LGBTQ+ Resources for Teens!

Happy Pride Month, everyone!

This June, your teen librarians have put together a list of LGBTQ+ resources that focused on discovering more information on your own. You don’t have to be a part of the community or be certain of your identity to take a look at this list!

Each resource on the list has a link to its website. They’re organized by topic beginning with learning about different identities and ending with hotlines to find help. Plenty of them could fit under several topics, so we have tried to list each resource by its main focus. There are definitely tons more resources out there too, so you can use these as a starting point for any questions you have!

There are so many more LGBTQ+ identities than what we’ve listed here, and even people who use the same name for their identities can have very different interpretations of their identity words!

Here’s information on changing legal ID, with many types of documents and the associated costs and steps to take.

This topic includes places to find wellness information as well as health providers.

There are also plenty of books at your three library branches on this topic!

These resources will help you find books and other media with LGBTQ+ characters along with #ownvoices books. Your teen librarians have tons of recommendations too, for all types of genres!

These organizations work on changing relevant laws and putting together information on knowing your rights.

These organizations are working for equality in schools and educating allies.

There are a countless number of LGBTQ+ activist groups! Here are just a few.

These groups put together gatherings and Pride events.

These lists will direct you to even more places to find information and assistance.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, these are hotlines over phone call, text, and chat that you can turn to.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
More information here

The Trevor Lifeline: Call, text, and chat available
Call 1-866-488-7386
Text START to 678-678
See website for chat

Trans Lifeline, in both Spanish and English
From their website: “We don’t define what a crisis is & isn’t, and you don’t need to be in crisis to call.”
Call (877) 565-8860
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More information here

We hope you found some helpful information on this resource list. If you have any questions, or you know of a resource we missed, feel free to reach out!

Linden Daniel Galloway
Teen Librarian, Lockport Branch

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