Youth Opportunities & Resources
Scholarship for LGBTQ+ College Students in STEM
OUTbio is an LGBTQ+ networking organization based in Boston. Its members work in the drug development field in the Greater Boston area. Again this year, OUTbio has launched an annual scholarship and will award one student an unrestricted scholarship of $5,000 with a preference for those students majoring in STEM fields. Click below for more information. The deadline for applying is June 30.
Gender Expansive Youth Program at BAGLY (Virtual)
Gender Expansive Youth (GEY) is a group that centers the experiences of trans and gender non-conforming youth but is open to anyone aged 12 - 18 interested in exploring gender, identity, and LGBTQ history. Participants will have the opportunity to suggest topics and help plan activities in small groups. Our group is very friendly and welcoming! For many, GEY is a space to connect with other trans and queer youth and make new friends.
We will meet every Wednesday from 5 - 7 pm on zoom until May. To register, click below.
Participants get two graphic novels on gender and queer history, a notebook, and a $50 visa gift card.
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Free Mental Health Tools for LGBTQ+ Youth
imi is a free, digital, science-backed mental health web tool for queer teens to learn coping skills, hear stories from real LGBTQ+ teens, and explore resources that affirm queer identities and boost mental health.
Click below for details and to access imi for free.
Trans-Friendly Salons & Barber Shops
Strands For Trans is bringing gays, straights, women, men, anyone, together to create more trans-friendly barbershops and hair salons. If you're a customer, search for a trans-friendship shop or salon. If you're a barber or stylist, join in and let’s help this community feel welcome.
The Theater Offensive
The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals and individual productions by national and local queer performers, and also serves as a development environment for new theatrical work.
They have a variety of programs throughout the year. Check out their website below for more information.
Free Online Library of Audiobooks and Ebooks
OverDrive is an online library where you can check out audiobooks and ebooks for free. OverDRive has a wide variety of books, but Candid for OverDrive has a selection of books for "diversity, equality, and inclusion". To use OverDrive, you'll just need a free, public library account. If you don't have one contact, your local public library. To get started with OverDrive, click below.
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Resources for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault
Helping Survivors is part of a growing movement of concerned citizens, survivors, and professionals working to ensure the right of every person to build a life free from the devastating consequences of sexual assault and abuse.
The resources that they provided, at the website below, are intended for individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse and are seeking support.
LGBTQ+ College Guide
"LGBTQ+ students have a significant presence on college campuses. In While many colleges try to make their campuses welcoming to LGBTQ+ students, their success rate varies. If you’re a prospective college student who identifies as LGBTQ+, it’s important that you research schools to make sure they’ve created a supportive environment. In this guide, you’ll learn how to research colleges and review additional topics such as the unique challenges LGBTQ+ students face and the resources and legal rights available to them."
NAGLY is providing this as a resource but it not responsible for the contents.
Resources for LGBTQ+ Students Getting Ready for College
To make college a little easier, here's a guide of resources for LGBTQ+ students in higher education, including scholarships, resources, clubs, anti-bullying hotlines and more. For anyone considering themselves to be somewhere along the gender, sexuality, or romanticism spectrum, this is some helpful information such as ways to make the college campus feel more inclusive and less homophobic and some top resources for LGBTQ students going to or getting ready for college.
Check Out Logo's
Trans Youth Town Halls
Logo’s first Trans Youth Town Hall will highlight the voices of trans and nonbinary young people in conversations moderated by writer and activist Raquel Willis. With additional input from expert panelists Chase Strangio (the ACLU), Jen Richards (Disclosure, Tales of the City), and Dominique Morgan (The Okra Project, Black & Pink), this three-part digital video series will showcase what brings trans youth joy; what is standing in the way of their joy; and what we all can do to help.
TYTH Part 1 | School & Sports
TYTH Part 2 | Health & Safety
TYTH Part 3 | Representation & Identity
Join the NAGLY
Youth are invited to join NAGLY's Outreach Team
Represent NAGLY at events, outings, and workshops
Develop organizational and public speaking skills
Share your stories and experiences
Build relationships with Community Partners
Participate in valuable trainings
Contact Tony Leone at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Q Chat Groups
Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time.
Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country.
For more information and to get started click below.
Q Chat is a collaboration of Center Link, PFLAG, and Planned Parenthood
Check Out the
Queer Teen Podcast
or wherever you get your podcasts.
Become a Local Peer Mentor
The NAN Project is looking for young adults and recent high school graduates with mental health lived experience to use their stories of resilience to provide hope in schools around Massachusetts.
The peer mentor role is paid, flexible, and part-time. Peer mentors receive training in public speaking, suicide prevention, and other life skills. Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.
Training will take place on a rolling basis in the greater Lynn area this summer. Training will take place over a four-day period, and attendees will be paid a stipend of $250.
To learn more and to apply, click the link below.
Virtual Writer's Workshop for LGBTQ+ Youth
Writer’s Room is a free, open invitation bi-monthly workshop that focuses on developing writing skills for LGBTQIA+ creatives ages 13-19 of all skill levels.
We’ll gather online to study queer writers, reflect upon current events, respond to prompts, and honor our inner artists by creating a pathway from our insides to the outside world.
On occasion, queer guest-facilitators are welcomed into the space to share their personal experience as a writer and artist. This workshop is great for those who are just discovering their voice, and for those who want to continue expanding and developing their artistic point of view. We invite anyone to connect with the community, share, reflect, and respond. Though consistency is highly encouraged, the workshops are non-consecutive and participants may join at any time during the season. Each session is facilitated by two LGBTQIA+ artists, holding space to support your writing practice and affirm your queerness.
This workshop is presented by the Future Perfect Project. To register for the workshops click below.
Become a Mentee
Are you between the ages of 7 and 12? Linked Mentoring is looking for new mentees in their program. By joining you will build a supportive, trusting, and empowered relationship with an LGBTQ+ adult through one-on-one mentoring. You can also take advantage of community-building and leadership opportunities.
Mentoring is done at a distance and online.
All mentors are screened and trained LGBTQ+ adults with a passion for building LGBTQ+ community and supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
If you're interested or looking for more information, click below.
"Queer Sex Ed" Video Series
All five episodes of the new It Gets Better Project original series "Queer Sex Ed" are now available to view on itgetsbetter.org. "Queer Sex Ed" pairs IRL groups of friends with professional sex educators Melina Gaze and Dr. Lexx. They're having vital conversations about queer sex, sex in the media, consent, pleasure and more while the sex educators listen in to react, offer context and bust some myths!
NAGLY is not responsible for or involved in the content of these videos.
Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Cybersecurity Students
Cybersecurity scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students can help offset the costs of college. In addition to paying for tuition, some scholarships can be used for books, costs of living, and travel. Other scholarship benefits may include mentorship, networking opportunities, and professional memberships.
Watch "Queer Youth Changing the World" Series on YouTube
“Out in Front: Queer Youth Changing the World” is the new "It Gets Better Project" docu-series that offers a look into the lives of five LGBTQ+ activists who are using their voices to champion a better tomorrow. Click the button below to watch.