Safe Places for Gay Students


A group participates in a "lie-in" near the Student Center at Rutgers University, in support of safe places for gay students. (Erin Vanderbeg/AP)

Thank you to Marie C. Hansen, NYPL Librarian (Jefferson Market Library) for her post Gay Teen Suicide: Resources for LGBTQ Teens, Their Families, & Friends! In light of the tragic pattern of young people committing suicide because of repeating bullying about their sexual orientation Marie reminds her readers that the New York Public Library is a place where all people, of all genders and sexual orientations, are welcomed. Among the resources recommended:

Trevor Project : 24/7 crisis hotline for LGBTQ youth

It Gets Better Project: Wisdom from LGBTQ Adults to LGBTQ Teens  

Additional resources:

Im From Driftwood: True LGBT stories from all over the world   
Embodiment: A portrait of Queer life in America


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