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Do you need a safe place to be around other LGBTQ+ youth and get support?
Check out Triple Point if you're 13 to 18 years old. It's a great place to be yourself and meet other people who are LGBTQ+. There are groups for high school students, middle school students, trans and genderfluid youth, and more. The groups provide a meal and structured activities during each meeting. Check Triple Point's Facebook page or call 360.695.1325 for more information, meeting times and topics. More information is also available at the bottom of this page. Triple Point typically meets at Children's Home Society, 309 W 12 St, Vancouver.
Resources, events, support and information for LGBTQ+ youth in Clark County.
NWRAD promotes solidarity and equality through advocacy and communication avenues to Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing LGBTQ+ individuals. Its website has a calendar of events, deaf resources and LGBTQ+ links.
A regional community foundation expanding opportunities and advancing full equality for LGBTQ+ people across the Northwest. Scholarship applications open in October and close in January, yearly.
This program sends makeup kits to youth, 18 and younger, who are on the trans-feminine spectrum, based on demonstration of need which can be financial (can't afford to purchase makeup), circumstantial (living in an unsupportive environment), or be a reflection of social stigma. This includes anyone who was assigned male at birth and identifies differently. The program is inclusive of all non-binary gender identities and people who are still questioning their gender identity.
This program sends binders to youth, 18 and younger, who will use them to curb dysphoria and/or to assist with daily gender presentation, and is based on demonstration of need which can be financial (can't afford to purchase makeup) or circumstantial (living in an unsupportive environment).
This is a very useful list of LGBTQ+ vocabulary, including gender identity, sexual orientation, and other empowering terms organized alphabetically.
This blog explains the need for gender neutral pronouns in the English language. Instead of using she/her/hers and he/him/his, it teaches you gender neutral pronouns such as they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, ne/nem/nirs and more.
This is a helpful website explaining what personal pronouns are and how to use them in English. It gives advice on how to share pronouns and how to correct mistakes.
Explains different sexual orientations and what it's like for LGBTQ+ teens.
Explains what it means to be transgender and answers some common questions.
A brochure providing information about what it means to be gay and how to come to terms with the concept. It also provides information about how to come out to others and understand safe sex in regards to being gay. It also provides insight from teens who identify as gay.
A brochure providing information about what it means to be a lesbian and how to come to terms with the concept. It also provides information about how to come out to others and understand safe sex in regards to being a lesbian. It also provides insight from teens who identify as lesbian.
A brochure providing information about what it means to be transgender and how to come to terms with the concept. It also provides information about how to come out to others and understand safe sex in regards to being transgender. It also provides insight from teens who identify as transgender.
If you're wondering how to come out, this guide was designed to help you through that process in realistic and practical terms. It acknowledges that the experience of coming out and living openly covers the full spectrum of human emotion, from fear to euphoria.
This article explains the reasoning behind coming out and not coming out.
A pocket-sized resource that can help you navigate your own coming out experience in a safe, thoughtful way.
Helps create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for youth. Topics include parenting and family, teens, education, medical, mental health, legal, social services and faith.
Provides awareness, information and resources for genderqueer, non-binary, questioning and gender non-conforming people and their allies.
A fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender. A Gender 101 for anyone and everyone.
Support at school
Search the Athlete Ally Index to see where college sports teams stand in terms of being inclusive and where they have room to grow.
Learn how to prepare for college as an LGBTQ+ student. You can also search the index to see where colleges and college sports teams stand in terms of being inclusive and where they have room to grow. Reasoning behind scores are clearly explained, and are even separated by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Support for LGBTQ+ teachers and students, and assists with starting Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). Based in Portland and provides services to SW Washington.
A racial and gender justice organization empowering and training queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
Provides a directory of affirming churches and addresses issues related to homosexuality and The Bible.
Resources to facilitate a cultural shift in multiple denominations where churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
A grassroots, human rights organization that embodies and advocates for the traditional Qur'anic values of social justice, an understanding that informs the church's positions on women’s rights, LGBTQI inclusion, freedom of expression and freedom of and from belief.
The student page of GLSEN, an advocacy group for LGBTQ+ issues in schools, explains outreach and advocacy work students do such as Day of Silence and Ally Week.
This website explains what GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance or Gay-Straight Alliance) clubs are about and their purpose. It also explains how to start one at a high school.
This is a great page explaining how to confront friends and peers who are using offensive language.
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Visit our Legal Issues resources page if you need access to different areas of legal information, including the rights transgender, gender non-conforming people, and people in non-heterosexual relationships have in Washington:
Here is some more information about Triple Point, including when and where groups meet, ground rules for meetings, and the intake form if you'd like to print and fill out before going to a group. If you can't complete the intake form before group, no worries. Triple Point will have a copy available for you.