Building Houses On The MoonRemarkable untold stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth in America
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Get Help, Take ActionResources for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth in America
Support Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth and Allies in New York:
Directory of youth services (according to borough/neighborhood): http://www.gaycenter.org/youth/resources
Youth Enrichment Services: The YES program exists to provide LGBT young people with community support to foster healthy development in a safe, affirming, sex-positive, alcohol- and drug-free environment. http://www.gaycenter.org/youth/about – 208 W 13th St., Manhattan – 212-620-7310
Support for families and friends of LGBT People:
http://www.pflagfamiliesofcolor.org/ – 914.787-8738
http://www.pflagnyc.org/ – 212-463-0629
Hetrick-Martin Institute: After-school program for LGBT youth. Free and confidential. Ages 21 and under. 2 Astor Place (near Broadway and 8th St.). www.hmi.org
Resources on the Internet:
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
Suicide Prevention: The Trevor Project is an organization dedicated to ending the disproportionately high rates of suicide between LGBT and questioning youth. http://www.thetrevorproject.org 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
Beyond Tolerance: A Resource Guide for Addressing LGTBQI Issues in Schools, 2010. http://www.nycore.org/wp-content/uploads/Beyond%20Tolerance.pdf
The GLSEN Safe Space Kit: http://www.glsen.org/binary-data/GLSEN_ATTACHMENTS/file/000/000/294-6.PDF
Designed to help educators create a safe space for LGBT youth in schools, the NEW Safe Space Kit features the 42-page Guide to Being an Ally to LGBT Students.
Support and Educational Resources for youth and families:
Eliminating Bullying and Teasing: No Name Calling Week