With the aid of the Middlesex United Way Community Impact Grant, Tri-Town Youth Services has been working to bolster additional programs to support LGBTQ+ youth in our community. As seen in The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health data seen here, it paints a stark picture of the challenges this community faces. LGBTQ+ youth are at heightened risk of substance use and mental health concerns due to stigma, discrimination, non-acceptance, and lack of support.
If you are a teacher or caregiver looking for positive LGBTQIA+ resources for home or classroom, check out these K-12 virtual resources at FamilyEquality.org.
SOGIE Handbook: Click here
Connecticut PRIDE is a division of Advancing CT Together, dedicated to ensuring access to resources for the LGBTQ+ community. A comprehensive list of resources in Connecticut can be found here.
The Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (HLAC). The Trans Youth Handbook is a legal resource guide that covers the rights of trans youth across such a wide spectrum of situations, including identity documents, school, health care, non-affirming care environments, and work. Click here to access a mobile-friendly version. Click here to access a PDF version.
GLSEN Connecticut has made a number of rainbow-awesome e-books available for free! You’ll find favorite titles like Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and discover new titles to enjoy. Check out the link to find out how to download them: More info
Gender Spectrum is a resource for LGBTQIA+ teens. They’re offering webinars and online support through a number of different platforms — Instagram, Zoom, etc. Follow the link below for their list of resources.
The Trevor Project The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. They provide information & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round. More information can be found here.