LGBTQ: RESOURCE LIST


PUT THIS ON THE {MAP}
PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} is a Washington State-based educational organization focusing on LGBTQ issues. This organizationís team of educators provides trainings and workshops for teachers, school districts, social service providers, healthcare workers and community-based organizations across Washington State and beyond. PUT THIS ON THE MAP offers a 34-minute documentary video featuring the voices of 24 young people. This documentary will provide important perspective to all who are working to improve our schools and communities for LGBTQ youth.


Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) offers a variety of resources and activities:
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html


Gay-Straight Alliance Network
The Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay- Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and to community resources. It provides peer support, leadership development and training.


Advocates For Youth
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. http://advocatesforyouth.org/
  • YouthResource is a website hosted by the organization Advocates for Youth. This site was created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource is designed to take a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offering support concerning sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource
  • AmbienteJoven is a Spanish-language Web site for Latino/a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth in the United States and Latin America. AmbienteJoven's peer educators provide culturally relevant information and support on sexual health issues. The site is a project of Advocates for Youth. http://www.ambientejoven.org/
  • MySistahs is also a project of Advocates for Youth. This web site was created by and for young women of color to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.


Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with chapters across the United States. This organization is an excellent place to check out for resources, support, and more!


SafeSchools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition offers many resources.
For an article that offers further perspective on student-driven anti-bullying campaigns, you may wish to consult this article: WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT: A STUDENT DRIVEN ANTI-BULLYING APPROACH.


Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
  • Commercial Closet provided by GLAAD offers a treasure trove for those interested in media literacy education.