Resources

Hello Everyone!

Here is a list of resources in Boston for you all, job opportunities, and places to go, hang out, do homework and other activities:

BAGLY:  LGBTQ support group; Meetings every Wednesday 5-9pm, Includes mini-functions like open mic night.

For more information go to,http://www.bagly.org/ , call (617)227-4313, or check out the space at 565 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders): Legal support and advice for LGBTQ individuals. They have great resources on your rights as an LGBTQ student and how to defend them.

For more information go to http://www.glad.org/

HBGC (Hispanic Black Gay Coalition): An organization in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and Latin@ LGBTQ community.

For more information go to http://www.hbgc-boston.org/  , call (617)487-4242, and their office is located 485 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02118

Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of LGBTQ youth): An amazing resource for parents who are having trouble adjusting, or to further support you by joining themselves!

For more information, go to gbpflag.org, or their address 85 River st., Suite 3A- Waltham

MTPC ( Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition): Specialized in trans issues, they focus on educating the public and advocating with government. They feature various events, meetings, and projects.

For more information, go to http://www.masstpc.org/

GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network): A great resource for teachers and students alike. They create their own original research and partner with government and the DESE to make K-12 schools a better place.

For more information, go to http://www.glsen.org/

Fenway Health: Health and medical care for LGBTQ individuals including primary health care, radiology services, and a full service pharmacy.

For more information, go to http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer

AVEN (Asexuality Visibility and Education Network):  An organization that strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.

For more information go to: http://www.asexuality.org/home/contact.html

BRC (Bisexual Resource Center): The BRC is committed to providing support to the Bisexual Community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.

For more info go to: http://www.biresource.net/bisexualyouth.shtml

Empty Closets: A safe online community for LGBTQ people to get advice and support on coming out.

For more information go to: http://www.emptyclosets.com

Amplify: A project of Advocates for Youth: Amplify is a project of Advocates for Youth. Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

For more information go to: http://amplifyyourvoice.org/

Here are some books that can also serve as resources to you:

Beyond Magenta: Transgender teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

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