asian & Pacific Islander Queer and
Questioning Under 25, Altogether) is a program of
Asian/Pacific Islander (including multiracial/multiethnic
APA) LGBTQ youth age 25 and under.
730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
THE CENTER ORANGE COUNTY
This LGBT community center offers free drop-in HIV
testing six days a week, with a special youth drop-in
from 1:30-6 PM Wednesdays, as well as recreational
1605 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Counseling info: 714-953-5428 ext. 330
Youth info: 714-953-5428 ext. 206
BILLY DEFRANK LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
LGBTQ Youth Space is a community drop-in center and
mental health program for LGBTQ and allied youth ages
13-25 who live in Santa Clara County.
938 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Intake Line: 408-343-7940
Spectrum is currently hosting a monthly support group
for LGBTQ youth ages 14-19.
30 N. San Pedro Road, Suite 160
San Rafael, CA 94903
Youth: 415-472-1945 ext. 203
Counseling: 415-472-1945 ext. 273
SOUTH BAY CENTER
The Outlet is a social network for LGBTQ young adults
PO Box 4218
Torrance, CA 90510
Through its media arts programs, REACH LA is
committed to advocacy of LGBTQ youth rights,
visibility for the LGBTQ youth of color community,
fostering LGBTQ youth creative media expressions and
building connections to existing resources.
1400 E. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Mpowerment is Bienestar’s community level
intervention program targeting gay/bisexual Latino
youth ages 18 to 24 at risk of HIV infection.
5326 East Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: 323-727-7896 ext. 116
The Hillcrest Youth Center is a drop-in and recreational
center in San Diego County serving primarily Latino,
African-American, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and
Native American LGBTQ youth.
1807 Robinson Avenue, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-692-2077 ext. 116
THE GLBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF
Rainbow Alley is a drop-in center for youth, including
many in Out-of-Home care, that provides education,
advocacy, support and fun.
PO Box 9798
Denver, CO 80209
LA GENTE UNIDA
La Gente Unida is an organization serving the needs of
LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos in the Denver and Colorado
PO Box 11714
Denver, CO 80211
THE TWO SPIRIT NATIONAL CULTURAL
The Two Spirit Society of Denver provides community
outreach to GBLT Two Spirit, Native, youth, elders, and
the non-Native community.
PO Box 140634
Edgewater, CO 80214
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HARTFORD GAY AND LESBIAN HEALTH
Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective offers HIV
counseling, education and outreach programs and several
support groups, including the Rainbow Room for
LGBTQ youth ages 13-21.
1841 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06114
TRUE COLORS, SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
Components of the Safe Harbor Project include foster
parent recruitment, an LGBTQ youth mentoring
program and comprehensive training for those who work
with LGBTQ youth.
576 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Outspoken is a confidential social and support group for
LGBTQ youth ages 16-22.
Triangle Community Center
River View Plaza
19 River Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
Contact: Dan Woog
J.U.S.T. FOR YOUTH
J.U.S.T. for Youth aims to create a safe and nurturing
environment for sexual and gender minority youth in
families, schools and communities, while reducing risk
behaviors so they can develop into healthy adults.
1308 Delaware Avenue, Suite 10
Wilmington, DE 19806
COMPASS (GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY
CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES)
The HOPE Program offers a safe, non-judgmental
environment staffed by experienced counselors and
trained professionals and offers weekly social and
201 N. Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: 561-533-9699 Fax: 561-586-0635
ALSO OUT YOUTH
ALSO offers social activities, workshops, one-on-one
individual attention and crisis support for GLBT youth.
1470 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236-2906
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 941-544-7016
Office Phone: 941-951-2576
JACKSONVILLE AREA SEXUAL MINORITY
YOUTH NETWORK, INC. (JASMYN)
JASMYN provides support and advocacy for LGBTQ
youth under the age of 24 who are currently or were
formerly in foster care.
