LAMBDA (Library Anchor Models for Bridging Diversity Achievements)
LGBTQ homeless youth resources and training modules
California Homeless Youth Project
Includes an array of resources, including videos and articles, and provides excellent background on youth homelessness, suggestions for positive actions, and videos that give insight into the lives of these youth
Family Builders of San Fransico
Putting Pride into Practice Project (P4)
Extensive and very helpful list of resources on youth homelessness for librarians and community members in any state.
Family Acceptance Project
San Francisco State University
Excellent resources on families and acceptance of their LGBTQ children
“Empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.” (From website)
“Gender Spectrum is a nonprofit organization that provides education, training, and support to help create a gender-sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.” (From website)
LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
This website provides links and resources for LGBTQ students and teens, as well as resources for teachers, colleges, universities, and all others who are interested in creating welcoming and supportive environments.
- Advice and support for youth, as well as others impacted/concerned with youth homelessness
- Latest research from the National Runaway Safeline on youth who leave home
- Included is an executive summary, a fact sheet, and the Trend Report itself
National Network for Youth Fast Facts: Fact sheets and briefs
Two of the publications offered on this website include
- Homeless Youth in America: Great overview and starting place.
- Public Awareness Guide: Short; easy to read; gives insight into the youth’s lives, what they want and how they want to be treated.
Searchable database for free/low-cost medical clinics
Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies, United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward
Provides education, support, advocacy, dialogue
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Under-enrolled due to lack of transportation, lack of documentation, disability evaluators unfamiliar with homelessness
Libraries could help with documents and locations
SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
"The National SEED Project on Inclusive CurriculumSM isthe nation’s largest peer-led leadership development project. It engages public and private school teachers, college faculty, parents, and community leaders fromall subject areas, grade levels, and geographic locations to create gender fair, multiculturally equitable, socioeconomically aware, and globally informed education.
Nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth: 866.488.7386
- The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness amongst LGBTQ+ youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves.
- Excellent source of resources for raising awareness about LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness
Transgender Law Center
Works to change law, policy and attitudes
Provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education
Broken down by subject
Includes tips for applying and securing financial aid and scholarships
Affordable Colleges Online: LGBTQ Resources
Includes LGBTQ-friendly colleges
Rates colleges on health services, clubs and organizations, gender studies, and official inclusion statements
Human Rights Campaign
Resources for transgender and nonbinary youth
Links to clinics, books, supporting organizations and more
Resources for educators including lessons, development tools, and community building projects
Site provides LGBTQ substance addiction rehab resources
News and opinion articles on current trans issues