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.

Sexual Health, 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…

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 Jahni Leggette (she/they)
This resource…