923 Peninsular Place
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Youth Information Line: 904-389-0089
ORLANDO YOUTH ALLIANCE
The mission of OYA! Is to provide a non-exploitative,
safe, drug and alcohol-free social outlet for youth ages
13-20 who are dealing with LGBTQ issues.
PO Box 536944
Orlando, FL 32853
THE ALLIANCE FOR GLBTQ YOUTH
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth offers care
coordination, community-based group and individual
counseling, prevention education and youth enrichment
1175 NE 125th Street, Suite 510
North Miami, FL 33161
Toll Free Number: 866-634-8087
Office Number: 305-899-8087
PRIDELINES YOUTH SERVICES
Pride lines is dedicated to supporting, educating and
empowering South Florida’s LGBTQ youth in a safe and
9526 NE 2nd Avenue #104
Miami Shores, FL 33138
THE PRIDE CENTER
The LGBTQS Youth Group includes two groups, one
for teens ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-21 that
provide a youth-led safe space.
2040 N. Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
SUNSHINE SOCIAL SERVICES, INC.
Sunshine Social Services provides life assistance and
mental health care for the LGBTQ community with a
focus on economically disadvantaged and marginalized
1480 SW 9th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Admin. Phone: 954-764-5150
Intake/Info/Referral Line: 954-548-4602
The Zebra Coalition is a network of organizations that
provides services to LGBTQ youth. These organizations
assess and support youth in need of shelter, emotional or
spiritual guidance, medical services or education.
PO Box 1513
Windermere, FL 34786
ATLANTA JEWISH LGBT CENTER
The Center offers a compassionate Jewish response to
LGBT Jewish people and their families by delivering
support, education and resources.
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
THE RAINBOW PROGRAM
The CHRIS Rainbow Program provides a safe and
supportive residence for homeless LGBTQ youth.
3111 Clairmont Road, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30329
Youth Pride offers Safe Zone, a daily after-school
program, and regular support and discussion groups.
1017 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
24/7 Crisis Line: 404-521-9711
FIERCE YOUTH RECLAIMING AND
Fierce Youth Reclaiming & Empowering (FYRE) seeks
to support and build the leadership and power of
LGBTQ youth of color and their allies, in Atlanta and
PO Box 8551
Atlanta, GA 31106
BOISE GLBT COMMUNITY CENTER
Youth Alliance for Diversity strives to provide youth
with the opportunity to meet and receive the support of
other youth who are LGBTQ and allied.
305 Adams Street
Garden City, ID 83714
AFFINITY COMMUNITY SERVICES
Affinity Community Services is a social justice
organization that works with and on behalf of Black
LGBTQ communities, queer youth and allies.
1424-28 E. 53rd Street, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60615
UP CENTER OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Talk it UP is a peer-run LGBTQ support group for
middle and high-school youth. LGBTQ youth can expect
an atmosphere of acceptance and support while meeting
other LGBTQ youth.
202 S. Broadway, Suite 102 (IMC)
Urbana, IL 61801
MID ILLINOIS YOUTH ALLIANCE
The Mid Illinois Youth Alliance is a group of LGBTQ
youth and their allies who meet weekly.
900 Main Street, Conference Room AB
Peoria, IL 61602-5004
HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTERBROADWAY YOUTH CENTER
Howard Brown’s Broadway Youth Center (BYC) is a
safe space in which young people can access
compassionate support, life-saving healthcare, and a
range of support services.
4025 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60613
HORIZONS COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
Horizons Youth Group provides a safe, supportive
environment for LGBTQ youth and young adults to meet
961 W. Montana Street
Chicago, IL 60614
LESBIAN AND GAY HOTLINE
Trained volunteer resource counselors assist callers to
the Helpline by providing information and referrals, as
well as support, counseling, and crisis intervention.
AMIGAS LATINAS YOUTH GROUP
Amigas Latinas is a youth group specifically for Latina
adolescents and 20-somethings who identify as LBTQQ.
