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Hotlines, Websites, and Local Resources

Hotlines

Trevor Project Lifeline (For LGBT youth ages 24 and younger): 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Teen Link1-866–833-6546 or 1-877-968-8454 (if calling outside Washington State)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Youth Information Line: (206) 547-7900

 

Websites

Sex, Etc.
Sex education for teens, by teens!

Scarleteen
An LGBTQ inclusive sex and sexuality education website for teens and twenty-somethings.

Amplify – Youth Resource page
A webpage by and for LGBTQ young people.

Gay City
A large resource list for the greater Seattle area.

The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health
A non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health.

TransYouth Family Allies
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Family acceptance project
The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.

Lead with Love
Lead with Love is a 35-minute documentary created to help answer the question: what do I do if my child is gay?

Vancouver Coastal Health
A Vancouver, BC-based organization with a website that holds tons of information on gender and resources for families.

Center of Excellent for Transgender Health
Resource for comprehensive, effective, and affirming healthcare services for trans communities.

Gender Creative Kids
Resources for gender creatives kids and their families, schools, and communities.

GSA Network
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a national youth leadership organization that connects GSAs to each other and community resources through peer-support, leadership development, and training.

Safe Schools Coalition
Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership based in Seattle, WA in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools – at home and all over the world – become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 
A list of helpful links for educators, mental health and child welfare professionals, parents and caregivers, and youth.

Local

Q Youth Resources Bremerton, WA
Q Youth Resources provides education, community, and a safe space for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and straight ally. Includes The Q Center, which is a drop-in space for LGBTQ youth and their allies, located in Bremerton.

Stonewall Youth Center Olympia, WA
Stonewall Youth is an organization of youth, activists, and allies that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth to speak for themselves, educate their communities, and support each other. We offer a confidential safe space for queer and questioning youth by hosting regular support group meetings and a place to find supportive friends.

Quest Youth Center  Kennewick, WA
Formerly Vista Youth Center, Quest is the new LGBTQ youth center in Kennewick, the only center open and serving youth from the Mid-Columbia and surrounding areas.Quest seeks to educate, empower, advocate for, and build community for LGBTQ youth and young adults in the Mid-Columbia Basin of Washington state. They provide peer support, tutoring, and family-themed activities for those aged 14-30.

Lambert House Seattle, WA
A resource and activity center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 14-22. Lambert House is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth that empowers youth through the development of leadership, social and life skills.

Oasis Youth Center Tacoma, WA
Oasis strives to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (GLBTQ) youth by providing activities, programs and services that support and empower youth, create healthy community, provide essential resources, promote cultural diversity and advocate for civil rights.

The NW Network  Seattle, WA 
The NW Network works to end abuse in our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. Provides counseling, support groups, and activism opportunities to youth.

Reel Queer Youth Seattle, WA
Reel Queer Youth is a video production and media literacy training for LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 13-20.

Gender Odyssey Family Conference Seattle, WA
An annual conference in Seattle for transgender and gender-nonconforming children, teens and their families.

OUT There Adventures 
OUT There Adventures (OTA) is a 501(c)(3) adventure education organization committed to fostering positive identity development, individual empowerment and improved quality of life for queer youth/young adults and their peer allies through professionally facilitated experiential education activities.

Camp Ten Trees Seattle, WA
A nonprofit organization offering residential summer camp sessions in the Pacific Northwest, featuring one week for LGBTQA youth (ages 13-17) and one week for children/youth (ages 8-17) of LGBTQ or non-traditional families.

Books

The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity