Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

Explore resources for positively affirming and nurturing LGBTQ+ youth, and creating inclusive spaces in the community.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. Visit the Trevor Support Center, where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

Outright Vermont

Outright Vermont is a queer youth advocacy, education, and youth space that provides peer support groups, camps, and events, education for schools and nonprofits, and support for adult caregivers and family members of trans and gender non-conforming youth.

Queer Connect

Queer Connect is dedicated to increasing LGBTQ+ visibility in the community and to building resources for LGBTQ+ people and their families living in and around Bennington, Vermont.

TransYouth Family Allies

Resources for parents, educators, and other allies on nurturing and supporting trans youth.


GLSEN was founded by a group of teachers to support educators in creating affirming learning environments for LGBTQ youth. GLSEN conducts research on evidence-based solutions for K-12 education, advocates for policies designed to protect LGBTQ students, and coordinates a national network of Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs).

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. They offer resources for parents including articles, videos, and online groups.

Parenting of LGBTQ+ Teens

A guide prepared by the Windham County Prevention Partnership that explores LGBTQ+ identity, pronouns, and youth perspectives on how parents and caregivers can be supportive and compassionate.

LGBTQ Family Acceptance Project

This website offers resources for both LGBTQ youth and families to help parents and caregivers to access accurate information about their children’s sexual orientation and gender identity and for both youth and parents to find supportive resources that validate diverse identities.

Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children

Supporting & Caring for Transgender Children is a resource by the Human Rights Campaign that explains how families and healthcare professionals are helping transgender children thrive.