Resources for LGBTQIA+ children, adolescents and young adults living in non-affirming environments
If you would like to add a resource to this page, please email the Div. 44 president.
The resources below provide an overview of the difficulties faced by the LGBTQ+ community during COVID-19.
- Harvard Health Blog
This unique time calls for LGBTQ+-specific resources and new ways to connect and cope.
- College students in non-supportive home environments
This resource compiled by a counseling class speaks specifically to the concerns of LGBTQ youth while in quarantine.
- Nine strategies for quarantining in non-LGBTQ+ affirming environment
With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here's how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
- Health clinics serving the LGBTQ+ community by state and city
The CDC has compiled networks, services and health clinics that address the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community.
- Family Acceptance Project
Resources for encouraging acceptance of LGBTQ+ children.
- A toolkit for LGBTQ+ youth during COVID-19
Point Source Youth is producing free downloadable toolkits for providers, advocates, funders and more in the space of youth homelessness.
Transgender and gender diverse specific resources
The resources below speak to the specific concerns of transgender and gender diverse individuals during COVID-19.
- Transgender and gender diverse resource list
Watershed Counseling and Consulting provides a variety of resources for children, families and psychologists related to gender diversity.
- Transforming Family
This Los Angeles-based family support group is creating a positive environment for children, adolescents and their families to explore issues of gender identity. They offer phone support nationwide.
Peer-to-peer support for the transgender community.
- Gender Spectrum
Helpful resources for gender exploration and support.
- National Center for Transgender Equality
An action plan for trans youth to promote healthy coping during COVID-19.
Phone support and crisis resources
In this difficult time, Div. 44 understands that some LGBTQIA+ youth may need urgent support and offers the crisis resources below.