The CRU (Committed, Responsible, United) is Project
Vida’s program for LGBTQ, curious, and down-low
Latino & African American men 14-24 years old.
4045 W. 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
INDIANA YOUTH GROUP
IYG provides a safe place, a confidential environment
and services which foster self-esteem, resiliency and
positive decision-making skills among LGBTQ young
2943 E. 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Ozone House provides a crisis line, emergency youth
shelter, transitional housing, drop-in center, counseling,
case management, street outreach, community education
and Queer Zone, a social and support group for LGBTQ
1705 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
102 N. Hamilton Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
24-Hour Crisis Line: 734-662-2222
UNITED ACTION FOR YOUTH
The GLBTQ & A Youth Group is a free, informal, drop in social and support group for LGBTQ and allied junior
and senior high aged youth.
410 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52245
24 Hour Crisis Services: 319-338-7518
IOWA PRIDE NETWORK
The Iowa Pride Network is a state-wide non-profit
organization that works directly with students, helping
empower them to start and enhance gay-straight
alliances in their high schools and colleges.
777 Third Street, Suite 312
Des Moines, IA 50309
Executive Director: 515-471-8062
Outreach Coordinator: 515-471-8063
LAWRENCE AREA GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
The mission of the GSA is to work toward a more
accepting environment for all people, regardless of
sexual orientation or gender identity, through education,
support, social action and advocacy.
LEXINGTON GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
The GSA provides a safe environment for LGBTQ youth
to meet, socialize, and support one another.
LOUISVILLE YOUTH GROUP
LYG provides a safe, fun space for LGBTQ youth.
PO Box 406764
Louisville, KY 40204
JUVENILE JUSTICE PROJECT OF LOUISIANA
The LGBT and HIV/AIDS Project is dedicated to
ensuring that LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system
receive quality representation and secure care facilities
and significantly reducing the number of incidents of
violence and harassment experienced by this population
in secure confinement.
1600 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF NEW
The young adult peer support and social group is open to
all people ages 18-24.
2114 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
My HOUSE is a program of Brotherhood, Inc. that
targets youth at high risk for HIV, including men of
color who have sex with men and young transgender
persons of color.
4032 Canal Street, Suite C1-A
New Orleans, LA 70119
PRYSM provides a safe and positive space for LGBTQ
and allied youth, offering social support, leadership
development, psycho-education about common
problems facing youth and community education.
165 Lancaster Street
Portland, ME 04101
Program Coordinator: Tara Roberts
Phone: 207-874-1030 ext. 403
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF
The Rainbow Youth Alliance is a support group for
LGBTQ and allied teens. RYA is a safe place to ask
questions, find mutual support and learn information
pertinent to their lives.
1 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
RYA Coordinator: Ryan Logue
GLBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF BALTIMORE
AND CENTRAL MARYLAND
Sufficient As I aM (SAIM) is a support group for youth
dealing with issues of sexuality, coming out,
241 W. Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
FENWAY COMMUNITY HEALTH PEER
The Peer Listening Line is an anonymous and
confidential phone line that offers LGBTQ youth a safe
place to call for information, referrals and support.
Toll Free: 800-399-PEER
BAGLY-BOSTON ALLIANCE OF GLBT YOUTH
The Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth is a youth-led,
adult-supported social support organization committed
to social justice and creating, sustaining and advocating
for programs, policies and services for GLBT youth
aged 22 and under.
Emmanuel Church Boston
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
BOSTON GLASS COMMUNITY CENTER
GLASS provides a drop-in center for LGBTQ youth
aged 13-25. It is a safe space to relax and socialize with
trained adults who are available to talk.
93 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02115
BOSTON AREA TRANSGENDER SUPPORT
BATS is a peer-run support group for transgender young
adults in the Boston area.
