Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer Issues
Ryan Shook – Student Life Coordinator Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Yuh – Biology Instructor Contact: email@example.com
Learning to be yourself and dealing with other people's perception of you can be hard for anyone. This process can be especially stressful or tough for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). In fact, they can face unique issues when it comes to mental health. The discrimination LGBTQ students may face or the pressure they feel from their family or community can put them at greater risk for emotional health struggles like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicide.
If you or someone you know is struggling with issues related to sexuality [or gender] pressures of not being accepted by family, friends or community, it's important to speak up. By developing strong coping skills, creating a positive social network, and seeking help if needed, LGBTQ students can protect their emotional health during college and beyond.
GLSEN (Gay-Lesbian-Straight Educators Network) Educational issues and support for instructors
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Activism to fight homophobia and support positive depictions of GLBT people in the media.
PFLAG(Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Support for families and advocacy on GLBT issues.
A Minnesota non-profit corporation of differently gendered people dedicated to support, advocacy & education.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association web page. This is an organization which works to fight homophobia in the medical professions and in society. Also provides referrals to LBGT-friendly clinicians.
A site that includes information on places that GLB youth can turn to for information or support, as well as personal coming-out stories. Also provides up-to-date news affecting the GLB community.
California Alliance for Pride and Equality (CAPE) Lobby and advocacy organization news, events, and membership information.
Informative web site maintained by the National Library of Medicine on gay and lesbian health issues.