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GLSEN New York Capital Region Resources

Local LGBTQA+ Youth-Specific Resources

GLSEN-NYCR SHINE Youth Leadership Team (Leadership Team for youth ages 18 & under)

Pride Center of the Capital Region (LGBTQA+ & Trans Programming for youth ages 19 & under)


Local LGBTQA+ Affirming Resources

Albany Damian Center

Alliance for Positive Health

In Our Own Voices 

Hudson Pride Foundation

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center

Project Hope

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood (NEW transgender services)


Suicide/Self-Harm Resources

The Trevor Project

Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386) - it's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
TrevorText - Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT). 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Toll Free Number (24 hours a day): 1-800-273-8255


Trans-Specific Resources

NYSED Guidelines for Supporting Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Students

InterAct Youth

It's Pronounced Metrosexual

Minus 18

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

Trans Youth Family Allies


Other LGBTQA+ Resources

Advocates for Youth 

The Family Acceptance Project


The GSA Network

LGBTQ Task Force



Inclusive-Curriculum in Schools

American Library Association (GLBT Round Table)

Bank Street LGBT Books for Children

GLSEN Inclusive Curriculum

Rainbow Book List

Teaching Tolerance

We Need Diverse Books


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