See also: Support for Parents of GLBTIQ Children
If you are a young person who is considering suicide, please DON’T!
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
We have been where you are now. We got through it and we can show you how to get through it too. We have answers that you may never have considered.
Remember that God loves you, and with His help we WILL get you through this. We are here for you and we CAN HELP!
In the USA:
Youth Crisis Line 1-800-448-4663
Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453
Boystown National Hotline 1-800-448-3000
Coming Out To Your Conservative Christian Parents? – Some Advice From An Evangelical Pastor
Itâ€™s time to sit down with your parents and share something deeply personal – something thatâ€™s intimately tied to your future, your hopes, your community. Just about everything in your life is touched by this.
But mom and dad have an understanding of God that might lead them to reject you on some level, because thatâ€™s what they believe God wants them to do…
…which is ironic… Read more …
The Trevor Project – It Gets Better – 1:05 minutes
If you are a teenager considering suicide,
write to Mary or call The Trevor Lifeline 866-4-U-TREVOR
It Gets Better – Canada – 12:11 minutes
Successful gay Canadians tell of their youth and that It DOES Get Better!
T.J. Montoya Comes Out To The Church with an explanation of why he believes it’s OK to be gay – 10:11 minutes
Chris Colfer (from Glee) for The Trevor Project – 0:58 minutes
It Gets So Much Better!
321 Gay Teen Chat – is a huge chat that has gay teen chat rooms, lesbian teen chat rooms and bisexual teen chat rooms for chatters all over the world. Other gay chat centers such as yahoo gay chat and msn gay chat offer standard interfaces, unlike the award winning digichat interface which this site uses. Simply type in your chat nick name and hit connect to begin chatting.
OK2BME – is a set of support services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in the Waterloo, ON, Canada Region.
These support services include:
- LGBTQ-positive individual and family counselling
- social and recreational groups
- educational groups
- a peer mentoring program
- parental support
- help establishing Gay-Straight Alliances and other similar initiatives in local schools
All of the services are free and confidential.
This is a wonderful website full of great resources including an invaluable list of Links.
Ygender – is a peer led social support and advocacy group for trans/gender diverse young people. Good resources re changing your name, telling friends and family, telling your school, legally changing your name, where to buy a binder, binder safety.