Resources

for Queer Youth Theater

Leaders and Participants

For Queer Youth

 

Whether you’re transgender or gender-nonconforming, questioning or an ally, this kit is designed to help you make your school a safer place. We’ve included ideas and information to help you advocate for change. There’s also an extensive list of resources to help you connect with the transgender community and find support.

From Lambda Legal. 

Welcome! This section is  for EVERYONE, of every sexual and gender identity, and for anyone who is thinking about what their attractions toward more than one gender mean., especially for young people under the age of 25 who identifie as bisexual+ (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, no label).

Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

Should you find your GSA club facing harassment or hostility at school or from the community, here are some possible ways of dealing with it. Helpful tips for more than just GSAs. 

from the GSA Network

This website seeks to be a comprehensive list of all LGBTQIAP+ YA titles published between 2000 and 2017. It includes all major and indie US presses and selective self-published material. This website is not meant to act as a list of book recommendations, although we provide best of lists for those who seek recommendations. These lists were commissioned from experts who share that identity and feature what they felt were the best representations that specific set of identities.

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Working with Queer Youth

 

A list of resources around facilitation that PYTA has collected and found helpful.

Whether you’re transgender or gender-nonconforming, questioning or an ally, this kit is designed to help you make your school a safer place. We’ve included ideas and information to help you advocate for change for transgender students.

From Lambda Legal. 

This website for the Drama for Schools program is designed to be your guide for integrating drama into your curriculum. It is meant to serve as a practical resource as you begin designing your own drama-based lessons. We hope this website and our professional development trainings will make you as excited as we are about bringing your curriculum alive using drama! Contains loads of devising exercises and theater games!

Resources for working with young people and creating a youth board from Youth on Board

History UnErased (HUE) is founded by award-winning classroom teachers who bring decades of experience into the development of high quality instructional materials and educator trainings. The HUE team works in partnership with expert historians and archivists, the Library of Congress, New York City Department of Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, ONE Archives Foundation at USC Libraries, New York Public Library, National Park Service, and more!

Because queer and trans people experience violence at similar, and in some instances higher, rates as heterosexual people, it is critical that health care and other providers ensure that their practice is culturally inclusive for queer and trans people and that they are talking to all of their patients about the effects that intimate partner violence can have on health. Resources include a poster and safety card.

An intro course which covers everything from terminology to creating an inclusive environment. Includes youth inclusion, youth collaboration, and project management toolkits.

These resources from the National Center for Healthy Safe Children are intended to help identify and implement responsive and inclusive services for youth who are LGBT or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. They promote the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of LGBTQ youth and create safe schools where LGBTQ students are free to learn without fear of violence or discrimination.

Naloxone is an easy-to-use, lifesaving antidote to overdose from heroin or other opioids. Used in hospitals for decades, the medication has no abuse potential, costs as little as one dollar for a lifesaving dose and can be administered with basic training. This site provides resources for training in naloxone use.

Naloxone is an easy-to-use, lifesaving antidote to overdose from heroin or other opioids. Used in hospitals for decades, the medication has no abuse potential, costs as little as one dollar for a lifesaving dose and can be administered with basic training. This site from Toward the Heart provides resources for training in naloxone use.

Blogs, booklists, publishers, and professional toolkits for educators and librarians teaching queer literature and supporting queer youth. From Queer Books for Teens

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For allies

PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community. We're made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies. Because together, we're stronger.

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Intersectional Justice

 

Definitions and examples of oppressive systems, isms, and phobias, built by the 2018 PYTA Conference Youth Advisory Committee. 

A list of resources around accessibility that PYTA has collected and found helpful

The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people. This site includes handouts, reports, and guides.

The Social Justice Sexuality Project is one of the largest ever national surveys of Black, Latinx, and Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, the final sample includes respondents from all 50 states; Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; in rural and suburban areas, in addition to large urban areas; and from a variety of ages, racial/ethnic identities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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Regional Resources

 
 

Arizona

A grass roots all volunteer organization seeking to normalize and affirm individuals who identify under the broad umbrella of  transgender and gender creative by providing a safe, supportive and educational summer camp experience for youth ages 5 to 17 or kindergarten to 12th grade and their families living in Arizona.

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Florida

The Pride Center provide a welcoming, safe space — an inclusive home that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida.

SunServe Youth's mission is to inspire LGBTQIA youth to identify their strengths, overcome their challenges and recognize the unique gifts they have to offer the world.

Zebra Coalition®, based in Orlanda, FL, is a network of organizations, which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBT+) ages 13 – 24.

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Illinois

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.

Resources in the Chicago area and beyond–aligned with the needs of Black trans and gnc communities–recommended by The BTGNC Collective

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Indiana

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Kentucky

 
 
 

We provide shelter for children as young as 6 weeks old and as old as 17. Arbor provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to children who may be homeless, abused, neglected or at risk of being victimized in Central Kentucky.

The Pride Community Services Organization works to improve the lives of people in the sexual minority and gender expansive community of Central and Eastern Kentucky by enhancing visibility, empowering community members, and educating the public about issues impacting said community. Services include partnership with PYTA Member, Company Q.

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Massachusetts

 

A peer-run group for young adults who identify as trans, intersex, genderqueer, questioning, or similar.

a community-based alliance of young people from fourteen to twenty-two that exists to improve the lives of LGBTIQQS (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and straight) youth on Cape Cod and the Islands

Building community and cultivating resources for LGBT+ women & non-binary people of color and our allies

a program supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, and their straight allies, between the ages of 14 and 23. The group is led by youth peer leaders, professional staff, and volunteers who offer support, resources, and opportunities for socialization in a safe and nurturing environment.

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A peer-run group for young adults who identify as trans, intersex, genderqueer, questioning, or similar.

a community-based alliance of young people from fourteen to twenty-two that exists to improve the lives of LGBTIQQS (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and straight) youth on Cape Cod and the Islands

Building community and cultivating resources for LGBT+ women & non-binary people of color and our allies

a program supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, and their straight allies, between the ages of 14 and 23. The group is led by youth peer leaders, professional staff, and volunteers who offer support, resources, and opportunities for socialization in a safe and nurturing environment.

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Missouri

 
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North Carolina

Resources for youth in North Carolina from Time Out Youth.

Time Out Youth Center is a place where you can experience a sense of belonging and community. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, a straight ally – or just don’t want to be labeled, you will be welcomed here. Some of our youth are out, some are partially out, and some are not out at all. Time Out Youth Center offers a safe space for all and fully respects the journey of each individual. While at Time Out Youth, you are not expected to be anyone or anything except who you are.

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Pennsylvania

Helping LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 18 - 25) experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the Pittsburgh Region find resources and housing options.

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