Hartford, CT. True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 2000 attendees and manages the state’s only LGBT mentoring program. True Colors has been spotlighted by both national and local media for their expertise in LGBTI youth issues, including most recently CNN. True Colors Resource Guide
24/7 HOTLINE: 866-488-7386. Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, 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.
Support group for LGBTQ youth ages 14-17 to discuss and explore relationships, sexuality, gender identity, safety, and coping skills. Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm at 351 N. Frontage Road, New London. Offered by United Community & Family Services. Contact Megan Cameron, LMFT at 860-822-4740.
Preston, CT. This local group welcomes teens ages 12-18 (LGBTQ and allies), meeting on an as-needed basis at the Preston City Congregational Church, 321 Route 164, Preston, CT. It is a safe place to meet, discuss issues, ask questions, & get support- email to set up a meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org
New Haven, CT. Tony Ferrariolo, CPC-Life Coach runs two groups, Translation, a support group for transgender teenagers and Create Yourself, an art group for transgender and gender non-conforming children under the age of 12. He also does life coaching for adults.
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
Primarily, TKPRF provides financial assistance for the following areas of need but will accept and entertain applications for any purpose relating to transyouth.
Transyouth social events and special programs
Scholarships to trans-friendly camps
Support to other transyouth organizations
Transyouth homeless shelters
Legal assistance and programs
Transgender education to help others understand
GLSEN provides anti-bias resources for schools with a focus on ensuring safety for all students, including LGBT students.
This umbrella site of GSA student clubs across the globe includes links to local clubs, as well as information on student rights and combating school-based discrimination.
Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
Recently added student resources:
Ultimate Guide to Resources for LGBTQ+ Students:
The Advocate Gay News (contains youth section)
More Youth Resource Information: