Teachers' guide to LGBTQ youth resources
June 23, 2022
Updated June 23, 2022. Original article published June 4, 2015.
The following list of resources is designed to aid teachers looking for ways to support LGBTQ students.
Understanding LGBTQ youth
First Person | PBS Digital Studios
This show on gender and sexuality features interviews with leading voices from the queer community, as well as educational videos on topics like asexuality and pronouns.
LGBT Youth Resources | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides a list of resources for parents and educators with a particular emphasis on health issues for LGBTQ youth.
Young Adult Issues | GLAAD
A continually-updated breakdown of LGBTQ movies, TV shows, and pop culture, as well as features of prominent LGBTQ actors, actresses, songwriters, and more.
The Parents Project | Everyone is Gay
An informational website with support resources and advice for adults with LGBTQ kids and young adults in their lives.
Mental health resources
This organization provides a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline for LGBT young adults.
Provides a peer counseling hotline for LGBT youth as well as online peer-support chats.
Information for adults on how to prevent bullying against LGBT youth.
PBS NewsHour coverage
Feb 25, 2021
The House passes the Equality Act, a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other areas.
June 19, 2021
Photographer Jamal Jordan shares his book, “Queer Love in Color,” a collection of photographs highlighting LGBTQ+ couples of color across the world.
As a 25-year-old transgender man, Jackson Bird creates YouTube videos and hosts the podcast “Transmission” to educate others on transgender issues and create representation for transgender youth.
An educational organization that focuses on issues of gender identity and offers training materials for educators.
This organization connects Gay-Straight Alliance clubs at schools across the country, fostering acceptance and open conversation in communities.
Featuring stories, videos, and educational resources, It Gets Better highlights uplifting stories of LGBTQ+ people. View their free teacher guides and lessons here.
This list by Everyone is Gay shows a state-by-state breakdown of where LGBT youth can find support.