True Colors

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

The Trevor Project 

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.

LGBTQ Youth Support Group in New London

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.

AGape LGBTQ Teen Support & Advocacy

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.

Translation and Create Yourself

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.

TransYouth Family Allies

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.

TransKidsPurple Rainbow Foundation

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
  • Research grants
  • Support to other transyouth organizations
  • Transyouth homeless shelters
  • Legal assistance and programs
  • Transgender education to help others understand

GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network)

GLSEN provides anti-bias resources for schools with a focus on ensuring safety for all students, including LGBT students.

Gay-Straight Alliance

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

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.


Connecticut College GLBT Resource Center

UConn Avery Point Gay/Straight Alliance

Mitchell College, Gay/Straight Alliance

Recently added student resources:

Ultimate Guide to Resources for LGBTQ+ Students:


Young Gay Magazine

Qr Magazine – Young. Gay. Now.

The Advocate Gay News (contains youth section)

More  Youth Resource Information:

The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)  – Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.
True Colors Fund: (212)-461-4401 – The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, create a world in which all young people can be their true selves.
Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.) : (800) DONTCUT / (800) 366-82288  – Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support and therapy referrals.  

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