The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

LGBT Youth

LGBT youth face often face unique challenges, both at school and at home.


  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) - works to ensure safe schools for all students
  • National Youth Advocacy Coalition - works to strengthen the role of young people in the LGBTQ rights movement
  • LGBT Youth - The Task Force - resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth
  • Safe Schools Coalition - offers resources as a starting point for educators, parents/guardians and youth
  • YouthResource - provides information and offers support for GLBTQ youth on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy
  • Ambiente Joven (in Spanish) - esta dedicada a la comunidad gay, lesbiana, bisexual, y transexual joven Latina en EE.UU. y Latino America
  • LGBT Project: Schools & Youth - ACLU - strives to make public schools safe and bias-free, defending free expression in public schools and working to help students establish gay-straight alliance clubs

Anti-Bullying/Safe Schools Resources

  • National Day of Silence (April 16, 2010) - brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools
  • No Name-Calling Week (January 25-29, 2010) - seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities
  • Stop Bullying Now - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - resources about bullying awareness, prevention and intervention
  • ThinkB4YouSpeak - campaign to fight anti-LGBT language by raising awareness among straight teens about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America’s schools.
  • Partners Against Hate - online and offline resources and support in the fight against youth-initiated hate violence
  • States with Safe Schools Laws - GLSEN

Student Rights & Organizing Resources


  • The Trevor Project - focuses on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth
  • Advocates for Youth - helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health


Resources for Educators

Many of the sites listed above also have resources for parents and educators.

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