JUSTICE RESOURCE INITIATIVE-HEALTH
JRI-Health offers programs addressing the needs of
persons at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS, for
homeless, troubled, and GLBT youth, and for persons
with a broad range of disabilities requiring supported
25 West Street
Boston, MA 02116
Waltham House is a residential home that can house up
to twelve LGBTQ youth ages 14-18.
271 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-4506
ANN ARBOR’S TEEN CENTER
Riot Youth is a space for youth to talk and find support
about their struggles as LGBTQ youth.
310 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
RUTH ELLIS CENTER
The Center provides residential and drop-in programs
for LGBTQ youth. Ruth’s House provides youth 12-21
with two programs: semi-independent living for youth
ages 12-17 and transitional living for those aged 16-21.
Second Stories is a Monday-Friday drop-in center.
2727 Second Avenue, Suite 158
Detroit, MI 48201-2654
TRANS YOUTH FAMILY ALLIES
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering
with educators, service providers and communities to
develop supportive environments in which gender may
be expressed and respected.
PO Box 1471
Holland, MI 49422
Queer Zone is a weekly program that provides a safe
space for LGBTQ youth to congregate, socialize, build
community and access support.
102 N. Hamilton Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Crisis Line: 734-662-2222
One housing program offered by Youth Link is the Host
Home Program in which carefully-screened GLBT
members open their homes to GLBT youth.
41 N. 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
PRIDE (from Prostitution to Independence, Dignity and
Equality) is a nationally recognized and highly
successful program to help women, teens and
transgender youth get out and stay out of prostitution.
GLBT-KIDS offers resources to GLBT youth who may
have experienced trauma.
PRIDE Crisis Line Number: 612-728-2062
PRIDE Toll-Free: 888-PRIDE-99
GLBT-KIDS Phone: 877-452-8543
District 202 is a youth community center committed to
providing social, cultural and educational opportunities
by and for LGBT youth and their friends.
PO Box 8139
St. Paul, MN 55108
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE
GREATER ST. PAUL AREA
The St. Paul JCC teen department supports teens who
identify as GLBT or who are questioning their sexuality.
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul MN 55116
Teen Director: 651-255-4767
SHADES OF YELLOW
INSPIRE is Shades of Yellow’s youth-led program
aimed towards developing youth leadership for LGBTQ
Hmong (an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous
regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand) youth
379 University Avenue W. #213
St. Paul, MN 55103
GROWING AMERICAN YOUTH
Growing American Youth is a social and support
organization for LGBTQ youth 21 and under.
PO Box 11785
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-821-3524 ext. 3
Passages is a youth group for LGBTQ and allied youth,
providing educational information and experiences to
encourage personal growth and social interaction to ease
their transition into self-acceptance and to become
620 E. Armour Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64109
THE EQUAL YOUTH CENTER
EQUAL was founded on the belief that by giving youth
the power to organize, lead and collaborate, youth would
not only transform themselves, but transform their
PO Box 32974
Kansas City, MO 64171
WESTERN MONTANA COMMUNITY CENTER
Youth Forward is a safe and confidential gathering of
LGBTQ youth ages 13-19.
127 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite 202
Missoula, MT 59802
HELENA YOUTH GSA
Helena Youth GSA is a support/discussion group for
LGBTQ and allied youth.
Contact: Aileen Gleizer
RAINBOW OUTREACH METRO OMAHA GLBT
CENTER, GLBT CENTER YOUTH PROGRAM
The Center Youth program is a safe and supportive place
for LGBTQ and allied youth ages 13-23 to make friends.
1719 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68108
PROUD HORIZONS YOUTH GROUP
Proud Horizons is a youth group specifically for LGBTQ
and allied youth ages 13 to 23.
PO Box 390064
Omaha, NE 68139-0064
GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF
R.U.1.2. Youth Group consists of 13-19 year old LGBT
and allied youth. The participants are educated on HIV
prevention, coming out issues, drug and alcohol abuse
and many other topics.
