Monday, September 26, 2005

Seattle-area Resources for Gay Youth


I gathered these together for Colin's GSA, so thought I would post them here, too.

PFLAG Seattle: http://www.seattle-pflag.org/
links to PFLAG meetings and other resources. National: http://www.pflag.org

PFLAG Helpline: 206-325-7724
Crisis Clinic: http://www.crisisclinic.org/

Crisis Line - 24-hour hotline: 206-461-3222

Teen Link Helpline: 206-461-4922 answered by teens from 6-10 PM every day

Foster Care Helpline (for GLBT youth specifically): 1-866-LGBTeen
Safe Schools Coalition: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/
Safe Schools Coalition hotline: 1-800-5-BPROUD

Safe Schools has a great list of Hotlines both local and national: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/blackboard-hotlines.html

GLSEN (support for GSAs): http://www.glsen.org
Washington State GSA Network (WA GSA): http://www.wagsa.org
GLSEN Puget Sound: http://www.glsenpugetsound.org

* Seattle Community Network has an excellent list of GLBT local links: http://www.scn.org/people/sex/#glbt

Gay Youth Info Line: 206-547-7900
Coming out, social events, and support resources for queer youth

Diverse Harmony rehearses Sundays, 3-5 PM at First Baptist Church, 1111 Seneca St., Seattle: http://www.diverseharmony.org and
http://groups.myspace.com/diverseharmony

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2005, October 14-23, 2005: http://www.seattlequeerfilm.com

Lambert House: http://www.lamberthouse.org

Gay Skate Night every third Monday, 7-10 PM. Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th NE, Bellevue WA, 425-641-2046. $5.50; includes rollerskate rental. Inline skates for an additional $4.

B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Adolescent Drop-in): 425-747-4937
Weekly support and discussion groups in Bellevue

Oasis Youth Center Pierce Co.: http://www.oasisyouthcenter.org/

Youth Guardian Services (email lists): http://www.youth-guard.org

Great Lists and how to get them (mostly local): http://valoriez.blogspot.com/2006/07/glbt-issue-lists-speakers.html

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health (King Co.): http://www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt

Ingersoll Gender Center in Seattle: http://www.ingersollcenter.org/, phone: 206-329-6651

Camp Ten Trees: http://camptentrees.org


National Resources
Matthew Shepard Foundation: http://www.matthewshepard.org

HRC Resource Guide to Coming Out: http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Coming_Out

Day of Silence: http://www.dayofsilence.org

The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
24 hours nationwide: 866-488-7386 or 866.4.U.Trevor

STD Hotline: 1-800-227-8922

Gay and Lesbian Victim’s Assistance 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-259-1536

Christian GLBT National Resources
HeartStrong, for GLBT youth in religious schools: http://www.heartstrong.org/

Finding an open and welcoming congregation - Washington: Community of Welcoming Congregations (Oregon & SW Washington): http://www.welcomingcongregations.org/, http://www.gbgm-umc.org/ravenna/draftlist.html
Nationally & Internationally: GayChurch.org: http://www.gaychurch.org/, Institute for Welcoming Resources (The Task Force): http://www.welcomingresources.org/directory.htm


Whosoever, online magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians: http://www.whosoever.org

From a Roman Catholic father, God gave me a gay son:. . . and I did not always think it a blessing: http://www.nd.edu/~ndmag/su2004/tnelson.html

HRC- Living Openly in Your Place of Worship: http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=About_HRC&CONTENTID=33013
Christian GLBT Local Resources
Love Welcomes All: http://www.lovewelcomesall-wa.org

Zines
Youth Resource: http://www.youthresource.com

Good explication of the "Ex-Gay" movement: http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=1466

, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth: http://www.outproud.org. OutProud web resources: http://www.outproud.org/web.html. Outpath, the OutProud Coming Out Archives: http://www.outpath.com.

Oasis: http://www.oasismag.com & Forum: http://www.oasismag.com/discuss

ChadzBoyz: http://chadzboyz.com/

Young Gay America: http://www.younggayamerica.com

GayTeens.org: http://www.gayteens.org
Hard to navigate, but worth the effort

SEX, ETC. by teens, for teens: http://sexetc.rutgers.edu/index.php

The Gay Youth Corner (Brit): http://www.thegyc.com/

Scarleteen - sex education for the real world: http://www.scarleteen.com

What "Sex Ed" Didn't Tell You -- But You Still Need to Know: http://www.phatpage.org/sex_ed.html

Seattle links: http://www.sexuality.org/seattle.html

More great sites in Kids Helping Kids, Fixing Gays ("reparative therapy" and such), Gay Marriage and Sex.


I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice. But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brother and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people. - Coretta Scott King, March 31, 1998

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