Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth
Professional Resource Brief
MCH Digital Library uses the term "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning" (LGBTQ) inclusively and with respect; Descriptions of materials use the specific terminology found in the material. For a summary of definitions and word usage, see the Wikipedia entry on LGBT.
- Advocates for Youth: GLBTQ Issues. Includes GLBTQ Resources for Professionals, tools related to family rejection, school harassment, HIV/AIDS and other STIs, suicide, and violence.
- American Psychological Association (APA): Sexuality. Answers common questions about sexual orientation and gender identity and findings from the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health—Youth. Resources address experiences with violence, effects on education and health, what schools can do, and what parents can do. Also includes health-risk behaviors in LGBTQ youth.
- National LGBT Health Education Center. Educational programming and consultation for health care organizations with the goal of eliminating health disparities among LGBT people.
- Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS): Sexual Orientation. Fact sheets and information for health professionals, educators, and policymakers as well as community-action updates. Includes Questions and Answers: LGBTQ Youth Issues, which answers questions such as what sexual orientation and gender identity are, youth LGBTQ demographics, information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and mental health and social issues.
- StopBullying.gov. Research and program
information; video clips; and facts about bullying awareness,
prevention, and intervention. Includes resources for children, adolescents,
parents, educators, and community advocates. Cyberbullying; anti-lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender bullying; and state
laws about bullying are among the topics addressed.
- Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, or Two-Spirit Learning Community. Forum for systems of care personnel and their partners to collaborate, exchange knowledge, network and share best practices to advance the development of culturally and linguistically competent mental health systems for children and youth who are LGBTQI2-S and their families. Includes presentations, publications and tools, websites, and videos.
- National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Network for Youth, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights. 2009. National Recommended Best Practices for Serving LGBT Homeless Youth. Washington, DC: National Alliance to End Homelessness. [Brief].
- Schuster MA, et al. A Longitudinal Study of Bullying of Sexual-Minority Youth. 2015. N Engl J Med 2015; 372:1872-1874
- Winter C. 2012. Responding to LGBT Health Disparities. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Foundation for Health. [Report].
- Camacho A. 2012. Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. [Toolkit].
- Adolescent Violence Prevention professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
- Bullying resource guide
- Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
- LGBTQ Youth family resource brief, school resource brief
- Social and Emotional Development in Children and Adolescents professional resource guide, family resource brief, school resource brief
- Suicide Prevention resource brief
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth: Resources Brief. (October 2012, Updated May 2015).
Author: John Richards, M.A., NCEMCH.
Reviewers: Jolene Bertness, M.Ed., Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., NCEMCH.