953 E. Sahara Avenue, B-31
Las Vegas, NV 89104
CROSSROADS PROGRAMS, INC.
Project DISCOVERY provides specialized foster homes
for LGBTQ youth, aged 12-21, who are not able to live
at home but who are capable of functioning in a home
environment with extra support.
610 Beverly-Rancocas Road
Willingboro, NJ 08046
PRIDE CENTER OF NEW JERSEY
The Youth Drop-in is for LGBTIQ and allied youth ages
17 and under.
85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100
Highland Park, NJ 08904-2701
SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTER
The Social Justice Center offers True Colors, a drop-in
program for LGBTQ youth and young adults.
11 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
AFRICAN AMERICAN OFFICE OF GAY
T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness I’m Fabulous) provides
support to young African-American and Latina
877 Broad Street, Suite 211
Newark, NJ 07102
Outright is a social & support group for LGBTQ youth.
PO Box 4064
Concord, NH 03302
PO Box 842
Portsmouth, NH 03801
PO Box 492
Manchester, NH 03105
U21 is open to LGBTQ and allied youth under 21. It is
largely a social time with some planned events and
sessions, such as arts & crafts, poetry, information on the
community, films, dances and workshops.
1101 Texas Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
TRANS YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP
Young Women United
120 Morningside Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
AIDS COMMUNITY RESOURCES
AIDS Community Resources is a center of support for
LGBTQ youth throughout New York State. The Q
Center offers a number of programs, support group
meetings, and activities for youth.
627 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COALITION ON
APICHA offers a Young People’s Project, as well as a
weekly LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander youth group.
New York, NY 10013
THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People
of Color community organizing center, focusing on the
New York City area.
85 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
147 W. 24th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011-1911
BRONX COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER
Youth Services includes The Spot Next Door, a drop-in
center open Monday-Friday; Operation Home Base, a
case management program for homeless and at-risk
youth; free legal services; the Youth Leadership Institute
and a Youth Advisory Board.
448 E. 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
THE ALI FORNEY CENTER (AFC)
The Ali Forney Center offers a Day Center, Emergency
Housing Program and Transitional Housing for LGBTQ
527 W. 22nd Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10011
527 W. 22nd Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10011
HEALTH AND EDUCATION ALTERNATIVES
HEAT’s LGBT program provides case management,
HIV/STD screening, mental health services, hormone
therapy treatment and various social and support groups.
760 Parkside Avenue, Room 308
Brooklyn, NY 11226
SCO FAMILY SERVICES
SCO Family Services provides a continuum of
community based residential programs for 24 homeless
and at-risk LGBTQ youth.
1 Alexander Place
Glen Cove, NY 11542
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF
Sylvia’s Place is an emergency night shelter with beds
for GLBTQ youth ages 16-23. It accepts walk-ins after
6PM 365 days a year.
446 W. 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
New Alternatives provides basic items, case
management, recreation, community building, several
support groups and a Life Skills dinner group for
homeless LGBT youth ages 16-24.
50 E. 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
GAY ALLIANCE OF THE GENESEE VALLEY
The Youth Center is dedicated to providing a safe and
supportive place for youth ages 13-23 to discuss issues,
make friends and get support.
875 E. Main Street, Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14605
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The JCC offers two social and support groups for
LGBTQ Jewish youth: Cometfire for youth aged 11-14,
and Jqyouth for young adults aged 18-30.
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Contact: Scott Quasha
CAPITAL PRIDE CENTER
Center Youth offers LGBTQ and allied youth ages 13-18
a peer support group, healthy social opportunities and
various opportunities to participate in activism.
332 Hudson Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
GREEN CHIMNEYS CHILDREN’S SERVICES,
The Gramercy Residence houses 25 LGBTQ teenagers
in foster care aged 16-21. It provides a Supervised
Independent Living Program, the agency operated
boarding home for LGBTQ youth 12-16; a Transitional
Living Apartment Program for youth 17-21 and a Basic
Center that provides emergency shelter and referrals for
homeless and runaway youth 14-21.
