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LGBTQ+ 101

A Quick Guide to Sexual Orientation, Sex, & Gender Identity
A comic that illustrates concepts such as sexual orientation, sex, and gender identity. A great starting point to help you begin understanding and interacting with the LGBTQ+ community.

The Trevor Project: Understanding Sexual Orientation
A fantastic hub of articles that provide a fundamental understanding of various orientations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and asexual.

The Trevor Project: Understanding Gender Identity
Want to learn more about how humans express themselves through their gender? This is a great place to discover what it means to be transgender and/or nonbinary.

What An LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education Would Have Taught You
Sex ed conversations about sexual health and safe sex need to be tailored to consider gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens.

Learning About Trans: Information Resources for Understanding What it Means to be Transgender
This site has been created to help people who wish to understand more about what it means for someone to be transgender and is a repository for links to numerous resources.

Trans & Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) Basics
A curated database of resources by and for transgender and gender non-conforming people. We use research and lived experiences to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information about a myriad of topics related to queer folx and their loved-ones.

FOLX Health: Library
Your ultimate go-to resource to answer the questions you have about LGBTQ+ healthcare from FOLX clinicians, our team, and the wider community.

Just Juleigh: An Intersex Woman’s Story
Learn about Julie, an intersex person, as she aims to bring humanity and compassion to people’s views of XXY and KS.

The XX & XY Lie: Our Social Construction of a Sex and Gender Binary
An article discussing what the sex and gender binary is, how our culture reinforces it, and what it’s like to navigate a system that doesn’t work for you.

Op-Ed: What I Didn’t Know About My Transgender Child
A mother describes her journey upon learning that her child is transgender.

I’m a Teen Who Is Nonbinary: Here’s What I Wish Parents Would Know About Gender
A nonbinary teen shares what they want parents to understand about their experience with gender identity.

People Have Used They/Them as Singular Pronouns for Hundreds of Years
How a common word is reshaping the English language, along with our notions of gender and equality.

A Collection of LGBTQ+ Videos
A catch-all collection of LGBTQ+ educational and/or inclusive videos.

Queer Kid Stuff: LGBTQ+ Vids for Kids!
An edutainment company that brings LGBTQ+ and educational media to kids and families!

Barriers & Issues

Learning for Justice: Gender & Sexuality Resources
A catalogue of free educational resources—articles, guides, lessons, films, webinars, frameworks and more.

Bisexual Invisibility
This report dives into the adversity bisexual people face including the impact bisexual invisibility has on health, the lack of institutional support, and bisexual exclusion from the greater LGBTQ+ community.

New Report Demonstrates How Anti-LGBT Laws Make It Hard For Lots of LGBTs To Make Ends Meet
A breakdown of a 2014 report entitled Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America

Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Abuse
A webinar for services that wish to provide culturally competent services, and what legal issues may be of particular relevance when working with LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence or intimate partner abuse, including LGBTQ parents.

Deadly Violence Against Transgender People Is on the Rise. The Government Isn’t Helping
In recent years, the number of transgender and nonbinary people murdered has hit record highs. Without laws to protect them from discrimination this trend is expected to continue.

New Study Reveals Shocking Rates of Attempted Suicide Among Trans Adolescents
Harrowing statistics from a study revealed alarming levels of attempted suicide among transgender youth.

5 Ways You Can Help Prevent LGBTQ Youth Suicide
LGBTQ youth are more likely to consider, plan or attempt suicide. Here are strategies we can implement to better prevent LGBTQ youth suicide.

Negative Effects Violence has on LGBT Youth Health
Most LGBT youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. But compared with other students, negative attitudes toward LGBT persons may put these youth at increased risk for experiences with violence.

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Connection Between Cyberbullying and Social Media
Social media and cyberbullying are taking their toll on tweens and teens nationwide. This site can help parents, educators, and social media users understand the impact of cyberbullying and the legal recourse available to victims.

LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources
Learn more about how and why people who identify as LGBTQ+ have an increased substance misuse risk.

