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.

Allies, Sexual Health, Coming Out, Health & Aging, LGBTQ+ Youth

Understanding the Asexual Community

What Does It Mean to be Asexual?
Asexual, often called “ace” for short, refers to a complete or partial lack of sexual attraction or lack of interest in sexual activity…

LGBTQ+ Youth, Coming Out, Parenting, Transgender

Online Communities and LGBTQ+ Youth

For LGBTQ+ youth, the internet can be an incredible tool for exploration. At the same time, recent reports have made it clear that social media platforms must do more to…

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…