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.

Bisexual, LGBTQ+ Youth, Coming Out, Transgender

LGBTQ+ Pride Flags

In the LGBTQ+ community, we signify our pride with flags. With many different identities in the community, there comes many different flags to know. We have collected all of the…

Workplace, LGBTQ+ Youth, Health & Aging, HIV & Health Equity

Understanding Disability in the LGBTQ+ Community

Last updated: 8/12/2022
Disability refers to conditions that impair the body or mind and make it more difficult or impossible to do certain activities or functions of daily living. The…

Transgender, LGBTQ+ Youth, Allies, Coming Out, Parenting

Understanding Neopronouns

Last updated: 5/18/22
What are Neopronouns?
Pronouns are the words we use to refer to ourselves and others and are an important part of our daily lives. In English, the…

LGBTQ+ Youth

Resources for Youth-Serving Professionals

HRC Resources:
CDC’s YRBS Data: A Call to ActionChecklist for EducatorsTip Sheet for School CounselorsTip Sheet for School Social WorkersWelcomingSchools.orgOnline resources for LGBTQ youthGuide for LGBTQ Youth
Additional Resources for…

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…

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…