Resources for Youth

Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Students

Lambda Legal Organization – 2009
Whether you’re transgender or gender non-conforming, questioning, or an ally, this kit is designed to help you make your school a safer place. There’s also an extensive list of resources to help you connect with the transgender community and find support.
(data.lambdalegal.org)

Challenge Homophobia and Transphobia: A Campus Guide

Canadian Federation of Students
This online guide is for student activists who are challenging homophobia and transphobia at their school or campus. Informative, inspiring and practical.
(cfsontario.ca)

Dealing with Homophobic Bullying

Bully Free Alberta
This online document reviews steps you can take if you are the victim of homophobic bullying. A quick read with good advice.
(bullyfreealberta.ca)

Wright, Adams, and Bernat Homophobia Scale

Designed as part of a study on homophobia, this online quiz is designed to measure your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with regards to homosexuality.
(pbs.org)

I'm From Driftwood – LGBT Stories Online

Nathan Manske
This online video project collects true LGBT stories from all over the world—from the smallest towns to the biggest cities—to help gay youth feel not so alone. There are hundreds of written stories on the site, as well as videos from many states.
(imfromdriftwood.com)

Setting Up a Gay Straight Alliance

EGALE Canada
Setting up a Gay Straight Alliance or safer space group is an exciting process, but not without its challenges. This website offers resources and advice to help prepare your club for any challenges you may face.
(mygsa.ca)

It Gets Better Project

In September 2010, columnist Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing anti-gay harassment. They wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better. The It Gets Better Project has become a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times.
(itgetsbetter.org)

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a toll-free Ontario-wide peer support phone line for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer and questioning young people. We're here to offer support, information and referrals specific to your concerns. They also offer support via email and online forums.
(youthline.ca)

Let's Talk Trans

Vancouver Coastal Health
This booklet is for youth who want information about being trans, gender transition, coming out as trans, or finding resources and getting support. We hope that it will be a resource that can be used by trans and questioning youth as well as loved ones (sometimes called SOFFAs – significant others, friends, family, and allies).
(transhealth.vch.ca)

LGBT Role Models and Allies

Revel & Riot
The primary objective of Revel & Riot is to promote LGBT rights, awareness and equality through new media and online graphics and writing. This section of the website contains nspiring mini-reviews of LGBT heros, heroines, role models and allies. Well worth checking out.
(revelandriot.com)

LGBT Youth Resources

Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe School Coalition works to support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. They offer excellent online resource guides on a number of relevant topics, including LGBT & Questioning Youth; Transgender Youth; and Youth with LGBT Parents.
LGBT & Questioning (safeschoolscoalition.org)
Transgender Youth (safeschoolscoalition.org)
Youth with LGBT Parents (safeschoolscoalition.org)

Shout Out for LGBT Youth

Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation
The booklet for youth was written to share information about, and resources for, some of the challenges of coming out. An accessible and relevant guide.
(osstf.on.ca)