Many youth and adults have questions related to the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) community and how to be supportive of their friends, family members, and community members. We hope you will find the resources below helpful to you and those you love. Our Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Laura Stanton, is passionate about being inclusive and equitable when it comes to supporting our diverse youth, adults, and families. If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a workshop about the LGBTQ+ community, the strengths they bring, and the unique challenges they face, please reach out to her. Her phone number is 513-695-1311 and her email is

Websites and Resources

The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network): GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.

PFLAG: PFLAG is here to provide support, information, and resources for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.

Welcoming Schools: A bias-based bullying prevention program that provides LGBTQ and gender-inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, recommended booklists for all ages, and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals.

The Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University: The MCC offers several hundred programs a year - cultural and intercultural celebrations, heritage and awareness events, dialogues, workshops, student leadership, and cohort meetings, prejudice-reduction training, wellness initiatives, and Social Justice Engagement courses.

U.S. Department of Education Toolkit: Creating Inclusive and Nondiscriminatory School Environments for LGBTQI+ Students (PDF)

CDC: LGBT Youth Resources

Links from Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Workshop (June 21, 2021)

The Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

The Trevor Project Support Center: Information about Asexuality

The American Bar Association: How to Be an Ally (Do's and Don'ts)

The Gender Elephant

The Gender Elephant with Moveable Markers (Word Document)

LGBTQ+ Glossary by Dr. Leo Taylor

Links from Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Workshop (June 28, 2021)

National 4-H Access, Equity, and Belonging Committee

The Trevor Project: Get Help Now (24/7/365 Support for Youth)

Local Resources:

Nationwide Children's Hospital​ (Franklin County)
​Lighthouse Youth & Family Services (Cincinnati)​
Kaleidoscope Youth Center (Columbus)​
Virtual Resources:

Q Chat Space: A Community for LGBTQ+ Teens
Mental Health Text Line​ (Text "HOME" to 741741 for immediate connection with a counselor​)
Trans Student Education Resources: Infographics

5 Ways to Make Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students


Homeless LGBTQ Youth


Queer Youth of Color


Why Trans People Need More Visibility

Visibility Infographic

Why Support for Trans Youth Matters