You are probably here
looking for help and information.What
you will find here are links to other resource organizations that specialize in
being agencies of help.All of these
organizations are welcoming to persons of any faith community, spiritual tradition,
and those with no formal faith or religion.All of these organizations will help you just because you are you!Some are local, most are national in scope.All of them have contact information and we
encourage you to reach out to any of them and ask for help.There are a number of local clergy / pastors
here in Central New York who are welcoming and willing to help you as well.Please know you can contact us here at Ray Of
Hope Church and we will help you find a local pastor or church in your area if
this is what you need.We will also help
you reach out to local counselors in your area if you need assistance in this
way.You may reach us at 607-280-0374 24
hours a day.Blessings, Pastor Benedict.
toll-free suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth The
Education, advocacy, and support for transgender youth
and their families
The Trans Youth
Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender
and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our
mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community,
partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a
healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children. http://www.transyouthequality.org/
Regarding Transgender Student Rights
May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S.
of Justice signed a letter to all federally funded education
that outlined what was expected of them when handling
IS AN EXCELLENT ALL ENCOMPASSING RESOURCE
PARENTS and persons of all ages from the Administration of the
of the USA.Scroll down to page two when
you get to the
document.The first page invites people of all
languages to the document.
Find HUNDREDS OF
resources that transgender children, families and other youth-serving
professionals need to support one another in their journeys.
pages by the Human
New York State
Department Of Education:
Dignity For All Students Act
“New York State’s Dignity for All Students
Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and
secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from
discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school
property, a school bus and/or at a school function. ….. by expanding the
concepts of tolerance, respect for others and dignity to include: an
awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited
to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions,
religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender
identity, and sexes.” (taken from the New York State Education Departmentweb site)
Telephone Numbers to help you!
Toll-free YOUTH HOTLINES
National AIDS Hotline, 1-800-342-AIDS This is 24 hours.
Indianapolis Youth Group, 1-800-347-TEEN, Thursday - Sunday, 7 p.m. to 11:45
OUT YOUTH AUSTIN, 1-800-96-YOUTH, Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Central Time.
Hetrick-Martin Institute for Lesbian and Gay Youth, 2 Astor Place, 3rd floor,
new York, NY 10003 (212)674-2400 They run a GAY/LESBIAN/BI HIGH SCHOOL FOR NEW
NatBi-Net: the Bisexual network of the United States, 584Castro Street #442,
San francisco, CA 94224-2588, (510) 549-2238
FAMILY PRIDE COALITION COLAGE (CHILDREN OF LESBIANS AND GAYS EVERYWHERE) Contact:
Felicia Park Rogers, Director COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere)
415.861.5437 Director@COLAGE.org www.colage.org
C. Ray Drew, Executive Director Family Pride Coalition 619.296.0199
********************************************* COLAGE is the only national and
international organization run by and for daughters and sons of lgbt parents.
Our support, advocacy, and education projects include a national conference,
quarterly publication, youth leadership training, research assistance,
comprehensive web site, and responding to thousands of requests for help and
Founded in 1979, The Family Pride Coalition supports and protects the families
of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered parents through advocacy, education
and direct service. For more information, contact the Coalition at
Welcome to the Kurfew Junior page. We
recognize that many gay people actually begin to realize their sexual
orientation at a very early age. This page is provided for and maintained by
the members of the younger gay community, who can't yet go out to clubs, but
would like to participate in a community of their own. We have two special
contributors to the Kurfew Junior page. Dave, a
cheerful, multi-talented, openly gay 14 year old, and Brent, a bisexual 18 year
old. These boys are really heroes, for coming out at a time when there's still
a lot of oppression and homophobia in the schools. And what's most remarkable
is their incredibly positive and healthy outlook on life. They demonstrate that
simple honesty and self-acceptance can be the keys to a happier life for young
gay people. And in the process, they're probably even saving lives! Dave's
column is called "Just a Boy in the World." He begins with his coming
out story. There's also a newer story about the reaction Dave has encounterd
from schoolmates after being included on this web site! In future columns,
he'll be answering questions from other gay youths ages 14 to 18 on the site,
and will be seeking out events and activities suitable for young gays.
NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF QUEER YOUTH GROUPS PAGES: HERE
Qr MAGAZINE THE BEST MALE YOUTH
Qr is the international magazine for young gay men. We're a glossy, color,
perfect-bound magazine with spine, similar in printing to Details or Wired. We
have all of the stuff you'd expect from a magazine geared toward gay men --
fashion, music, sports, profiles, celebrity interviews, and more.
WorkNet Employer Database (HRC)
Lists of companies that offer domestic partnership benefits and
non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation.
Sexual Orientation: Science,
Education, and Policy
This is a wonderful site that features the work of Dr. Gregory Herek,
University of California, Davis. Dr. Herek is a noted authority on anti-gay
prejudice, hate crimes, and the stigma of AIDS. This site provides factual
information about sexual orientation to promote the use of scientific knowledge
for education and enlightened public policy. This site includes information on
homophobia, hate crimes, gays in the military, homosexuality and mental health,
homosexuality and child molestation, and changing sexual orientation.
Parents, Families & Friends of
Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG is a national organization dedicated to providing information, education,
and support for the parents, family and friends of lesbians and gays. You will
find a list of local chapters, their mission statement, and general information
about sexual orientation at the PFLAG site.
Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil
rights of lesbians, gay men and people with HIV through litigation, education
and public policy work. This site provides information on their AIDS,
employment Discrimination, same-sex marriage, the military ban and anti-gay
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
The HRC chronicles the battles that are being fought regarding lesbian/gay
lesgislation and litigation. The HRC link page contains approximately 55 links,
many of them are political in nature.
The National Gay & Lesbian Task
The NGLTF is an organization which seeks to build the political
strength of the lesbian and gay rights movement at the grassroots level.
Press releases and position papers are available online.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
GLAAD's web site serves to further its goal of fighting the defamation
of lesbians and gays and their enforced invisibility in the popular culture.
The site defines the goals, the victories and the battles being waged by GLAAD,
with regional chapters reporting on events in their areas.
Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples
A national resource for same-sex couples. Supporting the diverse community of
committed gay and lesbian partners through a variety of media. The Web site
contains 120+ pages of essays, surveys, legal information, with an emphasis on
And Justice For All
An organization dedicated to promoting heterosexual involvement in the gay,
lesbian, bisexual & transgender rights movement.
The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
The Names Project web site offers information on the history of the quilt, how
to make a panel for the quilt, AIDS information & prevention, and dates
& locations for the quilts display.
Bernstein editor, Seth Clark Silberman, editor. Generation Q :
Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals Born Around 1969's Stonewall Riots Tell
Their Stories of Growing Up in the Age of Information. Alyson
Daniel Cohen. When Someone You Know is Gay. Dell, 1989
Cowen. Gay Men and Women Who Enriched the World. William
Mulvey, Inc.: New Canaan, Conn, 1988.
Dane Bauer, editor. Am I Blue? Coming Out From Silence. Harper
Fricke. Reflections of a Rock Lobster: A Story About Growing Up
Gay. Alyson Publications, 1983.
Herdt, Ed. Gay And Lesbian Youth. New York: Harrington Park
Herdt and Andrew Boxer. Children of Horizons: How Gay and Lesbian
Teens are Leading the Way Out. Beacon Press, 1993.
editor. One Teenager in Ten: Writtings by Gay and Lesbian Youth. Warner
editor. Two in Twenty Alyson Publications, 1994.
editor. Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay and Lesbian History for
High School and College Students. Alyson Publications, 1994.
Rench. Understanding Sexual Identity: A Book for Gay and Lesbian
Teens. Lerner, 1990.
