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.

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)
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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 an annual report from the data collected using their Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey, which is the only…

LGBTQ Youth

Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools, an initiative of the HRC Foundation Family Project, helps elementary schools embrace family diversity, end bullying and avoid gender stereotyping. Learn more.

LGBTQ Youth

Project THRIVE Webinars

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

LGBTQ Youth

About the Survey

HRC’s report, Growing Up LGBT in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17. It provides a stark picture of the difficulties they face --…

LGBTQ Youth

Youth Report

HRC’s report, Growing Up LGBT in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17. It provides a stark picture of the difficulties they face —…

Communities of Color, LGBTQ Youth

Black and African American LGBTQ Youth Report

In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to conduct a groundbreaking survey of over 12,000 LGBTQ youth and capture their experiences in…