Tag Archives: LGBTQIA youth

In A Heartbeat, An Animated Short Film

A sweet, wholesome film about two boys finding love. “In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of … Continue reading

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Raising Zay

Zay Crawford has felt like a girl since she was very young despite being assigned male at birth. With puberty fast approaching, she got an implant that suppressed the puberty process. This is the story of one family’s journey to … Continue reading

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Declan McKenna: Paracetamol 

Declan McKenna is an amazing new talent on the music scene. He’s also someone who has a passion for social justice. In this video he explores depression and contemplating suicide. Specifically in the LGBTQ community, in particular Trans youth. Here’s … Continue reading

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Moving From Online Advocacy To Public Advocacy For Non-Binary Gender Identified Students

Yesterday, Saturday, March 19th, I traveled down to Albuquerque to attend The Trans + Queer Thrive Education Conference (TQ Thrive). This event, sponsored by the New Mexico GSA Network and GLSEN – Albuquerque, focused on supporting trans and queer youth and … Continue reading

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UMUT ESCAPE

A film written, directed, performed by youth of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. ESCAPE was made under the auspices of FYI FILMS. A realistic look at the challenges facing First Nations/Native American youth including those who are Gay/Two-Spirit in one … Continue reading

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From My Archives: Personal Reflections on Gay Youth Suicide, October 9, 2010 — Trans Epilogue — Resources to Get Help

Trigger Warnings: Bullying, Religious Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Depression, Suicide, Suicidal Ideation (contemplating suicide), extreme sadness, and so on. I suggest having a friend you can hug nearby or at least someone available online for a virtual hug! Resources for help … Continue reading

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Transgender High School Student Goes Prom Dress Shopping | What Would You Do? | WWYD | ABC News

In this episode a trans teen and her mother go shopping for a prom dress. The response was more positive then I anticipated. Sadly there are places where the response might have been more negative.

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Gay Teens Made Fun Of By Bullies What Would You Do

This hits close to home for anyone who was bullied because they were perceived to be gay. This series did do a decent job of highlighting serious problems and making people think about the choices they make.

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Skrillex & Diplo – To Ü ft AlunaGeorge (Official Video)

Check out this amazing video that features LGBTQ youth in love. More information here: http://mic.com/articles/127482/skrillex-and-diplo-s-to-new-music-video-features-gay-lesbian-and-trans-lovers

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Gay Short Film – Lucky Blue

A Swedish coming of age film about two young men becoming friends and falling in love. Here’s how the person who uploaded the film describes it: Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him … Continue reading

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Coming Out As Genderfluid

Collin Erdosy, a genderfluid, non-binary person who was designated male at birth, shares their coming out story.

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Transgender Teen Surprised With First Dose of Hormones After Waiting 2.5 Years!

YouTube has become known for major moments in people’s lives being uploaded on video and made available to the online world. This event is special. Here’s what the trans teen’s mom has to say: “I want them to open their … Continue reading

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Be There for Me – Collective Memories of LGBTQ Youth in Georgia High Schools

A documentary looking at life for LGBTQ high school students in the US state of Georgia.

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Kicked Out: LGBT Youth Experience Homelessness

Once you’ve encountered LGBTQ youth homelessness yourself, as I have as coordinator of a street outreach program, you will feel compelled to make a difference. Yes it is better for some LGBTQ youth but there are still many who are … Continue reading

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The Classmates of Trans Teen Lila Perry Should Be Ashamed | Advocate.com

This is an excellent opinion piece by BRYNN TANNEHILL and originally appearing in The Advocate. Because the piece is so good I’m reproducing it in full. Please continue to patronize the good folks at the Advocate. The treatment of Missouri … Continue reading

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Recommended: Agender Angst | Teen Essay About gender | Teen Ink

This is an essay written by Scotfire of West Bloomfield, Minnesota for Teen Ink about identifying as Agender… My name is Phoenix, and I am not a girl or a boy. I am a part of that gray area, that … Continue reading

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Reach Out!

Members of the New Mexico GSA Network have a message for other LGBTQ youth; Reach Out!

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Recommended Reading: Transgender students in the classroom: Schools changing to make all feel welcome | KATU.com

An article with a generally positive tone, on the educational system making accommodations for transgender students in Oregon. Here are the opening paragraphs of this article. Continue reading this by following the link at the bottom of this post… If … Continue reading

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Glitter Brigade: The Magical Beginning of A Queer Youth Group

Are you looking for some inspirational advice on how to start a Queer youth group? Well I have just what your looking for! Read the opening paragraphs here and continue reading by following the link at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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Why it’s Awesome – Steven Universe

I began watching this gem of a show, (inside joke/pun), because I saw it popping up on my LGBTQ heavy tumblr feed. I noticed that trans youth have a particular fondness for the show and it’s popularity becomes obvious once … Continue reading

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