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Our Website is full of resources!  Check out the tabs on the left and the many links below!

National LGBT Websites:

www.GLSEN.org - Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education NetworkSupport Gay Rights
www.familyequality.org - Family Equality Council
www.colage.org - national organization for support of children of LGBT parents
www.HRC.org - Human Rights Campaign
www.imaTYFA.org - Indiana, Trans Youth Family Allies
www.cwla.org/improving-practice-with-lgbt-youth-and-families/ - Child Welfare League of America: LGBTQ Youth Issues and Information for Professionals
www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/indiana.html - Lambda Legal Indiana
www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/gdtb_2013_complete.pdf - Tools to support LGBTQ Youth in Care. Download your toolkit from here.  
www.NCLrights.org - National Center For Lesbian Rights
www.NYACyouth.org - National Youth Advocacy Coalition
www.PFLAG.org - Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
www.SafeSchoolsCoalition.org - A national project to add policies in schools to protect LGBTQ students
www.Trevorspace.org - a safe internet chat room for LGBTQ youth that is monitored by adults
www.welcomingschools.org - ideas and curriculum for addressing young children on LGBT families and non-sexual issues

For a national list (organized by state) of all LGBTQ Youth organizations similar to IYG: www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/fs_resources-for-lgbtq-youth-by-state_1.pdf

www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/lgbtq-college-resources/ - Choosing the right college can become downright daunting, as youth try and find a place of acceptance, inclusion, and support. Here's a guide you can use to help make your college decision easier.


National websites for youth and schools:

www.queerschool.com Queer School™ was created for those that are struggling to identify and those that proudly identify with being LGBTQ. The mission of Queer School™ is to provide holistic inner transformation from a place of wishing to a freedom of being. PRESS RELEASE.

www.trevorhelpline.org or 1.866.4U.TREVOR FREE (LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention)
www.glsen.org
www.gsanetwork.org
www.tolerance.org
www.community.pflag.org/safeschools
www.safeschoolscoalition.org
www.welcomingschools.org

www.gaygull.com is a website dedicated to uniting the LGBT community across America by sharing information and resources specific to the interests and needs of our community.

National Pride Festival Calendar provides dates, locations, descriptions, etc. for hundreds of pride festivals around the country - everything from pride parades to film festivals to book festivals.

Legal Resources

www.lambdalegal.org
www.aclu.org
www.hrc.org
www.nclrights.org

Local Government Offices Resource

Searching for any sort of county government office can be tricky. Also, most local/ state offices are on multiple different websites. Using www.CountyOffice.org should make things easier!

Homelessness Resources

http://www.chipindy.org/ - The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention mobilizes, advocates, and empowers community collaboration towards ending homelessness and fosters an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention in the greater Indianapolis area.

https://outreachindiana.org/what-we-offer-4/ - Helping youth achieve success in the areas of Employment, Housing, Mental Health,Transportation, Education, Physical Needs, Childcare, Aftercare, and Financial Literacy is our daily mission at Outreach. - See Referrals section

https://truecolorsfund.org/our-work/ - The True Colors Fund works within communities across the country to develop solutions that prevent and end youth homelessness

http://www.ourtruecolors.org/ - Safe Harbors Task Force: True Colors collaborates with the State Department of Children and Families to identify and meet the needs of LGBTQ youth in out-of-home care through policy, programming and advocacy work. In addition, we recruit foster parents for adolescents of all genders and orientations.

https://truecolorsfund.org/our-work/training-education/network/ - Up to 40% of our homeless youth population identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). It's time we coordinate our ideas and actions. That's why we've created the 40 to None Network, a free online community connecting service providers, educators, researchers, government officials, funders, advocates, young people, and others around the issue.

http://nationalhomeless.org/ - The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.

http://www.aliforneycenter.org/ - Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.