Below you'll find a list of our partner organizations who are providing services to LGBTQ youth and their families and friends.
ReachOut.com is a place where teens and young adults can improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, build their coping-skills and increase help-seeking behavior. It provides evidence-based information and supports, real life stories and the ability to connect and contribute in a safe and supported community.
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the first organization dedicated solely to anti-bullying, no matter where or to whom it happens. Because LGBT youth are often targeted by bullies, the Foundation gives particular attention to this community. Its work extends to anti-gay bullying and homophobia in sports, as the Foundation was founded by Ben Cohen, MBE, one of the world’s greatest athletes. He is the first straight sports star to dedicate his philanthropic efforts for the benefit of LGBT people. The Foundation is funded, in part, through profits shared by the StandUp social-commerce brand, the first brand to engage the consumer marketplace to drive social change for LGBT people. Mr. Cohen is chairman of both organizations.
Project 10 envisions lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students as fully included and affirmed in the public school environment where justice, equality, and respect for all prevail. Since 1984 the mission of Project 10 has been to provide education and support for LBGT youth in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Project 10 works with students, faculty and staff to maintain safe, open, and inclusive campuses.
GLSEN is an education organization creating safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students. To achieve this end, the organization collaborates with the public and leaders in higher education, mental health, and research to produce and advance initiatives.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion and Acceptance" through a variety of programs including school assemblies on diversity, outreach to LGBT and allied workplace resource groups, and advocacy for legal equality, as well as by providing a resource directory, youth blogs, and motivational interviews with LGBT and allied professionals and celebrities through its youth-oriented website, MatthewsPlace.com.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis. With more than 140 crisis centers across the country, their mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone in emotional distress or seeking mental health services.
Out to Innovate Career Summit for LGBT People in STEM is a signature biannual event of National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. The Out to Innovate goal is to provide an educational and supportive environment for career development and enrichment for LGBT students, academics, and career professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.