FOR STUDENTS

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Scholarships and Higher Education

Accredited Colleges Online College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students

OnlineColleges.net Guide for Choosing LGBTQ+ Friendly Colleges – With a focus on emerging trends and developments in online education, OnlineColleges.net has been informing prospective students since 2009. OnlineColleges.net provides free student guides and college search information, along with expert advice from Melissa Venable, PhD, an experienced online instructor and thought leader.

Thurston County Resources for Youth

Stonewall Youth – An organization of youth, activists, and allies that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth to speak for themselves, educate their communities, and support each other.

Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE) – Works to engage homeless and at risk youth and adult allies in the elimination of sexual violence, bias & hate crimes as they contribute to homelessness and as they exist in street culture. “We achieve this though social change work, violence prevention education, and survivor support services including advocacy, therapy and support groups.”

Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.

Capital City Pride – Capital City Pride was founded with the sole purpose of hosting the annual Pride events.

South Sound Q Calendar – Happenings for queer folk in Tacoma and the South Sound.

SafePlace – Support and freedom from violence • Office: (360)786-8754 • Crisis Line: (360)754-6300

Want to Quit Smoking?

QuitDay – “At QuitDay, our mission is to help people add 10 healthy years to their lives. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. Our team strives to inspire people to quit smoking, and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children.”

National Resources – Suicide Prevention

Trevor Project – a national organization that providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 [U.S. CALLS ONLY] – the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Lifeline is a free and confidential service that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7.

TrevorChat – For those needing a safe, non-judgmental place to talk. Available Thursdays and Friday (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.

Youth Guardian Services (YGS) – runs email discussion and support lists for glbtq youth which are run by peers — all youth the same ages as the members on the lists. The lists are YOUTH13-17, YOUTH17-21, YOUTH21-25, the STR8 list (for straight ally and questioning youth), and the LivingColor List (for LGBTQ youth 13-25 who are affected by eating disorders and/or eating issues). They are a wonderful way to have a safe community online.

 

Seattle Resources

Lambert House (activities and support for GLBT youth in Seattle)
Phone: 206-322-2515
Website: www.lamberthouse.org

Queer Youth Space – Seattle
Website: http://sypp.org/category/qys/

Oasis (drop in center for GLBTQ youth ages 14-24 in Pierce County)
Phone: 253-671-2838
Email: oasisyouthcenter@gmail.com
Website: www.oasisyouthcenter.org

Triple Point, Vancouver (support for GLBT youth in Vancouver, WA)
Phone: 360-695-1325
Website: www.chs-wa.org/triplepoint.htm
Email: triple3point@hotmail.com

Triple Point, Walla Walla (support for GLBT youth in Walla Walla, WA)
Phone: 509-529-2130 ext 118
Website: www.chs-wa.org/triplepoint.htm

Vista Youth Center (support for GLBT youth in the Tri Cities, WA)
Phone: 509-369-5198
Website: http://www.vistayouthcenter.org/

Odyssey Youth Center (support for GLBT youth in Spokane, WA)
Phone: (360) 325-3637
Website: www.odysseyyouth.org
Email: odyssey@odysseyyouth.org

Transgender and Gender Resources, Clinics, and Support Groups

Talcott Broadhead, M.S.W. (Specializing in serving transgender, genderqueer, gendernonconforming folks)
Phone: (360) 402-0240
Website: www.talcottbroadhead.com
Email: talcott.broadhead@gmail.com

Gender Alliance of South Sound
Website: www.southsoundgender.com

Ingersoll Gender Center – Seattle
Phone: (206) 329-6651
Website:  http://ingersollcenter.org/

Outside In – Portland
Help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. Leaders in GLBTQ youth.
Website: www.outsidein.org
Phone: 503-223-4121

The Brown Boi Project – Located in Oakland, California
A community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice.
Phone: 510-931-6440
Website: www.brownboiproject.org

Trans Youth Equality Foundation (Education/Advocacy for trans youth and families)
Website: www.transyouthequality.org

Gender Spectrum Lounge
“The Gender Spectrum Lounge is a global online community for gender-expansive teens, their families, and support professionals to connect, collaborate, and find resources.”
Website: www.genderspectrum.org/lounge

Black Transmen Inc
Website: www.blacktransmen.org

Black Transwomen Inc
Website: www.blacktranswomen.org

TrevorSpace – Sign up and join tens of thousands of LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24) and their friends from around the world on Trevor’s secure social networking site

Emergencies/Hotlines/Helplines

Safe Schools Coalition (anti-bullying, anti-harassment and support for GLBT youth)
Phone: 1-888-307-9275
Email: info@safeschoolscoalition.org
Website: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org

Crisis Clinic (serves Thurston and Mason Counties)
Phone: 360-586-2800
Youth Line: 360-586-2777
Website: www.crisis-clinic.org

Foster Care Helpline (for GLBT youth specifically)
Phone: 1-866-LGBTeen

STD Hotline
Phone: 1-800-227-8922

Gay and Lesbian Victim’s Assistance 24 Hour Hotline
Phone: 1-800-259-1536

Trevor Helpline (24 hour suicide hotline for GLBT youth)
Phone: 1-800-850-8078
Website: www.thetrevorproject.org

Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County
Phone: 360-956-1155
Website: www.mediatethurston.org

Safe Place (Resources for Sexual Abuse)
Phone: 360-754-6300

Child Protective Services (Investigates allegations of abuse)
Phone: 1-888-713-6115

National Teen Dating Abuse Helping 24/7
Phone: 1-866-331-9474

National Runaway Switchboard 24/7
Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
Website: www.1800runaway.org

Crisis Text Line – Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.
Text START to 741-741

Know Your Rights

Washington State Public Schools
http://www.k12.wa.us/Equity/ProhibitingDiscrimination.aspx
These are guidelines constitute OSPI’s interpretation of Washington State anti-descrimination law and are provided to support school districts’ understanding of their obligations under these laws. These issues still come up all the time for youth in our community; importantly, pages 28-30 apply specifically to trans youth and schools.

Books

Stonewall Youth has books for you to read. Just come on in and start reading!

  • Kate Bornstein: My Gender Workbook and Gender Outlaw
  • Imogen Binnie: Nevada
  • Loren Cameron: Body Alchemy: Transexual Portraits
  • Leslie Feinberg: Trans Liberation, Transgender Warriors, Stone Butch Blues
  • Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, Sabine Lang, eds.: Two-Spirit People
  • Suzanne J. Kessler: Lessons From The Intersexed
  • Daphne Scholinski with Jane Meredith Adams: The Last Time I Wore A Dress
  • Riki Anne Wilchins: Read My Lips
  • Jamison Green: Becoming a Visible Man
  • Julia Serano: Whipping Girl
  • List of Queer Books: http://www.queerbychoice.com/choicebooks.html
  • List of Transgender Books: http://www.myhusbandbetty.com/transgender-books/

Queer/Trans Friendly Movie and Book Stores

Powells Book Store (Portland, Oregon)
Website: www.powells.com

Half Price Books (Seattle, WA)
Website: www.halfpricebooks.com

Orca Books! (Olympia, Washington)
Website: www.orcabooks.com

Last Word Books (Olympia, Washington)
Website: www.lastwordbooks.org

Rainy Day Records (Olympia, Washington)
Website: www.rainydayolympia.net

Timberland Library
Website: www.trlib.org