Resources for LGBTQ Youth
Below are lists of websites with resources and information pertaining to the LGBTQ youth community. Lambert House does not control or take responsibility for any content on the linked pages.
Seattle LGBTQ Youth Programs & Resources
- Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Washington State wants every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
- Seattle Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a group of people in the greater Seattle area who are united with LGBT people to move equality forward.
- Reel Queer Youth is a video production and media literacy training for LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 13-20.
- Camp Ten Trees is a residential summer camp program for LGBTQ youth and youth of LGBTQ families.
- Diverse Harmony is a queer-straight alliance youth chorus.
- Health Education Youth Outreach (HEYO) at Lifelong Aids Alliance is Lifelong's primary youth education program for youth age 16-24.
- Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children Support Groups for parents and youth held at Seattle Children's Hospital
- Queercore is Gay City’s program for queer youth ages 16-22.
- The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse
- Pride Foundation College Scholarships
Suicide Intervention & Prevention Resources
- TeenLink is a King County program that empowers youth to make positive and self-respecting decisions about their lives and provides resources and assistance to help them. Teen Link includes a statewide teen-answered help line every evening between 6-10 PM at 1-866-833-6546, online chat support every evening between 6-9:30pm, youth suicide prevention training, community outreach and education, as well as the distribution of their free Where to Turn for Teens resource guides.
- The Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families and friends of people in emotional crisis. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and we can link you to the appropriate services. We are a primary source for linking Seattle-King County residents to emergency mental health services. Help is just a phone call away at 1-866-427-4747.
- The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Trained counselors are available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386.
- Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have; just call 1-877-565-8860.
LGBTQ Youth Programs & Resources Near Seattle
- Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Bellevue/Eastside is a chapter of PFLAG National and serves residents of East King County communities, including Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Bothell, Woodinville, Duvall, Snoqualmie, and Carnation.
- Proud, Out, and Wonderful (POW) at Navos provides a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 13-21 in South King County.
- BGLAD at Youth Eastside Services (YES) is a free drop-in support group open to youth ages 13 to 19 who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, plus other identities like non-binary, gender non-conforming, etc.) and for youth who may be questioning or exploring their gender or sexual identities.
- GLOBE Youth in Everett has a mission to make Snohomish County a safe and nurturing community for GLBTQ youth by enhancing the physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual well-being of youth, providing positive interaction with adult role models, providing community education, and developing resources for and about GLBTQ youth.
- Q Youth Resources in Bremerton provides education, community, and a safe space for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and straight ally. Our mission is to empower youth to make informed choices and live healthy lives.
- Oasis Youth in Tacoma transforms the lives of queer youth by creating a safe place to learn, connect, and thrive. Oasis envisions a world in which queer youth are valued in the community as strong, creative leaders.
- Stonewall Youth in Olympia is an organization of youth, activists, and allies that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth to speak for themselves, educate their communities, and support each other.
- Rainbow Teen Advisory Board (RTAB) is a group of LGBTQ+ and ally teens planning social events for LGBTQ+ and ally teens on the east side of Lake Washington. The group meets twice per month and plans quarterly social events.
- OKAY! is a weekly group for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 13-19, meeting weekly at Kent Youth & Family Services on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm. You do not need to be a KYFS client to attend.
LGBTQ Health Resources
- The Seattle Children's Gender Clinic is the first major interdisciplinary youth gender clinic in the Pacific Northwest.
- Neighborcare Health Youth Clinic, at 1629 North 45th Street, services are for youth and young adults (ages 12-23) who are currently homeless, have been homeless at some point in the last 12 months, or do not have a stable, permanent, safe place to live.
- The Country Doctor Youth Clinic, at 500 19th Ave E, is dedicated to providing at no cost for the medical and social needs of homeless or unstably housed youth, ages 12-23.
- Ingersoll Gender Center resource referrals including transition related resources and a healthcare providers database.
- Free Teen Clinics outside of Seattle.
- Refuge Restrooms is a web (and iOS) application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals.
- At the Q Card Project, we believe that all queer/trans* youth deserve quality, sensitive healthcare that meets their needs, recognizes their agency, and empowers them to be active participants in their health.
- The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) was founded in 1981 to help ensure equality in healthcare for the LGTB community. They offer an online directory of non-judgmental and culturally competent doctors, therapist, nurses, dentists and other providers that you can trust.
- Center for Multicultural Health (Seattle)
- Gay City Health Project (Seattle)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
- HIV and Hepatitis.com
- Mautner Project for LGBT People with Cancer
- Vaccine information for men who have sex with men
- Health Concerns Among Gay Men
Other Internet Resources
- University of Washington's LGBTQ Activism in Seattle History Project
- Point Foundation College Scholarships
- Safe Schools Coalition Seattle is an organization dedicated to advocating for safer schools for LGBTQ youth.
- Road Map, a site mostly for MTF transfolk. The truly rad bit would be the information on transitioning young; while the info is slanted towards MTF, a lot of it would apply to ftm transitions as well.
- HRC, is one of the big national queer lobbying organizations. Their page is very activist oriented, with a lot of opportunities to write your local congressman and let them know what you think. Youth highlights include the coming out section and some of the HRC's youth activist training programs.
- Oasis Magazine, another ezine for queer youth. They have poetry,movie reviews and book reviews, news, and an archive of back issues
- Letters to a Young Gay Christian
- GOING PUBLIC: IS PUBLIC ADVOCACY RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? A Guide for Parents of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth
If you are aware of other resources for LGBTQ youth in the greater Seattle area that should be included, please contact us here.