These are links to helpful web resources about more Queer books, Queer writing, being a Queer teen today, bullying, social issues, mental health, and more.
Health, Law, and Information
ACLU: Know Your Rights: A Guide for Trans And Gender Nonconforming Students, opens a new window
“Transgender and gender nonconforming students have the right to be safe and to be yourself at school. That is why the American Civil Liberties Union and GLSEN have put together this guide to inform you of your rights.”
GLSEN: Greater Cincinnati Chapter, opens a new window
“Community-led chapters supporting students and teachers.”
HealthyChildren.org: Health Concerns for Gay and Lesbian Teens, opens a new window
A brief article on health and safety for LGBTQ+ teens.
National Center for Transgender Equality, opens a new window
Organization dedicated to policy change for the advancement of transgender equality. They offer resources to help with multiple issues including healthcare, employment rights, housing and homelessness.
Crisis and Mental Health
LGBT National Youth Talkline, opens a new window
Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger.
Trans Lifeline, opens a new window
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
The Trevor Project, opens a new window
Suicide and mental health crisis support over call, text, or chat.
Go Speak Up!
Everyone has the right to feel safe at school. The Speak UP! app was created as a tool to help schools put a stop to bullying, both online and in real life. Students use the app to anonymously report bullying, harassment or safety issues, when they don’t want to or don’t feel safe speaking with an adult.
Refuge is an app for transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people to help them find safe and single stalled restrooms near them by using GPS. Users can also add restrooms to the database for other users.