What is LGBTQ

LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Sexual orientation — gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual — describes which gender identities you’re attracted to. Gender identity is the way you feel about and express your gender (male, female, both, neither).

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Start a Gay/Straight Alliance

This resource is for new and already-established Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) or similar clubs. Learn how to establish or re-establish your group, identify your mission and goals, and assess your school’s climate. Jump Start your school and your GSA to create safer schools for all!

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Coming Out

“Coming out” means telling people that you’re LGBTQ (or any other identity). You get to decide if and when to come out, to whom, and how to do it. Talking to a trusted adult can help you in the process of coming out.

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The Trevor Project

Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.

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