Resources

There are people who definitely want to help!

Young, gay or questioning, and in need of help? You are not alone! Here are some links to sites where you may begin to find the help you’re looking for.

Just click on the image to be taken directly to the site you’ve chosen. Or if none of the sites seem to be what you’re looking for, feel free to email me directly. I’ll try to find something better tailored to your situation.

These sites are primarily aimed at those facing an immediate crisis or emergency. Be sure to check the sidebar to your right for some additional sites that may be helpful in less dire circumstances.

Covenant House
Covenant House

Covenant House provides loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth in Canada, Latin America, and the United States.

GLBT Near Me
GLBT Near Me

GLBT Near Me is is a resource database for finding help closer to you. It’s sponsored by the GLBT National Help Center. If you’re 25 or younger and looking for someone to talk to, you can call 1-800-246-7743 and speak to someone trained to help.

National Runaway Safeline
National Runaway Safeline

Are you a runaway? Do you need to talk someone about your situation? Call 1-800-786-2929.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Thinking of taking your life? Call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone before doing something irrevocable.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides suicide prevention and other services for LGBTQ youth. Call 1-866-488-7386.

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Live abroad? Need help? Check out the links below to sites in Canada and the United Kingdom that may be able to be of assistance. I’m also open to suggestions for similar sites in other countries if you have a recommendation to make.

Canada

Canada Kids Helpline
Canada Kids Helpline

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only toll-free, 24 hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counseling, web counseling and referral service for children and youth. And here are some other links to LGBTQ-friendly crisis lines and other gay friendly national, provincial, and territorial web sites in Canada

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United Kingdom

The Albert Kennedy Trust in the United Kingdom
The Albert Kennedy Trust in the United Kingdom

The Albert Kennedy Trust in the United Kingdom supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. It has offices in London, Manchester, and Newcastle.

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Know a site not listed above that should be? Click on that email link at the top of the page and let me know. I’m always looking for good sites to add to this page.