456 W. 145th Street, Suite 1
New York, NY 10031
The Supportive Services Department of the HetrickMartin Institute provides services for homeless and atrisk LGBTQ youth.
740 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-674-2400 ext. 247
URBAN JUSTICE CENTER
The Peter Cicchino Youth Project provides legal
services to LGBT youth who are homeless, in foster care
or in the juvenile justice system.
666 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 646-602-5600 Fax: 212-533-4598
LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN
LFC has published a handbook for GLBTQ youth in
foster care with a list of resources in NYC and
information about legal rights. They also provide legal
services to GLBTQ youth in foster care.
110 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
STATEN ISLAND LGBT CENTER
The Center offers extensive youth programming,
including a drop-in space, support groups for teens and
young adults, safer sex resources and opportunities to
develop creative and leadership skills.
75 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-808-1360 Fax: 718-808-1397
In addition to health, legal, education, counseling and
career services, the Door also provides a wide range of
programs and services geared towards LGBTQ
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-941-9090 ext. 3328
FIERCE is a membership-based organization building
the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in
New York City. It develops politically conscious leaders
who are invested in improving themselves and their
communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership
development programs, and cultural expression.
147 West 24th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10011
GAY MEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT (GMAD)
MARS is the young adult program of GMAD, an
organization of gay, bisexual, transgender and
questioning men of color. MARS offers members
training workshops, recreational activities, connections
to local shelters and service organizations and a positive
space for GBTQ youth to socialize.
103 E. 125th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10035
Phone: 212-828-1697 ext. 117
THE RASHAWN BRAZELL MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP MENTORING PROGRAM
The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship Mentoring
Program connects scholars to a variety of professionals
who have pledged time and support for the Memorial
Fund, as well as the larger community of Africandescended LGBT people and their allies.
85 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 718-596-0342 ext. 45
SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT
Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides free legal services to
transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming low income people and people of color. It represents and
advises clients in a variety of contexts.
147 West 24th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Toll Free: 866-930-3283 Fax: 212-337-1872
BISMARK GAY AND PROUD YOUTH GROUP
NORTH CAROLINA LAMBDA YOUTH
NCLYN is collaborating with a transitional housing
agency in Durham to offer a residential program
specifically for LGBTQ youth.
343 W. Main Street, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27701
LGBT CENTER OF RALEIGH
The Center includes youth programming.
411 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Wrenn House is the only homeless/runaway crisis
intervention program and shelter for youth in the
Triangle. It partners with the LGBT Center of Raleigh to
provide services for LGBTQ youth.
908 W. Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
iNSIDEoUT is a youth-founded, youth-led organization
that provides leadership opportunities and a safe space
for North Carolina’s Triangle-area LGBTQ and allied
youth, both in and out of schools.
Contact: Corrin Donahue
TIME OUT YOUTH
Time Out Youth is dedicated to providing support,
advocacy and education to LGBTQ and allied youth
aged 13-23 in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
1900 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28205
LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER
The Center offers counseling support for youth ages 14-
24. Youth programming and HIV testing is open to
LGBTQ youth ages 14-24. The Trans-Formers program
is a support group for trans young adults ages 18-30,
facilitated by a licensed counselor.
6600 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
RAINBOW AREA YOUTH (RAY)
Rainbow Area Youth (RAY) is a peer-based support
group created to provide emotional support, social
opportunities, and health education to sexual minority
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2272 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo, OH 43620
KALEIDOSCOPE YOUTH CENTER
Kaleidoscope Youth Center provides a drop-in center,
counseling, homework help, and various recreational &
1904 N. High Street
Phone: 614-294-KIDS (5437)
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA TRANSGENDER
This group is for transgender people and their allies.
