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GLBT Youth & Youth Concerns

OutProud! The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Youth
OutProud deals with lesbian and gay issues as they pertain to young people. The site offers a wide range of resources for youth and educators.

Youth Assistance Organization (YAO)
Youth Org provides information for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.

Charlie Galvin's Page of Gay and Lesbian Resources
Charlie offers a variety of links to gay and lesbian resources, many of them are appropriate for gay and lesbian youth.

P.E.R.S.O.N. Project
Gay and Lesbian youth concerns and information.

Resources for Parents of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Youth
Information for parents of GLBT youth.

Gay & Bisexual Male Youth Suicide Studies
Current studies and research findings on gay and bisexual male youth suicide.


Internet Resources

General Information

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.

How Homophobia Hurts Everyone
Excellent and well known article by Warren J. Blumenfeld.

Gender and Sexual Identity
Another excellent article by Warren J. Blumenfeld.

Y? The National Forum On People's Differences
This forum lets you ask people with different backgrounds (religious, gender, race, age, class, geographic area, sexual orientation and occupational) the questions you've always been to embarrassed to ask. You can also provide answers to questions asked by others. A unique and informative site.

Your Guide To Gay and Lesbian Politics on the Web!

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.

The National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
Database of articles dealing with the legal aspects of sexual orientation.

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 initiatives projects.

Answers To Your Questions About Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality
The American Psychological Association's page on sexual orientation.

APA's Policy Statements On Lesbian & Gay Issues
At the American Psychological Association's web site.

Lesbian & Gay Parenting
The American Psychological Association's page on Gay Parenting.

Empirical Studies On Lesbian & Gay Parenting
At The American Psychological Association's web site

Gay and Lesbian Issues
The American Psychiatric Association's page on gay and lesbian issues.

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 Force
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 Defamation
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 legal marriage.

Freedom To Marry
Another resource for same-sex couples. Emphisis at this site is on legislation in the U.S. regarding same-sex marriage, with a large amount of information on the developments in Hawai'i.

And Justice For All
An organization dedicated to promoting heterosexual involvement in the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender rights movement.

Lesbian and Gay Public Awareness Project
LGPAP's primary goal is to provide resources for people to educate others about the gay and lesbian community. An online version of their wonderful brochure "Homophobia: What are we so afraid of?" is available at their site. This brochure is also available in Spanish from ARENAL, a Spanish speaking LesbiGay homepage.

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network
GLSEN fights homophobia in K-12 schools around the country. This site contains a wealth of information on gay and lesbian youth suicide, and the effects of homophobia on our children.

Straight Spouse Network (SSN)
Support & information for spouses (current and former) & children of gays & lesbians.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
An organization for persons with lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender parents.

Family Pride Coalition
An organization for GLBT parents.

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.

My Child Is Gay
An article written for parents who are dealing with the initial news that their child is gay or lesbian. Located at Mental Health Net.

People for the American Way (PFAW)
These folks do a great job of keeping track of the radical religious right and their dangerous political agenda.

The Gay Gene
Biological and genetic studies relating to sexual orientation.

"Mixed Blessings" - from the HRC
Download HCR's comprehensive look at mainstream religions' recent treatment of gays and lesbians. (requires Adobe Acrobat).

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT)
The OCRT is run by a group of four volunteers. Their purpose is to help others in understanding different religions; to address religious, spiritual and ethical "hot topics"; and to expose religious hatred and misinformation. The site contains over 400 essays and menus.
See also:  OCRT's Homosexuality & Bisexuality Pages

Gay Christian Online
Information for Living a Gay and Chrisitan Life. Scriptures for the Gay Christian, information about sexual ethics, dating, relationships, family and more.

Ex.Ex Gay
The Ex.Ex Gay site concentrates on personal stories of gays and lesbians who were once involved with ex-gay ministries and organizations, only to find that they could not change their sexual orientation. This site also provides honest information about ex-gay organizations such as Exodus International, Desert Stream Ministries, and Homosexuals Anonymous.

Whosoever is an online journal for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Christians.

Cyberhome for GLBT Christians
As the name implies, Cyberhome for GLBT Christians is a place on the web for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Christians. This site features essays, a web-based user discussion and comment area, a Christian reading list for GLBT persons, relevant links, and a list of welcoming congregations and their URL's.

Can Religion Change Your Sexuality?
An article written by Barb Chandler located at Mental Health Net.

On God and Being Gay
An essay by Charlie Galvin.

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Books and Printed Resources

General Interest

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Youth Information & Concerns

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For Parents of Gays & Lesbians

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Religion and Sexual Orientation

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For Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual People