The following includes some excellent resources for parents and educators of LGBTQ kids and their allies. Donating to any of these organizations will help immensely in creating safe spaces for a younger generation of LGBTQ kids!
Our favorite non-profit... Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film "TREVOR," The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. They also provide excellent resources and training for parents and educators.
If you need help urgently, please call the trevor project lifeline @ 1-866-488-7386.
A webseries educating kids on LGBTQ+ and social justice topics. Queer representation and content for children is scarce and Queer Kid Stuff aims to eliminate stigma by properly educating future generations through entertaining video content. Creator and host, Lindsay and their best stuffed friend Teddy explain queer topics through a vlog-style conversation with young viewers focused on love and family. The short videos are a tool for parents, teachers, and LGBTQ+ adults to help them explain these words and ideas to young children in their lives, recommended for ages 3+.
Provided through the National Center for Transgender Equality, FTE is a network of families with trans youth, and groups that support these families, who all want to change policies and society to improve trans people’s lives. There’s no cost to join, and families never have to share their stories or be public if that’s not the right decision for them.
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBTQ 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.
A first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children. My Kid Is Gay sources voices from across the world to help answer the many questions that parents (and family members, and even teachers!) have about the LGBTQIA young people in their life, including advice from parents, youth, and experts on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, the HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.