Children & Youth

Children & Youth

Being supported at home, in school and in the community is important for all children and youth – especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. From creating an inclusive learning environment for students – whether a student is in the process of transitioning or she has two moms – to understanding the challenges and resiliency of LGBTQ youth, HRC provides a wealth of resources for supporting LGBTQ youth.

Welcoming Schools

HRC's Welcoming Schools program helps build LGBT-inclusive classrooms

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is an LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bulling in K-5 schools.

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Time to Thrive

Time to THRIVE 2016

Our annual Time to THRIVE Conference is the hallmark of our Youth Well-Being Project. The 3rd Annual Time to THRIVE Conference – for youth-serving professionals and promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth – will take place February 12-14, 2016.

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Cutting-Edge Research

HRC’s report, Growing Up LGBT in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17. Our four subsequent reports focus on bisexual youth, transgender and gender-expansive youth, Latino youth, and the experiences of coming out.

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Support for LGBT Youth

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth and their families.

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Transgender Children & Youth

Jazz Trans Youth

HRC is committed to providing the kinds of resources children, families and other youth-serving professionals need to support one another in their journeys.

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Teen Dating Violence

LGBTQ teen dating violence

As difficult as it may be to admit, LGBT people – including LGBTQ youth – can be and are perpetrators of violence as well as its victims, and too often, that violence occurs in the context of romantic and/or sexual relationships. The limited data available on LGBTQ teen dating violence shows significantly higher rates of dating violence among LGB youth than among non-LGB youth and transgender youth reported the highest rates of dating violence.

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More Resources

Find additional resources on LGBTQ youth issues, including coming out and how to support LGBTQ youth as an adult.