Resources for Supporting Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Youth

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

How to be an Ally to Transgender People


The Recovery Village

The potential struggles experienced by a person who is a part of the LGBTQ community range from negative social stigma to being more likely to be a victim of violent crime. While many strides have been made in the LGBTQ rights movement, this group of people continues to experience heightened levels of daily stress, which can lead to substance use or mental health challenges. LGBTQ mental health and substance use resources are vital to providing additional support for these communities.

The LGBTQ Community And Substance Abuse

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth (free PDF download)

Ally Trainings

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.

Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community support and resources we need to survive and thrive. We envision a world where trans people have the connection, economic security, and care everyone needs and deserves – free of prisons and police.

Toll Free: 877-565-8860

Our approach is to take the critical areas of children’s lives and work to bring greater gender understanding and inclusion. We focus on creating gender-inclusive spaces throughout the primary domains of all children’s lives. We start with the child, then radiate outwards, working with adults and institutions that affect all children to create gender-inclusive environments from birth through young adulthood.

We also work with professionals, including educators, social service workers, faith leaders, medical and mental health professionals, government and business leaders and others who need support in navigating rapidly changing gender understandings. Our professional development and training services helps them achieve their objectives and discover an appreciation of the place gender has in everyone’s life. 

Online Teen Group

Online Preteen Group

STOMP Out Bullying™ is dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ+ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. In this diverse world, STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns.

Making Schools Safe for the LGBTQ+ Community

Online Educator Participation ToolKit

Online Counseling Programs

Self-esteem can lead to positive mental health outcomes but can be thwarted by negative messaging from peers, parents, school communities and social media. Nonbinary youth who experience stigmatization based on their gender identity are at greater risk for negative mental health outcomes such as depression, anxiety and feelings of suicide. 

Giving adolescents and teens access to information and ideas about gender diversity can help them build a positive self-image and lead to positive mental health outcomes throughout their adulthood.

44 Self Esteem Resources for Nonbinary Adolescents and Teens