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

2018 Gender-Expansive Youth Report

This report details the alarming challenges and barriers facing transgender and gender-expansive youth around the country -- and their perseverance in the face of discrimination and harassment.

LGBTQ Youth, Parenting

2018 LGBTQ Youth Report

HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the largest-of-its-kind survey ever of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teenagers across the nation, revealing in distressing detail the persistent challenges so many…

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

About Project THRIVE

Project THRIVE is a multi-year national campaign to create more equitable, inclusive support systems and communities for LGBTQ youth. Project THRIVE will build the skills and capacities of all youth-serving…

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 --…

Bisexual, LGBTQ Youth

Bi+ Youth Report

HRC Foundation, in partnership with the University of Connecticut, released the 2019 Bi+ Youth Report, a groundbreaking resource detailing the experiences of bisexual, pansexual, queer and sexually fluid (bi+) LGBTQ…

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…

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

HRC Foundation Youth Ambassadors

The HRC Foundation Youth Ambassadors help raise awareness about its programs to improve the lives of LGBTQ youth at home, at school, at work and beyond.