Singer, editor. Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary
Anthology. The New Press, 1993.
Walker. Peter. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
Whitlock. Bridges of Respect (2nd Edition), Philidelphia:
American Friends Service Committee, 1989.
Boswell. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: Gay
People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the
Fourteenth Century. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1980.
Boyd, Nancy L. Wilson.Amazing Grace: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Faith.
Crossing Press, 1991.
Schussler Fiorenza. In Memory of Her. New York: Crossroads
Publishing Company, 1988.
Glasser. Uncommon Calling: A Gay Man's Struggle To Serve The
Church. San Fransisco: Harper & Row, 1988.
Glasser. Come Home!. San Fransisco: Harper & Row, 1990.
Gramick, Robert Nugent (Eds.). The Vatican and Homosexuality.
New york: Crossroad, 1988.
Gramick. Homosexuality and the Catholic Church. Chicago:
Thomas More Press, 1983.
Hansbany, editor. Homosexuality and Religion. Haworth
Hilton. Can Homophobia Be Cured? Wrestling with Questions that
Challenge the Chruch. Albington Press, 1992.
Holtz. Listen To The Stories: Gay Men and Lesbian Catholics Talk
About Their Lives and the Church. New York: Garland Publishing Inc.,
Howard H. Bess. Pastor I Am Gay. Palmer, 1995.
McNeil. The Church and the Homosexual Boston: Beacon
Press, 1988. Orig.pub.1976.
Nugent, Jeannine Gramick. Building Bridges: Gay and Lesbian
Reality and the Catholic Church Mystic, CT: Twenty Third
Scanzoni, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott. Is the Homosexual my
Neighbor? Another Christian View. San Francisco: Harper,
Scroggs. The New Testament and Homosexuality. Philidelphia:
Fortress Press, 1983.
Shelby Spong. Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism. San
Francisco: Harper, 1991.
White. Stranger At The Gate: To Be Gay And Christian In America. New
York: Plume, 1994.
Berzon, Ph.D. Setting Them Straight: You can do something about
bigotry and homophobia in your life. Plume/Penguin, 1996.
Berzon, Ph.D. (Editor). Positively Gay: New Approches to Gay and
Lesbian Life. CelestialArts, Berkeley, 1992.
Berzon, Ph.D. Permanent Partners: Building Gay and Lesbian
Relationships That Last. Dutton, 1988.
Borhek. Coming Out to Parents. Pilgrim, 1993.
Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu, editors. Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual
People Speak Out. Alyson, 1991.
Monette. Becoming A Man: Half a Life Story. Harper
Preston, editor. Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong. Penguin,
Raymond. Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life. Beacon Press,
Sherman. Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models
for Gay and Lesbian Americans. New York: Fletcher Press, 1994.
Signorile. Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to
Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers. Random House, 1995.
Hey DID YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE WERE/ARE
GAY/LESBIAN/BISEXUAL/TRANSGENDER/or OPEN MINDED HETEROSEXUALS?????? Did U Know
............... that ......
