Support and Resources For Our GLBTIQ
(Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer)
Youth And For Kids with GLBTIQ Parents
See Also Support for Straight or Gay Parents
And Family & Friends of GLBTIQ Children
If you are a young person who is considering suicide, please DON'T!
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
We have been where you are now. We got through it and we can show you how to get through it too. We have answers that you may never have considered.
Remember that God loves you, and with His help we WILL get you through this. We are here for you and we CAN HELP!
Write to and let's talk about it, or talk to someone in the Chat Rooms, or contact The Trevor Project For Our Youth.
In the USA:
Youth Crisis Line 1-800-448-4663
Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453
Boystown National Hotline 1-800-448-3000
Christian Gays Chat Rooms - We welcome you to our Chat Rooms. Connections is a safe place for young people. It is partly a dating service for older folks but it is also a friend finder for all ages, and you are welcome to join if you are 13 years old or older.
Have no fear. There is no "adult content" in any of the profiles, and the chat rooms usually have Moderators in the evening. We do not allow sexual predators or inappropriate conversation, and we monitor the conversations to make sure they are always respectful. You will be safe.
To find out when the Moderators are scheduled to be in the rooms, check our
Chat Times. Moderators will have an "M" beside their names. Let the Moderator know your age and they will keep a special eye out for you.
Come and enjoy the fellowship of other young people who are probably experiencing what you're experiencing.
If you have questions regarding your gender identity and your faith, please ask our Moderators. They are compassionate and loving men and women who would love to answer your questions and direct you to find answers for yourself. Our purpose is to support you.
18 yo T.J. Montoya Comes Out To The Church
It Gets Better - "How Could Anyone"
(Tone Cluster - quite a queer choir, Ottawa, Canada)
How could anyone ever tell you You were anything less than beautiful?
How could anyone ever tell you You were less than whole?
How could anyone fail to notice That your loving is a miracle?
How deeply you're connected to my soul?
Words & Music by Libby Roderick - Turtle Island Records
Libby's Website: Libby Roderick
It Gets Better - Canada
Successful gay Canadians tell of their youth and that It DOES Get Better!
The Trevor Project - It Gets Better
If you are a teenager considering suicide,
write to or call The Trevor Lifeline 866-4-U-TREVOR
Chris Colfer (from Glee) for The Trevor Project
It Gets So Much Better!
100+ Resources for Coming Out of the Closet
If you've finally decided to come out to your friends and family, it can be a potentially nerve-racking and possibly awkward situation for all involved. Luckily, there are thousands of others who've gone through the experience before you who have some helpful advice and pointers on making it a happy and liberating experience. Here are 100+ resources we've put together to help you get the guidance you need to come out and start living life openly.
321 Gay Teen Chat - is a huge chat that has gay teen chat rooms, lesbian teen chat rooms and bisexual teen chat rooms for chatters all over the world. Other gay chat centers such as yahoo gay chat and msn gay chat offer standard interfaces, unlike the award winning digichat interface which this site uses. Simply type in your chat nick name and hit connect to begin chatting.
COLAGE - Children Of Lesbians And Gays Everywhere
Our Mission: To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families.
People and Place: COLAGE was created for people just like you! In the United States alone, more than 10 million people have one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender parent(s). Today, COLAGE is the only national organization in the world specifically supporting children, youth and adults with LGBT parent(s). Using our experiences and creativity, COLAGE offers a diverse array of support, education and advocacy by and for folks with LGBT parents.
Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project - Equality for All
"We seek to foster change in our communities and our society at large so that people of all sexual orientations are valued and included. We will achieve this through community development, networking, outreach and political action."
Oasis Journals - A Writing Community for Queer and Questioning Youth
OK2BME - is a set of support services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in the Waterloo, ON, Canada Region.
These support services include:
- LGBTQ-positive individual and family counselling
- social and recreational groups
- educational groups
- a peer mentoring program
- parental support
- help establishing Gay-Straight Alliances and other similar initiatives in local schools
All of the services are free and confidential.
This is a wonderful website full of great resources including an invaluable list of Links.
Rainbow Rumpus - is a new web-based magazine for kids with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents featuring children's stories, poetry, drawings, cartoons, songs and videos. The magazine breaks new ground as it is the first publication by and for young children with LGBT parents.
"Rainbow Rumpus has attracted an amazing level of talent," said Laura Matanah, the magazine's publisher. "The members of our author advisory board--Marion Dane Bauer, Nancy Garden, Gregory Maguire, and Jacqueline Woodson--are all noted authors in the world of children's literature. The magazine also features music for children. The first issue includes a song by two-time Grammy Award winning children's musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer."
Rainbow Rumpus was conceived when Matanah's daughter was looking at a small photo in the Human Rights Campaign's magazine Equality. She exclaimed, "Look Mommy! A picture of two moms and twins! It's just like us!"
"I'm so excited to provide a venue for this work," Matanah said. "Our children want to see images of their families."
Plexed - "The Gay Youth Community"
- Forums, Articles, Blogs, Chat, Photos, Arcade.
Pride Rainbow Project - How You Can Help in a BIG Way
The Pride Rainbow Project is an initiative started by four youth at the Unitarian Church of Calgary. The goal is to create the longest Pride Rainbow in the world to show support for equal marriage. They plan to make a banner 5 feet wide and 3.2 km (2 miles) long. Though it's a youth-run initiative, anyone can help. The Project is looking for donations of fabric, money, and/or time, and also for the word to be spread about the Project and same-sex marriage.
SAY Outloud - (Support Alternative Youth) Outloud - is an online magazine for youth filled with lots of fun stuff, regular features and good information. It will be of special interest to youth and youth workers in Ontario.
YGA Magazine - Young Gay America Magazine - still a voice of integrity for gay youth
YLCG - Young LGBT Christians - for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Christians aged 16 - 30 in the UK.
YLGC is a place for young LGBT Christians to meet, socialise, hear from each other and support each other. We are based around an email list, and have quarterly meetings and regular social activities. For details of upcoming events, see our diary.
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