Compared to non-LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ youth are 8 times more likely to have attempted suicide and six times more likely to have a higher level of depression. When there is an attempt, LGBTQ youth tend to have suicide attempts that are more serious than other youth.


  • CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

    This community website exists to support the development of sustainable LGBT community centers. LGBTQ centers offer medical and mental health services and serves as a safe place for LGBTQ persons. Los Angeles LGBTQ Center (link).

LGBTQ Youth - Beyond the Acronym

LGBTQ Statistics - L.A. and National

State Guidelines to Support LGBTQ in Schools

Risk Factors Associated with LGBTQ Youth

Coming Out Process and Youth Vulnerability

How Schools Can Be Proactive Through the Use of Anti-Bias Curriculum

Message to Parents and Their Role in Supporting Their LGBTQ Child

Importance of Policy and Practice in School Districts to Establish a Safe School Environment, including the Development of Project 10

Resources for Youth with Questions About Sexual/Gender Identity

Recommendations for Administrators with Questions and Other Resources

Dealing with Discomfort and Ending Bias

LGBTQ and Bullying

Conclusions Regarding Impact of Working with Youth

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