LGBTQ Youth

Challenges faced by LGBTQ youth are changing, but what they always need is support from each other and the adults in their lives.

For HRC's resources for educators, please visit WelcomingSchools.org. To learn about our annual gathering of LGBTQ youth-serving professionals, visit TimetoThrive.org.

Being supported at home, in school and in the community is important for all children and youth – especially 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 support.

Transgender, LGBTQ Youth, Allies, State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

Myths and Facts: Battling Disinformation About Transgender Rights

Lawmakers across the country have recently proposed a number of bills that target the transgender community. The majority of these bills attempt to restrict transgender kids’ participation in school sports…

LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ-Inclusive Position Statements and Resolutions

Major health, education, and child welfare organizations have released a national call to action in response to recently released data from the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBSS), which…

Allies, Transgender, LGBTQ Youth

Count Me In Social Media Images

Transgender and non-binary people are our neighbors, co-workers, family members and friends, yet are facing a rising tide of stigma, hateful rhetoric and violence. It is time for us as…

LGBTQ Youth, Parenting

A Parent’s Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality National Council Members Debi Jackson, Mimi Lemay, Kim Lesher, and Lizette Trujillo along with Welcoming Schools Facilitator Michele Hatchell and Youth Well-Being Coordinator Pallavi…

LGBTQ Youth, Parenting

Supporting Your Young Gender Non-Conforming Child

HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender Equality National Council Member Jennifer Solomon and Youth Well-Being Coordinator Pallavi Rudraraju partnered to create HRC Foundation’s 2020 resource for parents of gender non-conforming children,…

Health & Aging, Allies, Coming Out, LGBTQ Youth

Understanding the Intersex Community

“You are human; you are whole. You are normal. Intersex is normal...We love you, and you are not alone.” - Former HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Johnny Leggette (They/She)
This resource…

LGBTQ Youth

Project THRIVE Monthly Newsletters

Project THRIVE offers a monthly newsletter as a resource for any youth-serving professional interested in learning more about better serving LGBTQ youth. Every month, the newsletter features new resources from…

LGBTQ Youth

CDC’s YRBS Data: A Call to Action

In August 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a biennial report from the data collected using their Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey, which is the only…

LGBTQ Youth

Welcoming Schools

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically…

LGBTQ Youth

Project THRIVE Webinars

Register for upcoming webinars covering various topics on how to support LGBTQ youth in your community.