Oscar Wilde writer,
Andy Warhol artist,
Lily Tomlin actress & comedian,
Randy Shilts Journalist,
Tennessee Williams playwright,
Dick Sargent actor "2nd Darren on Bewitched",
May Sargent writer,
Rep. Glen Maxey,
Patria Jimenez 1st openly gay congress woman in Mexico,
Gore Vidal writer,
Raymond Burr actor,
Amanda Bearse actress "Marcia",
Ellen DeGenereas actress & comedian,
Melissa Etheridge musician,
Harvey Fierstein playwright,
Rita Mae Brown author,
Sir Francis Bacon writer,
George Cuker film director,
Rev. Malcolm Boyd Episcopal priest,
Glenn Burke pro baseball player,
Frank Buttino FBI agent,
Lord Byron poet,
Sasha Alyson publisher,
Ruth Benedict anthropologist,
Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin state legislator,
Elton John musician,
k.d. Lang musician,
Harvey Milk politician,
Dave Pallone former baseball umpire,
Kenneth Reeves mayor of Cambridge, Mass.,
Cole Porter composer,
Bayard Rustin civil rights activist,
Greg Louganis olympic diver,
Sir Ian McKellen actor,
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt,
Martina Navratilova tennis champion,
Marvin Leibman conservative activist,
David Kopay pro football player,
John McNeill religious scholar,
Sheila James Kuehl attorney, Assemblymember & former TV actress playing
Sherry Harris Seattle city council,
Bruce Hayes olympic swimmer,
Yukio Mishima writer, Indigo Girls musicians,
Barney Frank congressman,
David Geffen music producer,
Sir John Gielgud playwright,
Gertrude Stein writer,
Peter Tchaikovsky composer,
Babe Didrikson Zaharias pro golfer,
Tom Waddell olympic decathelete,
Deborah Batts federal judge,
Will Fitzpatrick Rode Island state senator,
Chad Allen actor on "Dr. Quinn",
Dan Butler actor on "Frasier",
Langston Hughes writer,
Johnny Mathis singer,
Richard 1, the lionhearted,
Maria Louise Pool writer,
Pete Townsend musician,
Rev. Mel White former ghost writer for Jerry Falwell & Pat Robertson,
Rudy Galindo olympic skater,
Michael Stipe musician,
Congressman Jim Kolbe,
Edward Carpenter English writer & poet,
Lorraine Hansbury writer,
B.D. Wong actor,
Dr. S. Josephine Baker physician,
Janis Ian musician,
Deb Price newspaper columnist,
Keith Meinhold navy officer,
Joseph Steffan navy officer,
Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep The ancient Egyptian tomb of this male couple was
discovered in the 1960's.,
Nathan Lane actor,
John Bartlett designer,
Robert Bauman former Republican congressman from Maryland,
Chasity Bono daughter of Sonny Bono & Cher,
JM J Bullock comic actor,
Samuel R. Delany science-fiction-writer,
Rev. Johannes Willem DiMaria-Kuiper Dutch minister,
Denise Eger Reform Jewish Rabbi,
Richard Failla New York state judge,
Tim Gill millionaire software entrepreneur,
Candace Ginrich activist; sister of Newt Ginrich,
Rev. Peter Gomes chaplain of Havard University,
Daniel Guerin French journalist,
Matthew Hall Canadian figure skater,
Rev. Carter Heyward lesbian Episcopal priest & writer,
Joe Hinson former Republican Congressman from Mississippi,
Rev. Renee McCoy minister & activist,
Neil Meron TV producer, Jeff Miller Country singer,
David Mixner millionaire & activist,
Rev. Troy Perry founder Metropolitan Community Church,
Rosa Von Praunheim German filmmaker,
Donna Red Wing activist,
Svend Robinson member of Canadian Parliament,
Rev. Dusty Pruitt
Gail Shibley Oregon state legislator,
Christopher Smith member of British Parliment,
Allan Spear president of Minnesota State Senate,
Doug Stevens Country Singer,
Mutsuo Takahashi Japanese poet,
Valerie Terrigno 1st mayor of West Hollywood,
Rev. Herman Verbeek Catholic priest,
Tim Van Zandt Missouri state legislator,
Linda Villarosa editor of Essence Magazine,
Sgt. Perry Watkins (ret.) army,
Jose Zuniga U.S. Army sergeant,
Aldo Busi Italian novelist,
Allan Gurganus novelist,
Jeff Horton member Los Angels School Board,
Armistead Maupin writer,
Alexis Arquette actor,
Billie Jean King tennis player,
Leonardo da Vinci artist,
Peter the Great tsar of Russia ............
and many many more individuals....
all these individuals were and are either bi,gay or lesbian. They
are part of everyones past, present and future.