Although stories about LGBT youth experiencing support and acceptance from their families, peers, and communities are growing, challenges persist. LGBT youth as well as youth who may be perceived as LGBT or gender nonconforming may experience physical and emotional bias, violence, and discrimination at home, or in their schools, employment, and communities.
"Although it can be scary at first, I’ve found that sharing my experiences has helped adults recognize that I, as well as many other young adults, could help make positive changes to their organizations."
"I’m nongender, which for me, means that I don't identify as either male or female."
Map My Community is a tool designed specifically to assist you in locating resources in your community to help you build and strengthen your youth program. Get ideas for new partnerships, identify gaps in your community, and learn about resources to avoid duplication of effort.
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