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:
links to PFLAG meetings and other resources. National:

PFLAG Helpline: 206-325-7724
Crisis Clinic:

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:
Safe Schools Coalition hotline: 1-800-5-BPROUD

Safe Schools has a great list of Hotlines both local and national:

GLSEN (support for GSAs):
Washington State GSA Network (WA GSA):
GLSEN Puget Sound:

* Seattle Community Network has an excellent list of GLBT local links:

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: and

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2005, October 14-23, 2005:

Lambert House:

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.:

Youth Guardian Services (email lists):

Great Lists and how to get them (mostly local):

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health (King Co.):

Ingersoll Gender Center in Seattle:, phone: 206-329-6651

Camp Ten Trees:

National Resources
Matthew Shepard Foundation:

HRC Resource Guide to Coming Out:

Day of Silence:

The Trevor Project:
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:

Finding an open and welcoming congregation - Washington: Community of Welcoming Congregations (Oregon & SW Washington):,
Nationally & Internationally:, Institute for Welcoming Resources (The Task Force):

Whosoever, online magazine for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians:

From a Roman Catholic father, God gave me a gay son:. . . and I did not always think it a blessing:

HRC- Living Openly in Your Place of Worship:
Christian GLBT Local Resources
Love Welcomes All:

Youth Resource:

Good explication of the "Ex-Gay" movement:

, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth: OutProud web resources: Outpath, the OutProud Coming Out Archives:

Oasis: & Forum:


Young Gay America:
Hard to navigate, but worth the effort

SEX, ETC. by teens, for teens:

The Gay Youth Corner (Brit):

Scarleteen - sex education for the real world:

What "Sex Ed" Didn't Tell You -- But You Still Need to Know:

Seattle links:

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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