PO Box 75784
Oklahoma City, OK 73147-0784
GAY LESBIAN BI YOUTH GROUP
311 South Madison Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120-3208
OKC YOUTH UNITED
The mission of Oklahoma City Youth United is to
provide a safe, inclusive and affirming environment to
youth, 14-20, of all genders and sexual orientations from
the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
First Unitarian Church
600 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
OPENARMS YOUTH PROJECT
Openarms brings LGBTQ and allied youth together to
build a peer-based community that empowers them to
end isolation, create a progressive youth voice and
increase well being and self-esteem.
2015-B S. Lakewood Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74112
YOUTH SERVICES OF TULSA –LGBTQ
311 S. Madison Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120
SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH RESOURCE
SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free
and alcohol- and drug-free space for sexual minority
youth ages 23 and younger.
3024 N.E. M.L. King, Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
Phone: 503-872-9664 ext. 35
Outside In provides housing, education, employment,
counseling, medical care, food, recreation and a safe
space. Outside In is a national leader in serving LGBTQ
1132 SW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Medical clinic: 503-535-3890
TransActive is a monthly social & support group for
trans youth 12-21.
OHSU Richmond Clinic
3930 S.E. Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
LUTHERAN CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES OF
Bethel House is a group home for dependent LGBT
youth aged 15-18, in Philadelphia, PA.
937 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
ATTIC YOUTH CENTER
The Attic creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to
develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults
within a safe and supportive community, and promotes
the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society.
255 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
YOUTH PRIDE, INC.
YPI’s programming is dedicated to meeting the social,
emotional and educational needs of LGBTQ youth.
95 Cedar Street
Providence, RI 02903
AFFIRM provides LGBTQ youth education, social
activities and referrals to related services.
PO Box 4094
Greenville, SC 29608
WE ARE FAMILY
SafeSpace is a weekly gathering of LGBTQ and allied
youth 16-23 who get together to share their experiences,
express their feelings, and find encouragement among
PO Box 21806
Charleston, SC 29413
THE BLACK HILLS CENTER FOR EQUALITY
PRISM is a gay-straight alliance for youth ages 15-25
that provides support to young people who are in the
process of coming out, as well as their allies.
1102 West Rapid Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
CENTER FOR EQUALITY
The Drop-in Center is open regularly for youth and the
406 S. 2nd Avenue, Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
ONE-IN-TEEN YOUTH SERVICES
The Mission of One-In-Teen Youth Services, Inc. shall
be to provide a continuum of support and services to
benefit LGBTQ youth and youth-serving agencies
throughout Middle Tennessee.
703 Berry Road
Nashville, TN 37204
MEMPHIS GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY
Queer as Youth is a place for youth ages 14 to 19 to
meet and hang out with other youth while learning and
expressing their creativity in a safe space.
892 S. Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Out Youth’s mission is to promote the well-being of
sexual minority youth so that they can openly and safely
explore and affirm their identities.
909 E. 49 1/2 Street
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-419-1233 Fax: 512-419-1232
YOUTH FIRST TEXAS
Youth First Texas provides numerous resources for
LGBTQ and allied youth, including counseling services,
support groups, educational programming, recreational
activities and leadership development.
3918 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219
Toll-Free: 866-547-5972 Fax: 469-547-5972
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
UTAH’S HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE
HYRC runs a 3-part program for homeless youth, and
about 30% of the youth it serves report being LGBTQ.
Programs include a drop-in center, a transitional living
center and a street outreach program that focuses on
reaching young male prostitutes.
655 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
LGBTQ OUT OF HOME YOUTH INDEPENDENT
Melissa Larsen, CSW
Melissa is an independent consultant and trainer
concerning homeless LGBTQ youth and LGBTQ youth
in foster care.
GLBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF UTAH
The Youth Activity Center’s mission is to bring sexual
minority youth together to build a peer-based
community. The YAC serves homeless LGBTQ youth
and LGBTQ youth in foster care.
