LGBTQIA+

LGBTQIA is short for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual. 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 when people identify as the gender of the sex they were identified with at birth (cis-gender) and are heterosexual, meaning they are attracted to the opposite sex.

RESOURCES

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

The Trevor Project - http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ suicide prevention for LGBTQ ages 13-24

It Gets Better - http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ Spreading the word about life getting better and advocating to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people.

GLAD - https://www.glad.org/ - GLBTQ Advocacy Defenders

GLAD Youth - https://www.glad.org/youth - Helps GLBTQ Youth know their rights.

OK2BME - http://ok2bme.ca/resources/kids-teens/what-does-lgbtq-mean/ explanation of LGBTQIA+ and resources for youths and parents.

Rainbow Welcome - http://www.rainbowwelcome.org/faq#faq2 - FAQs about LGBTQIA+

LGBT Healthcare - http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/lgbt-education/lgbt-health-resources/ recources for LGBT health care

Youth LGBT Health Resources from the Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth-resources.htm

 

NoH8 Campaign - http://www.noh8campaign.com/ an organization that promotes equality