Support Groups and Resources
The following web sites are recommended for gay and questioning
The largest site for gay youth-specific resources online,
including brochures, book recommendations, organizing resources,
the Community Role Models Archive, and more.
-- The monthly magazine which features writing
from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (g/l/b/t)
youth ranging in age from 13 to 20s.
-- Another great resource for g/l/b/t youth with
chat rooms and listings for those wanting to check out what's
happening around the country at high schools, campuses,
and in the news.
-- One of the world's largest g/l/b/t chat house
communities; a place to find friends and information, and
be a part of hosted chat sessions on everything from politics
to religion to coming out.
Myths and Legends -- Learn about gay people
in history, from Sappho and Alexander the Great through
Richard the Lionhearted and Lawrence of Arabia.
Out -- An online community geared toward
gay social, entertainment, educational and political interests.
-- The national database of searchable local youth resources
for the U.S. and Canada. Find others like you, near you.
-- News of interest to the g/l/b/t/ community.
-- A national organization with hundreds
of local chapters devoted to promoting the health and well-being
of gay, lesbian and bisexual persons and their families
-- The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network can tell
you how to organize a gay/straight alliance at your high
school or college to meet the needs of students interested
in addressing issues related to sexual orientation and homophobia.
-- Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Find out
the latest news from this national media watchdog group.
-- Contains many online publications which may
be helpful to young people in the process of thinking about
their sexuality and coming-out issues. The BRC also publishes
the international Bisexual Resource Guide, an invaluable collection
of further resources and listings of local, state, national,
and international bi and bi-inclusive groups and organizations.
National Runaway Switchboard
National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline
C.D.C. (Center for Disease Control)
National AIDS Hotline
The following helplines have restricted hours, and some will
only accept toll-free calls from within the state that they
are located in; in other words, you may have to pay long-distance
phone charges if you're calling from out-of-state:
Indianapolis Youth Group -- 800-347-TEEN (8336); Friday-Saturday,
7:00pm-10:00pm CST (Central Standard Time)
Los Angeles Community Services Center Gay and Lesbian Youth
Talkline -- 800-773-5540 (California only), 818-508-1802
(out of state); 7:00pm-10:00pm Tuesday-Friday, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, PST (Pacific Standard Time).
OutYouth Austin -- 800-96-YOUTH (969-6884); 5:30pm-9:30pm,
SMYAL Youth Helpline -- 202-546-5911, Monday-Thursday,
(Eastern Standard Time)
The following magazines and publications are especially for
Empowerment Times -- Writings by and for gay youth.
$5/year. For information, write: Youth Outreach, GLCSC, 1625
North Schrader Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Lambda Book Report -- A review of contemporary gay and
lesbian literature. Write: 1625 Connecticut Avenue-NW, Washington,
DC 20009. Telephone: 202-462-7924. (Do not confuse this with
the anti-gay Lambda Report).
OutYouth -- Writings by and for gay youth. Free.
Contact: Youth Enrichment Services/BiGLYNY, 208 West 13th St.,
New York, NY 10011.
SMYAL Newsletter -- $25/year. Contact: Sexual Minority
Youth Assistance League, 333 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Third
Floor, Washington, DC 2993-1148. Telephone: 202-546-5940.
If you would like to recommend other Groups, Resources or Web
sites, please send a brief description and contact information