Mental Health and Addiction Issues in the LGBTQ+ Community
Many members of the LGBTQ+ community experience mental health issues and substance abuse disorders due to the discrimination they experience. It’s essential to understand the challenges that affect this community and the treatment options available.

LGBT People’s Experiences of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment
This report examines the lifetime, five-year, and past-year experiences of discrimination among LGBT employees.

Four Myths About Trans Athletes, Debunked
Upholding trans athletes’ rights requires rooting out the inaccurate beliefs underlying harmful policies sweeping through state legislatures.

The Basics of HIV
A database where you can learn about HIV, prevention and care, as well as find access to HIV services for people most at risk for or living with HIV.

What is HIV/AIDS?
Planned Parenthood’s informational page on HIV & AIDS where you may find many of your questions answered.

LGBTQ+ and Faith

“Coming Home” Guides for Various Religions
The Human Rights Campaign has created several guides for those who hope to lead their faith communities toward a more welcoming stance, and those seeking a path back to their beloved tradition.

Q Spirit promotes LGBTQ spirituality in the Christian belief with saints, history, art and books. The website fosters religious freedom and expression by teaching love for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

PFLAG’s Faith Resource Directories:
Faith Resources for Non-Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic Denominations
Faith Resources for Interfaith/Non-Denominational Communities
Faith Resources for Jews
Faith Resources for Muslims
Faith Resources for Christians

For Educators

Making School a Safe Place for LGBTQ Students
For many LGBTQ students, discrimination and harassment are still a daily reality, and school is one of the main places where they experience these things. How can we make a change?

GLSEN Educator Resources
Supportive educators save students’ lives. Having just one visibly supportive educator in a school can ensure that LGBTQ students feel safe, welcomed, and encouraged to learn. Check out the specific guides and tools for increasing LGBTQ visibility and affirmation in any curriculum!

Students and Gender Identity: A Toolkit for Schools
A collection of tools and resources to support conversations surrounding gender identity in the classroom. Through this guide, we hope to help teachers, school counselors and school communities work together to create a safe and nurturing school climate for all students.

Teachers as LGBTQ Allies
Teachers play a crucial role in supporting and advocating for LGBTQ students, ensuring they are able to learn and explore in a safe classroom space. This guide discusses the importance of inclusive classrooms and provides tips and tools for being an ally to LGBTQ students.

Safe & Supportive Schools Project: LGBT Youth Resources
This webpage provides fact sheets, best practices and other resources for supporting the safety of LGBTQ youth in schools. The resources are organized around the recommendations of the Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools. The recommendations and resources are to support implementation by education professionals and policymakers.

LGBTQ+ Representation in Books

Daddy’s Roommate
A German children’s book about homosexuality that teaches acceptance and tolerance. 

PFLAG: Transgender Reading List for Adults
A list of books to answer your questions about transgender issues, gender identity, and transitioning.

Stand With Trans: List of Children’s Books
An extensive list of children’s literature that can help foster an understanding of gender diversity.

25 LGBT Children’s Books for the Little Readers in Your Life
These LGBT children’s books have been chosen for their honesty. They approach inclusivity in a fresh and fun way, all the while granting the reader a chance to see the world they live in reflected on the page.

20 Queer YA Books for Your 2020 TBR
From contemporary romance to high fantasy and a variety of genres in between, here’s a great list of queer YA books that were published in 2020

8 Transgender YA Books Written by Trans and Nonbinary Authors
These 8 YA books with transgender protagonists are all written by trans and nonbinary authors. With a mix of contemporary and speculative fiction, you’re sure to find a book you’ll fall in love with.

31 Queer Books with Happy Endings
We can’t promise there won’t be any angst in the middle, but all of these books are relatively light and definitely fall into the “happily ever after” category.

Pride Audiobooks
This collection of audiobooks, interviews, and podcasts aims to successfully capture and celebrate the beauty and the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community.

50 Must-Reads: Books About LGBTQ History for Pride Month
If you’re interested in learning more about queer history, here’s a good place to start. Feeling connected to our past helps us connect to each other now. We celebrate not only the freedom we have found, but the work it took to get there.

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