Resources for Youth

Thurston County Resources

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

Resources OUTSIDE of Thurston County

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.

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.

Lambert House (activities and support for GLBT youth in Seattle)
Phone: 206-322-2515

Queer Youth Space – Seattle

Oasis (drop in center for GLBTQ youth ages 14-24 in Pierce County)
Phone: 253-671-2838

Triple Point, Vancouver (support for GLBT youth in Vancouver, WA)
Phone: 360-695-1325
Website: Triple Point

Triple Point, Walla Walla (support for GLBT youth in Walla Walla, WA)
Phone: 509-529-2130 ext 118
Website: Triple Point

Vista Youth Center (support for GLBT youth in the Tri Cities, WA)
Phone: 509-369-5198

Odyssey Youth Center (support for GLBT youth in Spokane, WA)
Phone: (360) 325-3637

Transgender and Gender Resources, Clinics, and Support Groups

TransYouth-TransFamilies (psychotherapy for gender variant youth and their families)
Keylee Marineau, MA
Phone: (360) 464-7636

Outside In – Portland
Help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. Leaders in GLBTQ youth.
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


Safe Schools Coalition (anti-bullying, anti-harassment and support for GLBT youth)
Phone: 1-888-307-9275

Crisis Clinic (serves Thurston and Mason Counties)
Phone: 360-586-2800
Youth Line: 360-586-2777

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

Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County
Phone: 360-956-1155

Know Your Rights

Washington State Public Schools
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.


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

  • Kate Bornstein: My Gender Workbook and Gender Outlaw
  • Patrick Califia-Rice: Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism
  • 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:
  • List of Transgender Books:

Queer/Trans Friendly Movie and Book Stores

Powells Book Store (Portland, Oregon)

Half Price Books (Seattle, WA)

Orca Books! (Olympia, Washington)

Last Word Books (Olympia, Washington)

Rainy Day Records (Olympia, Washington)

Timberland Library