Queer Resources on the Net
It's a queer, queer internet. Here are some sites on the web that are worth looking at; some political organizations, some support sites, some everything, some funny. Take a look around. Have a link? Submit it, especially if it's youth-related.
Youth Resource, a pretty polished zine for queer youth. It has monthly feature articles on issues relating to queer youth (they seem pretty willing to tackle hard issues); in addition, there's some solid basic info on trans issues, a resident advice columnist, a guide to getting political both within and outside of the government, artwork, message boards, even chat.
GLSEN is dedicated to keeping the schools safe for queer folk. Their site has a lot of good information about dealing with bashings and schools that aren't okay with protecting queer youth. Particularly of interest is their guide for gay-straight alliances and queer youth clubs in high schools -- all kinds of good ideas for gsa's who are looking for something to do and, perhaps more important, what to do if your school decides it's not so okay to have a club that's gay there.
Road Map, a site mostly for MTF transfolk. The truly rad bit would be the information on transitioning young; while the info is slanted towards MTF, a lot of it would apply to ftm transitions as well.
the HRC, one of the big national queer lobbying organizations. Their page is very activist oriented, with a lot of opportunities to write your local congressman and let them know what you think. Youth highlights include the coming out section and some of the HRC's youth activist training programs.
Elight, a huge zine for queer youth. Coming out stories, writing, poetry, artwork, youth personals, and everything in between. You just have to check it out.
the soc.support.transgendered faq. This has a bunch of basic information -- and beyond-basic information -- on transfolk and gender.
GaYouth.net, an ezine with a bunch of different sections. HIV/AIDS info, symbols, history, links, and a dictionary of terms found in the queer community. (And you can sign up for your own email address.)
Oasis, another ezine for queer youth. They have poetry,movie reviews and book reviews, news, and an archive of back issues.
Unity Through Diversity, a site focusing on queer youth and school issues, along with LGBT issues. And they belong to just about any type of queer web ring you can think of!
Gay Teen Resources is an amazingly comprehensive site: queer entertainment and news updates/links, a listbot email list, a chatroom, hundreds of links, & a comic strip! You can also sign up for your personal email address!
Dykes to Watch Out For is archived at this site at Planet Out. There are tons of strips here- check them out! You'll fall in love. . .
Be! Magazine is an online not-for-profit written by and for LGBTQ youth and allies. Updated every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 PM (PST).
Gay and Lesbian Health Resources
Since health information is sometimes hard to find, here's a list of some self-explanatory links that you might find helpful:
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association was founded in 1981 to help ensure equality in healthcare for the LGTB community. We offer an online directory of non-judgmental and culturally competent doctors, therapist, nurses, dentists and other providers that you can trust.
Learn more about our programs at: www.glma.org
Find our online provider directory at: www.glma.org/referrals
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 415-255-4547