Websites resource

Safe Space

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


GSA Network
“Empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools.” (From website)


Gender Spectrum
“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. 


National Runaway Safeline

  • 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.


Needy Meds
Searchable database for free/low-cost medical clinics


Pink Essence: Transgender Social Network
Provides national list of transgender friendly homeless shelters
PINKessence Facebook Page


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.


Trevor Project
Nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth: 866.488.7386


True Colors Fund

  • 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


Welcoming Schools
Resources for educators including lessons, development tools, and community building projects


Project Know
Site provides LGBTQ substance addiction rehab resources


Trans Advocate
News and opinion articles on current trans issues