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Q Chat Space provides live, chat-based, professionally facilitated, online support and discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens 13-19. It is a safe space and can provide critical support when teens do not have a physical location to go.
Hosted by CenterLink, an international network of LGBTQ+ community centers, the discussion and groups are facilitated by professionals from 7 community centers across the country, including SMYAL, which is based in Washington, DC.
Sprout therapy connects medical professionals with parents of neurodivergent children nationwide. They have created a resource that highlights research about gender identity, dysphoria, and diversity in neurodivergent individuals as well as information on support groups for those with Austism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Identity Diversity.
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, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Brave Trails is a national non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth leadership. We offer accredited summer camps, backpacking trips, family camps, mental health services, meet-up groups, and year-round leadership programming. All of our programs focus on helping LGBTQ+ youth find what they need most to thrive: their people, their place, and their passion. Nothing makes us more proud than seeing our youth take the skills they gain in our programs and use them to create meaningful change in their communities.
DCATS (DC Area Transmasculine Society) is a trans-led nonprofit organization that serves to advance the lives of transmasculine folks by providing resources that help overcome the social, economic, and health-related barriers to living authentically. Founded in 1998 as a monthly support group, DCATS has transformed into an organization that offers a variety of services to meet our community's needs.
Transmasculine folks are defined as anyone who was assigned female at birth (AFAB), but believes this is an incomplete or inaccurate description of themselves.
Our community welcomes people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
Everyone thrives when they feel understood, embraced and have a sense of belonging. When they have a sense of congruency with themselves. At TACT, we partner with individuals, families, and organizations to provide support and advocacy for trans and non-binary individuals.
We envision a world in which individuals across the gender spectrum thrive and are celebrated.
Hosted by the International Society of Substance Use Professionals, this website provides links to many scholarly articles about this very important topic.