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Preventing Suicide Among LGBTQ Youth: The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html

YouthResource
http://amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource

It Gets Better Project: Give hope to LGBT youth
http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

Bending the Mold: Lambda Legal
http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/bending-the-mold

Religious Issues
APA Resolution on Religious, Religion-Based and/or Religion Derived Prejudice
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.apa.org/about/policy/religious-discrimination.pdf

The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality – YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ezQjNJUSraY

Gay-Straight Alliance

Tips on Starting a GSA: American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/lgbt-youth-schools/tips-starting-gsa

How to Start a Gay Straight Alliance: American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/how-start-gay-straight-alliance
CenterLink Member Gay Lesbian Bisexual & Transgender LGBT Community Centers: search GLBT

http://www.lgbtcenters.org/Centers/find-a-center.aspx
Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit 2

Advocacy

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/storage/advfy/documents/saf
espace.pdf

Gay-Straight Alliance Network
http://gsanetwork.org/
Schools
Pride Education Network
http://pridenet.ca/resources
Welcoming Schools
http://www.welcomingschools.org/
Youth National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce
http://www.thetaskforce.org/issues/youth
Fact Sheet: Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Youth in School – SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project)
http://srlp.org/resources/fact-sheet-transgender-gender-nonconforming-youth-school/

Safe Schools Coalition
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/

Bullying and LGBT Youth
http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/groups/lgbt/index.html

Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation & Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators & School Personnel
http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/just-the-facts.pdf

Gay rights in the US, state by state: World News
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/may/08/gay-rights-united-states?fb=native

Know Your Rights! A Quick guide for LGBT High School Students
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights_hiv-aids/know-your-rights-quick-guide-lgbt-high-school-students

UCI LGBT Resource Center: Choosing a LGBT-friendly School
http://www.lgbtrc.uci.edu/studentschoose.php

For Parents/Guardians, Family Members, and Allies
Back to School Resources For LGBT Parents: Gay-Straight Alliance Network
http://www.gsanetwork.org/news/back-school-resources-lgbt-parents/0818093

PFLAG: Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2

Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/transgender.pdf

Safe Schools Coalition: Resources for GLBT Youth of Color – Resources forParents/Guardians, Family Members, Educators and Allies
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-glbt_youth_of_color.html

Families are Talking
http://www.siecus.org/_data/global/images/FAT_Newsletter_V3N
2.pdf

Guide for Helping Families Support their LGBT Children
http://store.samhsa.gov/product/A-Practitioner-s-Resource-Guide-Helping-Families-to-Support-TheirLGBT-Children/PEP14-LGBTKIDS

For Counselors
Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts
http://www.apa.org/about/policy/sexual-orientation.pdf
Counseling Competencies
http://www.algbtic.org/resources/competencies

ACA Code of Ethics
http://www.counseling.org/Resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf

Standards of Care
http://www.wpath.org/documents/Standards+of+Care+V7+-
+2011+WPATH.pdf

Advocacy Competencies
http://www.counseling.org/Resources/Competencies/Advocacy_C
ompetencies.pdf

The Professional School Counselor and LGBTQ Youth
http://asca2.timberlakepublishing.com//files/PS_LGBTQ.pdf