355 N. 300 W., 1st Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Toll free phone: 888-874-2743
UTAH PRIDE CENTER
Tolerant Intelligent Network of Teens (TINT) is the
Center’s youth activity center which provides a safe
place for LGBTQ people ages 14-20.
361 N. 300 W., 1st Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
The Mission of Outright is to build safe, healthy, and
supportive environments for LGBTQ youth.
241 N. Winooski Avenue
McClure Mutigenerational Building
Burlington, VT 05401
YOUTH OF COLOR SUPPORT GROUP –CASEY
This group is open to all teens of color, ages 13 to 17, in
Vermont’s Upper Valley. It meets on the first Sunday of
35 Railroad Row, Suite 400
White River Junction, VT 05001
Contact: Claudia Brandenburg
Phone: 802-649-1400 ext. 8142
Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth
(ROSMY) was created for all youth aged 14-20 who are
LGBTQ. ROSMY offers a drop-in center, support
groups, a youth support line and a leadership program.
2311 Westwood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Support Line: 888-644-4390
LA-BA-TE-YAH YOUTH HOME COMMUNITY
La-Ba-Te-Yah is an independent living program for
homeless youth, for urban Native Americans and youth
of color. There is case management on site. It includes a
9010 13th Avenue N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117-3405
Youth Care offers transitional living for homeless youth
18-21 and an emergency shelter for 12-17 year olds.
Isis House: 206-694-4507
The Shelter: 206-694-4506
24 Hour Help/Referral Line: 800-495-7802
SEATTLE COUNSELING SERVICES
Seattle Counseling Services specializes in providing
mental health services to the LGBTQI community.
Youth Services offers counseling and support groups for
1216 Pine Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-323-1768Fax: 206-323-2184
Lambert House is a center for LGBTQ and allied youth
ages 14-23 that encourages empowerment through the
development of leadership, social and life skills.
PO Box 23111
Seattle, WA 98102
OASIS YOUTH CENTER
Oasis is the only drop-in and support center dedicated to
the needs of GLBTQ youth ages 14-24 in Pierce County
and is a program of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation.
3520 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Office Phone: 253-671-2838
Emergency Cell Phone: 253-988-2108
VISTA YOUTH CENTER
Vista Youth Center offers LGBTQ individuals between
the ages of 14-21 a unique combination of direct service,
social service and referrals.
2625 W. Bruneau Place, Suite E
Kennewick, WA 99336
ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH
Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young
people make informed and responsible decisions about
their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for
Youth offers resources specifically for LGBTQ youth
and their families.
2000 M Street N
Washington, DC 2003
SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH ASSISTANCE
SMYAL is a center for LGBTQI youth that has a
comprehensive list of housing options for youth and can
refer to youth to the LGBT friendly housing.
410 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-546-5940 ext.104
Brotherhood University is SMYAL’s HIV prevention
intervention for young men of color who sleep with men.
Phone: 202-546-5940 ext. 105
MySistahs was created by and for young women of color
to provide information and offer support on sexual and
reproductive health issues through education and
2000 M Street N.W., Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
TRANSGENDER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
TGEA is a website offering a wealth of resources to the
transgender community in Maryland, Northern Virginia
and Washington DC.
LGBT CENTER OF SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN
The center offers programs and services for LGBTQ
people, youth, transgender people, people of color and
those with HIV/AIDS, LGBT seniors, parents and
family of LGBT youth and children with LGBT parents.
1456 Junction Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
MILWAUKEE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
Project Q, the youth program of the Milwaukee LGBT
Community Center, provides a safe space for LGBTQ
and allied youth ages 24 and under.
315 W. Court Street, First Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53212
WIND RIVER COUNTRY INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH
Wind River Country Initiative for Youth is an alliance of
LGBTQ and allied people of Native American and
Caucasian ancestry who work to address multiple
oppressions at the local level.