We constantly receive emails from youth around the country looking to get involved in the project. Although we’d love to profile every one of you, (and we really do hope to visit your town in the near future!), lack of funding sometimes prohibits us from immediately meeting you face-to-face. In the meantime, here’s a few ways you can get involved:

  • Spreading the word about We Are the Youth = always awesome. Friend us on Facebook, follow us on Tumblr, join our mailing list, you get the idea.
  • Since the launch of our new site, we’re looking for more youth-write ups. This means if you go to a LGBT-youth related event, you can submit a short write up about it and we’ll post it on this blog. Here’s a good example.
  • We’ll be looking for guest bloggers in the near future. This is a new idea for us so we’re still working out the kinks, but send us an email if you have a cool idea for a guest blog post, we’re open to all sorts of ideas.
  • If you’re involved with an LGBT-youth related organization we’d love to publicize the group on our Resource Page. Let us know.

We love to hear from youth around the country, so don’t be shy, shoot us an email!


The big day has arrived. After months of hard work (and loads of help from James Dodd, web-coder extraordinaire), We Are the Youth has launched its newly redesigned website!

New features include a Resource page showing a map of area-specific groups and organizations for LGBT youth. Our resource list is constantly expanding, so if you’d like us to include your organization, contact us and we’ll put it on the map. We are also expanding this blog to include more youth write-ups, posts by guest bloggers, and more LGBT youth-related news items, so email if you’d like to share your story, contribute a write-up, or just say hello.

In other news, we’ve recently opened a We Are the Youth Etsy shop, where you (generous supporter!), can buy a custom print. In addition, although we’ll still be posting profiles to the blog portion of the website, you can now view all We Are the Youth profiles in our archive.

Other business is continuing as usual — stay tuned for more profiles and exciting news!

As always, thanks for all the support,
Laurel & Diana

Color Lines, January 2011
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Velvet Park, December 2010
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National Organizations

  • Bisexual Resource Center: international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues
  • Campus Pride: helps develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
  • Gender Spectrum:  provides an array of services designed to help families, schools, professionals, and organizations understand and address concepts of gender identity and gender expression
  • GLBT Historical Society: Founded in 1985, the society is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of GLBT public history
  • It Gets Better Project: created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years
  • preventing smoking in the LGBT community
  • The Trans Youth Equality Foundation is a national foundation that provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. In addition to sharing resources, the foundation holds youth retreats and support groups in New England.
  • The Trevor Project: a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide hotline for gay/questioning youth
  • TransActive: Support and educational website serving trans youth and their families