If you are questioning or struggling with your sexuality and/or gender, we at ‘embrace the rainbow’ strongly encourage you to access the wide range of resources and support networks available to you. Some of these are listed below for your information.
Please reach out to them.
GLBTQQ support in the US:
The Trevor Project – a 24/7 anonymous counselling service for young people 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).
The It Gets Better Project – an online video project for showing GLBTQQ youth that there is hope.
GLSEN – the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
National Center for Transgender Equality – a group dedicated to advancing equality for transgender people.
The GLBT National Help Centre – providing confidential phone and internet support and counselling for both young people and adults.
PFLAG – a support group for the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
GLBTQQ support in Australia:
Lifeline – a 24 hr telephone crisis support 13 11 14.
Kid’s Helpline – a 24 hr telephone counselling service for 5 to 25 years olds 1800 55 1800.
Reach Out Australia – a 24/7 anonymous web-based service for young people.
Twenty10 – a space for the support of young people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and friends.
Listing of Support Groups from the Pink Pages Australia.
A list of international resources can be found at the Safe Reading Zone.
‘embrace the window’ sees this thread as an opportunity to share information. We encourage you to comment with any suggestions you might have for those seeking safe spaces.