Direct Online and Phone Support Services for LGBTQ Youth

Feeling connected to peers through school groups and youth drop-in centers is crucial for LGBTQ young people. Sometimes, these places are the only chance for LGBTQ youth to fully be themselves and feel affirmed. When access to those programs and activities is limited or cut off, that can have a significant impact on their overall well-being. Here are some resources that LGBTQ youth and their parents/guardians can access online or by phone.

  • The Trevor Project has several direct online resources specifically for LGBTQ youth:
    • Trevor Lifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386.
    • TrevorChat is a confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor Counselor, available 24/7, at trevorproject.org/get-help-now/.
    • TrevorText is a confidential text messaging with a Trevor Counselor, available 24/7/365, by texting START to 678678.
    • TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 available at trevorspace.org
  • Q Chat Space is a bully-free online community of LGBTQ teens that can chat with other LGBTQ teens and trained staff from LGBTQ centers around the country.
  • Gender Spectrum Lounge is a global online community for gender-expansive teens, their families and support professionals to connect, collaborate and find resources.
  • Many PFLAG chapters are meeting virtually or providing 1:1 virtual support as requested for parents/guardians or LGBTQ youth. Go to pflag.org/find to look up the PFLAG chapter in your area and reach out by phone, email or on social media to learn more about their virtual support options.