LGBTQIA+

LGBTQIA+ is short for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and the “+” encompasses all genders, sexualities, and sexes that are not included with the current acronym. This acronym is used to describe a community that do not conform to the heteronormative standard of being attracted to the opposite sex. LGBTQ individuals have a greater chance of being bullied, picked on, threatened and more if they do not adhere to heteronormative culture. Heteronormative culture is defined as the group of people who identify as the gender of the sex they were assigned at birth (cis-gender) and are heterosexual, meaning they are attracted to the opposite sex.

Resources

Over 100 links about LGBTQ identities provided by the New York Public Library. http://www.nypl.org/weblinks/2026

 

The Trevor Project -  Suicide prevention for LGBTQ ages 13-24.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

 

It Gets Better - Spreading the word about life getting better and advocating to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people.

http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

LGBTQ+ Comprehensive Health & Well-being Guide

https://www.drugwatch.com/health/lgbtq/

 

GLAD - GLBTQ Advocacy Defenders.

https://www.glad.org/

 

GLAD Youth - Helps GLBTQ Youth know their rights.

https://www.glad.org/youth

 

OK2BME - Explanation of LGBTQIA+ and resources for youths and parents.

http://ok2bme.ca/resources/kids-teens/what-does-lgbtq-mean/

 

Rainbow Welcome - FAQs about LGBTQIA+

http://www.rainbowwelcome.org/faq#faq2

 

LGBT Healthcare - Resources for LGBT health care.

http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/lgbt-education/lgbt-health-resources/

 

Youth LGBT Health Resources from the Center for Disease Control.

http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

 

NoH8 Campaign - An organization that promotes equality.

http://www.noh8campaign.com/

 

LGBTQIA Info - Definitions and info.

http://lgbtqiainfo.weebly.com/

What Should LGBTQ Applicants Look for in a College?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-should-lgbtq-applica_b_8526292

Resources & Expert Advice for LGBTQ College Students

https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/career-resource-center/resources-for-lgbtq-college-students/