LGBTQ and questioning youth are disproportionately represented in some pretty troubling areas, like homelessness, bullying, and suicide, to name a few. Groups and organizations that serve LGBTQ youth and provide a welcoming, safe space are critical resources in our community. If you’re interested in making a difference, reach out to one of the many queer youth groups across our state.
With all the obstacles facing LGBTQ youth today, it’s also important to remember that youth have their own voices and can speak for themselves. It is the job of adults to simply listen and learn and respond. So talk to an LGBTQ young person. Hear their story. Help them make a difference in their own lives, for the betterment of our communities and our future.
If you are a youth in crisis and need help click here.
Passages (Kansas City)
EQUAL (Kansas City)
Growing American Youth (St. Louis)
Find a Gay-Straight Alliance
Queer Youths’ Stories
Report on Homeless Epidemic
Growing Up LGBT in America
The SPOT (St. Louis)
Rainbow House (Columbia)
Free Youth Services (Kansas City)
Synergy Services & Street Outreach (Kansas City)
Pathways @ Osanam (Kansas City)
Boys & Girls Town (Springfield)
KUTO (St. Louis)
Covenant House (St. Louis)