Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments. Some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes. It is critical for the parents, guardians, and other family members of LGBT youth to have access to the resources they need to ensure their LGBT children are protected and supported. Because some LGBT youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience bullying or other aggression in school, it is important that educators, counselors, and school administrators have access to resources and support to create a safe, healthy learning environment for all students.
LGBT Youth Resources
Office-based care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued its last statement on homosexuality and adolescents in This technical report reflects the rapidly expanding medical and psychosocial literature about sexual minority youth. Pediatricians should be aware that some youth in their care may have concerns or questions about their sexual orientation or that of siblings, friends, parents, relatives, or others and should provide factual, current, nonjudgmental information in a confidential manner. Although most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning LGBTQ youth are quite resilient and emerge from adolescence as healthy adults, the effects of homophobia and heterosexism can contribute to increased mental health issues for sexual minority youth. Obtaining a comprehensive, confidential, developmentally appropriate adolescent psychosocial history allows for the discovery of strengths and assets as well as risks. Pediatricians should have offices that are teen-friendly and welcoming to sexual minority youth.
About The Center
Moreno Valley College is here for you! An ALLY is a visible member of the RCCD community staff, faculty or students who is able to provide a safe haven and an empathetic ear to anyone concerned with sexual orientation or gender issues. LQBT may refer to anyone is non-cisgender or non-heterosexual, not just people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. This includes people who identify as pansexual, demisexual or other sexual orientations and gender identities not easily summed up in one term. This guide provides an introduction and educational resources to the significant diversity in gender roles, sexualities, and identities.
By Sam Killermann. Transgender, transman, transwoman, genderqueer, agender, transsexual, two-spirit, genderfluid, non-binary, gender non-conforming, bigender, third gender, transmasculine, transfeminiine, androgynous. Groups often included under the transgender umbrella are transsexuals ; genderqueers ; enbies or nbs nonbinary people ; people who are androgynous , and people who identify as more than one gender. Cisgender : Refers to people whose gender indentity and presentation fit traditional norms for the sex they were assigned at birth.