Friday, December 30, 2011


IMPORTANT!! National Hotlines
1. Trevor Project- Suicide Prevention 

SUICIDE Helpline- 1-888-488-7386
Mission: 24 hour crisis hotline for GLBTQ youth

Warning Signs:
1.Increased Isolation from family and friends,
2.Alcohol or Drug Use Increases,
3. Expression of negative attitude toward self,Expression of hopelessness or helplessness,
4.Change in Regular Behavior, Loss of interest in usual activities,
5.Giving away valued possessions,
6.Expression of a lack of future orientation (i.e. "It won't matter soon anyway"), 7.Expressing Suicidal Feelings,
8.Signs of Depression,
9. Describes a Specific Plan for Suicide, History of Suicide in the Family,
10.A person who has been extremely depressed in the past may be at an increased risk for suicide if the depression begins to cease, as they may now have the psychological energy to follow through on a suicidal ideation.

Facts About LBGT Youth:
  •           Nine out of 10 LGBT students (86.2%) experienced harassment at school; three-fifths (60.8%) felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation; and about one-third (32.7%) skipped a day of school in the past month because of feeling unsafe (GLSEN National School Climate Survey 2009).
  • ·         LGBT students are three times as likely as non-LGBT students to say that they do not feel safe at school (22% vs. 7%) and 90% of LGBT students (vs. 62% of non-LGBT teens) have been harassed or assaulted during the past year. (GLSEN From Teasing to Torment 2006)

  •          Sexual minority youth, or teens that identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, are bullied two to three times more than heterosexuals. (Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 2010)
  •           Almost all transgender students had been verbally harassed (e.g., called names or threatened in the past year at school because of their sexual orientation (89%) and gender expression (89%) (GLSEN: Harsh Realities, The Experiences of Transgender Youth In Our Nation’s Schools 2009)

  •         LGBT youth in rural communities and those with lower adult educational attainment face particularly hostile school climates (JG, Greytak EA, Diaz EM – Journal of Youth & Adolescence 2009)
  •          Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents are 190 percent more likely to use drugs and alcohol than are heterosexual teens (Marshal MP, Friedman MS, et al – Addiction 2008).
  •          It is estimated that between 20 and 40 percent of all homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (2006 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force: An Epidemic of Homelessness). 

  •           62% of homeless LGB youth will attempt suicide at least once—more than two times as many as their heterosexual peers (Van Leeuwen JMm et al – Child Welfare 2005)
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Phone: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
Mission: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All of our services are free and confidential. We speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues; relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more! We also maintain the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Our database contains information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. We also have information on GLBT-friendly businesses including lawyers, doctors and various counseling professionals.

3. GLBT Youth Talkline

Phone: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
Mission: The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All of our services are free and confidential. Our telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties, and we speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more.

4. CDC Hotlines- Center For Disease Control 

  Phone: CDC Hotline 1-800-232-4636
Email: N/A
Mission: 24 hour free and confidential information on treatment and prevention of HIV, AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases.
(If you feel you have been compromised health wise, please call this # and they will help you) 

Most Schools have some sort of support group for LGBTQ. You are NOT alone! 

N.Y Universities Support/Social
1. NYUThe New York University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center
Phone: (212) 998-4424
Address: Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Sq. South, Suite 602 NY
Mission: The New York University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center creates a welcoming environment for all University students and faculty interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQ issues. Support services, resources, programs, advocacy, training, education and consultation are provided to members of the NYU community. With its services, programs and resources, the NYU LGBTQ Student Center exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

2. The Brooklyn College Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Alliance
Phone: 718.951.5000
Address: Brooklyn College LGBTA, Student Activities Central, 2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210- Our club room is located at 153 W.E.B. (West End Building).
Mission: A club for queer and trans students and our allies.  We aim to increase queer and trans visibility on campus, shake things up, and have fun while doing it.

3. Kingsborough Com. College-  LGBT Alliance
Phone718-265-5343 ext. 5679/5495
Address: 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235-2398
Email: N/A
MissionLGBT Alliance
President: Michael A. Maldonado        Faculty Advisor: Katia Perea and Samantha Sierre

4. Columbia University- Columbia Queer Alliance
Phone: N/A
Address: Office of Multicultural Affairs office in 401 Lerner or at the Intercultural Resource Center located at 552 W.114th Street.
Mission:   Since 1967, the Columbia Queer Alliance is proud to continue its legacy of pioneering activism and social justice, breaking down barriers and fostering strong, engaged communities along the way.  We have continued to stand up, speak out and organize for queer students and their allies by facilitating educational workshops, open forums, speaker series, and social events.  Membership is open to all Columbia students and affiliates.
N.J University Support/Social

1. Brookdale Community College(GSA) (College of Monmouth County) Gay Straight Alliance 
Phone: 732-224-2345, Keith Heimann x2603, Lauren Brutsman x2392
Address: 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738-1543
Meetings: PAC 105 Tuesdays 11:30 am
Email: Keith-, Lauren-
Mission: The purpose of the Brookdale gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, & transgender (GLBT) club is to bring together like-minded individuals & raise awareness on a variety of issues facing the GLBT community today.

2. Monmouth UniversityALI (All Lifestyles Included) 
Phone: 732-923-4739
Address: 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, Student Center, Room 322
Mission: The purpose of All Lifestyles Included is to raise awareness of homosexuality in the community and the Monmouth University campus. The group works towards fostering an environment, which helps people of all sexual orientations to feel comfortable with people from all lifestyles, in an effort to present an understanding Monmouth University campus where no one is made to feel that they have to hide their own sexuality. Meetings are Tuesdays at 4:30pm in Carol Afflito Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Student Center.
3. Rutgers UniversityCenter for Social Justice Education& LGBT Communities
Phone: 848-445-4141
Email: AnnMarie Burg -                                                
Address: Tillett Hall, Room 247, 53 Avenue E Piscataway, NJ 08854                                                Mission: Students graduate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with diverse intellectual and cultural competencies distinguished by character and integrity with a vision for leadership in the service of humanity.
Phone: 609-448-8243
Address: P.O. Box 261, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520
Mission: The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that every member of every school community is respected and valued, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. We welcome all who share this philosophy.

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