Supporting LGBTQ+ Young People

Growing up in a society where acceptance of one’s identity isn’t guaranteed can have adverse effects on the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth. Recent research from The Trevor Project found that negative treatment at home and at school, as well as legislation targeting members of the LGBTQ+ community, result in negative impacts on young queer peoples’ mental health. Like most young people, LGBTQ+ teens are increasingly connecting with their community online. research conducted by Thorn highlighted the significance of online communities to LGBTQ+ youth, noting that they can often be the places where these young people find the acceptance and affirmation that’s lacking in school and at home. In June 2023, we celebrated Pride Month by sharing this series of resources for LGBTQ+ young people, their parents, and caregivers, focusing on ways this community and their allies can safely connect virtually.

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Online Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Parents and Caregivers