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.

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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.

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Resources for Youth-Serving Professionals

The Youth Well-Being program at HRC Foundation has compiled the following resources to support the professional development of youth-serving professionals in affirming LGBTQ+ youth.

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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

2018 Youth Reports

We have archived this resource page for our 2018-era youth reports. To view our most up to date research, please go to our new 2023 LGBTQ+ Youth Reports page.
HRC’s…

Communities of Color, LGBTQ+ Youth

2019 Black and African American LGBTQ+ Youth Report

The following report represents data from our 2018 Youth Report that has been archived. Click here to view our newest 2023 Black LGBTQ+ Youth Report.
In 2017, the Human Rights…

LGBTQ+ Youth

2023 LGBTQ+ Youth Report

In 2022, nearly 13,000 LGBTQ+ youth, from all 50 states and Washington, DC, participated in the 2022 Youth Survey, reporting on their health, well-being, and experiences across all aspects of…

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…

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+…

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…