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Far too many LGBTQ people face discrimination and rejection in their families, schools, and communities.
Here you’ll find personal stories from people who are dealing with these challenges and expert advice that can help you or your loved ones navigate them. And if you’re looking for more specialized help—from a guide to fostering a safe learning environment in schools to strategies for addressing transgender violence—the organizations listed below are a great place to start.
By Jacob Tobia
Source: The Trevor Project
The Obama administration’s LGBTQ liaison, Gautam Raghavan, shares insights about how we can build resilience in LGBTQ communities.
— Andrew Solomon
Psychologist Andrew Solomon shares how he forged meaning and identity amidst the prejudice and hatred he faced as a gay American.
Source: Family Acceptance Project
By Niante Ricks
The Family Equality Council connects LGBTQ parents across the country to share advice and encourage the acceptance of all families.
— Gautam Raghavan
The Trevor Project provides resources for LGBTQ kids and teens, crisis counseling for those thinking of suicide, and the TrevorSpace community, which connects LGBTQ youth with one another.
The National Center for Transgender Equality empowers people to address transgender discrimination and violence in their own lives and in their communities.
PFLAG helps LGBTQ people and their allies cultivate individual pride, supportive families, and safe communities.