First, a plug for the Irregulars. Seriously, I go to my Facebook group and ask ANY QUESTION, and the Irregulars are fucking on it.
Today’s brainstorm: sound off about the organizations you personally support, volunteer with, know about that help queer youth! Join in the conversation here and I’ll keep adding links!
“Project Fierce Chicago is a grassroots collective of radical social workers, youth advocates and other community members who are working together to establish community-driven, identity-affirming housing in Chicago. Project Fierce’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing transitional housing and support services to LGBTQ-identified young adults.”
Also of note, Project Fierce’s gift registry at Target, if you want to help them outfit the new house!
The Attic Youth Center
“The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society.”
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
“Welcome to the North County LGBTQ Resource Center! We are a 501(c)3 organization that serves the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and questioning (LGBTQ) community of North County San Diego. Our service area includes the communities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook, Camp Pendleton, and other outlying areas.”
I hear these folks have a Christmas gift drive as well!
Metro Wellness & Community Centers
“Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in our community.”
“Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender diversity in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support, building community, increasing societal awareness, and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions.”
“Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths up to age 25 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.”
The Trevor Project
“The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.”
Side by Side
“Side by Side is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.”
True Colors Fund
“True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth by creating systemic change.”
The Happy Hippie
“Our mission is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations.”
It Gets Better Project
“Mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”
“Organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students.”
“Next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.”
I’ll keep adding to the list! Feel free to comment here or on Facebook!