Spectrum (Rolla, MO)
Spectrum is an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning individuals and their allies.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a counselor at a Lifeline crisis center near you.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
It Gets Better Project
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.
Youth Homelessness, School Safety, and Family Acceptance
Peter Cicchino Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center
The Peter Cicchino Youth Project works to interrupt the cycles of poverty and criminalization that prevent homeless and street-involved young people from living fulfilling lives free from discrimination, abuse, and oppression. Because up to 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQQ), PCYP specializes in working with these young people. Through a unique blend of legal services, advocacy, case management, and community education, we work to ensure that homeless and street-involved youth have access to food, shelter, income, health care, legal immigration status, and education.
“Results of the 2012-2013 Missouri School Climate Survey: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Straight Ally Students in Missouri’s Schools. A Report from Missouri GSA Network”
Mass Incarceration of LGBT Persons
“Standing With LGBT Prisoners: An Advocate’s Guide to Ending Abuse and Combating Imprisonment” by Jody Masksamer and Harper Jean Tobin
From the report: “JAILS ARE TRAUMATIZING AND OFTEN DANGEROUS PLACES, ESPECIALLY FOR lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and anyone who is gender nonconforming. In a country that incarcerates more of its people than any other in the world, LGBT people are more likely to end up behind bars, and more likely to face abuse behind bars. Being LGBT in a US jail or prison often means daily humiliation, physical and sexual abuse, and fearing it will get worse if you complain. Many LGBT people are placed in solitary confinement for months or years just because of who they are. Fortunately, advocates across the country are working to change this. Today, there are new national standards, legal developments, and other new tools—as well as many allies beyond the LGBT community who are combating mass incarceration and abuse behind bars—that make this a better time than ever to press for change.”
The American Military Partner Association
The American Military Partner Association is the nation’s premier network for the partners and spouses of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender servicemembers.
Reading Lists from the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table
For Children and Teens
A. Bibliography for Gay Teens (July 2000)
B. GLBT Resources For Children: A Bibliography (2004)
C. TRANScending Identities: A Bibliography of Resources on Transgender and Intersex Topics
LGBT Resources: Spiritual
Contains many Transgender-specific resources.
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